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Everything posted by Arcayne

  1. Ever wonder why NCSoft hides the actual % numbers even though right next to each item theres an actual "%" icon? Almost as if they forgot to remove the symbol even though they clearly purposely omitted the number. Fact is selling costumes via RNG scam boxes is a shady money grab at best. You wanna make money? Sell the freakin costume in this store like every other cosmetic item on there. Period. "Oh I gots it with only two boxes, RNG must be great!" Oh yeah, awesome! So those individuals that bought 150 boxes and got squat, what...theyre just crap out of luck? "Oh well too bad so
  2. Oh I know all about how fickle RNG can be. Still, two outfits in 20 boxes? Kinda hard to believe since there are peeps here sayin theyve gone 100 plus without one. That tells me that costume sits at no more than a 3% chance of dropping at best. 2 in 20 isnt "luck", thats hacking. That, or guess he made a deal with the devil.
  3. Too little, too late. Hardly worth blowing smoke up their bums for. What were they gonna do, nothing while the remaining 2k, (being generous), or so people that still play in NA continued to leave? Nah, not getting giddy just yet. Not when persistent problems that have plagued this game since day one like haxors, bots, and a horrible server infrastructure the seems to decay daily continue to exist. But hey, some people are easy to please. To each their own I suppose.
  4. Which is why NCSoft couldnt give two cricket squirts what you, I, or anyone else thinks of their methods. They prey on the consistent stupidity of the average consumer. Which pays. If I were them, Id do the same. It works. After all: "Theres a sucker born every minute." - P.T. Barnum
  5. This game isnt dead, its actually, undead. Not really dead...not really alive either. But hey at least its a form of life, and as we all know you cant kill whats already dead.
  6. Thats the thing. People arent mad cause theyre not getting it due to RNG. Theyre mad cause theyre forced to gamble for it cause its hidden behind RNG in the first place. Im willing to bet NC would make twice as much money selling it on a regular rotation, than trying to scam people into gambling their money away in an attempt to get a costume with a 1% chance of dropping. Its a nickle and dime scheme and frankly it sucks. Funny thing is, I bet the only reason this costume was hidden behind an RNG wall to begin with was cause NCWest scans social media to see
  7. No, not at all. However...continuously pissing people off is. Cause you know, this game doesnt need even emptier servers. Besides, whats the point of getting costumes cheaper or otherwise and costume whoring, if theres no one around to see it?
  8. RNG is RNG. It's completely random. What took you 3 boxes could take another 100. There is no "good or bad" RNG, there is simply...RNG.
  9. Ever hear the expression "Where theres smoke, theres fire?" Maybe there's a reason why there's so much negativity on this board. Justifiably so in fact. Or do rose colored glasses obscure ones vision that much?
  10. Inb4 someone posts a screenshot @ Mushin Tower and claims, "...but...but...game is still populated kappa...!!!" Mushin Tower: Where the last of the mega whales gather in herds to costume *cricket* and troll chat.
  11. Theyll never give you a straight answer to that. If they did theyd be short curcuiting their own plans. Who'd buy the scam box otherwise?
  12. Wish I could say Im surprised, but that would imply I had higher expectations for NCSoft. NC games ported over to the west exist for one purpose, to milk whales. Games like Aion still exist because people actually spend upwards of around $1000 US per person, per RNG scam event. Otherwise NC wouldve pulled the plug on that game in this region ages ago. Blade and Soul NA will follow the same path. The sooner the general playerbase comes to grip with the fact this game exists here to satisfy the gambling addicted whales in our society and not the casual gamer, the happier
  13. Yup, people that actually admit to enjoying repeating the same monotonous repetitive tedious chores over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again ad nauseum certaintly are a minority. Thankfully this minority isnt catered to by all game developers otherwise the entire video game industry wouldve caved in years ago. Since most sane people whom play games actually enjoy uniquely refreshing and rewarding experiences as opposed to playing "2nd Job Simulator Online". BTW...equating not particularly enjoying tediously repetitive chores to "wanting to
  14. Your first mistake was thinking NC Soft gives a cricket about "the competition." Your second was continuously mentioning Guild Wars 2, as GW2 is an ARENANET developed game, not NC Soft. NC Soft simply published GW2. What Arenanet does and what NCSoft does are two separate things. I mean, if NCSoft was actually taking queues from AN, we'd have account bound costumes freely interchangable from toon to toon within said account without the need to purchase "Outfit Mailing Stamps", or any other nickle and dime scam. Now would we?
