Hello, after player around 3 month on both servers simultaneously and watching all this complains on the forum I decided to make this post. Before starting the post im gona answer one of the most polemic thing about private servers. No, GamezBD won't be shut down by Pearl Abyss. Why? Because I've been playing private servers of a lot of korean MMORPG and only servers that shutted down were WoW servers (American company). Even some private servers lasted more than retail server (Dekaron rising vs original dekaron). Also GameZ Aion have been alive for long time so no need to be worried. I think they take good care of the server, althought i would apreciate more transparency and more comunication with the develepers that run this server. Good things about GamezBD vs Retail: 1: New players have it easy starting here rather in retail. Lvling up, getting Sp, and gearing up. 2: Grinding is more fun since you do it in party with your mates meanwhile in retail its not rewarded but instenand you will be punished if you grind in party (excluding high end areas) 3: Free pearls give a lot of help to the players that couldnt afford to buy them on retail. Artisan memories, pets , outfits, inventory space, weight etc. That said I've spent money in both games. On retail over 300€ and in GamezBD about 40 ish € 4: Enhancing feels much better since getting materials is easier than ever. You want to get ready for the enhancing weekend? Good. You go to the forest and start chopping trees for that sharps and hards. (also you will get decent amount of caphras). 5: Do whatever you do, you will be able to get decent amount of silver. You're not obligated to do all kind of tasks and 10 hours of grind everyday to be someone on nodewars in 1 year of playing also its less RNG dependent since you can buy PENs from Marketplace. 6: Rerolling is easier than ever. 7: You can see the damage you do and you can change your build to adapt what you need. No more secretism as in retail. (but there is a bit of with devs that run this server. More transparency please.) Bad things about GamezBD 1: Lack of events. There is weekend events but they are meh. We need more events. 2: Marketplace is almost always empty. There is no real encourgment for the endgame players to farm materials or put things on marketplace so basically whole server is one DIY. Adding NPC that sells Shakatu boxes for 50M could solve majority of the problems about marketplace. 3: Lagg and buggs. 4: Dead PvP and lack of players (this is more for NA than EU). In EU this problem is not as horrible as in NA server. In NA almost everyone is going to top 3 guilds and they have all 3 castles taken and there is almost no PvP meanwhile EU have more competence. Maybe because of nationality variety. 5: Behind in content from retail. Things where GamezBD is slightly better than retail. 1: Meanwhile you think that you will hit endgame faster here, its wrong. Endgame on gamezBD is full PEN with caphras meanwhile endgame on retail is full TET with TRI yellow accesories, PEN awakening weapon and TET ogre layten or tungrad. Around 261AP or 271. I think its more easy to achieve at softcap here than in retail. Also you can start grinding in highend areas faster than in retail. 2: Lack of balance on PvP. Its same shit in both servers. Some clases are stronger than others however since on GamezBD you can reach at cap faster that difference is not as huge as in retail. 540 GS mystic can be huge problem on retail meanwhile 600 gs mystic here have same thread as any other class with that gs. 3: Getting tier 9 horse is slightly easier here than in retail, if you have premium ofcourse. 4: Both servers are pay to win but GamezBD is cheaper than retail on terms of paying real money. And for the end im gona say what kind of changes could improve this server. More transparency. Maybe make an Q&A once a month. So we could have more comunication and give a feedback.