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Gen chat discussion and sadness over the fact that NCSoft as decided they will fix the most useless things first. e.g. "Profile Gifs"

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Negaimu   

Any idea when this will be changed? Really sad that idiots always have to ruin things for the whole community.

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Airenni   

Are you really worried about 40mb of traffic? More likely the problem is with the impact these huge images have on their servers, but they can put file size restrictions instead. Or is it done to prevent using inappropriate images? But again, what does it matter if you see a moving D or a static one? Then they should somehow prevent usage of any images made outside of the game itself, not just "prevent unintended file formats uploaded to the character profile system".

To me this whole deal is just for making appearances of being busy.

 

And I love my cute 368kb profile gif ._. It kinda explains the name and the class I've chosen.

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Negaimu   
9 minutes ago, reilo5 said:

NCsoft has got their priorities straight.

Yeah because flipping a switch to disable uploads is SOOO hard right. Im sure its going to take SO Much time away from the tree of processes of dealing with the bigger problems..

 

these forums are cancer

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Nutrient   
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GM Rhenna Today at 17:24
Hi there,

Thank you for contacting the Blade and Soul Support Team.

We would like to inform you that .gif images for profile pictures is not prohibited but, proper punishments will be applied to the player if the image was reported to contains sexual, graphic or verified with inappropriate content that is violating the User Agreement and Rules of Conduct.

If you have other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Regards,

GM Rhenna
NCSOFT Support Team

^ That's in response to my support ticket I sent an hour after the forum thread was posted about it. It's so contradictory so I'm not sure who to believe.

 

If you don't believe text, here's a screenshot of my ticket:

 

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reilo5   

I've played NCsoft games for 10 years now and I know how they manage things but thanks.

 

Just stop defending and spamming us with your generic "u kno how hard is it to combat bots" and you should probably calm down too.

 

Yep they're working on it. same bots doing dailies everyday for over a month now after countless reports from me and guild mates. Stealing profit from me and you and other players... Keep defending though.db7bb15ef77e64c358641d2649dc508f.gif

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Negaimu   
26 minutes ago, reilo5 said:

I've played NCsoft games for 10 years now and I know how they manage things but thanks.

 

Just stop defending and spamming us with your generic "u kno how hard is it to combat bots" and you should probably calm down too.

 

Yep they're working on it. same bots doing dailies everyday for over a month now after countless reports from me and guild mates. Stealing profit from me and you and other players... Keep defending though.db7bb15ef77e64c358641d2649dc508f.gif

Im not defending im just not stupid enough to think that crying every day will make a difference. They know there is a problem, It will get done when it gets done and nothing you do or cry will speed up or slow it down. NOTHING.

You are literally wasting your life thinking your posts or gifs make a difference in speeding up whatever fix is in the pipeline.

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I'm pretty sure this only became a thing because of those threads of people showing screenshots of others using nude pics of their characters lol.

We went like a month and a half with no issues until now.

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Kichi   

i want gif to be prohibited! if i want to see someones profile with gif i get about 1 min of lags while it uploading....

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Lurkios   

... They better not be taking away the gifs.

 

Haven't fought a human in arena in over 5 days, and we're worried about profile pics... Come on, NC.

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You know I try and try to look at the positive of this game. Ncsoft 10/10 on helping you support them.  Gifs are what they needed to remove so badly? Because someone on a 18+ puts a Tits and ass as a gif? Is this real life right now? Oh my god the game with some of the most perverted outfits out is upset with some gifs? Then not only that but they block out all pictures over this. First of all you chose to go and click a persons profile picture it's not like it's forced onto you. Like this has to be a joke.   This is where the censoring begins before they start censoring the outfits as well. Lol and like everyone above I just love how we combat the pervy pics before we combat bots or anything that is more important for this company to be worried about? Yes, ruin the enjoyment of the real people that are legit players and don't worry about botting. Keep those guys happy. Feel like Ncsoft is trying to get their player base to have more reasons to want to leave.  Because they defiantly know what needs to be done first.  Mean while everyone on the forums brings up often much more present issues but lets remove pictures because someone chose to put up pervert pictures. LOL 18+ game and were worried about pervert pics. Major key.  But mind you, you can make your character look like a *cricket*ing Porn Star anyways, especially with their lovely selection of womans clothing. #Logic 

 

   Not complaining about the ability to make your character look like a porn star or about the outfits if that's what you want to do with your character then by all means go ahead. But my point is why censor 18+ pics when your game basically supports the pictures anyways. 

 

 

 

 

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dausu   

Maaan I was wondering what happened to my wonderful gif of Dante with Lucifer, too..

 

SIGH

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Airenni   
Just now, SosukeRyugamine said:

You know I try and try to look at the positive of this game. Ncsoft 10/10 on helping you support them.  Gifs are what they needed to remove so badly? Because someone on a 18+ puts a Tits and ass as a gif?..

But what's the difference between nude .gif, nude .png and nude .jpeg in terms of their "offensiveness"? Why remove only .gifs? I seriously see no point in disallowing certain image file formats. There might be a different reason for this decision.

