Gameforge Removes Rifting Buff on Old Servers PvP gogogo!
Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:26 AM
In a recent patch, Gameforge chose to remove all rifting buffs from older servers (i.e. not Nexus and Aunhart) until Tuesday the 27th of March (27/3/2012). This will allow characters to hold twink wars and just enjoy the old rifting mechanics that they remember. As the servers the buff is removed on are older, it also means that level 55 characters can and probably will get involved in the fun on their own home turf.
So is this a good idea or bad idea? Only time will tell. Give us your opinions.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:48 AM
It's like saying "hey we got a great pvp in this game but you have to grind for weeks to get to 50+ first then sqeeze on a small area".
Great choice and I understand the buffs not being removed on new servers but I hope they'll change that soon as well.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:00 AM
generally speaking i find the whole concept of aion's rfting to be silly int eh first place for various reasons, the most obvious of which is world pvp in hard faction games is more interesting and natural when both factions/etc share the same grind/quest areas -
where as with rifting the barrier to entry is higher + the kisk mecahnic + no point to quest/level normally in enemy zone so when youa re rifting you are going to focus entirely on ganking full time for hours on end and be more hesitant to risk getting sent back to your own zone again due the high entry barriers.
not saying that the anti ganking buffs make it good or anything, just that the whole thing is fundamentally flawed and not conducive to decent fun interesting world pvp/traditional mmo pvp.
similar issues with abyss imho as well. people either go there to grind or or to focus entirely on ganking, + the questing areas tend to be sperated by faction so you'r enot merely fighting over grind areas but essentialyl pure roaming or pure getting ganked every 2 minutes.
though ofc with abyss on "mature" servers what we've seen is when peopel show up to roam everyone stops going to the abyss to grind, then the gankers get bored of an empty abyss and leave, then teh grinders come back for safe grinding.
utlimately it felt forced to me personally, wether it was riftng or abyss.
nevermind that the reasons the buffs were put in place in teh first place was because of the fulltime 24/7 anonymous AP farming with 25-35 twinks with full gold/ap gear +10 or +15 that were untouchable even by the few 50s that cared to show up to defend those zones, and if they couldn't win against 50s who did show up they'd jus tlog out and come back at another time.
and that's really the kidn of thing that is going to happen in such a system.
nto to freak out ove ra single weekeend of it or anything.
and to be clear here - u nyerking loved getting ganked in games where it's possibel to fight back and win against gankers...
keeping in mind that aion's class balance is complete nyerk before 42-50 in ways that make it look hafl decent after those points.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:43 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:45 AM
Anyway GF told us they are working with the developers on a more permanent solution... I'm curious to see what it will be.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:42 PM
They should perma turn off the stupid buffs. Thing is that Ncsoft allowed for some ubber twinks to be created due to the fails in compensating for other mistakes along the way. I can still remember a ganking legion made of twinks only in eltnen that wouldn t let anyone lvl. But then again...its the way it was made to be ... fight to survive...
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:47 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:17 AM
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