It looks like somebody was listening in NA the new patch has made the monsters easier to KO, lower the damage hits for monsters, and reduced the prices of seeds. I have some mixed feelings we are back to monsters being to easy to hit. I hope we not back to the very weak monsters of the close betas.
Then again is there anybody who was playing the Founders Betas and events. I remember there was a point as I completed quest and my level grew higher I was able afford better equipment and the monsters became less powerful to where spiders attack did not harm me. The Founders beta was the best model for the monsters, difficult in the beginning but growing easer as the play progresses; give something for the player to work for.