I posted the text below on the Guild Wars 2 site earlier this evening. I hope that many of you feel the same way and will lend your voice to getting this changed. Happy hunting.
I've been a pretty ardent supporter of GW2 from the start. I enjoy the game immensely especially after the changes to dungeons made during the Karka event patch. I've invested a great deal of money in the gem store, mostly with the goal of completing a legendary. I won't state the exact amount here (I imagine the folks on the inside can look it up), but naturally a large portion of that went towards attempting to get a precursor. For the purposes of clarification I am attempting to craft Twilight and have all the of the gifts in my bank.
I realize a lot of folks will say "Oh well why not just save your money and buy it" rather than attempting to craft Dusk in the forge. This is a valid point, however what I have noticed with the precursors that are popular as that even putting real money into the game I was not able to catch up to the increase in price. It steadily rose past the point that I was able to put in enough time and money to catch up. Now this partly because so many other things have to be purchased for the legendary. But in the end I couldn't afford to put enough money and time in to catch up to the price climb on Dusk.
So I'm out, I won't be spending anymore money in the Guild Wars 2 Gem store until Anet changes the method through which you obtain precursors. As a consumer your only power is in purchasing and up to this point I have been a very good consumer for you Anet, but enough is enough. I'm sure you feel that you've more than gotten your money out of me after all you monetized your game so that the purchase price covered your expenses. GW2 is a great game, but it would have been so much better if it had shipped without legendary weapons. You could have added them in a patch later after you developed the method of obtaining them better. With precursors in particular it feels like you simply went for the easiest answer to get them in the game before launch. I was optimistic about GW2 and remain so. But I won't be financially endorsing the game until this issue is fixed.
I encourage others in the community to do the same. I hope this issue is put at the very front of the development teams agenda soon. This is by no means the only problem with game, but it is the one that harms your relationship with your player base the most. We aren't the enemy and neither are you. So please remove the design choices from your game that make many of your players feel like you are stacking the deck against us.
Good Luck and thank you for the wonderful world you've built for us. Tyria has many of the things it needs to be great and I know that many of you on the dev team are making games not because its the most profitable thing you could be doing with your skills but because you love it.
Looking forward to seeing what you have in store next.
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