I thought I would give it some time over the weekend to see if I could find some enjoyment in the game still. I found myself grasping at straws to be honest and for the first time in a few months I started browsing Steam for a new game.
Nothing overdramatic, just wanted to post here because the RISE update did kill the game for me personally. I won't be deleting my gear/characters etc with hopes that one day Vindictus will return to glory.
I was doing runs all over to test things out and things like CMA's ODM's Thunder rings, belts etc drop like candy. I think I sold 6 CMA's last night 500k each. Of course people bought them instantly thinking its a good deal.
With the loot dropping the way it is currently, the economy is going to be axed HARD.
I can't believe I'm saying this but having loot be rare-ish like it used to be was more fun than getting rank 8 scrolls and near end game accessories every time you run a 1min battle.
The real question is, why do they put so much effort into creating new costumes to sell in the cash shop instead of focusing on improving the content and experience of the game (including optimizing it better)?