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  1. Also I've led some partys in MSP where at the last minute people have asked me to include in thier friends or threatened to leave if i didnt include/wait for "insert playername" to finish thier dungeon. I think its a luck of the draw thing BUT it doesnt seem common place for me yet. Most people still take whatever they can get and are'nt picky on gears.

    19 hours ago, Merlin DE said:

    I dont know your gear, but it seems like you might have a problem with your skilling and maybe check your rotation when you lost DPS. I had some problems too after the Patch with Skilling and Rotation.

    Not using simpe mode, i did include simple mode in my tests after the patch because i just couldnt beleive the hit my build prepatch took and went searching for every conceivable answer. This was with balefull 11/12 btw. now im on Aransu 3 aswell and easily hitting 160k solo and breaking 300k on buffs with earth build. Dunno what this VT is you speak of.

    I dare not look at Wind builds until i see either a buff or a new peice of gear that ensures theres no downtime on the honey+Chi drain.

  2. Wind Summoners got a humongous nerf with the awakened skill update. (My dps went from 88k to 44k after the update). Earth summoner on the same gear was about 58k. Anyway all i can say is keep at it and keep trying if you can.


    Maybe its time NC actually removed the ability to inspect players gear and view dps meters or atleast sound a warning to the community about what they stand to loose if they're not more supportive of new comers.


    Slightly off topic i was in a funny MSP group yesterday where the party lead was swapping highest dps players in between party 1 and party 2 for all 3 boss fights. It was ridiculous to me lol.

  3. Follow the story quest (yellow) for now..

    I think its safe to say most of your gear will be replaced by the rewards in the story quest. With only breeze accesories still being useful for future acesory upgrades. (check the equipment upgrade path guide. Its a button at the bottom of the inventory to get an idea of what you can throw away)

  4. I like the mechanics of the boss but the issue is the lag. This isnt graphics lag this is just outright press buttons and not having them register. I would hope the wipe mechanic gets removed if the developers never aim to resolve the long standing issue this game has had with unresponsive button presses due to server delay.


    The only other times ive died is when i ran out of Iframes from stealing agro as a summoner.


    I really hope UE4 brings an improvement to button registration.

  5. Im angry, i bought resets for cs and HM in the past and painfully farmed those orbs from Zaiwei ruins solo and to have them become useless as they have been. Absolute betrayal.. Its like this company just takes our money, effort and time and then destroys the value of all that hard work.

  6. Every person i know suffers this problem frequently since the last update. getting crashes during the longgui fight.
    So far i've only noticed it occuring with friends who have

    windows 10 + Intel CPU + more than 8gb of ram + Nvidia GPUS 960, 970, 1050ti and 980. It doesnt matter what client of BNS they're running either im afraid both 32bit and 64bit versions of the game are having crashes. Even with them running the graphic settings at level 1.


    Personally my game is completely pausing for as long as 15 seconds during the sacred longgui fight. Although i havent suffered any crashes on my system.

    Im running AMD 580 with windows 7 and 64bit game client with graphics at max level with exception of skill/monster/personal effects which are set at level 1,

    3 hours ago, Deadly Intent said:

    This is a known bug that can be bypassed by unticking display context boxes in video settings.  This bug was minimized before in msp but the latest patch reverted it to almost as bad as it was before.  Other dungeons are effectedas well.

    I have those options disabled and still get the pauses. I didnt get the pauses before the Legacy update. I suspect a different bug has crept into the game thats causing this as it seems strictly a problem in longgui, other 12 man and group areas dont suffer this long stutter.

  7. I think this is caused by a bug with computer timezone setting being out of sync with the server time zone. Had the exact same issue in the past with other servers.


    Can you try setting your windows time zone to the same as the game servers time zone?


    I cant garuntee this will work though as i never tried actually solve it myself i just accepted the items as gone.

  8. Installed the launcher 2 fine and everything going well until it just gets stuck in the middle of updating.. 33% (668.2mb) restarted several times already... :(

    it just doesnt want to finish downloading the update.

  9. It will improve performance, especially with memory usage and loading speeds through demand data streaming.

    Based on the perfomance of the current engine i'd say you should see an improvement in performance across the board. The concern would be if the developers use the gains UE4 brings to just beef up the graphics for everyone in which case older hardware just wont see the benefits. UE4 developers struggle at times to cut out some of the un-neccesary visual noise that bogs down performance. Every single surface, mesh and decal has its own set of some 20-80 variables that can be adjusted to improve performance.


    Additionally UE4 offers allot of "visual effects" onto the game image that many developers just cant resist not turning off from my experience. Just make sure you're vocal with your feedback when the update finally does come as theres allot of performance you can extract from this engine.

  10. On 2/11/2019 at 9:58 PM, Grimoir said:

    People stick to those easy old dungeons and do not progress.

