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Old 04-08-2010, 05:32 AM
Skulltaker Skulltaker is offline
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Default Forcing Players to Buy Mushrooms:It's a Shame

I see how it works now.

Weapon upgrades start to require mushrooms, lots of mushrooms.

As the player's level increases, the Weapon and Magic Shops are increasingly stocked with items that require not just one, but five OR MORE mushrooms to purchase. For my friend's lvl 14 character, almost every item for the past few days has required mushrooms, and over half, FIVE mushrooms; some even six and seven mushrooms.

And the chance for any item as a quest reward is quite small, and the chance that it is actually decent, even smaller. In particular, I have yet to see any weapon as a quest reward, and that is by far and away the most important piece of equipment. I have only seen a single player with an Epic dungeon drop weapon. So you are stuck with the Weapon Shop as basically your only means to upgrade your most important piece of gear.

Your other gear can be great, but if you have a lousy weapon, you will lose to lower level players in the arena who have a good weapon but crap gear otherwise, and you will lose to the NPC monsters in the Dungeons for sure.

So I guess this is designed to weed out the players who don't spend cash early. I have no intention to spend an arm and leg on this game, although I might have purchased 100 once at some point. So this model discourages casual players from continuing to play, and who might from time to time make small purchases. Only the hardcore will stick around.

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Old 04-08-2010, 05:37 AM
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but its ok so, playa games must earn money in some way, too.
you just must wait, till you find a weapon in the shop or at a quest.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:45 AM
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I think buying some every now and then wouldn't be to bad.
But my parents wont let me use their credit card over the internet
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Jayman Jayman is offline
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But my parents wont let me use their credit card over the internet
i can understand it^^
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:53 AM
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Well, nobody but people themselves force them to buy mushrooms. I am happy with my slow progression so there is no need for me to buy mushroom except for donations if the game developer shows some dedication.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:31 AM
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But my parents wont let me use their credit card over the internet
Smart parents
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:50 AM
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Nothing is forced, only encouraged.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:53 AM
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Yeah, I don't feel forced to purchase any shrooms. I think its more an option so you can get to that "bad ass" status quicker. I myself have landed a few very nice items just from checking the market every day.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:59 AM
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isnt it possible to collect mushrooms through quests? If any one isnt willing to pay money you will have to work through the game the slow way, but still possible to get what you want without paying. I have collected 7 mushrooms from 2-3 days through quests, may not seem like much but it adds up
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:08 AM
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yea i found my first mushroom today. Stoked on it yo!
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