...And I myself will make the first post here, to kick it off. A bit of commentary on the state of community issues in Vindictus, and why nothing is changing.
If you were to think of the biggest issues the community has to deal with nowadays, excluding the actual features/performance of the game itself, what comes to mind? Very likely, at least some of these are subjects that immediately come to mind: lack of communication from Nexon, lack of honesty from Nexon, and the mismanagement of the Volunteer Forum Moderators.
What if I told you that these issues exist because we CHOSE to let them exist?
I'll even go so far as to explain how.
For well over a year, players have been complaining about the Volunteer Forum Moderators and their terrible management of the official forums. Complaints of abuse of power, censorship, favoritism, bias, hypocrisy. VFM have been rightfully accused of all of these things over this time period, more than once for each.
Yet, despite all of this, despite this supposed immense dissatisfaction over the VFM, and claims of quitting the whole game over them, nobody actually cares. Nobody flips over the table and proposes a better alternative, nobody abandons the forums for /r/Vindictus or some other location. They just keep using the forums that they claim to hate. If you have fit this description of having complained about the forums, yet continue using them, please read this web page real quick: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Tsundere
I opened these forums in May, and started mentioning the fact that they were in development in December. How many people even bothered to make accounts here? Barely 80. How many different people have ever bothered to post on these forums? About 20. Clearly, given these numbers, people are entirely satisfied with the official forums, and see no reason to switch. This is the message that you are sending Nexon. That you are OK with what they do, and that you approve of it. That when it comes time to side with someone, you choose Nexon.
If the playerbase is so accepting of Nexon's current policies, why should they change? What do they have to gain? Further to this, since the playerbase approves of their censorship, what does Nexon have to gain from being honest? Being honest keeps the controversy alive, which is bad for sales, it hurts their image. Since the playerbase is fine with a little censorship, it's better to just delete and dissenting posts, maybe even ban them as a show of power. What are they going to do, go somewhere else? The majority has already spoken, that they will accept no less than Nexon's official forums.
If you want an example of the playerbase pretending to hate Nexon but then getting back together with them, let's look at the TIR Coin debate. A large discussion was brought up about it, many legitimate points were brought up, and much misinformation was had from the VFM. Zero word from Nexon.
Cut to their first response to the issue: applying forum bans to many of the users who were in favor of EU keeping TIR Coins, which did include myself, for full disclosure. Shortly following this, several known forum trolls saw an opportunity to swoop into the thread and start posting their bullshit, serving as misinformation and literally worthless posts ("TIR is bad" was the entirety of the message of many of the posts, with no further comment given by them). VFM allowed these posts to remain, and continued to moderate those that disagreed with them. Eventually, it got so bad that the creator of the thread requested that it be locked due to the sheer volume of misinformation that was being spread and assisted by the VFM.
A lot of disgust was expressed over this whole debacle, and I even pointed out beforehand exactly what Nexon was going to say when they finally responded (I was right, by the way). We all knew what they were going to say and do. We all knew EU had no chance of keeping TIR Coins, and NA had no chance of getting TIR Coins, because Nexon America simply doesn't care. Economic issues for EU players be damned, it's easier to disable TIR Coins than deal with their existence (though Ruin3d's stance that they are pay2win may also be a factor. Buying AP with cash is fair, however.)
Cut to now. For all of September, there hasn't been a single thread about TIR Coins, or a reply to a thread about TIR Coins. All of those people who expressed such disgust and hate of Nexon and the VFM's actions continue to use their forums.
This is why these things happen over and over.