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  1. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    Hey, so why are the bots I've reported still in game botting? It's been over two weeks. I thought "once players are caught" they're banned? Mmm?
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  2. Novel added a post in a topic Broken   

    Well, at least there's hope for the loyal 10% of players or so that are going to remain by the end of this month. Sure, it might take a while but they can down all the content despite declining numbers just as long as they're a ranger. 
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  3. Novel added a post in a topic What happened to the crowded channels?   

    Oh yeah fair enough! Not all games will appeal to all people, nothing wrong with that! I just brought Overwatch up in this thread because it's beta drained a lot of players temporarily from BDO so I predict its launch tomorrow will do the same. Basically as a  "you think this game was empty this past weekend? Wait until tomorrow evening." type of thing.
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  4. Novel added a post in a topic Is this Archeage 2.0 ?   

    Look, honestly, the game is already drying up. It's a lot of fun but you're always going to be behind the hard-core players that are going to be here until the end of the game and, at the same time, not really have peers that are "on your level" because the game is not attracting many new players at all. As a result, you'll be shit on by the hardcore players, and won't have a influx of new players that you can turn around and shit on yourself for fun.
    I'd love to see the game shape up and deliver but I'm not betting it will. I log in to make my horses afk run and that's it. For AA, it was the same: I logged in for a month or two after I "quit" to pay land taxes. Eventually, I just uninstalled. That's likely what is going to happen here for me as well. I'll be sad the game is dead but I won't be said that the Daum employees that allowed it to die will be out of a job.
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  5. Novel added a post in a topic What happened to the crowded channels?   

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  6. Novel added a post in a topic What happened to the crowded channels?   

    Overwatch has cross genre appeal. I don't even like shooters and I'm excited for it! Anyway, I'm not just talking out my ass- during the last beta weekend for Overwatch, BDO was dead.... and that was even with 3 (4?) fewer channels and two weeks less of leaking players out every hole.
    If you haven't tried it, you should. Just AFK horses or fishing in bdo as you give it a play.
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  7. Novel added a post in a topic What happened to the crowded channels?   

    15 hours from now Overwatch launches and it'll probably pretty ghostly in BDO.  BDO is fun but with all the issues it has, I feel like it's going to set the record for folding.
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  8. Novel added a post in a topic BDO Christmas, I wonder what Daum has in store for us?   

    "1100 pearls please." But in fox language it sounds like "Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!"
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  9. Novel added a post in a topic BDO Christmas, I wonder what Daum has in store for us?   

    Snowman pet: 1100 pearls. Constant splashing sound effect, unbreedable with any other pet.
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  10. Novel added a post in a topic What the population wants   

    I can wait for all the content releases however, what I fear is that the game won't be in a playable state by the time those content patches arrive. BDO is hemorrhaging players.
    Priority of needs:
    1) Hackers/Botter crackdown and a desync resolution
    2) Class balance
    3) Ninja/Kunoichi release
    4) Content release
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  11. Novel added a post in a topic Horses for Sale/Wanted   

    Looking for a male t5 or t6 horse with 3-4 black. Exchanging a purebreed black female t5.
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  12. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    They pissed off a lot of people that were willing to pay by refusing to give refunds on the Maehwa's Atanis costume. They changed it after they had been selling it in the store for a week or two then said no refunds.  How's that for a good business model- rip off the part of the customer base that's willing to buy a $30 costume for a class back when it was still broken?
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  13. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    There are people that would volunteer to do it for free. Hell, there ARE people doing it for free by posting videos showing the hackers/botters and they still won't take disciplinary action. It's not that they can't take action, it's that they aren't.
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  14. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    When Jouska said there were no dupes occurring when forum posts questioned seeing 15 coral rings listed back to back, he was right! It's just hackers/scripts/bots unloading their inventory.
    What a relief! /s
    If Daum's CMs have time to trawl the forums locking threads about bots/hackers, they have time to log into game and go to the farm spots and ban the bots/hackers.
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  15. Novel added a post in a topic Game feels alot empiter/deader   

