Serenda Elvia Realm
The common feedback is that Elvia Orc Camp is currently the best for silver, so why would players want to go anywhere else. The reason Elvia spots are so good is also because you can make silver directly without having to go through the central market.
Due to this feedback, the profits of all Elvia spots are going to be rebalanced to bring them closer to Orcs. One of the issues as well with Elvia spots is that some of them are highly reliant on Elvia Weapons, and your silver per hour is impacted by this. Elvia weapons will be changed slightly so that they spawn more often, however, you will no longer be able to take a new weapon to refresh the buff. The aim is for players to have a weapon for approximately 30 minutes in the total hour, and to remove some of the randomness from the spots. As well, Elvia weapons will now be a character drop/summon, meaning that other players cannot take your weapon from you.
Calpheon Elvia Realm
Calpheon Elvia Realm is arriving next week on Global Lab and will be added to official servers after a balance adjustment.
The aim is to take away some of the repetitiveness from grinding in a location for so long. These new Calpheon Elvia spots will have weather specific monsters and effects, where the monsters change depending on the current weather conditions. The hope is that since the grind spot is always changing, it will stop players from getting bored if they grind there for too long in one sitting.
One of the mechanics for these new spots, is that when the Troll Shaman is defeated, they will petrify monsters nearby and make them easier to defeat.
Channel Structure Changes and Private Server
Currently servers are split into Elvia channels and normal channels. At the moment you have to choose to play on an Elvia server if you want to grind in an Elvia spot. This limits the amount of players who can grind on Elvia and makes the spots highly contested.
In the future, the server setup will change, so that it doesn’t matter which server you are currently playing on. Instead you will go to the spot itself (such as Orc Camp) and will choose whether to enter Elvia zone or normal. The hope is that this will alleviate the overcrowding in certain spots.
As well, Private servers are going to become available. Players will be able to enter a private server for up to 1 hour a day, and can grind without the conflict of other players. If you want to keep grinding after using up your 1 hour, you will need to go and grind in a normal server. These private servers will be different from the current Oasis servers, which are aimed for inviting friends and guilds. Oasis servers are also only available from winning events and not as accessable.