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#2119555 Has anet put their cash shop before content?

Posted Cobalt60 on 16 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

Yeah, I mean we already got Halloween, Lost Shores and now Wintersday for free, totally putting cash shop before content.

#2029622 Halloween Skins from lottery / casino style grab bags

Posted Sans on 19 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

They could possibly have a 50% drop rate.
You can make a new character, play the game until halloween starts, and save a few keys.
Black Lion Chest sometimes drop a key themselves.

But don't let me stop you from finding some way to hate ANet.

#2029463 Halloween Skins from lottery / casino style grab bags

Posted HederaHelix on 19 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostDraugadan, on 19 October 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

No matter where they'll be taking the cash shop, most people will still be playing and paying. I've given up on the game and on any hope that ArenaNet will stop going down the path they've started.

You know what's ironic though? People call Blizzard greedy for asking a subscription fee for WoW, which is a pretty straightforward way of making money, but have no problem with ArenaNet using shameless gambles to milk the players. I bought the game to play Guild Wars 2, not Shop Wars 2. It's been a shame seeing the game destroying every single principle it stood for just for NcSoft/ArenaNet to make even more money.

And I think you're forgetting the exchange rate is ridiculously high, making it so that you have to grind a lot in order to get pretty much any of the stuff that costs gems. In a game which promised no grinding it's kind of dumb to have everyone do just that, especially given how many things cost gems (some of them very basic, like bank slots).

WoW has its own Cash Shop ON TOP of its Sub Fee.  Check your facts. They are Greedy.  Also you CAN and do get Keys in game! You can get them as drops, you can get them for Story Rewards, Map completions, Daily rewards, ETC.  So chill... you all take this way too seriously.

ANet isn't doing anything they haven't done in their first game too.  There is no Power to be had in a BLC only conveiniance items... news flash you don't  NEED some silly skin.  You just WANT it so you complain about it. Hah. Scruples.

#2029444 Halloween Skins from lottery / casino style grab bags

Posted Pipples on 19 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

View PostDraugadan, on 19 October 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

Indeed, they don't even have to be subversive in these attempts anymore. I'm guessing they're confident with the amount of people supporting them (and I can't for the life of me figure why there are so many) to just put it plainly: we're going to milk you dry.

They only 'milk' people with no self control. I personally will allot up to $15/mo for the gem store, although I have yet to spend any money on it at all. This is the cost of a typical subscription and a fair amount to give them, IMO. I can also choose NOT to spend it at any time.

Gas companies raising prices of gas people NEED to get to work is what milking is.

#2029429 Halloween Skins from lottery / casino style grab bags

Posted Pipples on 19 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

View PostEon Lilu, on 19 October 2012 - 01:15 PM, said:

We don't have a problem with it in the way you make out, the problem is in the dodgy methods in which there doing it.

'Hey guys, we're going to have a Holiday event where you can buy and possibly even loot special items that have no bearing on your gameplay'... how is this dodgy? It's not bait-and-switch and they aren't lying.

#2030321 Where are Weekly Events? Mad King won't cut it!

Posted Arys on 19 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

The entitlement some people seem to think they have astounds me.

#2030319 Where are Weekly Events? Mad King won't cut it!

Posted RDarken on 19 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

I don't mean to be rude, but you are expecting new content for a game that has been out for less than two months? And are disappointed that you actually are getting new content for a game that new?

I am definitely not disappointed.

#2018891 Scamming

Posted Princess Fatora on 14 October 2012 - 07:26 PM


It's not opinion; it's a fact.

99% of all statements made with these words at the start tend to be complete and utter nonsense posted by someone who thinks too highly of themselves. Your posting continues this trend.

It is, after all, nothing but an opinion. I sure seem to consider my game complete, and the bank? I bought it for gold, paying comparatively less ingame money than I would have paid if I had bought them in, say, WoW.

There literally is zero difference to WoW and any other MMO. I know you are butthurt about Arenanet for some reason, but at least remain sane in your criticism. REAL F2P-Cashgrab games work completely different. You are ignorant to the max if you think they're even in the same universe.

