I know there are a lot of items in the Pearl Shop to date. But have you ever thought of an item that would provide convenience or a new outfit that can be added to the Pearl Shop? Please share your thoughts below.
What I have in mind right now:
- Get rid of gameplay affecting items from pearl shop (pets, elion's tear, artisan memory, etc). Those things should be purchasable only in-game, maybe through NPC just like cron stone, using silvers and/or loyalty points. So, the P2W mechanics will be very minimum.
- Get rid of equipment tailoring coupon. Outfit that we got in-game should not be paywalled to be a true outfit. Players will have more fun pursuing this outfit crafting and fashion. Outfits in pearl shop are still far better looking though, so people will always want to buy those anyway.
- You can keep boosters in pearl shop(exp, skill, item collection)
- Premium weapon skins in pearl shop. Not from outfit bundle, but just weapon skins. And they should be really epic... like super mega epic...
- Pet skins and accessories. We want our pets to look good, right?
- Outfits, accessories, skins for fairy. Even this little thing needs some fashion.
These are very good ideas Lucia. But I think it's ok for pets to stay in Pearl shop since technically, they only pick up items for you.
Removal of Tailoring Coupon - Agree
Boosters - Agree
Premium Weapons - Agree
Skins for Everything - Agree
I personally would like to have a Pearl Shop that is purely for convenience and cosmetics. I hope they remove the dissolving of costumes into Cron Stones, since I think that is the most pay to win aspect (people with the most real money can mass purchase these for upgrades). Pets on the other hand, even if people buy all of them, they can still only have 5 max T4 pets out at a time.
But there's pets breeding mechanics. I've heard someone spend hundreds of dollars just for pets breeding. It's part of gameplay and it's actually fun but not fun at the same time because of paywall. That's why pets should be in-game only. Like horse, we can catch or buy one with silver.
Hi Prawi, I guess what I'm trying to say is even if people with a lot of real money buy thousands of pets it won't make them stronger than they already are since there is a limit as to how many pets you can have out at a time, and a max tier of T4. Am I right to assume, that what you're suggesting is that pets should be bought with in-game currency (silver) instead of pearls so everyone can have them?
I think the pet system is a convenience/luxury since if you do not wish to spend money (Pearls), you can pick up the items manually (not like you cannot loot items without pets). Also, there are free pets available in-game. So far (I've been playing since Dec 2018) I've gotten 2 Pet Kuku and 3 free pets from the quest (1 bird, 1 dog, 1 cat). These are already 5 pets (max number you can have out) for free.
I'm more concerned with Costume dissolving to Cron Stones because this is not regulated (correct me if it is).
Appreciate your suggestions/ideas! Keep them coming.
If pets stay in pearl shop, they should be already T4. So people won't have to spend hundreds of dollars to breed them, and they can spend more pearls to buy skins or accessories. It's just predatory practice right now with all the RNG stuff in the breeding mechanics. But T1 pets should be purchaseable in game with silver through NPC or something(not central market). Or maybe we can catch one just like horse. Mini garmoth is the best example of how pets are integrated in the game naturally... oh man I want that one.
And I agree about the cron stones from outfits. I've said this before in another topic, people with a lot of money will get more benefits than people with time in this game. It should be the other way around. We who play a lot and keep the game alive should be rewarded with more benefits. That's how video game should be. Not with the power of money, but the power of time and dedication.
Auraenys, that's a shocking opinion from a Supporter. Do you play the game? "Pets are a luxury and if we can't buy them, we can manually loot"? To do what? Make 10 million an hour grinding because you have to stop and pick everything up yourself? It's like you have no idea what the game requires.
Pets are 100% a necessity, at least a full set of T1s. The game giving out three free pets is a great new addition that was absolutely necessary from the start and to pretend that manual looting is a viable option is, and I'm not at all sorry to say; one of the dumbest things you could possibly suggest.
What PrawiLucia is saying is that when you buy pets from the Pearl Shop, they're T1. You can't smash two to together to absolutely get a T3/T4. It's gambling to improve your pet. T4s are vastly better than T1s/T2s and this has been proven in many tests. The newer pet system is so much better than what it used to be (SO MUCH better), but it shouldn't involve RNG at all. This is basically gambling with real money and is absolutely predatory.
Auraenys, being a Supporter should mean that you're on our side. You shouldn't turn a blind eye to PA's shitty strategies just because they give you free stuff. You're still a player and you're supposed to be a voice for us. I'm really disappointed in how you view this topic.