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#27 Oct 29 2014 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Sorry then, my fault.:D Didn't pay much attentiotn, I took this green color of nick as Moderator.


Anyway, still waiting for answer from Zam Team.:)

Edited, Oct 29th 2014 3:09pm by Miriava
#28 Oct 29 2014 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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At first THX for making that really great Database and other mini apps (like calculator and Item comparer)

Have few ideas about how to resolve that problem with community:

1.) Gift database to community
2.) Sell database to community
3.) Make Donation to keep it alive (like Wikipedia)
4.) Sell to Nexon NA.
5.) Any other ideas??
#29 Oct 29 2014 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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AHHH double postage DX

Edited, Oct 29th 2014 9:52pm by Mistentein
#30 Oct 29 2014 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Miriava wrote:
Welcome.

Like people above, I registered here only to ask - What the heck is going on here?
We understand that You want make Your profit. But maybe it's time to make it in bit different way?
Or at least You could show on page - "Dear visitors, we need donate to keep alive page".
Otherwise, soon I don't see good future to the rest of Your services...
I don't write it to offend someone - I just FIRST TIME (and probably not only me) see the Zam.com webpage, I didn't even know that VindictusDB was developed by You / Zam.

We are all humans and I think we can get to some compromise.
I don't think You totally don't care about all spend time and hard work to create Vindictus DB.
Everything what we doing we rather don't do only for money, we must like it, at least a bit.:)



So I have few propositions:

- Ask fans or Nexon ( :P ) for some donate, or;

- Find better way for gaining profit, or;

- Hmm, maybe its time to finally oficially inform (or fuse with Official Vindictus) about VindictusDB on ex. Official Vindictus Forums? Because I see that info about existing VindictusDB were given only by fans (not zam.com). So no wonder that around only 10% of players I guess knew about this DB page...? or;

- If You really don't want lead on Vindictus DB anymore, then give us its (f[i]or really interested person in continuing this project or to Nexon
) files and database.
Because You don't need it after all, right?


Kind Regards, Miria.

Edited, Oct 29th 2014 12:56pm by Miriava


bump D:
./made a account just for this D: didn't even notice it was gone until today.

Edited, Oct 29th 2014 9:51pm by Mistentein
#31 Oct 29 2014 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Seriously, can't you guys at least sell the database or ask for an amount in donations to bring back db? Im sure everyone will take this as a "warning" and turn off adblocker for vindictusdb afterwards ._.

Everyone who looks up anything for vindictus (NA) uses vindictusdb since our wiki died, db is really the only up to date database for vindictus right now... well was.
#32 Oct 29 2014 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Please bring it back. Many players can't play without it since it was the only complete and on-date database out there.
#33 Oct 29 2014 at 11:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sorry folks, I'm just the messenger. We made sure that your voices were heard, but there just wasn't enough traffic. (Before anyone else asks, no, I don't know what "enough" is, nor what it costs. Not my department.)

I'm really sorry :(
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#34 Oct 30 2014 at 12:09 AM Rating: Good
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edibby wrote:
can't you guys at least sell the database
If it wasn't making money for them, no business will likely buy it. That said, if you know a business that would consider it, you should have them contact the Zam overlords. That would certainly be more of a motivation than a few users asking for it.
#35 Oct 30 2014 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Took the VindicusDB for granted, and now its gone. Hopefully it can make a reappearance if enough people speak up~
#36 Oct 30 2014 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Calthine wrote:
Sorry folks, I'm just the messenger. We made sure that your voices were heard, but there just wasn't enough traffic. (Before anyone else asks, no, I don't know what "enough" is, nor what it costs. Not my department.)

I'm really sorry :(

Can you please ask the team if it's possible to have the project transferred to a different owner?

Also, as I mentioned, I can provide free hosting. If it was shut down due to too expensive hosting, this would solve the problem.
#37 Oct 30 2014 at 6:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks guys for bumping.^.^

The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
...you should have them contact the Zam overlords. That would certainly be more of a motivation than a few users asking for it.

"Voices" of people are also show that there are more who care about case.
But anyway, I just send appropriate message to Zam.:)

So thanks for answers as well.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 8:58am by Miriava
#38 Oct 30 2014 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm willing to bet that ad-blocker and similar software / apps were part of the reason. Those ads help offset the cost, right?
#39 Oct 30 2014 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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Ads and forum activity.

