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Tal El Hawkins

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2013 03:38 AM

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In Topic: Exposing the Truth, Past and Present.

03 March 2013 - 04:34 AM

View PostEntombed, on 01 March 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

Final Rest:

-March patch = boom hundreds of Final Rests.

Post likes this amused me.

It sounds to me like a father promising his son to bring him to an amusement park but broke his promise at the last minute due to his work schedule. The father tried to make up the next weekend and bought his son an ice-cream on top of the amusement park trip. However his son wrote an essay in school stating that he has the worst father ever !

I have seen Anet working their hardest. For a $59.90 game, it has gone beyond my imagination. True, I admitted I pretty upset by the bugs in the game, particularly the professions skills and runes. However, so far I am satisfied with the entertainment it brought to me and will continue to support the company.

And I enjoy doing the boring daily you mentioned, while at the same time chatting with friends each day I log in. The only complaint I have is that I may not be able to do the daily each day due to my time schedule and the ascended gears will take too long to obtain. But I believe if we make the ascended gears too easy, it will probably upset alots of hardcore elitists in the game :)   ...    it is just that you cannot please everyone. Learnt to accept and move on!

In Topic: Disappointed with same skin for Corrupted Long and Short Bows

03 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

Today I have logged into my ranger and to my surprise, the size of the corrupted short bow has changed!

I have not been playing my ranger these few days and I am not exactly sure when is the change.

Anyway I am very glad Anet listen to the forum! "Great work!"

In Topic: Disappointed with same skin for Corrupted Long and Short Bows

27 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

View PostShiren, on 26 January 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

I agree with the OP on this one. ArenaNet did this a lot in GW1 and while it wasn't the norm, I didn't like when they did do it (although it mattered less there than it does here, and sometimes it was a good thing in GW1). I really wish they would change the skins between longbow and shortbow, even if it is just a resize (usually I'd prefer a resize compared to a total swap, sometimes the shortbows look really ugly to me). It's not the biggest issue, nor is it a really bad one, but it would be nice if our weapons were treated as aesthertically unique like everyone else's.

Like I said, change the size/scale of the weapon and that would be enough for me, but please don't just keep copying them over without any visual differences, it's a different weapon class, it should look different.

I totally agreed! Since Anet decided that Long Bow and Short Bow are two different types of weapon, they should not reuse the skin EXACTLY. As point out by Shiren, a small change like a resize will make me happy as the important thing is the thought behind this decision; "Anet cares about the visual carrot and makes effort to make each weapon types unique".

Just as a mace and an axe should not look the same, the long bow and short bow functionality are difference and should not look exactly. To make them look identical seems like a "lazy cheap" work around. Excuses like "Anet has tons of bugs already and this seems low priority" is not acceptable as this should not even be approved by the Anet Design Lead in the first place. Rather than releasing a incomplete feature, they should choose not to release the feature at all.

In Topic: Disappointed with same skin for Corrupted Long and Short Bows

26 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

View Postvinegaria, on 26 January 2013 - 07:48 PM, said:

Oh, I agree with you here, but it's a pretty common topic. So many people complaining daily about same looking weapons, same looking medium armors, small variety in skins etc. It's a known problem. On top of that we were promised to be able to wear almost anything, and many npcs have attire we can't get, obviously some of it looking much better than ours (norn shamans' armor). Including the famous female mesmer-like skirt with a corset, that was actually used in promo materials to compare the differences between your character in GW1 and GW2. In-game, not buyable. Don't even get me started about asuran hairstyles and sylvari faces.. the weapons we already mentioned.

I still silently hope they will introduce some of what is already present in next updates, but honestly doubt it. I think we'll just have to wait for the next expansion to truly get new things and just forget about the problems there are in the vanilla version. At least we can preview them and it works good, which is better than back in GW1 when you bought necromancer's 15k armor and waited 6 months for the skin to be updated ;)

I understand what you meant. All these while I have endured silently about these problems.
But the reuse of the exact same skin across DIFFERENT WEAPON TYPE really broke the last straw for me.

If we dun voice out now, next we will be getting same skin for mace, axe, hammer. Hey, maybe they would even reuse the same skin for staff and hammer since both have the same smashing actions :/

P.S. subjective to individual opinion, I sometimes think that the Juggernaut looks more like a staff than a hammer. Fortunately they did not reuse the same skin for Legend :/

In Topic: Disappointed with same skin for Corrupted Long and Short Bows

26 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

View Postvinegaria, on 26 January 2013 - 07:07 PM, said:

In my answer I was referring to you own words in your post - disappointment with lack of in-game preview, stating that the said preview exists. I also said that I wasn't referring to the 'skins-being-the-same' bit, but clarifying a fact. Let's just leave pointless semantics here.

Now on topic that is in your post's title - yeah, it's a shame. But to be honest I care little about two bows from one category looking the same because of so many other issues. Many armor glitches (TA armor cutting sylvari body in half, glow broken, most pieces glitching with others on all races, some even from the same set, making the whole advertised "matching armor" pretty irritating just to name some). Same icons of different weapons (basic weapons and pirate weapons, some dungeon ones too), recolours of some exotic weapons from cheap ones (asura-styled, vanguard, lionguard ones) etc. Believe me, if your bow has at least the correct icon and style you should be somewhat happy ;)

What I'm saying is - yes, that's a shame. But it's not rare, it seems like many of the armors and weapons weren't finished on time or were rushed as a concept (recolours). We can only hope some of it will be fixed eventually. They actually fixed some issues with those already, so maybe there is hope?

Dun get me wrong, I wasnt arguing with you on semantics and I admit that I need to be more specific in my writing. Rather I am hoping that the thread can get into a unison opinion and perhaps Anet would learn that players care about these details and they should not get so sloppy with skin designs especially those they classified as high end.