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  1. BnS is introducing the new, 10th Class. It has four species in the world that are playable, one of which is described in Lore as ‘female only’. Three races have four classes to choose from, and one (Jins) – five. Lyns have two exclusive classes, while Gons & Jins – one each, with Yuns having none. Chances are that like the other two late-comer classes, the new class will be opened up to multiple species, i.e. will not be race-exclusive. Otherwise, it will either further disadvantage the Yuns, making 2+ races with 2 exclusive classes or it will offer a too narrow a choice to a player when a class is not just race, but gender bound as well. Here are a couple of things I would love to see when I play an armchair developer for BnS, as I find BnS a bit stingy on the race-class choices when playing a male avatar. Option 1: Yuns getting a male. This is not really lore-contradictory, because of the nature of the BnS world. Yuns are a secretive race, and a lot of places in the world are a mystery. There is no reason why Yun males cannot be reclusive and scolary rather than non-existent. (Compare to Tolkien’s Gimly talking about the common perception that there are no dwarven women). In this case male Yuns may inhabit places of enlighten etc in the Yun’s homeland, while Yun females be more adventurous and warrior like. Any Yun PC can be simply an exception to this rule or a pre-teen child who was traveling with a female relative and was adopted by the Monastery after a tragedy. Scholarly, refined, artistic and elegant males who are also quite potent as warriors are as ubiquitous to the Oriental culture as a berserker is in a Nordic one. In this case, giving Yuns and exclusive class won’t be out of line with the other races. Alternatively, to go in the exactly opposite direction could be interesting. Option 2: A new Premium Race opened to all classes SWTOR had quite a good deal of success with Premium Races (Catahrs, Togrutas) that generated the revenue for the developer and were opened to all classes to facilitate player choices. Introducing a new race with both a male and a female variant that is a bit more interesting would be nice. Lycanthropes come to mind, or an Outsider type race (along the lines of Tiefling/Aasimar) with Demonic or Celestial blood could be quite interesting.
  2. Hey good folks. I was wondering how far one can no progress in the story as a solo player without doing Dailies and Dungeons. I left about a year ago, and they had a really really crappy chapter about babies the main character was rescuing. was there anything new and more fun since story-wise (with the Imperial family and Junghado) and do they have any gear I can pick up during the story to run through it?
  3. Why i quit this game

    I quit BnS because: I did not find people to play with I could not get most of the HM skills I needed far more time per day to keep up than I had Content became too difficult Server merger made SSP very different on my server, and I did not like how it became I could not play solo stuff while waiting in a x-server queue, so sitting in a queue staring at the timer countdown was very boring I don't like playing the same thing every day
  4. why people attack this game all of the sudden?

    I try to check myself and not to bash BnS. Objectively, it is not a bad game, and I did have fun playing it from time to time. I did not gear up in BnS or unlocked most of the HM skills. I know that I can still find parts of BnS that I can play and enjoy in a limited way. Emotionally though, as weird as it sounds, it's hard for me not to resent BnS because it feels, well, bossy. And while I loved it, it did not love me back. It's anthropomorphic, but, well, there it is.
  5. Describe this game in one sentance

    "All Blade, and no Soul" "A fantastic engine - just lacks a car to put it in, and a destination to take you on a trip of a lifetime."
  6. Not quite, because after merger the factions remain even, and you can switch. For most iksanun, blue or red, SSP became out of reach, due to how Poharan plays it, in a very parasitic and unsustainable way. They swarm each channel, capture and abandon, afk by the dozen, or they do the middle-field overpopulated tactic that prevents credits for lower-geared people. Basically, we've been invaded and put out of business, not red vs blue, but a hostile takeover by poharan. That server merger was basically why I quit playing, because that was that for SSP. And nope, I did not trade moonstones or something, and I played an alt on each faction. I've just played quietly, enjoyed it, and stuff....
  7. August 18th livestream info

    Cold Storage is way better! Since this is BnS though, are they... erm... an RNG drop? It is great they are doing it though, really a nice idea.
  8. And my journey continues

    The OP is on Hao District:
  9. August 18th livestream info

    And, just like that, the fleeting desire is gone. Points to BnS though. it's extremely consistent and has an identity. Thanks for for saving me a log-in, my friend. 🤗
  10. But you always need at least 2 spare points for the premium skills to be shown as available.
  11. Brethren and sisters We have done it

    Yeah, I have all the unlocks bought, characters carefully distributed on two servers to not exceed the 16-char limit, and my guild is still active, so, yeah, I can log back in. But I am just done, tbh. Same with BnS - I know that objectively it's getting better, but I am just, well, done. My favorites in SWTOR were Op and Sorc heals and VG/PT/Mrc/Mando DPS. So, Gunner or Spirit Shaper in Rev. Though the most I miss is my Op heals. Not even sure why, because sorc was ruling supreme, but I guess, just insane fun, rolls and stealth. :) Well, okay, he just turned out as a great character too. He was a BT1 Cathar, called Runt'o'litter :) Don't feel that way about my BnS chars, they are just handsome and I can dress them up. I did do both Ravs and ToS prenerf (ToS by sheer accident though and not on my own merit), and Ravs is my single favorite piece of content in SWTOR, because it's imo just perfect. Though, I find that the TfB & the Gree Event mini-Raid is hard to beat, because of the setting and the last battle in TfB.
  12. How is this balanced or fair?

