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Exactly @counterpoint what you said - random unexpected stuff I was speaking about.

@Vi dear I know whom you meant ^^ its hard to trick me especially for you))) but I just wrote above what I was talking about - randomness of all these events and I wont get back - this random is evil.
LXM6H9H4JH wrote: »
ElinLove wrote: »
I think November 30 is a confirmed date tho.
Catservant wrote: »
It says Nov 30 th in the graphic for the news post.

Maybe I'm too much of a cynic, or maybe this is just another example of less than stellar communications from EME, but the lack of any announcement beyond the date in a picture is why I went with tentative.

I'll happy to be wrong though, and that being a firm date. It would certainly fit with a weekend long leveling event, along with their now seemingly usual Thursday patch for any such events.

Here's the Miniguns official page, with the November 30 date at the top and dates below for when different parts of the update will be revealed/explained on that page.

Larger updates have been presented this way for quite some time now (since Secrets & Shadows I believe), the only difference is that the November 30 date currently also appears on the game launch graphic. Next time there's a big update and you're wondering the date, keep an eye out for an official page like this one.
I will definitely relay the feedback that some people don't like random spawn times and want to know the schedule in advance (and actually I did already try to ask for it a few times). I think part of the problem here was because most of the TERA team is just flying back from South Korea, but in fairness this isn't the first time they've done randomly-timed spawn events either.

That being said... I also have a feeling that this is a bit on purpose, too, as a way of limiting participation to some degree. There are only so many BAMs in so many pre-programmed locations, and if you make a public schedule you'll get even more people to show up (and avoid doing anything else during that timeframe to participate, concentrating the population on the world servers rather than splitting them). It isn't really a system that scales infinitely or rewards properly when it gets too big, not to mention having too many people in a given channel can cause massive slowdown/crashes (as we saw in the past on stream events). So I honestly suspect they are using this RNG aspect to meter the load a bit, with the justification that even people who miss it will have lots of other things they can do instead that run 24/7. If that is part of the reason why, then there may not be any good solution to the problem, because you can't exactly "schedule people" to different events, and pre-programmed events can't automatically scale up to meet demand.

Anyway, hopefully it's something they can think about when they're all back.
LYC14 wrote: »
So is this event active now?

Yes, sorry for the delay. 3-star bosses share one bonus loot table, and 4-star bosses share another. The full list is a mystery but for a peek at the potential drops check out the in-game calendar announcement.
You'll have to deal with lots of non fun grind before you get to fun. Or be ready to pay millions of gold
So is this event active now?
Vi read again. IN TERMS OF INFORMATION is written there. Specially written for someone to read. I'm about waiting 24h for announcements and other amazing informing of players aka 2 sentence in news without details.

I don't give a F about information here. It says it all and it happens. Bams appear during whole weekend. They are appearing, if you are playing you can see that.

GG, POP, Ace, all can be done under 1 hour, even under 30 mins if have higher gear than Guardian, all rewarding as heck. Also Ultra effects them too, so yeah that alone rewarding as heck.

World Bosses with Ultra buff, couple of seconds, a whole lotta stuff.

Dungeons, a whole lotta stuff.

Hall of Shame, a whole lotta credits.

Bams here and there as fillers, nice balance loots and also ez pz cause Ultra Hyper stuff.

What else people want? What else to complain about?

I am trying not to say harsh stuff :angry:

PS: Not referring to you @StitchedSoul, just many others.
LesbianVi wrote: »
What else do you people want? This bam event was schedule for whole weekend and it is nicely done.

Yup, because the BAMs have been spawning the entire time. Sure, why not.
Spacecats wrote: »
Ahh I see there was a problem with the settings. Sorry about this guys I'll make an in-game announcement and extend this feature of the rewards event until 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 21).

Aww Spacecats, You're so awesome <3
Vi read again. IN TERMS OF INFORMATION is written there. Specially written for someone to read.
Ahh I see there was a problem with the settings. Sorry about this guys I'll make an in-game announcement and extend this feature of the rewards event until 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 21).
Spacecats wrote: »
The majority of items have been delivered but please allow a little more time for outliers. For instance some of the donations we received had no messages attached to them telling us what they were for, which means we have to go through the manual process of reaching out to those donors and getting their info.

Yes I....think I was one of those people. @BearShoes spoke to me during the stream to verify my existence. I understand it being delayed because of that, I was just nervous it went to someone else like Ohh noo lol. Thanks Space for answering me.
RK9 like all 3 and 4-stars should have the chance for extra items to drop. This is in addition to the triple drop chance increase.
The majority of items have been delivered but please allow a little more time for outliers. For instance some of the donations we received had no messages attached to them telling us what they were for, which means we have to go through the manual process of reaching out to those donors and getting their info.
This event is good, bams happen often, I saw players were pointing them when I was running stuff with alts. 2 times during that time. also it is weekend. also there are triple drop which is rewarding as heck. Also hyper boom boom on IOD bams.

