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Geletron wrote: »
The process of claiming catalysts is annoying. There are a few reasons why it works this way:

1. Potion shack is a bit of a hack. We had to re-purpose an Elite Status voucher so there would be an item in game that you could use to gain currency. It isn't ideal, but we wanted to find a way to reward people in game.
2. All the extra pop-up windows are shown because we are using a hacked Elite Status voucher for the catalysts.
3. It turns out Elite Status vouchers and catalysts don't work correctly when they are rewarded in stacks (we found this out the hard way during a past event). We decided to make them non-stackable to avoid breaking the system and to encourage people to use them instead of hoarding them.



Now I'm a little embarrassed because MACHINE LORD GELETRON and the Platform team also deserve a shoutout. The way Kyra's Pop-Up Potion Shack works in the game is all thanks to their hard work implementing it. In fact I'm pretty sure the new red enchanting crystal was their idea, and wouldn't have been possible without their work configuring the potion shop. Thank you GELETRON!
First off. I think it is more logical and organized to have them stackable in your inventory to alleviate the need to constantly empty the inventory for the catalyst. Secondly, The repetitive windows that pop up are insanely illogical accept for the first window. Yet the option should be given on whether to ask again or not. Thus alleviating the need to keep having the window pop up once more over and over again. The next window that pops up is not even needed at all. Why have this window pop up that isn't even an elite status voucher?

The process of claiming catalysts is annoying. There are a few reasons why it works this way:

1. Potion shack is a bit of a hack. We had to re-purpose an Elite Status voucher so there would be an item in game that you could use to gain currency. It isn't ideal, but we wanted to find a way to reward people in game.
2. All the extra pop-up windows are shown because we are using a hacked Elite Status voucher for the catalysts.
3. It turns out Elite Status vouchers and catalysts don't work correctly when they are rewarded in stacks (we found this out the hard way during a past event). We decided to make them non-stackable to avoid breaking the system and to encourage people to use them instead of hoarding them.


I'll direct all the thanks (and other feedback) in this thread to TERA Product Manager Noesis. I was able to help him plan this Kyra's, but he's the one that put in the stressful and late-night work hours required to get the Pop-Up Potion Shack ready for potion brewing business in time for Valentine's Day. <3
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