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  1. Fafurion Update Trailer!

    Innova is a different company, operating on a license from NCsoft. So while this is all official and above board, server transfers from NCWest to Innova.EU or Innova.RU are not possible. Transferring your stuff to Russia might also not be a good idea from a political point of view. At Innova all players know that NCWest is a bot paradise - in fact this is a main reason why many of them moved from NCWest to Innova, a company that has a much better grip on the problem - and if you come to their servers with a shiny blue armor, you will instantly be suspected/accused of having been an Adrenaline user, along the lines of "all Bavarians are beer drinkers, all NCWesters are botters". Better to start with a clean slate. As Quitted pointed out, it's fairly easy to gear up at Innova. As far as Cyrillic is concerned, that's a letter script any you will have learned it within a few days. The table here is a bit inconvenient: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_alphabet#Table_of_the_Russian_Alphabet But you can make a hand-written one, with just the Cyrillic and Roman letters side by side, and put that next to your keyboard. This will enable you to decipher Gatekeeper destinations. The language itself is of course a different thing, but since Russian players have a somewhat coarse way of expressing themselves, you might not really want to follow the in-game chat And there is the Russian mentality, their habit to stick together in clans, doing things together and devoting a relatively large amount of time to the game. A failure to understand this, to accept that others are different, is at the root of the DragonHunters vs. Husaria drama on Naia. I think you will feel more comfortable at Innova.EU, where the language is English, and even though there are cultural differences between Western Europe and the USA, it's by far not as much as between the USA and Russia.
  2. In Korea such a PvP server will be introduced on Monday, July 30: http://lineage2.plaync.com/promo/lineage2/180711_bloody http://www.inven.co.kr/webzine/news/?news=202980&site=lineage2 We will probably get it next year, together with the Fafurion update
  3. Fafurion Update Trailer!

    Update: DIL (Neutron's counterpart at Innova) just pointed out that in Russia the Premium Account System is completely the same as in Western Europe - every subsequent client window requires payment, not for every 3 windows. The difference is only about the PA price (450 rub vs 8.99 euro) and the PA Agathion appearance (Hut on Chicken Legs in RU and Griffin in EU): http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2094&start=130#p38364 So the player in the video is indeed paying 4 monthly subscriptions for his 5 clients. Of course he also gets a lot of benefits (exp/SP/drop bonus etc.) from those Premium Accounts; check the 4game link in my post above. So introducing a Super Prestige Pack here at NCWest might actually be a good idea. Players who prefer a one-time investment can buy a good computer and circumvent our 3 client limit with Virtual Machines, like Draecke suggested, while people who for example only play during the winter time can go for a Super Prestige Pack to temporarily increase the number of their clients and getting an exp bonus on top
  4. Fafurion Update Trailer!

    I stand corrected. Thank you for the clarification!
  5. Fafurion Update Trailer!

    Excatly. Innova has a Premium Account system. The first client is free, if you want a second client (like for example for a Buffer), you must pay a monthly subscription fee. A third client (like for example for a Shop Dwarf) will cost you again the subscription fee. Then one more subscription for the fourth, and one more for the fifth: https://eu.4game.com/lineage2/play/premium/ In other words, the player in the video is paying 4 monthly subscriptions. If it is technically possible I don't see why NCWest shouldn't introduce a Super Prestige Pack which allows you to open one additional client. Buy two Super Prestige Packs, open two additional clients etc. pp.

    The problem with a monthly subscription fee is that it motivates the GMs to look the other way and let a botter go on for another month so that they can get 15 dollars more. This is the reason why we had all those bots back when the game was pay-to-play. Each bot more meant 15 dollars more for NCsoft. If you increase the subscription fee to 110 dollars per month, you will only exacerbate the problem, making NCsoft even more reluctant to delete an account, thus losing those juicy 110 dollars per month. What you have to do is make that a one-time account creation fee of 110 dollars. This would encourage the GMs to delete an account at the first suspicion of misbehavior - kill first, ask questions later - thus forcing the player to make a new account, paying 110 dollars again. Kill anybody with a funny name right after character creation and you are literally printing money A hefty account creation fee would have the additional advantage of making potential players think twice before they embark on the adventure that is NCWest, getting started only after they have done thorough research about the game and the community, being absolutely sure that this is what they want to spend their money on. This would eliminate a lot of the negative feedback from disappointed newcomers - who would with such a system never even get started - and give the game overall a better reputation.
  7. Question about cash shop