What else do you people want? This bam event was schedule for whole weekend and it is nicely done.

It could be better? Yep it could be, the whole creation of mankind could also be better.
I have feeling 417 isn't enough. It's an old itlvl . It can be that mid BAMs need 429 itlvl. And no guarantee it will drop elixir. It has chance tho.
In terms of information this weekend and these events are utter disrespecting garbage.
We have loads of threads about servers. Why not to read the post above your? Main information was there already said.
As addition:
FF- pvp
CH - rp/e.r.p/cute elins.
"best server" is a very subjective definition. For someone best is active in pvp, for another in pve, for rest RP.
How one can tell you what is best for ypu??
Each server has literally loads of guilds. You can only try them and find out.
What is actually annoying about this game is the staff thinks players have nothing better to do than to stare at their damn screen all day long. Not to mention people do have a life and they tend to log on and off at different times during the day. So to be fair to the entire population especially the folks that PAY for this game on a month to month basis. IT would be nice for once to get a proper heads up on events. "Oh we'll broadcast it to let you guys know when an event is going on".. When you do broadcast it can be EASILY MISSED. The broadcast really is not dramatic or big in text at all it fades away really fast as well. I can't count how many times I've missed the broadcast and I was ACTUALLY playing at the time. So around 80% of the population doesn't see it. The 10-20% that do only a handful of them start up groups and recruit in global chat which has been the only effective way most of us have relied on. I can only imagine how many people were clueless tonight that an event was even going on. Most of these people were probably in dungeons or battlegrounds at the time.

Like what is so hard about notifying the players in advance when an upcoming event is going to happen, and do so by adding it to the welcome message or perhaps even the installer when ENTERING the game? EVERY OTHER mmo does THIS! I was logged in for CU, and after it was finished I had NO IDEA that an event was going to take place so I went afk in game to go and eat dinner, and here I am coming into the end of the event with one bam left. THANK YOU Enmasse for the heads up!!! Thanks for allowing the BAMs to have low health when everyone has 80% reduced cd's. Smart move on your end. One of the guilds on TR was abusing this event by killing the BAMS as fast as they could not warning global chat to wait for people to tag it. At least that's what I heard that happened because I missed majority of the event. I bet 80% of the population missed out on this event. Thank you! Thanks! I wish for once you guys would actually listen to the players when it comes to this absurdly lackluster approach on your events and finally do something about warning the players properly. Many people in my large guild knew nothing about it. Broadcasting DOES NOT work!


How many of you were fortunate to walk away with those event rewards tonight? *less than 10 percent of the population raises their hand*

SMDH

I hear your frustration on the BAM hunting events. We don't know when they start. We don't know when they end. We don't know how many BAMs there are.

But how many could reap the rewards of the event? Everyone. Because it's so much more than a BAM event. Killing IoD BAMs has never been so easy or fun. Leveling is fast beyond belief. Every boss in every dungeon--including dungeons that usually are not included, like Harrowhold and Pit of Petrax--explodes in a pinata of things.

As to knowing that something was going on this weekend? It's been on a newspost in the launcher since Wed. There were multiple announcements in the forums about this weekend being the big weekend for weeks, all related to the Extra life event. It's been on Twitch and Twitter and Discord.

I'm not sure what unfortunate set of coincidences led to none of your guild knowing about this, but EME have done a reasonable job of making sure that people knew to keep an eye on this weekend.

I am so, so sorry that your day was so frustrating. I hope you can find value and fun in one of the other aspects of this event.
No we can't!
"Take or leave" politics of present crew is forever. No one cares what do you want.
It's your trouble that you have to sit 24h online to know that you missed event.

Sadly.
Lynxzer wrote: »
Melyodis wrote: »
some times i wonder if you all think about everything part of this game and the impact it will have guilds this was not a fair cu and imagine even a cu bam deing in in not even a full minute you broke all hell lose and those meme slashers had fun today ty eme for a job well done ty ty ty

......

you realize everyone got the UHFT buff for 80% cdr inside CU? as part of this weekend event??

*Everyone!*.. so how can that be unfair? lool.. just lol

(AND btw It's not a hack) :^)

It's less about everyone getting the buff and more about that it prompted people to memeslash since they had an even lower CD on dreamslash. Happened on FF CU.
Melyodis wrote: »
some times i wonder if you all think about everything part of this game and the impact it will have guilds this was not a fair cu and imagine even a cu bam deing in in not even a full minute you broke all hell lose and those meme slashers had fun today ty eme for a job well done ty ty ty

......

you realize everyone got the UHFT buff for 80% cdr inside CU? as part of this weekend event??

*Everyone!*.. so haw can that be unfair? lool.. just lol

(AND btw It's not a hack) :^)
oh yes babe, we are still down.