    Absolutely. Do it. Good luck.
  13. August 18th livestream info

    That's cool. I might log in to just try the WWV then. Have never tried it, but I think I should be good to sneak in for one game to see how it is when everyone will be doing the same.
  14. Compensation for upgrade weapons

    It was a silly joke because I was in a silly mood.
  15. how do people have so much gold?

    ToE Daily quest gives 2 ss. You need to unlocks the Daily by doing a small quest when you return to Cinderlands.
  16. The game's population is too unbalanced.

    I am sure you will be right as rain in an hour. :) I do find it incredibly amusing, and see absolutely nothing wrong with not playing Eowyn shampoo commercial all the time. "but I am no man!" swooshhhhhh....
  17. The game's population is too unbalanced.

    Did you receive a satisfying replies to your query? I am actually in a guild that is called Amazons, and was originally designed to have only female toons. I have my two best boys in it. When someone called me on it in SSP once, on my male Lyn, questioning (I am certain) my (purported) male virility and machismos, I had to dig deep and retort with: I know! I am one lucky son of a b***ch. That was the most gender-confused, multi-level of virtual vs real exchange in a MMO I've ever had. Also, playing a male Lyn, I dunno why, but I am really tempted to start making dirty jokes when I get into a party of all tall-race gals. I can't lie - I do really enjoy the subtle sexual context of it. Over my 3 years of playing a MMO, I went from being shocked that people just referred to me as man or bro, even when I played a female toon, to RP'ing men.
  18. Compensation for upgrade weapons

    I know from a very reliable source, that every copper piece will be counted for every player, and then they would be given a choice to restart on a brand new account from level zero with the sum equating their expenditures to date and all the benefits of the reduced weapon path and the linked servers.
  19. Brethren and sisters We have done it

    I was thinking about returning to SWTOR, but the thought of rehearsing the rotations again is not appealing. I don't think I have adapted to the BnS combat, but I feel that it did help me with overall gaming IQ. My spatial awareness is not good enough to be able to do everything the higher end dungeons demand on the fly. Neither I was able to do higher end Hard Modes in SWTOR on the level even in my best role/my best class. That pretty much placed me in BnS with having zero troubles up to 45 purples, managing through those okay-ish, then the first 50 purples being rather easy, and then being hit in the face on Yeti. I can do it if and only if the roles are mimicked and distributed before-hand. Overall, I am feeling like trying a Trinity game again, rather than staying with BnS. If I have came across folks I really liked playing with, and BnS simply had more to it, I'd be willing to work on it, mainly by matching my abilities (however modest) with a class that will highlight my strong points/mask my weak ones. I'm just playing a little with different classes, staying away from the group content and relaxing in BnS - and one little appreciated thing about BnS is that you can actually do it in it, because low skill combat is remarkably easy and fluid - and waiting on Revelation to see if the hybrid system with a bit more Trinity, but a bit less rotational complexity is the perfect balance for me. And, well, if I can find a peer group. In SWTOR, lots of people taught me from scratch (sometimes I think it literally took the whole of PvP community to get me clued in), including someone who played with me basically daily for a few month, and kept correcting me in a very frank but friendly way, coaching me through the basics of MMO, and switching roles and classes, and then I went to a very good SM guild and played with the same core folks for a while, and it made all the difference. BnS though is very, very niche, and you got to love that niche to stick to it and re-learn/progress.
  20. Which server for a new player?

    Sorry, it's a personal thing. Whenever I read an advertisement from a guild that sounds nice, or a person posts about helping out, it's never from my server and usually in EU. TBH, I don't even see the old Iksanun guilds any more, just the new Poharan ones. My guild leader doesn't advertise, but he recruits the lower levels, and I definitely come and help when asked in the faction chat, and actually say in regional when I am going to run a green dungeon, but, eh... I don't really feel the community spirit.
  21. Which server for a new player?

