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  • I think that's it for me.

    Used to be in Mabinogi you could Be Anything. Nowadays though, you are REQUIRED to be EVERYTHING in order to enjoy the latest content. Used to be my Human and Giant Warriors and my Elf Archer could fight their way through anything the mainstream quests threw at them, sometimes with the help of new mechanics, but mostly through their original skills from way back at the start of the game, just applied in a different way. Not any more. The warriors are stymied by the Incubus King's sheer power. The archer is stuck further behind, unable to overcome Mutant Talek's total immunity to ranged attacks. I've stocked up on support items, thought up and practiced new skill combos, leveled up my Fynni pets, and again and again my toons go in resolute and are spit out defeated. The only solution is to go train up other talents and skills, talents and skills in which I have no interest whatsoever.

    Never wanted to be a Wizard. Or a Fighter. Or a Cleric. Or a Bard or a Battle Alchemist or a Ninja or a Dorcha-whatever-the-Hey-they're-called. Likewise, I was happy just with a Tailor, a Smith, and an Apothecary, never you mind that they're pretty much useless now (just like all the other Life talents, IMO). But newer mechanics like Techniques and Stardust DEMAND I not only be these all these other things, but have them at maximum rank. That I put in time and effort in things I don't want to spend either on. And that's simply not how I've played the game, and definitely not how I've enjoyed it since 2008.

    So it's pretty clear the game's no longer what it was back in the game, and no longer caters to players like me. I think it's pretty darn amazing it managed to entertain me for eleven freaking years, and equally devastating that it has taken away all that joy in a measly two. Some people are of the opinion I should take a break from the game and return after a while, but I'm pretty sure if I left and returned, it would only be to find that my toons are still stuck at the same points, and that in order to progress they will still need to be Grandmaster in all 800 Talents that will be available by then.

    I'll ponder this some more until year's end, and maybe try one or two more things against the foes that my toons face, but I'm pretty sure this is my last year in Erinn. Tir Na Nog has simply moved on, and I seem to have been left behind. Pity,
  • Save the chibis

    Crimsọn wrote: »
    This reminds me of the very beginning, when rebirth was behind the paywall, and every paying player was always a little kid and made fun of the "adult freeloaders."

    But they are freeloaders...

    But it feels so bad when they call us that! XD
  • oh boi paid event items now

    Just think of it as a livelier gacha sale, in which you get to punch a critter before opening it.
  • Public Serval Announcement

    I've got a ton of bags I no longer use in the bank already (Hatsune Miku, devCAT, Ferghus, various Birmans, the chubby bunny one we just got, a ton more) in addition to the ones on my toons (I always upgrade whenever possible) so I really don't need any more "branded" bags, even if they're doll bags or personal shop bags or whatever. Heck, pretty much all my base inventory IS bags! And in all my years looking for the Black Bag I know it to be but a mirage, so I am not going to wade through Kemono... Things for a virtually no chance at one. And even if I got it, I'd just be starring in the Wario "But at what cost?" meme!
  • Public Serval Announcement

    Ah, finally, another event about a franchise I care nothing about! (the first one being SAO) I can finally take a break from Mabi knowing I'm not missing anything worthwhile. Thanks! :D