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  1. Biggest SCAM/ FAKE NEWS 2019

    While comparing it to a bank issue might be a bit overboard as it is on a different scale. It is still a matter of principle that a company doesn't correct their mistake. It's a problem, small? It's 2 region wide affecting most likely the majority of the community. I guess that is small.
  2. Biggest SCAM/ FAKE NEWS 2019

    This isn't just an error, it's just stupid to make assumptions without actual facts. People in their team shouldn't make post without having 100% factual data on patch info's. Going by 'I assume that it will be changed to the new currency' is not how a professional company runs it. Edit: I forgot that they banned me by mistake a year ago. They unblocked the account after they received my ticket and they never apologized for it. I am not the only person that experienced this. They always seem to shoot first before checking facts. Unless that is the American way? ---- I don't know how many people lost their stuff over a couple years of fckup from NC. I can tell from my own experience that I lost over 5k by now include this. I never got any compensation before when a bug took away 'gold'. They even confirmed on ticket it was their mistake and such, but I won't get compensation because it affected only a few players. Now how many people got affected by this misinformation? I think a lot, so where is the compensation? Or what excuse will it be this time I wonder. This isn't the first time, so how much effort can they up to prevent this from happening again in the future..
  3. I always get latency spikes, every minute there is a random few seconds spike on the last 2 hops. (pingplotter) On PvE I don't feel it that much, but I also play PvP and that sucks a lot. Sometimes I just get 2-3 sec delay in a match and I instantly lose. I tried to work around it by checking when I have to move towards the wall to wait for the delays to end, it works sometimes. If everything would be stable I would have a <20ms connection. Actually most games that i played in EU i have below 20ms. Only BnS EU is having daily issues, I also connect to servers that are located in Asia (several games, incl BnS). And I end up with a higher latency, but more stable connection since it doesn't spike into the sky constantly.
  4. Verdant Nightstone

    For future reference for those who press without reading. You don't exchange items unless your read the description info and understood what happens to it. It's not the first item that changes in a 'negative' way, but avoidable like many other times. same goes with item mail fee's that increase after exchange. (for example split the item and exchange into the new item, check mail fee) About the time machine, you can always try have it converted back to the old currency by writting a ticket.
  5. Verdant Nightstone

    Why didn't you read the item description before exchanging?
  6. You can use the switch to your advantage (stack for bonus pts) . So no it doesn't need to be 'fixed', since it's not broken. If your team is not willing to comply or they do not understanding tactics it falls under community issues.
  7. Content from RNG boxes for Belgian players.

    it's not exactly hard to bypass this 'restriction'. I doubt that NCsoft will make it harder for players to do it either. I mean why would they? Also this change will actually give NCsoft an edge in justifying certain changes that will benefit them more. They won't be feeling anything by this so called ban on rng features, since many players will bypass it one way or another.
  8. Treasuere tove a rip off or not?

    400 keys here as well. 1 time i saw a 3 star crit which contained nothing useful. I saw total 3 times a 2 star crit, with 2x octa gem and 1x vial. The rest was 1 star till the usual 40/40 2 star crit, which contained mainly materials. At least I got the Butterfly Effect costume. I am glad I can at least farm my HMC for Troving purpose, many probably not. Like others have confirmed here or on reddit. This Trove with adjusted rates for 3 star crits is far worse than the previous season Troves. The ''increase'' in 3 star crits, lowered the 2 star crits heavily. As well the noticeable higher chance to get useless 2-3 star crits.
  9. no reason players kick my FM

    When DD was released I duo it. And my gear was simple raven+3 , draken acc, SSM normal gloves, aw soul. My duo friend always went solo, he only needed to do around 266k for the last boss if he was solo. With me added to it he was clearing it faster as i was putting something like 150k to the total which is almost the same as your 3 man 300-400k. We had more than 30 sec till enrage left. if you say you guys do 300-400k dps and have 30sec left you probably let the boss heal too much right? Otherwise it isn't possible. DD is a hard dungeon ? Because people can't CC the boss when it needs to be CC-ed? DD is just about braindead at it's current state, because they removed just about anything that actually punished a bit when you made mistakes.
  10. You assumed I was writting about the ingame server delay? I didn't even mention the ingame MS indicator. I usually get my data from tools like pingplotter.
  11. If EU was so great I wouldn't have random latency spikes in the evenings. Going up to 200ms while literally every other MMO in the past 11 years, I got a stable <30ms. When I play a moba games with my friends in the SEA region i got like 100-120ms. Which is still better than the random spikes I got on EU BnS server. But I read somewhere it was a ISP joke. Hah.
  12. F2P allowed?

