Albion Online: Gathering vs Paying to Transmute
3 of our guild members are out gathering 18+ hours a day and yet there is still no possible way we could gather the 6.4 mats necessary to compete in our GvG's.
This leaves us with absolutely no CHOICE but to have collectively spent nearly 2000 dollars buying gold just to have enough Albion Online Silver to transmute mats into 6.4 in order to field the team, even with many people over a mil gathering fame...
Please someone explain to me IN DETAIL how this is NOT pay to win. We have to pay to even field a team in equal gear.
Every node of t6 you come across at this point is pancaked nearly 24 hours a day on an absurd 20 hour cooldown, It is completely unfeasible to attempt to gather the resources necessary to field the gvg team, leaving 0 options outside of paying real life money for gold and then using the gold to get silver to transmute into 6.4
The scarcity is a problem, but not for the zergs, becuase they have enough people gathering. It's a problem for solo gatherers or solo players or small groups.
--Go on the AH and look and try to buy even some t6.3 mats, theres none available, the zergs gather it all and sell NONE of it. NONE. Because they need it for GVG.
--Now go out as group of 5to10 and try to GATHER the resources to field a team in even basic 6.3! It's NEVER going to happen, the nodes are all flat and you risk being zerged, it could take weeks to craft even ONE set for each of your players.
The current game is completely impossible for a small group to buy Cheap Albion Online Silver compete in anyway without paying real money to transmutate resources.
I'm not complaining because im suffering here, im complaining on behalf of EVERYONE ELSE, TECHNICALLY IM BENEFITING FROM THE CURRENT SITUATION. BUT I CAN SEE THAT IT MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANYONE who is not in a zerg or an incredibly hardcore guild!
EVEN if they can't see it yet, I SEE IT, AND THEY WILL SEE IT SOON ENOUGH!!!! And trust me when i say they are GONE when they realize it, gone gone gone wave goodbye now!
SOLUTION: ALL that has to be done to fix the problem is make the resrouces easier to GATHER than to CREDIT CARD. It's currently the opposite, the AO Gold aren't even remotely obtainable by a small guild or group of players, so they have 1 option, credit card.
I'm not saying take the credit card option away entirely, im saying [b]MAKE GATHERING ALSO A VIABLE WAY FOR A SMALL GROUP TO GEAR THEMSELVES. Currently it is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for a small group to gather what they would need to field a team! HELL they CAN"T EVEN BUY THE RESOURCES ON THE AH BECAUSE THE BIG STRONG GUILDS ARE HORDING IT ALL!
As im writing this post sitting in guild teamspeak someone says in the background "dont worry in a couple of weeks the nodes will be here because so many people will quit" LOL is that the game you want? It's not the game I want.