Busing is never going to be banned. Sooner you realize this and stop thinking about it, the sooner you can either quit the game or not have bussing bother you. Bussing has essentially been a part of online gaming for a long time now (not just LA).
If there is a demand for a service, then someone can easily create a supply for that demand.
It is banned in any popular game when USD gets involved.
The problem in Lost Ark is who is doing the bussing – Whales. The same players who only get slapped on the wrist for buying millions of bot farmed gold. These players are effectively “above the law” having purchased so many Royal Crystals, and they will never be nerfed or have their incomes reduced.
You would be extremely naive to believe that bus drivers who started operating 10 months ago reached their ilvl through shop purchases when there were 400k bots online.
Baby whales and bus riders are much more likely to buy gold from the shop. Bus drivers are much more likely to buy RMT, as it takes a considerable amount of gold to have reached this power. And it is easy for them to have convinced themselves to buy so much RMT, as the investment would pay for itself with increased gold income (less future swiping).
If you don’t believe this, you weren’t in a top guild for the first 6 months as this was commonly discussed.
Yes it’s easy to reach bus driving power now that 13 months have passed and everyone has quit.
The players who were bussing 10 months ago, and continued to bus, are another story. These players had an army of bots farming on their behalf to have an entire roster of drive-worthy characters during Argos, Valtan and Vykas releases.
Not only did they personally buy millions of RMT to begin bussing but charged gold for their services. This double dipping increased the bots by a large factor, when RMT was at it’s peak.
You anti-bus kids are so selfish and inconsiderate. Unlike most games, side content is literally hard locked behind raids in LA and therefor unavailable to side content enjoyers without busses to get them to the req ilvl to bypass the raids. Stop only thinking of yourselves and if you think that they should quit if they don’t like doing raids, then you should quit because of their opinion as you think they should for yours. Idk why these posts keep popping up…
Who do you think is buying the current RMT gold? Bus riders ride at a profit, and don’t need to buy high-end gear. Bus drivers, on the other hand, need much more gold investment.
Someone who starts driving a bus now doesn’t even matter – the game is already dead and beyond revival. Killed by the players who started bussing 12 months ago. It should have been nipped in the bud a long time ago. It’s why we are posting here instead of grinding on reset day.
you literally have no argument other than claiming you need to RMT to be able to bus
the barrier to entry to drive almost all content isn’t that high especially for your argument of the busses where riders profit from the busses. You think vykas hm, argos 2p, valtan normal solo needs RMT??? at this point in the game???
I wonder if you’re talking out of envy in that every bus driver you see is decked out on gear. But I don’t think you realize how much gold they earn per week.
I bussed vykas hm 4p 2nd week of release with 1460-1465 characters at 4x3. I stopped afterwards but people who bussed with me then and continued bussing probably have multiple sets of full level 10 gems by now