Oh, and a little from paid accounts.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 1:04pm by lolgaxe
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#40 Oct 30 2014 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Really sad to see it go, have been using it often for the better part of 3 years, even disabled adblock on the site. I hope something can be done to restore it or save some of the work that went into assembling all the data in such a nice format.
#41 Oct 30 2014 at 12:59 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a big hit on the experience of any new Vindictus player. Please try donations or sell us the info or it will be very hard to update other sites.

Vindictus is Popular. Take a look at the rankings of Vindictus on any video about top free MMOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgIkP3W5_MM

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 3:09pm by ProR2D2
#42 Oct 30 2014 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
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ProR2D2 wrote:
This is a big hit on the experience of any new Vindictus player. Please try donations or sell us the info or it will be very hard to update other sites.

Vindictus is Popular. Take a look at the rankings of Vindictus on any video about top free MMOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgIkP3W5_MM
If you're going to use that as an argument, you might want to use a video that isn't over a year old.
#43 Oct 30 2014 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
ProR2D2 wrote:
This is a big hit on the experience of any new Vindictus player. Please try donations or sell us the info or it will be very hard to update other sites.

Vindictus is Popular. Take a look at the rankings of Vindictus on any video about top free MMOs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgIkP3W5_MM
If you're going to use that as an argument, you might want to use a video that isn't over a year old.

It was just an example. Check the video of this year if you don't believe me you a**hat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWD5yRqV6Do

Vindictus running in Source Engine makes it hard for any MMOs to replace its uniqueness in terms of art and gameplay even for the next several years.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 3:24pm by ProR2D2
#44 Oct 30 2014 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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Name calling aside, believe it or not, I am trying to help. It was just friendly advice. I even spent some time trying to find some kind of population numbers to corroborate for you, but I couldn't find anything.

Not that it would do anything in the face of internal site traffic numbers. But I tried anyway.
#45 Oct 30 2014 at 1:34 PM Rating: Decent
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That's sad because everyone on Vindictus had Vindictusdb as their best and only database, except for a couple of people that speak korean and use inven or the armory.
If numbers are not corroborating I think it means that they don't have the time, not that they are not interested. Maybe start a donation campaign and then we'll see the numbers.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 4:19pm by ProR2D2
#46 Oct 30 2014 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Please bring it back. I really use it a lot.Pleaaassseeeeeeeeeee!.
#47 Oct 30 2014 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I used this site just about every day. I would be willing to pay a large chunk of my money to bring this site back online. Is the information that was on the site still saved somewhere, at least? I almost felt like throwing up when I couldn't access VindictusDB anymore. There has to be something that someone can do about this.
#48 Oct 30 2014 at 2:48 PM Rating: Decent
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If possible - assuming everything is still in place, just the domain is being redirected, I'd ask the community is given another chance - say give it another month. Put a notice on the site about it's status, offer to accept donations. I'm guessing you're missing lot of revenue from ad-blockers, which people don't take seriously, but will now. It isn't right to shut down the site with no advance warning without giving the community a chance turn things around.
#49 Oct 30 2014 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Cyd21 wrote:
I'm guessing you're missing lot of revenue from ad-blockers, which people don't take seriously, but will now.

+1 I'm one of the people that never disabled it.

However, I repeat, if money is the problem to keep it online, I can offer free hosting of mine for this. The comparison tool of VindictusDB was extremely useful, and no other site offers this functionality in a clear way like VindictusDB did.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 5:16pm by DarkAshelin
#50 Oct 30 2014 at 3:21 PM Rating: Good
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ProR2D2 wrote:
a**hat


Not cool.

This was an excellent opportunity to thwart the new filter, and you blew it.

Asshat.
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#51 Oct 30 2014 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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LJpaterson wrote:
I would be willing to pay a large chunk of my money to bring this site back online.

You're not the only one. If they close it because of money, are they listening to this?
I'm starting to think why they are called ZAM Overlords (Zonked Avaricious Monkeys Overlords. lol jk).

Its a good site. Please bring it back.

Edited, Oct 30th 2014 8:37pm by ProR2D2
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