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Lydeck

Member Since 20 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 03 2014 07:42 PM

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In Topic: Wardrobe, Charges should only unlock.

27 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

I understood exactly what you wanted. Just because you pay a one-time transmutation fee doesn't change the fact that it's an irrational request.

I don't even consistently do my dailies for the most part, and I have about a 100 transmutation stones in my chest. At a 3-1 exchange rate that gives me 300 charges, which means I just unlocked the majority of skins in the game without ever paying a cent. Now imagine people that hit their daily every day, or even buy transmutation stones already. They'll have enough charges to unlock everything for free. Not only that, but I'd wager that most people would only want to unlock a certain number of skins anyway, further hitting ANet right where it counts.

I don't get how you expect them to take a hit in revenue like that in a game that has no sub fee.

In Topic: Say Goodbye to Armor Repair Costs and Hello to Free Trait Resets

27 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

View PostArkham Creed, on 27 March 2014 - 06:00 PM, said:

As a slight side thing; am I the only one who thinks there are not a lot of actual features in this feature update? Overall, at least thus far, this whole patch can be summed up as "account wardrobe and balance changes." Where is the new stuff? It is hard to get excited about just some tweaked numbers and a few items going account bound instead of soul bound. And as cool as it is I don't think the wardrobe is worth nearly two years of development time.

I think there's more in this patch than most of the ones before it.

When you look at a lot of the content updates ,take away the story instances and you're left with some pretty bare updates, ESPECIALLY early on.

Overall I'm glad we're getting a nice big feature update, and it allows me to take a break from the game for the time being and recharge my "GW2 batteries" (the new D3 xpac is very good).

In Topic: Wardrobe, Charges should only unlock.

27 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

I hate when people use the term "gamer entitlement", but this thread is just a shining example of it.

Why should they give you everything for free just because of you wanting to change your appearance every day? Is ANet really expected to cater to people with an asperger-like compulsion to change their equipment's look?

You're playing a game that has no subscription fees and cost the same as any other game would have at release. Most people, even at bare minimum, have hundreds of hours poured into this game (I'm at about 1.4k hours myself), and you're really going to sit here and complain about this change? You want everything to just be free for you?

I really just cannot fathom any rational thought going into this kind of request. If the game had a sub fee, then absolutely it should be totally free to change the appearance at will, but it's completely unreasonable to expect them to have that in a game with no sub.

This change is fantastic, because not only does it provide a much much much needed service to players, but for those people that are too lazy to farm the gold to convert it to gems, or don't want to buy gems at all, they still have the option to go aquire said equipment in game normally.

In Topic: Living World 2013: The Year in Review

14 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

View PostEl Duderino, on 11 December 2013 - 11:57 PM, said:

Pretty Much = For the Most Part = Not everyone, but mostly everyone = there could be exceptions.

I would never make a sweeping statement that would include everyone because I know there are too many people that defend everything ANet does to the end and I certainly don't speak for them.

I'm sorry, perhaps English isn't your first language, but I never said Graka and all his friends.

EDIT: For reference, here is a link to a discussion about the Living Story and it appears that a large majority of people have some problem with it - specifically the Scarlet story line, the non-permanent-ness or it's rate of update. http://www.guildwars...g-story-111313/

I'm guessing science isn't your forte, since 100 people is an extremely shitty sample size.

Of course, it's pretty easy to claim your stance is flawless when you essentially say that anyone that disagrees with you is a dumbass lemming.

Scarlet is awful, I don't think many people would disagree with that, but the releases have been steadily improving throughout the year, especially when you consider where they started. Until the dungeon came out, Flame and Frost was absolutely horrible. We really spent and entire month fixing signs and fighting random mob spawns. That was pretty much all there was to a MONTH LONG release. That's shit, and the next release wasn't much better.

But over time it's gotten significantly better than that as far as the content added. Personally, I want the story to shift back to dragons, because I couldn't possibly care any less about Mary Suelett Briar, but if they keep up the current pace of releasing new things to do, and improve their storytelling and direction (aka back to dragons, or at least something more interesting) as they go forward, then I think things will be pretty good going throughout 2014 and into 2015.

In Topic: Wildstar !

20 November 2013 - 09:06 PM

Obviously not a super long time to get a full impression of the game, but the short impression I got of my ~8 hours of gameplay over one of the beta weekends last month was very much "meh". Definitely not worth a sub fee IMO.