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Fleur    4

Why don't you just sell low lvl cloaks (<+10) for $ and stop making l2 a new online casino

I am pretty sure that will be more welcomed by current users and will  bring you $ too.

 

 

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Nevermind    7
On 6/30/2018 at 1:45 AM, Neutron said:

Security Update

  • In our ongoing efforts to combat unauthorized 3rd-party tools, we’ve invested into a completely new security solution.
  • When the security update is live, GameGuard will no longer be required to connect to the servers.
  • A new tool will take the place of GameGuard and be required to install and run to continue playing Lineage II.
  • There will be an unspecified break-in period with the new tools—we’ll be monitoring and troubleshooting issues it may cause, such as disconnections or update errors and compatibility with certain applications.
  • The decision to make this change came with the goal of having greater control over our security tools, and allowing us to react much quicker to existing and emerging cheat tools.

This sounds like introducing spyware, which will scan you computer and send personal information to NCsoft and their "partners".

Can we have precise description of activities this "new tool" (I suspect it might be a tool from your russian counterpart) will perform and ways to limit it's access to our files, processes and so on?

Thanks.

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On 7/1/2018 at 2:03 AM, Nikopol said:

The game dies, there are already 2 servers only xDxD and in the next 2 years will be only one or close at all :D. You had to wake up with something like that when the game went over to F2P, because doing it now will neither increase the number of players nor cause players to stop quitting the game.

Do you want to stop players or recruit new ones?
1. Start doing normal events, where drop event items are normal and not 0.001%. I remember the P2P time where the events had a normal drop and not as it is now.
2. Stop adding items to l2store that can not be obtained normally in the game either from a drop or from quests.
3. And that's the most important invest in advertising (it's the simplest and the best option to hit new customers).

Unfortunately the new player experience generally ends when they realize they can't talk to anyone or get any sort of updated information on basically anything. Unlike say any other MMORPG in existence...

 

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ZooArcher    16

Yup... i agree.. this game was ruined ever since you could buy stuff in the store for pvp.

Also when lower levels couldnt even scratch a higher level, 0 dmg... now they are like gms even when your the same level and dont have a mountian of money to spend and do 0 dmg, while killing yourself with reflect dmg... 

 

Personally find it amusing when i hit some for 3-400dmg.. but recieve 1600+ back... GG!

<-obviously under geared.

Shop should be pve only boost.. otherwise its really no skill play.

 

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Draecke    378

Topics suggestions for the August  Preview:

  • actual release date for the Security Update Applications
  • preliminary / final patch notes of NCWest content next update
  • actual release data of next update, all other Export Regions have the update already..
  • next free / ingame event
  • next L2store promotion

in case inspiration is lacking feel free to look at some recent events in Korea, Japan or Innova

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Yidao    149

Neutron, please do not schedule any free/in-game events before the Security Update is up and running. Otherwise it will be the bots who get all the Nectars.

Just log in on Naia, any hunting ground between lvl 85 and 97, and you will know what I mean.


L2Store events aka promotions can be done any time though. When you browse this forum you will see that people are begging to be permitted to give you their money :D

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BornInHell    32
5 hours ago, Draecke said:

Topics suggestions for the August  Preview:

  • actual release date for the Security Update Applications
  • preliminary / final patch notes of NCWest content next update
  • actual release data of next update, all other Export Regions have the update already..
  • next free / ingame event
  • next L2store promotion

in case inspiration is lacking feel free to look at some recent events in Korea, Japan or Innova

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1 hour ago, Draecke said:

I bet NC looks at those posts like this :D

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Nah, they don't listen. I mean how many times did we tell them that we'd gladly pay BIG BUCKS (USD) for a main class change service only to be ignored? That ticked me off so much that I dumped all of my extra characters across 8 accounts. The good news is that selling all of the equipment and emptying WHs netted enough adena to properly build a new main. In the long run it costs them in terms of lost revenues, though. Had they given us a main class change service, I'd probably still have most of those accounts actively participating in store promotions and similar "events", instead of just 1.

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Travis    0
On 6/30/2018 at 10:34 AM, Devoid said:

Re Ancient Cloaks:
You'd better introduce a hefty compensation system for those whole already have those cloaks; or alternatively just give everyone level 6 brooch and jewels as a 'revision' to how hard it is to compound jewels. Otherwise that is double standards and given the history of NA management involvement in shady deals with players, this looks like another one.

Re Security update:
Due to ongoing fatal issues with GG in far east, there are no official servers where you must be running GG in order to play L2. This applies to RU/EU, which never used GG, as well as NA, which did have some periods where GG was mandatory, but at the moment of speaking, it isn't. So the security update changes NOTHING regarding GG.

And you can quote me on that, I am currently playing on Korea (incl. PTS), Taiwan and Japan without GG without any problems.

Regarding anticheat tools, one would expect that they would get more advanced as time goes by and technologies are getting more complex/powerful, but as BattlEye shows, most anticheat developers are nothing but slackers who try to avoid any form of learning or real job. All they can come up with is "hey, this user has MS SysInternals Process Monitor! [application name] should refuse to execute! (c) Themida/WinLicense"; "hey, windows registry shows Easy File Locker is installed! [application name] should refuse to execute! (c) BattlEye" or "hey, OpenText SOCKS Client is trying to inject a DLL to facilitate internet access, let's block it so the application is permanently offline (c) BattlEye".

There are "anticheat" tools that actually block windows task manager while a game is running. I sincerely hope this would not be case with the upcoming update, because attacking/stigmatizing random 3rd party applications while dedicated cheat developers evade detection immediately after an update is released only shows how the anticheat developers have no understanding on how Windows OS and application processes work and show that they are completely unwilling to learn anything about it.

Because if it is, that would effectively mean needing a designated computer for playing Lineage II. I wonder how many people would even considering bothering themselves with something like that.

hefty compensation?????? What about the Old timers that wasted 10's of thousands of hours trying to hit A grade 2004-2009? What did we get for our time and 14 dollars a month?

We got a slap in the face from donators flooding the game from private servers and buying top gear

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Travis    0
Just now, Travis said:

hefty compensation?????? What about the Old timers that wasted 10's of thousands of hours trying to hit A grade 2004-2009? What did we get for our time and 14 dollars a month?

We got a slap in the face from donators flooding the game from private servers and buying top gear

Least other games gave the Vets coins for free for being a founder

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Draecke    378
On 24/07/2018 at 3:36 PM, Draecke said:

Topics suggestions for the August  Preview:

  • actual release date for the Security Update Applications
  • preliminary / final patch notes of NCWest content next update
  • actual release data of next update, all other Export Regions have the update already..
  • next free / ingame event
  • next L2store promotion

in case inspiration is lacking feel free to look at some recent events in Korea, Japan or Innova

bumpalicious, it's almost August!

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Draecke    378
44 minutes ago, Truffle said:

Update and which new pay2win item is coming with it? :D We waiting!

Sayha talisman or Dragon shirts are the most obvious choices but who knows maybe they surprize us and we get the l2store skill books or maybe even finally the Agathion Charms system

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