I've never played WoW, so I don't know exactly how this "Armory" works. Does it allow you to view all this information on other characters, or just your own? If it works on other characters - then no, I see no reason for it. If GW2 were to implement something like that, I'd like there to be a privacy option, and that privacy mode was "on" by default.
As for being able to access the auction system from an app... I'm kind of divided on that issue. On the one hand I can see how it would be handy. On the other hand, it might give some people and 'advantage' over others, by being able to adjust prices at any time.
Hahahaha why would a privacy option matter its not like facebook your boss wont see pictures of your toon heavly drinking and passing out. and there wont be nude pics of your char posted. thats just udderly obsured to think you would need a privacy filter Id love an explanation as to why you think that.
Secondly having a auction house app wouldnt give the app person an advantage it would actaully help balance the game more. The only people with an advantage are people who dont work and play GW2 8-10 hrs a day at home on thier PC. atleast with the auction house app a normal person who works 40hrs a week can quickly log on during a lunch break and manage thier auctions.
both of your opinions are silly and not well thought out at all.
The spoilage here comes in interaction with other player-characters who prattle on about endless statistics about your character they should have no way of knowing, instead of judging and interacting with your character based on what they can observe (instead of clicking on some site to see what you've done and how many times you've done every little thing). This is partially avoided by an "opt out" feature, again I suggest if there is some armoury people should be able to prevent it from posting information about their characters.
There will be all manner of things whether we want them or not, still better not to encourage them. "Elite" folk should be insightful enough to judge things based on what they themselves observe rather than some artificial post of statistics compiled automatically by computer?
Anyway OP wanted to know who's for or against armoury and why, so that's my bit, I'm against it.
your first comment makes no sence you make it sound like your charector will have this super secret build of stats and abilities which you want nobody to know about, which isnt the case GW2 is to streamlined for anyone to look at your armory and go 'ohhhhh thats why hes awesome'. Secondly I welcome the armory cause I hate and i mean hate with a passion people whispering me all the time asking where did you get that or whats your stats. I didnt buy the game to become a walking wiki site for someone thats what the armory is there for.
Also the armory is there to prevent liers from joining well organized groups. In WoW when im forming up a 25man raid and I know that 1 jackoff can wipe the group if hes not experienced when im inviting people I always had the armory open checking peoples profiles seeing if they know the fight and not just saying they do.
Pub groups isnt where you go to learn boss fights you learn that in guilds. armory helps keep the liers and badies out of pubs so that people who have put time into the game and wanna clear some content can.
And again LISTEN THIS TIME there is nothing at all wrong with elitism its a playstyle its how a group of people like to play. thats like saying ANET shouldnt help Role Players and or that PvP shouldnt be an Esport.
Why is it people have no problem with hardcore PvPers who are more demanding in thier requirements to join thier PvP team. But yet crap all over people who want a more seriouse hardcore style of PvE play in which we also require quality to join our ranks.
90% of the GW2 population will Casual PvP / PvE players the other 10% will be Competitive PvP teams and Elitist PvE Gamers. So what the hell is your problem you make it sound like if this app came out that everyone would turn elitist (which wont happen cause most people suck) and that you will eb left with no casual players to party with.
If it doesnt affect you why be against it you still ahve not in anyways shape or form showed a real concrete reason why a armory app would be deterimental to the community. So people dont care about talking to others some people just wanna compete. Im not a personable person at all in WoW my ignore list was full also was in GW1 too.
Sometimes you just wanna compare your progress with someone else's to give yourself a goal to attain. Just because people dont play the game you play as a casual interactive player doesnt mean everyone else should eather and it doesnt make them bad people for wanting to thier way so why discourage what they enjoy to do if it doesnt affect you.
Yeah, I think you might be confusing information that will help people make interesting and elaborate decisions in their own right - with A-holes. People will always be elitist or dickish online. Just going to happen, limiting information from individuals who are not jerks just because of some bad experiences or a caste system evolving within a gaming community is silly. It will happen REGARDLESS.
I mean, it's between playing the game and living in a box. Both are a solution.
Edited by hellspawnxxx, 13 September 2011 - 12:31 PM.