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  • I would like to think it's not the graphics which drove people away from the game in droves as much as the antiquated subscription model, poor F2P offerings, and somewhat dubious game changes over the years. TBH i think the new graphics would dri…
  • I'de come back to go for RR13 but... - Half of the population are bots - The reason I quit wasn't ever addressed or improved upon despite being VERY low hanging fruit. - [removed] I'm not sure what happened after 2007 because I quit around 2005…
    in Population Comment by Shieldla June 6
  • The bottomless nereid potion is from various events where they give gifts away. Whether or not it improves one's QoL is debatable. It can some times be a bottomless PITA that's not there when you need it. The Recharger is a great QOL item. You…
  • They could possibly open a new server without completely obliterating the current population if they made it seasonal and dumped into Ywaine at the end of each season. Basically: - Get 1x Seasonal Server. Each season can have different ruleset…
  • If they never plan on fixing their subscription model to something post 1999: For EC Accounts: - Class unlock tokens - RP Cap Increase tokens past rr 7 - Extra Tradeskill token - Sub restricted Items (Pendragon bracer, tournament Ring) -…
  • That's actually quite cute. I'll give a good job for that one. No rain for the parade this time.
  • When you log in, you can find your old characters under the archived servers dropdown (think it's near the bottom). You have to log into those servers and /freexfer them to Ywain. You do not need to subscribe, but all your characters will be as wo…
  • I understand. I think everybody should be playing here rightfully. It's just too bad things are what they are. The best chance live is going to get to regain significant people will be around August-November. Live really needs to gain a lot of…
  • I think they need to scale the Buggane potion in the opposite direction and increase the % past RR4 rather than decrease it. I do not think there are enough players left to justify messing with the Dopps or even reducing them to pre-event levels.…
  • puter wrote: » As it stands, Broadsword does not have the creative freedom nor the resources to bring Live out of the dark ages. EA is not known to release or sell IPs of games they acquire. Therefore, the current status quo is likely to persist u…
  • Brut wrote: » If broadsword or ea had any brains they would licence the place that should not be named and allow them to develop and take the game forward Pretty much this. There's a clear gap in development capability which becomes obvious …
  • Sorry for the bad news but this is a pay to 2 win game.
  • Yah you can play here with like 30 people in each realm, or < you know where > where's there's multiple keep raids going on with 100+ attackers at each keep. Most of the people you play with here are the same group just realm hopping to follo…
  • Buff bots are incredibly toxic to the game and always have been. This change should have went in 22-23 years ago. On Alb half the population is usually afk bots in the relic town. This should not be, and its kind of disgusting. It is amazing…
  • There's enough PVE -> RPs to advance your character over 100k rps every night. It actually works better and gets easier as the population drops. Adding more isn't really opening up any new advancement paths. Also, you're still losing vs the RR…
  • I don't think the population issues are fixable. The future of DAOC sadly isn't with the official servers anymore IMO. Dopples and PVE monsters that give RP are a bandaid that's letting people advance characters due to the lack of opponents they…
  • Ok i've had it. 10 events and no regard for your regular population. If all 10 of those were a week long, that's like 2.5 months of game time that has gone to waste roaming for hours killing dopps with no people in sight. My small group of 3-…
  • I dont think classic would help unless it's going to magically bring back everybody who washed out of Ywaine, and then those of us who learned how to play on Ywaine would still have the same problems of no population. I also think that its not real…
  • I should have asked to do you have a real credible source that isn't coated in salt and bias. Either way its not important enough to derail the thread further with conspiracy theories. IMO they should have done the following with the event to ma…
  • Depends on the time of day and realm. Here's what I see, being back for about 2 years now: Excluding preset 8v8 type groups: -Hibernia only exists when their BG leader is online. He's from Germany, so Hib is very popular during the Daytime E…
  • Havanjar wrote: » [remvoed] Do you have a source on that? To me it looks like they are trying to cook something good, but they lost the cook book with the recipe on how to do it.
