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      Ladies and gentlemen ATTENTION please:
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    • WICHTIG: Das Forum ist umgezogen!   05/04/2017

      Damen und Herren, wir bitten um Eure Aufmerksamkeit, es ist an der Zeit umzuziehen!
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    • IMPORTANT: Le nouveau forum   05/04/2017

      Aventurières, aventuriers, votre attention s'il vous plaît, il est grand temps de déménager!
      Comme nous vous l'avons déjà annoncé précédemment, il n'est désormais plus possible de créer de nouveau sujet ni de répondre aux anciens sur ce bon vieux forum.
      Venez visiter le nouveau forum!
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      De nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi que de nouveaux outils vous attendent dès à présent et d'autres arriveront prochainement! N'ayez pas peur du changement et rejoignez-nous! Amusez-vous bien et a bientôt dans notre nouveau chez nous

Alicia Dominica

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  1. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic BDO on Steam? Nah.   

    So, can the steam version be considered as "our" version?
    If not, valks cry confirmed
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  2. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Why play BDO when you can play WOW or GW2 ?   

    Hardly so, been playing GW2 since 3-day headstart, even beta, participated in each of the recent PvP seasons and guess what, managed up to legendary myself. If you were indeed such an active player, I cannot help wondering why you keep coming back to that claim about how the elite specs are p2w or how you can buy an advantage with a legendary weapon. Elite specs are a default unlock in PvP upon purchasing the expansion, which is now THE game (you can no longer buy the "core" version by itself). Legendary weapon stats swap is irrelevant in the larger picture of your build (... guess what, your armor and trinkets will still have the "wrong" stats). Not the first time these things have been mentioned yet you keep ignoring it.
    Then that comment about the upcoming GW2 expansion copying BDO. Seriously? Are you perhaps aware that the desert content (Elona) has been a major component of the predecessor of GW2, which, unsurprisingly, was GW1? Hell, GW1 had a whole bloody expansion located in that desert. That was back in 2007, so much for that.
    In reference to what the OP asked, I came from GW2 to BDO, enjoyed the latter for a few brief months for what it's worth, then moved back to GW2 because there is absolutely nothing in terms of long-term play that BDO has over GW2. Grinding the same PvE mobs to be able to PvP? Casino-upgrading gear? Are you kidding me? This is a complete backwards step from any modern MMO and as far as I'm concerned, the only reasons to keep playing BDO is because of sunk costs ("oh noes, so much time spent already...") in combination with being to incompetent to succeed in proper PvP. Well, not sure why I even limited that statement to PvP, can as well add PvE to that list due to the complete lack of challenging content such as dungeons/raids.
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  3. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic The 2017 BDO Forum Academy Awards   

    Grats on the +14 I guess, my point still stands
     
     
    And I concur, how could @JuicyJanna be missing from that list... selling bheg gloves or afk-grinding with the pet summon, never forget.
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  4. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Why play BDO when you can play WOW or GW2 ?   

    What? Care to elaborate how that comment about legendary/ascended and being in the legendary league in PvP fits in there at all? The only reason why a player in the legendary league is pretty much guaranteed to posses that equipment tier is because PvP actually rewards them among other things. Yeah that's right, you can not only PvP in order to progress in PvP, but you also get PvE-related rewards on top you can then use in other areas of the game, including the mentioned WvW.
    Now come to think if you had to grind endless hours of brainless PvE mobs to be able to PvP... oh wait... BDO
     
    The damage difference between an exotic and a ascended/legendary weapon is roughly 5%. While you can buy a legendary weapon through the TP with gold you paid real cash for, you still cannot raid. There are account-unlocks such as certain mastery levels and other things required that you can only unlock through playing. By the time you have unlocked them, you will have accumulated the resources required to make your own ascended weapon. Or you might just have gotten a direct drop. Or got one through playing PvP.
    In either case, that weapon won't be what gets you through fractals or raids, there is no gear-carry as such, only a very slight version of a gear-check. If you think you can just start with the game (or come back to it) and "win" through purchasing a few items off the TP, you are indeed the one getting carried. If someone is even willing to carry you in the first place.
     
    Are you seriously suggesting that something that unlocks by default through purchasing the expansion of a MMO is P2W? Absolutely ridiculous. In the specific case of GW2, since its release, the expansion is considered to be the game as it is. You cannot officially buy a "core" version of the game anymore. If anything, existing customers were somewhat forced to "upgrade" by that move and there has been some salt over it. Then again, a MMO is a service and it's not unreasonable to expect that the conditions of that service change over the and/or that some additional payment is required, especially when there is no sub.
    Anyway, if you wanted to make a case about expansions and P2W, one could look at Hearthstone and them adding new cards that can only be obtained through purchasing RNG-boxes. That said, if you have any more of those "GW2 is P2W" claims to amuse me with, go ahead, I won't even need to P2W in order to disprove them all.
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  5. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic The 2017 BDO Forum Academy Awards   

    Who the hell is that? One of your buddies from the role-playing section?
     
