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Topic: Dream World / Any updates coming?

Originally posted by omark96:

Ok awesome ideas, but there’s only one problem… The main part of the gemmers won’t spend gems to increase their stats further since they are probably at what they need and more. The game has come to where stats are not as important to the top players anymore. Just saying that they will probably not spend gems only to increase their stats, but who knows I can be wrong. However I do still think that it needs to be pretty damn cheap for every stat point for ppl to want to do it. I’m not trying to say that your ideas are stupid since they aren’t, but I just try to show a more real view of the issue.

Yes, the main part of gemmers are those with awesome stats, but I rather think that has something to do with the fact that the rest of us don’t really have much to spend gems on. If I could get a decent amount of lp for my gems, I’d put a little bit of cash down to do it. As it stands, as a level 91 with mid 400’s in primary stats, I have nothing to spend gems on after I buy the permanent premium items. If I could boost my stats with a reasonable investment of cash, I would.

I like to support the games I play, because development and maintenance to take time and money. There just needs to be something of value for me to buy. Maybe instead of focusing on making sure that the people who already gem have more to spend on, it would be a good idea to give those who don’t currently spend money something to buy. This is, of course, not to say that it’s not a good idea to get current gemmers to spend more. Just that it should not, I don’t think, be the only consideration or fatal to an idea of how to generate revenue.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Any updates coming?

would be interesting to figure how often you could reasonably open one up relying solely on natural gem accumulation. It seems all updates should be at least minimally accessible to all players, but it seems pretty fair to reward people for putting financial support behind a game. I dunno. It’s a delicate balancing act, for sure.

Also, not bad for 20 minutes of thought :P

 
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Topic: Dream World / Any updates coming?

I like the idea in broad strokes, though I think that the entry fee of 100 gems is a bit high, as is the reward or 10 pills. I think you’d end up getting a lot of revenue from a few people. Might be better to bring the entry and the reward down a bit and possibly get a smaller revenue stream per person, but a lot more people ponying up cash for a bigger take overall.

Definitely an interesting proposition, though

 
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Topic: Dream World / Any updates coming?

the only problem is figuring out the right formula. How do you escalate the amount of lp you get for those with huge stats without wrecking the balance at the bottom?

I wonder if there isn’t a way to make it dependent on level, current stats, and the number of times you have bought lp… obviously I haven’t thought this all the way through, but I think all of those variables should matter somewhat.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Suggestions Thread

I would like to see a link to the leaderboard on mobs in hell gates like there is in faction wars. It seems it would be easy enough to implement and would be quite convenient…

 
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Topic: Dream World / purposes for balancing classes

If you want to balance classes, it should probably be done by making people stronger. as mentioned, people with bitch and moan if you make them weaker in any way. I would suggest a new ability that would benefit swords and gunners more than sticks. For instance, you could have quickness tied to a multiple attack. 20 quick = 1% chance to get in a second attack in a given round or something. You would still need to spend the extra sp or whatever, and it would not count as a round for purposes of talisman or instakills, you would just get a second attack in on the mob/boss that round

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Suggestions Thread

I’d like to see the speed stat linked to an ability to get in a second attack in a round. say 1% chance for every 20 quick. It would help to balance classes (since gunners and swords are the only ones who really need a lot of quickness) and would actually make sense. If I’m way faster than someone, I should be able to hit them more often than they hit me…

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

ok, so I was just able to publish a green, so it’s not a ff issue, maybe it was just a fluke. my computer is kinda stupid sometimes… will check back if I can reproduce it again.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

Share! link for yellow crystal didn’t work. tried clicking several times to no effect. Not sure if this is because I’m using firefox or anything else… Not a huge deal, but would be nice to be able to share. Did not work for 2 consecutive crystals, I have not shared any yet.