So hurray, Turbine has benevolently listened to the wishes of their players! Hurray again, right? Some players have wanted an XP disabler and it looks like they may get their wish come RoR. But there’s a catch. Here’s a description from the Bullroarer store:
“Feel like you’re leveling too fast, and want to slow your character’s progression down? When used, this item disables experience earning from monster kills and quest completions. The item remains in your inventory, and can be used again to dispel the disabler effect, allowing you to earn experience again. The item can be continually used to disable and re-enable experience until the item expires. This inventory item lasts seven days.”
It seems we’re definitely to the point that anything that will improve quality will be monetised by Turbine. The 6th bag is coming! …but you need to order the legendary RoR edition or pay TP later. We’ve improved the barter wallet to be what it should have been to begin with! …that will be 995TP please. You can use your skirmish soldiers on the landscape! …cough up some TP again. We’re improving the relic system to where you can easily obtain the best relics, so much to the point you can just throw away the ones you currently have when you’re deconning, though lolz, we’re not really gonna do that as it’s gonna take you weeks and weeks to grind out the shards sooo… here’s a super duper Relic Removal scroll in the store for your convenience for some more TP plz! New Harvest Festival with fun games where you must quickly gather eggs or mushrooms and these games will be tied to deeds! …oh you think those games are fun? Yep, you know the drill. Moar TP if you want to play moar!
There’s more coming too. You know how we have 6 LI slots? You know how we’re getting legendary bridles for our war steeds? Those bridles go into your existing LI slots. So Turbine has added an additional LI but they ain’t giving you additonal slots to make up for this. I believe there are different types of bridles depending on the sort of war steed you’d like to use which would mean multiple bridles (I could be wrong though!). Now most classes already need multiple LIs and have at least 4 slots taken up with the remaining two used for leveling other LIs for legacies, etc. People will be forced to buy additional slots if they want to make use of these bridles. There’s a thread in the beta forums complaining about this. One can hope Turbine will do the right thing but after all the other jerky, greedy moves, I won’t be surprised if they don’t.
It’s frustrating to have junk like this reducing my love of the game. I just wish the store would be used for convenience like they said it was going to be. I wish Turbine had the attitude that Colin Johanson over with GW2 expressed:
We do appreciate that you’d like to buy lots of new content, but we’d prefer to give a lot of it to you for free, cause that’s what we think a responsible MMO company does!