Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Good timing!

Looks like Lifthrasir decided to get the CoP stuff underway at the right time. The current update has made a couple of adjustments:

  • Players will no longer lose experience points when KO’d in Chain of Promathia mission battlefields.
  • It is now possible to seal memories and reset Promyvion missions using the “Shattered Telepoint” found at the crags.

It also looks like it's a good time to take up some lowbie jobs and get them leveled. Namely WHM for me:

The following bonuses have been added to the Signet effect.

- Increased Healing HP while resting
The initial value for Healing HP (based on the character’s level), as well as the incremental jumps in Healing HP (based on the character’s maximum HP), will be increased.

- No TP loss while resting
While this bonus is in effect, TP will not be lost while resting.

- Bonus experience in small groups

- Increased defense and evasion against attacks from your auto-attack target

I was wondering when/if they would spruce up Signet to be as advantageous as Sanction, and I think it's a fair idea, especially if SE wants to continue to draw new players into the game. However, considering how many RMT countermeasures they are taking with this update, they might not want to make it too easy to level.

For example, some exploitable quests have now gained level requirements, so the prices of some scrolls will probably rise again, making it easier for legitimate players to make some cash on these quests without competing with RMT bottom-feeders... assuming those bottom-feeders don't level too quickly.

If you read the rest of the update, you'll notice a large number of adjustments to drops, drop rates, and additional pop items, a sign that SE is actually trying to do something about bot-campers since they're obviously not able to hit 100% of them with the ban stick. Good to see.


Darrett said...

I'm actually disappointed in the no exp loss in CoP battlefields. I guess it's a way that they're trying to reduce the penalties for people to help out on the missions but that's just making it too easy and without consequence.

We'll have to see how the pop items work and how to get them. It just may bottleneck in a different area. I know some THFs are very upset that their THF knife may have less value.

Good luck with WHM.

Stealth said...

Heya Frohike =] I still read your blog, i like it =] I gave up with NInja at 15 :P Still got to take it to 18 soon though. I haven't been posting in my blog because I just couldn't be bothered anymore XD It's happened to all the blogs i've started o.o Well I'm thinking of starting it up again soon ^^ Hey, How'd you get your FFXI screen looking like that? It look awesome ^^ About the new update, I was looking over Killing Ifrit and apparently they can now detect if you're using windower o.O So i've stopped using it for a while until something is confirmed :P just thought i'd share that with you.

The CoP no EXP loss is great, and right on time for me too ^^ I've been thinking of doing the promyvions for a while now and with this update there isn't much stopping me! Looking forward to your next blog

-- Stealth

Stealth said...

Wow :D I'm on your blogroll ^^ I'll add link to yours asap too =]