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#1 Smoke Owns You

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

Guild Wars 2 is already 8 months old, I'd say thats old enough to start speculating about Birthday Presents! With the 1 year anniversary rapidly approaching, ANet has not said much about what plans they have instore for Tyria's 1,327th Birthday.

What i would like to see:
*Consumables, Fireworks, ect., special once a year items just like GW1.
*Permanent additions to the game. Dynamic Events, Special Areas, or even a Full Expansion to the game. Something big that rewards players for their loyalty, and inspires new players to continue playing.
*Birthday Presents. A must have for loyal Guild Wars players. Though i would not like to see New Mini-pets, as they are hardly noticable and rarely used in GW2. I would like to see Special town clothing or "Toy" Items, something to show off while you're afk in Lion's Arch.

What would you like to see?

#2 Darkobra

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

A 1st year birthday present that isn't linked to the gem store.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:10 PM

View PostDarkobra, on 09 May 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

A 1st year birthday present that isn't linked to the gem store.

I would hate if they did this. I wouldn't imagine they would though. There will almost certainly be specific items you can buy from the shop as usual, but we'll still get our presents.

I hope we get minis or back items.

Edited by turbo234, 09 May 2013 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

Mark my words: precursors for everyone.

#5 Just Horus

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:20 PM

Come celebrate Guild Wars 2 first birthday with exciting new items in the Black Lion Chest! For just 500gems per birthday key you can have a 1 in 98634863246732864873246 chance of getting an anniversary mini or weapon skin!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:28 PM

Gather 10 birthday candles quest.

#7 El Duderino

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:43 PM

Do you think they will fall back on mini pets again?

Actually I bet you get a token to redeem at a vendor for whater you want. And I bet it gets soulbound.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

Give me a full set of exotic armor, of my choosing, and I would be happy.

I would love to get minis, like Guild Wars, but as someone already said...mini's are hardly ever seen, since they are all account bound.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

Can't answer exactly in terms of 'what I would like to see', because I'm not overly fussed about what they give out, or if they give out anything at all. In terms of what we'll be likely to see however, it'd probably be a town clothes item for free, some discounted items in the gem store, perhaps a new gem store item like a giant candle with fireworks effect, with a temporary boost to karma, MF or experience to anyone who touches it...limited use.

There's probably other things we could expect to see: minor instanced content like a mini-game, or a new jumping puzzle for a limited period of time, pretty birthday party-ish graphics in LA and Heart of the Mists...

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:43 AM

I still want birthday mini's. The reason mini's aren't used is because every damn time I deposit collectables, my mini's get deposited too. If ANet just makes a change to that, I guarantee people will use mini's more.

As for gem store items, bring back like 15+ armor sets from GW1. Now THAT would be an anniversary. Sell each set for 500 gems like the 3 armor sets we have right now. I would probably buy 3-5.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:46 AM

chaos gloves and fow armor in the gem store.

gw isn't gw without clones everywhere

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 10 May 2013 - 12:43 AM, said:

I still want birthday mini's. The reason mini's aren't used is because every damn time I deposit collectables, my mini's get deposited too. If ANet just makes a change to that, I guarantee people will use mini's more.

You can work around this with invisible bags/safeboxes, but I agree it's pretty lame.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:51 AM

View PostFoxBat, on 10 May 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

You can work around this with invisible bags/safeboxes, but I agree it's pretty lame.

I was thinking earlier today on how inconvenient this still is. They should just make minis a separate type of collectible that won't get deposited with everything else.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:56 AM

View PostJust Horus, on 09 May 2013 - 11:20 PM, said:

Come celebrate Guild Wars 2 first birthday with exciting new items in the Black Lion Chest! For just 500gems per birthday key you can have a 1 in 98634863246732864873246 chance of getting an anniversary mini or weapon skin!

They will do this...

It's going to suck compared to GW1...

#15 NuclearDonut

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

View PostFoxBat, on 10 May 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

You can work around this with invisible bags/safeboxes, but I agree it's pretty lame.
I know I just haven't gotten around to it. I really don't want to have to do that though.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

I wasn't too thrilled with the GW1 system so I am not filled with anticipation...
Happy Birthday Player 1, you get a mini worth 2 silver!
Happy Birthday Player 2, you get a mini worth 2,000 silver!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:08 AM

View PostMournblade, on 10 May 2013 - 01:24 AM, said:

I wasn't too thrilled with the GW1 system so I am not filled with anticipation...
Happy Birthday Player 1, you get a mini worth 2 silver!
Happy Birthday Player 2, you get a mini worth 2,000 silver!

I feel the system will be totally different if they do minis. I'd guess that they'd probably be accountbound

#18 Zylo

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:23 AM

I just hope that birthday presents are account based (although I doubt they will be.) Stupid me deleted my first character and I'd hate to be two months behind the times.

