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  1. Legends Reborn Event is Diabolical

    Kitsune, you're exactly right. However, you, nor I, or anyone else can otherwise dissuade those here damning B&S. Each and everyone of them feel they are entitled to all the benefits of a premium membership without paying for it. The believe what they believe and everyone else is either a White Hat, Whale, or demon for supporting Blade & Soul with their money. However, what is further from the truth, is the premise that B&S has violated their own business model in some form or fashion. They have not. Yet the OP here will never accept that all because he/she cannot participate in some part of the new event. What I believe B&S' mistake is using their Korean/Japanese model of this event for the NA/EU. NA/EU servers are 4 years behind Korea and 2 behind Japan in terms of game play for everyone. Korean game launched in June 2012 (Japan 2014), NA/EU 2016. The event should've been tailored for these servers based on that. I'm pretty sure they have the metrics to show how far along everyone is. It is the case of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. One event does not fit all in this case. This is a business and development mistake on Blade & Soul Korea who sets these up with Blood Lust. The question is, will those in Korea learn from this or continue doing things that alienate the player base outside of Korea? That remains to be seen.
  2. Server Consolidation — May 1

    This should prove...interesting.
  3. Blighted Harpy...

    See my comment above to @RagingPhenix.
  4. Blighted Harpy...

    Please insult me more with you asinine comments. Better yet learn to comprehend what the subject matter is. I was very specific about that.
  5. Blighted Harpy...

    I don't know who or what intellectually challenged developer thought that giving a non-enraged mini-boss one-shot kill ability that by passes dragon blood orbs or the ability to cast a charm that cannot be broken, but the fact that this mechanic is in the game in the Ebondrake Lair dungeon is beyond the pale. There is NO ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ing defense or explanation for doing so. One has to be of limited mental ability to believe this is a fun, engaging, and challenging boss mechanic. It is ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ poor planning and execution on the part of the developers for putting this in the game. Charmed and dead. The Bloodlust developers have show they are limited in their ability to recognize their own failure for allowing this into a game. I'd not said a word if this was part of an enraged mechanic. However, it is not and it does not belong in this dungeon. Like their lying to us about the White Orbs and the Demon Soul Stones, it is just another failure in a long list of failures on those who develop this game. What's next? A standard mob one-shotting the Hongmoon Master(s) with a ball peen hammer? Enough, fix this awful lame and bad mechanic.
  6. Ascension Pouch Available Until March 22 for 0 NCoin

    @Cyan While 'TPTB' may believe this is the answer to quell the unrest the removal of the WO and DSS created, it is not. Instead of addressing the real issue, this is announcement has all but destroyed (if not already accomplished) any trust from your customer/fan base. NCsoft has just created a public relation nightmare. Now you have many players cancelling their premium memberships and refusing to spend another penny. I don't know what or how Korean players react to such things, but those here in NA and probably EU are not accepting this. This is not a solution to the problem. I has compounded the problem two-fold. If board of directions and the developers find a way to honor their original announcement, Blade & Soul (NCWest) may well find itself swimming in a financial quagmire with negative returns for the next quarter. Furthermore, should the Board of Director at NCsoft decide to pull the plug on this game, they might as well pull the plug on all their games here in the West and forget involving themselves in this market. The US market and more than likely EU market have long memories concerning underhanded business practices by corporations and companies like NCsoft. You can bet that through social media, print media, and word of mouth NCsoft's image and reputation will be irreparably damage. Think on how long Harmony Gold has suffered because of what they did to FASA and the customer/players. Even today Harmony Gold is a pariah in the gaming community and market. However, knowing how NCsoft is based on their past history and SOP (City of Heroes), they will act in their own interests that hurts the play base.
  7. talisman keybind

