@Gilver-Redgrave said in Cradle of Darkness Ultra Hard: Nerf the loot or no?:
Thats what Cradle is for.
For getting gear and fashion?
Then why doesn't it drop almost any of the S-Grade augments that are untradable that people want?
You can't get S6 Skillful Adept or S6 Lucent Domain through Cradle. You can buy some others, and improve gear through this, but it won't help you get anything that has no tradable form. Especially in the case of S6 Lucent Domain, you won't farm any faster with better gear on that outside of Final Lament which is mostly just making sure everything gets destroyed, and waiting for the Urgent Quest to actually happen because you're literally at the mercy of the scheduling.
Farming these S-Grade augments has no good method available that has any comparable amount of income in resources, cubes, meseta, whatever when looked at in the context of Cradle. So good luck even getting people to farm with you for those things in the first place. Especially when these S-Grades have unreasonably ridiculously low drop rates.
At least S7 Fortified Attack 2 has Divide Quest which has decent meseta returns in comparison.
Oh, and to make matters worse, the only buyable trigger that drops S6 Lucent Domain right now, ship 1:
There's literally no supply. Meseta gets you nowhere.
On top of that, I want people to be able to run other content that has some form of decent progression that isn't Cradle. I myself am fully decked out, only needing more Grania + Mark Capsules... and that damn S6, Lucent Domain. When you see the same content with the same drops over and over again, and other content has no scaling for soloing because you couldn't get a group and the rewards aren't even good even if you do have a godly group, that's bad for the game in general.
Doesn't matter if NGS is coming. You should leave the game in a good enough state that people will still play it, especially during downtimes in NGS where people may want a break from the game for whatever reason. People aren't going to play 24/7 on NGS. It's the same reason people still play the other Phantasy Star games like PSO1 and Nova, or any other old game. Or even a game like Path of Exile with a new league every 3 months that causes you to start from nothing again.