Blood Beads and Bloody Marbles – Very rare and almost legendary items, a rare drop from True General Wei and the Chests of The Cave of The Conqueror. That was at least on the old days so. Meanwhile, every Item Mall user can get easly some of those. And not just those items, which were known as “best item ingame”, but also an item, a relic, which is very powerful and not available ingame: The Phoenix Banner.
Some weeks ago, Acclaim had a promotion and gave to their players those Phoenix Banners, one for each 90-Days-Premium purchased. They give each +3 All Attributes, +15% Life, and +15% Dodge (Chi Kung & Physical Dodge (at least it give some ck dodge to me too)). This item is a relic and can be equipped more than one time. You could even equip this item 8 times on the max. 8 pockets of the clothes. Those who purchased many of this item are meanwhile known in Bloody Plains as Immortals.
One week later, Acclaim offered on their new promotion a 7/1000 HP drain Weapon Ornament for each 50-Experience-Cards pack. The best ingame available HP drain Weapon Ornaments are 6/1000. 7/1000 ones can just be get very rarely from the so-called Casino-Game from the Item Mall Qilin’s Mirror. A very nice way to say “Just paying players will achieve something in this game.”
Now, a new promotion was started. The paying players can become more invincible. Some people even started already a Blood Bead & Bloody Marble Party, while the non-ItemMall-users become weaker and weaker. The new promotion says, you will get a Blood Bead of Heaven (+1 All Attributes, +2 Dexterity, +15 Attack Rating), a Blood Bead of Earth (+1 All Attributes, +2 Constitution, +10% Weapon Damage), or a Phoenix Banner (+3 All Attributes, +15% Life, +15% Dodge). You can choose one item for each 50-Experience-Cards pack you purchased.
Seriously, just a morong will select a Blood Bead of Heaven. +15 Attack Rating is nothing. Even Karma Plates can give more. If it would be +15%, then it would be of course an awesome item. Of course, this could also be a wrong text, and it would incrase the Attack Rating by 15%. But I never had one to test it out, and all others speak about just +15 Points on Attack Rating.
The Blood Bead of Earth is of course a very famous item. This item gives you +10% Weapon Damage. On the old days, many lent some of those out from other high level friends, just to get the True General Wei kill. Today, nobody make any thoughts anymore, to get one’s own goal. Today, you just need to be a Chi Kung Artist.
Many complained about the first Phoenix Flag promotion, because this item makes PvP indeed more unbalanced than it is. Who doesn’t remember Fugen’s words anymore on the complains? “We do not unbalance the game, it is already unbalanced.”
But I wonder… Why does Acclaim do these promotions? Why do they give such good items to Item Mall users? Is it possible… that Tibet will bring collections to trade them?
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond