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  1. To all those who are asking for screenshots: Spending $1500 in 2 months is nothing unusual. This target group (people like OP) is called the category "big whales" in the MMO monetarization. They usually are young, male, good educated (university degree, master or above), single and the MMO is their primary hobby. Keep in mind that a fresh master graduate starts with at least €3000 per month (gross). Living alone, not supporting a family, you can easily spend $750 a month. Even if OP didnt spend it exactly on this costume only, he represents a small minority that steers (nearly) the whole
  2. Sorry, verstehe ich irgendwie nicht. Was ich beschrieben habe, ist ein Notfallplan. Was passiert denn bei Euch, wenn ein Notfall eintritt? Geht dann die Firma pleite, weil die claims (Vertragsstrafen) locker mal die Einlagen wegfressen? Genau dafür haben wir ja z.B. die Qualitätsabteilung, die z.B. durch Mitarbeiterrotation sicher stellt, dass Arbeiter von Anlage X auch im Notfall Anlage Y in einem ganz anderen Prozess bedienen kann. In der IT wird es ja auch unterschiedliche (Produktions-)Bereiche geben, die einem Supervisor/Bereichsleiter unterstellt sind. Und dessen Aufgabe ist neben der Ma
  3. Okay, let's take your numbers. 2 characters, less than 4h per day. 1k gold overall, makes 500g per character. Given your 20g per day, you have to play 25 consecutive days, both characters, doing dailies only. The game has been launched on ..19th Jan, so it's out like ..8 weeks (=56 days). Even if you played since launch and leveled super-fast, your major/whole game experience is: farming. And exactly this is my point. Of course 1k gold legal farming is impressive. But buying my way in to 1k gold is still far easier than the amount of work you put in. And this is where
  4. Every MMO I know has a kick feature. So you're saying that BnS is the first MMO that has the ultimate solution to this problem? And no other MMO dev every had this idea or tested it? I dont know how many other MMOs you've played but where I come from, the other group really must be offended by a single player to corcondantly kick. And what's that with your theoretical 5 guild members-1 pug? I believe you know yourself how low the possibility is on that scenario, they either run it with full 6, with 4 or even do it 5 only. But planning on running 5 and kicking the pug is very, very
  5. Ich arbeite in der Industrie und wenn wir ein wirklich gravierendes Problem haben, dann befiehlt die Geschäftsleitung tatsächlich, dass bis zum letzten Mann und Maus jeder an diesem Problem arbeitet. Das Thema bekommt Priorität 1 und vom Wareneingang über Logistik, Qualität, Labor, Produktion, Einkauf, Verkauf, tech. Abteilung und Forschungsabteilung bis hin zu den unterstützenden Abteilungen wie facility management oder Instandhaltung arbeitet wirklich jeder daran. Und dann läuft das auch wie geschmiert, da ich dann nur einmal sagen muss, dass ich z.B. sofort 2 Wartungstechniker für das Prior
  6. I have to correct this. In the short run, cheap SS/tears/whatever is nice. In the long run, we players are shifting gold from active players to gold sellers. Now the gold sellers have more moneypower and are able to change their offers, regarding their turnover and profit numbers. This means, that they can lower their gold prices as they have a stable gold income/source (sorry, I'm not good in explaning macroeconomics as I only heard a couple of semesters in university). I'll try giving a simplified example: One server. Playerbase has 20.000 gold. All gold sellers have 20.000
  7. Here's the explanation how MMOs work: Making ingame gold is always connected to farming time and to real life money. You can make 20g per day? No problem, but you have to invest like 4h. People can do this for 1-2 weeks, then it gets boring. And here's the cash influence: any odd job you get (e.g. work at McDonalds or whatever) yields e.g. 8€/h. If e.g. gold seller offer 1g for 0.6€ (dunno exact ratio), you could choose: work 1.5h at McDonalds and buy gold or farm 4h boring dailies. This is just an example, keep in mind that usually employed people earn in average more than the McDo
  8. As others already torn the other points apart, I'll take what's left. If you've played since launch, you would've experienced it other. For the first ~4 weeks, you couldnt play BnS straight 3 days. We had 2 regular maintenances a week, a horrible emergency maintenance handling ("The server will shut down in 5 min"). Even now, the EU marketplace outsourced to NA servers is not working properly. Coming to the point that part of the EU servers (login, marketplace and "other components" = arena?) are outsourced to NA servers. This is why maintenance have to be simultaneously for NA and
  9. Unfortunately there's nearly zero chance to get a kick funtion. As you stated, we already have a kick function for offline. So NCsoft surely thought about kicking online players - which means the system right now is fully intended. Given that the game is already 3-4 years old and all SEA players have been asking the same for years, NCsoft surely wont listen to some unimportant NA and EU players ..
  10. There's one thing you can do: watch some really bad dubbed anime before playing ("Ayyy Emmm Seh-Lah-Mooon!"). You will now find the BnS voice acting quite acceptable.
