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Level 250 OP - Thoughts for Balance

Good day Atys, there is something that has been bothering me for quite sometime now and a byproduct of that has led me to this. Over the past several weeks, there have been a few guilds that asked me if I wanted to join their guilds and my response was; does your guild-leader (or in the 1 case it was the guild-leader himself) have any Lvl 250 crafting skills in weapons/armor/jewels. Answer. No. I then asked if they have any boss hunters. Again, answer no. But then the one guild told me that they have 3 OP’s and 1 is Lvl 250. I see no value in joining a guild, where I am the highest crafter and the main boss hunter because that sounds like a lazy guild which then would have to pay me a monthly salary for my service.

Now, this guild-leader just stands around Pry and I do not understand why a guild-leader is incapable of providing for his guild. Yes, there are crafters who are always willing to help, but if you own OP’s and especially, Lvl 250 OP, then take pride and be able to craft that level.

This turns me to the main purpose of why I am posting this and that is I have a thought about re-balancing, harder to obtain Lvl 250 OP’s and drills as well as a grace-period in-between when a new drill is dropped and when that OP can be declared upon.

To start, I think that the in-balance of OP’s have reduced the real desire for the OP itself. Over the past several weeks and months, there have only been a few OP wars and they have been conducted by the same 2 or 3 guilds and I believe that it is not because of a numbers game but the simple fact that Role-Play has been taken to the extreme and no cooperation to have any larger guilds, which in-turn (just my opinion) has reduced the quality of game-play that we did not have nor experience prior to the Atys server merger. Now, my idea is on January 1st, 2019 all Lvl 250 be dissolved and the following outline could be implemented.

Let me start with the war declaration requirement first. If any guild wants to declare war upon an OP, the Guild-leader himself must have at least 1 craft master in each for Weapons/Armor/Jewels and Forage so that he can provide for his guild. Also, the guild should have a minimum existence of 6 months and have again the minimum of 6 P2P toons and not just 1 or 2 with 25 F2P alts. Any guild-leader or HO who is recruiting for sheer numbers and does not have the ability to help train their members as well as provide gear, should be ashamed of themselves and take the time to develop their own skills first.

With regards to the declaration cost and drill grace-period, here are my thoughts, which once you read, you will think that I am crazy but if you seriously think about it, it does make sense. Lvl 250 OP war declaration cost should increase to 32M dappers, this will make some toons think twice and possibly encourage smaller guilds to merge and create a real sense of balance (or at the very least, a start to). Also, the cost of the drill should increase to 64M dappers for x1 speed and 128M dappers for x2 speed and if the dev-team is feeling generous, give us x4 speed for 512M dappers. I believe that by doing this, guilds will also have to take seriously the value of the OP Mat itself and possibly, as I previously mentioned, create larger guilds because the cost alone will require team-work. The grace period should be at least 90 days from the time the drill is dropped, this way, the guild can enjoy some of the benefits for all the dappers spent.

I know that there will be major blow-back and that it will come from the current owners who think and believe that it is their God-given birthright to own all of Atys and gather their troops only when an OP is about to take place because let us be honest, most of them only come out when there is an OP war and do not play all that often. I understand that real life comes first, it does for me, but I still manage to log-in for 30 minutes at least once-per-day to take advantage of my paid account.

I leave you with this parting-shot: Persuade me or prove to me that I am mistaken in thought or deed, and I will gladly change-for it is the truth I seek, and the truth never harmed anyone. Harm comes from persisting in error and clinging to ignorance.

Thank you and Godspeed…

Zatarga - Atys Bedouin
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