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Everything posted by Rapier-DN

  1. Wow that was fast - summertime- looking forwards to it! Thanks
  2. "Summer environment settings will be applied".- could you please clarify what impact that has for the players?
  3. What a Shame

    This is arguably the best example of how not to balance the sorc class that I have ever seen.
  4. That's your opinion. Good for you. It isn't mine. So take out your Photoshop edit and don't edit it to misrepresent it as mine.
  5. What a Shame

    Well put. That's a BIG advantage. Sorcs need to kite and have excellent situational awareness and even then they may help their team more by distracting the other team and CCing, rather than by DPSing- because they are so focused on staying alive. Incidentally you left out 1 area sleep - there is 1 vision, 1 stigma and 1 DP. You also left out several areas CCs - snares - such as winterbinding, ice sheet, freeze, etc. Plus debuffs.
  6. The changes are... are an OK start. Thank you - some are useful- some- not so much. The positives- well thank you for the manastones and the mystery enchantment stone bundle! Adding transformation contract crafting also very good idea, thank you. Reductioin in price for daeva skill- finally- WAY WAY overdue. The not-so-great: 1- Don't really need ancient enchantment stones- I have at least 1500 ancient PVP- What about LEGENDARY grade at least? For PVE and PVP. 2- What about fighting spirit fragments? We've been BEGGING for them? fasteners are far, far less of an issue 3- Purely cosmetic stuff- personally- I don't care. Will never buy transparent scrolls - I shouldn't have to pay to look the way I want to look. Maybe some people are really happy - almost the last 2 rows is wasted space as far as I'm concerned here.
  7. so....what...now?

    In the meantime you can also run Pandora quests. They are fully soloable and will give you legendary and even ultimate PVE gear. You won't gear up instantly but you can make steady progress. If you do this as you try to meet people or join legions- it shows some initiative on your part- that's a very good sign.
  8. What a Shame

    I would agree with comment about sorcs really being punching bags unless they are quite geared - full legendary PVP will still result in a miserable experience. However - Pandoris wasn't even saying equal gear equal skill equal ping. You simply cannot even saying "oh well all clothies must fear or cc before they can do some damage". No - they don't. They're not even remotely on the same footing, when an SM (for example) can use physically slow anyone (without self-dispel) plus strip buffs plus silence plus bind... and almost all without cast speed. Being slowed, debuffed and having your cast/attack speed reduced is such a big impediment in itself, even if you don't throw dots- that fear is just an almost "I-win" - and of course- fear doesn't reduce your damage. Let's compare that to a sorc- yes that can slow- not as well, but no way to reduce cast/attack speed and only silence- no bind (yet). If they CC- extra bonus- damage is reduced. Plus very few instant or low-cast time skills. Basically all of this to say that one mistake as a sorc usually means that you lose , and even with no mistakes you may not win since your gear has to be so good . It is not at all forgiving.
  9. Whose ideas are these stupid GP base quests?

    lol, there's been no "push for PVE" . As soon as someone dares to raise their hand in these forums and mentions they're having any issues 2 things will happen: 1-some disparaging comment along the lines of "suck it up or GTFO", and/or some meme along those lines ---> most likely to occur- 2- someone will actually post some suggestions to help the person. We will always get someone on here who will ask for less PVP. So what? Like @Matsukamy-KT simply and quickly did, just try to give them some practical suggestions, without any judgment. Maybe they will even start to enjoy PVP a little bit.
  10. Whose ideas are these stupid GP base quests?

    Where did I ever say that you can't kill someone in OW- exaggerate much? that's right- I never stated that anywhere, nor did I ever state or even insinuate that I wanted OW PVP removed. If anyone is being unrealistic, it's those people who think that a company can somehow magically have a healthy game without the community also playing its part. It wouldn't matter what was coded into a game, in any healthy MMO, the players will create and respect certain rules. It's necessary for many reasons, even for the one you provide- by the time a gate to an instance is provide (IF) - players would be leaving with any issues easily for months. Some would quit if the problem was bad enough, which could easily happen on an unbalanced server. No clue what your post was trying to say at all. taking what personally? snipping out what I wrote out of context to make what point?
  11. Whose ideas are these stupid GP base quests?

    Yes, its so easy not to take any responsibility for our actions. Even easier when you start to think of other players as quest mobs and forget that there are real people on the other end of that screen. No company can EVER build a game that will keep people playing by itself. This is an MMO- everyone's actions go towards that goal. What you do directly impacts other people's enjoyment of the game. It has nothing to do with localization, but everything to do for respect for the community.
  12. Whose ideas are these stupid GP base quests?

    This will really help- you'll level super quickly. Forget whomever starts out with insulting you. That's part of why we're down to 2 servers. Everyone has their own level of comfort with PVP, especially OW PVP. You can't know what someone else's experiences have been, how often they've been zerged, griefed so hard they wasted half of their daily playing time to get into the one instance they wanted to do, etc.. Maybe Aion is a good fit for them, maybe not. It certainly has never helped anyone with problems dealing with PVP to either talk about how much harder it was "back when" or tell them to suck it up. That just discourages them more, whereas explaining different tactics they can use, or helping them to join up with people who would help them could really show better results. That's a win for everyone.
  13. Whose ideas are these stupid GP base quests?

