MichelleZhivago

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  1. Difficulty getting into the game

    WHY is this game so G**-D***ed difficult to download? Brand new computer, NC Launcher loaded fine but the main download/update won't. Gets to 10-11% of 28+ Gigs and quits. Over and over again. Followed by this worthless message alert: "Failed to download the file. Check your network environment (ISP Authentication, NAC, firewall, antivirus and other settings) and try again." "Failed to download." Super. The worthless download doesn't pause to save progress on the download. No, it just stops and loses everything. 'Sucks to be you. Start over.' "Check your network environment." O.K. Check for what?! A quick search of the FAQs indicates that FAQs doesn't know what the network environment is either. I don't even care what it is at this point. WHAT do you want me to check? I have checked, I have an ISP, firewall, antivirus as well as other settings. Not too sure about the NAC, I don't think I have any N-Acetyl-L-cysteine. 5 grams for 25 Euros online but is it good s***? Any legit answers, I am running windows 10, Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362. System Model: HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-cp0xxx. System Type: x64-based PC. Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx, 2000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s). Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 12.0 GB. Total Physical Memory: 11.0 GB, Available Physical Memory: 5.56 GB. Total Virtual Memory: 13.2 GB, Available Virtual Memory: 5.60 GB.
  2. Difficulty getting into the game

    Pssh, my ticket was responded to. Apparently between July and now, my same computer that works FINE, is no longer capable of running Blade & Soul. At some point the developers, whomever, thought that the solution to a shrinking player population was making it more difficult to even log in and play. The game downloaded fine, which seems odd. Support says I just need to buy a better computer despite it working fine on other games. I'll get right on that. Christmas is all about buying yourself stuff. :D Oh, well.
  3. Losing interest. Considerations about it

    Pssh, my ticket was responded to. Apparently between July and now, my same computer that works fine, no longer is capable of running Blade & Soul. At some point the developers, whomever, thought that the solution to a shrinking player population was making it more difficult to play. Support says I just need to buy a better computer despite it working fine on other games. Right. I'll get right on that. :D Oh, well.
  4. Losing interest. Considerations about it

    Might be entirely academic at this point. I can't get in since this latest patch. Created a forum topic in Player to Player Support and sent in a ticket. We'll see how that goes. I'll start a new character to see if I can a) remember how to play and b) remember the reasons I played in the first place, the "fun" we all seek. Thanks for the response, regardless. I kind of knew my comment at the end was silly. The developers responsible-in my opinion-for driving away players aren't going to fix what they've done. They obviously think it's all great and they certainly won't admit they've struck an iceberg and to man the lifeboats. This just reminds me of an Aeria Game, Scarlet Blade, in which they, Aeria and Liveplex,only signed on to run the game for three years and never admitted it. Right down to waiting until about 2 months out to announce the game's close, still selling points to buy ingame items and then offering a "rebate" that only worked on the Aeria Games still up which weren't many and in any case not very good games. Michelle
  5. Difficulty getting into the game

    Thank you. I have created a ticket. Michelle
  6. Losing interest. Considerations about it

