xTim wrote:the part you didn't mention is the only person from that group that got the brace was no other than you
I did mention that, right at the top. And I was not the only one.. Even if I were the only one to get the brace, my argument stands.
Jake wrote:I know I and a few others all got ours after roughly 20-30 hours.
I don't know why you're talking about comparisons with Gele braces.
Its almost as if you missed these parts:
Jake wrote:I agree.. the initial item, in its entirety, was not implemented correctly and *had* to be changed.
However, the change should have been to the stats of the item, a change that would affect the entire player base equally. To change the drop date of the item, AFTER it had already been obtained by players, is totally despicable in my eyes.
Terrible game design by the devs to make this item better than anything you could get from other endgame content.
I never made any argument that the original design was good.
In fact, my argument is totally the opposite.
The initial design, of the best brace in the game being such a common drop, was totally terrible game design and had to be changed.
But I think you missed the point of my post:
The apostate represented the introduction of valuable solo content to the game.
The change which was made to the drop rate totally devalued this solo content, was unfair to the entire playerbase, and was unethical.
The change should have been to the stats of the item, to balance it with the other endgame items, as this change would affect the playerbase equally and would maintain the integrity of the solo content.
xTim wrote:We wanted the rate to be nerfed
A player and their clan can spend years killing Gele and never get a godly drop, but somebody could go get this brace in 50 hours. You think thats unfair - you're totally right, it is unfair.
Now here is the flip side of that.
The top players of the game get a few of these bracelets, and after they get them, convince the developers to nerf the drop rates. Don't you think thats equally unfair?
It doesn't matter *why* you wanted the rate to be nerfed. The point is, you wanted it, and for some reason, the developers listened.
By changing the drop rate, the solo content update is devalued and the whole player base, outside of the 50 people in this group chat, are told to eat unfathomable.
The developers should have actually done their job, and done proper design to balance this item against the other endgame items in the game. Instead, they took the easy way out and listened to those vocal minority, and changed a drop rate. And because of that action, there is once again no valuable solo content in the game, and players are left wasting their time trying to get an item that will never come.
xTim wrote:You will once again only listen to reply
What do you mean 'once again'?
I've never spoken to you before, I've no idea who you are.