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#1 Khalija

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

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ArenaNet has announced that the Black Lion Trading Company will be participating in Black Friday sales. This weekend - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - they plan on having a limited-time sale on different items in the Gem store. Each day will list new discounted items with up to 70% off original price so make sure to check the store this weekend while you play!

#2 Vexd

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

anyone know what time this will start? any ideas what will be on sale?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

View PostVexd, on 21 November 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:

anyone know what time this will start? any ideas what will be on sale?

It tells you in the post, 3 day event lasting 24 hours for each set of 3 items. And they tell you to check the store to find out, my guess they are going to keep it under wraps so people can't pick and choose.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Black Lion Black Friday !
Black Friday Lion Trading Co.
BLACK BLACK BLACK because it's...
Friday Friday Friday

#5 Swift Red

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

Hope we get character slots and bank slots cheap.

#6 Linfang

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

The Line started to form at Lions Arch for Black Friday

#7 Vexd

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

View Postcaveslug, on 21 November 2012 - 09:48 PM, said:

It tells you in the post, 3 day event lasting 24 hours for each set of 3 items. And they tell you to check the store to find out, my guess they are going to keep it under wraps so people can't pick and choose.

i mean't what specific time, because friday starts at different times across the globe =D

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

I bet the gem to gold (and vice versa) conversion rate will get insanely high this weekend. Better convert now if you plan on using in game gold.

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#9 MazingerZ

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

View PostNeo Nugget, on 21 November 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

I bet the gem to gold (and vice versa) conversion rate will get insanely high this weekend. Better convert now if you plan on using in game gold.

Already has

http://www.guildwars...y/#entry2091558
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

100 gems to gold just pasted 1 gold

1 gold gets you 69 gems

#11 Aaron Demonsniper

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

This is getting ridiculous. Anet hasn't let gem prices cool down since Halloween. Every few weeks it's another special thing that can only be done with gems, and now this sale. Well, I guess more people will buy gems to convert to gold now that they get so much return. Always happy to sate the greed of the almighty Anet.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

View PostAaron Demonsniper, on 22 November 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

This is getting ridiculous. Anet hasn't let gem prices cool down since Halloween. Every few weeks it's another special thing that can only be done with gems, and now this sale. Well, I guess more people will buy gems to convert to gold now that they get so much return. Always happy to sate the greed of the almighty Anet.

I'm not sure how you managed to twist a holiday sale that everyone in the nation takes part in... into the evil's of ArenaNet. What would you have liked them to do with their business model? Hold a lemonade sale? Some people get lucky and turn a few gold into a lot of gems, some people have a lot of money to buy gems and get gold, and I have a limited amount of funds and happen to like sales.

Edited by Var, 22 November 2012 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

View Postcaveslug, on 21 November 2012 - 09:48 PM, said:

It tells you in the post, 3 day event lasting 24 hours for each set of 3 items. And they tell you to check the store to find out, my guess they are going to keep it under wraps so people can't pick and choose.

That's dumb. Why restrict sales in such a fashion unless what you're selling isn't that valuable to begin with.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

View Postbdatty, on 21 November 2012 - 10:02 PM, said:

Black Lion Black Friday !
Black Friday Lion Trading Co.
BLACK BLACK BLACK because it's...
Friday Friday Friday

And that's when I shot him your honor.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

black friday
somehow reminds me of rebecca black singing friday
Friday friday gotta get down on friday
where the BLTC sells cheap stuff cheap stuff

i wish for no discounts in the current gem shop, but rather new stuff e.g. face change/hair change and items that are actually worth something in the gem shop(e.g. non boxed/chest-ed armor or weapon skins!)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:29 AM

Ummm care to explain what black Friday is to us non Americans please? I take it it's about selling things waaaayyyy below normal price, but is there a history there? Like approaching Christmas they get rid of their old stock?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

View PostCoren, on 22 November 2012 - 06:29 AM, said:

Ummm care to explain what black Friday is to us non Americans please? I take it it's about selling things waaaayyyy below normal price, but is there a history there? Like approaching Christmas they get rid of their old stock?

Its the day after thanksgiving, stores have really nice sales.