    Those thousands of dollars are per event, i.e. every four weeks. The items in the cash shop itself aren't really that expensive; if you quit smoking you should easily be able to afford the Shots, Rose Essence, Vitality items you need for your daily hunting. The PvP items, however, can not be bought directly but must be obtained via gambling. Here you can see the prices in the current event: http://www.lineage2.com/en/news/store-promos/freyas-deluxe-shopping-bag-june-2018.php And here you can get an impression of the probabilities: http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=407&start=2150#p38137 Because of those probabilities it is strongly recommended not to participate in such events but purchase solid goods like Party Cakes, Gemstones etc. from the L2Store for dollars, sell them ingame to players for adena and use that adena to buy your Insanity Talisman or whatever from the pathological gamblers among the community. On July 30 NCKorea will open a dedicated PvP server with an in-game GM Shop where you can buy your desired item for a defined price - no gambling involved (that's a long story and has to do with a petition to the President of South Korea): http://lineage2.plaync.com/promo/lineage2/180711_bloody (Korean) http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2162#p38320 (English) If I were you I would wait for a year or two until NCWest introduces such a PvP server over here. It will be better for your wallet
  8. how do you recommend someone

    Target the character you want to recommend, open your Actions window (the "fist" icon in the lower right corner of the screen) and then click there on the "thumbs up" icon ("Recommend"), the second icon from the left in the second row from the top
  9. Items removed on the next update

    Exactly. Like for example in Korea you can obtain and upgrade Zodiac Agathion Charms through Fishing: http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/아가시온#hd107962 This can not be tolerated at NCWest. The problem here is that with the upcoming update the Fishing System will be changed, the Fish Stews being replaced by Fresh Fish dishes which don't add to your base stats (STR, CON etc.) but directly to P.Atk., M.Atk. or whatever. What with the different Agathion System over here, NCWest can't simply have the Fishing Guild Members' dialogue screen translated, but the developers in Seoul must remove the Agathion links, the Zodiac Cube and whatnot. This takes time, then it must be tested whether that "localization" doesn't wreak havoc with other features of the game ... Of course there are other factors like the linguistic proximity between Japanese and Korean resp. the Chinese loanwords in the Korean language making localization for those territories easier (like translating from Dutch into German or Swedish), but basically it is greed which is at the root of all evil
  10. GM's ruining gameplay?

    Recommended reading: https://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/8fb7zq/some_thoughts_from_a_dev_who_worked_with_a_mobile/dy2sdcs/ What that developer does not say is that from the company's point of view those whales are useful idiots. At the end of the day money moves from Truffle's pocket into NCsoft's coffers. Truffle loses, NCsoft wins, and Neutron is laughing all the way to the bank
  11. Items removed on the next update

    The Fishing System will be changed in the upcoming update. In Korea the old Stews were at first still in the game, but you couldn't "eat" them any more, just sell them back to a Fishing Guild Member: http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/구원의+장+Final%3A+에티나의+최후+시스템#hd109493 (Korean) http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2051&start=100#p37297 (English) In that case, as with the old Baits etc., the deletion is just a final clean-up after a one-month grace period. I would say that's a reasonable step. With the Entrance Passes: Embryo Command Post you might not even notice the deletion. As DIL has pointed out on Rochand, there are several items of that name, but all with different ID numbers. DIL checked the IDs for his version and found that the Entrance Passes which will get deleted are not the ones which are sold in the Innova L2Store. It would be really important that Neutron does the same for the L2Store at NCWest. It is not intended that this source of revenue gets deleted; the developers just want to get rid of some old trash from an ancient event in Korea. But accidents do happen. Better take the time to check the IDs now than deal with the outrage after the update, having to identify and refund players who lost their passes. The Energy Drinks don't exist in the Korean L2Store. Putting them in the deletion script might just have been an attempt to clean out trash from the client, the developers in Seoul simply having forgotten that NCWest actively sells them. Therefore it would be important that Neutron gets in contact with the developers right now and explains to them that NCWest needs those drinks in the client. To be on the safe side - interaction with the developers can take many weeks - I would strongly recommend to remove the Energy Drinks from the L2Store until this question has been cleared up. Letting customers spend money on items that might go up in smoke after a month or two is improper business conduct. As far as the old Zodic Agathions are concerned, the Japanese servers seem to be doing quite well with them still in game. I don't see any reason to delete them. Keep in mind, Korea has a different Agathion System with Seed Bracelets where you can socket several Agathion Charms: http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/아가시온 Until NCWest changes fully to that system I would recommend to keep the old Agathions in the game.
  12. Items removed on the next update