/cheers
Likely because of the BAM event. And we probably won't be compensated since it was just FF; as frustrating as that might be.
TheDarkWan wrote: »
We could have been hacked or something

Nope just unstable weak Servers.... this is the 2nd day in a row where FF is down and all others are up. I want a free transfer.....
We could have been hacked or something
I couldn't get in any other server too, but now I can but not FF
Check server status. FF crashed over 7 minutes ago...
While fighting the last boss in Llith's Keep normal, all the members just stopped moving and died. After I died purposely and returned to town, they all went offline.

Can someone please explain to me what just happened?...the internet connection was fine btw.
Make it perm plz for the love of odin make it perm, we are finally having fun.
Calur wrote: »
It seems like they all crashed

Check Server status , its just FF again...
I play on MT as well. As soon as it happened I wasn't able to access any of the servers; the topic was made before server status for FF showed it down. I posted too soon because I was able to access MT right after posting. My bad.
lol this game in general getting a compensation is a joke
Is FF gonna be compensated for the second day in a row the server going down on an event? time lost- items lost.
You know what isn't funny? I was actually wining a FWC diamond match for a change. But you'll never see them crash on some 25 archdevan oil match, no sir.
Calur wrote: »
It seems like they all crashed

Check Server status , its just FF again...
Nope just FF is down. The funny part is the last time this happened I got a free Ghili run because I got my loot but it crashed without registering I had entered.
Ive lost another gillie run now cause of this. Finished it and everything, disconnected right when i was bout to get my loot.... this is beyond frustrating...
Honestly, i'm just about to leave Tera in general since it never feels like the staff of this game actually care instead they wanna sit around and eat whatever type of food on a stream instead of actually carrying about their game they are getting paid for doing
It seems like they all crashed
Just like yesterday. My demands for a free server transfer have now been increased to a free server transfer and 20 diamonds for this grave injustice.
Again it looks like.
Fey Forest down?
Woah thats savage! I play since release also and I don't think sharing something fresh is a bad idea :3
What? Should I post something standard that everyone knows by now? I put these into [Basic] section of my vids.
I'm not saying that you should use the combo in every situation, but knowledge that something like this is possible makes you more versatile in 1v1 scenarios which happen. If you analyze the vid you will notice many intresting things like cable>smite going off cd in time for another rotation, whipsaw used to stagger right as someone gets up. Theres no need to just copy everything as it is, but apply those facts into your gameplay whenever. Relax my friend, learning something new isn't a bad thing. :)
Syndrica wrote: »
https://youtube.com/watch?v=xjz1fau_Ssg

Root, slayer backhand, slayer kick, mystic sleep... no effect. From Tera EU. Not sure if NA was affected by this.

yes this is pretty much every fwc when the reward is 2x diamonds. Half of the other team is immune to stuns or gets out of stuns/kd immediately
yeah idk this is the first ever event i've actually been angry enough to complain about. like?? why the [filtered] hype up an event like this if it's going to be this sporadic and this poorly handled? gms BARELY communicated with us as to times/places. i should not miss 3/4 of a spawn slot because i decided to do one golden labyrinth. i don't even know bams are out until i see lfgs.

loot is fantastic, the event is fine as long as you get lucky enough to be free in the very short time periods it happens. i know i'm not entitled to free [filtered] and we're lucky to have gotten this event at all, but the poor communication and lack of regard for your playerbase is getting extremely old. this [filtered] feels like dashcon all over again. i used to really look forward to these events purely for the opportunity to fight long-removed bosses, but i definitely don't think i'll be bothering with these events in the future, no matter how good the nostalgia may feel
I've never been yelled at for my healing, and I quite enjoy healing trap runs.
To make matters worse.. this event was held as a result of the players handing out donations.. Yes donations went to a great cause, but there was incentive behind it as well. Due to your lack of warning the players and a awful attempt at planning this event a lot of the players that did donate have now missed out. THANKSSSSS!!
What is actually annoying about this game is the staff thinks players have nothing better to do than to stare at their damn screen all day long. Not to mention people do have a life and they tend to log on and off at different times during the day. So to be fair to the entire population especially the folks that PAY for this game on a month to month basis. IT would be nice for once to get a proper heads up on events. "Oh we'll broadcast it to let you guys know when an event is going on".. When you do broadcast it can be EASILY MISSED. The broadcast really is not dramatic or big in text at all it fades away really fast as well. I can't count how many times I've missed the broadcast and I was ACTUALLY playing at the time. So about 80% of the population doesn't see it. The 20% that do only a handful of them start up groups and recruit in global chat which has been the only effective way most of us have relied on. I can only imagine how many people were clueless tonight that an event was even going on. Most of these people were probably in dungeons or battlegrounds at the time.

