I have never said that they can't change their manifesto. It is their game and they have the right to change it in anyway they please. But that doesn't necessarily mean we have to like every single potential changes they do to the game. If they should be allowed to change their minds, then why can't we, if we don't like the upcoming direction that the game is heading? Yes it is only rings and back pieces right now, but ArenaNet has said that there will be more ascended items along WITH VERTICAL PROGRESSION.
I don't want to be running a perpetual gear treadmill and that is what it sounds like they intend to do. It is a shame because I like this game and it has a lot of potential but I dont like the direction that it is heading.
I see where your going and i whole heartily agree with your statements, i myself am just getting a little butthurt, mainly because i dont want people to leave, i enjoy just "being" in the world and if ppl arnt there to give it some ..lets say life, its gonna get dull. The vertical progression, ive heard it somewhere and if that is their statment then daaiimmm, just hope they dont go all WoW on us, creating a new gearscore.. i cant ekspress how many times ive been turned down for not having a high enough gearscore. With that said i feel some peoples frustration, and i apologize if my post above seemed a ..aggressive. The heading does seem rather dark.. anyway, ill wait it out anyway.. need dat tengu race :l