I have different opinion than yours.
Forge Bomb mining had same efficient to find gems as forge hammer before.
People just didn’t know how to forge a nice aoe hammers, we only spent time to create the best way for bomb mining before.
Now after bomb mining “removed”, we start to find the new way which the “new hammer mining” is created.
It’s even more powerful and easier compared to bomb mining in old patch.
With the rank 360 hammer (aoe lvl 4 + damage lvl 9 + action speed lvl 7- 9) you can get following materials:
- its 400+ gems in 45 mins.
- of course u can get other resource as well ( gold / silver / coal…etc)
- You can get a lot of rocks to use to lvl up new char
- A lot of exp (lvl 50 character increase 1 lvl / 45 min grind)
- A lot of fragment which bomb mining you can’t get any (saltpetre …etc)
- Hammer can use longer, so you don’t need to forge the new one frequently.
Also in compare, new hammer mining is easier to build up.
( you don’t need to calculate correct skill set for mining)
Same amount gems you can get in 1 hour compare to bomb mining.
The difference will be for the mid level players ( around level 30 -35)
The basic titanium bomb is > than any hammer without forge.
but the problem is basic hammers sucks not unforge bomb too strong.
(Average 180 gems in 2 hour grind for basic bomb before with “correct skill build” )
Also this why in current patch mid players said there is a gem wall (because basic hammer sucks)
But if you use the garbage aoe gem hammer to grind (without damage buff), you can get 130 around in 1 hour as well.
Devs have been heading to wrong direction because they feel the problem is on bomb mining
( which is wrong)
The problems are the stupid forge system which is really hard to do the balance.
(either too powerful or useless)
Every forge gears are way over power. (axe / shovel / regen bomb / sling bows / grapples…etc)
Before when we are still in alpha beta, why no one crying for bomb mining too op ?
Because it was not, and the diamond hammer has aoe effect without the forge (no forge system)
Without the forge system bomb mining just an average grind rate / hour.
They should buff the basic hammer instead of removed the bomb mining.
Right now its way to hard for new / mid players to gather gems without buying any hammer in market.
And way too easy for old / ea players to gather gems.
The funnest thing is the forge hammer never get buffed at all, but now people get the same or even more amount of gems by using the forge hammer which we could forged it when bomb mining haven’t been “removed”. (just no one can tell how to forge it)
So please, bring up the bomb mining again without any nerf, and buff the basic hammer.
( i am really tired of seeing a lot of rocks drop on my face, its really make my eyes tired)
Right now the reason you “removed” the bomb mining is really ridiculous, because hammer was op too, just no one knows it. (Include devs).
If bomb mining needs to “removed” because its too easy for gem gathering by the forge bomb, how you guys feel about the current hammer mining ? (much powerful / easier) Should it be removed as well ?
(Personally i hope not) Also how come no one says its exploid ? Just because its a hammer not bomb ?
This will be my last command about bomb mining, for me and other ea players its really not a big deal at all.
I just somehow curious why you guys want to punish new /mid players. (by making them harder to find gems)
Its your games which i don’t really care how you guys do the balance.
but a lot of new / mid players can’t stay longer that is an issue you guys need to think about.
This game had such great potential before, but now the population drop way too fast…
Even during Early access i found more people in portal hub.
Right now it makes me feel like i am back to the end of the alpha beta ( which everyone quit for the wipe)