Like what is so hard about notifying the players in advance when an upcoming event is going to happen, and do so by adding it to the welcome message or perhaps even the installer when ENTERING the game? EVERY OTHER mmo does THIS! I was logged in for CU, and after it was finished I had NO IDEA that an event was going to take place so I went afk in game to go and eat dinner, and here I am coming into the end of the event with one bam left. THANK YOU Enmasse for the heads up!!! Thanks for allowing the BAMs to have low health when everyone has 80% reduced cd's. Smart move on your guys end. One of the guilds on TR was abusing this event by killing the BAMS as fast as they could not warning global chat to wait for people to tag it. At least that's what I heard that happened because I missed majority of the event. I bet 80% of the population missed out on this event. Thank you! Thanks! I wish for once you guys would actually listen to the players when it comes to this absurdly lackluster approach on your events and finally do something about warning the players properly. Broadcasting DOES NOT work!


How many of you were fortunate to walk away with those event rewards tonight? *less than 20 percent of the population raises their hand*

SMDH
LXM6H9H4JH wrote: »
ElinLove wrote: »
I think November 30 is a confirmed date tho.
Catservant wrote: »
It says Nov 30 th in the graphic for the news post.

Maybe I'm too much of a cynic, or maybe this is just another example of less than stellar communications from EME, but the lack of any announcement beyond the date in a picture is why I went with tentative.
It's the confirmed date. They already mentioned when they'd have the other announcement beyond the date as well. You're being too cynical indeed.

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ElinLove wrote: »
I think November 30 is a confirmed date tho.
Catservant wrote: »
It says Nov 30 th in the graphic for the news post.

Maybe I'm too much of a cynic, or maybe this is just another example of less than stellar communications from EME, but the lack of any announcement beyond the date in a picture is why I went with tentative.

I'll happy to be wrong though, and that being a firm date. It would certainly fit with a weekend long leveling event, along with their now seemingly usual Thursday patch for any such events.
This is coming from a day one reaper release player who plagued VoT for years...
Quite frankly, the combos in these videos are horrible. Is this some kind of mis-information attempt? Is the game in such a [filtered] poor state these days that people just go into stealth and wait for CDs on Reapers now? Dude, Putting yourself in a position where all your skill are on CD hoping someone doesn't knock you out of stealth is a bad thing... a BAD thing. Please, go quietly into the night (and pull those videos down). Not only are they not helpful to new guys, they are indeed generally bad ideas for anything out of 1vs1ing a moving punching bad (like the one in your video).
Originally I was worried, but it ended up being fun. It should be an extremely rare thing since we get this type of event once or twice a year.
Catservant wrote: »
LXM6H9H4JH wrote: »
The EU news post has no relation to what will happen in the NA region.

Anyway, the latest info about the character slot that I'm aware of about it is the following:
https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/comment/188237/#Comment_188237
Max character slots will increase to 18, and we'll be giving out a free character slot voucher as a login reward (one per account) in order to unlock it. If you're capped out on a server, make sure you log into one of your characters before making your Gunner so you can use that voucher and get your free slot.

There also is no release date announced for the class yet as such, as far as I'm aware. Nov 22 being when more details are to be revealed, and a tentative Nov 30 for it going live. (If you go by the date in the splash screen anyway.)

It says Nov 30 th in the graphic for the news post.

also says 30th on the login screen from launcher , and as for the character slot enmasse na have always from my memory issued it in to your inventory/mail (no code required) when logging in on that time required and spacey said theyd be doing the same this time , don't know any time an eu gameforge code worked here
Ardire wrote: »
you sound like a white mom getting angry at a mcdonalds cashier

XDDDD funny
wrote:
ty job well done ty ty ty

LXM6H9H4JH wrote: »
The EU news post has no relation to what will happen in the NA region.

Anyway, the latest info about the character slot that I'm aware of about it is the following:
https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/comment/188237/#Comment_188237
Max character slots will increase to 18, and we'll be giving out a free character slot voucher as a login reward (one per account) in order to unlock it. If you're capped out on a server, make sure you log into one of your characters before making your Gunner so you can use that voucher and get your free slot.

There also is no release date announced for the class yet as such, as far as I'm aware. Nov 22 being when more details are to be revealed, and a tentative Nov 30 for it going live. (If you go by the date in the splash screen anyway.)

It says Nov 30 th in the graphic for the news post.
TY for the vid--this is fun to see.
you sound like a white mom getting angry at a mcdonalds cashier
some times i wonder if you all think about everything part of this game and the impact it will have guilds this was not a fair cu and imagine even a cu bam deing in in not even a full minute you broke all hell lose and those meme slashers had fun today ty eme for a job well done ty ty ty
So we were told there would be announcements? No announcements are happening in game. It's pure luck if we find the BAMS

That said, this is a minor problem compared to what I was concerned would happen with this weekend.

Whatever Spcacats did to make the loot pinatas happen...it is appreciated.
phantazum wrote: »
Did you just make a video of you cheating and post it to the forums or is 99% cooldown reduction a legit thing.

......

