- 73d 15h 32m
Literally me this second.
Eh, I kind of agree with you, but at the same time unplugging it from a specific zone opens up a shitload of possibilities. The only downside is that Grieg's is going to be even more fucking used (never thought that'd be possible) than it already was because of how its named work.maybe i'm crazy, but i always liked having to go to various zones to camp stuff (to what extent that's even possible in tlp's anymore). ssra to do the bard clicky, or mistmoore for hbc or seb for fungi etc. totally unplugging the loot from the zone makes this entire thing sounds like PoE or something. mindless loot fiesta. FV loot rules are very nice though.
I feel like the server will probably consist of one OW batphone guild, a ton of really small DZ guilds, and a metric shit ton of 36-72 boxers.
I highly doubt very many people will be boxing 36 toons. The financial incentive to do is much smaller then on normal servers. The market will be saturated with loot and the items will sell for much much less. Just go check out open world VT loot vs Time loot on the FV bazaar.
As far as Bat phone guilds go the question is why Bat phone? On most TLPs instance only guilds quickly run out of mobs to kill with meaningful loot, however with Mischief rules that's not really true.
Which raid schedule would you rather have?
Mon> Main VT.
Wed> Main rest of Luclin
Thurs>Second Main VT
Friday>Second Main SSRA
Saturday>Second Main Rest of Luclin
Or the Same Mon-Wed+ random Bat phones at 2 AM or 2PM.
You can be a "hardcore" guild now without having to Bat phone.
Wrong. A guilds ability to clear content is greatly increased because Second mains, Alts, boxes ect are significantly better geared. On top of that alts/second mains can wear some of your mains gear and will obviously be better played if you do main raid+alt raid on a separate days/times. AoC are also generally more time efficient then Open world.A guilds ability to raid is no different on this server than it is any other true-box TLP server.
Wrong. A guilds ability to clear content is greatly increased because Second mains, Alts, boxes ect are significantly better geared. On top of that alts/second mains can wear some of your mains gear and will obviously be better played if you do main raid+alt raid on a separate days/times. AoC are also generally more time efficient then Open world.
Alt's also become much easier to level with Free loot. Ultimately the question becomes if you're gonna be part of a guild that raids 30 hours a week would you rather have 30 hours of scheduled raids or 15 hours of scheduled raids+15 hours random raids.
I can see Bat Phoning in Classic+RoK simply because of how little raid content exists, but later expansions you effectively have infinite content to do in AoCs.
Most 2nd mains with the possible exception of Bards, and Clerics that participate in CH rotations are just poorly played buff bots that soak up loot that would otherwise rot. Not sure if giving them loot over letting mains take it to sell would actually be a net positive for most guilds.