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#1 Nov 27 2010 at 6:20 PM Rating: Default
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Have you seen it the large packs that used to sit around aetherites exploiting the Leve Gil now group powerlevel in the r30 zones.

Is it RMT i dunno it it exploiting (in my eyes yes)

It is a terrible new SP system its arguable For my Solo COnj farming blues is way better now.

Is party broken I think so but who knows. I still dont like how now everyone is powerleveling it seems lieka huge potential RMT exploit waiting to happen and a ton more rants and forom *********

Lets all petition to get rid of the SP system they need to go back to drawing board again in my opinion.

Have you guys eeen these large powerleveling groups yet? I have in almost every area.

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#2 Nov 27 2010 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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On the list of things hurting the game atm, people getting PL'd is about 443847598780 on the list.
#3 Nov 27 2010 at 6:33 PM Rating: Good
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I do think you should have to either land a hit or heal to get SP from a party kill.

I expected this to be used this way. RMT sites will start selling PL spots if it remains this easy to exploit.
#4 Nov 27 2010 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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Its probably ruining it like it ruined ffxi....
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#5 Nov 27 2010 at 6:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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It feels like 1998 all over again! :D

Up next: does having a game focused on gaining levels contribute to an inescapable grind that will kill the MMORPG genre before it ever gets started?

In all seriousness though, I do agree with the opinion that one "should have to either land a hit or heal to get SP from a party kill." It makes a lot of sense, and wouldn't be hard to implement at all.
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#6 Nov 27 2010 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw a large group 8-10 in starter clothes doing Lev 20 leves it was funny seeing imps hit them for 750 to 1200 and someone was raising them.It was funny watching them gang up on mobs.I bet they're way pass my lev 21 guy by now.

#7 Nov 27 2010 at 8:17 PM Rating: Good
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See a level 50 running with 5-6 level 20-25 and killing the mobs while they're AFK auto follow.

Pretty stupid. This SP system is worse than the last.

#8 Nov 27 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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it’s a terrible SP system,so bad.hopeffully SE change it next time.
#9 Nov 27 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
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At higher level pting, its pretty annoying to find AFK people leeching xp/sp when we are going for speed kills. Post-patch, pt bonus is non-existent and SP/XP lowers with more people in your pt. The only thing you can do is to keep an eye out and kick any AFK'ers in your pt on the spot.
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#10 Nov 27 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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rikkuotaku wrote:
Its probably ruining it like it ruined ffxi....

This is quite a bit different from a healer helping out a party in XI. Like tylerbee said, you have low ranks leeching from a high rank player or party.. Doing absolutely nothing - and heck, they can even be dead the whole time and still gain a lot of SP!

A lot went wrong with these SP changes. As much as I'm glad to see a system that potentially rewards strategy... All we have now is an insane grind 20+ that makes you suffocate, and some new exploits that need to be dealt with fast.

Not to mention, as far as SP goes, they've basically taken the only feasible way for Goldsmiths to rank from 40 -> 50 (Silver Needle was it, and they lowered the difficulty and SP). I hear Alchemy might be stuck, too. Any other crafts? Soon, I'll have exhausted leveling things to 20, and I'll sit there with nothing to do.. Unwilling to grind my DoW in the 30s, and unable to grind my DoH in the 40s.
#11 Nov 27 2010 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Saw it on the first day of the patch. 5 /follow a 40++ Tham and 1 shot to 3 shotting mobs at cedarwoods.

At first my friend and I thought they are bots, then, we notice they are actually also avoiding killing mobs we leveling on.

So yes, ppl are doing it. And strangely its not uncovered during testing. Or should I say, is it a rushed patch?

#12cornyboob, Posted: Nov 27 2010 at 10:31 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well they need to do an emergency patch not wait till Thursday of next week and it needs to adress alotmore then this exploit. Shell/Protect - SP - Defence not working - BOTTING
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