So, the only thing I've cared about on the census was who has gained the most silver and what amount had they achieved. Last year we saw 30-55bil in the top spots, but on the next sheet we'll likely see well over 100bil. However, this time around there won't be any bragging rights to the top spots. It's not skill that will have put these players in the ranks, it is time. Specifically the amount of time players can actively dump into mundanely hunting sea monsters. For me, this entire game was based around learning to generate wealth, namely from methods that required thought and planning, not hours grinding away. My version of PvP wasn't just fighting it was competing with others to see who could accumulated the most silver, but I'm trying to think of a way this matters now. We are officially screwed right now. The silver gained from certain guilds, which equate to roughly 500mil per day for T10 payouts, will now forever be in the game. Imagine this amount of silver and enhancing. Imagine having 1bil and enhancing green accessories, this is roughly the same ratio as enhancing gold accessories with Sea monsters silver. This isn't a hate post it is just a thinking post. I'min the process of building a sailboat and I keep thinking of how cheap this silver grind is. I've finally managed to accumulate 10b from crazy hard grinding/lifeskilling/sacrificing/patience and if I start hunting season monsters that silver is devalued. That achievement is devalued. But on the other hand I could simply not do Sea monsters and very quickly become completely irellevant in gear etc. cause there is nothing that can compete with this grind and the longer it stays in the game the greater the distance between those who run sea monsters and those who don't. How can the devs fix this? They could increase all other silver methods to be somewhat competitive withsea monsters, but that of course would mean increasing the costs of the items in the market, which means my 10b stored becomes less valuable. Devs could ban all the players who've earned this silver, but that wouldnt be right, cause this isn't an exploit, it is something the devs are well aware of and even decided to buff. Im tryin to stay positive, lol,but damn how does this not just officially screw the entire game up.