Eckin

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  1. I've been around these forums a lot less recently, so I don't know what changed for the community since the patch, but here is my brief comment on my experience with Blade & Soul in the west. Since the launch in the west, I've been playing this game. I didn't join early, but have a friend who did. At start, it was me, my gf, and two other friends (plus the early adopter). We were all looking forward to it and enjoyed the gameplay when we got our hands on. Graphics are pretty decent too, so its a plus. After the second week past launch (since the first was queue fiesta), one of my friends started to lose interest. This friend left a while later, because the poor optimization led him to low fps every boss battle in dungeons, and poor fps elsewhere, mostly in combat. He is used to FPS and MOBAs where having bad fps is unacceptable, so I understand him. All the way up to the first month, the early adopter friend told me a bunch of bad experiences he had already with the game, but kept going because for him BnS was just filling time until BDO. So as we got close to its release, this friend left too. My other friend has a busy routine and gets to play only a bit each night, leaving him no time to grind for money and levels. This friend lost interest during this first month too, basically playing on weekends and very slowly leaving the game, until he stopped coming back to it, since he reached the higher levels and couldn't take on the jump in price for upgrading stuff, and tackling content with bad gear wasn't fun. I'm left playing with my gf, and its alright. She has a lot of trouble dealing with GameGuard since her Uni blocks game traffic and she has to use VPN to play. It's a relief for her when she can log in without GG (from those times NCW turned it off), and a chore when it comes back. She also really dislike PvP and since half of the content is locked behind pvp rewards, it frustrates her a bit. So we tackle content together to avoid those frustrations, until Mushin Tower comes around and basically I'm stuck without being able to help her. She presses on and we pass time while waiting for new content. Which has a big focus on PvP, and also raises the market price on soulstones, that she depended so much since she doesnt pvp. She is done with the game after Silverfrost arrived. I'm just a bored player, so while every little thing NCWest did bad annoyed me bit by bit, I kept playing because I had friends playing too. But as of today, I have no reason to keep logging in. All the motives my friends left the game for ressonate with me, and the other details like bad management (be it of the brand or transparency with the community), non-reasonable choices to persecute bots that end up punishing players (like unsalvageble outfits, or mail being locked behind a paywall), removing animated profile pictures, or the disgustingly bland forum (can't edit your own profile, no pictures in signature, babaji spam every other night, topics being closed every day yet no response to community feedback) do aswell. But I enjoyed my time with the game, even if the management was poor. I wouldn't go out of my way to play it, but I feel like NCWest has done, in the middle of all the bad choices, some good ones too. They did listen to community feedback on RNG boxes at one point, and korean beta servers also showed up other features the community was asking for. Maybe it's just awful to watch as they do bad things on a daily basis (and I love passing time with the community, I have plenty of posts to show) and seeing so few GOOD things coming out of it. I come here not to complain about specifics, or to send a message to NCWest that may aswell end up not mattering at all, but suggesting to those who, like me, have a bad taste in their mouth from all the bad stuff that happened so far in the western release to reconsider their current positions, and evaluate if its not worth giving this game a TIME instead of giving NCWest a CHANCE. It will be way less stressful for you, if you are 'about to' stop playing, if you just do it. I'm going to stop playing as of today, yes. And spend my time with other games that my friends share interest and are not so rough around the edges, but I'll look back on it months from now, instead of trying to get a response from NCWest that they just cannot give since they have no devs. And who knows, maybe you should too. Peace
  2. My student pack (7d prem) lasted for longer than the queues, which were the reason why I bought it I'd say 4 days, 5 tops Not even the Warlock update was enough to bring them back, either. Here's hoping for merges when the next update hits!
  3. You could have it tailored for you, or for a girl you could probably pay for to model for you aswell, for less. What a tale of Escalation of commitment
  4. Check Devtracker, but becareful to not get lost with so many replies from them!
  5. It would be more realistic to either lower the price of everything not related to players (npc shops, upgrading, teleporting, etc) OR raise the money rewards (quests, drops from monsters, add gold to daily dash) so money loses value, leading to less need for people to buy gold. Making the game singleplayer doesn't help, bots will always find a way. You fight by making their services less useful.
  6. For those speaking about "huge gifs" and file sizes, don't be so dense. JPGs can be just as heavy, and the pictures always had filesize limits, I would know since I got affected by it while trying to make gifs of my character. Maximum file size limit was somewhere below 5mb, for gifs or not. (Cross-post from the other, larger thread that got closed) As GM Rhenna said, GIFs don't mean adult images and should not have been removed like @Rukkirii implied. Removing GIFs makes no sense. I'm legit upset about this even if for the majority of the playerbase its minor, because it's ANOTHER change we didn't need (like mail being locked, like outfits not being salvageable, like wardrobe being rental only, like making changes to skills not added to the changelog with each maintenance). I can deal with bullshit changes every now and then but it adds up, and I'm losing my good will towards NCWest each time. My friends already left the game and I'm still here since my gf didn't leave (YET, since she is tired of GameGuard problems), but man doesn't these little things start to annoy me when I stop and think about them. I trashtalk a lot here while playing/when out of the game, but I like the gameplay, I like the art style, I enjoy the story (even if butchered). I've given money to NCSoft already and I'm willing to give it again, but not so much when they ignore the playerbase like this. Please @Rukkirii clarify this issue, should we trust your word or Rhenna's on the topic?
  7. Where did 30 day and 365 day premium go?

