We, the 9Dragons players, are currently at a difficult sitiation. Even after the promises from Hyperion and Indy21, that they will recover all our characters, it seems that they will not.
In the newest update about this issue, the so-called Message to Community – Regarding Database, we get the following options regarding this issue:
Option 1. XP Boost / Gold Giveaway – As soon as we get the in game mall / store up we could launch a limited time promotion where we give the entire community high powered XP boosts and in game items. This could help the experienced bunch of players reestablish their levels in the game and avoid the process of going through the initial MMP Grind to level up
Option 2. Create Template Characters – We could create Template Characters (Level 10, level 25, level 50…so on) and based on what you submitted in the character restoration forms we could allot these template characters to you. SO, while you will not get your characters back you will be close to what you had when you were abandoned by Acclaim / Playdom
Option 3. We do nothing at all and we wait for the legal process to take its course and hopefully retrieve that Character DB and restore it to back to all of you
Option 4. Any other options, constructive of course, which you may have
Even if Sedbona likes option 1 the most – I don’t.
Don’t misunderstand me. I will start from 0 again anyway – At G1 or at another publisher. I do not care about starting again from 0, and I do not care if I get all my items back. But this was, after all, a promisse from GamersFirst and Indy21, that they would give all characters back. After all, that’s why we had to make screenshots. If they will not recreate all characters wanted (if they will not get the database back) then it was and is a broken promise.
So I was thinking about that for a few days. To recreate every single characters again, it would be too much work for the GamersFirst GMs and would take too much time. But Option 2, which seems to be the best one, on keeping their promise, is not good enough. So my vote goes to Option 4 – An own opinion:
Recreate all characters requested. Look at the screenshots and give them their level (without %), their epithets, and their skills (without % too, only cheng) – Except for 2nd role clanskills on vagabonds. This was indeed never meant to be.
Also give them all Item Mall items on their screenshots back (since these items weren’t tradeable) and give them a choice to keep 19 or 20 items. This would give them enough choice to keep their gear (which takes at least 14 items (8 relics, 5 clothes, 1 weapon)) and some more for other items they had (non-stacks, only one item if it is from stackable items).
Do not give them any gold, no matter how much they had. On this way, the ingame economy could have a new chance, and everything the veterans and loyal players, who want to stay at G1’s 9Dragons, really want, is only the gear and their level.
This, only for 1 character per person only.
If you agree with me, agree with me in G1’s forum, quoting this post of mine.
To start all over again from 0 may be good for the game. But we may not forget that many players, especially the veteran ones, spent a lot of money and time into their characters. And we also may not forget that GamersFirst and Indy21 gave to the whole community the promise of recovering all characters. So this seems, at least for me, to be a good and plausible middle way, where both sides, the publisher/developer and the players, will win and lose something.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond