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Old 08-09-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Abundance Talisman Event

It may or it may not help some of you, but I will at least try to provide some feedback on the event. If I overlooked some information my apologies and please advice so I can update.

We have a new L2 Store Event this time it's around the abundance talisman, reviewing the store events on the past 12 months, this is the first Abundance Talisman Event in that period which is nice. I will make some initial comments about it and add more as I play during the event.

This is based on Chronos information.

First: We get a nice +50% Exp. boost which is appreciated. XP boost should be the norm in all L2 store events, I did a quick check of the store promos in the past 12 months and only twice I found a 50% setting, (this being one of them), do mind I have not crossed them with non-store events, but if that's the case the vitality boost is on account of the event, not the store promo.

Second: Big Vitality Packs are a good deal. At current prices, both Erupting Vitality and Vitality Maintaining Potions are 160 NCoin on the L2 store, which means you'd need to spend 16,000 Ncoins to get 50 of each. The pack sells for 4000 Coin which means a 75% discount. The pack also adds 75 Hero Coins, considering u can get a rune stone for 50 Hero Coins, the 75 Coins would have a value of around 150 million adena (each rune stone = 100m and 75 hero coins = 1.5 rune stones = 150 million adena). Last time these packs were sold I picked up one, I have always thought I should have picked up a couple more, now it's the time to do so. Beware that the potions cannot be traded or sold, so once purchased you can only use within the account.

Third: The 7 day pack and the 30 day pack are really nice. The fact that the 30 day pack has included not only the 3 200% runes, but also a 30 day Rare Accessory pack make it all worth, and on top you get 75 Hero coins (with an estimated value of 150 million adena). Prices on the Rare Accessory Pack are sure to take a dive as there will be more of them in market. Unlike other methods of acquiring those packs, the rest of the items in this pack will be surely appreciated by many players. The price discount is similar to the one we get on the Vitality pack. Do mind that the runes cannot be traded and selling them can only be done through gifting which entails high risk on one of the parties in the transaction

Fourth: Recipes, Price for level 1 was last night @700m (AH); Lvl 2 was 360m; Lvl 3 & 4 were 200m. Current NCoin to Adena exchange rates are mostly 1:1. I expect these exchange rates to move upwards to 1.2 or even 1.3 to one depending on the event's impact on demand. Assuming a 1.2:1 Exchange a Lvl 1 Recipe would be 385m, lvl 2 and above will be 192. If the exchange is lower prices can be less than that. If you stocked up on recipes for the event, it was a bad investment, specially if you put your money on Lvl 1 recipes as prices will come down. An investment tip would be to stock up on a couple of level 1 recipes and hold on to them until prices climb a bit, these investments not always pay off, for example some jewel boxes are being sold below the prices they had during the Brooch event at the moment, so mind the risk.

Fifth: The main item is the abundance box, I got my hand on a couple of them yesterday to understand what "the you can get this "or" that" description on the event page meant, and as I feared is another 100% Korean random thing, they have this list of "great rewards" you could get, there are 30+ items which could be good enough for the price paid and within that list there are 8 or so really crappy items. Guess which you end up getting?, on my 3 attempts last night I ended up paying 1,500 NCoin for 10 Giant's energy, 1 Abundance talisman Physique and some Gemstone Grade R, all in all the acquired items are of a value close to 160 - 170m adena for which I paid 1.8b (using a 1:1.2 exchange). I don't get NC Soft's logic on these events, (or I do but it's pointless to repeat it), let me just say these random events would make sense if the rewards were of a least similar value to the expense, when you rip off player by making them overpay for crappy rewards you just piss us off and add to the general discontent already existing in the community. Let me give you all my advice: DO NOT BUY THE ABUNDANCE BOX, IT'S PURE CRAP. Of course there will be players that will come and say "the event is great I opened 3 boxes and got an Abundance level 4... come on that's just bait, don't bite please

I did craft and abundance talisman level 1 last night though, it came mostly from things I already had and only a few new things (among them the recipe), so all in all the event is done for me.

