We bought this game as an MMO. It has five people we can add to a Party. Tonight I was invited by FRIENDS to PLAY WITH THEM grinding Mirumoks We have 5 people in the Party. You know what happens when you have FRIENDS??? I'm asking because apparently this is a vastly alien concept to you. As aliens to the human species I am trying to be compassionately aware of your possible incapabilities ... When human beings have they want to play with them. When you artificially tell us "you can't group with your friends" that's on you. We didn't choose this. You did. So fix it. Here's what you do. You don't like people sitting there leaching at Mirumoks? Well good. Neither do I. So, you already have this limit until level 54 that we get no loot for lower level people being in a Party. Great job! Excellent. BUT... then you go and add this limit to who is getting Loot and Experience for how many people are in the Party. WHY?? You can program can't you? Can you not hire a programmer to detect who is hitting a creature and who is sitting their doing nothing after some duration and then turn their experience / loot returns off until they start hitting things again? Problem solved. Otherwise, why don't you just come out and say it, "We are against friendships and humanity acting human. This is Social Engineering?" We would completely believe you because that's what the Western companies do. They mess with people just to see how they can mold them. Well, thanks to things like Call of Duty's videos we see through this (if that's what you're really up to)... but don't get mixed up in otherwise if you aren't. We came here to game. If we didn't like your company and it's policies you can bet people would have opened up a hoard of private servers from when this game launched and played there. Instead, we play here. Why? Because we like your company!!! So stop it. Stop pulling us apart from the people we want to play with in the only place to group that is accessible. We'd go to Gyfin if the AP / DP requirements were lower. We USED TO GO TO Pila Ku, but you made that Solo only. What is wrong with you? Largest dungeon in the entire game is solo only. Only full party dungeon has such high AP / DP requirements we can't get there. And there are no other options? Grow up. People are done with this messing with us in our games. This game used to be perfectly fine with 5 person parties when it launched. It was that way for YEARS. Now recently in this last year and some you mess with it. Well guess what. We're thoroughly sick of it! We get off work or come home from school. We want to play with our friends a bit. Share an experience together. Log off. And you know what? Sometimes we don't. That happens too. People do burn out on other people wanting to group all the time. I do fairly often and so does everyone else. You've got the right amount of stuff for us to do in the game right now. You've always been very good at knowing what of how much content you need to have for us, but in this case (whether you know it or not) you hurt the game. Tonight people were getting together to grind as a party because it helped the GUILD MEMBERS GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER. But, when people can't get to know more than 2 people at a time they quickly go, "Eh, screw you. I don't know you from, Adam." And then they go just the opposite way. They get more distant. They don't want to Party because that might cut them off from the friend who invited them to the game in the first place. Now do this across multiple people and instead of getting a whole bunch of people interested in the game you get awhile bunch of people going, "Well, I'd like to play with you after work, but the idiot developers won't let us." So, good for you. You figured out how to give people cheap rewards they didn't earn at the snap of a finger with Season gear pissing off the people that invited them to try the game in the first place who worked hard for that same gear for a year or vastly larger if they played prior to the Central Market. Meanwhile, you tell those same people not to play together with more than one other friend because you don't like it. Specifically YOU devs or your management. You need to go take your management and sit them down in a chair to explain this. They clearly haven't a clue or are deliberately doing this just to see what people will put up with. I can't think of any other reason someone would deliberately make their game less than it was at launch otherwise. If you need some inspiration? Look at Dark Age of Camelot's little dungeons scattered all over the place. That game could support up to 8 people in a party. That's 4 pairs of people who are RL friends with at least one other person in the party. That's 2 N64s playing in the same room Smash Brothers. OR... you have Black Desert. You take those 8 people, remove them from the room until it is down to just 3 people and tell everyone else, "You can't play with us. Dae, Da, and Chul get the controllers this hour. You'll have to wait until tomorrow night." It's an MMO!! You have space for FIVE PEOPLE in your Party system!!!! What is your major malfunction?? Seriously. Something is thoroughly out of wack in your heads if you can't comprehend this is a stupid system. You made an MMO. The joy of these things is being able to get together and do the same thing with a few friends. Five people to a Party is a bare MINIMUM number a Party should be. What if someone gets a girlfriend? Can they bring their girlfriend to the Party if just three people can join? NO! So what happens? That person chooses, "Do I play Black Desert or love my girlfriend?" If they have any sense at all they choose their girlfriend and you lose a customer who was otherwise loyal to you because you can't be bothered to try constructing something in sync with humanity. We're not borg. We're not programs to be codified by habits you afford us. We will rebel. And you won't like our attitude every time it gets their. Particularly with things like this because it wasn't there until you made it so. And then it didn't need to be there in the first place. And you know what? I don't even think it is you when I write this. We've heard what our governments are starting to push for in the movies and tv shows from abroad now. It's sick and twisted and evil. So, I don't think it's you. I'm just saying keep the Christmas songs playing. We respect your company quite a lot. Thanks for the many good years. Sorry for this harsh post. It's annoying this situation though.