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#61 madmaxII


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Do we know why they didn't include a name change in the makeover kit?

Oh, wait, I already know it - rename kit incoming :devil:

#62 Firstborn12


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

I notice this page on wiki, not sure if it means anything to anyone ,but on it it mentions that they will add Name Changes ( not really a big shocker) and few other additions to the game.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

View PostTGIFrisbie, on 27 November 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

Happening a few times to me, on character swaps.  I think it is a login server issue not an item flagging issue.  However I did use a make over earlier...

I haven't even logged in to get a kit yet because I keep getting error 42.  So its a server issue.

#64 Fredthelog


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

So, with the Hair Style kits, can you change your hairstyle, and beard as well?

#65 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

They grew so much more in my eyes after releasing these. They did it so fast! Nice work ANet <3

#66 jollygood1


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Good job Arena Net. Very fair price on these. :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Those are actually quite cheap and easily accessible.

Very nice. Very nice indeed. Might change the look of my character after all.

#68 Kinniku


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Finally something that I actually want to buy from the gem shop and its not even that expensive! all I need now is a name change item. :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

For those wondering why Name Change wasn't released yet, it's a marketing thing.  At the risk of once again being labelled as a tinfoil hat wearer, this is actually sound marketing:

1.  Have a sale to entice shoppers to buy.  (Black Friday)
2.  Gems have been reduced by buyers.
3.  Put out new sale items.
4.  Some shoppers will need to buy gems as they spent a good portion of their stockpile.
5.  Put out new sale items.
Repeat 4.

and so on.  It's meant to drain off and create a reason to buy more gems.  This isn't a conspiracy, it's just sound marketing in this type of F2P shop market.

Name Change, Bank Anywhere, etc., will probably come out very soon.  On the flipside there could be technical issues with name changes and character data storage, but I doubt that is the case since they already can enforce name changes for improper names.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

That items will leave the Gem Store soon ? I'm thinking in buy some of this, but the Gem is costing so much gold lately..

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:58 AM

View PostCYAN, on 28 November 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

That items will leave the Gem Store soon ? I'm thinking in buy some of this, but the Gem is costing so much gold lately..

I believe only special holiday items will not always be permanent on the store.  Such as Halloween costumes.  The makeover kits and hair kits should remain.

#72 Raani


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:07 AM

Yay! I can finally fix my poor Sylvari.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

We need a race change gem item as well!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

thats...pretty cheap as compared to what i initially expected.
Good job anet, you have got me. You know i will spend $ on those pixels for 250 gems. And you get it

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

View Postcyclopsje, on 27 November 2012 - 05:42 PM, said:

Ah got you. Trying out professions can be done in some level in spvp
sPvP isn't PvE... What would it aid me to try out a profession in sPvP when it plays rather differently in PvE anyways.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 28 November 2012 - 11:48 AM, said:

sPvP isn't PvE... What would it aid me to try out a profession in sPvP when it plays rather differently in PvE anyways.

True however you get to play around with the skills,

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Nice. I said to me, no more money for Anet after the Fractals and the ascended items gear grind affair, but now I get weak and will buy gems again, although my plan to quit the game if ascended will not be available via karma still stands. Fortunately I don't know anything about it atm and please don't tell me.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

View PostOmedon, on 27 November 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

The business savvy move would be to add those options later.

Get the wave of " I meant to do this" with the existing options now, and then the " ooh I totally would have chosen that" wave down the road. ;)
I suppose that makes sense.   If that's the case I'll wait until they offer the new options.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

This is actually great! They set the price reasonably.. didn't add it to the chests as random item... You are sure this is happening? Maybe this indicates a willingness to add direct purchase and go to proper microtransaction models...

They should prepare for all the cash they will be getting. Even more! Community + customer satisfaction. Its an actually savvy move that has no huge drawbacks.

Take my money, Anet! :D

Edit: I just noticed it has no name change.. I am fine with my name and gender but that is a bit strange. I don't blame them at all though, I am sure they will add a separate item that changes names. That is how it usually is in most mmo.. so don't worry!

Edited by Sahfy chama, 28 November 2012 - 06:15 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hair style option is way too expensive.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

Having bought the total makeover kit in GW 1 which was $10 for 5 characters 2.50 per character.

It allowed you to choose from any haircut of any campaigns.

GW 2's version; for around $4.35 for one character which is $1.85 more or 3.50 per character if you bought the 5 pack. you get the same boring haircut choices from the character's creation. In my case I was lucky there was one haircut I liked more. They could have at least included all the haircuts from the Norn and Asura, for Sylvari added more choices and Charr well more whatever.

So for me it was a big let down I'll not buy more until some additions are made. Fortunately I was wise enough to buy only one, I had a feeling they would pull a carrot on this one and the did.

As for the self style hair kit, well if they didn't add haircuts here as well. How is this supposed to be better? If you chose the best haircut the first time then don't bother with this roller coaster. :P
On these 2 items I give Anet a 5 out of 10. :zip:
Because of low choices I won't be able to change my Norn haircut.

Edited by Hybarf Tics, 30 November 2012 - 09:51 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

Still no glow or effects in makeover preview.  You have to do it blind.

My Sylvari now has pink/white spineglow after picking red as the glow.

Edited by ExplosivePinata, 05 December 2012 - 03:13 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Give name change finally geez. Male -> Female with male's name is really stupid. That and the fact that it prevents most likely quite a few people frombuying them.

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