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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-02-24 23:36
  Subject:   Dear FlyFF: Kindly consume excrement and expire.
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It's now officially past the end of the 1.5exp weekend, and I have not been able to log on since Thursday. Why? Because GameGuard came out with an update on Tuesday that stops me from logging on. I try, and it crashes FlyFF. My computer was turned off on Sunday and I didn't turn it on again until Thursday. There is no possible way I could have changed anything. Only YOU have changed things, GameGuard. YOU broke me. You call yourself a "Hacking prevent system"? I call you "Gameplay prevent system".

I've been nothing but cooperative with your braindead, know-nothing tech support. You should have seen how hard I laughed when they sent me that email saying "please send us a screenshot of your problem." A) FlyFF runs full-screen so how am I supposed to save a screenshot? (Yes I know there's a windowed mode - how am I supposed to turn it on when I HAVE TO SUCCESSFULLY RUN THE GAME BEFORE I CAN CHANGE THE FULLSCREEN/WINDOWED SETTING?) B) What exactly do you expect to learn from a screenshot of a dialog box that reads nothing more than "ERROR: Default Setup" and has an OK button?? You got some stego encoded bits in there? Ha, as if you even know what stego is.

I know you don't care. That's been abundantly obvious ever since I had to install a Win2k partition just so I could successfully double-click the freakin' program! The combination of incompetence and indifference you've exhibited is truly astonishing. I thought this would be a fun way to hang out with friends who are far away geographically. But your whole damn mission in life seems to be: "Fuck over Ben's ability to play FlyFF by any means necessary." First claiming I had a virus (which strangely no virus program in the world seems to be able to detect) then telling me I have to wipe and reinstall my main OS partition. And then finally, when I successfully started playing by installing a Win2k partition, you went and altered GameGuard to break everyone who plays under Win2k! Truly a spectacular performance. Bravo!

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. And you can take your fucking rootkit-based "gameplay prevent system" with you. You staggeringly incompetent shitheads.
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-02-25 06:59 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Because I can't resist...

Tell us how you really feel?

Still, a bummer seeing as you seemed to be having fun with it = /. Anyone else you play FlyFF run into this kind of a problem or does it appear solely unique to Win2k? You mention GameGuard fucking over Win2k, but just curious.

Is there a forum somewhere or a chat channel you could look into and see if there might be a solution or if other people are experiencing the same thing? Sorry, w/o having a clue about FlyFF or anything that goes on 'under the hood', this is about as helpful a suggestion as I can make. Not that I'm some kind of an expert even if I was familiar with FlyFF...


-J
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2008-02-25 17:56 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Tell us how you really feel?

Don't I always? ;]

a bummer seeing as you seemed to be having fun with it

Ayup. That's the one sentence summary.

Anyone else you play FlyFF run into this kind of a problem or does it appear solely unique to Win2k?

Basically seems like a significant percentage of everyone who's not on XP got broken by the update. Vista doesn't work well with FlyFF in general, but I saw a whole lotta previously working Vista users complaining that the update broke them too. (I don't think it's ever worked on Win98, despite their claims. At least it hasn't worked on 98 for me since 2005.)

Is there a forum somewhere or a chat channel you could look into and see if there might be a solution or if other people are experiencing the same thing?

flyff-forum.gpotato.com - that's where I'm seeing all the other people who are having the same problem as me.
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Richard "Pocky" Kim
  User: pockyman
  Date: 2008-02-25 21:19 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I really hate that Korean and other Asian games shoot themselves in the foot with bad security. :/

I remember for one game, I had to run as 'Administrator' for the security to be okay with it. That should NOT be a freaking requirement.

With luck, maybe a better game will come out soon. :/
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2008-02-25 22:09 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Their latest tech support email is "look at this registry key and see if your IE is running through a proxy." I'll take a look when I get home. I don't know why that would screw up FlyFF, and I don't know how my net could have been routed through a proxy. FlyFF worked on Sunday and I didn't turn the computer on until Thursday. Did it auto-proxy itself while it was turned off? This is nuts.
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