You know, I honestly don't know how to respond to that.
TL;DR

If you wanna get better, PvP more and actually pay attention to what's going on when you do so.
I'd argue that pumped is giving bad advice in general >_>... I-framing plague will at least guarantee the priest some CD time before they can try it again. it's not like a priest can out run a reaper in any context anyhow. It's pretty safe to just ignore a priest trying to mess with you and then to just lump them in a few AOE sets when they come in to try and purify the good old whipsaw heal debuff on whomever you're actually fighting...

Honestly, the only thing you really should be doing to get better at PvP is literally playing the game... not talking to people, not strategizing, not theorizing, just playing the game. Attempt to PK anyone you run into, making sure to try something a little different every time (if you don't already just whip them anyhow). This isn't sarcasm, I'm not being facetious. You will learn things you can't learn from thinking it over or talking to others... I played reaper for about 2.5 years straight, ranked #1 skyring, top 4 everything else, still considered a legend in OW PvP on my old server (haven't played in nearly 2 years now).

Why am I saying this? Because you can count out a warrior's CD on backstab, or a zerker's charge time on thunder strike, or hope to iframe a plague by dodging just slightly before it's halfway to you... OR you can get a feel for it by encountering the situations so many times it feels like muscle memory to just dodge at the right time, or even to preempt likely combos because you already know what skills your enemy has up just from having been near them for the last minute or so. To get a feel for what your CDs are and to know what possible combos or sub routines in a combo you have available to you at any given increment of a battle. To know the scope and edges of all your hitboxes and more importantly your opponent's...

These are the kind of things you won't learn by thinking about them, you start to feel them out subconsciously after enough encounters. The true genius players all had one thing in common, they PvPed consistently and they didn't care who they fought.
Please report them (by filing a ticket) so they can be banned and also to draw more attention to the issue.
Dvsv wrote: »
Same here
It's a routing issue..

That's indeed what it is. It would help a lot if everyone who is impacted could follow the instructions here so they can figure out what everyone impacted has in common:

https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/18831/keep-submitting-diags
It's getting on my nerves a little honestly. I can't even play in peace without the bullcrap.
Let me just add on, I wouldn't care if people were using the megaphone, however, this particular person is spilling nothing but hate speech.
Same here
It's a routing issue..
Looks like people are spamming it like insanity on Tempest Reach *Sigh*
HLK76PFWXT wrote: »
All i know is that on other regions the vanguard credits have x3 more value in gold even with the double bonus on NA because the shop was not updated yet.. and on top of that they also have 100% keen motes so this makes no sense at all. And the enchanting materials are no longer tradeable which means that sooner or later we will swim in a sea of non tradeable enchanting materials.

And for example there is this crafting potion that costs 1.5k vanguard points and it restores 4k crafting points but it sells for 11k at the broker while niveots cost 400 vanguard points and sell for 2k gold when on NA the best money maker is the crystal niveot which costs 400 vanguard points and sells for 350g or less so that is almost 1/3 gold income even with the double bonus added...

So how is NA better and why we should not receive any improvements? I am puzzled.


Receiving more stuff from dailies make your progress faster, that's the benefit.
Never in my days have I seen that code pop up , and I have no idea what is causing it. Tried checking out with paypal, the money is in my account but I constantly get this 119 code. I looked at the page it transferred me to and there is no info on this error anywhere. Turns out it's a State Error, but the EMP page is not letting me select my state.
JXE5356AKE wrote: »
LesbianVi wrote: »
Why exclude mats? I dont know why ppl complain about this stuff.

If its easier to get gear you have more time to enjoy the dungeon/raid content. Which is the shining point of the game.

nope, ppl get their gear, they afk and won't run stuff. 5 years of NA Tera thought us that. Last patch was the finest example how fast a patch can die.

Again, you make umbrella assumptions about the playerbase. There are indeed people who afk after they get gear. There is also a population of people that actively run after max gear to push their damage or gear other alts.
There are also people who would not gear without the events due to time constraints or other reasons, good or bad, that will play more now that they have gear. On the flip side, there are people who will remain afk regardless of events.
I'm not arguing saying there should be a ton of mats, some amounts are fine. There are going to be pros and cons of everything and EME has to find some balance. There are not ONLY cons for giving away mats, just like there are not only pros to this new enchanting system.
edit: typo

It's more of a statistical statement than assumption. It has happened many times before, that giving out materials in loads during events ended up in people rushing gearing process, hoarding endless amounts of said materials, which in turn makes their price plummet and screws economy, and then people let the gearing dungeons and even endgame ones go stale, because they all ran it so quickly right at the start of a patch.
I still remember Mongos MWA tons that I ended up saving some for like ~3 patches of MWs, since I couldn't do any decent money from them. That was actually the exact reason why when new gearing patch hit, they were sold for 1 token each, but bought at 10 each (it's that conversion, isn't it?)

I agree that giving out some materials during events is not hurtful, the balance of amount of rewards during the event would be the key.
Give nothing/too few and people complain it was useless, give too much and here we go again on same old same old.
Specially being a timed event that won't be repeating too much, you can go a bit more wild on rewards, since people won't be able to simply hoard stuff there or farm the event nonstop like they did with Mongos.

