Dragon Prophet P2W?

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    Default Dragon Prophet P2W?

    I seen some news about dragon prophets open pvp place where house owners will be taxed by alliances or something. Sounded cool so I downloaded the game to try it out and it was actually a lot better than I expected. Just played till level 10ish right now but so far it has been probably the most fun mmorpg this early into the game. So.. this makes me think the game is very p2w / some other bad features later on. I have seen people say it is p2w in the past but maybe they have changed recently.....?


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    Not sure if it's pay to win, but it's definitely "pay for convenience." That is, if you don't pay, you're going to have to put in a lot more work than those that don't play. During my time in the game (that was a month or more ago, tho), it seemed like Station Cash had its hands in a majority of the game. If you want more dragon slots in your lair, you have to pay. If you want a better chance when upgrading/crafting, you can pay, etc...
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    I am a veteran of DP since cbt with multiple characters at the level cap. The game is very pay2win.
    you dont necesarily HAVE to take part in the p2w stuff, youll be at a disadvantage but I still manage it.
    all I can say is dont bother with the game unless youre willing to throw down about 50 to 60 bucks on it. 50 to 60 dollars will get your dragon summoning slots, dragon lair slots, and inventory slots. The bank costs 150 dollars to unlock so stay away from that. By the way this is PER character. Not sure if it counts as pay for convenience, but its surely pay for basic features of the game.
    the pay to win stuff comes in at end game.
    for example, I just got an epic 2h sword rare drop which had nothing but magic stats on it which are next to useless for my class yet its the only class that can use it. They do this on purpose becsuse you CAN get different stats on it. To do this you must find another weapon with your ideal stats and transfer it with money.
    if the stats are very low after the transfer you must re roll the stats until they are good, paying each time.
    doing this for an armor set is gonna cost you about 20 dollars per piece.
    couple people in my guild have spent thousands of dollars still in beta to gear up.
    dont get me wrong, the game is loads of fun. Its a bit aggravating to have to pay to make your dragons powerful and get good gear, but it is an enjoyable experience if you unlock dragon slots and inventory slots.

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    Hi, im downloading this game atm, it sems kina intersting, how is the combat system, is it fast paced? is it grindy? quest based and how is the community?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolaashe View Post
    Hi, im downloading this game atm, it sems kina intersting, how is the combat system, is it fast paced? is it grindy? quest based and how is the community?
    Combat is the best I've ever played. It's not too action-y like tera is which bores me a bit, but it still requires aiming and the focus is on combo chaining rather than aiming, you've gotta use skills in certain orders to unlock a chance to use an even more powerful skill for a few seconds, it's great. It's fast paced but not too fast!
    Grindy? Sort of. Instead of killing mobs, it's about doing events. There are 10-13 public events on each continent which are basically like
    -Kill X amount of this enemy
    -Kill this miniboss
    -Kill main boss
    (it scales to the amount of players doing it)
    You can do an event once a day but no limit to how many unique ones you can do.
    Public events give usually like 15k-40k xp (that's from like a level 35 event - 70 event).
    A quest usually gives you about 1/4 - 1/3 of the event of an event. so its safe to say that events are very important.
    It is grindy but it really depends on your definition of grinding.
    Community is awkward... It's very small right now so not sure how to say it but of course there are the nice people and then there are the nasty ones... If you're after community, roll on the Kronos server. On the other server, Lysaia, there's a nasty guild ranked #2 right now called Dragonriders that you just don't want to be around. However the guild im in on Lysaia is the best community I've ever found in a game. So it's mixed, but for community roll Kronos.
    It's an incredible game, just managed poorly.

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    Basically what shark said covers most of it.

    It is pay2win, hit the cap on my oracle, got bored and quit.

    Leveling is quest based and public quests, having to do them ALL in every zone on a daily basis to get levels efficiently.
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    I dislike the combat. Feels too console-ish. Almost all skills are combos.
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    Not sure if anything changed on the NA version (which was much less P2W compared to the EU version, tho still P2W), but the EU version is like always. The game is a very heavy P2W game.

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