    Ah well ... On a positive note, it's Monday, Neutron might have recovered from his Independence Day vacation and slowly crawl back into the office. On Monday mornings they have their weekly meeting, but by the Californian afternoon we will maybe get an official response. As several people have pointed out, this is about real money that might go down the drain. For everybody: The deletion script is originally the same for all versions, but individual territories can ask the developers to exclude certain items from deletion. NCJapan might have done precisely that for the old Zodiac Agathions: http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2094&start=120#p38282
  13. Items removed on the next update

    Neutron and Conguero are of Anglo-Saxon descent and are possibly on a Fourth of July vacation. But it would be a matter of common courtesy if whoever holds the fort (Hime?) makes a short post that they have seen this thread, understood the problem and are working on a solution. 17 minutes vs. 3 days and counting. Hime, as you can see from the discussion on Rochand, the matter is complex. El1te has raised an absolutely valid point. But DIL has shown you a path to salvation: http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2094&start=110#p38269 All you have to do is follow it.
  14. Items removed on the next update

    For comparison, when zauliuz asked a similar question on the Innova forum, DIL answered after 17 minutes: https://eu.4gameforum.com/threads/658102/#post-9156727 Neutron, please check the Korean situation concerning the Entrance Pass: Embryo Command Post: http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2094&start=100#p38267 The Innova list of deleted items may apply to NCWest fully or in part or not at all. Most of those item deletions are not mentioned in the Korean patch notes (they have a different Agathion System). This means Innova has not only Preliminary Patch Notes based on the Korean version but the real Orfen thing. You should have the corresponding one for NCWest. If Energy Drinks and Atelia Passes will really be removed, you should take those things out of the L2Store right now.
  15. Community Issues

    No questions, but a few answers. Conguero, please correct me if I am wrong! The main reason for the difference in community management is that DIL and Fragola are very very intelligent people (in a medical sense, as in having a high IQ). Don't get deceived by the smileys and funny avatars. There is nothing casual in their interaction with the Innova community - they know precisely what they are doing and do it precisely. Simply put, because they are intelligent people, they can foresee developments, they realize at an early point where forum discussions are heading, and step in with factual information before conspiracy theories ever get off the ground. Here are for example DIL's posts on Rochand: http://boards.rochand.com/search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=DIL&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search Click on them and scroll a bit up and down to check the context, then you will see what I mean The Innova staff can do that because they do nothing else. They just have to deal with Lineage 2 (Classic and regular), whereas Conguero must also take care of the WildStar forums and Neutron as Acting Producer has to spend far more time with bureaucracy than the actual game. Add to that the fact that Fragola is an ex-player who was very active writing guides before she was hired by Innova, i.e. she knows how the game works and can answer many content-related questions off the top of her head, without having to bother DIL. Conguero, on the other hand, does not play Lineage 2 and can only post the "dry" maintenance notices he gets handed, without actually understanding what the text says. The same goes for support. The first line of defense has been outsourced to Zendesk. Those people do not play the game and can only give the answers they find in their database. Account/payment problems tend to be recurring standard issues (the L2Store interface has wandered off the screen, a payment has been canceled by the bank, flagging you as a suspicious person ...). Game problems are not so easy to solve; often the QA Department aka Neutron can't even say whether something is a bug or working as intended. In tricky cases NCWest must contact the developers, with e-mails being sent back and forth, needing to be translated and often still being misunderstood. Here is a recent example: http://boards.rochand.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=407&start=2170#p38181 (the discussion continues further down the page) But all this doesn't really matter. When you look at it from NCWest's point of view, then Innova is doing their dirty work, with them being able to take it easy and smiling to themselves when players post information obtained from other forums. In the time he doesn't have to spend checking the Korean patch notes, Conguero can have another cup of coffee