Kami Sama

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  1. Promises about outfits and ofcourse no outfits!!!

    yeah, this is the second time they're releasing this now without the hair that's supposed to go along with it. :C always wanted that hair too ._. @Liinxy
  2. Thank you NCSoft ( Latency )

    Thanks a ton NCSoft for the new feature. I might not be one of the high ping players it really helps a lot, but damn guys well done. This is a massive improvement for the game. Enjoying the combat system for how it's meant to be just became available for a lot more players. Some of my friends who live quite far from the servers and couldn't really get into playing the game because of the lag might start playing again now.
  3. Who wanna Gon Gunner?

    I too want gon gunner, I wish I had the power.
  4. Maybe It's Just Me

    Honestly there is no logical reason for them to implement these client-side "anti-cheats". A great analogy I saw someone else say about NC's decision to switch from gameguard to XIGNCODE3, is that it's basically like choosing between which foot you wanna shoot. All it does is cause problems for legitimate players and force them into using similar methods to hackers so that they can simply play the game. That is literally the one single thing that we can say these anti-cheats 100% definitely accomplish. Sure, there's lots of people who it might not cause issues for, but there is undoubtedly a LARGE amount of the playerbase who has had their game performance negatively impacted by XIGNCODE3, just as with gameguard. Basically you have 4 groups of people in this situation: Hackers/cheaters: these are the target of the anti-cheats, however they simply bypass it because it is client side and use whatever cheats they want, also in general will have a better game performance than many legitimate players due to not being bogged down by the anti-cheat doing its stuff. Unaware Players: usually are very casual players or ones who just don't put a lot of focus and effort into being a "skilled" player at the game. their game performance may be negatively impacted by the anti-cheat, but they just won't really notice since they don't try to push their usefulness ingame to the limits. Ignorance is bliss :) Unaffected Players: these are players who are unaffected by the anti-cheat, it has no issues with their system and they see no problem with it. Truth be told though, that anti-cheat isn't doing anything FOR them, it's just not doing anything that hurts their game enjoyment either (unless they have friends from the affected group who are quitting). This group often seems to believe they live in some strange alternate reality where every other person who owns a computer has the exact same computer hardware/specs as they do, and frequently act like anyone who says they are from the 'affected players' group must be a liar. Affected Players: these are players whos game performance is negatively impacted by the anti-cheat. If they are new to the game, they will most likely just find a new game to play. Players that have invested more effort and time into the game won't want to just leave all that investment behind due to a bad decision by NCSoft that might be reverted in the future (hopefully), so rather than quit, these more invested players will end up resorting to the same methods as the hackers/cheaters (bypassing the anti-cheat) just so they can play the game normally and enjoy it. Out of those 4 groups, only one is really impacted by the anti-cheat, and it isn't the hackers/cheaters. If they even have a way to detect it, NCSoft can't just ban anyone bypassing the anti-cheat, or they'd be banning a HUGE amount of otherwise legitimate players. Players who would all be 100% legit if it wasn't for the anti-cheat in the first place, and are only bypassing it because they have to so that they can play the game, be it either people who have to for non-abysmal game performance, or people who literally can't even open the game at all unless they bypass the anti-cheat. "Hey we just put in this new feature that makes it so you can't play anymore. But if you do anything so that you can still play, then we'll ban you" yeahhhhhh no, that aint gonna happen. I mean, why be afraid of being banned for bypassing the anti-cheat just so you can play the game, if the alternative is equivalent to being banned anyways (not being able to play). Anyway, TL;DR, the anti cheat does nothing but cause problems for (some) legitimate players, no other group is affected by it. like the thread poster said, the experience of the player should always come first, and NCSoft has either got it backwards or are just so ignorant to what their playerbase has been saying since beta with gameguard that they actually believe these client-side anti-cheats do more good than bad.
  5. How about: Remove XIGNCODE3, and don't put back gameguard, and stay the hell away from these intrusive anti cheats that don't accomplish what they are supposed to and do nothing but shit on our game performance? how about that? Like if NCSoft can't develop their own server-based anti cheat, at least don't ruin our games performance for absolutely no logical reason whatsoever. KTHX.
  6. Gameguard is trash

    yeah it seems like for some people it reactivated and continues to wreak havoc. Does anyone know if it's only happening to people that use the 32 bit client or is there people using the 64 bit whos game also opens with gameguard? Either way, i'm pretty sure it's intended for it to be disabled right now, so for those people who it's still opening for, I think NCWest needs to get to the bottom of it and fix it. Like, it's worrying enough having gameguard opening and running when it's supposed to be... but if it's running when it's not even supposed to be, then i'd be really worried about it causing some sort of damage to my system.
  7. Cosmetics and more room?

