So yesterday, I read about the Japari Bus pet in the announcement, right before maintenance ended. I saw the buff skill the pet has, and the movement speed and damage buffs certainly sounded overpowered. And the Combat Exp +100% certainly caught my eye.
Well, the pet description was certainly written a little awkwardly; do you get the buff for 10 minutes upon riding the pet, or do you get the buff after riding the pet for 10 minutes? Huh?
But after asking people who bought it, I understood it was a skill that you activated, and then the buff was applied for 10 minutes.
I could already see my training efficiency in the Baltane missions being improved by the combat exp buff. And the other buffs were certainly very interesting for running things in general.
So I bought it.
Then, later that evening, I was about to enter Sidhe with my guild, and I realized the buff was off. So I tried to activate it.
50 minutes cooldown.
Wait what? The pet description said NOTHING about a cooldown for the buff. Let alone such a significant cooldown.
Sure, the buff was so strong, it might require some limitation. But not without ANNOUNCING it in the pet description. And 50 minutes is overdoing it.
Suddenly, I was regretting my decision of buying this seemingly overpowered pet. Sure, it sounded great, but with the massive cooldown? Not so much.
There are usually warnings on labels of goods, like "Batteries not included." for electronics. Well, digital goods are goods, and they still require such warnings on them.
Especially when the warning should be about something that makes part of the buff almost useless. Getting 10 minutes of +100% combat experience isn't nothing, but when you thought you'd get +100% combat experience as long as you activate the skill... Well, it's just not the same thing. You're certainly not buying what they're advertising.
I am severely disappointed in this pet just because of the cooldown. Had I known of the cooldown, I would not have bought it. But now it's too late and Nexon has my money. And I don't have the product I bought. I have something else completely.
Anyway, I just wanted to rant and know the opinion of other players. I'm sure there are other people who were not expecting a cooldown after using the buff and were just as disappointed as I was.
And also, the buff was the only major selling point of the pet. Sure, the inventory space is nice, but don't we already have tons of inventory space through pets, bags, pets, bank tabs and other pets? And now, its selling point isn't as described.
Also, I had to rewrite this post because while I was writing and seeing "draft saved", the website decided to disconnect me and reloaded the page. Thanks, Nexon. And no, there was no draft saved.