-Now comes a bit of my opinion on the deal- There seems to be too much of a mentality that dungeons are just the tools to get gear, and once you got it, done. AFK. I see the dungeons differently, I see them exactly as what I want to do for fun, so I don't ever bother way too much with gearing quickly, or even past mid tier. I've been a mid tier player pretty much ever since I stopped sucking at the game, and still run the normal mode gearing dungeons after my mid tier set is complete and perfect. Different mindsets.
Dont VG credits suck anyway? I mean ppl do IOD for the mats/tokens right?

Or am i missing somethign about VG credits?

It's not just the VG credits, it's every reward that was (don't know if it still is) doubled compared to EU.
Just to say, the reason we don't have 100% drop on these motes in the first place is because our region has double-vanguard rewards and double vanguard items compared to other regions. That was the sort of trade-off that resulted in our regular situation. So this weekend aside, I'm not sure if I'd want to lose the doubling aspect just to gain this instead.

That would make sense if the credits had value and gaining the double would make a difference but the shop is not updated properly nor it will get updated in the next 3-4months and the credits have almost no value as in crystal niveots selling for 350g or less as in the best money maker and compared to other regions we are actually getting less gold even with the double bonus because there are regions with normal vanguard points but them having x7 more value in gold ( and i am not kidding.. there is this crafter potion that costs 1500 vanguard points and it sells for 11k at the broker since it restores 4k crafting points while we have niveot crystals that cost 400points and sell for 350g or less so even with the double bonus we are at 2800g vs 11k gold so we still get only 30% gold income and even without the crafting potions the niveot crystals sell 2k gold so that is 2800g vs 8k gold). On top of that, the enchanting materials are no longer tradeable so getting double of them sure is nice but sooner or later most of us will swim in a sea of non tradeable enchanting materials ( what we do get is double golden talents but the economy dropped so much and the interest is so low to buy/sell/craft/enchant because of the harsh ways to gain gold that even the double talents no difference ).

So once again.. why not lose the double bonus for keen motes? The bonus gives less gold and materials that are not tradeable.
I've been spamming gg, fwc, and leveling an alt throughout the day and haven't disconnected randomly once. There have been a few lag spikes for me though.
Media interview at Bluehole G-Star booth. Hyung Jun Kin PD. (source http://www.thisisgame.com/webzine/news/nboard/4/?n=77543 )

1> Why Steampunk?
One person told me "MMORPG shouldn't run around on field anymore". I couldn't remove all that but when I was looking for new contents I thought Steampunk would be nice. So I researched the meaning of Steampunk and looked up several books and all that but couldn't understand the true meaning of it.
The biggest reason to pick Steampunk was tried to be look differently. Also when people says I don't know what this game is, then we could just say it is because Steampunk when there are magic and machine comes out together.

2> How do you think about developing MMORPG in current slugging state of PC online gaming market?
I'm in this developing PC game for long time now and couldn't predict this was happenings.
At this stage, developing PC game is quite difficult. Smart phone game takes less time to develop. When mobile and PC game start develop at same time, mobile game comes out first when PC game is in middle of development. When I see mobile games making progress I kinda feel depressing.

3> Current state of development?
Around 60~70%. Had to delay CBT schedule a bit.

4> How many CBT is planned?
One in December then one more in next year. Official opening in 2018 is current goal.

5> Can we ride flying ship at when?
You can reach max level cap in 6 hours (in CBT). We included quest to get used to how to flying ship as well. Like dodge bullets and hunting monsters.

6> What do you want to say about 1st CBT?
World quest was one of most difficult stuff to make. It happens at lots of situations so you can enjoy the unique event every time you find it. Because players are sitting in front of PC for long while playing this game, we especially put more attention to PvP and RvR. Also flying your own ship is strength of this game so please enjoy it.

7> What to look from 1st CBT?
We are in 3rd year of developing this game, so I told my team "try to be big Well-made game". I'm expecting to see several problem during the CBT. Had to check how server doing when hundreds of ships flying around. For now, we will do best to check every possible problem that can happen in test. There are still lot to do like customising contents and tasks to finish. Because there are lots of unique fun and equally lots of special bugs.

8> What about "customising"? can you explain a bit deeper?
In old times, each developer had to make one quest each, but that will reach physical limit quite fast. There are 8 "G-Quest". Which will create the quest depends on your current position. If you like hunting more, then game will create more hunting quest.
As for skills, you can change single or multi target, change elements and such.
You can even change looks of your ship. So this game offers lots of choice to have. Quests and Instance dungeon will be able to customise as well.

9> Difference between World and G-Quest?
World quest is like racing, Battle Royal or other mini games. They are lot different to G-Quest.

10> If there are big RvR and customising contents, are we there to expect lots of server problem and higher PC requirements?
We are already expecting big server problem but try to minimise it much as possible. For the requirements, we are expecting i5 and GTX 970 (as minimum?).

