Aye Pod wrote:
Vanguard Mesmer: 100k tokens - 5B nic
Level 5 harvesting missions solo on Tellesis with good plant spawns for 1 hr
2k tokens - 10M nic (related skills to lvl 8)
Time needed to farm the Mesmer:
Tokens = 50 Hrs NIC = 500 Hrs
Are you *** kidding me? 500hr investment for one bot? Even if I decided to grind it out I wouldnt pilot it. Who's *** idea was it to have the devs price everything around the broken squad rewards and then tell the devs to nerf the nic payout? Dont make anymore suggestions because youre about as smart as the devs are. Stupid *** idiots.
Well i guess you could say thats ->Jita's fault<- in regards to the NIC prices. The token prices were always that high.
But in my defence nobody knew the squad rewards were broken (not even the devs apparently), we just thought they were overpowered and suggested token shop prices to balance that.
The balance thread on the test server had these two posts that shed some light on the current situation:
there are still no item sinks ingame
to much fear to lose a "new" or "old player" because his precious pixels exploded upon an NPC.
PvP doesn't happen often enough to count as "material sink", and the great sinks called "gama bases" are crap too.
so, what do we test in this "balance pass" on missions?
Given that they still haven't said how much they expect to make per hour per person per level of mission *** knows anni.
and in a different thread:
Jita wrote: Ville wrote:
Can we split off balancing discussion yet?
What would be beneficial is if the Devs gae us an idea of what they would expect to see on an income basis per person in squad for each mission type and then that would give a reasonable baseline to try and break it.
No testing was done, the devs didn't tell us what they expected the rewards to be even in a rough state and so we end up with this entirely avoidable situation.
Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags."