Well Nickwahh, when you buy Kinah you get banned apparently. You see, in this time sink/grindy/repititive and kinah sink game you need kinah to become things like: A succesful crafter, the uber L33tzorz of the gold gears e.t.c. But due to Ncsoft banning buyers rather than dealing with sellers more efficiently you get banned for trying to adapt to it. Ill come out and say it, several of our members in the guild bought kinah and were stripped and we werent the only ones. You treat it as an act of great mutiny against our god lord savior jesus christ. Many guilds suffered from account strips both accidental and intentional.
As an e sports community we came to this game for hopes of it being competitive, but like most of you know that Korean PVP games are grindfests/gankfests. This game doesnt exactly yeild a very competitive environment seeing as how it was first a fight who could bot to 50 the fastest and then exploit game mechanics (seeing as how cynic popped in, im sure you all know hes one of the few that knows exactly what im talking about). So essentially its a cheat to the top kind of game and we apparently werent the masters of it (while we didnt care about kinah buying, we didnt stand for botters at all which is why we lost the battle but not the war).
Just like most guilds, many players left back to WoW or whatever mmo they escaped in hopes of a great game that never quite delivered. While Aion has the most potential, it was marketed as a western game and it obviously did NOT stand by thier word just like most mmos today. We lost many players and only our dedicated stayed, yet a helpful bunch of folks that always have enough ppl to grab that SR run for lewts drops/levels.
I myself bought kinah and was stripped and my reason for buying kinah was that i didnt have the time to farm it. Just because all you 16 year old kids with no responsibilities and jobs that are against kinah buying, thats because you have 8-12 hours a day to do that (because you have no job :o). At the time I really saw no point in playing this game because its horrible PVE and terribad form of PVP encounters and PVP system, but my guildies are all helping me instead of singling me out. This alone keeps me playing the game and hoping we can become something more in the future.
At the end of the day when and if we do rise to the top or get close, we got their with the help of each other and not bots. As well as those who bought kinah, we all learned our mistake and starting a clean slate and being legit like the others.