That Others May Live!
Our Summer/Anniv Event is still about 4-5 weeks away. Turns out Summer Solstice is June 21st....but after a little digging, Ephinea's Summer event was always after June/July....Guess that since the Anniversary was so close to 'Summer' it made sense to just bundle them together for the sake of simplicity? Anywho, as far as we can tell, Summer/Anniv Event is NOT on any chopping block! So no worries there? =3This seems to be an unrelated topic to the removal of HC, but what? Is this saying there is no summer/anniversary event anymore? That seems like something that would deserve an announcement since everyone is anticipating it right now.
At the end of the day I’m not a paying player (even though I’d be willing to donate to server costs if the need arises), and I don’t expect a vote. This isn’t RuneScape “we pay we say” bs. This is just common courtesy to people that have spent hundreds of hours dedicated to a character and account playing a specific way that was actively supported. Honestly, if I had a maxed HC character and you’d given me a week warning, I’d have banked my good stuff and offed myself to let the character die naturally. Just a 1 week warning of “we need to remove HC mode, you have 1 week to settle your affairs before we merge into normal mode”.
With the way this was handled, I will never make a classic character. What’s the point? You can role play classic in regular mode by just not using episode 4 items, and finding some friends who want to play that with you. All signs indicate that sometime in the future classic will just be merged back with regular with no warning, so why bother?
You can make changes and add or remove things and run the server however you want, just talk to us about it when you’re going to do something drastic. We’re all adults here. We should be able to have a nice discussion.
As for all the growing Angst for how the HC situation was "Handled"...OK...Yes, it ~Stung~(Hell, it STILL STINGS) some of our most dedicated ppl, YES, it could've been 'handled better' and Yes, ....it was prolly better to avoid any potential shitstorm opening a public 'discussion' about something that could end up being a Jack Nicholson quote...."You can't break an Omelette without breaking some eggs!". Give it TIME! HC may yet get some needed fine tuning later? Soda-Samas prolly has a LOT on his plate right now and the HC imbalance had thrown the server's flow off course. The change has been Made...For better or worse...we LIVE we LEARN....and if not....WE RIOT!!! X'D! We'll be Fiiiine~!