    So when they put their brilliant minds to those quests, I don’t know about KT but I don’t think anyone is happy on DN: - the camps are usually blue, and good luck flipping them them green- so any new or undergeared Elyos have a hell of a time doing their ordinary quests, let alone the GP quests plus they get zeroed - asmos are fighting and swarming over camps to get their GP and aren’t happy because they fight between themselves If this was put to a weekly quest then it should give all these groups a chance to flip the camps. No need to change any other quest.
  14. do not end with the spiritmaster's trademark!!!

    No need to be obnoxious. You have no idea of who plays SM or doesn’t- in fact I have for over 7 years. Your stating that a geared SM cannot in fact more easily and sometimes quickly kill their opponent than sorcs now displays that you may need to play more.
  15. Compensation for the returning players

    Look,. I really sympathize when you try to get friends back to a game. That in itself isn't easy- the this happens. Unfortunately, I really think this was fair. I mean, they announced compensation - I'm happy with what I got. I went out and sieged even though I got nothing. at the time- if I hadn't gone, really I don't think compensation would have been justified given the announcement - and really, no way for NCSoft to tell who didn't go because of the bug,and who didn't go because they have no interest anyway in sieges.
  16. Compensation for the returning players

    Hold on- you gave your friends advice, when you had no idea about what NCSoft would do, and now you're angry at people here when they're pointing out that maybe your friends should have listened to NCSoft instead? Agreed, sometimes a bug affects everyone, in this case it didn't affect everyone equally. I understand that the timing would really not impress for people who return, but it really affected those who had officer rank. - if you didn't have that rank the impact was minimal, and it some cases it could be argued it was beneficial. Your friends were impacted less than a lot of people during that time, and compensation was announced.
  17. Compensation

    To address OP, those 2 weeks were not ruined for me. Was I affected? Yes- and I received fair compensation- although I don’t understand why we received AP in the form of so many crowns, rather than just running a database script - seems like more of a punishment in a way. For those people who avoided instances- how is NC supposed to read your minds and know that you did that because of the bug OR because you never run them? So really why should you get anything but minimal compensation to say “we’re sorry for any inconvenience “. Finally, thanks for delivering as promised now @Cyan please respond to the GP compensation AS OTHER REGIONS did for their users when GP was originally reset and update the gold sand shop.
  18. [Shugo Event] Please let physical classes to be templars

    You post some really helpful things usually but this time I will disagree with your solution. I would propose that the instance be class agnostic so that no one is at in unfair advantage or disadvantage. This way anyone could play any of the transforms with an equal chance- such as in IB.
  19. The event was planned like this?

    damn, so it did lmao, linked the wrong event. Sorry about that. They had several. Well- here's one that the did give out which was not an event however was from their gold sand shop - no, don't recall the duration- legendary CONTRACTS were selling from 1500 ingots. For anyone who thinks that's unachievable- it isn't for anyone who had high rank before the GP reset, and had also purchased some ingots. If you didn't have high rank , of course that's 500 days or > 1 year unless you have prestige - by NA conversion.. Not sure how EU rewards ingots in terms of daily rewards
  20. The event was planned like this?

    Not hard to find..this is just one example below . - and there's nothing wrong if everyone has a ( ONE) legendary transform that is suitable for their class. The only people I can possibly think that would be mad would be those that paid a fortune for it -well if they did, they've had a leg up on the rest of us during this time. https://en.aion.gameforge.com/website/news/events/BaseStrike_Event/ Guess that NC NA is going to do what every other region has done is worthless- they may- they may not. Who knows. We also don't know how long it will take- look at how long it took for the eye color bug for example. There's no way to predict when or what we'll get - and what we get in the Gold Sand Shop is specific for our region - not any other region.
  21. The event was planned like this?

    wow exaggerate much? six months of the patch and most people are using an ancient. Other regions have given out legendaries, especially after the GP reset. No one is crying for a Kaisenel transformation on the forums, in fact whenever it's been mentioned, most people have hoped that people don't get it.
  22. Weekly Server Maintenance - May 8, 2019

    add Tabula Rasa to the above and Wildstar, both of which I played, both published by NCSoft..RIP
  23. Directly to NCSOFT

    The person that you want to direct this to is Cyan who in turn I expect would direct it to Gideon. Admins (aka Support) don't know anything about the game future and don't decide anything about what gets fixed or when. Gideon should actually be able to tell us what's going to happen in a few months, but hasn't bothered to produce a communication recently. I doubt that he will (and he's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay overdue), but you never know. If you want to pressure NCSoft, one suggestion- don't spend money. That gets their attention - and tell them why- in a reasonable way. Tell them why you would spend money as well.
  24. do not end with the spiritmaster's trademark!!!

    If I understand correctly, you're asking that you be able to use use this buff while you have the pet up? No. If anything, that buff should be adjusted so that it applies to a pet, or if it remains a pet - less skill, it should be nerfed decrease the duration or increase the CD. You're not sorcs.
  25. Entitled players?

    Really, no one is talking about completing collections- green and white contracts are garbage. Ancients are barely tolerable. No one is going waste the coins on enchantment stones on these ratess- are you kidding me? Not when an S run can give only 20 coins. We are 6 months into a patch, it really isn't too much to expect that legendaries are fairly common. Games can make money off of cosmetic items by the way - here's a few ideas- skins, mounts, housing items, scrolls. Hell, even items to socket manastones or improve re tuning chances, if I want to think of something new. Restricted to PVE if you want.