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#61 ChocPudding

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Cant wait! too bad I will miss out 50% of the event. Hope there wont be that many one-offs.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

View PostProtoss, on 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that the game can live up to this picture.
not entirely NO, but the dragons do fly over some explore zones, as for the upcoming event, i have nothing new to add, that hasn't.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

Oh great, another truly epic laggy event!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

who knows maybe they will finally put in a festival hat dude

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

View PostWaar Kijk Je Naar, on 28 November 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

So why didn't we equip that thing with a bunch of cannons and use it to destroy zhaitan?

Because it's a huge balloon, and as such, very vulnerable. One hit by Zhaitan and it would go down.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

I hope snowball fight is back good fun. Costume brawl is no fun. Too much lagg in the city

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

another events = many more bugs??? everytime arenanet make an event sPvP get all screw, lot of spike lagg, lot of bugs ( able to use enemy treb for example) the well know loading bug that is ridiculous on tournaments. in a bit funny see during events arenbanet make lot of builds, make a new build and after 5-10m already pop another message for a new build. hallowen event was a crap, between imensive bugs, huge lagg and sPvP all screw, probably was best this event didnt even happen, but they need esay money.....

i said forget all this crap events and start correct the incredible amount of bugs the game have. impressive how after so many months after release game we can still see the same bugs on classes we could see on BW1....just amazing. i was think thgis company was diferent from others but so far is equal to any other MMORPG company, make content to win money and almost forget correct bugs.

sPVP is dying very very quick, arenanet wanted to make it a e-sport? seem pretty much impossible this game be a e-sport with so many bugs, a very limited setup build/class for tournaments, etc, nope this game will never be a e-sport but can be a grear pvp game if they start correct bugs and forget for a few months add new events that are crap anyway since everyone will be lagging or having some kind of stupid bugs

Edited by styken, 28 November 2012 - 10:41 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

probably just more grindy content and expensive stuff on the cash shop

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

<--- Missed Karka Event
<--- Wants free $$$ + Equip

Edited by Fenice_86, 28 November 2012 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Well, since last content, the Gems are at a crazy price and I can totally see the Black Lion Chests going up in price again.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

View Postmalevolence, on 28 November 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

Well, since last content, the Gems are at a crazy price and I can totally see the Black Lion Chests going up in price again.

as i say...easy money. players? who cares about them if arenanet can make lot money with just some laggy/bugs events?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

i miss Kekai Kotaki and oh god  i dislike the new water painted loading screens they remind me the 3Dred-blue images
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

I hope the Avatar of Dwayna and the Avatar of Grench and his grenches make an appearance. I'll be pretty disappointed if they get replaced with Tixx the gift giving asura.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

View PostMr_Finesse, on 27 November 2012 - 08:24 PM, said:

What other major event had an Asuran NPC?
- Mad King Thorn had a little Asura one-shot Thorn when he broke through the Lion statue.
- FotM is all about helping Dessa, an asura.
- The Karka was about getting info from one asura (ex-boyfriend) to another asura (ex-girlfriend) that was working with a human.

I've had enough of helping asura for a while. I never liked them to begin with because of their extreme racist attitude in GW1.

Bring back the twin Avatar battles, grenchies, snowball fights, reindeer games. But no more asura.

Edited by Norn Osprey, 28 November 2012 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

View Post1 up and 2 down, on 28 November 2012 - 02:44 PM, said:

I hope the Avatar of Dwayna and the Avatar of Grench and his grenches make an appearance. I'll be pretty disappointed if they get replaced with Tixx the gift giving asura.
I agree with you there.

I hope they redo all the cities with Winterday theme. No need to change Hoelbrak, it's already snowing. XD  I do wish they will do Divinity's Reach. I hope they add some winter's music to Uzolan's Mechanical Orchestra, like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra but thats asking to much. Lol  
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Edited by Azure Skye, 28 November 2012 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

View PostBaktwerel, on 28 November 2012 - 10:03 AM, said:

Because it's a huge balloon, and as such, very vulnerable. One hit by Zhaitan and it would go down.

Only if it's during a cutscene.

View PostNorn Osprey, on 28 November 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

- Mad King Thorn had a little Asura one-shot Thorn when he broke through the Lion statue.
- FotM is all about helping Dessa, an asura.
- The Karka was about getting info from one asura (ex-boyfriend) to another asura (ex-girlfriend) that was working with a human.

I've had enough of helping asura for a while. I never liked them to begin with because of their extreme racist attitude in GW1.

Bring back the twin Avatar battles, grenchies, snowball fights, reindeer games. But no more asura.

