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This game used to be so good.. What happened??

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Posts: 20
edited May 23, 2018 in General Discussion
Hey you all.

I am a returning player.
Played EU version and then moved to the States so made a new character on the NA servers.

I played Vindi a long time ago, back when Kai was coming out.
And the game was AWESOME.

Today, it is not so awesome.

This game has got so many problems going on right now.
Like.. why did they have to dumb it down?

Quest progression is messed.

The changes:

Game is dumbed down.
You get so many equipment as ''quest rewards'', makes upgrading/repairing armor obsolete.
Repair Kits are obsolete. Armor doesnt break anymore.
They got rid of special monsters ''sharp, enraged, stone skin..'' They were challenging and FUN.
Removed jumping (over spiders and annoyhing things).
Running/slow walking messes up the fluid feel of the combat.
Monsters (bosses too) die TOO quickly. Its literally not a challenge at all anymore.
Doing quests is annoying now. Having to ''buy'' quest objects for 0 gold is pointless.

But I guess the main disappointment is the fact its WAY too easy now.
You are not required to think anymore.
Might as well spare me the torture and make my character lvl 90 instantly.

As for my character (Arisha), she is very weak compared to my Sylas and Hurk.
Her skills have a long charge time and 1 interruption messes it up and puts it all on CD.
Not very fun in other words. ANd we're still waiting on her 2nd weapon release...

The GOOD things?
Not sure.. I had hoped a big gaming community or active playerbase.
Lots of cash shop items and other stuff is different than it was in Europe too.
I guess the good stuff is the graphic update on the tutorial and the Ruins?

  1. Is the game too easy?34 votes
    1. Yes
       44% (15 votes)
    2. No
       56% (19 votes)


  • ScheherazadeScheherazade
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    Leveling is too easy, wait until you reach season 3 content, thats where it kinda starts. (Season 2 also is a bit challenging if you go solo)

    Arisha is a very strong character that can match with Sylas and Hurk, maybe even stronger. Dont give her up if you enjoy playing her.
  • MisterWhiskersMisterWhiskers
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    veteran opinion does not matter

    the changes were made for s1/2 which is newb/beginner content

    the game is not "dumbed down" just because veterans say so,it still poses a good challenge for a vast majority of new players

    Again,THESE CHANGES WERE NOT AIMED FOR YOU (veteran players) so your feedback has no value ,really.As harsh as that sounds,you have to realize that not everything revolves around you
  • noctrednoctred
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    edited May 24, 2018
    Novalitus wrote: »
    As for my character (Arisha), she is very weak compared to my Sylas and Hurk.

    Arisha is currently one of the strongest characters in the game.

    As for the rest - the leveling experience has been made easier so you won't find much challenge there as a veteran. As mentioned, the challenge does return once you start getting into season 3. So... finish leveling?
  • JeyemJeyem
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    Cuz need casual friendly Nobody cares about kawaii dark souls like the old vindi
  • MadcobraMadcobra
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    edited May 24, 2018
    just dont play it if you dont like it , there is many other games
  • xNailKaiserxNailKaiser
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    Vella is still overpowered with he Double Counterattack.
  • EmerthystEmerthyst
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    on your comment about armor not breaking. Armor does break still. They just give you armor with adequate defense now so they don't break as easily. If you try running the free lv90 armor set in dulla it will break 100% unless you are a dodging god.
  • OrtixOrtix
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    edited May 27, 2018
    noctred wrote: »
    Arisha is currently one of the strongest characters in the game.

    Well nope :)
    Arisha with same statistics can’t even compete with Sylas, Hurk [Shift>Right] or even Chain Vella player who is sleeping on keyboard while holding RMB.
    I'm talking about similar skills of player and (let's say) middle time duration of dungeon.

    I don’t know much about older characters but in my opinion Hurk on Teide and Lynn on Battleshade are quite complex and skill required characters, just like Arisha as well.
  • Sir_RenderSir_Render
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    Madcobra wrote: »
    just dont play it if you dont like it , there is many other games

    This is the statement that so many make

    However it's simply not an option surprisingly Vindictus still reigns supreme as a one of a kind game
    that even after... what 8 years? noone else has successfully emulated
    Recently i picked up Dauntless which is more Monster Hunter than Dynasty Warriors but it doesn't quite have the speed needed
  • PuppymanPuppyman
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  • DrachusDrachus
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    Vella is still overpowered with he Double Counterattack.

  • AkakashiAkakashi
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    There was a server merge after rise update which scared everybody away.

    This happened, and we let it happen:

    "It just takes heart just to play Vindictus...It's like a...it's like fire."

    I couldn't have said it better myself
  • JinyieJinyie
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    Vella is still overpowered with he Double Counterattack.

    Oh really
  • EmerthystEmerthyst
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    I miss when the gms actually cared about the game. The skeleton crew they have right now is clearly a necessary evil to them but it's killing the heart of the game.