    This why I use a Naga Epic mouse. I've bound the talisman to the 11 button on my mouse and the two legacy skills to 10 & 12 respectively. All my power/skill abilities are bound 1 to 8 leaving the Tab, Q, SS, E and F keys as they are. Makes things far easier in terms of activation and use then using my keyboard for those bound so.
  8. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    If a player or players obtained the services required to challenge this, NCWest is under US jurisdiction and law governing consumers. That makes NCsoft liable too as the parent company of NCWest. NCsoft has no recourse but to care. The absolute worse case scenario is NCsoft pulls the plug on NCWest shuttering the doors of the game in the US. However, not before they had to settle the issue if they were unable to have the suit squashed. This would be as ugly as it was between Harmony Gold and FASA in terms of public opinion and company imagine damaged by the facts of the suit not including the results. Until someone acts in a manner to hold gaming corporations accountable for such acts that NCsoft pulled, they'll continue to act in their best interest while turning a deaf ear to their customers. Sooner or later, the company will find themselves suffering financially because of it.
  9. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    Its called 'bait and switch' when something is advertised and they give something else that is not part of the original advertisement. This is what NCsoft did and that is illegal as if violates consumer protection laws. Citation for verification:
  10. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    I'm only going to speak to this. The rest is speculation and hubris that distracts from the topic. If he'd known the truth, I believe he'd said something to that fact. To those at NCsoft and NCWest. I know I would. Whether he is fighting for the players at this moment is anyone's guess. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt until such time he proves otherwise. However, knowing NCsoft and their SOP from my experience, it is wasted effort and time. They will not be moved. They only care about one thing, "$." The only way to make them react is to hit them where it hurts the most, their revenue. If they will not listen to the CC or take the time to find out the pulse of their players, they'd take notice if a large number of players suddenly stopped logging in and/or spending more and cancelling their premium accounts. That is what gets things in action. That is a sad fact in the reality of MMO games.
  11. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    You do not have much experience with the Asian business culture do you? You can count on that happening to make sure that the information that was released was in fact delivered as order. Why is it the developers fault? Do I really need to explain that to you? Who do you think controls the game's operation and development? The community coordinators? You want to lay the entire blame at Cyan's feet for doing his job, delivering information passed down from NCsoft's public relations department on the recommendation of the developers? Do you have any idea on how this truly works? Or are you just letting your passion run wild and attack anyone who has a title next to their name because they are employees? Truly you are blinded by your rage and cannot see clearly because of it. The developers screwed you by allowing false information to be released, not Cyan and his crew. He is the messenger. Take a deep breath and try to reason this maturely, with your mind not your heart. Clearly you'd have Cyan fired as quick as any other employee of the company over this debacle "because someone has to pay!" Right? What's next, marching on NCWest HQ in Austin with pitchforks, axes, and rope?
  12. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    So, you would call Cyan guilty of the act as much as the developers? All because he communicated what HE was led to believe was correct? All the while NCsoft developers refused to refute or correct that information until today?
  13. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    I don't disagree with you on the outcome of this underhanded act by NCsoft. As I stated, what they did screwed over the players. The heat needs to be applied to them though. How that is possible...I cannot say unless someone has the means to share some addys that we all can communicate our disdain for their actions.
  14. Heaven’s Mandate & Cold Storage Antique Items

    Here’s the situation as I see. Cyan is the messenger. Whether or not he knew this was going to happen isn’t the issue. His post indicates that he did not. I for one will give him the benefit of doubt. No need to call him a liar as many are doing. He is the messenger and relying what was given to him to post in the forums. That said, here’s what I believe truly happened, as planned by the development team. I realized this after completing Cold Storage. Frozen Feathers and Lesser Demon orbs dropped. In the past, as I found out when I returned, they did give an exchange for items that were out of date. However, this time, they knew people were farming and saving a boatload of the White Orbs and DSS, believing they would get an equal exchange or some semblance of a fair exchange. However, the developers did not want to give players that chance as it would allow them to continue as they were if not to a lesser degree. This way, the developers would force the players to slow down and begin grinding again spending time and money as they did so. While NCWest was tell us what they understood was going to happen, the developers over at NCsoft purposefully withheld the truth of what was going to happen. The second sentence of Cyan lends proof of this; “This is unfortunately by design and will not be changing.” And his statement of miscommunications is another way of saying, “we were not told.” “and a miscommunication with the development team, we thought these items would be exchanged for their new equivalents.” NCsoft’s developers bloody well knew they were not going to allow that kind of exchange because it would not allow them to monetize or earn more income with the launching of ‘Treasure Trove’ or other specials they had in the Hongmoon Store. This was a pre-planned calculated move on the part of ‘The Powers That Be.’ These are the people whom should feel our ire and wrath, not Cyan or any one person involved in the community representatives for NCWest. NCSoft abrogated their responsibility in being transparent with their customers. They violate the trust of the player base by doing something that is underhanded as it gets. However, I’m not surprised in this action because NCsoft is renowned when it comes to things of this nature. They did so in GW2 not longer after it was launched and I’m sure everyone knows how they arbitrarily killed City of Heroes and Paragon Studios to “make room” for Guild Wars 2. This is where each every one of those who posted here remarks venting at Cyan as if was responsible for this debacle. Just because he is the Community Coordinator doesn’t mean has a FLZ tattooed on his chest and Krupp armor steel skin for players to get vile and ugly with him. If anything, those who called him a liar among other things, should apologize; however, I believe Hades would freeze over before that happened. You can agree or disagree with me, it matters not. However, it is how I see it as I’ve seen this before with other games. It is the developers fault they allowed the false information to continue unabated, not Cyan and his crew.

    @SkFy I understand your issues playing from the Philippines. However, I found a way to limit those lag spikes, packet loss, and high latency. I use WTFast. I've been using it since 2013 and it never fails to provide with what it states it will do. I normally get 300 to 400ms ping to the servers in Austin without WTFast. With it, my average ping is between 190 to 230ms ping (depending on how my ISP feels about proper routing). Playing Neverwinter (server in San Jose, CA), I get 40 to 60ms ping most of the time (sometimes 225 to 240 because of my ISP screwing with routing). SWTOR server on the east coast of the US, I have a solid 200 to 220ms ping. I have limited to no lag spikes, packet loss, or high latency with WTFast. There are other programs that do the same; however, I use WTFast because they've constantly improved their system and have outstanding tech support and customer service. You might want to look into it. The web addy is They do have a 2 week trial to see if it will improve your game play.