In reality the times have changed, Its gone from a couple of hours to an all weekend thing. The Items they advertise for super cheap are limited 5-10 per store, You have to sit in line 12 hours+ to even have a chance at the laptop for $200 or the 50inch plasma TV for $200.

Now they do have other good deals, but nothing like those teaser ones that con people into camping out in front of a store in freezing weather. Its also morphed over the years from mainly retailers, into everyone and there brother having black Friday sales. Be it a car dealership or a restaurant.

I think the "history" behind the name is also the time of year, retail stores went from red to black in profits.

Forgot to add you will see 1-5 cases of people fighting or even killing people over this crap on national news.

Edited by caveslug, 22 November 2012 - 07:22 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

View Postcaveslug, on 22 November 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:



Its the day after thanksgiving, stores have really nice sales.

In reality the times have changed, Its gone from a couple of hours to an all weekend thing. The Items they advertise for super cheap are limited 5-10 per store, You have to sit in line 12 hours+ to even have a chance at the laptop for $200 or the 50inch plasma TV for $200.

Now they do have other good deals, but nothing like those teaser ones that con people into camping out in front of a store in freezing weather. Its also morphed over the years from mainly retailers, into everyone and there brother having black Friday sales. Be it a car dealership or a restaurant.

I think the "history" behind the name is also the time of year, retail stores went from red to black in profits.

Forgot to add you will see 1-5 cases of people fighting or even killing people over this crap on national news.

Thanks for that mate:) first time I heard of black Friday was an episode of Chuck. I knew it was about discounts, but not it's history.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Considering how much gems price has rised having a discount will actually make the price for stuff the same of pre-halloween if we are lucky.
I'll just skip it if it isnt true insane discount

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

70% off price of the top hat, 5% off price of black lion keys, 0% off price of storage upgrades (because they aren't purchased through the black lion store interface)......my expectations are low, but I'm willing to be proven wrong ANet!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

View Postcaveslug, on 22 November 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:


I think the "history" behind the name is also the time of year, retail stores went from red to black in profits.


Originally it had nothing to do with red to black, and really, still doesn't.  A rather thorough article can be found here - http://www.todayifou...yths-and-facts/

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

Yay, nothing i want from Black Lion Trading Company from this sale. Eh, Bl Keys, Fine Transmutation stone, Bl Express merchant. Lol

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Tsk tsk tsk, they should've done something more about this. You know what defines Black Friday more than anything? Raiding and violence. That's why they should've made this an event.

They should've made some sort of brawl event! A few hours in LA where everything would be chaos for people to become the last ones standing and the ones to be able to buy the items for insanely low prices. Will there be blood? Yes. Will there be glory? If by glory you mean dye packs for 20 gems, then yes. Will there be an insane amount of lag? Definitely. Black Friday. Last man standing.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

View PostSword Hammer Axe, on 23 November 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

Tsk tsk tsk, they should've done something more about this. You know what defines Black Friday more than anything? Raiding and violence. That's why they should've made this an event.

They should've made some sort of brawl event! A few hours in LA where everything would be chaos for people to become the last ones standing and the ones to be able to buy the items for insanely low prices. Will there be blood? Yes. Will there be glory? If by glory you mean dye packs for 20 gems, then yes. Will there be an insane amount of lag? Definitely. Black Friday. Last man standing.
i think they learned the lesson with the last '1 time event'

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

View Postprince vingador, on 23 November 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:

i think they learned the lesson with the last '1 time event'
Why would it have to be a 1 time event?  Black Friday is just the start of the holiday shopping season.  People don't get nicer and less violent as soon as the 26th rolls around.  Sure, the amazing deals on TVs and stuff are over, but there's a whole month of shopping left and that woman is gonna die if she think she's getting those shoes... I mean uhhhhh... bring on the in-game shopping brawl!  ;)

I haven't been impressed with the GW2 sale so far.  This might change if character slots get discounted.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

View Postprince vingador, on 23 November 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:

i think they learned the lesson with the last '1 time event'

What lesson? Let the players suffer!!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Well, now that we've seen all the items...

The pessimist in me knew they weren't likely to offer things like character slots, bag space, or bank space.

The optimist figured surely they'd throw us at least one bone.

Now the pessimist is pointing at the optimist and laughing.

Damned schadenfreude-filled bastard.





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