Zenek, on Dec 24, 2012 - 9:11 PM, said:
Developers of Tera promised the same. If you ask them about RNG in game, they will probably also deny.
Btw. anybody from KR server can say how much RNG base is B&S?
Alot of RNG involved, when you get equips you have to ID them, and they can give a variety of different stats. Weapons will also have different effects/gem sockets.
It gets even worse in open raid dungeons like Poh 24/DBSH:
First, you get boxes from bosses that you open with keys. You have to grind mobs in the dungeon for them.
The boxes that give purple weapons come from the "final" bosses in each dungeon (Pohwaran/Haemujin).and a bonus boss after beating the final boss.
Once you open the box, its RNG based on what classes weapon you get. I've gotten a crazy amount of FM weapons as a LBM. Note: Another annoying perk is that LBM weaps =/= BM weaps even though they look exactly the same.
If you're lucky enough to get your classes weapon, you have to ID it, and then you can see how much attack power it has/ gem sockets/ effect. It is very hard to get the best weapon.
I still remember the day I finally got to 45 and was able to go to the Pohwaran 24 open raid dungeon, I was really optimistic and was thinking that it wouldn't be long before I was endgame ready with an awesome 231-259 attack weapon that could own anything.
2 Weeks later, after sitting in both Pohwaran 24 and DBSH for long hours grinding for keys to open boxes, the only thing I have to show for it was a 198 attack sword. I decomposed so many useless purple weapons that I ended up using a mediocre 209 attack 45 purple coin weapon. (You get purple coins by decomposing purple weapons/other purple items)
Of course, you can always do the 4/6 man versions of the dungeons if you can handle them, which will gear you up faster. Unfortunately, I doubt I'm ready for these yet.
EDIT: Even with all these limitations, its probably alot faster to gear up in this game than any other MMOs i played.
This post has been edited by jokerstar: Dec 26, 2012 - 6:08 PM