#19 Just Horus

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

View PostNuclearDonut, on 10 May 2013 - 12:43 AM, said:

As for gem store items, bring back like 15+ armor sets from GW1. Now THAT would be an anniversary. Sell each set for 500 gems like the 3 armor sets we have right now. I would probably buy 3-5.

After the abomination that is the Male Profane set, I'm apprehensive over porting GW1 armour skins.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:42 AM

Token giving you one item from some sort of "First-anniversary" weapon set.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

View PostJust Horus, on 09 May 2013 - 11:20 PM, said:

Come celebrate Guild Wars 2 first birthday with exciting new items in the Black Lion Chest! For just 500gems per birthday key you can have a 1 in 98634863246732864873246 chance of getting an anniversary mini or weapon skin!

Sadly enough, I can see them doing this.

I just don't want any more hats that make me bald or cover the baldness in a silly way, please.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:11 PM

Well just remember this is not the same Anet(ncsoft???) as gw1. So i do not expect a lot from it.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostJust Horus, on 10 May 2013 - 05:38 AM, said:

After the abomination that is the Male Profane set, I'm apprehensive over porting GW1 armour skins.

While it's true that the male Profane is indeed an abomination, they brought the Krytan/Primevil armors over pretty well. I just really want Kurzick Warrior gear and Luxon Mesmer gear.

Not to mention, ANet's armor designers seem to only be able to come up with dresses, trench coats, and butt capes nowadays. I would take GW1 armor over more stupid long coats that all look the same from behind.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

View PostJust Horus, on 09 May 2013 - 11:20 PM, said:

Come celebrate Guild Wars 2 first birthday with exciting new items in the Black Lion Chest! For just 500gems per birthday key you can have a 1 in 98634863246732864873246 chance of getting an anniversary mini or weapon skin!
Congratulations you just won this thread!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

View PostJust Horus, on 09 May 2013 - 11:20 PM, said:

Come celebrate Guild Wars 2 first birthday with exciting new items in the Black Lion Chest! For just 500gems per birthday key you can have a 1 in 98634863246732864873246 chance of getting an anniversary mini or weapon skin!

Don't forget to farm our Mega Birthday Polyhedron, created by yet another mad asura!

Earn tokens to buy tokens that then buy you vanity items!

It's content.  And you'll play it and be thankful that it's something different from your daily casual grind.

Edited by MazingerZ, 10 May 2013 - 05:16 PM.

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#26 Johny Bravo

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:38 PM

View PostRitualist, on 09 May 2013 - 11:19 PM, said:

Mark my words: precursors for everyone.
You are the third person I have heard state this.  Guess everyone is taking the statement that they will flood the market with Precursors at the 1 year point as they will give presents.  I would be interested to see how they would implement that.  A token maybe so you could pick the weapon of your choice

Questions though do we think presents will be character or account based?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostJohny Bravo, on 10 May 2013 - 05:38 PM, said:

You are the third person I have heard state this.  Guess everyone is taking the statement that they will flood the market with Precursors at the 1 year point as they will give presents.  I would be interested to see how they would implement that.  A token maybe so you could pick the weapon of your choice

Questions though do we think presents will be character or account based?

Could you imagine the outrage from the people who spent hundreds or thousands of gold (and possible real money) to get a precursor? If they made precursors tied with birthday gifts in any way at all, I would be shocked and I think you will see quite a large amount of extremely pissed off customers.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, I really doubt they would just give out precursors.

However, not ruling out a very involved, account bound scavenger hunt.

I also predict eventually precursors WILL go down in price.  And people who spent money to get them should know that...  betting on stable prices in a virtual market is not a good bet.

Edited by Mordakai, 10 May 2013 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

View PostJohny Bravo, on 10 May 2013 - 05:38 PM, said:

You are the third person I have heard state this.  Guess everyone is taking the statement that they will flood the market with Precursors at the 1 year point as they will give presents.  I would be interested to see how they would implement that.  A token maybe so you could pick the weapon of your choice

When did they say this?  I read both Guru and the official forums pretty regularly, and having seen this until now.

#30 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostJohny Bravo, on 10 May 2013 - 05:38 PM, said:

You are the third person I have heard state this.  Guess everyone is taking the statement that they will flood the market with Precursors at the 1 year point as they will give presents.  I would be interested to see how they would implement that.  A token maybe so you could pick the weapon of your choice

Questions though do we think presents will be character or account based?

It seems that great minds can spot patterns in A.Net's dumb ideas. :P

(Plus, giving everyone a precursor would remove the need to incorporate a scavenger hunt (more time to spend on cash shop additions!) and it would create the illusion that "You are almost there!!!" giving everyone something to grind for, without having to actually incorporate new content.)




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