    Have to agree at least somewhat with the OP. I played back when there were multiple servers, so awhile ago. Mostly casually but I could still keep up somewhat competently. I left the game after maybe a year and since then, I have checked in about every 6 months and each time there is some "improvement" that just complicates things or just as egregiously applies a "fix" for something that did not need fixing, just for the sake of change. Hey, I get it. NCSoft wants money (MAKE MOERE OUTFITS!!!) but at some point they have to understand the law of diminishing returns. More and more changes, fewer and fewer servers, fewer and fewer players. Get it?! I am a very casual gamer and don't want to have to do multiple things to take one small step forward toward decent gear or accessories or pets, whatever. It should be possible for me to successfully take part in most aspects of the game and the game still have things the real hardcore players can do, the ones willing to put in the extra effort, to be truly elite. But enhance gear and let that be it. Not this "Farm this material to get this other material, that you need to get this other stuff to enhance your gear. And by the way, you need gems and stones and souls and tools to put in and take out these things and pets and the pets need blah, blah, blah." Simplify. Which does NOT have to mean easy. Just straightforward, clear and direct, without obfuscation. A lot of people like world football or what Americans and some Brits call "soccer" and it is a fairly simple, straghtforward game. Anyone can play but to master it is not easy and takes hard work. THAT is what B&S should strive toward, a game that we dilettantes can play and have fun-Heavens!-and one that "professionals" can excel at without burying people in details that are in no way fun. So, simplyify. Adding endless overlays of complexity does not make a game appealing or even challenging. If I wanted to keep track of endless lists of materials, I'd work at a warehouse. As someone else said above, "fun" is subjective but losing player population such that what was once MANY servers and is now apparently one server-I don't know, I can't even get in the game after updating the latest patch when I came back this time-tells me that something is not right. NCSoft either needs to look at themselves and "fix" the game OR admit to the players that B&S is a sinking ship and they are merely trying to squeeze the last few dollars, euros, pounds, etc., out of a rapidly shrinking player base before they unceremoniously shut down with little to no warning.
  7. System Message "Invalid game client file. Please update the game client or reinstall." (10004) Keep getting this in a small window when trying to start the game since the latest patch right after logging in. I have reinstalled the game twice. That does not work. I don't really know what I am supposed to do as far as updating the game client. I would have thought that reinstalling the entire thing would have done it. I did Google the phrase "Invalid game client file" and found a very old forum entry from 2016 but it did not help. Anyone with any ideas? Have not played in over a year and was trying to get back into it. Thank you. Michelle
  8. (This was in Player to Player Support but there seems to be little traffic there-1 response-so after 5-6 days, I thought I'd post this here in General.) Hello all, I have not played in over a year, and would like to play again. However, it has been so long-and I have played another game, with completely different systems, in the interim-to the point that I do not remember even some of the basics. I have a Level 50, HM 9 ForceMaster (Gon) and a Level 46 ForceMaster (Gon) and would like to pick up where I left off with them and not have to start all over. If there is an ingame guide that explains the basics, that might do or a step-by-step guide in forums. I did look here in forums using various search terms, such as "guide" and found nothing, aside from a few dead-end links and seemingly outdated or irrelevant material. Examples of the BASIC knowledge that I do not remember include panning the camera view quickly which obviously is important in any combat, PvP or PvE. My first time back the other day, I saw that the mouse keys were tied to simple attack skills so the mouse keys don't control turning the camera unless I press the 'alt' key while simultaneously pressing the mouse key and manipulating the mouse. This seems unnecessarily involved, using both hands, not even able to use a skill comfortably, so there must be a better way. How does one make the character walk, not jog? That is trivial, granted but an example of the baby steps I may need to take and my guild is dead and I really don't feel like asking such silly questions in chat as response is somewhat hit or miss as I see no "World Chat." A guide with any updated material from the past year or so might also be helpful as I see that my weapon is not only outdated but unusable and my skills have mostly been removed and the system to add skills looks quite different. (Bearing in mind, my last time actually changing skills might have been as far back as late 2017.) So, again, a primer that explains basic stuff and the newer content would be appreciated. (I've been told that I must salvage the older weapon but would like some confirmation before doing so. Other games seldom gave back a BETTER, NEWER Weapon when you salvaged, just "useful" junk.) Worst case scenario, I suppose I could start a third character and relearn the basics with the tutorials given to newer players when they create their first character. That won't teach me anything about endgame content but would at least remind me of how to do simple things such as panning the camera, movement, and likely how to add skills, though perhaps not what Bangle I should be using now for my two current cL50 and L46 haracters. Slight update, I went back in game since originally posting this topic this past Saturday, to check menus, maps, etc., is there an FPS Issue? I'm getting 6-10 FPS just standing around in a market area with few other players. Thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to give. à la prochaine, Michelle<3
  9. Returning Player looking for a Beginner's Guide

