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#1 MazingerZ

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

https://www.guildwar...-weekend-sales/

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The Black Lion Trading Company is celebrating the biggest shopping day of the year with a Black Friday sale of their own.

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, be sure to check out the Gem Store for limited-time discounts on some of your favorite items. Each day three different items will be discounted up to 70% off! But don’t wait, because each sale only lasts 24 hours.

You’ll have to log into the game and open the Gem Store (default key is “O”) to find out exactly which items are on sale each day. Happy shopping!

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#2 Azure Skye

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

i wonder what it is. :o A weapon skin or more town clothes. =P

#3 Jobuu

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

how about something useful like a bank slot :)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 21 November 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

i wonder what it is. :o A weapon skin or more town clothes. =P
They didn't say there would be new items, just discounts.

#5 dawdler

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Buy gems for gold.

Buy items at 70% off for those gems.

Still more expensive than it was on release day :mellow:

#6 Sevens

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

View PostAzure Skye, on 21 November 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

i wonder what it is. :o A weapon skin or more town clothes. =P
More RNG chest that give you crap crap and then some more crap...No thanks Anet, put shit on the Gem store outside the stupid RNG chest and then maybe I might buy something

#7 GrandmaFunk

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

View PostJobuu, on 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM, said:

how about something useful like a bank slot :)

While bank slots are purchased with gems, they are not sold through the Black Lion Trading Co but through the bank UI itself.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

A sale is great...




...if there is anything worth buying.

Add attractive town clothes (rather than novelty gag items), name change contracts, 60% speed boost mounts with automatic dismount in combat (unsuable in PvP and in towns), makeovers, and awesome dance emotes and ANet will get money from me beyond the box price I paid.

Edited by Kymeric, 21 November 2012 - 08:31 PM.


#9 AKGeo

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Mounts? Seriously?

#10 MazingerZ

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

Don't focus on one thing in his long list.  The point he's making is that the gem store offers nothing for him.  And it really doesn't.  It's all buffs and conveniences with very little 'fun stuff.'
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#11 Steadfast Gao Shun

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

A sale on character slots would be nice. :P

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

View PostKymeric, on 21 November 2012 - 08:30 PM, said:

60% speed boost mounts with automatic dismount in combat (unsuable in PvP and in towns) awesome - dance emotes

I'd be on board with this...I'd gladly pay GEMS for a mount to move faster across a map than go "in-game" broke jumping waypoints when I need to get someplace quickly rather than run it, but that's a debate for another thread...and "Dance Lessons" would be great...even if its only to do one of the already existing ones...just not the one your race gets stuck with...(I so want my Norn to be able to do the Haka and not the dreaded "Carlton")

But hey, to get back on point...70%, if its something cool, will be sweet...but I am not holding my breath for storage or char slots...maybe the minis will be on sale one day...i'd buy a 3-pack...maybe even a couple...at 70% off...:)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

Why are people going on about new items, no place does it say any new items will be added.

Also gold to gem price just shot up because of this.

Edited by caveslug, 21 November 2012 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

View PostJobuu, on 21 November 2012 - 07:43 PM, said:

how about something useful like a bank slot :)

They already sell bank slots..

#15 MazingerZ

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

View Postcaveslug, on 21 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

Why are people going on about new items, no place does it say any new items will be added.

Also gold to gem price just shot up because of this.

Of course it will.  Gold -> Gems is a zero revenue service.  It's there to marginalize (not solve, just split the community) the outcry of only being able to use money to get stuff from the store.  There will always be a percentage of the community who will point out that the option to convert farmed gold into gems is there, as long as the option is there.  Raising the conversion cost is designed to force people down path that generates revenue.

I don't begrudge them their desire for money.  I'm saying that they're using tricks to get people to spend money, not necessarily providing anything enticing to purchase.  They're trying to winnow people's resistance to things they have at this point decided they do not want at the current price, not innovating anything new that would trigger a sale.

If you want to see how that example works, look at JC Penny's recent endeavor to go 'low price all the time.'  They tried to just downmark everything and never have a sale.  Not the same deep discounts that randomly occur, but lower prices all the time.  They reverted because it did not generate the numbers they wanted.  People are more likely to buy when they think they're getting a bargain, regardless of whether they need or really want the item.  Just because the opportunity for what a perceived 'bargain' is.
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#16 Kymeric

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 21 November 2012 - 08:38 PM, said:

Don't focus on one thing in his long list.  The point he's making is that the gem store offers nothing for him.  And it really doesn't.  It's all buffs and conveniences with very little 'fun stuff.'

Yes, thanks.

I thought it would be necessary to provide some sort of tangible list, because just saying "More fun stuff in the store would make more money off me than a big sale" would have been too vague.

AKGeo, I know there are a lot of arguments both for an against mounts.  There's been a long thread covering them in exhaustive detail long before the game even launched.  That is why I added all those qualifiers to try and point out I was looking for something on the low impact end of the mount spectrum (as opposed to the flying, ignore the world end).

Namely, it'd be nice if they put the fluff stuff that everyone was saying would be in the CS based on the GW1 CS and the things ANet said about it prior to launch.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Nothing to buy on gem shop. I might buy 2 character slots.

I have no use for town clothing. I'd prefer if they had more armor skins available...

OR a variety of gem store underwear.

I will immediately spend my gems if there were armor skins/underwear to buy.

Also ^^ I bought gems way back then. I had 3110, now 2510 (bought a bank slot). Gem prices just too high now.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Chest keys day 1.

Consortium chests day 2.

Booster packs day 3.

Happy holidays, everyone!

#19 MazingerZ

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

Also, never mind they won't be seeing a penny from me for Ascended gear.  Until that is addressed, have all the sales you want.  Zero money from me.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:57 PM

I hope Guild Wars 2 also becomes more tidy and complete.

such as club penguin for example, it may sound and be silly but its nicely layed out, the art (designs) is perfect.
like, its expanding -> expands -> other - > etc

etc...

#21 Runkleford

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

Vote with your wallet I say.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

View PostAKGeo, on 21 November 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

Mounts? Seriously?
mounts or not, would be good if the alts cloths/etc was cleaned up (ex: better design/art)

And playing with guild or on teamspeak/etc is very very fun, its just awesome.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

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