11> When can we play RvR?
You can pick your faction from level 28. So you can play RvR from that level.

12> What about Fortress battle?
There is no fortress battle in CBT. Fortress battle is kind of conquering land to rule concept. There will be huge flying ship which will become airship carrier. One of faction will control huge airship and invade other faction's fortress to battle. Right now we just build basic stuff for fortress battle. Because it is huge ship, there will be lots of guns and machine guns.

13> It is kinda new with flying ship and that, what was hard to make it?
Balance is biggest concern when we developing it. There is no huge gaps between man and ship. If robot or ship is too strong, it will be just one sided game and no fun from playing it. Depends on how do you play, even on foot you can win against robots or flying ship.
We are thinking "Time" is very important factor in developing game. Like leveling up and control your ship is different stuff to do and hard to combine them into one. In this game, leveling and contents progress happen all in one time.

14> Can you hijack opponents flying ship?
Yes. Invade other faction and able to get on enemy flying ship as well. But cannot be doing that in normal field.

15> How about raid and PvE?

There will be huge raid boss. You will be on ship while defeating it. So naturally you will be on ship while doing raid. There will be more machine civilisation in end game and raid boss too will be machine.

16> Seems like difficult to control a huge ship that requires 75 people.
For control it, someone who knows better (to order around) have to do it. Normally when we made RvR, there was no method to control players. But on the ship, there is lots of ways to control what players can do on ship. We can provide many kinds of ship - assault or max speed etc.

17> Can ship can travel long distances?
Basically they can travel long distances but it will take long time to get to destination as well. You can warp between outpost/town and summon ship to minimise travel time.

18> Because there are flying ships which does not restricted to be on field, there must be lots to do in game.
There will be task to hunt down flying monsters and PvP which can be used flying ships to enjoy. Ship is also needed for gathering so isn't just for hunting as well. You can even get off from ship and move around on feet too.

19> Ship can be broken?
If it take damage then yes. Can crash and break down so you will have to fix it later.

20> What is there to customise ship?
Currently there is not much to do in CBT version. Changing tail wing, body ornament, replace machine guns, change colors etc. Depends on parts, attack power and defence rating will change. We will also have plan to include ship crew (NPC) as well.

21> We think it will be important to balance faction power.
You can pick your faction near level cap. We will adjust the balance when that happens. It will be difficult to balance faction power in live service but for now we will do that with help of monsters. For example, if one faction become stronger, monsters will target stronger faction more than other faction players.

22> What is there for social contents?
There will be gathering and crafting to do. You can have house from level 30. You can place pond, farming field and living place in house. You can also rise farm animals. It will be possible for enemy players to invade house as well. You cannot pillage house or steal things from it from there though.

23> Feels like there should be more action to do in game.
Unlike others, we are developing game to have less action. Because mechanical targeting system can make players unhappy and tedious. Game will automatically target enemies and all you have to do is just watch character do attack without clicking.

24> Why use Unreal Engine 3? (where there is UE4)
This game is developed in free developing environment in Bluehole. We can achieve lots with doing what we wanted to do. The reason to use UE3 was if we change engine to newest system, we had to adjust our technology to it. Which takes time and that will lead to longer develop time. Rather than bring in higher grade graphics, we focused to give players special experience.

25> We can see frame rate drops in teaser video and also demo got long loading time as well.
Optimisation is on top priority of out team. CBT version will have less loading time than G-Star version.
Also in trailer, there is scene that use mouse to play game and that is the reason might people see it (moving mouse) as frame rate drops.
We know 100 of players on the every kind of ship will have impact on frame rate drops. But we are make sure everything goes smoothly in game much as possible.

26> Because TERA and PUBG was huge success in oversea, what is targeting market?
We tries to remove much stuff as possible that can give negative feeling from Korean made games. We tried not to game to have local (national) colors in game. We check it rigorously from early stages of development, and same goes to PUBG as well.

27> What payment system will be in?
None of that will become game breaking. There will be no PAY-to-WIN stuff. If this game gets good feedback, then we might add special looking ship or furniture to sell.

28> Fun to stream game playing video?
Since we are on same company as PUBG, there is world quest that expect players to fight each other in sudden death rules. If players die in that event, he/she can become ghost and can see battle field as observer.

29> What is goal of this game?
We hope to have some competitive power with this game. I wish this game should have much better reviews but also to have good experience with technical matters with special server setups, new tries and challenges.

30> What do you mean by special server?
Like other games test server, we are planning to provide server with different balance system. With that we could find new possibilities.

31> Did you prepared for global service too?
NA, EU and Japan are already made deal with publishers. Russia is currently in negotiation.

32> Will there be console version?
There is team specialised in console port. Can easily switch in same engine. We also have interest in mobile platform as well.

33> Since there are lots of contents, how do you manage with update?
It is easy to update. Because there are lots of modular contents that is well designed. Also there is no level difference in field so not many are going to waste as well (because of level difference). We expect this game to be on long run so designed the game accordingly.

