But you are aguing something that, since you are currently on an NCSoft approved server, you dont seem to understand. People that are unhappy with the Official Experience (sigh..) will not set foot on INNOVA nor NCWest. Lets not treat players that have left "us" as idiots. They all have valid reasons as to why they left. Most of those reasons never got addressed by the publishers (INNOVA/NCWest). And the ones that were "noted", were flat out ignored by NCSoft. The reason it (paying for influencers) works for those "other" servers is because there are are a lot of players looking for a different experience than what they got from the Official servers. While INNOVA/NCWest do as they're told by NCSoft (and the result is people leaving), those servers change stuff (blasphemy, says an NCLicker somewhere) to lure people in. Those servers need people that could spend money. Our servers need people that spend a lot of money. Advertisement would work if Lineage 2 was a good game, since it would bring fresh players. Now.. How many of Core's newly made accounts are fresh players? And how many are former Lineage 2 players from somewhere else? Lineage 2 playerbase is almost like a pond. it's stagnant and only increases when it gets some rain drops. Again, "jaded" players are not convinced with videos. Hell, depending the the content (pvp one shooting everybody or pve instancing all day) it might do the exact opposite and drive people away. Even i, sometimes i think about those crappy pvp servers and thing about what the hell am i doing here. And that, coming from me, its a gaming existential crisis, lol.