Valkaire, on 28 August 2013 - 06:54 PM, said:
I might if I like the skins, but seeing as how I don't do fractals all that often there's really no point of me getting them at this moment. I feel like in PvE exotics are still better than ascended, mainly for the ability to socket them with gems/sigils/runes.
If they remove sigil slots from ascended weapons, it will crash the sigil market.
Or no one will bother with Ascended weapons, because losing the sigil effect might not be worth the marginal stat and AR upgrade.
The thing that concerns me is the ascended gear is account bound, which forces anyone who wants it to max crafting in those disciplines. Not only does this further the conversion of crafting into a "me me me" thing, it will crash the trading post. For a social game, that relies on an active TP, they are in danger of turning this into a soloing game. At least as far as crafting/gearing is concerned.
And if anyone thinks ascended drops (which they said ARE coming) will save people from HAVING to level crafting......how often do you get a high level drop? And more importantly: with the exact stats you want? Now multiply that by the number of Ascended items you want.
At least I already have weaponsmithing and huntsman to 400....and intend on getting artificer there at some point as well.