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Everything posted by Forgotten-DN

  1. So this happened..

    The game and (by extension) this forum, are both starved for content. Threads and posts of any kind (including "useless" ones) are probably welcome by people that want to keep the place alive. You could also take your own advice and simply not post on content you dislike. Or are we all just flooding this place?
  2. So this happened..

    To be fair, anyone that rages that hard probably has a difficult time exercising logic...
  3. So this happened..

    I've gotten hate whispers from people when I'm minding my own business PvEing (I keep to myself and don't talk at all aside from simple "Hi, Thank you, Bye" interactions), so somehow this isn't surprising. DN-E are a "special" kind of toxic. I wouldn't think too much into it; it's clearly someone that gets all their validation through in-game achievements and virtual power. But hey, since they stooped to that level, all the better. Documented evidence of harassment that's easily tracked. Report and hope Cyan or someone else does something about it. We don't need that nonsense here or in-game.
  4. [Daily] Headache

  5. [Daily] Headache

    Whom? Between Annie and Latasia, there isn't much room for others on LFG. The only other person that comes to mind is Shupizi, but I haven't seen that person on LFG for a while now. IDK, I like my drama in small doses, not on repeat for hours on end, but to each his or her own. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't KT-E have someone that was known to catfish other people into giving "her" access to their accounts, and then "she'd" steal everything and repeat the process on new victims? "Karen" or something? My memory for drama is lacking. I think I saw it mentioned on the old forums.
  6. [Daily] Headache

    I mean, if you want to lose your sanity, you're more than welcome... Or maybe you enjoy seeing the same nonsense on a daily (hourly?) basis. In that case, Annie has what you want. Please, take him/her/it.
  7. guys any idea about Conditioning NPCs?

    For Elyos:
  8. NO GP FOR FORT!!!!

    It's early morning (not yet business hours) in Korea. If he didn't a response over the weekend, he definitely isn't getting anything until the end of the workday today or early tomorrow. Plus the devs have been slow to respond to a lot of the issues we've brought up as of late, so don't expect anything too soon.
  9. Not saying this to be dismissive of your concerns, but I do think you're making mountains of molehills. Everyone that's currently playing likely got their files from the same CDN. If it was compromised and changed to reroute to malicious files, we all have it (highly unlikely). What's more likely is that your firewall is being overzealous and throwing false positives or you downloaded something malicious that is causing the reroute (doubtful that you'd get anything that would target NC files specifically). Temporarily disable your firewall and let the launcher do its thing. If you want to take extra precautions, make a backup before doing the update, sandbox it, or run it on a VM. At worst, you screw your system and have to take a few hours of your day to get back to your original starting point. Odds are, you'll be able to play again. It's unlikely they're going to change CDNs unless they're getting tons of people reporting the same issue, and thus far, it seems like it's just you.
  10. Pandora entry + naked alts

    Simple: No one else ever reported having those issues. Everyone else that had absurd completion times were associated with using third-party tools, so it makes little sense that only YOU happened to get "glitched." Not to mention the fishy nature of your posts preceding that screenshot being posted: you open a thread posting about how you subscribed to Prestige and how much money you throw at the BCM, no doubt to get ahead of anyone that was going to make a post about your suspect Crucible timing. We all know NC goes easy on people that drop money on the game regardless of their transgression, so no surprise they turned a blind eye for you. But go ahead and keep telling yourself you're a better player than everyone else. Doubt anyone is convinced.
  11. Pandora entry + naked alts

  12. pandora gear

    I made the mistake of not leveling Aetherforging in the past and have reservations about starting on it now (haven't the time to gather mats or farm kinah). Thus far I've seen the optional weekly crafting quests that are part of the main quest line, but I'm okay with not doing those and just waiting an extra week for the quests that I can do to open up again. Is there any point where Aetherforging becomes mandatory, or can the entire quest line be completed without it (albeit taking many weeks longer as a result)?
  13. Incoming layoffs locked thread

    Unemployment affects people in different ways. Some people have severance packages that can carry them through difficult times while others get nothing at all. Some people can find a similar or better job in their respective field quickly while others might have to settle for something less (underemployment). Some people are well prepared for it and have their ducks in a row and can get through it relatively unscathed, others have a harder time with it, and (in the case of workers aged 65+) some may never find gainful employment ever again. One commonality that everyone that goes through when unemployed is the psychological harm that comes with not knowing whether or not you'll make it out the other end, and it's not something anyone wants to go through. The fact of the matter is, although you say you just want him to be employed elsewhere, on some level, you are wishing harm fall upon him. And, quite simply, there's the pragmatic aspect of it: As you said, it's just your uneducated opinion that he's bad at his job. As long as NC deems him fit for his position, your opinion, my opinion, and everyone else's opinion is irrelevant. If they didn't put a stop to the thread as soon as possible, it sets precedent for further uneducated and unwarranted opinions that cause psychological harm for a man who's just trying to do his job (as best as he can, or not, who knows?) Put yourself in his position. Suppose you were just doing your job and couldn't stand up for yourself (gag order by leadership), and everyday you had someone calling for you to "be employed elsewhere." You're telling me you'd be okay with that? In any case, questioning why a previous thread was closed won't get it reopened, so please don't stir the pot. They said they're fine with criticisms as long as they're constructive, so do it without asking for people to lose their jobs, okay?
  14. Incoming layoffs for NCwest and hopfully Gideon....

