Shoshin

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  1. Why is our Mushin-8 twice as hard?!

    I'm not sure if this is what happened or not, but in many games what I tend to see happen is that as new content comes out that developers want to make much harder than prior content they will start nerfing the old content so that they don't have to make the new content have way more stats/difficulty than the current. For instance, players are still struggling with Junghado on Floor 7. They have now released Floor 8 and Naryu Lab. If they do another content release/dungeon and make it way harder than Naryu/Floor 8 then players who are still struggling with Junghado will be screwed because they're never going to be able to catch up if they can't pass their current barrier. Thus, as new content is released I've found that a lot of games either 1) Give you way better gear that makes doing older content super easy or 2) Nerf the older content. So, I'm wondering if the developers in the other versions didn't nerf the earlier floors of Mushin's Tower as new floors came out.
  2. I sent gold to my alt yesterday to help it get geared up for the leveling event and in the Mail I actually wrote: "NCSoft -- I'm just sending gold to my alt. Please don't ban me." The fact that I felt the need to do that.... *facepalm*
  3. The OP could say it in a better way, yes, but it doesn't change the fact that someone with 330 AP does not likely have their full bopae set either and shouldn't be in there. I went into BSH 6-man last night with a pug and I was the only one with more than 400 AP (424 at the time). The rest had anywhere from 315-370. We managed to complete it, but as a FM I had to do most of the tanking and the rest of the party died countless times. Naryu is harder than that. It's not too much for players to expect an actually legitimate system of blocking out people who are too weak to run it from the cross-server. Let them run it all they want with a pre-formed group of randoms, friends, or clan members but they should not be able to queue up in the cross-server dungeon finder unless they actually meet a standard and Dokumo/Infernal should NOT be that standard.
  4. I feel like dungeons should unlock in F8 Dungeon Finder based on your Attack Power, not the weapon equipped. If you want to go in sooner than you have the AP for, then you can go in manually with a group formed outside of the cross-server finder.
  5. Free char slot for WL?

    Purchase it from the Hongmoon Store for free (it has 0 cost and limit of 1 purchase). They didn't advertise it very well
  6. Ruby useless?

    If "I was wondering why anyone would buy those trash, but ah I see now" was meant to be sarcasm.... You're doing it wrong.
  7. The issue is just that, though. For every player that decides "oh, they aren't doing anything so I'll just stop reporting them" then that's one less report on that character and the chances are less and less that they will be auto-banned by the system. Perhaps they should do more to ban the bots themselves and look into the reports, yes, but if we can get the bots banned ourselves by many of us reporting them then it falls on the players to also be responsble to block spam them. And anyway..... Why wouldn't you do Block Spammer on them anyway? I sure as hell don't want to see that crap flooding my faction chat so I block them regardless of whether I think NCSoft is doing anything because then at least I don't have to look at their spam.
  8. They've already stated multiple times that they aren't going to waste their time banning every individual bot they see. They're looking for a permanent, overall solution to the problem that will keep them gone once banned. It takes almost no time whatsoever for a botter to make a new account and character when one is banned. Imagine a boss that heals 100 HP per second and you only deal 90 damage per second. You will never kill it because it will just regenerate all of the damage you do. If you ran into a situation like that, what would you do? You'd look for a way to stop that regeneration so that it doesn't recover from the damage you do. Continuing to poke it without stopping the regeneration is lunacy. Keep in mind though, that once a player has been Block Spammer'd enough times they get automatically banned from the game and must get a GM/Customer Service to unban them. So, while they aren't going to waste actual manpower banning the bots themselves, they have auto-ban systems (however annoying for legit players) in place if you continue reporting them until they figure out a better solution.
  9. Ruby useless?

    See my post above this one and refer here: http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/316/20131214/Damage_Calculation_Mechanics_Skill_Board_Damage_Calculation-52ac26135c67f6813-1.html They do not do the exact same thing and Attack Power will make a huge difference in the long run. Always, always go with Attack Power over AD.
  10. Ruby useless?

