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  1. Hunter’s Refuge Event Zone Preview

    I can see how this is going to go already. It's pretty much like the last two times I took a Long break from insanity. I am going to be left out, get upset, close the game and take my money and my time elsewhere. I play to relax and have fun, not get killed instantly in some hair brained idea that only has one post supporting it. You really are following in Blizzards footsteps. I have no idea why you would want to do that, but you are.
  2. Hunter’s Refuge Event Zone Preview

    What is with the PvP junk. I know when the game started, PvP was a big deal, but now I find very few people that actually PvP. It's Broken, messed up and down right frustrating that you keep forcing us into PvP, but the same maxed out credit Whales are the only players I face. This is one event I do not care about, which shouldn't matter as I would die instantly like normal seeing as those that have maxed out their credit cards will be the only ones in there. I am so sick of having PvP shoved down my throat with it being so messed up and broken. This is a Whale's dream.
  3. I fully agree with bringing back all the side quests. They add a flavor and depth to the game. The sad part is the devs and people making the decisions really don't care about the community, they only care about doing what every other MMO does, holding your hand until you reach level cap, then throwing you into a community that you really have never been a part of. At what point does a new player learn to work with the others in a team/party to get joint attacks and combos down now days ? I learned back starting with BRN and those lessons continued all the way up to the end game dungeons and raids. Now, no one cares that you have just soloed the entire game and are now fully expected to start queueing up for Dungeons and raids with Zero Experience working with a group that are, more often than not, quite judgmental and at times, down right hostile. The real reason I have found most new players don't stick with the game is that they get bored being pushed as hard as possible to the end game Dungeons and raids. They never get a feel for the game, a feeling for the game itself and worst of all, once they get into a few hateful parties, they feel isolated and alone. Who is going to pay to play anything that makes them feel bad. I am just different, I really don't care what anyone thinks about me because odds are, they are nothing like what they are trying to portray online to begin with. But in this age of easily hurt feelings and sensitivity, most really will never make it to the end of the story arc to start with. This is the real reason I have found, most leave the game and go on to other games that make them happy to play. The early dungeons and all the side quests really added depth to the game and allowed players a chance to meet other players and get a feel for group combat. If they just get "run" though a dungeon, the only thing they learned is that they will always be behind in the game and that's likely the worst possible thing they can feel, hopelessness.
  4. First, I am not complaining. I haven't said anything other than stating facts, a fact you have put out there for all to see in that you sell yourself for money. That is what I am saying, you may not pay money, but you do spend "money" to upgrade. I simply said that the game was still pay to win, which seems relevant to this thread seeing as it was talking about the cost of upgrading. I didn't say the game sucks, that I hate it or even that anyone could or should do something about it. I stated facts. Now, for a fact, I haven't played in teo years, there are many other MMOs that wanted my money as well. I never hated this game, but I didn't like parts of it. I am looking forward to see all the changes, but with the 12 different forum topics I have read, it clearly seems the pay to win aspect of the game is still alive and well...something that you have clearly pointed out with your response to me just now. May you always be happy and lucky, in everything.
  5. I'm sorry, the fact you can "auction" items that used to be completely bound to you might have changed, but the "pay to win" aspect hasn't changed at all. I spent over 300 U.S.D. in the game to upgrade, and it lasted exactly 5 months. Then it was literally worthless gear after that. I ran raids, dungeons and spent hours a day trying to gear back up before I gave up and just left the game. The sad part is I liked the game, but not the requirements to either grind and pray to the Gods of RNG that I got what I needed vs. someone that just wanted to be an A.Hole and keep me from getting the items needed, or spend more real money after I had already spent what a normal MMO would have costed for buying the game and paying for 18 months of game play. Yes, it's a "new issue" that has been around in one form or another for a Long Time.
  6. Ah, well I see the game is still pay to win. Nice to know nothing has changed in two years I have been away. I love the "farming" replies. This isn't a cryptic game, trying to farm BnS is like having your teeth pulled without anything for pain. Even if they fixed every issue with the old "farming" dungeons and raids, it would still take you forever to get enough to get upgraded to run the dungeons and raids you need to be running to get the gear to be ready to get the gear you really want. That isn't farming, that is pay us or give up.
  7. Well, it's nice to know that nothing has changed in two years of my being's still pay to win, just like after the first six months of being live, it went that way and hasn't seemed to change with all I have read. I left over that issue.
  8. 2nd anniversary disappointments

