I mean really.
Were you guys not able to become dentists but still feel you must inflict pain on the general populace?
tl;dr; whatever; Me no like.
Because they cannot or don't want to do something 100% good.
Because they missed the point about why a lot of the original Cove gear was good to begin with.
Because that's why you can't have nice things.
The BTC monkey in the basement got hold of it and the conspiracy gnome see another personal bank increase in the future.
I don't get it either. It's becoming increasingly attractive to TR the same char over and over for free rather than buy additional character slots/tomes of learning/etc: saves on money and grind.
a savvy player who is TRing repeatidly the same character plans their TR's around the gear as much as anything. Things like Endless Flask of Rum - (Heal + Restoration) in a clickie - work for just about any build. If you have too much junk - then well, time for spring cleaning and a fire sale.
I like BtA better - but I know that BtC is a fact of life.
I can also see a new item in the store for 150 TP - something that makes a BtC item BtA for one hour.
I don't mind it, personally. But I'm not an alt-o-holic. At least the ingredients are BtA, right? So just farm with your easy button character and transfer the mats to whomever you want to end up with the loot.
That's a horrendous change; an absolutely terrible idea, particularly for the <L20 loot. If I can't use it on multiple characters as they pass variously through a particular level range, I won't waste my time on it. The entire point of the Cove gear, for me, is that you can pass it around from toon to toon; something I do all the time.
I was an avid Cove runner - notorious for it in some circles, in fact - but this pretty much kills the event for me. If, for instance, a L12 item I might have made one of to Tier III is now BtC instead of BtA, I'm not going to make multiples of them for up-and-coming toons, I'm going to make none at all, because the result of the cost/benefit equation just took a nose-dive. How does that help anyone?
The best loot in CC was always the best because it was useful to multiple toons, not because it was best-in-slot. Given the number of runs it takes to fully upgrade an item, my give-a-damn factor with regard to Crystal Cove just plummeted close to zero.
Crime in multi-storey car parks: it's wrong on so many levels.
So, they changed all the cove stuff to BTC?
Why on earth would they do that when they KNOW the reason the cove was so awesome was that you COULD pass stuff?
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Originally Posted by Chilldude
So when a DEV finally gets around to answering this, IF this gets ported to the live environment is the existing CC equipment going to be automatically updated to BTC as well? I (and I'm sure others) need to know as currently non of my toons are at a level (either too low or two high) to use most the CC stuff I have from prior events and all my CC gear is on a bank toon currently, I would really hate for it to get stuck there permanently on patch day.
I'm a VIP, spent way too much money on TP over christmas as I was TRing/soloing, and a I have 3 more toons I want to run through a TR this spring, and honestly a change like this would force me to reconsider a lot of plans.
BTC is rooted in the dev's responsibility to their bosses to keep us playing, and that mechanism for mmo's is grinding. I also would worry that if they ever did take btc out, which I kinda doubt for the previous purpose, it would result in a less friendly sharing of loot (which really does happen, and often, just people aren't motivated to come to the forum to write about like they are when there is unpleasant loot drama).
And in some things it makes sense, like commendatins. If I do something awesome for bob, my friend andy can't cash in on bob's good feelings for me, or unrelated dude over there who heard about it. So if Turtel earns the commendation, which in the game world is a sort of 'job well done' head nod, so my toon Turtley can't cash in on it.
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Well there's a stick in the eye if i've ever seen one
wait so all of the loot is btc now? I can see if it was a fully upgraded lvl24 item, but binding anything below that is just ****ed up. One of the key reasons to run crystal cove was the fact that they were bta items.
Stop jumping on high horses.
Only the new items seems to be BtC. All the rest is still BtA.
I just checked and the box says the items are BtA...
I just checked and my BtA Cove items are still BtA....
Seems most have understood that BtC was wrong and changing BtA to BtC was a killer. ( remember they tried it on the Cove Items at least once )
We still need to teach those that didn't understand the previous times though.
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DDO does not need more grinds, it needs less, to attract and retain players - especially casual, non-powergamers, imo. Add on that the way they have used the Store, they are hurting themselves with BtC, as prior posters have mentioned - and I just have to laugh.
When you make fun content that people want to run, I find people share in the loot - because they run and re-run quests and have what they need. There are always going to be a few loot jerks. Put 'em on the list.
Overall, making more items available for sharing and trade is good for players and guilds and is a boost for a healthy game economy.
So, sure, if you have your items and they are done, great, you get 'grandfathered' in. Quite the 'unfortunate' turn of events for all the players who have never seen Cove (what's it been? 8 months?) or you happened to miss it ... So for new players and players who had limited exposure to it last year and could not finish their gear, this could be very bad.
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