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Old 08-09-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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you do know that all this says is that the l2store prices have been ridiculously overpriced for certain items all this time right ?

also like any good drug dealer they're just trying to get you hooked on and once the l2store promo is over and the 50% server boost is gone you will feel really bad when trying to XP without such boost - they count on many players not being able to handle going cold turkey
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you do know that all this says is that the l2store prices have been ridiculously overpriced for certain items all this time right ?

also like any good drug dealer they're just trying to get you hooked on and once the l2store promo is over and the 50% server boost is gone you will feel really bad when trying to XP without such boost - they count on many players not being able to handle going cold turkey
You're absolutely right, that's one of the main points, a good position towards the L2 store is to stock up during events and do minimal purchases the rest of the time. I refuse to stack up XP items, (using multiple runes, potions, scrolls, etc..), when hunting. I've set my limit to 2 or maximum 3 items depending on the effect when I decide to do it. I am fully aware that stacking up makes u XP much faster but paying hundred's of dollars for play time doesn't seem right.

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Old 08-09-2017, 01:55 PM   #4
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you do know that all this says is that the l2store prices have been ridiculously overpriced for certain items all this time right ?

also like any good drug dealer they're just trying to get you hooked on and once the l2store promo is over and the 50% server boost is gone you will feel really bad when trying to XP without such boost - they count on many players not being able to handle going cold turkey
If the customers were buying as they were, the prices were fine. Also keep in mind, this is NCWest(NA) and the prices are very much affordable for that region and some EU countries.

The problem is that NCw left they players to abuse the store to gain adena for ncoins or just "beat" the casino by just trying too many times.
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If the customers were buying as they were, the prices were fine. Also keep in mind, this is NCWest(NA) and the prices are very much affordable for that region and some EU countries.

The problem is that NCw left they players to abuse the store to gain adena for ncoins or just "beat" the casino by just trying too many times.
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There have been multiple suggestions related to making items more "affordable" in order to gain additional revenue from increased sales volumes, we don't know and probably will never know, how is it that NC sets item prices on the L2Store, but being basic economics I wonder if they have ever forecasted or analyzed the impact of increased sales volume by reducing item prices in the bottom line revenue. I fear that if the financial aspects of the game as a poorly managed as the community, they have not and therefore they are missing out not only on additional revenue but on making the game more populated by having a healthier cost/benefit ratio for players.

Keep in mind I am not arguing if the items can be afforded, I'm just wondering if this could be improved for everyone's benefit. The current "Free Game Model" applied by many MMO's and multiple mobile apps is based heavily on the "Big Whales Theory", as long as this vision of how games should be managed operates we will not see any changes on how NC manages this game.

The problem you point at I don't see as a problem, the bigger problem is that not openly supporting L2 items for adena transactions between players, by having in game mechanism to make it transparent, (like for example replacing the gift option for a sale option in L2 store purchases or making all in store items available in game and vice-versa), there are "black areas" that allow RMT (Adena sellers) to continue to happen.
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There have been multiple suggestions related to making items more "affordable" in order to gain additional revenue from increased sales volumes, we don't know and probably will never know, how is it that NC sets item prices on the L2Store, but being basic economics I wonder if they have ever forecasted or analyzed the impact of increased sales volume by reducing item prices in the bottom line revenue. I fear that if the financial aspects of the game as a poorly managed as the community, they have not and therefore they are missing out not only on additional revenue but on making the game more populated by having a healthier cost/benefit ratio for players.

Keep in mind I am not arguing if the items can be afforded, I'm just wondering if this could be improved for everyone's benefit. The current "Free Game Model" applied by many MMO's and multiple mobile apps is based heavily on the "Big Whales Theory", as long as this vision of how games should be managed operates we will not see any changes on how NC manages this game.

