I have followed very closely the discussions that the devs have done here in reddit and I'm very pleased to see a very detailed level of communication to the community. The new dauntless experience seems ok to me and I thing some problems like no private hunting ground can be solved in a single patch if things get out of control.
What puzzles me is upgrade cost of slayer path.
Right now the total upgrade cost will be like 14 mil rams. Even if the economy changes I hope this won't be a limiting factor on upgrades. Moreover the new currency of silver plaques that have been added scares me. It seems that the only way to obtain it is bounties and each bounty gives a different type of plaque (armor, potion, glider etc...). In experimental I saw that we need like 960 for one single upgrade and a bounty gives 10. Do we would need like to complete 96 bounties (we get 2x day so that means 48 days of well placed bounties) ...
But that is not all, now comes the real scary stuff about this issue. Bounties can be bought with money and so people who pay a lot will fairly quickly get those plaques since the problem is obtaining bounty tokens and not completing bounties. This is a huge advantage to whales and competing in trials will become harder since it won't be about skill anymore or at least until we all had the chance to farm a lot in the upcoming months.
Also the new keys can be bought. I hope p2w players won't get a huge advantage on that.
What I mean is: it's OK for a game to reward people for paying but this seems like a highway to slayer path maxed. And f2p or like dolphins will need months to accumulate all the plaques/rams needed to max slayer path and compete in trials. At this point the old system that rewarded skill and a little bit of farming was better.
Please tell that I am wrong and this update will be awesome.
Ps. The upgrade I am talking about was probably one additional island so also content will be blocked.External link →