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GhostShadow last won the day on March 26 2018

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  1. Sigh. "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." It's not fear, merely a reluctance to spoon-feed.
  2. Check your market. Or just look and see what everyone is wearing. I've sold a few, but I'm not going to just give info away.
  3. Seriously, don't waste cocktails on trying to get an appearance. There are really only 2-3 appearances worth getting. The rest you can get for cheap in AH after event is over. Prices always drop when either demand or players' attention spans wane.
  4. +1. Even if we can only use the coins to buy attendance award type items, that's better than nothing.
  5. IRON RULE

    All due respect, you're more the exception than the rule. I would still caution everyone not to trade gear with someone, especially in the case of a clan leader who may have been away from the game for a minute. Make sure that he/she establishes their bona fides first. Accounts get hacked. Still, as a clan member, make sure you're 100% sure of the people you're interacting with before you leave yourself exposed. And I'm not saying that as a knock against you. I remember you from the days of Devianne and I am familiar with your reputation as a solid CL. I'm just saying in general everyone should be a little cautious. There have been way too many complaints about scammers lately, Better safe than sorry.
  6. IRON RULE

    Yes and no. It all depends on how long you've known the person that you entrust with your gear. If the answer is "not very long" (less than a year), you're right. But then comes the inevitable question as to why you're giving it to them in the first place. Trusting someone doesn't mean turning off your common sense.
  7. Don't feel bad. The only thing that I wanted from the Attendance is the 30 Day Bloody Rune. Because of how the Attendance was reset, I missed out on it completely. I did manage to instead get the 30 day Agathion, which I don't need/want. Such is life.
  8. Well, yeah, that and let's be honest...player greed. Nothing fuel L2 market like rampant price gouging. Like I always say, the market is just PVP by other means.
  9. Skill Enchanting - Prices

    Don't forget, Andrew, that each skill enchant also has a fee attached. You pay in both adena and SP. So the total outlay will be more than 45B in your above delineation.
  10. Skill Enchanting - Prices

    I had the fortune of playing this game back when Heine Exclusive Bait (the purple colored special baits) dropped Immortal Scroll and Immortal Scroll Chapter 1 often. When NCSoft changed to the new yellow special baits which offered more XP, people unloaded the Exclusive version for really cheap. I gobbled them all up for cheap and horded them. I enchanted most of my key skills on my main and a couple of alts via fishing. I think one of my alts that I no longer play still has 19 Immortal scrolls from those Exclusive Baits. Those baits were really profitable. The Superior Giants codex also used to be something that could be purchased with mentor marks. My biggest problem wasn't the cost of the codex, it was having enough SP for the skill enchants. Naturally, I agree that new players should have some way of obtaining the codex. If not through an "event", perhaps through a repeatable quest.
  11. Ha ha! Not quite. Half the price is what we pay for the recharge stones via the L2 store. (They only cost 70 Ncoins.) No one sells anything from the L2 store at 1:1 price. That's simply not how the market works. There's always a mark-up.
  12. Full disclosure, if I had 4-5 more archer alts, and if all I wanted to do with them is IOS for 5-6 hours a day, I could make 20B a day. But it's not happening. I have a life. And I don't like seeing my utility bill skyrocket behind some game.
  13. Mixa, I appreciate your point, but the math simply does not work. Players sell the recharges for 120-150m on Chronos. It would be imprudent to go there knowing that you will realize -20m to -50m deficit expenditure. That is not including your normal overhead of shots, pots, entrance fee, etc. Even if you buy the recharges from the L2 Store at 70 Ncoin, your overall slim profit margin does not justify going to IOS instance. Further, consider the lost opportunity cost of conducting business that way. L2 is many things, but it favors some degree of intellect and common sense in its players.
  14. Interesting perspective. I'd be careful making sweeping generalizations. Not every well-geared character is a villain, or some grifter who blurs the EULA with tinted lens. NCSoft is more than welcome to review my "stacked" character. They will be bored, however, as all roads that explain how I got that way lead directly back to NCSoft, my over a decade of playing the game, and, yes, all of the time and promotion driving USD that I put into this game. There really is no debate here. We all agree that adena drops should be higher than they are presently. How NCSoft arrives at that is totally their call, but it needs to happen and soon. There will no doubt be downstream issues to increasing adena drops and access. The remedy to that is to sue the pants off of anyone profiting from NCSoft's IP. It's as simple as that. All of the other draconian measures to control the game only hurts players. All players. Obviously, the impact of that will hurt those of modest to lesser means much more than it will the rest.
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