    I thought it was pretty heartless of them to let go of Gaile Gray In any case, it's poor taste to wish unemployment on anybody, even if you dislike them. We don't know what kind of restrictions Gideon (or any of the employees that interact with the community for that matter) had in doing his (their) job. I fault poor decision making by leadership for everything that has gone wrong with NC's games in the past few years. It's unfortunate that employees and players alike have to deal with the fallout.
  15. Need to get this out (minor rant)

    MMOs occupy a niche space in gaming. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were all the rage and an exceptionally easy way for gaming companies to make money. They paid an upfront development cost and then, regardless of whether or not the product was good, they could usually recoup their costs in the first few years after release. They then continuously turned a profit by putting out minor updates and coasting on micro-transactions. The problem is, this model no longer works and profits are drying up. Gamers are spoiled for choice and MMOs aren't appealing to mass audiences, so they're no longer worth the investment for most companies. This is also why we've seen shifts toward MOBAs, shooters, card games, mobile spin-offs of existing franchises, and Battle Royales. Game companies are simply going after what generates the most cash and dropping less popular genres. Although clearly incompetent, I doubt NC had any intention of ruining the game as badly as they have; they simply have no understanding of their audience anymore. When they were developing 6.0 they probably relied heavily on a small focus group to figure out what to do after the 5.0 fiasco and came up with a model that functioned in Korea, but didn't take into account any other perspectives. Toss in overzealous bean-counters in corporate that demand high returns for their investors and you have the current mess that's in front of you.
  16. Help: Black screen flashing when playing

    It could be, but it depends on how you did your update. Did you let Windows check your drivers and it told you everything was updated, or did you go directly to the website and look for the most recent version? Windows occasionally gets things wrong and will download the closest alternative (but not necessarily the correct version) of your drivers. If you got your drivers directly from the website and did a manual install, then it's just Aion causing problems. Do not do a complete Windows reinstall, that's unnecessary. I would definitely consider a driver check; find the motherboard manufacturer and go directly to their website and find the drivers listed for your board. If everything still checks, post a screenshot of your Aion graphics settings. Can investigate further from there.
  17. Help: Black screen flashing when playing

    The drivers for your integrated graphics are almost certainly the culprit. See if there are available updates that you may have missed and see if that fixes things. If you have the correct and most recent drivers and continue to see black flashes, it's because the integrated graphics cannot keep up with the demands of the game. You could try playing on the absolute lowest settings and seeing if there are fewer flashes. The best alternative would be to move to a discrete graphics card.
  18. For Weaken Spirit, they literally mean another spirit, as in another Spiritmaster's Earth/Fire/Water/Wind pet.
  19. XIGN Crashing Instance

    Is it possible you have some software that's set to auto-update and you weren't aware of it? You could use a slow process of elimination to determine what is triggering it. 1. Rule out any potential issues by checking all software versions and ensuring they didn't auto-update. 2. Figure out what software is utilized on both your laptop and desktop that could be causing it. 3. Disable everything that isn't necessary to run Aion. Start Aion and let it run, then and start enabling everything you previously disabled one by one. You'll either eventually figure out the cause, or it might just be XignCode...in which case... 4. You have no real choice but to contact Support and hope they can figure something out. They'll probably ask you to send log files etc. It's possible that XignCode pushed an update that's suddenly conflicting with something you're using (software or hardware), but I haven't noticed anything.
  20. Rentus Base Armor

    I believe once you've out-leveled the area or instance you won't get drops anymore, so you might need to start over if you're looking to complete a set.
  21. Rentus Base Armor

    There's a skin list here with links to armor appearance and where to obtain them.
  22. List of Issues for 6.2

    Not to mention that without Australians, Europeans, Oceanics, and South Americans, NA would have floundered in 2013. There's a reason NC didn't block those regions, and it's because they were well aware that NA alone wasn't enough to sustain the existing player base. Also, the times still suck for NA players on the East Coast.
  23. Some Help on Upgrading My PC

    I can help you there then. Check to see if your motherboard supports NVMe. If so, get a NVMe SSD. If not, get a SATA SSD. Now is the best time to get them since Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Holiday sales are ongoing. As for what you'll need: A NVMe SSD will only need an available port and you can just plug it in. A SATA SSD will need cables to connect them to your motherboard and power supply, and mounting brackets. You can find kits that provide you with everything you need. You'll also want cloning/mirror imaging software to copy your existing HD onto your new SSD. You can find free versions here: Cloning software With regards to the actual SSD: There are many popular brands, but Samsung. 860 Evos/Pros are widely used and highly rated/reviewed by consumers.
  24. Some Help on Upgrading My PC

    Your setup is fine (overkill) as it is. A SSD helps if you don't already have one (I'm betting you do). The game is just poorly optimized regardless of what hardware you have.
  25. P2W much?

    You have it mixed up. POTUS produced verifiable evidence that could be confirmed by multiple agencies. @2s105714-DN produced similar evidence demonstrating NC has had multiple instances where gear was handed out inappropriately. It's not inappropriate to question NC when they continuously demonstrate wrongdoing. NCSoft hasn't produced anything other than their word, with no one providing verification other than themselves. If we actually took them for their word, we wouldn't be having this discussion since Ereshkigal wouldn't even exist (they clearly didn't keep their word). NCSoft is the orange-hued windbag here.