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My first blog, pvp balance, and other news

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I've decided that the community doesn't like my input when I give it out so I decided to start blogging. That way the community can come to me if they want to.

Today (3/14/14) I've been thinking a lot about pvp balance. It seems to me that there are a few key levels where balance is noticeably struggling. At level 20 foxes and rhinos are thriving on plat packs. At levels 30-40 bears seem to stomp everything in sight with plat packs. Birds seem to do fairly well at these levels thanks to folks like Burningdex. (Shout out to him and his guide!) I mostly pvp at 51 and things there seem about as balanced as possible. Heck, even foxes and rhinos stand a good chance in many cases. Then of course there's end game and we all know what a state that is in.

Other issues which ultimately effect balance are all of these discontinued items needed for success. For example, I had a 32 bear that could beat just about every voodoo Mage out there. All it took was a reaper, bone shield, bone armor and helm. Hmm. I guess that's not an "all it took." What I'm saying is pvp used to be so cheap. I can remember long ago making a billion level 25 and 30 twinks because all it took was 20-30k to buy some shivering or about 100-150k for the level 25 sets. Now if I want to be satisfied with my twink, I've gotta spend about 1-2million.

Bearing all of these balance issues in mind, I started thinking to myself, "If I were a dev in charge of balancing pvp for all classes, what would I do?" It took me a minute but I think where I'd start wouldn't be with the characters. I think I'd start with rebalancing gear. There are so many worthless sets and items out there that no one uses anymore. An example of what I mean would be changing the stats on the iceberg hatchet (sword? Mace? I forgot what the heck it is lol) to match those on the reaper. I'd change the 25 wands to match 25 paws, etc. As for the Halloween armor, I'd make a new sort of armor (maybe starry armor, just not vanity?) that matches those stats and drops from literally every boss in game. That way items may be discontinued, but their stats are not. Just speaking purely in concepts here, but whatever...

It seems like it wouldn't take long to balance some of the main issues. Sometimes I wish a developer would let me in there to work on balancing, myself.

In other news, I've been working on a huge (and I mean HUGE) project for Pocket Legends. Ultimately it will be a gift for the devs (particularly the ones who have been around since PL launched) but I think you all in the community will enjoy it as well. It will take me a good while to finish, and I'm only currently about 15% done with it, but I think it will be cool.

Let's see, what else is new? Well, I've been doing my cyber quests (level 50) recently because I so want the talon set! I'm decking my character out to look like a green lantern or some crap and I really want sparkles! I already wasted about 200k on void talon set to find out that there is no set bonus! Epic fail, I know.

Oh, and one more thing! I've been a cardinal since the face was first invented. (I was actually there when it was. Pretty cool right?) recently I've been thinking about becoming a canary or a parakeet. I don't know which one to pick though! What do you guys think?

Well that's about it for today, I guess. Not sure if anyone's reading this but it's great to get my thoughts all written down. Until next time...

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  1. XghostzX's Avatar
    Hey Micah, nice read. First off the community DOES like your input, I think you've recently communicated with the wrong, egoistic members is all.

    Anyways, there are some good points here. I don't do any twinking PvP from the levels you mentioned, but it seems the observations are correct.

    Want to give us a hint on the gift? xD Interested to hear what that is.

    And choose the parakeet... the name is much sexier.
  2. MightyMicah's Avatar
    Thanks, Will, I appreciate it. To be honest, though, I'm not so sure. Most of the time I feel like I speak up and everyone gets upset lol. Anyways, I'm glad you liked my observations! I imagine I'll blog some more stuff in the future about how to fix different things or whatever.

    Anyways, I will definitely give a hint soon! I'll probably update my blogs with my progress as well. It's honestly hard to contain my excitement and not give any hints because...well I'm so excited! Haha

    And hmm. Parakeet huh? I'll probably go with that. Thanks!
  3. XghostzX's Avatar
    The only reason people get upset when you argue/disagree is with is because your opinions are very compelling and strong. Don't take it personally!
  4. Burningdex's Avatar
    amazing, the community does appreciate everything u do screw the trolls, thx for the shout and i agree with the balance
  5. Sus's Avatar
    Dude I love your posts! You make me wanna play PL again :P
  6. MightyMicah's Avatar
    I appreciate the love, guys! You guys are the true reasons I can't seem to stay away from PL more than a few months at a time.
  7. PL•ayer's Avatar
    Tbh, your posts are the most well written and constructive on the forums, I have no idea why you think you're unappreciated.

    Btw, get a duck face
  8. Sheugokin's Avatar
    I agree.....You guys stole meh thunder.

    IMO, get the eagle or the da peroh.
  9. Kanewas's Avatar
    Why i cant blog?!
  10. Caiahar's Avatar
    Get canary ^-^
    By the way, did you notice many of the birds faces have eyes looking backwards? :0 cardinal and The default both look backwards. Wonder how they have so much hit when they don't look in front of them..guess no sneaking up?
  11. Kanewas's Avatar
    Get Pigeon, all other faces are mainstream.