Yesterday I’ve sent a message to Milk and Parachute, and as Parachute told that Milk will be inactive, and I do want an answer, I’ll just leave the message here hoping that someone gives me a proper answer. I just want to reinforce that this is really sad and makes no sense, in my point of view.
"Hello Milk and Parachute,
I just learned something that got me deeply concerned with the server. With this I’m not accusing you, at all, of being cash grabbers, but by some recent indications, it does look like the pattern we’ve all seen before.
Once I found this server I was really excited about it, I’ve been playing every day, I’ve been supporting you when I can and I’ve donated (not much) to support you, it was actually the first time I donated, going against some of my personal beliefs. This because you are a hard-working team, and I see future in the server, otherwise I wouldn’t be committed to it as I am.
You told you were never going to be a P2W server, however, with the addition of the mythical costumes giving stats, you actually became a P2W server. And the reasons are quite simple, at least to me. Just a contingency, my understanding of the process is not deep, so I might be wrong, so if I am, please correct me and I’ll apologize in advance if that is the case.
But try to follow me here.
When you donate, you get both cash points and tickets. The cash points are used to buy Cash Shop items and tickets are used to buy Rotation Headgear. So, when you donate, you automatically get an advance on the rotation, but that’s fine, given that you give the option of grinding the rotation headgears. That’s alright. However, people that donate, get access to huge amounts of zeny by seling Cash Points to players that don’t donate, giving them control over the economy, including the rotation. And now that you added those costumes with stats, that are only accessible for those that donate, or by buying cash points for zeny to the ones that do (increase value of cash points, decrease relative value of zeny, BBG situation again), you just turned into a pay to win, as those costumes do give very good stats, that are very relevant on most gameplay situations, and are only accessible if you donate, hence, to the ones that are already in control.
To make things better, you increase the prices of the items on last rotation, giving even more control to those that donate. Because you nerfed all zeny sources, prices are really low, but for those rotation/donation items, they are still very high, because they only trade amongst the ones that donate. I was expecting to buy Robo Eyes for 5 BT, and without warning, you increase the price to 7BT, and me and other people, couldn’t get it at rotation, because we only had and were expecting 5BT. Obviously, the ones that donate had those in storage and immediately grabbed all the Robo Eyes, which I had to buy for 8 ST, which I grinded, and then the script doesn’t even work according to the description (they don’t give 2% ATK, I opened a ticket, got ignored). Do you think that is fair or ethical? I don’t, I think it’s plain disrespect towards your players.
I’m trying to give critics that are constructive, so I’d like to know your thoughts on what I said and would like some justification about these changes. But I must say this, my motivation to play this server just went downhill. For the first time since the opening, I don’t look forward to play with you and I’m struggling a lot to not give up. I decided to send you this message, because I think you deserve another chance, you have the right to fuck up, providing that you correct those mistakes and compensate players accordingly. Upon not your response, but your actions, I’ll stay or go. I know I am not relevant at all for your success or failure. But I might be the representation of most of your player base that is speaking up.
Thank you for your time"