Here's things that a F2P-Cashgrab game tends to do
-have some sort of cash system that rewards you with items for buying cash independently of what you buy with the cash itself, so you think you are getting extra value
-make these "bonus" items at intervals that are beyond what you'd normally spend, meaning people spend more
-quest items for cash
-no way to get the items ingame, or only very limited ways
-gameplay differences between cash and no cash, for example items that increase your HP permanently, items that give massive bonus damage, skins that are completely different than anything obtainable ingame (laser swords, demon wings) and give stat boni
-incentives for first-time spenders, bonus items. A very common thing is to have a first-time-spender-tier, that works ONLY for first time spenders and gives different bonus items depending on what they spend, but ONLY once.

What does A-Net have? Minor ingame conveniences you can easily get with ingame gold. It doesn't even cost much.

#2016613 gw 2 is... alive again?

Posted Alaroxr on 13 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

Yesterday was Friday. Meaning, everyone who likes WvW queued. Therefore, you get an accurate representation of the population.

Normally people are split between playing at different times of day, and some doing PvE/PvP/WvW. On the shuffle day, you focus that community into one activity, at one time.

It never died.

#2016015 Scamming

Posted Arkham Creed on 13 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostArdeni, on 13 October 2012 - 03:23 PM, said:

Let me use your logic against you: You think that the mailing system is not a trading tool, but still there are many people (like the OP) who think that it is a trading tool and thus they use it and get scammed.

I don't think that the situation is any different. Yes, people do less trading via the mail system, but then again a bigger percentage of people who do this do get scammed since it is so much easier as all you have to do as a scammer to scam others is to get them to send their item/gold first.

That isn’t using his logic against him; that is saying that idiots should get special protection and be rewarded for being idiots. Just because someone thinks the mail system is a trading tool does not make it so, and just because they treat it as one does not mean it should be one. It means they are noobs who don’t know what they are doing and refuse to learn how to play. You shouldn’t be arguing to protect their stupidly you should be trying to educate them.

The mail is not a trading tool. Period. It doesn’t matter how many people think it is, or how often it gets used as such. It simply isn’t, nor will it ever be, and Arena Net has zero responsibility to enforce illegitimate trades made through the mail system. And to be frank, I know I am being a bit harsh, anyone stupid enough to repeatedly use the mail system as a trading tool in spite of getting scammed deserves to get scammed over, and over, and over, and over again until they learn their lesson. These people are deliberately trying to cheat the system by circumventing the trading post and avoiding a necessary tax, and in real life if someone gets caught for tax evasion they go to prison, so in a game world I think the loss of a little digital gold or items is fine.

A world where cheaters actually get punished for cheating is a great thing.

#2011294 Make PvE separate from PvP

Posted Nox_Aeterna on 11 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

View PostPhy, on 11 October 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

I disagree with this completely. Sure a 25 man raid can be a tank and spank zerg feast, but most raids require better teamwork and coordination then a 5 man can ever hope for. The more people fighting the enemy the more mechanics they can use. The only interesting fights in WOW are raid bosses. My favorite thing to do in WOW was 25 and 40 man raids.

Casuals don't like raids because they believe it's this evil thing that only the hardcore elitist can do, which simply isn't true.

That is also not true , casuals dont like raids because they take a very long long time to complete and because you need a big group to do it.

Casuals usually dont spend tons of hours/day in a game thus they usually got less connections.

Honestly , raiding is for "hardcore" , if not because they are incredible hard , because they require tons of time. Dungeon runs are much faster.

#2013733 Scamming

Posted Darkobra on 12 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

View PostJuggernautp, on 12 October 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

Are people that blind.

Anet introduced a 15% transaction fee

15% trading post tax, you get a safe trade.
100% stupidity fee tax, you lose everything.

I must be blind because I'm seeing an 85% difference and he STILL never got his items!

#2005327 So what's the next MMO your waiting to be released.............

Posted musibatkhan on 09 October 2012 - 11:54 AM


I am only looking forward to GW2 expansions.

#2005140 So what's the next MMO your waiting to be released.............

Posted Senatic on 09 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

I just stopped waiting for a MMO for 3 years and it's finally here. Why on earth would I start all over again...


*Goes to play gw2*

#1985023 Did The Creators of Guild Wars 2 even Play Guild Wars 1?

Posted Robsy128 on 02 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Guild Wars 1 is Guild Wars 1.
Guild Wars 2 is Guild Wars 2.
Guild Wars 1 is a CORPG.
Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG.
Guild Wars 1 was released in 2005.
Guild Wars 2 was released in 2012.
Guild Wars 1 is not Guild Wars 2.
Guild Wars 2 is not Guild Wars 1.

Need I go on?