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#2100802 Why is it so hard to get money in this game?

Posted DuskWolf on 29 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

Because the way ArenaNet handles money in this game is broken. They're stingy and only allow the tiniest trickle of money into the game, and they tax what little mone you get. The game has been forced into a deflationary spiral, devaluing everything except prices which ArenaNet controls. This is to drive people to the gem store to buy gems to convert to gold.

A surprising (even to me) number of my friends have moved on from GW2, even one really hardcore friend from tumblr whom I was sure would be with it for years. And aside from the vertical progression bait & switch, the reason I hear the most is that they're sick and tired of being broke and they strongly dislike the cynical feeling of the game - where it almost feels necessary sometimes to buy gems if you just want to bounce around everywhere with the waypoints.

I've been playing a lot of other games lately, and they've all shown how unfun GW2 is in its current state. Mass Effect 3, Champions Online, and even Free Realms have a far less cynical approach to online gaming. GW2 is a casino dressed up as a game, the people who play it are gambling addicts.

GW2 is just not a fun game. More and more people are realising it. Sounds like it's begun to sink in for you, too. OP. Move on, don't draw it out.

#2097271 Chris Whiteside "Ask Me Anything" Highlights

Posted Waar Kijk Je Naar on 26 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

I chuckled when he said they designed everything with minimal grind.

What a joke.


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#2094545 Where has everyone gone?

Posted Nox_Aeterna on 24 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostSilvercat18, on 24 November 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

The people who are sticking with guildwars are those who knew what they wanted when they came.

I am a fan of WvW and i still have much fun when i do it.

....though i wish arenanet paid more attention to that fact and gave us proper rewards....

Nop they are not.

I came to a game that promised me no gear grind for TOP stats armor , just for looks...

Wait , what do i see now? Gear grind at its best. WoW style.

So nop , people that came hoping Anet would keep their promises like me are also on the quitting stage now.

#2064173 Update Notes for November 5th

Posted Blackhearted on 06 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

There's things that have been broken since day one, bugs that have been there since day one, and their top priority is to fix dye drops.

Nice to see they know what's important...

#2040676 Possible November Update Information

Posted Sheepski on 24 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

Sometimes I wish we didn't have these type of threads, cos no doubt people will speculate and hype it up so that by this time next week we'll be getting Elona, Cantha, 2 new Elder Dragons and a whole new profession to play.

Then when we "only" get a new zone/WoD/Polymock etc then Anet have lied and failed and how crap everything is...

#2013434 "Play for fun" unviable

Posted Red_Falcon on 12 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

I'm one of those who plays the game to have fun; I do not care for treadmills, grinding, farming, and all those brain-dead activities.
I like to entertain myself through different, funny activities.
I have 420 hours in, still having a blast and all, but I just hit a big, hard wall of bricks.
Sadly, I realized (or, my bank made me realize) that playing for fun (which was Anet's philosophy) is not viable economically.
I delayed this by doing some things like playing with alts and getting money with map completions so my main would be able to travel, but ultimately that money ended.

The problem.
By playing the game normally (visiting different places, doing some guild helping, jump puzzles etc), I incur in at least 1-2g of Waypoint fees in a day.
But I make less than 1-2g/day by playing normally.
Therefore, in order to play for fun I need to farm gold or I will go bankrupt.
Be it farming nodes or farming dungeons, farming is required; you cannot just "enjoy the game" or you will go broke.
This leads a major design flaw, the game basically forces you to farm gold or go bankrupt.
Wasn't the focus that one should play for fun?

My protest.
I see no intention of addressing this issue from Anet whatsoever; they are so scared of gold sellers and inflation that they prefer their players to be forced to farm just to pay taxes.
Many guildies joined this protest, we're going to never touch paid waypoints and walk on foot until we're not forced to spend 1-2g per days just in travel fees.
We're going to use LA port from PvP and portals alone as a traveling system.

Just letting you all know that not everyone surrenders to the current high-taxes, forced-farming policy.

#1954793 "There is no content"

Posted Guest 34905 on 21 September 2012 - 09:28 AM

Funny thing is, look at alot of subscription MMO's at the moment, do they provide new content weekly?
I find it very amusing people think they pay a subscription monthly so they would get new content weekly/monthly, but look at WoW, it's been months since a content patch. And it's not like your subscription fee from those months will pay the new expansion!
Oh no you still gotta pay for the expansion too.

That's the biggest rip-of from all time. :P

#1880327 After a week of Guild Wars 2, I don't think its doing it for me.

Posted Princess Fatora on 04 September 2012 - 08:38 PM


There is no raiding, and it does not take long to get the most powerful gear in every slot,

And now you finally understand why people like this game.

You essentially failed to understand that "MMO" does not mean "WoW-clone", expected WoW, and obviously didn't get that. It's really like someone crying that Portal was bad bad bad because you can't heatshot people in it, and there were no arena matches. Totally missing the point that it's not a FPS

I hope this is a lesson. MMO =/= WOW. It has never been, nor will ever be. The mere fact that you think a MMO needs to be about "max stats" or "raiding" says it all. And yes, MMOs are moving away from WoW, thankfully. Just stick to that.

#1880234 After a week of Guild Wars 2, I don't think its doing it for me.

Posted Eldaran on 04 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

View PostRazamis, on 04 September 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

After only a week, I am really starting to look at Mists of Pandaria with renewed interest, and this is coming from a GW2 fanboy who thought he was done with WoW for good, but now is so ever thankful that an MMO exists that understands that having a carrot is a GOOD thing. If everyone has everything instantly, then its not special anymore.

The thing I am worried about most of all, is that if Guild Wars 2 is super successful, the next generation of MMOs will follow these design decisions instead of the better ones in WoW. I think I would  be done with MMOs if that happened.

Now I understand completely.

#1854197 Kinda bored of the game already

Posted Domynic on 31 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Maybe try dominating people in PvP with superior skill and tactics, rather than gear?

#1851947 Permanently Banned

Posted Darkobra on 31 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

View PostSenatelol, on 30 August 2012 - 11:45 PM, said:

I can't believe a huge percentage of the player base is really being banned for an issue like this.

What I can't believe is a huge percentage of the player base thinks it's ok to lie, cheat and steal.

#1830608 Botters and Exploiters Caught

Posted DoubledOver on 27 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

View PostGod Of Fissures, on 27 August 2012 - 11:37 PM, said:

Typical nosy person who can't mind his own business.  These people are not in any way bothering you or your game experience, so simply avoid them.  Let people level the way they want, even if it is in a way that is faster than the developers would consider "normal".  They are not exploiting either, they are simply farming.

Although some of them are botters, it doesn't matter as it is not your job to police the game...that is ArenaNet's.

Unless you are one of those that is taking advantage of a mechanic that is exploitable then it does in fact affect you.  Nobody cares about the xp gain, it's the coin, karma and the resources being gained that will impact the prices YOU will pay in the TP.  So thank people that turn in folks like this rather than berate them.

#1546773 How well do you think GW2 will sell?

Posted Spenn on 25 June 2012 - 06:28 AM

I don't care if WoW is killed or not.

I'm hoping that GW2 does well, so that the suits and investors know that thoughtful game/MMO design still makes money. So that we'll get more games like that funded and made in the future.

MMO tribalism (my game > your game) is juvenile, at best.