I have come across unexpected change on the website regarding Online Tempering. I had tempered some equips on the website last night with an account that had the status of a "Free User". I got on the website to do so again today, and to my surprise the Online Tempering feature has now been changed so that only Users of the VIP status may use it.
http://gyazo.com/113...304e5a5366fa0df <<<<<<<<This image contains the result of an attempt to access the Online Tempering feature without VIP status.
For some people, this may not pose much of a problem, but for myself, and maybe others who may not necessarily be able to pay money for a VIP status, this is somewhat problematic. I am not sure when the change was made, but to my knowledge there has been no notification of any kind by any of the officials on the forums to the rest of the community. My main question that I am asking is "When was the Online Tempering feature changed to 'VIP Only' status, and what were the reasons for doing so?". I understand that the Level Up Rewards contain the 200 mileage point compensation prize upon reaching level 200, but for me, reaching level 200 could take a while. If anyone has taken the time to read this post, thank you for reading it. If you have anything to add, feel free to do so. However, I would prefer that a GM or Moderator with knowledge of why the situation has occurred answer my question. Again, thank you for your time.