In responding to Radu’s request of discussing the issue that the players are complaining about, there are a number of issues.
The point of what is help. Help is coming and participating. How one player can help and what another believes is help is tough. When you are a lower level player in any group the mobs turn to you. I don’t expect higher level players to undress to keep the mob on them. That could cause them to die. On the other hand, as a lower level player they can’t stay on the mob as long without running out of mana or dying. As a player who started in the low levels of instance I had to learn when to join and to use dissring to get out before I died or was totally out of mana. To be honest typing a lot causes more players to die. So seeing all this announcing before you restock or run can get you killed. Instead of always yelling at players to attack when it is clear that the mobs are over there head (current stats) direct them into helping. Whether that is to engage a mob coming up even for a short period to re-direct the AI or actually killing something. Sometimes, if they turn a second mob for short period this will help a tank regain some mana. But as a lower level player if you run your mana to zero, it can be scare staying in the invance. I use to dis and tele out walk right back in. This can get you out of scare situation and you are not gone that long and you can regain mana. Personal I don’t believe you will ever get everyone to agree what help is. Maybe should ask what is not help is the better question. That’s easier. More than 4 peeps sitting at the gate. Yes you need more than just a gate keeper. Normally you need 2 others scouting the area due to the limited view of the gate keeper. From the answers of the players posting they have never been a gate keeper. You can’t see well enough to inform others to get back in time. So massive players at gate is wrong but a few on patrol works.
What is proper gear? Telling other players what they have to purchase in order to have the same fun as those who are clearly alts and know how to earn a ton of gc or purchase is not even fair. Lower level players are working to create their chars. They don’t and can’t afford rosto’s at the current price. I do think they should bring the best gear they can afford. They will learn that to be able to kill and get gc from mobs they need to increase armor. But we all know that lower level they die and lose stuff. They get bag jumped sometimes is returned, other times is not. If I was low level who couldn’t afford rosto, augs and iron sword. Next level they will increase because they like playing and killing the mobs not spending their time walking from hell. Pk arrows/bolts are a must. Unless you are good enough to be switching all the time. The idea that trainers are ok for point defense is crazy. The first 100 shots don’t remove all the point defense. Maybe shooting hawks and white tigers is ok with training but believe that having trainers in leads to players trying to cheat. Pk’ers is a must.