They are in charge of only one of the things you have mentioned. They cannot add brand new things to the game, only cycle things that are currently not available in the game, but have been created by NCSoft Korea, such as outfits and content that is available in other regions. This is evidenced by how they updated the AH and added “Character Info” which was not available in any other region. They added a link to a website which you can access in-game, but they could not add a whole new system where you inspect people in game, they have to use a website.
E: Everything else, I agree with, though. Should be able to scale UI elements individually, skills should be explained and worded better, quests should be share-able, bidding should be through-out the whole instance, not just that section and the floors shouldn’t randomly stop you from sprinting. Sadly, I do not think NCSoft NA can fix most of these issues. Only forward them to NCSoft Korea and hope they get fixed in a patch, which they can push to us.
If you thought that little doors were annoying, just wait till you’re trying to jump up clearly open paths to get through places quickly to Buy Blade And Soul Gold, and you hit zone walls which make you fall in and outta zones instead of taking you foward on your path. It really makes the whole freedom of movement thing feel alot less free.
I have some pretty huge performance issues and I have no idea why. Rolling with a geforce 970, i5 4590, 8GB ram and windows 10; depending on what’s on screen I play most of the time at like 30-40 FPS with everything set to the 4 preset and 1920*1080 res. (Not even the low performance mode gets me a steady 60 FPS so obviously something is fucked up.)
It honestly seems entirely random. I posted in a thread a couple weeks ago with someone having performance issues. I think it’s either a graphics driver issue or OS issue because I can run the game on my windows 7, i3 3.4 GHz, 32gb Corsair vengence, and GTX 650 with 45-60 fps while streaming with very little fluctuation in framerate. There were a few people in that thread with FAR better specs than me who were having trouble running the game at a steady framerate without streaming.