Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Evolith is a mystery...

Well, we now know what the third update for this time around is going to be.

When it's going to come out is anyone's guess. I think they're still trying to beta-test it, frankly. Supposed to be for that third update, but, as of now, they schedule it at, at minimum, late November.

It sounds as if they finally admitted that the present Augment system is one masterful flop, as they've introduced the Evolith system (and all-but explained what the heck that huge data update was from last week...).

Basically, you can now slot your own augments of choice, if you can get the stones you want, into just about anything -- which, of course, raises the potential for another side effect (encouraging players to augment (and, hence, render Exclusive) their entire gear set, yanking the whole mess out of RMT's hands).

Mayhaps that's the entire point of the Augment (and now the Evolith) system, and something they might be considering for XIV.


Evilpaul said...

They're saying it's reversible apparently, so it probably won't do much to RMT.

I'm mostly eager to see what kind of things that we'll be able to add to Back and Ring slot items. Amemet Mantle +1 with some Accuracy or a Snow Ring with more INT or MAB would be pretty awesome.

Starcade, now from Siren said...

I disagree, Evilpaul, for the following reason:

I really believe that the only way you can realistically put a dent in RMT is to jail the lot -- but, while that process goes on, you really have to lock away as much equipment and items from them as you can.

I really think that was the original intent of the Augment system, and we saw how well that went over, so this is just the next "evolution" of the Augment system, as it were.