    @MassiveEgo 1. True it will impact me eventually. 3. We had several of these type of events which was actually a benefit for the new player group. It's how you look at it, new players need materials to progress, that is true. But how much do you gain gear wise from x events? Or is it better to slow the progress, because the gain isn't worth it yet, instead turn it into gold or w/e means that is usable afterwards. At least that is how I look at events in the past and present. What can i benefit from participating in this event, gear progression? If so, how much is the gain in gear and does it offset the amount of profit I could get from doing sales instead. Some events did involve gamling, so that was also a criteria to look at (usually a no-go for me). From the last few events we had recently, I can't say we had anything good. 2&4. The limited time I got to spend on playing BnS is still me, being active as a player in the game environment. I still do everything any active player does, just with limited time/choices. What I do with the market just goes with the time I spend playing this game, it's true that I got an advantage knowing BnS better in general so I can be as efficient as possible. I learn to become better at everything over time, be it dgs, tanking, timings, pvp and F5. At least I think everyone who plays this game actively should be sharpening their knowledge on dgs/tanking/timings. Become better and be able to do things more properly without time waste. My bad, I didn't ask earlier about the the raven3 or below geared players. But a full raven3 (1k AP?) group should be able to do the dgs except the last 2? I can guess you can push out tons of variables what makes it not possible, I know them since I carry a lot on F8. Also players with Raven3 can actually farm some places effeciently. I know several players ingame that did it. it does come with grinding, but BnS was always like that I think. They found their own effective farming area, it still applies today because I recently wrote to one of them, because I was surprised to see him still farming that dg. I don't know how many hours a day an random active player spends though. The people below (800 AP?) the raven3 gear is a sad story in general due to the removals they did recently, though they do get carried up to NS? (At least I carry a lot of them there) But I assume gearing up like that is ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤, repeating the same dg over and over because of the low drop ratio and no more gold box. I know several clans with that type of gear, they are still around and enjoying the game. Maybe I should ask them how they feel about the progression in gear, I believe they don't have an issue, at least last time I chat with them they didn't. If I was running with 800-1000AP gear, I would probably use the farming area few of my friends introduced to me and try get the gains from that place. Instead of going F8 and be sad about it. 5. it was about the 2 post above mine. To be honest knowing NC from what they did so far, nothing will change that it will fix any of these problems, because it's an issue they kept ignoring in the past and it turned to what we have now. That's why I work around it till my progression source is depleted and onwards to the next gold mine If i can find it. If NC wants to make it easier for new players they should just hand it out to them with the main quest. Because seeing them put more effort in adjusting events/dungeons/daily/weekly (what I mentioned in an earlier post) is most likely not happening. And they never were running with the thought of giving players free choices to pick from. It's always the 1 pack of either useful or useless items.
  13. F2P allowed?

    Don't take the 'play the market' so literally that you guys think it's about camping the NPC for hours to reap the benefits of it. Because it isn't, at least I don't need to do that to generate 100g minimum a day from the marketplace alone (there are tons of people running bigger gold gains than me, but they spend more hours). I am doing this while going for quick dungeons/daily etc. And for the last 550 days, I played bns for about 4-8 hours a week. Trading (selling) items in a game with fellow community members is a part of an MMO. So ye you either make use of it or you don't, but every amount you can gain counts. The amount of ways got thinned out by NCsoft pulling an ass move and also their constant spoonfeeding made the community lose their ability to see the options that lies infront of them? I remember 1+ year ago I replied to a topic hinting how players should look at items related to events (I named an example old event) and how to benefit the most of it when a new event similar to that one arrives. The replies I got were funny, because people didn't want to believe there is a way to benefit a lot while just playing the game casually. Most people seem to believe that there is no other option left to progress. For example OP: 'I dont really see people making gold outside of Evolved stones and Crafting.'. As for the seemingly mocking replies, nah I wouldn't work for a company that has that much ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ing up going on, even if they pay well. I rather get less payment and work with a small professional team.
  14. F2P allowed?

