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  1. Current Events are useless for newcomers

    Again, what does it give to players who are geared? If you can clear stage 4 you literally need nothing in the reward pool other than maybe the wings. Even if you need what the event drops, all those mats are more readily farmed by just playing the game. The rewards make no sense for the amount of gear required to get them. People doing 1.2m sustained DPS are just barely getting through, and not even every time at that. The event is brutal and the rewards are pointless for people who can actually clear the bosses. The loot for the emblems should be what's also available for the other currency and the top rewards should be something the best geared players can actually use. The saddest part is that a lot of players who play regularly and even some who whale out can barely get through the bosses and get nothing out of it if they do. What is rewarding for whales who already have better gear and better farming methods than what this event offers?
  2. Current Events are useless for newcomers

    How is it for you? If you can clear it all then there's literally nothing you need from the emblem shop. If you're clearing you already have the 8-piece of the SS set and if you need replacements/fusion pieces for 1-3 you can farm more easily by playing the actual content that drops them or farming other areas. I can't imagine you don't have full Octas or better already, and for someone with your gear you already have more viable ways of farming additional gems for transmuting. You also have more viable ways of farming the mats. Other than the wings, what would even be worth your time to farm?
  3. Legends Reborn Event is Diabolical

    Honestly I just don't understand the second tier of the event or the people who defend it. People who can clear it don't need the octa gems, don't need the shield pieces, and don't need the mats. The only thing they might want are the wings. NC advertised this as though all the rewards would be something all players could attain. Instead the majority of players are locked out of many rewards and those who can get the best items won't even care about them. This is exactly why another server merge just happened and why I refuse to spend on B&S. The saddest part is that they didn't even give whale incentive to actually participate in the event as there have been many better looking wings from past troves and the like and nothing else will really be of interest to players who are geared. I'm honestly amazed that NC continues to up the ante when it comes to showing how out of touch they are with their own customers. I'll continue spending elsewhere and just enjoy this game for what it is until it's finally shut down.
  4. Blade Master weapon choice

    Don't upgrade it until you get the Rift/Dawn 3 from story. If you get 8 slots from that, then keep it and figure out which you want to do: switch to Raven if you have a clan/group you can raid with, or stay Rift/Dawn to stage 9. If the final orange quest doesn't give you a 3 slot Rift/Dawn, then go buy a new Baleful from the Grand Harvest Square merchant for 5 Naryu Silver and keep doing so until you get one with 8 slots. If you run out of Silver, then use the stack of Naryu tabs to take each up to Stage 4 for a cheap try at 8 slots on breakthrough. If that fails, just farm some silver and keep going that route. A little tedious but odds are it won't take you too long to get 8 slots and it will save you from having to buy Legendary Gem hammers and spending more gold to open up slots later.
  5. The game is too complicated these days

    Overall a very good outlook to have. The main issue is the experience of BnS as a whole negates a lot of those things =( We have PvP in a lot of forms that for a while was necessary to progress and made players adversarial, we have a loot system that even when content wasn't insane made players adversarial because people would bid on things they didn't need just to drive prices up, etc. We also now have tons and tons of content yet a much smaller active population so everyone is spread out and there aren't any good social hubs like their used to be earlier in the game. Lastly, the way the content is designed pretty much means you either need geared groups who can faceroll everything and dps through mechanics, or you have to go with an experienced group if you want to do things at level. It's definitely more difficult to find random groups that you can just hop into, play with, and have fun in most content. The mechanics are waaay too tight when most groups aren't a few kilometers from servers the way they are in KR. Higher pings mean damage lost and lots of extra hits taken by the mess of AoE and multi-linear attacks that go out from some bosses. The requirements are too tight to really be taken on correctly and it takes way too long for fixes to be put into place, if every. Usually when they finally are, the nerfs are not just to the design, but also to the rewards, so everyone abandons that content and it'sstill hard to find people to do it will. I do agree with you, though, that taking this game overly seriously is just a path to pain. Best to stress less and enjoy more as possible.
  6. The game is too complicated these days

    Really there's just too much to manage because things are implemented poorly. Multiple badges, multiple weapons, new "skill trees", etc., and for every class and every build we have to look to outside resources to find out which direction to go. As the game has continued to run off content creators there are fewer and fewer sources of concise, clear information on the what and how of each update. Warframe, for instance, also requires a lot of tabbing out to find info, but most of what you need can easily be found soon after each update on the Wiki. For Blade and Soul it's generally a hunt across multiple forum, reddit, and YouTube posts to cobble together an answer for what to do next. There are so many different kinds of currencies and resources to manage efficiently that it definitely becomes tedious at times. I play casually and do my best to enjoy the game for what it is, but I can't see investing serious time and energy into BnS with it's current design that expects it to be played as a part-time job if you want to stay relevant.
  7. Blighted Harpy...

