Cmon, NCSoft, you guys did it with Aion and it didn’t work out so you removed it from your western release of Aion. Please, please for all of us having issues with it, remove this. It’s never been proven to keep out hackers and has a higher success rate of getting people banned that have been playing legit. It’s hurting your game and playerbase.
Not only is this software currently giving you an immense amount of bug reports for Windows users but it’s also the single piece of software that’s keeping us Linux users from being able to enjoy the game as well. Devs, I’m sure you’re all aware of the Russian localization client versions that were out before the release of which will not be mentioned any further due to their nature. This game runs beautifully through WINE for Linux users when GameGuard isn’t keeping us from playing due to the way it works. GameGuard has single-handedly destroyed the ability for other platform users to play over 20 big name games.
Countless players are getting warnings from their virus scanners, having numerous bugs, and even many uninstalling and swearing the game off due to this small piece of software.
GameGuard is essentially a rootkit and shouldn’t be necessary in order for the community to play and enjoy Blade And Soul. It wasn’t a necessity for Aion and was removed. Please remove it from the western client like you did with Aion.
Do it to help yourselves, get rid of it before it becomes a stinking mess like it did in Aion. You’ll have less bug reports to deal with, you’ll have a happier community, and you’ll also be supporting platform freedom to a certain extent, something which many, many major gaming companies have already done and in turn has gained them a stronger, larger playerbase.
For any committed BnS players who support the removal and/or replacement of GameGuard, please +1 this post and show your support so we can have this removed before live launches in January. If we do this now, we can see the game we’ve all become addicted to grow stronger.