  11. Balance ...? I dont understand how NCsoft works, but usually the balances are within their respective content patches. Why would NCsoft balance for lvl 50 but cap us at 45? It makes more sense to cap at 45 and keep the balance settings from lvl 45 content - basically the same content. I mean, no dev is making a new cap (e.g. lvl 60) and balances it for lvl 70. Usually cap and balance are matched. Whatever. ..
  12. Every ToS has a passage where it says you will be actioned by altering game files. Placing original files from another region into the installation of another region is technically altering game files. In Tera, you're allowed to do it. In BnS I'm quite sure they will ban you instantly. Or after announcing it on Weibo. Perhaps unban you 4-5 times only to ban you again. And I understand what you're looking for. Because I'm playing NA Tera with japanese voices.
  13. I think we just had a similar thread. Content updates are the trump cards of western publishers. They can be stored on the shelf and activated whenever needed. Just like a real trump card, you dont play it carelessly. So my guess still is that NCsoft wants to cover the actual issues at hand by throwing out new content. Because it usually is the other way round. The community has to beg for new content. Has to stress how bored they are of the old content. Has to tell how BiS geared they are.
  14. Probier mal in die Enstellungen für die UI zu gehen. Vielleicht ist die Aktionsleiste unter etwas anderes runter gerutscht oder ausserhalb des Bildschirms?
  15. Inside the house. Windwalk over the water and land on the veranda. Pass one region portal and use the dragon pulse.
  16. I like how the braggers claim it to be easily soloable. And so it is - if you're level 45 and already have the breakthru weapon. But you usually get to quest there with lvl .. 38? 40? The instance mobs are really easy. Also is the boss. But the adds, the spawning cannons and in combination with the high HP of the boss (which makes a long battle) makes it impossible for the normal player to solo it.
  17. I find this translation very narrow minded. Just have a look at the successful anime culture, Japan/being spread everywhere. They never started with "Good morning, Mr./Mrs. Miller" but kept the "Good morning, Mizuki-San". Everyone in the anime scene understands clearly the japanese honorifics and it's easy to learn. And this is what multicultural experience is like, we get to know fantastic insight, beginning with easy steps. (Off topic: Just last month I learned that if an english based speaker says "this is quite good", it means that it really is bad. Simultaneously the rest of t
  18. You are also aware of the situation about the content updates? It's not like NCsoft could develop new content in like 3 weeks. They had it on their shelf and just decided to release it. The shelf now has only the Chi-Fighter left. We might be happy about the new content, but then the old situation gets to us again. Then they will release the Chi-Fighter. And then? Perhaps I'm too grumpy, because I cant relax if there are grave problems at hand. Have a look at the forums since launch, none of us asked for new content. This is why the new content is absolutely just a cover-up fo
  19. Wir hatten es schon mal, dass der Markt tagelang nicht funktionierte. Die haben dann einfach alle Server (EU und NA) neu starten müssen. Im schlimmsten Fall wirst Du bis zur nächsten Wartung am Mittwoch warten müssen. Ich persönlich kann auch nur begrenzt auf den Markt zugreifen. Manchmal lädt er gar nicht, manchmal habe ich Glück und alles geht, manchmal geht verkaufen, aber kaufen nicht, usw. Meistens muss man aber etwas warten, da die Daten erst aus den USA rübergeschaufelt werden. Probier mal länger zu warten.
  20. Are you aware that NCsoft is just covering up for all the other issues they dont care about? I find it rather disappointing to stuff us with new content instead of getting the game working properly. Because new content wont fix afk leechers, bots, lags, unbalanced factions .. you know the list.
  21. Der Markt aller EU server befindet sich in NA. Daher ist es ganz normal, dass die Verbindung zum Markt hin und wieder nicht funktioniert. Es funktioniert alles nach Plan.
  22. It's a new game mode invented by NCsoft, called PvB (Players versus Bots). Your task is to do enough damage against 20 bots to get at least 2 essences.
  23. We all know the afk leecher in the blue 4, nothing new. But the system allows low level players to join Dokumos, whatever reason for. The new low in absolutely legit behaviour is a lvl 25 joining Dokumos and afk leeching. Not gonna post a screenshot as this probably will get me banned, even if the name is blacked out. I know we have enough other problems at hand right now, but this is like such a grave system error which should have been corrected years (!) ago.
  24. This is actually something I know. The game is developed in South Korea and the content is fix. But the EU/NA update patches are not the same as the korean patches, otherwise we would have the same content as the KR version. The update of course contains the same content, but is packed in a different way. The regional publisher (I think this one is called NCwest) then decides how much manpower, time and money he's gonna invest into the next update package (localization, loottable, etc.) to bring it to market. I'm working myself in the industrial sector. And if we really have a seri
  25. I do my bot report dailies. even if they don't yield soulstones. I believe the correct question is: Why cant NCsoft keep their house clean? Is it really my task to clean their game off bots? Am I not to expect a bot-free game like Tera? Upon returning to Tera I shall praise the publisher EME in chat the same amount of time I needed daily to report bots in BnS. People will think I'm crazy. But investing the same amount of time into reporting bots in BnS is normal?
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