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Everything posted by Smo

  1. BoT

    The only good partial solution to the bot problem is a region block. This game needs a pretty decent ping to play it enjoyably, and a good ping to play it seriously at all. (and a really good ping to play competitively) except for maybe very few people, there's only one reason anyone from china would be playing on NA bns, and it's not to actually play the game. The small amount they can make off botting and gold selling can easily add up to a living wage there. There is entire companies in China devoted to just botting on games with good populations, whether it be to have farm bots that actually sell the gold, or spam bots that make people visit their sites so they can steal peoples paypal/bank/credit card information (via keylogging or other methods). It's safe to say, that nearly all of the bots are from china or other countries where very little USD can go a long way (relatively). It doesn't take a team of people and a ton of money to figure out that a region block is the best current answer to the bot problem. I'm not saying it would completely fix the problem, but it would make one hell of a difference.
  2. I wonder if those regions also had a massive drop in fps and the overall smoothness in how the game runs from beta to afterwards. During beta and headstart I could run this game (even in populated areas) at 100% maxed settings and always stay above 60 fps. In most places, if I have the settings completely maxed now I get 30-40 fps. I'm far from being the only one who had the game go from running great at maxed settings to having to lower tons of settings now just to have it still not run as well as it did during the beta and headstart. Feels like what's really happening is the opposite of optimization lol.
  3. Seriously? Costumes..

    I was actually waiting for the empress costume to come out, wanted that one
  4. hmm either way gameguard should have its own agreement which gives some indication of what people are actually installing on their pc imo also the ncsoft TOS really beats around the bush and doesn't say matter of factly that 3rd party software is being installed. it just says it "might be". just like they say they "have the right, but no obligation" to. Except it's something that gets installed for every single person.
  5. I really hope nobody loses an expensive PC now thanks to gameguard shutting down/messing with their cooling/fans, or some other important process. Would be nice if NCSoft at least gets us to agree to also having gameguard installed along with the game. They're installing 3rd party software which could be pretty harmful for some computers, without getting any agreement from us or telling us up front that it's a part of the package. Isn't there like.. some legal issues with that? Even if it hasn't given me any issues since the update (yet), it still just makes me uncomfortable knowing it's running in the background.
  6. Looks like Gameguard is back.

    gameguard was never gone the game's running a lot better for me than before tbh still want it gone, it does absolutely nothing to prevent any bots or hackers, while just affecting legitimate players to different degrees and also putting our PC's at risk if the cooling or other hardware has processes required to run which gameguard shuts down (which is now happening with Kraken (NZXT) coolers)
  7. Costume: "Transcendence" is now "Surpass"

    I just wanna say I love this idea! I wish the master exclusive costumes had been done this way. It would keep everyone happy I think.
  8. Costume: "Transcendence" is now "Surpass"

    Yeah, all of the perks with master pack are nice, but one of the perks which you conveniently forgot to list there, is the transcendence costume. Some people might have bought the pack specifically for that costume. "should be aware of what changes could possibly come" It was stated on the page for buying the founders packs, that the costumes coming with the master pack were exclusive and would never be released in a different way. It was made pretty clear that there is no possible changes to come, in the case of the exclusivity of the master pack costumes. You really wanted that costume? so did some others who shelled out $125 for it. How would you feel if you wanted that costume bad enough to have bought the master pack just for it, with the promise it was exclusive and that was the only way to get it, just to have it released for everyone for some regular price like $15 worth of ncoins some short time later. You would feel scammed.
  9. Costume: "Transcendence" is now "Surpass"

    That'd still be a big slap in the face to any master pack owners. If they released it under a different name... the truth is, it'd still just be the exact same costume, without inspecting the person there'd be no way to tell the difference. They would have to change the appearance of the new one in some way to make it different, which might be an insult to the artist who designed the original.
  10. Rate my yuns :D

    I think #2 is a lot better.
  11. Show off your characters!!

    yay new costume (gon KFM)
  12. fix the kung fu master forum first. I know we mastered our chi, but talking to all the other kung fu masters via telepathy gets sorta old after awhile...
  13. okay i'm out, i'm now convinced you're just trolling lol
  14. So how many times will people have to tell you that gameguard doesn't actually do anything to stop hackers, before something in that walnut clicks?
  15. I have a great idea for you. How about, instead of having your eyes skim over peoples posts without reading anything, and then assuming you know what they said and acting as if they said things they didn't, how about you just actually read peoples posts? Like. You know, make a mental connection between every word in the sentences in front of your eyes or something? I don't know. I think it would help you, you wouldn't be so confused.
  16. do you know what a "white knight" is? 'cause the only one's in this thread white knighting, are people white knighting gameguard, complaining that gameguard was removed (it wasn't), thinking it actually helps at all to prevent hacking (it doesn't), while completely ignoring all of the posts in the thread that are actually informative.
  17. I did. I also deleted all traces of it from the system folders and registry. Still reinstalled itself upon running the game. Though it reinstalls itself and runs the first time the game is run after cleaning gameguard from the PC, any times you re-open the game after that it doesn't seem to run and doesn't show up in the processes. But it seems to run itself again any time opening the client after it had previously crashed. and yeah like others mentioned, gameguard doesn't actually do anything to stop hacks and really just ends up being a pain in the ass for legitimate players (false bans, game crashing because of a huge amount of software/hardware that have nothing to do with the game but gameguard has issues with them *cough razer*) Plus, rarely with some computers, gameguard can stop important computer processes from running which results in the PC being fried (like some cases where it was stopping important fans from running due to gameguard shutting down the software that monitored them). Even in the best case scenario that gameguard doesn't have issues with any of your software/hardware, it's still a resource hog and in the end, your game would run smoother without it.
  18. It isn't deactivated. It runs when you open the game back up after a crash, and seems to just be integrated into the client differently than before.
  19. Super amounts of lag

    same, also shaw ISP.
  20. it'd be easy if the ping didn't randomly keep jumping up to 200+
  21. Also getting pretty much nonstop ping spikes from 10100. my regular 60-70 keeps jumping up to 110-150, sometimes higher. The ping seems to be spiked at least 1/4 of the time that I look at it. Been wondering what's been up the last few days. (from canada, using shaw ISP) I checked the ping both with and without using a VPN, and while the VPN of course did do its job of lowering ping, it still experienced the same issue with the consistent lag spikes.
  22. yea it was either being logged in multiple places, or rebinding keys to your mouse. hope you get it resolved soon