    Why do you think they're not progressing? I dont beleive its laziness as i myself am currently at a brick wall and having no success in passing it. I cant find groups to run dungeons. Those groups i do find are with other weak players who dont stick around or quit while still in looking to fill the group. I have a couple of friends i play with. 1 of Whom is absolutely traumatised by his experiences with Foundry, Lair to actually run them ever again. Some dungeons and mechanics just arent fun and the reliance on some classes to do all the work (kfms tank, buffs etc) that make these mechanics trivial compared to others.

    On 2/12/2019 at 8:55 PM, Grimoir said:

    so maybe instead of complaining about daily challenges it would be better to suggest daily quests which are easier for newer players to do that reward them with solar energies instead of making them a daily challenge reward. Having a clan also helps a lot which most people think is overrated, but truth be told, a clan, especially a good clan will help you more than any game changes.

    Remember when even blue dungeons were part of daily challenge? Those days were fun and even though they were blue dungeons players were still getting killed by mobs and mechanics.

    How exactly did we get to this point we are at now though where we basically need Aransu/raven to find groups to clear the dc?

  11. On 2/13/2019 at 2:43 AM, SkyStorm said:

    If you want to chill, and I mean really chill, shut down bns and play another game (I spend most of my game time in gw2 at present), watch a movie, go for a walk, or find something else to do, otherwise bns will sterilizing you while masquerading as a brain-melting virus.

    This is not something thats very healthy for Blade and soul though. The less time i spend in Blade and soul the less likely i am to be to be a part of the community and invest back into it.

    Blade and Soul is one of my favourite games of all time however i have found it less and less able to satisfy me because

    1) Server still has desync issues whereby boss animations and effects dont match with hitboxes of attacks. Making dungeon mechanic executions guess work.

    2) Character growth is extremely slow to non existent for certain power spikes.

    3) Combos being distrupted by lag and server ping spikes.

    4) It offers nothing in the way of alternative content that i can turn to when i've had enough of dealing with the 3 above problems.

  12. Wow is it possible for a player with 150ish ping non raven to beat floor 20 Mushins?

    1 hour ago, Grimoir said:

    Personally i think old content shouldnt even be in daily challenge, as then people instead of progressing just sit back. Also dont forget that people did Floor 20 mushin with faaar less gear than you end up from story now, so that isnt an excuse. The 3 i mentioned are just examples. The basin daily is there every day, so asside that you just need 2 more which there are plenty of easy ones aswel.

    I disagree entirely. Because this game has been designed around power growth.

    Warframe has shown the best way forward for an MMO (by its continued growth) is to build the game outwards rather than upwards. (dont make gear stronger just offer more variety so when people return they actually have something new to do while still having access to things they find familiar.


    Then you're letting everyone progress at their own pace and within their own capacity. No one gets left behind when they've returned from a long break in the game. They can get straight into the new stuff without having to go straight into grind the same dungeon they were grinding on before they had a break/burnout.


    Now if Blade and Soul didnt have such a huge discrepancy in gear I would feel more towards agreeing with you. But its not, so we have to compromise with putting dungeons like Awaken Necropolis into daily challenge.

  13. Celestial basin i've farmed that place already to death sadly nothing much there left. Even the material boxes have lost value as im swimming in them.


    AP is 1.2k but i dont see how it makes any difference when everything across all AP ranges is largely the same.


    10 hours ago, Indifferent said:

    a little bit later you can go do Big Boss BayLee quest.

    Sounds like you havent done Baylee lately. Its camped by a bunch of people who virtually 1 hit the boss. Not surprising really considering the evolved stone drops along with the power level of the community has made it untouchable. He was a good boss in the past. Same story with allot of silverfrost content with global players. People are 1 shotting anything.
    Meteors in soulstone plains is a great suggestion,I used to like running the blue quests in silverfrost mountains however they've been removed? ugh..


    My achievement are current sitting on 2,736 i've done most achievements up to silverfrost content. Even cleared all the tedious soulshield and dungeon hunts.


    /rant/ Whats the point of lower level content if the people its designed for cant do it and the only ones taking advantage of it are clearing it in 1 hit? Developers really need to reduce the gap of weapon difference. It seems to have gotten out of control.

  14. On 1/19/2019 at 4:46 PM, Shekinah said:

    Did the bnstournament_global twitch also get axed?

    Watching a commentary I can't understand at all doesnt really help or is fun at all.

    I've been following BNS e-sports since the game was first released in Korea and i dont recall 1 occasion where the clan championships ever received english commentary.

    I also dont recall qualifier tournaments getting english either. Though i do know there was occasional community discord/youtube channels that did do thier own commentary after the event.

  15. The biggest problem the game has is the segmentation of players by thier equipment and ping.
    So normalise it by removing 2 of the biggest factors that are the cause of anxiety between players.


    Remove death timers on normal difficulty tiers.
    Remove complex mechanics for dungeons at normal difficulty tiers.


