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Posts posted by XOliviaX-DN

  1. "The gems, fighting spirit fragments, and guiding stones are an extremely effective bottleneck to keep people from hitting max gear too fast"

    This is the issue right here.  The problem is that the bottleneck is only really stopping players who started up from Ancient.  If you had a set of purple +15 this doesn't really stop you.  If you had a red set from the start this doesn't stop you.  All it does is lets those that have enchanted gear from day one stay ahead of anyone who didn't have it.  

    Like I said I'm in +5-7 purple gear and cannot even scratch someone in red (even not enchanted) let alone someone in +15 red.  I don't mind the difference between the gear sets or that it takes playing and time to get there but currently I plan, farm, save and I make 5-10 purple stones and I'm the same or further behind than if I hadn't enchanted at all.  Frustrating.  Also, I can't imagine what a new player feels who has never played lol.  They must play for a bit enjoy the game and then go forget this....

  2. Hey just to give my 2 cents.  I am in all purple currently and sitting at all pieces from 5-7 enchantment.  The fact I need to farm to get mats to get fragments to make stones is holding me and many people back.  What would be the harm in making it so each week you do your camps and then you can craft legendaries or ultimates without the use of fragments.  Each week i find my self working hard to get fragments/mats to get like 5-10 purples stones and then have them fail and end up in the same spot (if I am lucky) sometimes I will be lower than I started.  

    A few things could be done...

    1. make fragments not needed to craft pvp enchant stones

    2. make purple stones much easier to get (make the daily camps give option of purple or red at this point)

    3. make the lower levels on armor from 1-10 count more than making 14-15 count more than all the other levels combined.  make it even across all the enchants same bonus each time not like 1-2 points for low enchant level and like 100 for a high one.

    4. make instances drop ancient and purple pvp stones

    5. hell make pvp stones a world drop and sellable

    6. craft spirit frags?

    7. make it 5 ancient for purple and keep frags, make it 3 purples for ultimate

  3. Hi,

    Can anyone give advice on using an old weapon (socketed +6 precision) for pvp as a main-hand weapon in this patch?

    I have heard some people use it but they have highly enchanted +25-30 weapons.  Mine has no enchant at all currently.

    Is there a rule of thumb to use?  I am using pvp dagger (old) and ancient pvp sword.  I like this for the crit/attack speed it gives also because I don't have an ancient transform yet with attack speed.

    Any help would be appreciated....


    Second quick questions what is a good manastone to socket if I am not rich?  Should I socket accuracy in my pve set so I can do higher level zones?

    What should I socket in pvp set? seems useless unless you have a red set (maybe purple).

  4. Sadly if they made many of the changes that players are suggesting and made money on micro transactions rather than huge prices for virtual items they would make tons of money.  I know personally I would probably spend more if items were cheaper and had a reasonable return (like actually worked instead of huge range).  Also if they had a ton more variety of skins and home items.  Honestly it would be EASY to make tons more cash through the game/platform they have already BUT they are just not doing it....

  5. It FEELS like the rates are lower than what has been posted.  I'm not sure if that means it IS lower or not.

    I attempted to enchant my ancient chest piece from 14-15 and failed 3 times with a purple stone which if I remember has a 68% chance of working.  Ok so that still leaves 32% chance to fail which is still pretty high.  I made a few purples with the boronerk gems and ended up getting a red stone.  I waited for my next piece to get to 14 with ancients and popped the red stone.  It worked.  Honestly I shouldn't have to use a red stone on ancient gear.  I shouldn't even have to use a purple stone on ancient gear.  It stinks because people are and were running around in red gear practically from the day the patch came out and the people in ancient gear are STILL having a hard time enchanting up gear.  I thought that would change with the updated rates but while it has helped a little....not as much as I thought it would.

    I tried enchanting shoulders last night from 14-15 with a purple stone and failed again.  So far out of 5 attempts with purple stones they have all failed.  I could be unlucky but it FEELS like the rates are not correct with what we have been lead to believe.

    I enchanted my rangers bow to 15 with only ancients.  I don't know the deal.

    Getting there slowly it seems.  Currently I have weapon purple +5, chest piece purple +5 and boots purple +5.  That is all.

    Lastly ffs make bundles in dredge and IDL give purple stones not lame yellow stones.

    Still there must be more ways to get purple stones and more ways to make Kinah....

  6. It would be cool if all transformation potions dropped open world not just the low level ones (can leave ultimate one out or even legendary ones out).  They are after all only 5 minutes.  It would give more incentive to be out on the map grinding as well.  I miss when grinding on the old maps and you would get a purple wings or piece of armor...you felt rewarded for your time.


  7. Hey,

    Am I in the same boat as other people?  I have run so many instances and still have not been lucky enough to get even one legendary box.

    I did not go the route of saving 3 gold bars per day and in hind sight maybe I should have (even thought that is not even a guarantee - nothing in Aion ever is ha)  3 per day would take me 7 weeks to even have a chance at one.  What is it about 4mil per day?

    Just wait until the event?  It just seems odd to make it so hard for new players or players who did not have 1k gold bars already.  Why make it so some players have purple and red gear and all devanion skills and others are not even able to get them for a year.  Makes no sense and makes people quit.  They should make it a little easier.  I'm not asking for handouts or on the BCM just a little more of a chance to get even one.  Give us the feeling of making some progress :)



  8. Hey,

    I love the new changes with the enchanting!  I have had some better luck getting a few pieces up to 15 and getting beyond 10 on my other pieces of ancient gear.  