For the Karka stuff, honestly you interacted with and helped Ellen Kiel (human) far more than you did any other NPC, including Levvi (asura).  The asura was important, no doubt, and obviously second in importance but she kinda disappears for the Southsun Cove invasion whereas Kiel stayed with you for all three phases.  Most people just remember the asura more.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Scrappy Jim...need a ghost of Scrappy Jim to show up reminiscing of the grand WIntersdays of the past in LA.

Grenth corrupting some Asura and they become the Grenchies...that would be awesome.

If they play this right, new content, maybe inside robot is a cooly jumping puzzle, add a couple costumes and a special 3-pack on holiday minis to the Gem Shop...maybe throw 2-3 skins in the BL Chest...don't go too crazy with gem shop stuff...the cool decor in the cities, maybe some mini quests like the scavanger hunt(only making sure it works this time), and maybe add a couple Legendary Recipes to make some Winterday Themed weapons(make like 3 that would span all the professions like Long Bow, Staff, and Dagger as an example), add in a couple cooly PvP maps themed on Wintersday with a special WIntersday Tourney or some such...just lots of simple things to celebrate...would be great...that way people wouldn't have to go bat-s*%$ crazy trying to get everything to be uber...so we can all have a fun Wintersday...even the teams at ANET could be a bit more relaxed...

But hey, who am I kiddin'...there are some that would condemn something that simple and enjoyable...HAVE TO BE 1337, UBER DOMINATION!!! GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!

No matter, I'm looking forward to see what the teams come up with and plan to enjoy it...also gonna make a point to go back to GW1 and get the hats I had missed and pay my respects to the WIntersday Dwarf. :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

I dunno.

  Looks more like an alien invasion to me. I don't think I would trust anything that thing gives me.

  ...or maybe a giant pinata.

   I say let's shoot it down and find out. That way, we win either way.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Is it just me... or does Tixx need a manicure?  He has some serious claws for an asura

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

I love the concept art.. I love the idea of an asuran toy maker. I kind of wish there was a norn with a red outfit also going around and dropping huge bags on people from a floating device of some sort and accidentally hitting guards occasionally.

But... The RNG problem has gotten worse every holiday so far:
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Halloween, you could direct purchase most of the content but a few things were in RNG chests with insane drop rates. The most expensive stuff was about 30 gold typically.

Lost Shores? Minipets were no longer direct purchase.. you had to gamble. Costume parts were no longer direct purchase. Etc.
What does this mean? We can expect the actual value of any minipets and such to sky rocket if this trend continues.

There is one good improvement about lost shores events structure: The majority of the items were fairly cheap due to the drop rate.
The mini's however... were not. They are several times more expensive than the halloween pack by a large margin.

Halloween minis: 6-ish gold or 500 gems for the entire pack of three. About 2 gold per pet.
Lost shores minis (with debateable comparable quality) were around 10 times that last I checked.

Wintersday: The primary npc will be a toy maker. Toy maker just -might- mean minis.
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Not saying it will, but even though there was major backlash about certain things not being available for direct purchase during halloween, they pulled a 180 and made it worse for the lost shores event. Compare the cost of the halloween minipet -pack- to just the karka minipet.

There is a brightside, they changed things.. That means they realize there is room for improvement and they haven't gotten the formula down. Certain items were very cheap in gold as I stated.. The ship in a bottle focus (while I don't want it) was like 40 silver at one point.

I am afraid that there will be alot of "minitoys" and alot of grinding necessary to gain them... or a hefty fee due to the gold transfer cost. There will probably be certain things which are very available and certain things that are like the karka stuff.

Also, this increasing difference will further encourage market manipulators to cause the transfer cost to go even further out of whack if the above things prove to be true. I have seen people make 200 gold easy due to simply manipulating the structure of these events.

I hope things go smooth this time though!
Maybe they won't go further toward RNG? Who knows..~
I guess we will see when it comes, all I know is that I will be far too busy visiting family to grind out 100+ gold so I can get all the event items and as a completionist I am kind of cursed with feeling the need to.

Either way? It will be fun! Hopefully they will use the data from the previous events to come to a solution that is both acceptable for the majority of players and profitable for them. More people will buy by a factor of at least 10 if the quasi micro becomes true micro transaction and allows direct purchase alternatives that are more feasible. Thats how it worked for our business anyway.
I look forward to it though!

Edited by Sahfy chama, 28 November 2012 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostFoxBat, on 27 November 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

Because Asura are just as ridiculous and out-of-place in a fantasy world as Halloween or Christmas are.

