I’m not defending it really. I never understood why new/returning players think they should quickly catch up to established players, but I didn’t want to get into that at 6am. The catch-up system exists… it’s not perfect, but it’s better than the alternative – which would be no catch-up system at all.
My question for you then is what is the difference between player A and player B?
To answer your question, the date of catch up is the difference. I do not understand why it is such a negative thing to have players catch up on their corruption resistance? It still doesn’t guarantee the player has corruptions for their character, but at least they will have the option as they get more opportunities for adding corruption pieces. And hey, it can mean adding one more player into the community to play with. Why is that bad?
I am not saying players should get cores instantaneously. However, if someone wants to grind out cores to catch up, why shouldn’t they be able to the grind?
Yeah because if I decided today I wanted to try a new class to actually play it at a viable level of my standard It would take bare minimum 13 weeks. That’s 3 months … not whining this is actual cancer but I’ll just refuse to play an alt and 120% quit once my guild and I get Cutting edge
In 13 weeks, people who played their character regularly for the last 2 years will watch helplessly as newly made characters will creep up on them with hand picked corruptions. And they won’t be able to do anything about it.
I’ve said it before, catch up mechanism means your alt can quickly become good enough to do current content. The fact that they can become as good as your main in 13 weeks is just unfair according to me.
It’s entirely a perception issue, in my opinion, rather than a mechanical one. Some players feel like their “hard work” is negated when someone fresh can march in and do what they did in a shorter period of time. I can understand that point of view, to be honest. If it took three months for you to get from Point A to Point B, then it can feel off-putting when someone can do the same exact thing in half the time and catch up to you. It would be like running a race on foot, being halfway to the finish line, and then someone who just decided to start is given a bike. Even if it’s not conscious, I think it subconsciously does enter into our minds.
In reality, though, catch up mechanisms allow people to join you at the finish line quicker, but you’ve been partying there longer. For whatever reason, we psychologically focus on the time traveled more than the time at the destination I guess.
Nice way to put it but if an instant cloak catch up was brought in it would be from a vendor available for alts of people who have already completed the grind on their main and have a maxed cloak. So …