    Thank you for the reply, especially as it was your first one here on forums. "Controls; You can try to use a controller. I had to remap RB+RT to (X). It was difficult to hit RB+RT constantly." Are you talking about some after-market gadget I would need to buy? I am using a computer with a mouse and keyboard. "Things that helped me:" 1, I can probably use that first suggestion at some point, 2, I don't really understand. 3, Yes, once i know how to move and get a functioning weapon and skills I can do that or similar. I don't have a weapon, though as it was made obsolete while I was away. 4, No idea about any event giving away weapons. If it's a P2W event, I'll pass. "First priority:" 1 & 2, I can't finish the story, I can barely move as I do not understand the controls, have no skills, and no weapon. I think I have to salvage the weapon but every game I ever played, salvaging a weapon, NEVER gave you back a better weapon, just "useful" junk. I need to see a guide that says that YES I must salvage the old weapon for a new one. I don't want to salvage THEN find out that that was not the way to get the new weapon. Also FPS is awful. I'm just standing around in areas that have few players and getting 6-10 FPS. 3, until I get some comfort level with controls, a new weapon and get reskilled, I'm not paying for a game that I can't play. Aside from the ongoing FPS Issue. "Things to do:" 1, It might be too late. although you say you haven't played since 2016, so maybe not. But I don't really know what a Soul Badge is. I vaguely recall Souls being an added unnecessary complication about the time I quit the first time. WHY do they feel the need to keep adding new crap? I mean the basic story is I'm the Chosen One. Why does she constantly need cheats to access the magic inherent in her chosen status? :D 2-4, sound like things I need to try, although 150K+ DPS sounds like crazy talk. What is your basic attack power? That number on your weapon? 5, Now Mystical Badges in addition to the aforementioned Soul Badges. Peaches? 6, What level are those quests? 7, Now THAT sounds useful. There seemed to be no solo dungeons at all when I played which was a HUGE problem as toxic players wouldn't help at all and wouldn't let you join a team. I'd rather do a dungeon by myself than drag others down or listen to them ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ and then kick me anyway. Are there other solo dungeons or has NCSoft added that option to solo any dungeon? My apologies if this sounds ungrateful. I appreciate your reply but I am lost and this game seems to just progressively get more and more involved and complicated. (Please don't regale me with your experiences playing much tougher games, I am a beginning teacher just out of school and really don't have time to make BnS a second job.) I need a guide I can reference for not just the latest and greatest, (I'm now seeing something about fishing. Really? They added the dullest activity known to man aside from sitting and doing nothing to the game?! The Magic, Secret Power of angling is an Asian Mystic Art? Who knew.), but also the absolute basics of why I can't even turn the camera in an efficient manner or walk. Again, thank you for at least trying, no one else did. I'm going to repost this topic to General and see if any players-who've been more active recently than we have-have notions about basic guides and current updates. Player to Player Support seems kind of quiet.
  10. Hello all, I have not played in some time, (Over a year.), and would like to play again. However, It has been so long-and I have played another game, with completely different systems, in the interim-to the point that I do not remember even some of the basics. I have a Level 50, HM 9 ForceMaster (Gon) and a Level 46 ForceMaster (Gon) and would like to pick up where I left off with them and not have to start all over. If there is an ingame guide that explains the basics, that might do or a step-by-step guide in forums. I did look here in forums using various search terms, such as "guide" and found nothing, aside from a few dead-end links and seemingly outdated material. Examples of the BASIC knowledge that I do not remember include panning the camera view quickly which obviously is important in any combat, PvP or PvE. My first time back the other day, I saw that the mouse keys were tied to simple attack skills so the mouse keys don't control turning the camera unless I press the 'alt' key while simultaneously pressing the mouse key and manipulating the mouse. This seems unnecessarily involved, using both hands, not even able to use a skill, so there must be a better way. How does one make the character walk, not jog? That is trivial, granted but an example of the baby steps I may need to take and my guild is dead and I really don't feel like asking such silly questions in chat. A guide with any updated material from the past year or so might also be helpful as I see that my weapon is not only outdated but unusable and my skills have mostly been removed and the system to add skills looks quite different. (Bearing in mind, my last time actually changing skills might have been as far back as late 2017.) So, again, a primer that explains basic stuff and the newer content would be appreciated. Worst case scenario, I suppose I could start a third character and relearn the basics with the tutorials given to newer players when they create their first character. That won't teach me anything about endgame content but would at least remind me of how to do simple things such as panning the camera, movement, and likely how to add skills, though perhaps not what Bangle I should be using now for my two current characters. Thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to give. à la prochaine, Michelle<3
  11. Sweet treat outfit

    Yeah, that could be a reason to not get it before it goes away. A fix would be nice.
  12. NCW Just sneaked "Weekender hat" into Hongmoon Store.

    Any chance of a discount on outfits that have been in the store for over a year? Also, is there ever consideration given to taking a popular outfit and just changing the colour? How hard could that be? I'm seriously asking that as I see outfits that I think are nice but would really like in a different colour.
  13. Returning player: Obsolete Weapon/Skills Assignment Issues

    Thank you for the response. I knew I forgot something: My Level 50 character has an Awakened Breeze Bangle, Stage 10. My Level 46 character has a True Blight Bangle, Stage 10. Also, I have 38 available Training Sessions for both characters. I just click on that and I go somewhere to train and add each skill that I have the points available for? Thank you, Michelle
  14. Coming back to BnS.

    Good luck, Dexyn. I also am just coming back after about a year. I had an FM at L50. I'm just going to try with her, regardless of any weakness she may have. Starting over just feels too daunting. Anyway, I saw the title of your post and wanted to wish you luck and that you enjoy yourself.