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  1. PK for Spot

    I've been playing since 2004 and YES there was a time where you would drop an item when PK'd. This was back in the day when porting through a gatekeeper was too expensive and no one had a horse, so players would run everywhere. This made you vulnerable to PKs. But this was a time when killing mobs gave decent gear drops so you had a good chance of getting back what you dropped. PK toons would hang out around the towns and hunt down newbs then sell the drops. Anyone that denies this game feature hasn't been playing long enough. This was also the time where adena farming bots would regularly strip down, put all gear in their WH then de-level by attacking guard NPCs at each town. They were stripped down so they didn't drop anything.
  2. Exp is a NIGHTMARE, farm is a NIGHTMARE.

    I started playing in 2004 and I quit the game in late 2006 after extreme grinding and countless hours of play with NO CHEATING only got me to level 56. Those endless grinds of killing the same set of mobs for hours and hours at a time was not fun, and there were so many bugs in the game that GMs were spending most of their time getting people unstuck from the scenery. I came back in 2011 to a game better suited to quicker advancement, not as many drops, less adena, but the game was now FREE. It was obvious that NC Soft was not seeking or implementing recommendations from a game theory specialist on in-game economics because drastically lowering adena drops was the absolutely wrong thing to do. I remember when I had 80 million adena in 2006 and that was a fortune. Creating an artificial chokehold on adena drops was the worst thing one could do to stop the offline Adena bot/sellers. But to those that complain about the ridiculousness of macro and auto farming, I recommend that you go to Classic and find out for yourself how stupid and useless the grind for little xp can be.
  3. All of those old buffs! And I remember how long it used to take just to get to level 70. Part of the reason I quit the game the first time.
  4. In Response to Recent Player Feedback

    I received the email survey and was happy that NCSoft is at least doing some type of outreach. It shows that they care just a tiny bit, because the lack of communication, the 0 Adena drops, the ridiculous prices to gamble for items, and the crazy inflation is completely out of control. I know that a lot of people bish and moan about this game on the forums, but I see that as built-up player frustration from players that love the game and want to be heard and have been ignored. From where we sit as players, there hasn't been much listening/communication lately which always leads to the "the game will end by X date" threads. Creating fear like that is wonderful method for a mass exodus of players. On the other hand, I have seen past updates where the massive bot problem was (mostly) eradicated, and times where some game features improved. But many 'updates' are mostly slanted in NCSoft's favor to gain revenue. The last Heine fishing event in 2017 didn't force you to buy a 1, 4, or 8 hour 'buff' to get the extra xp; that event gave you that xp without further cost. And, there was a 25% chance to get a chest in 2017 whereas the 2018 event dropped to 10%. Did you think we wouldn't notice? As another wise player pointed out, getting new players is key. Us older (and I'm from 2004) players struggle to afford the top gear due to high demand (from too many high level players) and can only sell our lower gear for pennies. I still can't believe that I once saw a lvl5 ruby sell for $5b in one week then 3 weeks later it cost $30b. I'm sure it is higher now. Thanks for reading this, NCSoft, if you actually did read it.
  5. 1. California 2. xxSadiexx, Aeore Shillien Saint/ISS Spectral Dancer 3. Originally from Lionna now on Chronos 4. Level 101 on both 5. Played 2004 - 2006 as Healer (back when the healer was also the buffer), got really tired of the endless grinding for such little xp, and went to grad school, so I quit the game. Came back in 2013 and started all over because I didn't save my account in 2009.
  6. Ceremony of Chaos

    Why is there a day/time frequency limit on the Ceremony of Chaos? Those of us that have not spent $5000 USD for the >+10 PvP weapons and armor have little to no chance of ever winning. The only time I won was during a very slow period and there were only 3 participants. If Ceremony of Chaos was available 24/7, this would hopefully dilute the player pool and give some of us an actual chance of winning. Now that there are clan quests tied to winning, I wish NCSoft West would open an avenue for us to be successful.