    I could share my gold generating method with the community, but the reason I don't do this is to prevent my gold source from collapsing. Some would say it's selfish or whatever, but i won't shoot myself in the foot when NC is already nuking (me and) the market nearly every patch. So ye I definitely don't need the community to run into the same market sales. Back when the game launched I would say that I played the game correctly so I wouldn't suffer much from game changes over time. I have been waiting for the right moment as well tried to be as effecient as possible in progressive play. (don't rush or waste) Most people that know me ingame are asking me often why I don't max out my gear with all the gold I have. I just don't don't care about having that gear also that I find it stupid to burn up the gold and lose the advantage to gain more gold. The only big investment I made was a cooperative investment on buying one of the first transformation stone recipe on the market. We gambled and we benefit from it. This was actually the only investment I made of high value and needed to cooperate with friends to pull it off. The gold I gained from it I used to generate more and more from that point forward. I didn't need the big gold gain from that investment to pull of what I do normally. The majority can use the same method I am doing for years, I even thought about doing it on NA server with my friends with the fresh lvl 50 character we got from the voucher. We didn't do it because of lack of time and it's boring to do it on 2 regions. Oh before I forget the other huge investment I made was opening 667 windrest pouches recently because I had to clear 1 inventory slot for fun. I lost about 1k gold with that gamble but that is nothing to me. I don't rely on big investments to generate gold. because I don't find that efficient to focus on 1 big sales where certain type of people undercut heavily on while I can do massive amounts of mini sales and equal that sum. As an example you mentioned Empyrean Stones, I did sell some of those and other materials that could equal it's value, but they aren't even close to the income I get from the fast sales (crumbles). I didn't have problems to sell items of that value though, maybe it's just luck but I am trying to pick out a favourable moment to sell items like those. I am not sure what you meant with the low tier game on F5, but I do follow the 'crumbles' (maybe that is what you meant). That is basically where all the fast gold is, but when it's revealed to the public... the undercut game starts till there is no value left. The items I sell are kept at high ratio, by me, my friends and several others that kept in mind the health of the market won't last forever (just wait for the next patch or the patch after etc). The only thing that did drop my gold income is patches that made some part of it not relevant anymore. As for the sitting infront of the PC to stare at the marketplace uhm.. it's understandable most people just want to play the game and get their rewards equal to their time spend I agree with that but, my opinion still is that if you play an MMO you will have to try master a little bit of the marketplace. Rewards for playing could definitely get a boost, but maybe in a form of additional materials to freely pick from when clearing a dungeon or added to the daily/weekly challenge. All that up to x amount of time/qty a day/week to try not create a massive flood which isnt good either. i didn't quite get the removal of the gold in boxes though, but i guess NC wants to focus more on income generating through events only now.
  15. F2P allowed?

