Hello there fellow warriors,
Since the anouncement of Hell and Ice run is taking uncommonly long (no hate, just not used to such long waiting time after dev diary entry, probably because of xmas) i had some time to think about the run and the drops. Since the community dont want the +6 stones I have a few different suggestions to make the realse faster, keep the changes very simple and add exiting items to the game.
1. Keep the flamekey in the game and use it as a crafting item.
My idea behind this is, that you can add crafting paths to the Master npc like 5x flamekey gives 50% chance to craft rare adder, 10x flamekey gives 50% to craft rare changer, or something along these lines. (maybe also alchemy stat adder/changer to counteract the useless superclass dss which are clean) This could speed up the release of the run and also the variety players can use this run.
2. keep the run as hard as on s1 where we had +6 stones.
On server 1 we had minor alchemy and +6 stones. Here we have no +6 stones, but its fairly easy to get high class alchemy, which should balance things out enough. (Also making the run harder means it can be more rewarding via good drops)
3. Ice run should drop at least 1x ice grail per run with 100% and maybe increace the % on the mobs which are spawned by the boss., so 2-3 are acutally possible per run.
This would decreace the ice grail price and make it viable to use for shoes/armour (kinda like the state of the splinter right now but a bit more expensive)
4. Add dragon god attack/defense as a drop to the runs.
This should keep the prices of this item down a bit. The reason behind this is, that newer players who did not enjoy them dropping during xmas event cant compete in budokan or nation war if they don't have them. (as soon as the market drys out new pvp players cant get them at all) Or add them to itemshop so everyone can purchase them.
These are all just ideas. I have no clue how far the dev team is with these runs and if they can still be adapted without throwing off the balance.
I'm open to discussions + more ideas and as always keep it civil