1. #6361
    Quote Originally Posted by Iryne View Post
    I just got my slayer to level 21 and started to get group quests. The problem is... the community. First time I turned off my area chat on starting island and everytime I turn it on it is just... Blegh! ... and then I turn it off. I do not want to see that culmination of stupidity.

    But now I'm a bit stuck with those quests. I shoud try to find group and since I do not have any IRL friend playing this game I should use the area chat, but I really do not want t group with any of them. I do not want to talk to that chat or see it. Can I just follow the red quests or will it also demand grouping at some point? I also noticed that all upgrades would be coming from those group things. Will I be ok if I just go on and drop quests that I can not solo?

    It is MMO... I know, but you have seen that chat... have you? >_>
    Just so you know, those group quests aren't really "group" quests. They are just quests involving BAMs. The level 21 range ones (basilisks, kumas, and naga) are all quite easy to kill solo as a warrior so I would bet its easy as a slayer also.

    @Lane
    Your soloing of bams definitely isn't over. I don't think I did either of those (I actually don't remember seeing them even), but I did do the vulcans and storm lizards over in desert area which were both mid 30s, neither of which is all that bad, though I would say the vulcans are definitely easier. I've also solo'd some BAMs near Acarum which were 42 (I think). Though I have to say, while fun, solo'ing bams doesn't seem to really reward you enough for your effort
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Has anyone had difficulty soloing BAMs post-Arcadia? I found the ones in Basilisk Crag to be extremely melee unfriendly to put it mildly. Even in a group, as a slayer, my dodge was perpetually on cooldown and it seemed impossible to avoid all the attacks of Orlisks and Basilisks especially. I thought the basilisks would be easier since they were something I was used to, but the ones in the crag seem to have significantly increased attack speeds.

    I haven't gotten to this point yet, but a slayer friend said he had great difficulty soloing the Mistmoor Nagas as well. We're both just wondering if our days of soloing BAMs are over or if the early 30s are just a bad patch of BAMs for melee?

    I have to say I'm burned out on BAMs after the seemingly endless chains to kill 5+ of each type of them at the end of Basilisk Crag. Even in a group it took quite a long time to complete those. I haven't even really tried to solo the Arcadia BAMs on alts. It's all well and good the first time through when the experience is new and it's a test of mettle, but now it's like do I really want to spend 10-15 minutes per mob or just get a group so I can get through these quests faster?



    I had something like this happen so I ended up spending about the next hour leveling up my gathering professions. Once or twice is kind of expected, even on "easy" nodes, but it was turning into 6+ failures per node and it was driving me insane. I was like, "OMG pick the damn plant already!"
    bams get a lot worst especially the naga at mistmoor Island, even if you're used to a particular type of bam you're gonna be in for a surprise. At the moment I don't plan to solo anymore bams until max level simply because dying and losing crystals is expensive.

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    Patch Notes!

    And thank god the chat bug is fixed!

    New Stuff and Changes
    • For players who weren't already wise to the Looking for Group window (Y) and LFG chat channel, LFG will be added to the general chat channel upon reaching level 18.
    • Default setting for party loot rolls has changed to "rare" and "class-specific".
    • There is now a clock in the lower right-hand corner of the game screen. Now you have no excuse for not knowing that you've been playing all night.
    • The images for other guilds' emblems are no longer stored on your hard drive. You'll have to download pictures elsewhere.
    • In preparation of the upcoming vanarch elections, many specialty shopkeepers, trainers and tradebrokers are taking a vacation. You'll have to petition your local elected officials to get them back to work.
    • Selected guards in Velika, Allemantheia, and Kaiator will now give directions to certain locations and NPCs within their cities if asked nicely.
    • When receiving or completing a reputation quest, the quest will now display which faction is awarding the reputation.
    • The world map will now show green markers where you can pick up daily quests.
    • The limit for the amount of money a player can spend on a single item at the trade broker has been raised to 990,000 gold. Better save your pennies.
    • You can now preview costume items in your Inventory or at the Brokerage by right-clicking them while holding down the CTRL button. So go ahead and take a look at your bad self.
    • There are now three enchanting tutorial quests—two at level 25 and one at level 48. You'll be enchanted, we're sure.
    • All mount skills now reactivate in one second. Pony up.
    • The baby blue horn giant toad you must escort now has five times its former HP. That's one bad-ass toad.
    • In the Fane of Kaprima and Temple of Balder instances on the hard setting, equipment drops have been re-randomized to avoid too many duplicate drops.
    • The Zolnaz Transporter at the northern Khanovar Front summons kallan armor soldiers. If you've ever seen a kallan armor soldier, you'll probably just want to stay away. But those who must approach the transporter will be happy to hear that its summoning rate has decreased. The transporter previously summoned two soldiers initially, and then two more every 20 seconds until destroyed. It now summons two soldiers initially, and then summons more every 40 seconds until destroyed. Don't you feel better now?
    • Added additional climbing spots in Hungry Caverns.
    • Added a destination link to Berrul's quest in Granarkus.
    • Players on PvP servers will be able to flag PvP on and off once they arrive on Shara.
    • Some shell-shocked province guard who returned from the war to city life have been reassigned as city guards.


