Zao - Please read, revise, suggest, comment, etc.
People suggested a full wipe of gems and we all start fresh...
People suggested a Taxed Auction House...
People suggested 1-Day cosmetics for in game currency...
People suggested buying Enhancement Bundles for in game currency...
There have been other suggestions as well, but none anyone can actually come to a middle ground on.
I suggested currency drops, using ING cash for 100% success on enhancements, Lucky House Capsule Additions, etc.
I figured, lets go this route.
For 1 Gem - 10 Gems personally "given as an offering to the gods" we build up to a server wide boost as well as a personal boost. Players can choose what type of buff to give an offering up for and will receive a minor boost in exchange.
Combined Server Total will grant the following buffs for the server (will not activate globally):
-- Resets Monthly-- Total Resets to 0 Gems if a Milestone is NOT met within 30 days!!!!
50 Gems - 1 Day 10% EXP Increase (Stacks with EXP Cards, Daily Boost, and Rest Bonus)
100 Gems - 1 Day 10% Drop Rate Increase (Stacks with Active Rants, Daily Boost, and Instance Bonus)
200 Gems - 1 Day 20% Charm of Might Effect (Will Stack with Other Charms)
275 Gems - 1 Day 100% Drop Rate Increase (Stacks with other War Rants, Daily Boost, and Instance Bonus)
350 Gems - 1 Day 50% EXP Increase (Stacks with EXP Cards, Daily Boost, and Rest Bonus)
500 Gems - 3 Day 100% Drop Rate Increase (Stacks with Active Rants, Daily Boost, and Rest Bonus)
750 Gems - 1 Day 50% Charm of Might Effect (Will Stack with Other Charms)
1,000 Gems - 7 Day 50% Dungeon and Instance Drop Boost, Dungeon Bosses respawn reduced by 50% (Stacks with ALL Drop Boosters and Boosts)
1,500 Gems - World Bosses Respawn 50% quicker, Double Chest Spawns for 1 Day!
2,500 Gems - World Bosses Respawn 50% quicker, TRIPLE Chest Spawns for 3 Days! (Overrides 1500 Gem Reward IF awarded during active period, timer refreshed)
-GLOBAL ONE TIME ONLY REWARDS (every 90 Days!)- Global Total will reset to 0 Gems if a Milestone Is NOT met within 90 days!!!!
10,000 Gems (Global Bonus, Total Counts Between ALL Servers) - 7 Day 50% Success Increase to Enhancements (Stacks with Perfect, Super, Mega and Ultra Bundle Gold Nines)
20,000 Gems (Global Bonus, Total Counts Between ALL Servers) - 30 Day 100% World Boss, Dungeon and Instances Drop Boost, Dungeon and World Bosses respawn 75% quicker and Hardcore Chests spawn will be 5 times the normal amount, with a drop rate increase of 200%
Personal Bonuses will be of the following available bonuses for a specific noted time limit and only ONE can be active at a time. No further donations can be made until the current "bonus effect" has depleted. These bonuses SHOULD NOT be extended by maintenance/resets. They should act as scrolls or player-buffs.
You can pick ANY of the 1 - 5G bonuses multiple times and as often as you like, however, once you have picked a 10G bonus, you can NOT pick any of the lesser offering bonuses until your 10G offering bonus has ran out.
1G Offering Bonuses
10% 1 hour Drop Increase (stacks with daily, war rant and instance bonuses)
10% 1 hour EXP Boost (stacks with daily, exp card, and rest bonus)
3G Offering Bonuses (In a Lump Sum)
30% Travel Speed for 1 hour (Overrides any speed scroll in use, including Christmas tree buff)
Immunity Buff for 1 hour (100% resistance to Poison, Disease, Illness, Bleeding and Curses - Can not be purged or stolen. Overrides immunity skill)
5G Offering Bonuses (In a Lump Sum)
10% Def and Mdef Increase for 2 hours (will stack with ALL charm types)
10% Aim and Evasion Increase for 2 hours (stacks with ALL SC Item bonuses, Scrolls, and Potions)
10% Dmg and Mdmg Increase for 2 hours (will stack with ALL charm types)
10G Offering Bonuses (In a Lump Sum)
20% 1 day Quest EXP Boost
50% 1 day EXP Boost
50% 1 day Drop Increase
(Will receive on of the following at random after picking one of the above 10G donation Bonuses)
Fame Capsule 1 x3
Supreme Gold Nine T5 x1 (30% Success and Double Increase)
Starlight Fragment of Bijou x1 (100% Successful enhancement per use)
Illuminating Crystal of Bijou x1 (100% protection from downgrade, 50% success and double chance)
--The Supreme Gold Nine, Starlight Fragment, and Illuminating Crystal of Bijou SHOULD NOT be included in the cash shop, as these are unique items, and should be tradable. What better a way to entice the community to pool together, and in the longer run, help each other to help themselves and their guildmates?