    AFK is the way to play.
    As for it being emptier, what do you expect? Daum's not made any move to fix the game in regards to desyncs and bots/hackers. A CM/GM showing up every once in a while to ban a singular disruptive hacker at a world boss is not the same as them going to Skeles/Treants and banning the 5+ bots on every channel. Since real players can't compete with cheaters, there's no point to keep trying.
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  16. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    Oh my gosh guys. Stop whining. This thread has been pretty shit for a long time and a little salt sprinkled on top the shit doesn't make it any shittier.
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  17. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    I honestly don't think they have a way to detect them other than us reporting which is why it's so frustrating our reports are seemingly ignored. . 
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  18. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    Both bots teleported in a similar manner. Both bots also followed their set path with no deviation. Both bots also made choices in pathing that human players wouldn't- they were "on rails", basically going from checkpoint to checkpoint swinging a sword and jumping every X amount of seconds.
    I never said thet were bots based soley off them ignoring whispers/my flagging. 
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  19. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    I really feel like the T6 I is the unsung hero of the T6s. Don't get me wrong, the braidtail is nice too since it averages more speed/accel by about 2% (although there are exceptions to that, like mine is currently outpacing it but he's not lvl 30 yet so fingers crossed!) but check out that turn speed+ Absolutely a must for combat. I think this horse is the "Unlucky-Man's" T7 with high stats, health, and stamina all around.
    @Ramblinrose (oops quoted the wrong person the first time, my bad.)
    That's one of the things I'll need to test for but if so, the relation would be peculiar- my slower horse, Arion, is at 135% speed and accel and he has a "Fast recharging IA" while Ren is at 139.9 speed and 139.2 accel.
    I don't want to get everyone hyped up on Hidden-Stats-Omg but I do genuinely believe there's a touch more to horses than we can see (or possibly realize). One of the more obvious answers that would fit would actually not be "hidden stats" but that turn/brake play more of a part in overall speed than we realize, even on straight roads. (I say this because the most stand out race I lost was with my husband (same internet connection), my Arion vs his T5 conq horse, Since i had a t6, every one of my stats was better except turn. We also had the same skills- IA and Sprint and drift (which we didn't use). Despite my speed being a few % higher than his, he won every. single. race. His IA was DEF sparking more than mine but, even when we didn't use it, I still lost (just not as by wide a margin). Once both of our horses are l30 I'll need to re-challenge him... maybe overall horse level played a part? And I might convince him to let me on his account and him on mine so we can race using each other's horses just to verify that way.
    Here were our stats at the time FWIW
    MY HORSE: lvl 24 T6
    Speed: 139.1
    Accel: 137.3
    Turn: 135.9
    Brake: 135.9
    HIS HORSE: lvl 29 T5 conq horse.
    Speed: 135.1
    Accel: 133.7
    Turn: 141.1
    Brake: 138.7
    We raced on the straight road out of Heidel, no turns. We also did not run into people/horses because we play during Aussie timeand went to an empty channel.
    Here is the original "hidden stat" thread: http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/77654-solved-horse-128-speed-faster-then-131-speed/&page=2#comment-997002
    He posted here at one point but everyone told him it was just desync so he left. You can watch his video for yourself and see what you think.
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  20. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    I'd appreciate that, thanks! I'll be recording videos of me sprinting on both horses so I can accurately measure time differentials. (Hard to use stop watch and manually ride at the same time!) I have three to test- fast cd IA on a horse with sprint, long cd IA on a horse with sprint, and long cd IA on a horse without sprint.
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  21. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    I've switched to mobile so sorry for not editingy previous post but this is easier.
    i figured out the delay/swirl effect I was having with instant accel: I needed to equip horse gear. Pretty sure the saddle is what made the difference but I was in a rush out the door so I just slapped it all on.
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  22. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    Wow, thank you! Yes, that is a nice horse! Here's my 27 in comparison. I'd say they're pretty even for speed, RNG stat growth accounts for my speed stat catching up to the brown-white braidtail's speed.

    Just for instant accel or for other skills as well? ;o
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  23. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    Out of curiosity, what are the stats on your lvl 27 brown white braid tail there? I have a lvl 27 black/red same as your offspring and I am thinking it's actually the best of the T6s even though everyone was initially hyped over the brown/white braid tails since it had the fastest speed to start with. I'd like to know your stats so I can see if that's accurate or not!
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  24. Novel added a post in a topic Horse Breeding / Findings MegaThread   

    Hey, here's something I've noticed:
    I have two horses currently with instant accel: Arion and Ren. Arion uses instant accel at a faster rate than Ren. As in, there's a lower cooldown. I am not using drift to reset the skill.
    When I use it on Arion, it goes, recharges, and goes again. When I use it on Ren, it goes, he returns to normal speed, my character goes "hya hya!" like she's making him gallop and only then does it go again.
    Ren is not the only horse that has been like this. His father, Kylo (OK YES IT'S DORKY DEAL WITH IT), also had the slower repeat on instant accel. Also, despite instant accel being trained to full, I retained that "air swirl" effect around me. I was told that it had to do with the cooldown of IA when you were training it but 1) it was trained to full and 2) the spell effect would be there long before IA was off cooldown.
    Anyone have any thoughts?
    Do you all think horses might have different cooldowns on skills somehow? Or internal hidden stats? o_O I know there was a thread about hidden stats before which a LOT of you dismissed by saying it was just desync or whatever but I watched the video, was unconvinced, and since then have spent a lot of time racing guildmates. There are definitely horses with slower stats that outperform mine.
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  25. Novel added a post in a topic Hacker Hunting Initiative   

    I'm not here to shame the players that are botting but rather document Daum's lack of prompt followthrough. I posted the videos as evidence that the CMs are not living up to their promise to come down hard on the cheaters because, as of posting, both players are still in game and botting. On the other hand, the questionable videos I have (speed hacks and things that are harder to verify) aren't being shared because I can't say with absolute certainty that they players are 'hacking'. With the two videos I presented, though, there's no doubt what is occurring.
    As for promoting hunting, I didn't post their names on the forums to be searchable or mention the guild one of them is in. Were it possible to upload a video without nameplates, I would've but, alas, I only took a video with names on, same for my guildmate's video.
    Finally, the videos were posted because you (or someone else, I forget) said they hadn't seen any bots. I feel it's necessary to display how well bots blend in at first glance. If you were just running by those players, there would be nothing suss, especially with that treant farming one because his programed loop is so large.
    You are ultimately right that true 'witch hunting' is bad and I don't agree with people making posts that say "So-and-so on Edan is cheating". At that point it is their word vs. nothing. However, if a reporter has substantial evidence, it is no longer a "he-said-she-said" ordeal and the botters/hackers opened themselves up to being scrutinized when they decided to cheat. If these two players are just out in the open botting like that (and being called out in channel chat for it as well) there's really no difference in the video being here on the forums vs logging in to Edan and watching them in person.
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