Holidays are not ridiculous at all in a fantasy world, I dont know why you would think that.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Not crazy about the concept art. The Halloween art was so much nicer. This is just bleh. But I look forward to the events. Should be fun. Wonder if they will be doing Canthan New Year? We don't have access to Cantha though. :(

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Mm, can't say I'm too pumped about this either - like a lot of others, I was hoping to see the snowball fights (why not? We've already got those in game, and keg brawl, too) or the return of Tyrian DOTA Dwayna vs. Grenth. But the speed in which Anet is pumping out updates is pretty impressive, regardless of what they may be.

...Here's hoping that we get a new area up in the Shiverpeaks.

View Postxarallei, on 28 November 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

Not crazy about the concept art. The Halloween art was so much nicer. This is just bleh. But I look forward to the events. Should be fun. Wonder if they will be doing Canthan New Year? We don't have access to Cantha though. :(

Let it be known that  I will eat my laptop if the expansion for Cantha comes out this February/March (in time for Canthan new year). Anet's not exactly slow, but I doubt they're that fast. ;)

Edited by Steadfast Gao Shun, 28 November 2012 - 08:30 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

View PostSteadfast Gao Shun, on 28 November 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Mm, can't say I'm too pumped about this either - like a lot of others, I was hoping to see the snowball fights (why not? We've already got those in game, and keg brawl, too) or the return of Tyrian DOTA Dwayna vs. Grenth. But the speed in which Anet is pumping out updates is pretty impressive, regardless of what they may be.

...Here's hoping that we get a new area up in the Shiverpeaks.



Let it be known that  I will eat my laptop if the expansion for Cantha comes out this February/March (in time for Canthan new year). Anet's not exactly slow, but I doubt they're that fast. ;)

Don't even mention the possibility of an update coming that soon. People on this site will go crazy with speculation then cry and kill themselves when it is not released

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

View PostThorfinnr, on 28 November 2012 - 04:19 PM, said:

Scrappy Jim...need a ghost of Scrappy Jim to show up reminiscing of the grand WIntersdays of the past in LA.
Scrappy Jim? Is that Smiling Jim's long-lost cousin or something? Maybe Arena.net will solve the ancient (in gaming years) mystery of who burned down Smiling Jim's inn?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

While I too would like to see a return of the Dwanya vs Grenth games, ANet has made it a point that the gods have retreated from Tyria and involving themselves in the affairs of humans.  Plus considering that the six gods have little to nothing to do with the non-human playable races, it doesn't make much sense.

Anyways, I am just hoping that this doesn't become another debacle.  The limited events so far have been just atrocious, from both a technical and iterative viewpoint.  I really hope they get their act together, because it's going to get very ugly (and empty) if the current trajectory continues.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

View PostMillimidget, on 29 November 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:

Scrappy Jim? Is that Smiling Jim's long-lost cousin or something? Maybe Arena.net will solve the ancient (in gaming years) mystery of who burned down Smiling Jim's inn?

Scrappy Jhim(previous spelling error, my bad) hung out at a dock in LA, and he gave you a green present if you brought him one before the grenchies caught you.

http://wiki.guildwar...ki/Scrappy_Jhim

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostBlack Metal, on 30 November 2012 - 01:41 AM, said:

Plus considering that the six gods have little to nothing to do with the non-human playable races, it doesn't make much sense.

In the announcement they said there would be stops at each of the major cities. This still leaves a very good possibility that when they stop in divinity's reach the gods could make an appearance.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

View PostKorlic, on 28 November 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

Holidays are not ridiculous at all in a fantasy world, I dont know why you would think that.

I don't know why you would think I think that either.

OUR holidays are ridiculous in a fantasy world. Particularly the modern versions of them that feature 19th and 20th century inventions like plastic creatures, candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, and the commercialized mess that modern Christmas has become.

If you think aviator glasses, chainsaw swords, and polymer-bending computers make sense in a world still throwing around steel maces, I'm not going to argue the issue. But I think Anet knows when they are trolling people, and that happens to be something Asura are very good at.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

View PostFoxBat, on 30 November 2012 - 05:54 PM, said:

I don't know why you would think I think that either.

OUR holidays are ridiculous in a fantasy world. Particularly the modern versions of them that feature 19th and 20th century inventions like plastic creatures, candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, and the commercialized mess that modern Christmas has become.

If you think aviator glasses, chainsaw swords, and polymer-bending computers make sense in a world still throwing around steel maces, I'm not going to argue the issue. But I think Anet knows when they are trolling people, and that happens to be something Asura are very good at.

Just like we as humans dress up as aliens or scify characters even though we certainly dont have the kind of technology mimicked  You have to draw inspiration from somewhere, get over it. I think it makes much more sense for a company to make connections with the world around them instead of making crazy events that will mean nothing to the player base since it doesnt equate to anything.





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