    I'm going to have to respectffully disagree with your statement that "Ex. diamond with additional damage 25 really just equals diamond with about AP 14". Please refer here: http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/316/20131214/Damage_Calculation_Mechanics_Skill_Board_Damage_Calculation-52ac26135c67f6813-1.html Additonal Damage (unless in the case of the skill damage multiplier being less than 100%) will NEVER be as useful as Attack Power so even if you can't afford the +25 AP gem, get the one that you can afford. After a single day of dailies you could easily afford at least the +7 AP one which would still be better than Add Dmg 25.
  11. Except the only thing they need to do to get us on board with the other versions in order to participate in eSports (which is what they're rushing for) is all of the classes being released, having the same levels (50 and HM20), and to be on the same skill patch. They could honestly do w/e the crap they wanted with any of the PvE items as far as stats, upgrade requirements, etc and it wouldn't make a lick of difference for Arena PvP and tournaments as long as we had the same number of levels, classes, and same skill patch as the other versions.
  12. Best ways to farm BSH SS?

    That's not a bad idea if you're waiting for Warlock. Just make sure to get your weapon to True Pirate Stage 10 before the 50 patch and focus on that.
  13. Best ways to farm BSH SS?

    These are your options as I see it: 1) Get your Moonwater Arena set from faction isnignias and use that instead (way better than the valor set and if you fuse crit onto it it's not super terrible). You will then be able to do 24-man BSH with ease. 2) If you can defeat Junghado, farm your Endless Tower set from Mushin's Tower and use that one until you get the optimal set. Keep in mind that as of this patch/that level you will want Endless Tower 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and BSH 3, 5, 7 for your set so you're going to have to do Mushin Tower anyway. With the new patch there is a lot of debate about how to go with your soul shields but I will personally be going Mushin 1, 2, 3, Naryu 4, BSH 5, Naryu 6, BSH 7, Naryu 8. You lose 90 Crit over the "recommended" build but you gain almost 5,000 HP so I'll take the 1.67% loss to my critical chance for the 15% boost in my HP.
  14. Because the resources needed to upgrade the legendary weapons are not currently in the game. There are resources required that will come with later areas as well as a much larger quantity of certain current resources (like soulstones and gold). They're not going to dilute the requirements on legendaries as the point of them is to give players something to do in-between patches and a giant gold sink. The reason it would be P2W is that because resources that are not released yet due to not having the area are needed for the upgrades, their only choice would be to put those resources into the cash shop so that we could get them (Pay 2 Win as it would only be obtainable in the cash shop).
  15. But again, while what he interpreted and said was wrong, that doesn't mean the source he provided was wrong. He gave you a reliable souce, just misunderstood the source and gave you wrong info.
  16. Also, Just because what Conor13seconds interpretation of what they said is wrong doesn't mean that the actual source (livestream) is wrong. He misunderstood, doesn't mean the other 99% of the populace will too. Point being -- the only source you're getting is that livestream so go listen to it for yourself and take your own interpretation of it.
  17. First -- I do understand. You're asking for something that doesn't exist and might never exist. They very rarely put down in writing what they say in streams let alone even give us patch notes. You can't get much more reliable "source" than someone literally saying it out loud who is part of the development team. If you want an actual written answer then you're best off just posting a tweet on Blade & Soul Ops and asking Jonathan to write it down for you since apparently you lack reading and listening comprehension. Second -- I never claimed to be a reliable source, so I see no point and saying "You definitely are not one." Useless comment by you. Third -- They literally just said it in the livestream that is happening right now. Sure, the answer may be in the "past" but that doesn't change the answer.
  18. With your reading comprehension skills that might be hard even if there was something to read. You CAN'T just read what they said. They said it in the Livestream, which means you need to open the link (that he provided in the very first post) and LISTEN to the livestream. Since it is still Live, that means you will have to wait until after it is finished and listen to the recording.
  19. REALLY picky players

