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XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:29 pm
by varelze
It seems like everyone is leveling very quickly and its very easy to kill mobs. I think it would be more interesting if leveling was slower and mobs were harder, forcing the small community at Broken Bridge to work together to expand and explore the galaxy.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:48 pm
by DarkLadyPhoenix1
Can't say that I agree. I really hated grinding in vanilla TBH. Woudn't you rather do something fun instead of killing the same mob over and over and over?
What's at the beginning of the game that's more important than at the middle? One of the biggest attractions to this server is the ability to be something great without having to grind out 20 useless boxes first to get to where you want to be, then grind some more after that.
There's nothing worse than being invited to an event but you can't come because you don't have the right gear/skills/anything.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:32 am
by HK-416
The reason the mobs appear to be weak is that new characters receive far better starting equipment than when the original game was live. Also the boosted XP was done intentionally so the game didn't become a grind fest, I remember in pre-CU days it took me nearly 4-5 months to grind up an entire template and it was an absolute chore. It's something I definately do not want to have to do again, players will be forced to trade and cooperate with each other anyway as the crafting system has been tweaked to make items superior to looted gear.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:49 am
by dalolorn
I have to side with HK and Phoenix on this one - XP is much more manageable right now (though the crafting grind is still a pain in the neck - like I said ingame yesterday, weapons start at 2-3k and work their way up to 7k+ per kill, while DEs move from 140 to 170 - I'll be lucky if I unlock a 250+ component in my next skill box, I think I could get around 200 per component if I had the right materials), as it should be to allow people to get through the tedious parts and do something more interesting.

I think the best part of all this is that the starter professions are gone. No more pecking away at worrts and Meatlumps, no more crafting tons of biological effect controllers... you just go in and start doing the things you planned to do. (Or at least something vaguely resembling them.)

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:14 am
by varelze
When a few friends and I started characters and were doing nest missions we had to coordinate to pull a single mob and take it down. We had to camp and heal and whatnot. We had only a few skills that we had to master. It felt like hunting. After a couple hours we were taking down whole spawns with ease, no coordination or challenge. We had a ton of skills to use. It just doesn't feel very zero to hero leveling that fast and it removes the group dynamics and challenge.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:01 am
by DarkLadyPhoenix1
What planet are you on? If you're becoming too strong, try Dant. Try Yavin. Then try Dath. I'm sure there is a place where there is challenge for you. Still not enough? Equip starter weapons. Go without armor. The game can be as hard as you make it. :)

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:47 am
by varelze
I guess you could overtly nerf yourself, but isn't the point of an rpg to play the role of someone becoming stronger? Its about the journey. Unless I'm missing something and there's more interesting things to do once you max level?

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:51 pm
by DarkLadyPhoenix1
Let me know if you're having a super easy time on Dath first... that was an extreme example but yes, some players do those kinds of challenges.

Max level opens up a ton of possibilities. Since you're not worried about grinding boxes or scraping money for training, you can actually play the game. Themeparks, faction grinds (you thought it was over?) and whatever your current class is all has stuff to do that's not chasing boxes.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:04 pm
by varelze
But I've done themeparks and faction grinds in the past and they aren't hard to do without a maxed out character. Having a maxed character just makes them a one shot grind. I'm saying that if you level slower you can do all these things with friends and its a challenge rather than just blowing through mobs to get badges/faction points/etc. And while you're accomplishing those things you're slowly becoming more powerful.

Re: XP Nerf / Harder Mobs

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:51 am
by Pauleh
Different strokes for different folks, I personally take no enjoyment in the grind with the exception of completing it, I like how this server is currently set up as it's rather painless to level.

However I do like a challenge (but grinding isn't the type of challenge I'm after), right now there are many dangerous mobs that can't be killed solo, they will require all the things you mentioned, people will have to work together.