I fail to see how it's a can of worms tbh. You get up to Vanq from players, did that bother you? A 0.2% drop chance would feel like a random epic dropped in WoW. This is not trivializing gear progression, it's making it more attainable rather than how it is now, promoting city loggers and un-attendence in RVR.EsthelielSunfury wrote: ↑Sat May 30, 2020 10:26 pm1) I'm of the opinion that dropping endgame currency from players is a can of worms that people might not realize they don't want to open. Even with a minuscule chance to drop - you kill so many people in RvR in a few hours that you're bound to get plenty even if there was a ToK unlock requirement or perhaps a weekly lockout before each player could drop it again. I'm not a fan of trivializing gear progression, I quite enjoy the way it is set up here. I got Sov Cloak this week and cannot even equip it yet, and no - I don't login for City during weird hours.
2-3) The chat is precisely the same on Order, I can tell you for sure since I only play this faction. Every time the exact same names making fun/bait of people not giving Destro Altdorf because they want gear themselves with little effort. It's honestly giga cringe and maybe they should be teleported back to Ekrund as fresh rank 1 dwarves, see how they feel about that. Not a fan of character lockouts between factions, I still think xrealming is a symptom of larger issues. Preventing people from going to their alts for whatever reason is not going to solve anything, it will just irritate them.
4) I've read some ideas about City and honestly none of the suggestions are any good. They either butcher the campaign or want it fixed for one Timezone is particular, which is a no go.
Honestly, getting crests from gold bags is more than enough - with enough contribution in any zone you'll get them eventually. And it does look like Sov is not BiS for quite a few specs, so there's that to consider as well.
Sorry to hear Order experiences the same. Maybe GMs should slap some warning lock-outs for toxicity. I got slapped in WoW by a GM for 10 minutes straight, all around the map. That was fun and got my attention, even if it was as a joke.
I don't know about the ideas related to the City, my main concern is people play something else other than what we're supposed to play. I remember on retail all the guilds rushed to close zones asap, not staying afk waiting for the city to eventually happen.