These ideas MAY entice the community to actually pool together and drive our insane economy back to a stable rate. This will also entice new players to stick around since us veterans have soo many G's to throw around anymore. It is VERY unlikely we will see the total Gems reach even 500...so there wouldn't be any major worry people. The personal buffs are rather self explanatory, and YES...30% travel speed increase would mean we all run as fast as a 240 speed mount. Archers gonna love that one, as will mages.
With this type of gold sink in place, the influx of players means more revenue for Gamgio.
Win for the economy, Win for the Player, WIN for Gamigo.
This will DRIVE the insane economy back down and entice people to party more for repeats that offer gold, which could in turn drive cash shop sales for Charms, EXP HOLDS, Quest EXP Boosters, and even Enhancement Bundles so people can maximize their Donations for those personal boosts as well as those 2 Global Server Boosts...
Think about that Gamigo...More Profit, More Players, MORE PROFIT, More fun to be had! Not to mention the player Economy will stabilize within a matter of weeks or LESS!
Enhancement Success for Gold and Gems (again...lol)
For tiers 3 - 5 only
We should be able to pay the blacksmith a specific amount of currency to increase our success rate for 5 minutes Only Once per Day. This is a simple idea, and could be rather easy to code in. Consider it basically an Extra Gold Nine...as the blacksmith will have to utilize materials of their own to increase the successful enhancement of the equipment.
2 Gems - Extra boost of 25% success
5 Gems - Extra boost of 25% success with 1 guaranteed +2 success
10 Gems - Extra boost of 50% success
25 Gems - Extra boost of 50% success with 2 guaranteed +2 successes (75% base chance with Ultra Gold Nine, not including +x% from Blessed Stones)
50 Gems - Extra boost of 50% success with Crystal of Bijou and Fragments of Bijou Only - Degrade Rate down to 0%
The amount of people that would literally FLOCK to the blacksmith for this extra incentive would make for an utterly PERFECT gold sink. Make this lovely feature available 4 times a month, and I'd say every Saturday. Gives the school kids and working adults a chance to take advantage of this.
Why so many gems for 50% chance? It takes less than 5 minutes to waste through a bundle...and going for +9/10 on gears or +12 on weapons...you can burn through 3 bundles in 5 minutes. Gamigo makes money, you get your enhancement successes, everyone's happy. Right? Right
50G for +50% Success with CoB and Frags? Insane! Well, yes...of course. Lets face it. Enhancing Legendary and Bracelets is a STRAIGHT PAIN IN THE *ehem*. Why not make it LESS of a pain in the *ehem* to get leg's to +12 and braces to +10/15/20 and take the hit to the pocket? Ive wasted HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS of fragments and CoB's trying to enhance these things...I'd rather take a HIT to the ING Wallet and get my gear to where I want it instead of spending 2 - 5 days in abyss and HC's farming for these things again, and I am sure hundreds of you would all agree this would be MUCH better, especially with a 0% downgrade rate.
Location Warp Scrolls (usable on the Main Map shortcut: U)
1 Scroll for 25g
3 Scrolls for 50g
5 Scrolls for 2G
~~Seems a LOT of players would definitely go for this one, as it will help them with those IRRITATING long haul BACK AND FORTH quests. Sure, we can town scroll to turn in, but what about that AGGRAVATING LONG WALK back?! This would surely appease the community and it DOES NOT cut into your profits since I've not seen these scrolls being purchased from the SC Store...and you give them away with attendance events SO!...