    The best thing you can do is get premium once in awhile to store costumes in your wardrobe. There's a code giveaway going right now from Alienware which includes free 7days of premium. You and your friend should hit it up and get that 7 day prem and store all your outfits. Alienware giveaway link - https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1519188/boards/contest-and-giveaways-global/Giveaway/blade-soul-secrets-of-the-stratus-pack-key-giveaway here's a thread with confirmation it's legit - I'd recommend signing up for the newsletter too, as there's often codes gifted through being signed up to it which also include a free 7 day premium.
  8. Gameguard is trash

    I've been using the 64 bit client since it came out and haven't seen gameguard run since like, that first week or two when everyone complained and they shut it off. Had some suspicions that it might still be running in some way, like it was just hiding itself and not the game client, but most likely it isn't, the gameguard service always stays at "stopped" in task manager. My computer fans used to always whine kinda loudly whenever I played BNS while gameguard was active, but ever since they shut it off I haven't had that loud whining from my computer fans either. The games performance increased a lot for me ever since they disabled gameguard. Been loving playing now that I no longer see the shitty gameguard logo pop up whenever I start the game, like I can finally play without the gameplay experience being tainted right from the get go.
  9. Ping way too high?

    Yeah if VPN's didn't lower it for you then you must just live way too far away from the servers to get better ping.
  10. Ping way too high?

    There's a good chance your data isn't taking an efficient route to the server. Try wtfast or pingzappers free trials to see how much it lowers your ping. If they make a really big difference then most likely your ISP hasn't set up peering and is doing a bad job with their routing.
  11. Ping way too high?

    Because BNS combat system requires two-way communication between your client and the server for each skill use, the ingame delay is an accurate measure of your latency on skill usage. (example: when you press a skill, your client sends a packet to the server saying you used that skill -> the server processes this and sends a packet back to your client telling it to actually do the skill -> your client processes the recieved packet and then the skill is used). This type of combat system was built with extremely low ping in mind, to make reaction time an important key factor for the "action" feel of the combat, as well as making competitive play well... more competitive, due to player reaction time (skill) playing an important role. Basically, whatever your ping directly to the server is, if processing time is next to nothing then you can consider that you pretty much have double that ping for actually using skills in combat. NA internet infrastructure just isn't good enough for this kind of combat system. You either live close enough to have a playable ping (with or without VPN), or you just have to deal with it.
  12. Hackers in pvp...

    Ye sadly. This is why I suspect that it's still semi-active in some way. I'm hoping that some day NC sees the light and fully acknowledges its uselessness, and completely removes it for good so that it doesn't even install in the first place. That would be the first step towards us getting an actually viable working anti-cheat.
  13. Hackers in pvp...

    I would bet on it that the majority of people complaining about an increase in "hacks" are just people with very little understanding of the other classes or maybe even their own, who got wrecked in PvP and can't comprehend how, and so they just jump to assuming it must be hacks because gameguard got removed. Gameguard never blocked jack shit. Since the game launched in NA there's always been hackers and bots whether gameguard is disabled or not. Honestly if there's an increase in hackers all of a sudden in pvp, i'd guess it's because of venture tokens now becoming an end of season reward. Anyone who's played since last year should be able to easily remember when the 1v1 arena was so flooded with bots that you had to get to platinum rank just to stop fighting bots and fight real players. Gameguard was enabled during that time, and had no impact. They removed the dragon certificates from the easy blue dungeons which made it impossible for bots to endlessly farm the arena for soulstone pouches, and that is what stopped them. Gameguard has no impact and never did. If there's a lot of hackers, it's because there's high valued rewards which they can get easily through hacking. Literally the only difference i've seen since gameguard was disabled is that now my ani cancels are smoother and now my combos aren't getting broken anymore by the random odd key press not registering. Also haven't had a single client crash, used to get them every day. And that's IF it was really disabled. Cause it seems an awful lot like gameguard was just integrated more into the client somehow to be hidden, there's still people experiencing issues that normally were only caused by gameguard. I don't want some useless and potentially harmful sofware installed on my computer just because a small handful of people cry for it when they have no idea what they are talking about or how stuff really works.
  14. Pls put gameguard back on

    I agree, I think they just made it so gameguard is only hiding itself, or is more integrated into the client somehow, would make sense if that's the case, since the little update with the maintenance was being flagged by some peoples antivirus. My game does seem to be running a lot smoother though, so maybe it really is just disabled, if that debugger error is caused by the client only somehow. Still doesn't quite feel 100% like there's no gameguard though. Still seeing a lot of people experiencing the common issues that seem to only be present while gameguard is active (such as that debugger error).
  15. What is game guard for?

    Please, I never once used the word "rootkit" any time that i've ever talked about gameguard. And no, windows wouldn't flag it as malware just because it can sometimes corrupt the processes which it hooks into. And yes, there is known instances of gameguard corrupting drivers, OS, as well as it seeming to have a special dislike against software that monitors/regulates fan temps and speeds (the most common issue I've seen involving gameguard doing something that can cause permanent damage). Not just rumors. Even in the best case scenario that it works 100% fine and dandy with someones computer rig, it doesn't change the fact that it is accomplishing nothing while at the same time hindering game performance for legitimate players. At the very least it causes input lag for everyone. And if you don't think it causes input lag, try maining a KFM for awhile and tell me you see no difference when they have gameguard on compared to when they have it disabled. It's like ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ing night and day with how smooth the game feels.