(Okay. That cat doesn't look determined.)
I have been a player of Ragnarok Online for 3 years. Now that I'm in the US and my mom in the Philippines, I have gotten to play still to my surprise. I somewhat expected the foreign IP ban to stop me. But it didn't. I just double-clicked the icon and boom. I'm in. It took all of my friends by surprise.
"Are you in the Philippines?"
That was March. I played early mornings, just to be able to fight in the Wars of Emperium. But I made friends. ^_^ So it's all good.
I got married to my bestfriend, Rheisz. I frequented PVP rooms. I moderated for the server boards. But all that has passed. On August 1, I will retire from all of it.
Rheisz, now my boyfriend, will be all there is of that. Well of course, friendships won't fade. :)
My guild, Alarius Eversor, fought the wars without rest. We worked to reach the 4th place but sadly, we didn't make it. The other guilds fashioned hexed clients and bot-controlled defenders (evidence of which lies here. In this screenie, my character was cloaked but the priest took the liberty of making a chatroom saying that he sees me. I moved away from him but he followed me and laughed several times.
In lieu of their tactics, we planned our final approach. We used a tactic that was written in the Ragnarok Online Guide Book published some time ago. We checked in the rules for RPC and there was no mention of such. So we used it. In result, we took 18 castles for ourselves. It was a bug that we used to our advantage. But LUG chose to discredit that siege and do nothing to prevent that from happening in later battles. Other guilds used that tactic to maintain their position in the Agit Lord scoring.
We were asked why we actually did this. Our enemies cried foul about this yet used it on their own battles. But actually, we did this to bring things into LUG's attention. They wouldn't pay attention to us anyway if we didn't do something astounding (both negative and positive). LUG's service has been very disappointing. Either that or they choose to remain ignorant to the concerns of their customers.
Before Lighthalzen came into the commercial servers, me and my friends hoped that the bots would be removed. Bots have been overly tolerated. I was most disappointed about the contradicting statements published by INQ7 and LUG itself. At this point, I really thought something was not going to happen. Come Lighthalzen, I deemed myself correct. The anti-bot scheme was a failure... or rather, a no-show.
What do I actually mean to say?
Wake up, LUG! Open your eyes to the truth that is the weakness of your service. Perhaps this livejournal may not be enough to convince you to do something. But see that many share my grievances yet hesitate to air them all out. Why? They fear that they will not be heard. What would they do? A simple harassment case, they cannot deal with (I have made a lot of these. Only 1 resulted with a ban). What more a larger one?
Here is a link to my friend's page --> Click here!