- to buy high lvl Abyss-armor and weapons. a high-end gear.
- to buy good potions (abyss-potions - same as elixirs from L2 - instant heal of big amount of hp/mp with long cooldown)
- and main thing - Abyss ranks. Which provide characters with powerfull skills. As devs said, a top ranked player becomes some kind of raid boss, a hero who can slay alone a full party (the words of Ken Choi).
- AP consumed not only by buying something they also get lower after you are defeated by a character of an opposite race
As the result of all these things it looks that getting high pvp ranks is a very difficult goal, but also a very attractive goal. Everyone wants to pwn and every serious pvp guild wants to have strong characters as their members as soon as possible. Aion is a pvp focused game A la guerre comme a la guerre (fr).
And now I'll write here the ideas of AP rank farming which appeared at russian Aion forums long time ago since we got first information about Abyss-rank system.
So a single person wants to get a high ranked character in a very short time. He buys a second account, levels there a character of an opposite race and then rez-kills him every day in a safe place in the Abyss. A pvp guild wants to get many top-ranked members. What shall they do? lol They'll buy boxes for a full party of AP donors and rape them till they get bored. Lost many AP at the siege? Oh no problem, dude, go and rez-kill that bot. :D
You know guys I'm not happy with these opportunities. But if the game have this opportunity in terms of high importance of AP and Abyss ranks it'll be used.
Now I'd liked to read your opinion. And especially I'd liked to see the answers from community coordinators (if they have any) about how they are going to prevent such things and did they even think about it?
This post has been edited by ILLUSIA: 17 November 2008 - 10:51 PM