It's a double edged sword basically. There's so much gold in the server because of the bots in the first place, but now as a result the bots are pretty much required to maintain the economic ecosystem, lol.
Me and my friend both had the clover and lost it about a week ago, around the same time. We had logged in maybe about a week before the update so wondered why we had one in the first place. A 3rd friend who logged in around the same time never had a clover to begin with, and a 4th friend hasn't had theirs removed.
Ludicrous time investment aside for that particular mission, the rewards are simply insulting for how much time is put into them. 1 year for a Premium Armor Enhancement Rune? 6 months for a REGULAR enchant rune?
It should at the bare minimum be a +x coupon (i.e. sure-shot +12) and at the very least a premium enchant rune. I understand they're free, but at that time investment I'd rather just pick up a part-time job at McDonalds and buy like 5 enchant runes a month, lol.
I don't really understand the love for Ben Chenner and dislike for Donegal. If you put Manus before every loading screen in Donegal, you basically have shorter Ben Chenner. It's not like the maps in Ben Chenner ever change. I still like the Ben Chenner maps, but like Enigma said, we play Vindictus to kill things and fight bosses. I personally hated the S2 long maps because half the run was spent running from A to B to C.