when they announced that the new LVL50 patch with new contents will be released on the 23rd, I was really happy. I am not the only one but all my friends and clanmates finished the lvl 45 content some weeks ago, since then the game just offered nothing new to us anymore (daily over and over, same dungeons over and over) and the majority of my friends stopped playing. I can say to you that most people don”t care about having the best weapon or the maximum amount of AP, they only care about the fun and content in the game. Due to the new announcement all my mates are pleased that the adventure can go on and they can explore new content. The suprise effect for me and my friends were really positive, even when their weapons are not “up to date”.
Then I came to this forum and reddit and just saw a lot of people whining about new content/weapons come to early. I mean for Blade-Soul Gold? There are people who complain about new content and that they anounced it only two days before???
Everyone who plays Hearthstone knows the real pain of announcement of announcements. I can say that people over there would be happy if they only announce the expansion 2 days before the launch. The teasing in Hearthstone is really a pain!
Props for Ncsoft West for releasing content without much anouncements! And they even showed by introducing an alternative weapon path that they think about the players in west!
Really huge thanks from me and my friends we are really excited for the new patch 🙂
An advise for people who went Zombie mode during last days to get AW Pirate:
Use your brain before you trust some random reddit post showing weapons which were not even official! Even without the additional alternative weapon path it was not necessary to go ham for pirate weapon. Look for my other posts which explained why. Play with YOUR pace so you have FUN, don”t let other dictate what you have to do. You can take advices yes, but in the end YOU decide what to do. It”s not Ncsoft fault that YOU decided to go Zombie Mode!
the path on Reddit was the most likely one to get added, and it added up well, so I don’t blame people for acting upon Blade And Soul Items. Of course everyone can play at their own pace, but I’d assume it’s no fun to fall behind peers and be ostracized from dungeons/clans whatnot.
And yes, information on weapon paths was partly speculated and only partly confirmed. Can’t blame people for trusting it, can blame for getting angry about the actual path being different. (though I didn’t see anyone angry about that)