    The only way keeping these mechanics present in normal tiers work is if they actually built proper tutorials with clear and simple instructions on what to do. But they dont, and they havent as someone who has been playing this game since beta its been a spiral of making things worse rather than better.

    I remember when i started playing this game, one of the fun things about the dungeons was the fact that only 1 person needed to know the mechanics to carry a squad. My friends who all couldnt care less of gear and mechanics enjoyed the game how it played and didnt need to look for any harder challenge. Dodging bosses/mobs was challenge enough.


    Now it seems dodging isnt a required art anymore and instead we simply have to execute mechanics while outputting enough damage. Its rubbishly trivialising the games actual combat.

    Look at warframe for instance.
    One of the reasons its as successful as it is is because casuals can come in. play with friends and pickup and play no matter where they left off.

    Theres no gear checks because the game keeps Branching content outwards rather than upwards. Meaning most content remains relevant to most of the power levels. Outside the absolute endgame content which DE's own stats conclude only 1% of players actually take part in.

    Theres no mechanics you need to learn, adjust and deal with. its just a good old fashioned slaughterfest of fun. Where you dont have to worry about anything once youre in mission.

    Meanwhile what does blade and soul offer for casual players?
    PVP?, Ladder and celestial basin. Thats a pretty narrow window to burn yourself out on. Its also allot of wasted content that a portion of the playerbase never experiences.

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    These 2 are your problem...

    Sanjose =  23% packet loss

    Dallas = 100% packetloss

    Try contacting NC support and your internet provider giving them these links aswell as the time of day/night you usually play. These 2 links are what continue to give me allot of problems too sadly.

  17. This is so sad.. I loved some of those blue quests. Remembering Womeo and Jeweliet? (romeo and juliet). Some of the ghost stories that were told were also nice.

    I think they should've buffed the rewards massively rather than remove the quests. Or do as someone else suggested which was have a daily board in each town where a random blue quest can appear attached to the story. Only problem i ever found with blue quests was a few needed much better dialogue written in. I used to enjoy the blue quests in silverfrost and moonwater plains daily because i liked the areas. They were beautiful in thier design. The only reasons i stopped doing them btw was because the rewards kept getting decreased til the point it was pointless.


    Im playing Assasins creed oddysey right now and one of the best parts of that game is the side quests. Its an integral part to world building and character development.

    I hope they're returned with improved rewards. They need to give an incentive for players to visit those old areas of the world map that have some beautiful setting.

  18. Im noticing tonnes of pop-in now which suggests over recent patches they've reduced the draw distance of things like grass and buildings. Thats something that turned me completely off Black Desert online. Or maybe because im running the game in higher resolutions than before its more noticable?


    All my hopes are on the Unreal Engine 4 upgrade. But their trend remains cutting back of graphical effects and animation smoothness. Im actually fearful that UE4 will see even more graphical sacrifices without much gain.


    On top of all that the network delay issues remain. They really need to switch to p2p for instance based dungeons atleast. Its the only cost effective solution to the longest and biggest problem.

    13 hours ago, Dellecross said:

    Tried BDO Remastered just for the sake of understanding how the PC/network performs..

    Im not a fan of BDO because that also features too much pop-in of shrubs, trees, grass and very low draw distances.

  19. 2 hours ago, MassiveEgo said:

    The HM recommendations for gundeons are for hard mode.

    OMG is that for real? They should've said...

    I've been avoiding all those dungeons for years because the moment i saw the HM14-15 im like well i dont wanna make enemies on the server being under HM requirements i'll avoid those dungeons until i reach HM14+. The community was toxic enough towards gear and HM levels during the days of Naryu1 and Yeti.


    The current HM system doesnt even make sense and should'nt add on stats imho. Its too much of an additional power gain. Maybe add a cosmetic shine or aura instead. Ever since the Legendary weapons cameout this game has been on a spiral towards a punishing future for new players.

    1 hour ago, KzE said:

    HM level is irrelevant for us. Its for korean version and they have another HM system (they are HM12+ out of story).

    But we had a localisation team working on the NA version who were supposed to make sure that this type of information is relevant to us!

  20. I liked how Nintendo resolved this problem with Salmon run raid bosses in Splatoon 2.


    They simply teach you the mechanics before you can even start your first run with a party. Thats great game development which is why Nintendo games continue to be successful.


    Dragon nests developers done the same thing in the very earliest days. Then developers complained players were finishing content too quickly so they stopped building guides and tutorials and let players learn from the hardcore playerbase. Which was always a disastrous way as potential bugs with bosses can be completely misinterpreted as working as intended by players.

    It was nice to see that the recent release of a mobile version of "Dragon Nest" actually put an indepth tutorial into the easy mode of the dungeons before you can clear the normal/hard/nightmare modes aswell.


    It still probably wont solve the huge gear disparity but hey. Other games have found and are executing solutions to the problems. All NC have to do is copy those concepts.