No I refuted your incorrect statements.
Also I didn't play GW1 after the first 2 years, stopped at EotN's release. I didn't grind for mats or whatever was later introduced, I did farm drops for money to fuel vendor purchased set gear for looks. This was before the (evidently) later added "styles" or costumes.
The gear grind has been around since MMOs have been around. The fact this game was SOLD as a NO GEAR GRIND game and then reversed flat out pisses a LOT of people off. While some have moved on, far more will move on now.
The topic is where are the peeps. Some left cause they didn't read the sales pitch and found no gear grind. Anet bowed in, but they won't get these peeps back. No one is returning for a gear grind. Why even gear grind in this game, the gear grind in this game is sub-par to WoW. If I wanted a gear grind I would be playing in the MOTHER OF ALL GEAR GRIND games, World of Warcraft.
Now that they stuck their finger in the eye of those of us who bought this game largely on the premise that once we had max level toons and got them geared, we wouldn't be repeating this process over and over adinfinitum. Believe it or not some human beings that play MMOs get their EGO on in real life. I don't need to constantly feel I am getting more powerful in an freaking game. Now I am not gonna put down those who crave this and need this, that's their issue. But the game was sold as NO GEAR GRIND. The peeps leaving over this might return IF they reverse themselves once again, but they won't, they have obviously invested to much time and energy and someone is pulling this string to make it happen.
So...where are the peeps? If they only left for the gear grind, why aren't they coming back? It's here!
Edited by TGIFrisbie, 24 November 2012 - 08:52 PM.