    Bugs Squashed
    • Players using charging skills will no longer get locked in the charge when stunned by another player. Sorry, you'll still get stunned.
    • Your chats shouldn't be disappearing anymore when you switch between tabs.
    • You can now find superior gear from the Temple of Balder and the Fane of Kaprima at the trade broker using smart search.
    • The healing NPC will no longer steal the boss kill from players in Karascha's Lair. Why do priests always want to DPS?
    • We have disabled player character collision in the prologue.
    • Daily quests are now deleted from your quest log window when they've been completed or when you're no longer eligible.
    • Velik's festival ring can now be destroyed.
    • A minimized quest list will no longer maximize when you finish a quest.
    • Your camera view will no longer reset after using a pegasus or teleportal.
    • Berserkers will no longer experience a zoom-in when using a skill while they have certain axes equipped.
    • The NPC Tanseril in Scythera Fae is back from vacation.
    • Cutthroat Harbor's pegasus platform is now a no-PvP zone.
    • Tuebenius, a quest objective in Oblivion Woods, will now respawn with greater frequency to avoid long queues and the needless violence they engender.
    • Tool tips for pre-order and collector's edition items now display properly in Item Claim. Rank hath its privileges.
    • Using a charge skill while you have movement mapped to a mouse button will no longer turn on auto-run.
    • Chat text now updates properly when quotation marks are used. You can start quoting Shakespeare now.
    • Noxxionas Columns and mystics' totems interact properly now.
    • Brokerage searches have been cleaned up, and inaccurate tooltips in "recent history" have been fixed. The guilty prankster popori broker responsible has been duly chastised and sentenced to five years of city life.
    • Threatening crystals now stack properly.
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    i like that they are adding the LFG channel to chat as I'm sure most people weren't aware it even existed. but it sounds like they are removing specialty vendors till vanarch election, so better stock up on res scroll and bandages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everydaygamer View Post
    better stock up on res scroll and bandages.
    Do people need to? I have 20 res scrolls in my bags, and never use bandages, just craft my own potions as they can be used in combat.
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    Good to hear the chat bugs are finally getting fixed. So annoying. Also, I love those patch notes. They are quite amusing to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarien View Post
    Do people need to? I have 20 res scrolls in my bags, and never use bandages, just craft my own potions as they can be used in combat.
    The res scrolls from the specialty vendors are twice as fast as the normal scrolls and cost 78s so really no reason why you should use the terrible ones.

    (At 60 obviously, below that noone really cares.)
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  8. #6368
    Meh, Ive lost my patience with this game. Just a whole lotta hassle with waiting for tickets to get answered, and back and forth with customer service to get my pre order code, having to re-download this game twice from scratch, and now loosing a name I wanted. I pre ordered because everyone was claiming names would be reserved for pre orders, but that was exactly true, so I lost out on some names I really wanted.

    Then I get reported and had my character's name changed. It was a Castanic male named Sex. Yes on a RP server and I planned on using it as a code name like Snake or Lust, and the dicks there all happily chirped "reporting you for the lulz!" Which of course a GM responded asap to change my name to something stupid, on top of other toons named "offensive" like Pervert, the castanic warrior to Rainbows. I waited 8 days for them to reply to my ticket, and a few hours in a live chat. All for them to say they cant change my toon's stupid name the GM gave him.

    Pretty much had it with all the hassle and waiting and immaturity of the GMs, the stupid community, and the cheapskateness to not let me rename my damn slayer. I havnt even bothered logging in a week. Ive seen pretty much all there is to do. Boring quests, dungeons, find a group for bosses, rinse and repeat. Sorry, Im so aggravated with this game I needed to vent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VincentWolf View Post
    Okay, about 3 weeks by now and still in love with it, despite all negativity. Funny how games like this go unnoticed and shit like diablo 3 beats all records.

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    Blade & Soul is not even out yet for a long time, what you talking about? Also why not buy both, what's the problem...

    I am interested in these two games,but I have no time to play both...so I want to choose one to play for a long time ~~~~~~`

  10. #6370
    I can't bare those grind quests anymore. Every zone it's the same crap quests, kill x. Yeah the combat is different and actiony, but in the end you don't really need to use more than like 5 skills versus normal mobs anyway and normal mobs is what you'll have to grind most of the time. So the combat kind of lost it's charm after 35 levels for me.