    Weeks before the change people were selling prem (gifts) for gold, NCWest got in touch and said it was OK. And then this change.
  8. Go-to Disables?

    That's very helpful, thanks!
  9. The Levelling Challenge Reward

    You receive it the day AFTER the maintenance if your character was 45 during it. So today's evening. Sit tight.
  10. Profile Pictures

    Go to your Libraries and find the Pictures folder, the place you want to put your image (any .jpg before this update, dunno after) is [...]\Pictures\BnS\CharacterShot Should be around 393x644 but the game resizes anything you pick. Go in game and it will recognize the picture you added to the folder, if its in the right format you can upload it. Theres a file size limit as discussed in this topic.
  11. Profile Pictures

    I don't know exactly but I tried to make a gif of my character and it went over 5mb, I remade it (with less frames) with about 3mb and it went thru. Most gifs I see are low frame/quality too so I didn't experience anything that made me suspect people were bypassing
  12. Go-to Disables?

    What are the 2 disables WL should pick up, or what are the disable choices for bosses? Like, the 2 skills with knockdown/daze/etc for you to solo big guys I'm not particulary interested in a premade build, but those are welcome if you feel it justifies the skill choices
  13. Profile Pictures

    As GM Rhenna said, GIFs don't mean adult images and should not have been removed like @Rukkirii implied. Removing GIFs makes no sense. I'm legit upset about this even if for the majority of the playerbase its minor, because it's ANOTHER change we didn't need (like mail being locked, like outfits not being salvageable, like wardrobe being rental only, like making changes to skills not added to the changelog with each maintenance). I can deal with bullshit changes every now and then but it adds up, and I'm losing my good will towards NCWest each time. My friends already left the game and I'm still here since my gf didn't leave (YET, since she is tired of GameGuard problems), but man doesn't these little things start to annoy me when I stop and think about them. I trashtalk a lot here while playing/when out of the game, but I like the gameplay, I like the art style, I enjoy the story (even if butchered). I've given money to NCSoft already and I'm willing to give it again, but not so much when they ignore the playerbase like this. Please @Rukkirii clarify this issue, should we trust your word or Rhenna's on the topic? The images had limited file size, iirc lower than 5mb per picture.
  14. So you are saying bots are fixing the problem NCSoft made with extremely low gold rewards in quests/drops (only for prem too)? Sounds like a decent trade-off indeed. (for NA players, since not even bots wanna play on EU servers)
  15. People get mugged every day, but I never got mugged. Ergo, muggers aren't real.