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  1. Granted - and in agreement on both of these scores. It doesn't "feel" to me like it's a big team of folks thinking through the logical outcomes of decisions, and it seems like the plan-of-action for Classic is running parallel with Retail. I'm 100% outside observer, here - I don't play Classic and never will, and this ban problem doesn't affect me, but I'm watching how it's playing out in the forum. I'm cynical by nature, so when one person says they were banned for no reason, my kneejerk reaction is on the side of "you probably did". But these complaints just keep coming, and NCS
  2. If they really wanted to put in any effort at all, everyone could keep the houses. All they have to do is put Oriel onto two channels. That's already a capability in the game. We were used to it in Sarpan when we needed to kill Chunapa and another alliance was already there...just hop over to the next channel. Having one Oriel channel for KT and one for DN would eliminate all the problems.
  3. Why are you expecting them to do any of these things? It's Aion Classic. This was all so predictable. I had no interest in Classic. The nostalgia is always better than reality. The bots - that's Classic Aion. I was incredibly optimistic to think they were going to suddenly roll back to the old service standards. And the cap-fatigue was so obviously going to be a fast issue. Everyone has favorite things from the old days, and will want patch updates until they get there. It's brand new, and people are already bored and griping about content updates. NCSoft ultimately "fixed" t
  4. This should be a case study for how to kill a game franchise. This merger serves no purpose except to kill off the game further. Renting an AWS machine isn't more than $40~50/mo for the grade needed to run this game, if that. They'll lose more than that in cash shoppers that quit because of the merge. There's no customer service in-game to speak of, so it doesn't save in human resources cost by maintaining a second server. I played another mmo before coming here, called Perfect World International. It's not even 1/10 as good a game as Aion (in my opinion). I quit about 8 years ago,
  5. Reality is rarely as good as the nostalgia. I don't know why people can't see that "Classic Aion" is just going to be a repeat of all the things that were wrong with it before. And what happens with the patching? They are just going to keep it at version 2.7 for forever? I highly doubt that will keep people entertained for very long. People will reach max level and gear and want all the things they want now - content upgrades, events with new shiny gear, etc. So then patch 3.0 comes out. Then 4.0, 5.0, etc. For me, "classic" would be circa 4.5 (I think - I'm not Aion-nerdy enough
  6. Hi, sorry this is so late in responding. I'm rarely on the forums at all, normally just on Wed to check the updates and I don't usually even log in for that, so I didn't get the notification until now. I wish I had some opinion - right or wrong - to offer but I'm a solo grinder and don't do PVE group instances. I don't know anything about IDD or even what the situation/issue is. The only [under-informed] thing I can offer is that if lots of players are wanting it, you should consider that 'pressure'. My main gameplay now is collecting houses in Oriel. I've given up on really cari
  7. Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't look like a bot. I've watched the video twice and it doesn't behave like most bots do. For one thing, it's too slow. Bots are computer programs, and hunting bots are designed for efficiency. This "bot" is very slow at targeting for a computer, unless they are running it on a Commodore 64. I have toons like this that I use for farming Luna. I only play one toon, so the rest of my slots are utility alts for farming. I play exactly like this. I use either clerics or SMs, I park in a spot, and I lazily kill mobs without moving. Luna farming is B
  8. Thanks @Kibbelz! You caught me on the in-between. I was writing mine still when your update was posted. I'm aware that you're new-ish, and that you have the thankless job of delivering information and receiving the fallout for decisions you had no part in making. I appreciate that you took the time to respond to me personally at all. While I'm tagging you in my responses, like most people (I hope) that although you're the recipient, the message is not directed at you personally. This is not meant to show you up or challenge you, but I do have very old event stuff (am looking in
  9. I just do not understand this mentality, this logic. You are restoring the boxes because you understand (hopefully to some degree) that it was a mistake to delete them. But then you are going to delete them again (Same Exact Mistake 2.0), and on the same day they are reinstated. This decision is problematic, two-fold. As before, deleting them immediately makes no sense. Deleting the Stormwing Tokens now that the event is over is understandable. I still see this as something people earned, and taking away something people did daily quests for still makes no sense, in my opinion.
  10. Right, the paycheck isn't marked for deletion the day after payday, because there's no reason to delete what was earned by the person that did the work. After a year, sure. If the box came labeled with a timer showing it's being deleted after 365 days, everyone would know and would deal accordingly. There are a lot of things in the game that have expiration timers: Ludbug AP tokens, Hourglasses, etc. They have the ability to let players know exactly, to-the-second when their things will be deleted, and inform them in-game. Most people (that don't live on the forums) will be very surprised
  11. Extending my paycheck analogy - by your logic, if you haven't spent your paycheck by the time you got home on the day you got paid, you didn't need the money in the first place. Sorry, but you're way off, here.
  12. @Kibbelz This is ridiculous. I rarely use the forums, but put it on myself to check the forum all day yesterday for any sort of notice that the rewards from Stormwing would be deleted and when. I actually made an effort to be informed and you still screwed me (us). It isn't just the lack of information, but the absolute chaos of inconsistency that's mind-boggling. Sometimes the rewards sit for years. Sometimes they get deleted at maintenance. Sometimes they sit for a year, then get deleted, then you recognize you've made a mistake and return them (like this year with the Stormw
  13. Good morning. I see now why you think it's lower, but the math is wrong. You don't multiply another 20% there. Using a coin toss example, if we were flipping a coin, 3 times, the odds are 50% * 50% * 50%. If we flip a coin a 4th time, we add another * 50%, and that becomes the odds of flipping heads (or tails) 4 times in a row. If instead we use a weighted coin for the 3rd flip that is 20% more likely to flip heads, it doesn't become 50% * 50% * 50% * 20%. The change would be 50% * 50% * 70%. That's how you add an increase in chance. Multiplying another number increases *tria
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