    While I can see how it can be aggrivating to get told you're not good enough to run something and that you either need to leave or that they will leave, I also know how aggrivating it is to run a dungeon with people who are not geared for it. I honestly believe that instead of restricting access to certain dungeons by weapon equipped the dungeons should be locked to players below a certain Attack Power. While you may think that's not fair.... consider this for a moment-- This is not a game where you can get a random super-powered piece of equipment way better than you have and just throw it on like in other games. You HAVE to follow the process of upgrading your gear by using other gear as sacrifices. So my question is that if you are a fresh level 45 who has less than 350 AP and anything Awakened Siren and below, why are you running Nightshade 6/4-man? The dungeon does not drop any new Soulshields you can't get from Poh or BSH. It does not drop anything you desperately need right now. It certainly does not drop any equipment you need right now (because if your AP is so low, you obviously don't have gear upgraded to the point of actually needing that item for your next upgrade). So I'm wondering why people feel the need to get upset with players who want to run with other geared players in the current hardest dungeon. There is no quest for NSH so you do not get gold from it. You might get a skillbook drop that you could sell, but honestly if you can't afford your gear upgrades to catch up to that level then how do you plan on outbidding the geared players who are running this specifically for the books? You could possibly get the Pirate Weapon/Pirate Bracelet which could help you out, but you wouldn't be able to use the Pirate Weapon for an upgrade until Awakened Pirate Stage 10 and the Pirate Bracelet while nice would also need to be upgraded as well. ----- TLDR version -- I don't see the point in running dungeons that I do not need something from the dungeon specifically for right at that moment. I ran BSH only after I got my weapon/equipment to the point where I needed the items from BSH. I ran NSH only after I got my weapon/equipment to the point where I needed the items from NSH for upgrade. If you don't need the drops right now, then stay out of the dungeon because you're not geared for it yet and/or be prepared to accept upset people leaving.
  20. True Pirate Equipment Path

    While I don't have any evidence from screenshots and such, I can tell you that NCSoft has changed the requirements of upgrades on certain levels without informing us. I was working on spreadsheets in beta, after launch, and with my second level 45 character and some of the requirements on my second level 45 did not match up with my first character or my beta character. So I know that between launch and the current build some requirements have been changed without any notification of such. This will continue to happen so spreadsheets will never be totally accurate and should be used as a general reference and not hard truth.
  21. If I had 16 hours a day to play I'd be filthy rich from Soulstone sales.
  22. Valentine’s Day Event ended before the time?

    A general rule of thumb with Blade & Soul is that all maintenance (from the looks of it) is almost always on Wednesday and sometimes on Thursday. If an event end date falls on a Wednesday or Thursday, assume that the event will end with the scheduled maintenance. Since today is a Wednesday and we had a scheduled maintenance, the event ended with the maintenance. No, it was not stated very clearly when it would end but I spent the last three days getting all of the roses I could and even bought the 12 red rose packs and one of the costume packs for whites because I had slacked off and assumed since it said Feb 10-24 that I only had through the 23rd, which seems to be the right choice. You can still transmute the roses into the gem until March 1st. I'm not sure if you can still purchase an outfit box/roses from the store or not, but if you can you could get the remaining roses that way.
  23. Because a few extra crit points aren't always the best way to go. You also have to consider set bonuses. That build has 4 Naryu pieces, 3 BSH pieces, and 1 Mushin piece. This essentially gives you the 700 Life bonus from Naryu, 70 Accuracy (shit) from BSH, and nothing from Mushin. For what? Naryu 1, Mushin 2, BSH 3, Naryu 4, BSH 5, Naryu 6, BSH 7, Naryu 8 would give you a total crit of 1295 w/ HP 4130 and Def 504 (those are the only 3 stats you should care about, in that order). You also get the HP bonus of 700 and Accuracy bonus of 70 for a total of 1295 Crit, 4830 HP, 504 Def, 290 Acc, 175 Block (if you wanted all of the stats). Mushin 1, Mushin 2, Mushin 3, Naryu 4, BSH 5, Naryu 6, BSH 7, Naryu 8 would give you a total of 1200 Crit, 7760 HP, 585 Def with base and then an additional 565 HP from Mushin bonus and 700 HP from Naryu bonus for a total set bonus of 1200 Crit, 9025 HP, 585 Defense. You can look at that yourself and tell me if 95 Critical (which you will get some of back because of higher fuse bonus on the new soul shields vs the third BSH shield) is worth the loss of 4895 HP and 81 Defense. I personally would rather have the HP and Defense at this stage. Edit: To further hit the point --- a loss of 95 Critical only represents a loss of 1.67% Critical Chance (a very unnoticable difference) while I currently have 33,124 HP and an increase to that of 4895 would represent an increase of 14.78% of my HP.
  24. Valntines event Red Roses last day quest?!

    You could purchase 12 roses from the Hongmoon Store by selling Gold for the HC or buy NCoin and purchase the 12 roses from the NCoin store.
  25. I updated my soul shield guide for my clan after this reply. You're actually going to be using Mushin 1, Mushin 2, Mushin 3, Naryu 4, Bloodshade 5, Naryu 6, Bloodshade 7, Naryu 8 for about 87 more crit and 6800 more HP roughly. 2. Yes, that is exactly right.