Amazon Responds to Lost Ark’s Concerns About Pay-to-Win Argos Raid and Spam Bot

Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG responded to growing concerns about the state of Lost Ark by addressing the “pay-to-win” attack on Argos along with the MMO’s massive bot spam problems.

The developers admitted that in Lost Ark’s March patch update they mistakenly added content that proved too advanced for the amount of material currently being fed into the game. This, along with the studio’s constant battle with spam bots, made it increasingly difficult for players to progress in the game, according to the developers.

Additionally, the team is attempting to make up lost ground by accelerating the release of new skins and classes for players to master.

From repairing Lost Ark’s crippled economy to bridging the gap between mid- and late-game progression, there’s a lot coming for the MMO over the next week.

Argos lost the ark
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Lost Ark developers made a calculation of how strong players would be when the Argos Abyss Raid was released.

Progression of the lost ark and new classes

Lost Ark developers made a mistake when they started the Argos Abyss Raid. They believed that more players would have reached or come close to item level 1370 faster.

As T3 materials ran out and players continued to explore T1 and T2 content, there was a spike in difficulty that “made Lost Ark feel like it was pay-to-win,” AGS said.

To get players back on track, AGS will prioritize the introduction of more progression materials and increase the rate at which new classes and skins are brought into play.

Lost Ark bot spam

Lost Ark’s economy and material availability were squeezed by an influx of bot accounts consuming gold and resources, as well as “overlooked variables” like cash transactions.

The developers have locked over 1 million bots ahead of today’s announcement, and they plan to double the pending work.

To combat bots, AGS will take a two-pronged approach, continuing its massive lockdown waves while also giving players the opportunity to earn a higher volume of progression materials through events and hand out more gold later in the game.

Lost Ark Item Progression
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The developers will soon be giving Lost Ark players more chances to obtain important progression items.

Lost Ark honing material update

Lost Ark players have felt the lack of T3 progression materials, and the devs are going to improve that directly by giving ample chances to earn more Honing Mats.

“Casual” Event Guardian Raids give players the opportunity to farm honing materials and get more replays for players who want to grind with their groups.

Meanwhile, the Grand Prix can now reward Tailoring and Metallurgy books to keep people striving for better overall hone rates.

Lost Ark PVP will reward players with many more rewards when Season 1 of Competitive Proving Grounds launches next week. AGS and Smilegate RPG hope this will be another great way for players to farm honing materials and progression items.

Lost Ark free gifts

Lost Ark gifts free
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Lost Ark players will receive a slew of free rewards in the coming weeks.

AGS and SGRPG know they need to make up ground after the frustration in the Lost Ark community. Therefore, the developers are giving away tons of freebies, including skins, legendary card packs, and more.

Beginning March 21, players will find everything from new Mokokon cosmetics to animal skins available for free.

Lost Ark players are already appreciating the developers’ transparency as the team tackles the game’s biggest issues months after its western launch. Amazon Responds to Lost Ark’s Concerns About Pay-to-Win Argos Raid and Spam Bot

Emma Bowman

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