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  1. Farewell and good luck. Your video guides are/were always outstanding.
  2. Oh, you mean people like you. You do play the game, right? I've never spent a penny on the trove. I once wasted NC Coins on some additional slots which was a total waste. Anyway, this update is crap . I could have chosen a dozen different things to complain about, but getting knocked on my ass at the TOI gate after I had accepted the quest just pissed me off even more on top of everything else. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤. I used to like this game, but I fear this patch is the beginning of the downward spiral into oblivion.
  3. Can't use the ton of experience charms I've collected on my alts until they're level 60, can't do TOI, can't do [insert item here],and no, NCSoft, I'm not buying vouchers, not one, none, nada, take your POS update and stick it in your collective ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ orifice. My daily chores are now login, check trove, move to next char, repeat, repeat, repeat, then loiter near a marketplace for 2:45 and collect my login rewards, Anyway, there's so many things wrong with this update that there's no wonder why employees are jumping ship.
  4. This is what happens when you try to throw everything except the kitchen sink into a single patch. Can you spell mis·man·age·ment??? So, "every effort will be made to ensure it doesn't happen again" is not good enough. How about fixing the problem instead of making pathetic excuses. Stuff like this HAS happened in the past and is still happening, so every effort is not being made, period.
  5. Here's a thought: How about rewarding a reasonable level of experience for dungeons and combat and get rid of charms entirely? It is the stupidest mechanism for leveling that I've ever seen in a game. On topic, the charms are account bound so farm them on a higher level alt and use them on your noob as soon as you can. If you have a noob. I've got charms in my vault I can't use anymore.
  6. If you want to chill, and I mean really chill, shut down bns and play another game (I spend most of my game time in gw2 at present), watch a movie, go for a walk, or find something else to do, otherwise bns will sterilizing you while masquerading as a brain-melting virus.
  7. Trying to max performance and quality at the same time is pointless. There's always a trade-off, and maxing one is going to make the other suffer, up to the limit of the physical technology. Throw a lot of expensive hardware at it and you might get great fps on ultra settings, otherwise it's a waste of time.
  8. DC = Daily Chores. I can only play (stand to play) about an hour a day. The changes to DC take too long for me to finish on all of my alts. So yeah, I want the easier (less time consuming) DC back too.
  9. If you don't have integrated graphics then the gtx card will be used by default. Otherwise you can either disable your integrated gpu with device manager, or set the gtx card as the default with nvidia control panel.
  10. You can't run the 64-bit client on a 32-bit OS.
  11. Yes, they must do this, there is no other solution. If they don't do this, and only this, it proves they don't care about fair pvp. </sarcasm>
  12. G-rated forum for an M-rated game could be part of the problem. Or not. There's always subreddit, if you don't mind being downvoted for expressing an honest opinion.
  13. I'm not an expert on UE4, but I've read nothing that supports this statement. I've heard that most of the UE4 API is locked to a single thread, and calling functions from other threads will crash the engine. Also, the game logic cannot be multithreaded except for simple asynchronous calls that use a copy of the game data and can only return a single value. Some of the limitations probably exist because DX9 requires all rendering to be done on the primary thread; moving to DX11/12 may provide some inherent improvements, but a game engine is/should abstract that away and provide a co
  14. So you need to spend a couple of weeks farming draken cores. In the overall context of things, that's not much of a sticking point. I, and probably everyone else, has been stuck on something that took substantially longer, at some time or another.
  15. BNS has no future. I expect that NCSoft will pull the plug in the next 1-2 years and reallocate Team Bloodlust to more profitable endeavors. I understand that mobile games are the big money makers right now (why in the heck you'd want to play this genre of game on a mobile platform is beyond my comprehension).
  16. Those of you waiting for UE4 are going to be sadly disappointed when it is released. All of the "pro"s for UE4 are changes to make things easier for the developer and a few new rendering techniques. Visually, the game may be prettier, but the problems that exist now will still exist when the game's ported. UE4 is essentially UE3 with a better development interface. Consoles that share servers with PCs is extremely unlikely unless there's an xigncode that runs on consoles (too lazy and disinterested to check).
  17. The gpu utilization doesn't mean a thing. A video card is a multi-purpose device and some more labor intensive operations are never going to performed in a game. You'll never see that the gpu utilization at 100% unless your running benchmarks or doing data mining on the gpu. There are two types of gpu utilization; power and capacity. You're gpu can be utilizing power at 100% while only at 50% capacity, or vice versa. In any event, comparing cpu usage to gpu usage is apples to oranges.
  18. I'd suggest you figure out why the game crashes rather than looking for band aids, or at least do something effective like updating your video drivers, making sure the fth hasn't inserted a shim, run a memory test, disable bluetooth, disable your internal gpu, blah blah blah. There's no such thing as a memory cleaner, and products that claim to do it just allocate memory and free it again, hoping that it will reload in a contiguous physical space.
  19. No, I mean the servers are physically located in Dallas. Or so I've been told; I've never been there and am not an expert on common knowledge, but I lived in Austin most of my life and am pretty sure the servers aren't there.
  20. Is it common knowledge that the BNS servers are in Dallas, not Austin?
  21. Thanks for the info and clarification. The rock I use as a head feels lighter now with that ignorance stripped away.
  22. Simply put, a bunch of people coming to a conclusion is not proof of anything, unless you believe the planet is flat because a bunch of people once agreed that it was so. The TCP/IP protocol does not guarantee the route a packet will take, or that the next packet will take that same path, so your reference to the 'single game's route" is nonsense. There are a million different paths and navigating the sea of routers in Dallas just to get to the BNS server is outside of NCSoft's control, and blaming them for bad servers instead a a bad location is jumping to conclusions without fact
  23. A million people concluded the earth was flat and the center of the universe. Nothing you say is obvious. I think the NA servers should be moved from Dallas, but there is no such thing as a single game's route, except for the final hop from a router to the server.
  24. What proof? NCSoft doesn't own the internet. Blaming the servers is ignorant.
  25. If you zone out and hold down a movement key while on a loading screen, the game will crash. Don't know if that's the problem, just saying.
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