    Let me guess... you are not on Poharan/Iksanun. Actually, most likely you are in EU. We've just celebrated an awesome milestone! The first clan to publically recruit 600+ only.
  22. Brethren and sisters We have done it

    OMG, this is exactly how I felt like :) I actually mainly healed, then started DPSing in SWTOR. And one thing I cannot cope with in BnS is an expectation to tank as well as DPS and only offheal yourself & have non-targeted AoE heal, that is not scalable for the situation (in other words, I cannot pour health onto that guy who needs it and burst-heal him). The closest battle in SWTOR that I can think of to the BnS battle in its pace, amount of responcibility on each player and pattern is the Underlurker, bless its soul (prior to nerf). Another thing is, in SWTOR, an Operation is a Big Thing. You form the group, get everyone lined up, swap the roles, then proceed through the Operation. In BnS, the dungeon is industry and a conveyer belt. They actually do have some pretty elaborate cutscenes in BnS, but I doubt more than 5% of the players actually watched them even on the first run. The point in BnS is not to run the dungeon, it's to get stuff. if the best stuff in BnS was obtained from dancing your avatar naked on top of Jiwan's Peak, you'd have folks trying to get the skin off their toons (and complaining about the dancing bots). I am finally getting what people told me from the start. Without the grind, BnS is done for. What keeps it alive is the competition for the grind laurels. If tomorrow you logged into the game and found yourself with a 100,000 gold and maxed out gear, if you are not the kind of a player that has to get things and be better than everyone else it getting things, you'd be enjoying BnS just as much as you do with Awakened Infernal and True Profane. BnS content is just trappings for those folks that really want game stuff, whatever it is called, and gotta get it. And getting it the hard way makes them feel awesome. In SWTOR, gear or level or a guild is like a gateway to a world. In BnS, gear is the end of the road. Once you get it, I guess, it's gold you are amassing, but it's not like it's gonna give you any new experiences or something. It's always about getting stuff, not experiencing stuff. Getting Blight Weapon in Narrows is exactly the same as getting Offal in 4M Masts. So, if you don't enjoy the process, the journey of getting richer in a game, or if you say "I cannot get there, because..." BnS has not much to offer you. One, maybe three runs through each of those dungeons to prove to yourself that you can do it, see the scenery and that's that. BnS doesn't have the scope to appeal to a wide audience, it is targeting a very specific type of the player, and obviously does it well, because for a while all of us get caught in that race and start wanting things. It's just most of us stop really soon, because... we don't really need them and don't get our kicks from the infinite cycle of acquisition.
  23. The game's population is too unbalanced.

    I am a female (call me a girl if you wish, I'll be flattered). I've read the description of this game, and went for the BEST class EVAR, the DESTROYER! A male one. Because if I have to look at a butt... you know the drill. But two days after, me being level 18, they say: Here is a Warlock Challenge! Gotta be under level 10, and level in 3 weeks, and you'll get goodies. So, I go back to the information stuff on the game, and find out three things. Warlock is AWESOME, but stuff for Warlocks cost a fortune. Summoners are the easiest class to level fast with. Summoners can only be Lyns. Gods, I HATE Lyns. I get my 9 yo to create one. She loves them. And the cat. I level a Summoner in three weeks. A male one. And I stuck in playing it, because just as I hit that level 45, and get the goodies, they drop a level 50 upgrade. And the conventional wisdom dictates that you have to have a character on a max level to farm for alts. Then I discover the joys of gearing in BnS. The REAL joys of it. Somehow, I manage to get out of the whole "I need another 30 of those and 50 of this to... do what exactly?" (and not before I am Level 50/HM6)... and now level a Warlock. Warlock's stuff is cheap now. Awesome, love it. Peeps love Soulburn. Oh, he is a male Jin. Top notch handsome. Those abs. My god. Then, I get an outfit I wanted for him, and run Cold Storage a good 40 or so times for Dragoncall HM. He is now 50/HM7, just like the Summoner, since i do rotate them a little for all those endless events). I am bored stiff, and can't see another piece of content I'd been through ever again, so I go back to my very first Destroyer. Still gamegasm. But, I am too lazy to play now, because it's all the same. Cinderlands, again? Yeah.... My secret wish was that I could play an Assassin in the Arenas. Yeah, I have one. A male Jin too. Love those. Sooooo cool. If only I could snap my fingers and start rocking it, I'd be playing it now. Maybe. Again, Cinderlands.... So, that's how I ended up mostly playing a Summoner in BnS.
  24. Why BnS is awesome

    Damn, when I grow up, I wanna be like you. I love your attitude!
  25. Why BnS is awesome

    The moment I open my mouth on a VoIP I get asked about it. The guy: "so, where are you from?" I'll play dumb and tell them: Calgary. They'd ask me: Nah. I mean, originally? I'll ignore it. They'd insist: I mean, I can't place your accent. I'd say: Oh, good, I've taken three accent reduction courses and I practice every day for the last 20 years so you can understand me clearly. They'd say: "Oh, no, no. I love it. So, where are you from?" If I give up and name my country of birth (instead of making up a kind of real sounding name of a non-existing one), there would be a short pause (and I'd feel the cogs rolling in their heads), and they would say: "Oh, I know a girl or a guy from there (optionally: one of the neighboring countries in the same geographical region)." I usually would play even dumber and exclaim excitedly: I know a tons of Canadians (or Americans, if the guy is Americain) too!" Or: "Cool! I am sure I've met him/her. It's a small place, my country, you know."