34> Lastly...
This game is special challenge for us so we needed lots of courage. There are lots of failure as well so if you find this game is not to be expected, please be generous.
It is difficult to make game on PC platform, but this game is developed with strong will by Bluehole. To have users play this game, we think it is important to provide lots of experience as much as possible.
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phantazum wrote: »
I do think they would do well to release male exclusive classes available to more than one race though.

Baby steps, dood, baby steps.
It was active during CU last time as the CU map is considered "Overworld", which is why things like Rampage from Brawler still knock up (even though it doesn't in Battlegrounds)

So yes...It will be active...you can go in yourself and see
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ElinLove wrote: »
Hyper thingy never on for PVP, only open world and PVE.
Otherwise it would be quite stupid to have gunners going Balder's every... how long it takes for them to CD off that thing on hyper time, valks doing their memeslash style crap but without any exploits just plain CD down and all.

it will be on for cu today

A big mistake for a PvP contest.
Same here, DC every 15 min no exception, i lost a lot of runs on Ace dungeons.


ElinLove wrote: »
ElinLove wrote: »
Hyper thingy never on for PVP, only open world and PVE.
Otherwise it would be quite stupid to have gunners going Balder's every... how long it takes for them to CD off that thing on hyper time, valks doing their memeslash style crap but without any exploits just plain CD down and all.

it will be on for cu today

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the heck En Masse doing...

LOL, ur not hype?
ElinLove wrote: »
Hyper thingy never on for PVP, only open world and PVE.
Otherwise it would be quite stupid to have gunners going Balder's every... how long it takes for them to CD off that thing on hyper time, valks doing their memeslash style crap but without any exploits just plain CD down and all.

it will be on for cu today

?
??
????
the heck En Masse doing...
ElinLove wrote: »
Hyper thingy never on for PVP, only open world and PVE.
Otherwise it would be quite stupid to have gunners going Balder's every... how long it takes for them to CD off that thing on hyper time, valks doing their memeslash style crap but without any exploits just plain CD down and all.

it will be on for cu today
Hyper thingy never on for PVP, only open world and PVE.
Otherwise it would be quite stupid to have gunners going Balder's every... how long it takes for them to CD off that thing on hyper time, valks doing their memeslash style crap but without any exploits just plain CD down and all.
Curious, what is it this time?
Myself, friends and acquaintances are disconnecting at random every 15m or so.
Mockery, did you actually downgrade the servers?
Pathetic, every event is the same.
Novalitus wrote: »
Yeah... I know right?
Kinda sad it takes an event like this to make some classes actually enjoyable and worth playing lol.

wrong
I think its actually more rare that a game makes classes mostly available to all races. Not even wow did that. Costs to much, production takes longer, content rolls out slower. Bad business. Elins are the most popular race, and for good reason, so it does make sense to cater to them.

I do think they would do well to release male exclusive classes available to more than one race though.
Novalitus wrote: »
yeah BHS is c ompany and they want money but damn...
What happened to the development's creativity/imagination/lust to do something different??!

Every other game is able to make new classes for ALL races. Other than laziness there's literally no excuse not to do it.

play black desert if you think i is only in tera you can see this

and i remember in lineage 2 the new race got exclusive class for them ;)
LesbianVi wrote: »
Why exclude mats? I dont know why ppl complain about this stuff.

If its easier to get gear you have more time to enjoy the dungeon/raid content. Which is the shining point of the game.

nope, ppl get their gear, they afk and won't run stuff. 5 years of NA Tera thought us that. Last patch was the finest example how fast a patch can die.

Again, you make umbrella assumptions about the playerbase. There are indeed people who afk after they get gear. There is also a population of people that actively run after max gear to push their damage or gear other alts.
There are also people who would not gear without the events due to time constraints or other reasons, good or bad, that will play more now that they have gear. On the flip side, there are people who will remain afk regardless of events.
I'm not arguing saying there should be a ton of mats, some amounts are fine. There are going to be pros and cons of everything and EME has to find some balance. There are not ONLY cons for giving away mats, just like there are not only pros to this new enchanting system.
edit: typo
yeah BHS is c ompany and they want money but damn...
What happened to the development's creativity/imagination/lust to do something different??!

Every other game is able to make new classes for ALL races. Other than laziness there's literally no excuse not to do it.
Yeah... I know right?
Kinda sad it takes an event like this to make some classes actually enjoyable and worth playing lol.
Alas, Still waiting on my Pheonix mount. Sent an email and heard nothing. Was really hoping to have it for this event weekend.
Well thats fun.
Why exclude mats? I dont know why ppl complain about this stuff.

If its easier to get gear you have more time to enjoy the dungeon/raid content. Which is the shining point of the game.

nope, ppl get their gear, they afk and won't run stuff. 5 years of NA Tera thought us that. Last patch was the finest example how fast a patch can die.
i hope to spam ultime attack :3
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