I still want to know how PS3 and later users don't get screwed over when there is a huge level gap between them and the starting players.
If this systems stays it is pretty obvious that PS3 wont ever catch up.
If this system stays it is pretty obvious new players starting months later wont ever catch up. If this system stays no one will catch up to the CE people that have early access.
Just shows how stupid this whole thing is. We all know it's not there for casuals, it's there to slow everyone down so they can extract more money and buy time to release more content. This system actually already exists, just in a slightly different form in FFXI. It's actually 2 systems that are similar but one is really close:
The Campaign Rank system.
1. You need a certain amount of exp to Rank up. If you get more exp it gets dropped and does not count towards your next Rank. (see the similarity here?)
2. You can only Rank up every 5 days no matter how much exp you get.
This leads to the fact that to reach top Rank (Medal of Altana) you need exactly 95 days. There is no way to speed this up. It's calculated and set in stone by SE.
Why? Because they release updates to expansions every 3 months. The big content updates are every 3 months.
Now if you could tell me the level cap, the amount of experience needed and the amount of exp you are allowed to get per week, I could tell you with an accuracy of +/- 5 days when the first content update will come.
Thats the way SE opereates always has and always will. Edited, Aug 27th 2010 3:15am by KindjalFerrer Edited, Aug 27th 2010 3:16am by KindjalFerrer Edited, Aug 27th 2010 3:17am by KindjalFerrer