After 7 yrs...It has finally happened. I just made my first +15. I want to thank a great friend with his help. Without his help, the +15 wouldn't be made possible. He made it to +13 and then I yolo'd the last 2 enhances. Thank you so much. :-)
The only way I see Vindictus being great again (would take a long time to recover) is if DevCAT severs their ties with Nexon and becomes an independent company. As long as Nexon has their claws into/onto DevCAT, any game they produce is going to be owned by Nexon and they'll milk those games to death. That is reality.
I love Vindi, I still do, but what really did Vindi in were the decisions made by the KR development team. Some things just do not work for our region and it is their responsibility to make these adjustments for us based off the feedback we give them. Take Blade & Soul for an example. The NA/EU community were vocal about their concerns with the RNG aspect in regards to item upgrades; items failing to upgrade/items resetting/items being destroyed were part of the KR version. As a result, that RNG aspect was removed from our version of the game.
Obviously, there were some things with the RISE update that does not work with our version of the game. They should have left the 8 man option, but also offered the 4 man party option as well. The ability to no longer enhance destroyed items is absolutely stupid. What they could've done was the ability to restore items as many times possible as long as you have the AP, but only the first boom gives materials back and these materials end up being bound to you.
Also, with RNG boxes, they could've done something along the lines of if you open x30 or x40 boxes, you're guaranteed one of the many rare cosmetics in that box.