greetings european l2 community, i have played l2 since prelude up to kamael era and then decided to call it quits for personal reasons. lately the nostalgia feeling hit me hard and decided to start playing again. long story short, i got hooked. loaded up my balance to get many virtual exp goodies and also purchased 3 months of pa access. after all supporting one of your favorite games is not something to be ashamed about. i decided to go with innova as the latency is way lower and they actually care about bots and take actions against them somewhere down the line. the servers' population is mediocre at best and so i decided to express my personal concern regarding this tricky game. as you all know, l2 is one of the biggest grindfest in the genre. simple yet addictive mechanics. of course it is way easier to exp these days. however a new player who had never played l2 before will have a hard time stomaching the grind in a dated game. even if the new players don't mind the grind and decide to give l2 a shot, the game does everything it can to drive the players out of it. you see is not about the levels anymore cause eventually you will see the levels increasing and xp bar moving sooner or later. the biggest flaw of the game in my opinion is the drop/adena rates. how the heck a new player is supposed to gear up and have something to look forward to, set up in game goals and progress in a decent time frame. heck who am i kidding, the adena income cant even cover the teleport/shots expenses. let alone gearing up. generally, i don't buy the "we are the publishers we can change nothing" attitude. get in touch with the developers and let them know the situation. demand a change for the good of your business and player base. give us the tools to enjoy the game and we shall enjoy it. thank you for taking the time to read my messy topic.