    This event is the worst one they have come up with IMO. I am not just disappointed, I am completely Jaded now. I look forward to when they get dethroned by some of the other games that launch this year. I am mad as you can get and still face something
  9. Realmrift WAY too hard

    I was looking foward to this event, but leave it to NCSoft to destroy dreams and dash hopes every single time that they get a chance. The Dungeon doesn't remind me of anything except the one time I walked into one to see what was behind the gate. The Bosses are way over powered, the Mobs have way to much Health and we are nerfed way to far down. Thanks again for reminding me why I stopped trusting you long ago.
  10. What bothers me about the new premium

    This is what Happens when you let Developers ran (and rule) the game. I watched it happen on WoW (remember Cata and WoD ?) and effect so many other games it's sad. This game will truly feel the launch of several new games this year and you can count on a lot of finger pointing once they don't have the numbers to support a single NA Sever. Just Remember boys and girls, as long as Devs are given the final say The game is slowly self destructing and I have no desire to watch it happen to another game I actually think has potential. I have watched so many games destroy themselves and unless they infuse this game with alot of NEW ideas, they will fall into the landfill of so many other (what could have been great) MMOs.
  11. Reason why your game failed in the West

    I suppose I fall into a different group. I could care less about PvP. I prefer PVE and general questing. I like the story, love discovering new areas and new things overall in a game. While this game is rather fun at the start, once you complete the main story quests, it gets boring and really bad at getting your gear upgraded. I will never be hard core anymore, as I am close to fifty years old. The funny part of that is that I likely have more disposable income than many of the younger players. I am not going to pay to win any game as to me that is cheating. They have no guidelines where Dungeons or raids are concerned. I am sorry, but if a tanking class is needed in a dungeon, then they need to address F8 (fate, a perfect word for this mess). Play WoW and LFR (Looking for Raid for those that avoid the game) and you will get two tanks, five healers and the rest DPS. Yes, if you are only general DPS, you might wait a while, BUT, you can do whatever else you want while you wait in queue. Salvage, Craft, run dailies for rep, ect. In this game, you can fail because you got a bad group, or better, a group of nothing but one clss even. The game has a "tank" without the required tanking buffs and healers without the required healing buffs. It feels like a want to be trinity to me and that is the issue. It neither supplies a good design for endgame nor does it supply general questing once you have completed the MSL (Main Story Line). This is why I will likely leave the game in my past once a couple of other games launch This Year that have peaked my interest. This is short is why BnS failed for me and many of my friends. No Real Life Friend Plays the game any more.
  12. I am going to guess you have not seen the other Games out there that have Account Banks". It can and does work in many different games.
  13. Can't collect daily login reward

    OK, I can put this part to rest, unless they (NCSoft) just decided to give me my daily log in rewards, I can assure you I have not received them in any way. They are not in my claimed items and not in my inventory. I love how someone gets on a kick in these forums like they have all the answers. Here it is straight and simple. When I claim my rewards, first, I see a ,little picture pop up by my cache. Second, a check mark appears over the daily log in rewards I have claimed. Last, they appear in my cache (to be claimed) I do Not have 400 items in my cache even if you separate any stacked items and count them one by one. I know it's a bug and I know I cannot get any answer about it. I reinstated my Premium membership just because of the daily log in rewards. I can assure you I have leaned my lesson and have no plans to make the same mistake again.
  14. Can't collect daily login reward

    This issue is also one I am dealing with. I have had rather good luck with Support up until this issue. I sent them a very detailed letter explaining the problem, how it seems random and that I have tried everything I and my friends could think of. This included trying the file repair option Twice. Guess what their only suggestion was, try the file repair and see if it works. I agree that they didn't seem to read my letter at all. The frustration is building rapidly where this problem is concerned mainly because I feel like I am being told to get over it.
  15. I agree with the idea, but also having played MMORPGs for a very long time, I also know how it will be abused. Don't like someone, kick them. Think their gear is to low, kick them. Unhappy with their AP, kick them. I have lived through this more times than I care to remember. If you want to make a difference, if the person in the dungeon doesn't move at all in 3 to 5 minutes, then allow a vote to kick. Make it fair and I am all in, make it like so many other games have, and count me out. I had just gotten to the AP level required by OTHER Players to get into Skybreak Spire, but, as soon as they released the new content, raised our level cap and upped our AP, I am once again below what they Demand to be invited to run it. So you cannot tell me how quickly you would vote to kick someone trying to learn the run or that doesn't live up to your expectations.