So, I just quit the game after coping for too much for too long.
Here's a quick feedback, my two cents on it and the reason why I finally quit.
Game is good. The combat is awesome and it controls magnifically. It's old and dated, but stil beautiful due to its peculiar art style.
The classes are tons fun. The world and the background are really interesting, and the story is quite good despite being full of tropes and some really bad dialogues/choices. Oh, and the ridiculous, inexcusable, awful politically correct censorship.
I also don't care about hiding outfits into RNG boxes sold in store. Outfits aren't really a big impact on the game. Of course I would prefer not to see them hiden behind yet another rng, but as I see it, it's a good way for ncsoft to make money without resorting to scummy practices. Except... those happened anyway and the game is full p2w.
Everything is plagued by the insane grinding for everything. RNG is bad enough, but weapon/amulets evolutions requirements are insane. Market is *cricket*ed up. The scarcity of some materials is inexcusable, and the way some classes are at a huge disadvantage in farming them is untolerable. The whole Pay2Win issue is horrible. Locking crucial HM skills behind a paywall/crazy grinding is also something that should not have happened. Bots and spammers are still rampant and still very annoying. Servers are horrible and the lag is atrocious, and the engine is really poorly optimized, causing huge fps drops even on high-end PCs.
My clan was very, very active at some point. Now it's just me. Everyone else quit because of the insane grinding and the impossibility to progress. Most of them were premium, too.
I said classes are fun... too bad this is crushed by the fact that alts are absolutely NOT viable in this game due to (again) the insane grinding required.
But the last straw for me was... this rng event.
I can't stand gambling. I have coped with everything else so far, but seeing so many oceanic weapons destroyed finally crushed my will to log in the game.
Such an unfair rng in an event was really a stupid idea. But I guess I should thank you for that, since it cured me from my silly addiction. I finally am able to see all of it as wasted time.
Well, so long. At least this teached me to never touch a ncsoft game again.