Premier Club - Lackluster afresh and now
At the alpha of 2018, I bought the Premier Club. I'd just gotten a nice little anniversary annual at my new job and was activity adventurous, and I went for it afterwards audition how abundant humans admired it the antecedent year.
It's safe to say that I was abundantly aghast with it, admitting this was partly my own fault. For starters, I went into it assured something like the Mahjarrat/Pantheon ambience and instead accustomed Hellion - an XP booster that lets you accost a chargeless afterlife as able-bodied as an ambience reset. The XP booster was neither actuality nor there for me - as a maxed amateur with alone a abstinent absorption in 120s/further grinding, it didn't absolutely alarm out to me but it was nice if blame goals.
The chargeless afterlife could accept been absolutely nice - if it didn't crave me to actuate the ambience first, appropriately catastrophe whatever ambience I was currently application and afresh appealing abundant banishment me to use up the displace to get aback to accepting my animus on whatever had beatific me to Death's appointment in the aboriginal place.
Secondly, the Premier Club tokens. This arrangement was just abhorrent - no ifs, ands, or buts. It was accustomed as an added reward, but was instead added as a standalone - it should accept appear included with the annual that the antecedent years had (automatically accepting new cosmetics as they were released).
Instead, I was affected to either aces and accept which items I was to receive, or authority assimilate my brand for months in the hopes that I didn't absence out on something bigger because I absitively to buy an Ornate Katana rather than adjournment for the Stormborn outfit.
I did adore the discounted year-long associates and, for the a lot of part, the Premier Vault and chargeless items from the Guardian. No arguing that.
Needless to say, I acquainted like I was accepting beneath than what my predecessors had accustomed in their bales overall, so if the Premier Club alone for 2019, I was hopeful that Jagex had stepped it up and things would be added evocative of the years afore 2018.
So far, the bulk has added and it seems the rewards are added defective than before. The Premier Artefact is basically Hellion with two weaker abilities - a adventitious to act as a porter and a mashup of the Dedicated Slayer and Knockout auras. The Premier tokens don't even annual the advantage to accept 2019 corrective items - just the items from antecedent years, accepting addition footfall down from the old Premier Clubs. That aside, the Artefact can't even be acclimated with an aura.
I'm not accommodating to pay my own money for the Premier Club this year. I'm alive appear accepting abundant in-game bill to buy it via bonds, but honestly, so far it's analytic like the alone aloft annual is that it'll be cheaper as a agglomeration sum than it will over time. I'm no abundant PvMer, but I'm acquisitive to accomplish abundant just to yield advantage of that. If it were for any added reason, I don't anticipate I'd bother.
So, the point of this column if you've gotten this far - what are your takes on the new Premier Club, or on 2018's? How do you anticipate they assemblage up adjoin the accepted adeptness of the earlier ones, and do you anticipate they've been decidedly 'nerfed' for a reason? What about the bulk change - is that reasonable for you? Do you artlessly disagree with aggregate I've said? I'd like to apprehend your thoughts.
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