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All posts created by Azure_Zero

Resetting the achievement Gates is Not enough, as that WILL be abused for influence generation if that is the case.
Recall the 1000 point alts being made then deleted for easy influence production in the early start of influence in the game it was exploited to Heck by a Large Number of people and or groups.
If they go the reset gate route then they'll need to forcefully set the influence gain to the slowest to hinder the thought of abusing the influence system with respecs.
Edam hits a number of points on the head and that is JUST the tip of the iceberg of the damage/cheats/exploits/Problems that Allowing Respecs in the will bring.

As adding respecs will bring Unforeseen Consequences to the game, and I don't think anyone involved can or will be prepared for the Consequences that it'll bring.
One of these Consequences could be lead to the Final Nail in the coffin for the game and it dies with no chance of recovery.
Remember some ideas seem great and look to lead to prosperity, but are the worst ideas and lead to ruin.
I get that you want to give the game some extra cash, but allowing respecs is a can of worms that is bigger then folks think and it'll get worse with a even bigger game population, that is my 2 cents.
Now if they were to allow a re-spec for characters, it should have more then a RL money payment to make sure it does not get abused.

So what are you proposing? First born son or daughter? Alligence to a dark lord? But seriously, what holds more significance than a cash payment? (That, oh by the way, helps finance the game.)

I too am a day one player who never understood the reluctance to offer respecs. Who does it really hurt? I paid for my XP already. Why shouldn’t I be able to reallocate it. “Hard is fun?” Sorry, that mantra sailed, and then sank.

Fine. Make it a little hard? Reset all gates upon respec. You get your XP back, but you still have to play the game to rebuild your character. Stop crying about the ‘advantages of day one toons and DT accounts’. We’ve paid our dues. Stuck with this game through thick and thin. We deserve a little love and respect (or ‘respec’ in this case.) smile

If you want to make sure that Respecing will not be abused make XP itself should be included in the Cost (either a fixed amount or a percentage) and ALL Feats are Refunded, not just one or two to avoid cheating the stat gates and feat requirements that were paid for.

Gates being reset can and will be abused for influence, remember the trial accounts and 1000 point alts being made and then deleted, you need something that'll act as a flag saying all gates give influence as IF they hit max achievement in the first place after respecting.

Allowing Respecs Opens a can of worms the that Goblin Works can't handle, since the number of ways it can and will be abused is a major problem. The Founding Goblinworks team told US the players TIME AND AGAIN, NO RESPECS.
I can see only a fraction of the ways it can be abused and the Founding Goblinworks team knew they could not stop every scenario so they came up with the Best possible answer, No Respecs.
Now I an one of the old timers in the game still and we were all told "All XP Purchases Are Final" and also was part of the "Hard is Fun" in that you had to make Hard Choices.
Heck we are getting warnings new about taking feats that players May or Will lose access to when certain other systems come in that will restrict options.

It would also mean you'd need checker system to make SURE that a feat your removing did not supply a boost to a stat that was needed to break a gate for a feat you currently have.

Now if they were to allow a re-spec for characters, it should have more then a RL money payment to make sure it does not get abused.
If you need a Linux tester, I'll can be one of them, and I have a few systems that can be used for Testing.
As my Old Core 2 Duo running Linux can even run PFO in WINE, minding the rare "Thread Context" crash.
Though I'll be checking back on that at the end of the year as the Current Distro on the Duo is nearing End of Life.
So I could be a tester for a Few Distros and hardware setups.

And If Goblin works wants a good user friendly Linux Distro to start with,
I'd recommend either Zorin OS, or Linux Mint.
Given announcement that the Game's engine will be getting an upgrade.
I ask the Devs to add to the list during the upgrading that Native Linux gets some support, or at the very least Keep or improve the game running on Linux via WINE. If you op for the latter the patcher needs some serious work.

I know that the Unity Engine is cross and multi platform and that is it easy to setup the engine and editor to make sure it'll be easy to port to various Operating Systems.

Reason I put this out there is cause when January 2020 rolls around, All Windows 7 support ends (and that is currently 50% what all desktops are running world wide)
And Not every Windows 7 user will be going to that piece of Spyware known as Windows 10 when the support for Windows 7 ends.
Some Will stick with Windows 7, Some will move to Linux, Some will Move to Mac, Some might move to ReactOS even if it'll be in beta, and some will sell their soul and go with Windows 10.
Kill 10 Goblins, Bandits, Knights, Mercs, etc.. around ThornKeep (referred to as TK by players) with; Holy Lance, Lightning Arc, Firebolt, and or Icicle attacks from the Focus.
Not seeing anything on the event list listing PFO

Edit found it Thanks for the Link Bob
We need to empty the freaking Vaults of the crap tons of tokens so it's fine for now,
wait about 2 years and the vaults might be drained enough that it could be fixed.