  15. The "Limited time only" gimmick sells. Businesses prove this day after day. It gently forces the consumer to quickly hand over their cash quickly before they miss out on a "rare" deal. Proven time and time again to work. After all, everyone wants the new shiny, and they definitely dont wanna be the only ones without it. Hence, limited time sells by feeding off our very own insatiable greed. I dont blame them one bit for doing it. Still, tells you what they're most concerned about. Heres a hint, its not player satisfaction.
  16. Oh I'm aware of this. I always take the time to carefully choose what toon I send certain costumes to. The problem lies in the inevitable moment I decide to play another alt and would like to have the costume sent to it. Which to me happens daily. So realistically, shifting costumes from toon to toon at will becomes impossible, or at least financially unfeasible considering how many costumes and toons I have. I dont have what one would consider to be a "main". Nor do I have endless amounts of "throw away money". Which of course lends credence to the notion that is game
  17. My single biggest BnS peeve/gripe. Dont get me started on the nickle and dime ploy otherwise known as " Outfit Deliver Stamps". I could rant for days about that scam. Over 25 RLC bought costumes, 8 alts...yeah...no thanks. Thanks for reminding me, I also neglected to mention the ridiculous ingame currency fee that goes along with mailing certain items, especially in bulk. But I suppose if I trace the origins of that far back enough Im certain its also somehow tied into RLC.
  18. So you like tedious, monotonous, repetitive chores? I have plenty of toons myself, but not once passed my 3rd did I ever consider the one and only path to leveling in this game "fun". I did so simply to kill time cause end game grinding is even more tedious, monotonous and repetitive than leveling alts. In fact, the ONLY redeeming quality in creating multiple alts is to see what various races look like in different costumes. Which upon thinking about it is the ONLY reason I even bother leveling alts. Or am even "enthused" to play at all. Nowadays I find myself spending more time on
  19. I've been griping about a lack of an account bound bank tab since beta. This is the first MMO Ive played without one and its a pain. Seems inconcievable to me that a game which allows multiple characters per account wouldnt include a bank tab, (even if just a couple of box rows like in Aion), in its game. Would make life for those whom move items around between multiple alts, (4 50's HM 6+, a 34, 26, 23, 17), so much easier. Oh...but then I remember that the only way to do so now is to use ingame mail. Of which cant be used unless premium member or one purch
  20. So...you want an Elin? No thanks bro. No thanks.
  21. NC West can make suggestions to NCKorea ,(NCSoft main branch), and introduce 'minor' quality of life changes. As well as moderate and penalize those that violate the rules such as haxors. But even then what measures they take are only done so with explicit permission from the head office in Korea where this games main developers reside. We get what Korea gets, doesnt work be other way around. NC West claims to take our suggestions and send them over to KR for consideration. However over the 10 years plus wherein Ive played ported over NCSoft games, not once have I witnessed an ins
  22. Hope you speak Korean, cause the only way your suggestion will ever have any chance of being so much as read by anyone whom has the authority to make extensive code changes like those reside in KR. Speak KR, and use KR forums. NCWest has 0 authority when it comes to that. Take heart however! They CAN introduce new RNG scam box "events" at their discretion! Rejoice!!! But I digress..yeah, would be nice...however if KR hasnt had any major changes to lyn customization introduced by now, dont expect any here. It is what it is. Shame though.
  23. Honestly I think most of you have only yourselves to blame for the anticipation let down you suffer from every two weeks. All started when someone decided to post their theory that whenever a costume is introduced into the Costume Storage Warehouse that its certain to appear in the Hongmoon Store rotation immediately following. As we've seen for about 3 to 4 rotations now, that isnt necessarily the case. (Some costumes that have been in that storage window for months have yet to even show up in game, let alone the store.) How many of you cried when you saw the Red Busin
  24. "Have you tried contacting your local ISP?"
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