So let's put all l2store aside, since it's pretty clear you understand what we think about it. How about simplifying drastically the access to all pve items for new players ? I know this requires so game changes but it could be a reasonable request to the devs maybe. At the moment let's be honest, there's no way for a new player that's not gonna spend hundreds to get a reasonable gear to have fun in a reasonably long amount of time, and hwile having fun. Top pvp items can remain on as they are, aka very l2store oriented, but you could try to hook the players with pve items. Get better droprate on r95-99 crafting packs if needed ( not sure ) , maybe implement some scrolls to get easy +6 sets, drop pve armor stones on tauti/etc, pve weapon stones on epic tauti for example. Make it so that people could feel like they can farm something valuable and improve their gear, at least to the point where they can pve properly in the endgame zones. And then if they wannabe competitive in pvp, they might want to use store. All these items I listed above will be complete non factor in pvp anyway and won't change the balance in so much I think. It's just an idea, not much though behind it so maybe it's flawed but I don't know, I think you seriously need to make the player feel like he can gear up from the start without donating thousands, at least pve wise.