Honestly, selling BM's in the cash shop is an all time low for this game. I never thought I would see Aion come to this. We actually had something to do back when we had the regular camps and BM quests Aion Kinah ...now you have bottlenecked everyone into two incredibly boring maps where the only good thing is the rewards from the instances. If your intention was to encourage PVP...I think you failed pretty badly by making people struggle for bloodmarks. Then sticking them in the cash shop, of all places.
can you enlighten me what kind of bottleneck they implented? i wasnt playing for a long time but remember having very good and fun fights with the BM camps. what did they change?
Well, in cygnia and enshrar the maps are very limited. You have a very narrow corridor to buy Aion Gold run through accross the entire map, which is sectioned off by guard posts with hostile NPC's. Which is what I mean by bottlenecking- when you rift over to enemy territory, you are limited to one section of the map, although it -is- possible to get through the NPC's if your party knows how to run through them (but if you're on the side of the barrier without stairs, you end up screwed unless you have a good temp with you) Meanwhile in Levinshore, you have BM camps which are more difficult to flip (and you need to flip all three color coordinated camps to finish the 3 quests that only give 5 BM a piece) Basically level 65's have been shoved on several very small maps together, with much less to do. The PVP isn't even that great because it's basically a zerg fest.
8 characters doing bm weeklies and trading BMs for ac and get full set in like 4 weeks. So back then we had those awesome BM/AC quests which gave us reasons to go out there and fight the asmo/elyos but now you buy your equipment straight up in the shop?