Anyway, I also see no point in making a post like they made - no info, no reason, just some vague description of some change following some uncertain issue. It just asks for flaming to start.

 

Just now, Kichi said:

i want gif to be prohibited! if i want to see someones profile with gif i get about 1 min of lags while it uploading....

Use file size restrictions? Why prohibit it overall?

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Yomachi   
5 minutes ago, Airenni said:

But what's the difference between nude .gif, nude .png and nude .jpeg in terms of their "offensiveness"? Why remove only .gifs? I seriously see no point in disallowing certain image file formats. There might be a different reason for this decision.

Like maybe someone was embedding malicious code into GIFs and the staff can't publicly mention about it because it's a security concern? 

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10 minutes ago, Airenni said:

But what's the difference between nude .gif, nude .png and nude .jpeg in terms of their "offensiveness"? Why remove only .gifs? I seriously see no point in disallowing certain image file formats. There might be a different reason for this decision.

 

Probably because the people that got reported  had gifs. So they just half-assed it and just shut everyone that was using a Gif down. Because I had a Sasuke gif. and it got taken down. Which isn't even offensive. I seen a few profiles though that had sex scenes, or bouncing tits gif.  I'm not gonna waste my time reporting them when bots aren't even being removed but we're ready to bann these people over something I chose to click? Which isn't going to even ruin my gameplay experience?  To me that's just Lazy of Ncsoft and them trying to find a way to act like they're doing something more important than actually dealing with the legit problems this game faces. 

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Airenni   
Just now, Yomachi said:

Like maybe someone was embedding malicious code into GIFs and the staff can't publicly mention about it because it's a security concern? 

That's what i thought too, but again... it is not "file format" which is to blame, you can do the same with pretty much any file. I mean, they could have said that they will review the terms of such uploads (like file sizes and so on), delete it all, implement additional security checks and let people use the feature again. But for some reason they've chosen "unintended file format" statement. Weird.

Just now, SosukeRyugamine said:

Probably because the people that got reported  had gifs. So they just half-assed it and just shut everyone that was using a Gif down. Because I had a Sasuke gif. and it got taken down. Which isn't even offensive. I seen a few profiles though that had sex scenes, or bouncing tits gif.  I'm not gonna waste my time reporting them when bots aren't even being removed but we're ready to bann these people over something I chose to click? Which isn't going to even ruin my gameplay experience?  To me that's just Lazy of Ncsoft and them trying to find a way to act like they're doing something more important than actually dealing with the legit problems this game faces. 

Maybe this. But the thing mentioned above is somewhat reasonable as well...

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People and censorship.

 

In a rated 'M' game 

with undergarments everywhere

nip slips on some costumes

 

'We simply find nudity in character profiles offensive! This is not allowed!'
- says Anonymous

 

I get it, if you force namechange for people with offensive names (racist etc.) as that might really offend some personally.

But I fail to relate, how seeing some nudity, or moving gifs.

 

The whole game revolves around the 'sexuality' topic, everything is 'sexualised'.

In fact, it was already done so on the <Character Creation> screen.

 

And people are actually offended by sexual content, in a game with sexual content?

Really now...

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Telethia   

But an M rated game, is M rated. Notice how M rated games never show sex fully? or anything like that?
if you want to be able to spam porn, go find an NC-17 rating

 

M rating means basic sexual content, maybe some boobs flashing around, and like, idk deadpool had a dick flopping around, but not graphic sex. They're protecting their backs from any legal action someone could take :Y

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Eladriel   
4 hours ago, SeroZeroes said:

People and censorship.

 

In a rated 'M' game 

with undergarments everywhere

nip slips on some costumes

 

'We simply find nudity in character profiles offensive! This is not allowed!'
- says Anonymous

 

I get it, if you force namechange for people with offensive names (racist etc.) as that might really offend some personally.

But I fail to relate, how seeing some nudity, or moving gifs.

 

The whole game revolves around the 'sexuality' topic, everything is 'sexualised'.

In fact, it was already done so on the <Character Creation> screen.

 

And people are actually offended by sexual content, in a game with sexual content?

Really now...

I personally am not offended by any pic,but after seeing 90% of players have hentai images im glad they did this. Don't know what has to go wrong in persons head to even put hentai image as profile,be a man and put naked picture of a real women and stop being some fcking sad weeaboo,only down side of this is i wont be able to see who is a weeaboo and who is not and i can't make fun of them anymore.

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Enhance   
4 hours ago, Telethia said:

M rating means basic sexual content, maybe some boobs flashing around, and like, idk deadpool had a dick flopping around, but not graphic sex. They're protecting their backs from any legal action someone could take :Y

Ha! So someone does know that M is not the highest age prohibition rating!

 

11 minutes ago, Eladriel said:

I personally am not offended by any pic,but after seeing 90% of players have hentai images im glad they did this. Don't know what has to go wrong in persons head to even put hentai image as profile,be a man and put naked picture of a real women and stop being some fcking sad weeaboo,only down side of this is i wont be able to see who is a weeaboo and who is not and i can't make fun of them anymore.

wat

 

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