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  • Nope. Being poor is one unpleasant aspect of life but not getting their spoiled kids properly educated is another.
  • If you don't realize players have been "enlightened" the last 5 years, you are the one who needs some enlightenment. Educated consumers know what they pay for. It is their responsibilities with their wallets after all. If you don't know what "all-you-can-eat-buffets" with "the menu is subject to change without notice"…
  • ROFL!!! ROFL!!!! ROFL!!! ROFL!!! ROFL!!! Translation: that's all talk... did I mention talk is even cheapest than the tangible value of a virtual item, which is ZERO? Stop talking and starting taking action if you want. Go ahead, make my day!!!
  • Any person can take any company to court with or without reason in a country which allows him to do so. The question is why doesn't he if he thinks he will win. The question is whether the Court will even look at it. He can sue God. He definitely can. The FACT is almost ALL the online game developers have made more changes…
  • How MS deals with xbox users has nothing to do with the EULA Neverwinter Online players signed with Cryptic. MS also did not issue any comment what about Neverwinter at all. That's 1000000% obvious. We don't have to go over any example at all regarding change of game features any time. The game developers simply can and…
  • I can understand the mostly negative reactions since nobody wants to get less for the same price they paid. However, this is what they paid even though they don't agree or in self denial even if they know this is going to happen. Subway can take away just the pickles or even all the breads and meat if their customers…
  • Miley did sing although she sang a different song than what was announced before. Neverwinter Online VIP buyers do get VIP benefits although content from the Trade Bar shop was changed. Either case, nothing can the consumers complain since their agreements do not cover exactly what fixture content is covered. When xbox…
  • Several things players need to realize before they spend their money on any online game/virtual world: (1) They don't own any of the virtual properties regardless of how much they pay and how they pay for it whether through subscription or microtransactions. If the game is advertised as buy-to-pay, all you own is the box…
  • Actually I do not know exactly when the official news came out but players have been talking about it on chat channel last month. I am not sure if they got it from Preview or somebody else. So if you have not purchased keys you are not affected by this change. For those who got the news on Feb. 9, if not earlier, still had…
  • Yes, you heard your own goalpost being shifted. Cryptic has announced the Trade Bar change weeks ago and those who had no problem paying for it weeks ago should have no problem now. They never "induced" anybody to buy the lockbox keys. The announcement is obvious. In fact, most games have been making changes every week or…
  • The restaurant can do that if they let the customers know "after mm/dd/yy, all the burgers we serve will come with no meat". If you still preorder the meatless burger which you will get after mm/dd/yy, then of course it is your choice.
  • Sure, if you complain at the time when the waiter takes away your burger, not several weeks later.
  • Game developers don't have to disclose anything. Do you notice all those close alphas, betas and NDAs in every online game now? A game is not like a prescription drug or food product which must have its ingredients listed. I think you may have confused by those Kickstarter "donation" schemes. These "games" are the ones…
  • First, ALL of what you wrote did not make Cryptic or any Cryptic employee a contractor to YOU or any player. They don't do what you ask for, and should under no circumstances to do so, if it is not what their real empolyer asked them to. Second, players don't own any material in the game world per the game's EULA. They may…
  • A contract is a contract and YOU DO NOT HIRE CRYPTIC TO MAKE A GAME. Just ask any Cryptic employee who cut their checks please. I am sure the only ones, if there are any, who say Aractech pays them are the ones who will be shown the door next.
  • You are the ignorance one if you don't realize Cryptic is the producer and you are the consumer. You don't offer Cryptic a contract. They are solely owned and paid by Perfect World. They are no contractor to YOU. As a consumer and and end user, you agreed to their EULA and they decide what features they put in the game.
  • It makes me laugh when some players don't realize free items are free and their money is theirs. They are two different things. I have no problem taking the free items and not spending my money. Although I don't play this game much, let alone paying for it since Stronghold as I have warned this kind of elite guild approach…
  • "404 Error: Page Not Found" is what returned from the search. Keep "anticipating" your dream mmorpgs like what you anticipated from Santa Claus every Christmas or just the Second Coming of Jesus. Players just keep anticipating and whining about EVERY mmorpg but they are not going anywhere since they have NOWHERE to go. Of…
  • Why did anybody expect new stuff and the return of all old dungeon in epic form while the workforce of Cryptic has been reduced significantly? Obviously, what you expect is not achievable in one month of development time and a gap of 8 months between 2 mods/expansions usually give everybody a bad impression about the game.…
  • Is is not just for tax purposes only. There are many other reasons including regulations, particularly when Perfect World was still a publicly traded company. Also, is it that hard to understand whether the company is based in whatever country, the OWNER still CONTROLS the parent and all its subsidiaries? Yes, in case if…
  • It does not matter where the staff is. Cryptic is still 100% OWNED by a CHINESE company. Perfect World is not only a game publisher. They developed many games themselves too, most noticeably Perfect World Online and Forsaken World. They also have developed and released many online games in Asia, just that they did not…
  • Cryptic is 100% owned by the Chinese game developer Perfect World Entertainment. With the vast majority of their revenue generated out of China and other Asian countries, how about they put Cryptic up for the Chinese New Year sale? :smiley:
  • Unless Crytic and WotC come to new agreement on other new references of Neverwinter this game can use, the best guess is future module (if it comes) is likely based on existing features the two sides have agreed upon, that is, Underdark, Elemental Evil, etc. New module information will only be released by Cryptic, if it…
  • No. Underdark, known as the nameless "Module 8" then was announced at the same second when Module 7: Stronghold was announced. Its name "Underdark" was released about a month later. Even if everything works fine and the next module gets released at the end of March, it will be a gap of 4.5 month between Mod 8, and 9 (if it…
  • The game was already made very hard to solo players since Mod 6. The game made solo players garbage since Stronghold. Yes, Solo content ends with Elemental Evil. Yes, that's the end of your solo activity. Not only that, you need to join a guild. And not only do you need to join a guild, you need to join a very high rank…
  • You won't have to "time" and ad to upgrade your guild if you start one from scratch. The key idea of this stronghold change is elitism. A lot of players are going to leave the game every time when new and better BiS items come into the guilds only through the highest ranked guilds. Small guilds are forced to merge due to…
  • No more gear score now so it can't be gear score dependent anymore. However, mobs are made much harder. Even players with all maxed equipment still complain about it. Translation: it is even more gear dependent although "item level" is used to mask away the negative gear score effects to most players. Grind, more grind,…
  • Merging just same fields of data from 2 lists should be a very easy task even for college, or even high school computer science students who studied database programming. However, I bet it will be a VERY DIFFICULT task for all game developers and the players these developers listen mostly to, who embraced the Guild…
  • LOL. I don't know since I haven't even played since SH... so I guess my guild is either rank 0, or defaulted to 1? TBH, it doesn't matter whether your guild is rank 0, 1 or 11. as long as your members can't obtain the best items/boons/treatments and respect from the players of the BEST guilds, eventually everybody either…