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#1 Eon Lilu

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Looks like we will be able to get the new ascended item's with laurels and ecto's aswell.

So not just with the guild commendations only but with another method of laurels and ecto's from the laurel vendor..

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Edited by Eon Lilu, 26 February 2013 - 06:40 PM.


#2 Lordkrall

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Thats good news.
Always good to have different choices.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

pfft , another use for ecto's. there are soo many already :P

though i guess its a great way to get more ascended items for thsoe not interested in any of the other uses for ecto's.

#4 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Am I the only one who's glad it's not 250 ectos....

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Just looked at the names of several of them and love the fact that they keep using nostalgic names for these things :D

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

this is good news

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

That is pretty sweet.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Buy ectos! Fingers crossed they skyrocket haha

As for my opinion, nice to see Anet doing what they said they would. Few months back they said they wanted to make ectos more important and what not, and that was when they were worth 18-22s, now sitting at 35-40, lets see what happens :)

P.S. More goodies, easier to get, woot.

Edited by Myugen, 26 February 2013 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

wonder if this is 2 different purchase options or if you need 50 ectos plus laurels

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

View Posttfckmk988, on 26 February 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

wonder if this is 2 different purchase options or if you need 50 ectos plus laurels

You can see a + symbol between the ecto's and laurels so im assuming both.

Edited by Eon Lilu, 26 February 2013 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 26 February 2013 - 07:05 PM, said:

You can see a + symbol between the ecto's and laurels so im assuming both.

didn't see that thanks

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Who else will buy an armbrace of truth just for the history =)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Argh, just after I've sold 150 ecto :/

Well, guess now's the time to buy those and reap the rewards after the masses gets to buying them.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

I'm not that glad. Its 40 Laurels + 50 ecto. I don't mind the ectos, you can farm that easily. But you need 40 more laurels. Its now 2 months and a half to get Amulet/Earing/Earing for one characters. This gonna take me 5 months to get 3 pieces for my 2 main characters. Its don't take long in time, but its still spread over such a long time.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 26 February 2013 - 07:05 PM, said:

You can see a + symbol between the ecto's and laurels so im assuming both.

View PostThaddeuz, on 26 February 2013 - 07:13 PM, said:

I'm not that glad. Its 40 Laurels + 50 ecto. I don't mind the ectos, you can farm that easily. But you need 40 more laurels. Its now 2 months and a half to get Amulet/Earing/Earing for one characters. This gonna take me 5 months to get 3 pieces for my 2 main characters. Its don't take long in time, but its still spread over such a long time.

Now I'm confused. Is it either/or or do you need both?

Needing both would be a mistake, IMO.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 26 February 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

Now I'm confused. Is it either/or or do you need both?

Needing both would be a mistake, IMO.

looking at it again with the plus sign i would assume its both but idk

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

This is just going to make ectos even more expensive, and thus even more out of reach for the casual player.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

View PostArshay Duskbrow, on 26 February 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

This is just going to make ectos even more expensive, and thus even more out of reach for the casual player.

Why?
I have almost 200 ectos I have not bought a single one.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 26 February 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

Why?
I have almost 200 ectos I have not bought a single one.

I'm not talking about you then, am I?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

View PostArshay Duskbrow, on 26 February 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

This is just going to make ectos even more expensive, and thus even more out of reach for the casual player.

View PostLordkrall, on 26 February 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

Why?
I have almost 200 ectos I have not bought a single one.

Because you aren't a casual player, and the law of supply and demand would make it that people have more demand for ecto's and the price will rise.

Just because you have 200 ecto's doesn't mean everyone has 200 ectos laying around.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostArshay Duskbrow, on 26 February 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

I'm not talking about you then, am I?

And yet I simply tried to make point about the fact that higher prices does not mean it will be more out of reach for casual players, since it is very possible to get a high amount of them without ever buying one.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

View PostLordkrall, on 26 February 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

And yet I simply tried to make point about the fact that higher prices does not mean it will be more out of reach for casual players, since it is very possible to get a high amount of them without ever buying one.

Says the hardcore player.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 26 February 2013 - 07:39 PM, said:

Says the hardcore player.

you don't need to be a hardcore player to get ectos easily. ofc being hardcore helps with lowering the time spent on getting them, but if you are a casual player do you even need ascended that quickly that you can't even let your stack of ecto's grow by playing cassually?

Edited by dss_live, 26 February 2013 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Agreed...I'm more casual than hardcore(play on friday nights, and then 1-3 times rest of the week maybe 1-2 hours on those days)...and with making Exotics and such...no way would I ever have an extra 50 Ectos lying around...granted...still something I would save for...but it would take a good long time.

Lets hope maybe that shot came from testing and they have adjusted the Ecto cost...(crosses fingers). :)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

View Postdss_live, on 26 February 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

you don't need to be a hardcore player to get ectos easily. ofc being hardcore helps with lowering the time spent on getting them, but if you are a casual player do you even need ascended that quickly that you can't even let your stack of ecto's grow by playing cassually?

I've played about 2 hours a day for a month and I have yet to find an ecto - or even a gold to salvage in to an ecto.

At this rate, I will never get an ecto. But, I would like the ascended gear for WvW.

So, how am I doing this wrong?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

This discussion doesn't make sense. A casual player who don't use any of the ectos will accumulate them, a casual player using them to get some cool looking weapons will need a lot more of them, a hardcore player could farm them so sell them, or he could farm them because he need a lot of them. Either way, some people will need them and other not. Its not about casual/hardcore its about do you use more ecto that you can get and buy some or do you need less that you can get and sell them. Since the income of ecto didn't chance but other way of spending them yes, the logical output will be that the price will get higher. People usually selling them, will sell less, and people buying them will buying more. People having a bunch of ectoc in their bank (not selling or buying any) won't gonna chance the market.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Not that easily. I've been playing almost every day since launch (1-2h per day). Throughout my entire game time i got a total of 126 ectos (yes, I've been keeping track). I used 30 for my knights armor, 20 for 4 exotic jewellery pieces and 10 for 2 weapons. So with those I have left, I could buy one ascended earring. I'm not even gonna think about it.
And ANet never actually guaranteed that ascended will be the final tier of items. I won't waste 40 days of play + 50 ectos for something that mgiht be obsolete in couple of months and is barely better than exotics.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

View PostThaddeuz, on 26 February 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

This discussion doesn't make sense. A casual player who don't use any of the ectos will accumulate them, a casual player using them to get some cool looking weapons will need a lot more of them, a hardcore player could farm them so sell them, or he could farm them because he need a lot of them.

Farming is a bore and anti-GW2's manifesto.

I still think it is a good idea, it just doesn't help casual players.

To think otherwise is a bit absurd.

Also, to think it won't cause the cost of ecto to rise would be pretty absurd as well.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

If its laurels plus ectos then its stupid IMO. Rather it be a strict ecto cost of 200 or something. Whatever is considered fair.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 26 February 2013 - 07:53 PM, said:

I've played about 2 hours a day for a month and I have yet to find an ecto - or even a gold to salvage in to an ecto.

At this rate, I will never get an ecto. But, I would like the ascended gear for WvW.

So, how am I doing this wrong?

just unlucky, i guess. Ever thought about spending 10m of that time in CoF for an instant 2 rares (plus any that drop in the run itself)?




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