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MandraxUK

Member Since 17 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 18 2012 02:14 PM

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In Topic: Do you care about town clothing?

18 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

View PostTrei, on 16 December 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

Option?
If it were up to me, I would make all characters automatically change into townclothes in all cities.

No armor allowed in cities!

Or at least for there to be an option to do this.  Those that don't want it, don't have to check the box.

In Topic: why so much negativity

18 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

View PostMAUL0r1, on 17 December 2012 - 02:42 PM, said:

This thread is epic and sad to read. i could only get through the first page before my brain wanted to jump out of my head and run screaming down the street.

@People who think Anet added a gear grind: Tell me, where exactly do you see Agony murdering players besides inside fractals? What does this gear grind exactly do for you in the rest of the game? a fancy looking back piece? Does that mean you'll win more in WvW somehow? really?

@People who think that complaining on this forum is the best way for Anet to get feedback: NO. Just NO. All you're doing is destroying the community with your negativity. Want to give good feedback? be constructive and show evidence on the OFFICIAL forums.

Also, it should be noted that Anet is WAY more interested in statistics than other MMO developers... they analyze data to help them make decisions, not the moanings of an emotional child. Go to them with some actual hard data (combat logs, etc..) and they will hear you, otherwise... you're just annoying me and everyone else who's still getting enjoyment out of this game.


Metrics are all well and good, but often they hide issues.  For example, currently there are tons of people doing Fractals.  Are all those people doing them happy with it?  The answer is no, the reason they are doing them is because they are forced to if they want the own the best rewards.  So Arenanet might use the number of fractal participants as some kind of yardstick for Fractals success, but actually we will only know how successful fractals are once all the other avenues for acquiring Ascended gear have been added.

Obviously this is just a single example of how stats/metrics can be misinterpreted, there are obviously dozens of other examples.  Metrics have their place, but player feedback is probably as important.  The only problem is, ArenaNets actions show us how important they think feedback is, and by shutting down a massive thread on Ascended gear, they were really saying 'screw you, we don't care what you say, we are doing it our way so STFU'.

In Topic: why so much negativity

18 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

View PostPandaGeist, on 15 December 2012 - 12:18 PM, said:

I've been stalking the forums for awhile and I'm wondering why there so many people on here that have nothing but bad things to say about gw2. I for one think Anet has done a good job at giving us a good dependable game.

Forums are always full of people complaining. I prefer to discuss game issues in-game with friends and guild mates and such.  Forums are either all doom and gloom or rabid fanboyism.  In-game discussions are far more constructive.

In Topic: Considering coming back

18 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

View PostLucas Ashrock, on 18 December 2012 - 07:02 AM, said:

2 main reason. If you read me enough and know me, you should get it even not needing me to answer:
1 share my opinion , believing Anet care of the community and fansites (accordingly to Gaile Gray who i personally talk with), reading what the playerbase thinks and wants, and try to arrange a solution for their game. Enlight bugs, malfunctions, etc.

2 If necessary, wake up some minds, from their sheep state to human state with a brain, and just dig the company ruining our beautiful game

If you log, you will discover what i am ingame, what i gained, how much i play, how much active i am, what role i have on the guild i'm mostly representing. As explained enough(but clearly i still need to reexplain myself sometimes) i'm a deep lover of this game.
Pure hater of Anet and how the company is managing it thowing this masterpiece into a junkmmo.

If you need more details about Lucas Ashrock ingame feel free to whispe me and meet me ingame, i'm quite a nice guy and i have time and enjoy to chit chat. Your post here is not welcomed nor necessary, just flame and questions about me i can answer ingame. Maybe even not talking with me, just when you meet me you realize a lot yet ;)

For sure, back in thread, i'm the first to explain to a newcomer/ someone who want to rejoin this game, what is gonna find (junk), just the truth he will face and agree as soon as he log. Lover? ye. idiot fanboy? nah ;)

Though I often agree with much of what you say, I have to point out one thing.  It's THEIR game, it's not ours.  People should be more mindful of this fact.  We don't get to call the shots, we only get to give our opinion.  Ultimately, ArenaNet are entitled to do whatever they want to the game.  The only rights we have is to choose whether to play or not.

In Topic: Fractal Capacitor Cost

03 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

View PostLinfang, on 03 December 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

I'm sick and tired of running fractals, Why?
Because the cost of Ascended gear is too damn high.

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I'm sick and tired too, but mostly because I'm bored with them already.  I look forward to the release of these 'more options' they keep talking about.  Can't come sooner IMO.  Having to grind fractals over and over is not fun.  I want some variation.  Until that comes, I'm stopping with the fractals.