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  1. johnby89 added a post in a topic To people who claim that nobody will be abusing the p2w mechanic   

    Oh look, it's the resident forum troll. Tell me this, if the purpose isn't for people to make silver, then why have this mechanic in the first place? Surely we could just craft the costumes or they could just give it to us in give directly.
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  2. johnby89 added a post in a topic Cost to p2w for full TET boss armor + kzarka/nouver/dandilion   

    True there's luck involved but the night vendor reduces a lot of it. Can't find the original post but someone else spent something like 50k energy on the night vendor and found that each type of kzarka weapon and boss armor had around a 1% chance of being rolled each time. So on average you're rolling 100 times to get a specific piece of boss gear, that's 150m in energy pots which is like $40 now.
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  3. johnby89 added a post in a topic To people who claim that nobody will be abusing the p2w mechanic   

    The purpose of my original post was to show that are in fact there are plenty of people willing to spend massive amounts of silver on costumes. Transactions need a buyer and a seller, and 10,000 transactions have gone through just in that screenshot alone.
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  4. johnby89 added a post in a topic To people who claim that nobody will be abusing the p2w mechanic   

    If you can't see how having 2bn silver a month gives someone a huge advantage in gearing in this game, that's your personal problem.
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  5. johnby89 added a post in a topic What are the new pay to win items????   

    1. Do you really think this patch is there for any reason other than to let players p2w by selling costumes for large amounts? Because there are obviously a million better ways to let people acquire costumes in-game if that was their true reason.
    2. You can buy energy through the marketplace using silver which you can now buy through the cash shop.
    3. Every end-game boss gear can be bought though the night vendor.
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  6. johnby89 added a post in a topic Cost to p2w for full TET boss armor + kzarka/nouver/dandilion   

     

    This. TRI boss armor is 500m on the marketplace, cheaper of course if you do it yourself. But even if you buy it yourself that means you can use the cash shop now to get one TRI piece a week, get full TRI boss armor in a month for $600.
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  7. johnby89 added a post in a topic What are the new pay to win items????   

    If you're too dumb to figure out how to use the night vendor and buy stones/frags off the marketplace, that's a personal problem. But smarter people will be able to figure out how to p2w.
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  8. johnby89 added a topic in General   

    To people who claim that nobody will be abusing the p2w mechanic

    This is someone's screenshot of just a fraction of the costume marketplace transactions that have occurred on the Korean server. On this screenshot alone, you can see that roughly 10,000 items have been sold for 100m silver each. That comes out to one TRILLION silver. At KR prices it's also about $500,000 in real money spent.
    And again, this is just a fraction of the total costumes transacted.
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  9. johnby89 added a post in a topic [Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items   


    This screenshot alone has $500.000 worth of transactions (roughly 1 TRILLION silver) and it's only a fraction of the costumes that have been sold in KR. Of course people are exploiting this mechanic in other regions, in fact I would bet it's PA's #1 source of income.
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  10. johnby89 added a post in a topic [Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items   

    They didn't post a video and it's not the point anyways, it's that the game has already lost most its players.
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  11. johnby89 added a post in a topic [Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items   


     
    Not my picture but here's someone standing in a spot where you used to be able to see 20, 30 players minimum just 2 months ago. +16-20 killed off at least half the playerbase already, value pack and this p2w change will kill off half of the already small remaining population.
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  12. johnby89 added a post in a topic [Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items   

    Literally the busiest area of the game and you found... six people
    Go to the Velia docks and take a screenshot. There was a time when there would be literally 30+ people standing there.
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  13. johnby89 added a post in a topic [Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items   

    Literally the busiest area of the game and you found... six people
    Go to the Velia docks and take a screenshot. There was a time when there would be literally 30+ people standing there.
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  14. johnby89 added a post in a topic since we're getting p2w (and they're getting a lot of money) does that mean we'll finally get better servers?   

    I heard they merged the Korean servers less than half a year after release so that'll be the fate of BDO NA/EU. Game was already half depopulated before this change now you're not even going to be able to sc----- together enough players for node wars.
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  15. johnby89 added a post in a topic Anti-P2W is NOT just about the money   

    Don't bother arguing with Seinfeld or Kramer.. it is some low IQ troll
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