It's Arena Net, they did the same thing in GW1 making things easier to get over the time of the game, what was hard to get 12 months ago is easier to get now...
I mean already if you look at legendary now, skillpoints are now super easy to get compared to before, ecto's easier to get, obsidian shards easier to get, t6 materials easier to get, gold easier to get, lodestones/cores easier to get, WvW badges easier to get, except for pre cursors pretty much everything in the way of making legendary's has been made easier to get....
Soon even pre cursor's will be easier to get probably and many other things.
Same thing happend in GW1, it's happening even quicker in GW2 and it happens in other mmo's too since like forever. The longer the game is out the easier things are to achieve. Just the way most MMO's are especially when it comes to Arena net.
If you get a pre cursor, sell it. Forget about legendary's for now they are not worth it anyway, plus in a few months, it will be easier to get one probably.
A lot of players just buy gold with real money anyway whether through gem store or through third party's to either help with legendary materials or to just buy one out right. It's way more common than people think it is. Legendary's are more of a money maker for Arena Net more than any worth the player might get from having one.
They were very clever in the way they designed the game around buying gold with gems / RL money and pushing that through to players with low drops and diminishing returns at the start of the game, now gem prices are high it's even more convenient and worth while for players to use RL money for gold. Legendary's and the sheer amount of gold you need for just one, is just another of many ways to pushing that agenda.
Why do you think they have just taken their sweet time over sorting out the pre cursor and economy problems? Because they like it the way it is now, it makes them more money the way things are now. When that changes, then and only then they will address those problems and say "look we did what you asked now kiss out feet coz we are awesome, you should be grateful and thank us". Arena Net listens to it's players feedback. I think we all know by now they could of dealt with those issues a long time ago if they really did want to...
It's really easy to see the patterns and behaviour of Arena Net, the game design and the players if your looking. It's pretty obvious.
Edited by Eon Lilu, 02 September 2013 - 10:17 PM.