    To me the issue with it is simply that F is a normal part of a lot of classes DPS rotation, so suddenly you get stunned right before that phase and blow your F escape ability and now you no longer have it available when you need it to F -> SS and get out of her AoE. The mechanic itself isn't unfair, simply how it's implemented. Just shows laziness and a lack of understanding how their own system function.
  8. Honestly, the thing I don't get is people who support not the game but its horrible systems. We just had the orb fiasco as yet another means of completely invalidating the effort players have put into the game and only rewarding spending even more money to be able to enjoy the new "event". You can't currently get gem powders anywhere but trove. To each their own, but I play a game to progress by playing, not by swiping my card. NCSoft just took another step towards seeing exactly how far they can push players and still milk them. You're giving them a resounding response that you just don't care how much garbage they throw at you, you'll keep eating it and smiling while you pour more money into the game.
  9. SteelSeries Free Nomad Outfit Giveaway 13,000 Keys Left

    Only the Fated Bond code seems to work now. The Nomad one gave me the same error.
  10. Treasuere tove a rip off or not?

    That seems to be reversing course. The Netherlands and Belgium have recently decided otherwise, EA is under investigation for ignoring these changes which they were directly made aware of--which can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison for not complying with gambling regulations--the rest of the EU and parts of Asia are looking into it, and the US FTC and a number of members of Congress are looking into it as well. I can only hope the day comes that loot boxes are brought to an end. It's sad, but something drastic needs to happen to save people from spending hundreds of dollars on nothing that only leaves them feeling sad and upset, and in some instances are hundreds of dollars they couldn't afford to gamble. Anyway, as long as the whales keep lining up NCSoft will keep milking them. These threads literally pop up every single trove and it's the same people burning hundreds or thousands each time and feeling sad after the fact. C'est la vie in the world of MMOs these days.
  11. 50 box RIP off

    Honestly, the most interesting thing is that RNG boxes stayed out of the west for the longest because companies didn't think that western audiences would support the model. Lo and behold, not only are western players gullible enough to support it, but they also pay for games that are free in the east--BDO--and are willing to PAY to be beta testers for games with "early access". It almost boggles my mind that it took this long to catch on, on top of how shameful it is that the people doing it know that they're taking advantage of players with low will power to say no among other issues. The whales literally cannot help themselves, nor can the "why not spend this $60 and try, I'm sure I have to get something" weekend warriors living with their gambling fallacies roaring full tilt. It sucks, and it's why the rich get richer and the poor continue to fall by the wayside. Higher proportional cost of living than ever and people throw income at digital RNG rather than into things that might last. The best part of all is that no matter how much you spend your account might be terminated at any time and you're out every dollar sunk. What a time to be alive.
  12. No gold in the currency exchange

    It's a simple matter of the price ceilings. 2:1 HMCoin to gold just doesn't incentivize players very much unless they're needing a small amount of coin. In terms of raw drops and daily runs most people aren't going to think a 2000 HMC outfit is worth grinding almost 30 days worth of all dailies on a character, assuming they're geared enough to do that and making ~70g a day. Even tossing in weeklies and such you're talking about people burning weeks worth of gold for a bit of shop currency and having no gold left to upgrade, bid, etc. It's a losing prospect to sell gold with the cap NC has on it.
  13. So average time could be a bit over an hour and a half worth of spinning to get all you need. Hahahahahaha.
  14. Regarding Upcoming Blade & Soulmate Event

    Even if they do that, it's still a ridiculous design to have people spend the better part of an hour spinning a wheel. That literally says you care nothing about your players. You think their time is that frivolous that it's no big deal to use that much of it pressing F and then idling. This really is the ultimate no life achievement, and you have to hate yourself a little to participate in it.
  15. Should I keep the weapons I get from main quest?

    As mentioned, keep them if you like the skin. Some can never be obtained again if you trash them.