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this is coming from someone who lucked out in a pug on getting a role that doesn't require as much dps because of class, messed up a couple times on 7, wiped, and still cleared cpap because the rest of the party was extremely geared + got a really good weapon on the first run. yea if you have really good rng you don't need to buy meso (am salty).
on a more serious note the game's designed to have inflation from everyone's alts one shotting hard dungeons but nexon put in fairfight + character locked a lot of things, so bots are somewhat needed to make up for that
It went from what was implied to be a casual-social game to needing something with a <.05% drop rate to pull your own weight dps-wise in the last raid
and that they tried to make a game where progression is predominantly rng competitive but then you can also literally be recorded macro/botting or buy meso (specifically from bot sites since impossible to stop player to player rmt) and get away with it
They'd have to gear up the character that is buying to be able to enter the raids otherwise it would be obvious they are simply transferring mesos. This means they actually do have to put effort into it. This may be going on but honestly most of the people buying runs are actual players that simply buy mesos.
getting 7.8k gs without worrying about attributes is literally a joke