  • I agree, having options were nice. Last night the game was so stale we quit RVRing early. This looks like its going to become the new norm sadly. We actually did PvE last night lol. Many of us are fearing a population downfall soon now that the …
  • There is one good thing i think about this event part 3 which is the horse and hunt speed stack which means you can actually go out without a Mins/Sorc and not get run down by every single group out there. I would like to see this become a thing …
  • Did you reply to the right thread? I dont think Brut is even on this one and we were not talking about how strong or weak alb is. This was the event feedback
  • Siambra wrote: » If this is how Old Frontiers worked, I am surprised that anyone wants it back. Old Frontiers was a lot different than this event we currently have. It was a lot better too which is why many want it back. Most RVR happened i…
  • I also have no reason to believe they are cheating. The problems with IRC are 1) They are well coordinated and play together a lot which makes them good together and,,, 2) Everybody fights them using the dumbest plan of action they can possib…
  • Phase 1 was simply awesome. I could group or solo and have a great productive night. It was lots of fun too with group, bg, and solo encounters everywhere. The stealth zergs eventually detracted a little bit from it but nothing's perfect. I rate…
  • If I remember right, originally they did nothing. At some point they were modified so stat buffs / debuffs effected npcs. Mind you, this is me remembering details from over 10-15 years ago: Str should increase or reduce the damage a NPC does …
  • It is a little alarming when your realms population is 65 people, many of which are bots, during what are still prime time hours on the US West Coast. I came to the official servers because I figured there would be less chance at having progress …
  • It's not very healthy population-wise now. Realms tend to field maybe 100-150 each total pop most nights, but only a small portion of that can be considered active rvr. It drops off dramatically after 10:30pm Eastern US time. There are many man…
  • I would like to see these brought back as well. I was hoping to explore them more thoroughly upon returning to the game, and the closure has made me sad
  • Could you maybe throw a 1/4 of that bonus to the rest of us who would rather stay in NF please? We have less people to interact with out there, so can we make it more worthwhile?
  • You can get 40k+/hr doing dopplegangers by finding a good loop that has 5-6 of them in a small area, and isn't overrun by realm adversaries. It does take some good potions like a 50% pot, but it's very doable If you're unsure what a doppleganger…
  • Dreamscape wrote: » Shieldla wrote: » Alb generally does not run a BG. Most of the time you see more than 8 albs, it's either a 16 slot group running without a BG or a couple independent groups converging on a battle and then going their own …
  • Alb generally does not run a BG. Most of the time you see more than 8 albs, it's either a 16 slot group running without a BG or a couple independent groups converging on a battle and then going their own way afterwards.
  • Sieges are boring now. The heavy tanks climbing the walls wasn't deciding the outcome, it was just expediting the inevitable. If you could take walls with tanks, then you were going to take the keep anyway because the defenders did not have enough…
  • Kelly wrote: » Herorius driving isn't the reason why we win. He says himself he is the bus driver. Hibernia stopped existing almost entirely for several months when Hero left to alb and Murkzilla vanished. We didnt even see them in battlegroun…
  • Agree with both of these points. Sieges are incredibly boring as a heavy tank now and most of the light tanks i know no longer play light tanks.
  • Muylae wrote: » Shieldla wrote: » They need to give the BG leaders some incentives too. Maybe they should do something like give the person leading the BG a bonus to RP/Gold/BP based on the size of the BG and how many groups of 5+ it has. lo…
  • They need to give the BG leaders some incentives too. Maybe they should do something like give the person leading the BG a bonus to RP/Gold/BP based on the size of the BG and how many groups of 5+ it has.
  • I feel your pain. I have lost count of how many times on alb i've been the only melee in a 20-30 person BG. Caster groups just rule the game, and keeps / towers don't really have any value to a lot of people beyond a RP bonus at the end which rew…
  • LGM all crafts. It's worth it. It's one of the best uses of plat i have had so far in the game. Even fletching has paid for itself. Alchemy is a must have though unless you are loaded on plat. The freedom you get to modify your equipment anyt…
  • i agree there's really no excuse for bad documentation
  • Elspeth wrote: » Improving the UI to make it less dated could contribute to there being more players. The UI as it is does little to encourage new players to stick around. Many of the things that have been requested have been standard with newer g…
  • TBH abusing the melee mechanics just seems to be part game. I sort of doubt BS has the technical expertise to address the problem even if they wanted to given the change to easy positional styles was made so long ago. Back styles seem a little bit…
  • -Wider x,y,z radius on crafting benches in the house so we can craft anywhere within our houses
  • I think they should give Paladins sojourner and remove warlord. They have the exact same ML right as the Arms, and alb has no EC sojourner access unlike other realms.
  • I agree they need to get the game out there and improve the marketing. People used to leave to start families and jobs, but now they leave because they are perpetually ill or dead. It's a lot sadder now. The low population right now is creating…
  • You wont be able to play the game for free if nobody subscribes to it. It's pretty straightforward. If more people subscribed, there *may* be more resources to also improve the game. The game needs marketing and distribution. Its lacking both …
  • I have to agree with this. I too have been suggesting for a long time that the game needs better distribution and marketing. I've been back about a year and a half, and i've seen one actual "new" player in that time. The sub base isn't going to…