Hi I wanted to create a discussion about what trans items are going to/ ought to be released at launch. I think it’s a good idea to look at and implement the updated trans gear specifically from small MVPs on the launch date for these reasons: 1) TitanRO is a revo-classic server and many of the gears are very relevant in this meta as opposed to a classic server. For example Red Square Bag from Misstress looks like a viable bombing weapon where it was useless in classic. Chakram from Osiris looks very interesting for Assassin Crosses where it has never been a "meta" item historically. 2) Dea Staff from Maya is another example that falls into reason 1), but I also think Dea Staff is necessary for ME priests to be viable at a whopping 220 mattk. Currently their best weapon is a 130 matk weapon since they cannot use soul staff nor wizardry staff. Odin’s releases Divine Cross, however it’s a .25 base rate off of a Skeggiold. 3) These gears should be implemented sooner than later to offer more dynamic options for gearing while they are able to be relevant. Many gears like Giant Axe from Orc Hero, and Erde from Orc Lord are very good and viable with current gear, but by no means best in slot compared to later content (Hurricane Fury from Gloom Under Night beats Giant Axe, and 2s Stunner beats Erde when slotting npc gets implemented). 4) MVP hunting needs to be revitalized on the server. There have been many complaints that I’ve seen that the MVP scene is “dead”. As someone who has arguably MVPed the most on the server, I can say I don’t MVP as much because I have already attained all the gear I want for myself and my guild. Implementing these gears gives a very high incentive for people to MVP hunt again. 5) New valuable gear evens out the playing field again for the resurgence of players expected to return to the server on trans launch. People just need a trap hunter to kill some of these mvps or a monk and they can sell these gears for a lot of zeny and get "back into" the game quicker than if these items did not exist. 6) There is an argument that this server wants to follow the “official timeline” for gears, but TitanRO has already deviated from that timeline (ie, transcendent release date being later and the talk of implementing lower levels of Endless Tower). Deviating from the official timeline can be a good thing within reason and I think this deviation is very reasonable given some of the reasons I have listed above. Thank you everyone for reading this post and considering my arguments. Feel free to reach out to me on discord if you want to discuss anything or just write below and add to this post. P.S. I also suggest looking at implementing trans gears into Guild Dungeon because it incentivizes WoE. There is literally no reason to hunt in GD at the moment except for cards, but some of the trans gear in GD is very valuable.
This post is meant to be a discussion regarding balance changes for stat foods as BG rewards. Below is a quote from Trojal on what is decided so far. Trojal “Hmm we haven't decided much yet except the "default" pserver reward of +10 stat food is too much for our server balance. Likely it'd be +3, +5, or +7 available through BG (just one value for all foods, undecided yet)” I am going to list out my thoughts regarding the cooking system and balances in regards to BG rewards. 1) I am happy that the team realizes that the reward of +10 is too much. Level 10 is too much because the ingredient list for level 10 foods are very costly ( (https://irowiki.org/wiki/Cooking ); the level 10 cookbook is a card drop rate off maya purple. Level 10 foods should “feel” rewarding to make, and if BGs gave level 10 foods it would undermine the cooking system tremendously. 2) I think the BG rewards for food should be +5 and here is why: a) If the server is going to offer foods as a reward for BGs it should feel “worth it” to get. Level 3 seems too minor for stats (even though hardcore players would most likely get level 3 foods). Level 5 seems like a good middle-ground and worth the badges. b) Why level 5 and not 7? The way that cooking works is that you can get cookbooks level 1-5 from a npc. Cookbooks level 6-10 need to be hunted in game. If the BG reward offered 7, it would essentially make the level 6 and 7 cookbooks “useless”. Sure you can use foods in PVE, but most people care about stat foods for WoE. c) Listed below is a food chart list of what I think is the most cost/time efficient foods to make (the list excludes the NPC items require. As you can see (referring to chart below), they are still difficult to make. Level 7 stat foods from BGs would make it pointless to hunt for any of these items. The majority of the foods that are “worth it” to make only go to +8 (refer to https://irowiki.org/wiki/Cooking if you want to compare ingredient lists for other foods) 3) Additional ideas for balance changes. a) Pope mentioned the idea of changing player made foods to 1 and adding a weight to BG foods. I dislike this idea because you only need to carry 1 or two foods for the half hr duration (similar to an awakening potion). The weight change would not be enough of a downside to validate player made foods even if they weighed 1. b) I think it would be interesting if player made food did NOT dispel on death (like how elemental endows from sages were changed). Regardless of any level of BG reward food, I think it would still be worth it for player made foods to exist if they did not dispel. Please feel free to comment and give any further suggestions on this post. I really love the cooking system in RO and I think it’s very underrated. It’s super fun and I love going to different places to hunt ingredients. Thanks for checking this post out. - Llamacorn / Magisight in discord and in game. Stat Food Stats Ingredients Lutie Lady’s Pancake* +5 Str 2 Honey Bearfoot Special +8 Str 20 Bear’s Footskin 2 Aloe Leaflet 1 Hinalle Leaflet Spicy Fried Bao +5 Vit 20 Bao 10 Yellow Herb 20 Green Herb Sumptuous Feast +7 Vit 10 Fish Tail 10 Mane 5 Aloe Leaflet Red Mushroom Wine +6 Int 3 Grape Juice 20 Mushroom Spore 1 Alcohol Special Toast +8 Dex 10 Cheese 10 Strawberry 2 Royal Jelly Chile Shrimp Gratin +6 Agi 20 Lemon Steamed Alligator with Vegetable +7 Agi 10 Anolian Skin 10 Aloe Leaflet 10 Yellow Herb Incredibly Spicy Curry +8 Agi 1 Aloevera 10 Hinalle Leaflet Special meat Stew +9 Agi 20 Shoot 5 Royal Jelly Strawberry Flavored Rice Ball +8 Luk 10 Strawberry 10 Fig Leaf