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#61 Corvindi


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

View PostMazingerZ, on 21 November 2012 - 05:57 AM, said:

Cash -> Gems -> Gold

That is ArenaNet's new business model.

You may not give in, but others will.  No effort lost on their part.

I want you to be wrong, but I don't think you are.

Actually, I always thought the game was grindier than it should be, anyway.  Too many gold sinks and sometimes mobs just take too darn long to die and levels take too darn long to get, especially those middle levels.  But my tolerance for MMO grind has already gone way down over the past few years, so that isn't too surprising.

This Ascended grind, though?  Forget it.  Not going near it.  Let the cash shop kids and the dungeon hamsters have at.  And if that is all we're going to get out of MMOs from now on, well, then I'm done with MMOs for good.

Edited by Corvindi, 22 November 2012 - 02:48 AM.

#62 Darkobra


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

View PostHector, on 22 November 2012 - 12:32 AM, said:

As a musician I know that the metal band Nevermore covered the sound of silence.

And now I died a little more.

#63 karekiz


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

It is only grindy because ANet can't figure out how loot tables work out and that grinded mats to put into a forge isn't as fun as something actually dropping in dungeons.

Even though in WoW/Everquest running dungeons I might not GET anything (pre badge system), I at least saw something unique drop each time and a guildie/friend/random got something fun to use.  It was 100% from a table of 4 or so drops (more for raids etc).  ANet seem so Anti Loot Table it is indeed hurting their game and annoying dungeon runners.  You should always walk into a dungeon and get something fansy, it might not be your stat comp, but something fansy is better than ecto salvaged crap.

This is where Ascended items could be great, but they are currently not working right in drop rate.  It *should* drop one ascended item on your 3rd fractal final boss, but it only does it on Jade Maw (That I know of)......and you have to be lucky ta boot.

When your entire party runs a fractal set and gets barely anything aside from $$$ from it then is it any different from just grinding Orr all day?

Edited by karekiz, 22 November 2012 - 05:58 AM.

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