    Method used is not effective... I remember few months after the BnS West launch I wrote them my findings related to gold transfering by bot companies (i wanted NC to be alert and tackle it hard and fast). As well multiple methods that can be used by them to avoid certain detection. (I have tested it back in the days I worked for a MMO hosting company to vertify loopholes) I did my part to provide info for them to look into. Gold traffic on BnS is insane, because it's just there for the public to view. If I can find it, NC staff can definitely find it in matter of seconds. It just needs proper coding that is all. At least NC closed the hole I used to log into their websites (ye, it's retarded that I got to bypass something to login..) I have been blocked from the game 1 time and 3 times from their website access. At least the last 2 times they didn't block the game access. Oh and I dont know why I get this access block though. As for the OP. Totally new player to the game will most likely struggle. Even when they get gear through the main quest, the game is rushed and boring for a new player to actually get 'familiar' at playing their class. which results in what we have at f8 when geared players carry and have mechanics get screwed over and over. Dungeons that I can carry with solo DPS goes up to NS, but I don't enjoy seeing players who literally screw up dg runs. I usually just check what my party is doing.. most of them don't understand the basics of positioning. For example I did DD last week for the first time. I didn't read guides and also this was a duo run. My friend know how well I adapt and he knows I know how to play my class. So he totally figured I would know what to do when i see it. Only at the last boss he pointed out the mechanics to be sure the boss don't heal etc (uhm ok, at the 2nd boss he told me about the barrel bomb thing, but I didnt screw up!) . After 2 runs I know the dg blindly and i can also tank the bosses without issues. I bet there are enough around that can't do that even after 100 runs. Good thing is I helped my friend farm pearls (duo to avoid f8 bullcrap) while I got my leg belt drop in 5 runs. Generating gold requires vast amount of game knowledge to do it properly. Definitely not for total new players, but they can learn it. I know how to get gold in good amounts without playing actively because over time I learned to read the BnS changes. As well i have my 'connections' to help me with it. It's actually 1 of my most important way to generate gold, to have reliable friends. (They are people I met like 11 years ago in several MMO's). If you don't have that you will have a hard time in BnS as a none creditcard warrior, unless you know how to read the market and generate gold from that place. I guess new players either enjoy the game and stay or they quit the game silently. I personally haven't played the game actively for over a year, I did login to increase my gold with a few clicks and I did some event farming, but not really often. Just too busy and also bored of the game. I kinda play bank right now for my friends and support their gear up with my gold stacks. I know I get everything returned to me when I ask and also they will help me gear up if I need.
  16. I didn't write about disconnections. I had only 2 DC's in the last 3 months. 2 times unfortunate that I was at BG at the time. But the client crashing or Xigncode3 crashing is something else. I have checked the Windows event logs myself to verify what crashed while I was at BG. I know they won't, but that's the thing. The credibilty of NC to take action is kinda shaking for years.
  17. There can't be a fix if the game client crashes (coding errors). Till that is fixed there can be no 'punishment'. Not that NC really did punish exploiters in the past. Only a handful were punished for exploiting. (RNG is real with their management?) Not everyone that leaves is doing anything wrong, most of the time, you can't even get back to BG. because you are dead when you login and you lose the chance to get back. It requires a coding adjustment so you don't spawn dead on normal world map. Client coding has many issues, so far all ignored. Took them at least 1 year to finally gather more data on the BG client crashing. On ticket they were telling us it was our side and that they cannot re-produce it on their super fast none flooded test server. About exploiters in general, the only punishment for them is total removal from all season rewards as well block access to participate for the next season. After unblock and caught doing it again should be a perma block from participating to any pvp seasonal reward. As for encountering them on BG, I don't really care. I doubt they will do anything against it. they didnt in the past, they most likely will not anytime soon. It's just not their priority to fix the game.
  18. Leavers need to be punished

    You will only end up shooting yourself in the foot by suggesting a punishment for leavers on F8 Dungeons. There are people who go in and do their things solo. There are people who don't mind doing a carry. Anything i can solo at reasonable time I enter solo on world map. If I decide to run something on f8 I don't care if I have to carry it. But if the team acts mentally retarded (fck up mechanics that u can't fck up unless u are retarded). I will leave. If there would be a punishment for that, you will only create a bigger gap between those who can't do the most basic things and those who are 'veteran'. No one will run dungeons with new players if they get punish for leaving, not everyone has time for such bs. With current system you can at least get people sometimes that don't have a issue to carry. But most carried players don't know how frustrating it can be for some people when you have ignorant players in party. You should at least know the basics of your class, the dg and what to do in general.
  19. Utilizing Soul Shield window in Inventory

    This was suggested to them years ago... I doubt they did anything with it. These kind of good QoL suggestions have kinda low priority for them.
  20. 6vs6,Afk,Balance

    You don't need BT gear to perform at 6v6. In fact the only BT gear I have right now is raven weapon. I don't even use it at BG, because there is a better alternative. You can obtain PvP gear outside of raid, if you want to suggest a lock for participating to BG it shouldn't be raid related as minimum. If I look from my own perspective, I don't have 10 clears on BT, simply because i dont have time for raids. I have plati rank on 1v1, 3v3 (almost diamond once), 6v6 use to rank often in top 5 (even with less gear than the rest below me), right now with 1 shot era. I am still able to climb to top 30 pretty easy. (except for the client crashing + casual player so time limit). Other than that PvP knowledge is important, but also putting win objective over e-❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ showdown is also a thing. Yesterday at Nova core it was cancer only. People not focussing on objectives to win and rather go for 'personal offensive score' Which is a retarded meter added by NCsoft. (obsolutly no purpose) and the sadest thing is that West community uses that meter to judge if you did good or bad. I often have low offensive (damage given) score, and super high defensive (damage taken) score. That's because I am defending and stalling as long as I can vs multiple players. Obviously when stalling i won't risk going for killing combo's if I can get cc chained to 0 hp. Anyway 1 shot gear or not, I still go by the statement that not everyone with that type of gear can actually use it properly except gunners, but that's a braindead class. Only the top tier pvp players from arena can make full use of their gear. The majority 1 shot gear players I can handle with my current gear.
  21. Tanking needs to be addressed