    In the end it's the same 1-5 skill pressing like in tab target MMOs just without the actual auto targetting... I guess I'll be satisfied when MMOs start getting Mount&Blade awesome levels of melee combat.
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    Just started playing this week, having a blast.

    Been reading up on zerkers and whatnot on the en-masse forums and gotten some good info, but a lot of it is problems with the class. I agree that there are some issues, and a lot of people are talking about "upcoming" changes to the class.

    Does anyone know exactly what these "upcoming" changes are, or is it just hopes and dreams? I love the class and plan on playing it no matter what, was just wondering because I couldn't find any of this "upcoming" info.

  12. #6372
    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusherO0 View Post
    Welp, now I have some motivation to go around picking flowers and shit. I always need more inventory room -_-
    Dont forget to visit the inventory popori in Kraiator at around level 58 to get a chain quest for another line of inventory.

    MAX atm is 13 rows total of 104 slots


  13. #6373
    So, there are a bunch of Lucky Eggs on the AH for 50s/ea. Is it worth buying them? People were saying you can get some nifty things by turning them into Fortune Eggs?

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    I just picked this up. I open the launcher and comes up with a pop-up about server downtime. I KNOW this is an obvious question, but I do just want to clarify; is there a way to get rid of that pop-up and download the game? I'm guessing the download servers are down along with the game ones, stopping me from downloading the game itself. Just don't want to wait and then find out I could have done something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alixie View Post
    Then I get reported and had my character's name changed. It was a Castanic male named Sex. Yes on a RP server and I planned on using it as a code name like Snake or Lust, and the dicks there all happily chirped "reporting you for the lulz!" Which of course a GM responded asap to change my name to something stupid, on top of other toons named "offensive" like Pervert, the castanic warrior to Rainbows. I waited 8 days for them to reply to my ticket, and a few hours in a live chat. All for them to say they cant change my toon's stupid name the GM gave him.
    You were surprised that the name 'Sex' was a no go on an RP server? They probably have a list of names that are not allowed to be taken including any reference to an act of sex. I am surprised however that they didn't give you the opportunity to rename your own character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowburger View Post
    Just started playing this week, having a blast.

    Been reading up on zerkers and whatnot on the en-masse forums and gotten some good info, but a lot of it is problems with the class. I agree that there are some issues, and a lot of people are talking about "upcoming" changes to the class.

    Does anyone know exactly what these "upcoming" changes are, or is it just hopes and dreams? I love the class and plan on playing it no matter what, was just wondering because I couldn't find any of this "upcoming" info.
    My guess is that they may be removing the charge up from their charge up ability. Having a charge up ability on a melee class does not work as well as a charge up on a ranged class. They could go for that charge up ability and then the BAM goes bouncing off to the other side of the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alixie View Post
    Pretty much had it with all the hassle and waiting and immaturity of the GMs, the stupid community, and the cheapskateness to not let me rename my damn slayer. I havnt even bothered logging in a week. Ive seen pretty much all there is to do. Boring quests, dungeons, find a group for bosses, rinse and repeat. Sorry, Im so aggravated with this game I needed to vent.
    Yeah, and calling your characters Sex and Pervert makes you seem really mature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russykh View Post
    Yeah, and calling your characters Sex and Pervert makes you seem really mature.
    In fairness I have a character called 'Rick.James.Bytch'

    However I also have 'Mr.President' and 'The.Illusive.Man', pretty happy that I bagged those two, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadmanWalking View Post
    My guess is that they may be removing the charge up from their charge up ability. Having a charge up ability on a melee class does not work as well as a charge up on a ranged class. They could go for that charge up ability and then the BAM goes bouncing off to the other side of the room.
    I experienced that first hand tonight with my 'zerker on the last boss in BoL. -_- I also found that trying to solo BAMs was more difficult in part because almost all of my big hitting abilities are charge ups, in fact, the only one I can think of off hand that isn't (at level 25) is Flatten.

    I still love my 'zerker and under ideal circumstances she's a powerhouse of destruction, but it's becoming glaringly apparent what some of their shortcomings are now.

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    As frustrating as it is on some bosses, I don't want the charge-up mechanic removed from the Zerker class. That's part of the challenge. I need to miss sometimes, it's how I learn.

    I whiff more on BAMs than instance bosses. Especially Fangspawn... god I hate them so much.
    ^ The above should be taken with two grains of salt and a fistful of "chill the F* out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Profyrion View Post
    Especially Fangspawn... god I hate them so much.
    They are the only BAM I don't think I could solo, they are just so anti-melee and the time between tell -> attack is tiny, not enough time to get out of the way
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