The problem you point at I don't see as a problem, the bigger problem is that not openly supporting L2 items for adena transactions between players, by having in game mechanism to make it transparent, (like for example replacing the gift option for a sale option in L2 store purchases or making all in store items available in game and vice-versa), there are "black areas" that allow RMT (Adena sellers) to continue to happen.
Yes, but that's completely different thing really.
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Meh

I just wanna say one thing.

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Thoughts crossed my mind when I checked the Abundance Talisman Store Promo today.

The reward table hasn't changed at all. Is it because NC has stopped caring for us? or is it something else? They could've easily made some fine adjustments to boost the popularity of The Abundance Talisman Promo, making it more appealing, but they haven't. So, what is it?

I am thinking NC is just busy counting money with their new launch of Lineage M(Mobile Lineage) in Korea, so all their focus is on the new game but I am guessing something else.

(Oh, by the way, Good Job Neutron! for having 50% exp server setting and huge discounts on 200% exp runes + vitality items. This is the best thing ever among all the other past exp events!)

Basically, it's a survey.

When the 2 weeks promotion period ends, NC will count how many Ncoins were spent for Abundance Talisman promo VS Exp Runes + Boost items.

If enough people are still buying for the Talisman = We have enough new comers + Returners = Next updates will be delayed.
If the majority of the Ncoins were spent for EXP stuff? that only means most people have enough stuff already = new updates will come soon.

Maybe I am right, or may I am wrong...We shall see...
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This event is definitely for XP bonus, pay 500 Ncoin for:
Elcyum x2
Giant's Energy x10
Elcyum Crystal x5
Tempest Stone
Gemstone (R-grade) x30
Fortune Pocket - Stage 5 x2 .............not worth it

And the possibility that you win a:

Sealed Talisman - Longing
Lindvior's Earring
Earth Wyrm Heart Ring
Sealed Talisman - Insanity

Have a probability of 0.0000000000000000000001%

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Thoughts crossed my mind when I checked the Abundance Talisman Store Promo today.

The reward table hasn't changed at all. Is it because NC has stopped caring for us? or is it something else? They could've easily made some fine adjustments to boost the popularity of The Abundance Talisman Promo, making it more appealing, but they haven't. So, what is it?

I am thinking NC is just busy counting money with their new launch of Lineage M(Mobile Lineage) in Korea, so all their focus is on the new game but I am guessing something else.

(Oh, by the way, Good Job Neutron! for having 50% exp server setting and huge discounts on 200% exp runes + vitality items. This is the best thing ever among all the other past exp events!)

Basically, it's a survey.

When the 2 weeks promotion period ends, NC will count how many Ncoins were spent for Abundance Talisman promo VS Exp Runes + Boost items.

If enough people are still buying for the Talisman = We have enough new comers + Returners = Next updates will be delayed.
If the majority of the Ncoins were spent for EXP stuff? that only means most people have enough stuff already = new updates will come soon.

Maybe I am right, or may I am wrong...We shall see...
Interesting theory, You might be up to something
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I updated the event description, for easy reference I underlined the new parts. I have been disappointed how past events lack information and references in some parts and wanted to do something about it. I hope it helps some of you to make better decisions, and if not at least it was entertaining to me.
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I was in a gambling mood today and decided to try my luck in this event. In general I am not lucky at all in any kind of gambling/events called here.

I bought 22 boxes for 10b. Here is what I got from them:

x1 Talisman - Lilith
x2 Codex Mastery Chapter 1
x1 Abundance Hunter
x1 Abundance Outlaw
x3 Abundance Morale
x3 Abundance Phisique
x2 Abundance Tactics
x1 Octavis Ring
x10 Elcyum Crystal
x30 Giants Energy
x1 lv 5 Legendary INT Dye INT +5 / WIT +1 / Water Res +25
x2 Fortune Pocket Stage 5
x30 Gem R
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