I'm playing this server for 1 week now. There aren't many people playing, some nice players helped me getting started here with runes and equipment. So I've been enjoying playing the server until yesterday: soulpoints have been introduced. From what I understood is this is to improve the economy of the server.
But introducing soulpoints is not going to magically solve the economy of the server. Below I listed some reasons why:
Btw, there were some changes made to soulpoints this morning as in generation and soulpoints cost for creating runes so it's not as bad as yesterday (1 hour hunt for 100 soulpoints, 1 sd cost 5 sp).
- There are barely players online, actively playing
- No activity in the trade channel
- No one is selling weapons/armors/runes or other valuables
- Not many new players
- 1x lootrate
- Loot is terrible and barely covers investment into supplies (manafluids and sds)
- Server is 2 years old
- In discord I've seen people sell 1k+ bps runes (from april 2021), now we are forced to buy from them with money I don't have
Soulpoints were introduced to balance the economy of the server but it will only cause more imbalance where older players will financially benefit from this (selling their stash).
Soul points were introduced to mitigate bots and rune farms from making unlimited runes.... not to "balance the economy". Granted it would directly impact the rune economy.
Many people on full 1x rate server can still manage to hunt and profit. Gold rates here are actually boosted slightly to compensate not having trash creature product items. Plenty of people are able to succeed and progress in tibia playing completely solo.
The server is crafted around community feed back. Arguments of how things used to be holds no real merit. If something is being exploited, saying "Well older players who have this, or played when it was like this" is by absolutely no means a reason to leave it the way it is.... and I won't be doing resets every single time a feature is changed.
And The regen on soul has since been addressed. SP Costs were adjusted a well.