Considering everyone seems unhappy with NGS' market design and game design, I made this thread to make some changes to it taking in consideration other famous MMOs.
For this, I'm using FFXIV, WoW, Black Desert and Genshin Impact.
So let's start with:
FFXIV - NGS is now pay to play, 12 dollars a month for a single character and access to nothing, or 15 dollars a month to play like a premium does right now. Now going to Salon and changing body tipes costs $10 per change.
World of Warcraft - People now decides what BP you need for content (Which is way higher than what you really need) PLUS! We now sell gear that drops in said content for money. So if you want to play, you better make your own group or pay for that gear so you're allowed to join!
Black Desert - This is going to be long.
A. You can no longer unlimited photon dash, double jump, or glide. Everyone has a stamina bar that lasts 2 minutes and takes 60 minutes to recharge. You can recharge this by paying $5 or you can buy the monthly pack which allows unlimited use for $45.
B. You can no longer access storages from anywhere. The storage tent to access it anywhere costs just $60 a month. C. Weight has been added to items, when you're overweight (Half your inventory occupied) you will walk instead of running, can't photon dash, can't double jump, can't glide and can't use the dodge key. Just get a $60 tent!
D. Gear upgrade rate is now below 5% success. Please buy our gear upgrade boosters and protection from our shop!
E. Monster defense formula has been reworked, a single damage number stat makes over 100% difference so better get upgrading your gear!
F. Costumes are no longer gacha, you buy them straight from the shop and now they provide stat boosts! The price for a single piece is weeks of farming for a F2P. They range from $30 to $100 on the shop.
G. Ryuker teleporting now has a 12 hour cooldown and can only be used to go back to central city. Other Ryukers require a special pass which costs just $45 a month.
H. Since now we drop stuff in our inventory on death, please but the unbreakable inventory for $50. Single purchase! (Only works for 10 slots, can buy up to 10).
Well that looks terrible, but most MMOs have always been around those lines in market design so anyone who has been playing online games for the last two decades can know that sort of design EXISTS and is actually accurate for BDO.
Here comes my favorite part, the super famous super successful online game!
- Genshin Impact -
A. Classes now have restricted access to their skill tree. Unlock skill trees using the gacha roulette (0.6% of getting a skill, 5.1% of getting a Tzvia weapon).
-Hunter: Hunter Arts tree is now 0.6% gacha per skill which includes and follows it. Sword Guard Counter and Wired Anchor Advanced/Parry are also gacha. Get rolling!
-Fighter: Acceleration Drive, Spin counter, Knuckle Sway Counter/plus, Deadly Archer are now all in the 0.6% gacha.
-Ranger: Blight rounds and Blight round reinforce is now in the 0.6% gacha. You get one level per pull so you need 5 pulls to max it.
-Gunner: All Chain Trigger skills are a 0.6% gacha.
-Force: Barta/Zonde blotclad, Elemental Bullet, React Advanced, Slow landing-force are now 0.6% gacha.
-Techter: The whole Shifta/Deband tree is now 0.6% gacha.
B. The strongest weapons in the game are now in a 0.6% gacha.
C. Killing Gigantix, Veterans, or running Urgent Quests consume the new Energy mechanic. You can kill 4 Gigantix/Veterans a day or run 2 Urgent Quests. After you run out of energy they no longer give exp nor drops. You can wait for it to naturally regen, in 18 hours you get 2 extra Gigantix and 1 Urgent Quest. Or you can pay $10 to regen it all.
D. Upgrading materials are now very scarce, you can barely +40 pot 3 an item once a month. Or you can buy the upgrade items from the cash shop.
E. All your attacks are now diminished in modifiers, you have to manually upgrade them back with drops from Gigantix/Vets/UQs.
Phew, that was quite a ride. If you guys like this I'll send it in a suggestion ticket but personally I like how in PSO2 we only pay for costumes/emotes which give no advantages in the game.