Furyion wrote:The aeoning of all of the fash was a warning shot. People knew it was going to fall, yet they kept buying it anyway. And I never really understood why people cared so much about lanrik/hunter. They became showoff sets for no reason other then because people said they are worth alot. But in reality, they are no different then any other fashion set. I don't think they should be selective about what aeon items they want to rotate through, and I think it's nice that they are giving players the choice of what they want to spend their money on. If you own hunter/lanrik, you have a while to sell the sets before the chests are implemented too.
Also, Epona cannot really be used as an example for any other server in just about any area. The server rules and dynamics make the economy insanely inexpensive compared to most servers. Perhaps their players purchased more chests, had more luck with chest content, or everyone sells everything they get, but on my server the results were different. Within the first 2 days of the update there were 2 or 3 black new fashion pants, shirts and boots in the ah, and 1 white shirt and maybe pants. I don't recall that for sure. I saw several (maybe 3 or 4) people wearing a black set or mixed black item with other fashion. I saw no one wearing white. All except 1 PR black boots and 1 other black item were quite expensive for a new fashion (typically priced for our server). No one was very interested in the Aeon fashion if the ah or overheard conversations were an indication. As for mounts...there were several 80% staffs and a few 80% capes, and they were in the 650k (staffs) up to 900k+ (capes). That is less than they typically were, but these days 80% is slow and it seems fine for newer players or those with many alts to have an affordable mount option that isn't a useless 50%.
Bottom line is that within a few days the ah was back to normal, lots of chests were sold, maybe some players who typically aren't able to get a mount or new/old fav fashion got some, everyone had fun and no one got hurt.
As for Aeon fashion in future chests, all types of fashion and mounts have been in chests for a while now. I don't see how it could be fair that some styles of Aeon fashion be removed from chests simply because many people like it. That seems counterintuitive to selling chests imo.
Personally I don't care for lanrik or hunter, but if I did I would want it in most every color, and if the drop rates were what they were this last event I would buy tons of chests to get it. I never understood why otm made poor financial decisions and decisions that benefited only a handful of players at the expense of the game enjoyment of the majority of players. Making some items really limited makes a few players happy and have more digital gold (if they sell it). Making items lots of players like much more readily available (like this past event) makes many more players buy plat and chests, as well as making lots and lots of players happy. As word spreads that the chest drop rates were so good I'd be willing to bet more and more plat and chests get bought over the next several updates and double plat events. Seems the wiser move for the game both financially and in terms of game popularity to keep rates as they have them now. The rates for all chest content seemed appropriate on my server. If anything, dragon tokens and seedlings were light compared to some server reports, but otherwise things were good.