    What you described is not a class issue. It's a player (community) issue. My question to you would be, why can't u be the main aggro holder as GS and tank the boss at 1meter? You already got the experience from playing BM from what you wrote. I personally play on Eu server 3 classes: FM (main), WL and GS (alt). If I deal the highest dps, I will tank the boss. Simple as that and with tanking as range I stand at 1meter like the melee classes would do it. Main problem is that most players that play range class have no clue how the boss patterns rotates which results in wrong usage of skills (or not able to figure out different way of using skills), goes panic mode and kite like a b*tch.
  22. This is just another example how NCWest early decisions backfire at them or maybe better said at us the community. With all the content rushing they should have given us what BnS CN was using (p2w version or not, they got several better QoL than our version). BnS CN had transmute option for [normal upgrade & legendary jewelery/elements] (transmute normal into legendary) that we could have used from the very beginning with the same powder materials. If we had use for those items, the community would have had a purpose to actually get powders stacked that they gained over time. I'm pretty sure most people just trashed it for a several reason such as: content rushed so fast, upgrading the current bis gear at the time was not too hard when u grinded and cost for elements was not worth it in general. So this method was left for dead since the beginning. I personally kept like 50% of all powders i gathered. Yes, it was ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ to keep weapon/accessories powders in storage because of max stack was still 1k. I trashed like 50% of the stack i had (I still got 2k each). I don't think I will be in trouble when I need to get legendary jewels/elements myself. I prefer to stack up hmc for the trove gamble in case i need them in the end. Too much content rushing without changing the content logically. With logic I mean adjust 1. quantity: amount materials needed, 2. quality: value per item. As well constant spoonfed just leads to too many unused potential for a more stable game community/market wise.
  23. PSA: don't buy the upcoming RNG box

    Yes, they have priorities on who to screw over even when NC is blamed for causing the mess up. I don't mind if they give a special privilegde to those who spend tons of money, I have some trouble to bypass their blockade on support atm. Ye, i cannot log into their sites normally, because someone is stupid when I explained them my IP can be different when i move city to city or even out of the country for work... but w/e. Seems hard for them to grasp, so i gave up to bother getting the access unblocked since I did find a hole in their blockade which i used as I typed this post. so i can't fetch the exact words they used on the ticket reply. Along the line it went like this: they won't refund me because they won't handle a single case for refund manually (yes they can refund me, they refuse to do it). While they are handling tons of single cases like restoring weapons/soul pet stages, class gear transfering, restoring rng boxes/trove keys, give bonus hmc on players with poor luck. you name it. Also all those single cases are not caused by bug, but players own decision. (i do get the upg reverting though) I think it's called hypocrisy, but I could be wrong.
  24. PSA: don't buy the upcoming RNG box

    @KiraKamelia It's removed by mods, i won't re-post it. @TecoTek Spending money on boxes/trove knowing in the end that it's a gamble that you win goods or lose all. Person A should get a special treatment because he spends a lot of money by choice and end up with bad luck? Person B should NOT get a special treatment because he spends a lot of money (indirectly) and end up with bad luck? Here is my version of a bug that caused gold loss. I will be using a random value for it and on top of that i am not a big spender. I lose 10k gold because of a game bug. Confirmed bug and Forward to Devs. Should I get 10k gold refunded? Because they confirmed the patch bugged the game which caused me to lose gold and they are not able to fix it for me manually. So nothing is strange right? That a person that made a choice to throw gold/money into gambling gets a partly refund, while I didn't choose to throw away 10k gold and get nothing restored. I ticket them 3 times about the case, their last reply was that I should be happy I didn't lose more than what I lost. The actually value is lower than 10k, but the max value I could have lost was around 4k gold. Because someone in NCWest Staff didn't do his/her job checking bugs before patching... It's not the first time either.