    Anyway, missed a few, so here goes:
    BIGGEST ROLE-PLAYING CONTRIBUTOR:
    @Dremlock
    MOST FREQUENT FIRST POSTER:
    @Jojo
    BEST "PvF"-ER:
    @Sanks
    MOST "I QUIT AND RETURN A MONTH LATER":
    @Gumo
    BIGGEST SCRUB:
    @aidlac
    MOST VALID POINTS:
    @Alicia Dominica
     

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  6. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Why play BDO when you can play WOW or GW2 ?   

    For me personally, BDO offers pretty graphics and an appealing life-skill system that goes far beyond anything GW2 has.
    But that aside, I stick to GW2 for both PvE and PvP. Instanced dungeons, raids and equalized/skill-based PvP is the kind of content I have been looking for. How anyone would pick BDOs gear-carry and brainless grinding over that kind of content remains indeed a mystery to me. Then again, the obvious answer is likely lack of gaming-skills.
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  7. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic For those who played over 5000 hours...   

    Afk-fishing. During the average weekday, I just barely manage 1 hour of active playtime
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  8. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Karma greifing   

    Artisans memories are nothing but a multiplier. Zero multiplied by infinite still remains zero. For someone having a large amount of time at their hands, but no real income in return, this basic example of maths is easily overlooked and I don't particularly blame you for it. If you have all day to play, can attend all the world boss spawns, grind outside of peek-times, supervise even your afk-activities regularly and so on and so forth, I totally understand how you would look at your pile of accumulated gains and think "heck, if I had unlimited artisans memories on top of that, I'd totally win at the game" and you may not even be wrong with that kind of conclusion.
    However, the fundamental point you are missing here is that the amount of time you can invest and the amount of funds you cannot invest remain mutually exclusive even - or rather especially - when you reverse those roles: Someone generating enough income to buy unlimited artisans memories cannot dedicate the same hours into the game, because - guess what - being kinda busy generating that kind of income. As a result, this means missing world bosses, only grinding during peek times at overpopulated (or subpar) grind spots, less income generated from afk/worker-related activities and so on and so forth. Even if you p2w some silver on top, in the end this is just silver. At least as far as the EU marketplace goes, you won't be able to get the stuff you would need to p2w with artisans memory reliably. Camping the marketplace is out of the question, because - once again- that person won't have that amount of time.
    In the end, you are trying to make an argument entirely around a hypothetical small minority that can - through whatever kind of miracle - play all day and still buy "unlimited" artisans memories in combination. Even if that minority exists, it remains irrelevant when compared to the far larger population who just nolifes the game all day and through that stays far ahead of any attempts to "p2w" by someone with a job and similar real-life commitments.
    tl;dr The grass is always greener on the other side.
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  9. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Beta New Forum - the time has come!   

    RIP post count - kinda like failing TET/PEN then I guess. Luckily, we are used to this kind of backwards progression by now
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  10. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic How long till we get any info on kamasylva?   

    No worries, it'll be announced one day in advance together with the maintenance post
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  11. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Killing AFK trainers is impossible   

    OP just clear the whole game folder while you're at it
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  12. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic What feature in other games would you like to see in this one?   

    Top 3 would be as following:
    Alternative ways of character progression alongside of grinding (through playing PvP or dungeons)Daily caps and diminishing returns on certain activities (i.e. grinding, world-bosses)Skill-based PvP with far less gear-carry
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  13. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Update : Eu mem market improvement   

    Now imagine multiplying that with the "unlimited" artisans memory from the pearl store. Just a shame that he cannot actually do it because he lacks the necessarily (real-life) income.
    So much for artisan memories being the p2w of the game, right.
    #successful-hijack
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  14. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic ATTENDANCE rewards last week so much effort?! LUL   

    It's the same character from the same movie, so not much of a surprise there
     
    ... now, what did I plan on writing regarding the attendance rewards again. Forgot, so must have been insignificant. Just like the last row of rewards.
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  15. Alicia Dominica added a post in a topic Summoning people that fish a lot !   

    Far too early to tell after just two day - especially since there has been an emergency-maintenance yesterday as well, which prolly screwed over a few afk-fishers who usually set up their characters for fishing during a work-day.
    That said, 5 relics this last night, which is more than my average. Similar amount the one before. Therefore, if anything, a small increase for me. But no doubt this will even out over the next few days.
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