    My problem now is that I am running out of kinah so fast because I need, transformations, new stones in sand shop (5million daily to reach the cap), shards, paying kinah while I am enchanting.  Even if I am out grinding I can only seem to make 3-5million per time and then paying a crazy amount still to list things.

    I don't suppose there are other ideas for kinah?  I have tried many and looked up videos etc

    On another note getting the fighters marks is just de pvp gear?  I can't seem to get those because of kinah problem.  I guess I could craft them?  What do people generally do to get the fighters marks?  craft then de?

  9. I have been doing most of my instances from the time this patch dropped and I can still not get a legendary box.  I only have the ancient one on my main and none on my alts.

    I have even been soloing bos for the shugo and have gotten 0 shugos (do I need to repeat that number.....0)

    I don't quite understand the business model Aion is running.  

    Lets sell things for stoopid amounts of money and HOPE people buy them.  Lets have 5 bad skins available in the store.  These are virtual items people!  Put tons of skins that are good for good prices and they will sell.

    Put the price down and makes tons O cash from micro transactions duh.  I would spend a ton more (than $0 currently) if the prices were lower.  Example: put ancient pve stones on store (if they don't want pvp stones thats fine they currently fail anyway) at 50cents each.  People would buy tons.  Instead they put purple stones up for 2k coins?! wtf.   Yeah I think ill buy 10 purple pve stones and have them fail.  There goes my $20 bucks.

  10. Ok here is my dilemma (and I'm sure many other classes have the same problem with the state of the game).

    I am working on my pvp gear set.  I have all the pieces and have them enchanted to 8-13 for all the pieces.

    As we all know the rates are abysmal.  I tried to enchant all my gear that were all 9's and they all I repeat ALL went back to 8.

    So my question is should I be trying to make/buy Legendary Masterwork pieces in the meantime?

    Should I work on weapon only first? Is upgrading to a Masterwork Legendary staff going to really help me a great deal?

    Sadly kinah is not easy to get and getting items to proc from crafting is a joke so it seems lame to just say with full ancient not being able to do any damage to anyone (unless they are under geared).

    Is a full set of Legendary masterwork gear way better than the ancient pvp gear?  It seems to have pretty good stats.

    Lastly my accuracy even with buffs sits around 8k.  This seems low to me but other than socket accuracy 60 stones at 3-5million a pop I can't see how to raise accuracy to a place where I am not doing base damage?  Any ideas?  Maybe the Masterwork stuff because it seems to have a lot more accuracy?

    Thought I would check this out before I quit.




  11. I spent hours looking for the Shugo yesterday and found 1!!  Then I tried killing it and when it was almost dead it despawned.  I remember seeing posts about hey we can get 180 gems per day blah blah.  The average player is not going to get anything at all from this event (specially the new or returning players).  I'm in full ancient pvp and pve gear and I couldnt dps the shugo down fast enough.  Even my stun didn't go through.  Not to mention when you are out looking for shugos you get zergd.  Literally the worst event I have seen in the history of Aion.  No gems you can buy daily for 1 coin, long spawn times on shugos, not very many shugos, rewards are crap.  I would be surprised if anyone got the quests done daily and had enough for the 1 pvp stone each week.  So bad....all I can do is shake my head.

    Lastly I was going to purchase another prestige pass for this event then after logging in for 3 hours and playing I decided not to because it was not going to help at all.  Maybe at the end of the week for my $20 I could buy 3-6 potions.  At first I thought it was transformation contracts ancient and legendary for 200 and 300 gems.  I thought damn this event is going to be great.  Then I looked again and it said potions which last 5 mins.  NCfail.  Those 2 people they have left are going to be out of a job soon.

  12. I tried enchanting my  +8 ancient boots yesterday with 27 stones and went to +6 by the end of my stones.

    I'm not quite sure why they want these rates?  To hold players back who are just starting and didn't get compensation gear?  What is the reasoning do you think?  You can't buy these stones so it's not like they are getting money by people buying more.  

    I guess buying the Ultimate Red gear is the only option or crafting it.  Seems expensive to craft it so new or returning players are screwed again because they don't have the cash.  The prices of the stones went so low with bots now you might be able to craft stuff but can't really make any reliable kinah.

    I guess we are expected to just wait until 6.5?  Sadly there are many who won't wait and there will be less and less people playing what was and can still be a great game.


  13. Hey,

    I think stats should be tunable on ancient and legendary pvp gear.  Why not?  

    It would help out those newer players or players who did not get exchange gear and close the gap (only a tiny bit)

    The difference between red and purple/yellow is huge not only in the stats themselves but in the fact that you can tune them as well. 

    Any thoughts?


  14. enchanting should really be easish for ancient, medium for legendary and hard for ultimate.  Same with getting the stones for each level.

    Ancient stones are relatively easy to get as it is.  Make blues and reds a little easier to get with more ways etc.

    So far I'm having fun.  I have a full set of ancient...working on enchanting that up etc.  As always in Aion there are people with better gear than you and people with worse gear.  So in pvp I win some and lose some but thats just how it is.  Don't make it to easy to get ultimate and enchant it or we in a mess.  No content and tons of people in ultimate red fully enchanted with nothing to do = boring dead game where people log off.

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