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Ca|sifer

Member Since 25 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2013 04:03 AM

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In Topic: Guild Wars 2 has a serious Bot problem, are they even doing anything about it?

18 November 2012 - 06:15 AM

There's more bots and gold sellers than usual presumably because of the trial weekend event. They can just make more accounts to spam their gold selling messages.

In Topic: Ascended items appear to require an insane grind...

17 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Just hold off ascended items for now, ANet already stated that they would implement ways to attain asc. items through WvW, current dungeons, etc.

In Topic: Thief 3 shot 36k HP 2100+ Tough Warr.

13 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

I call b/s or lag on this thread. When you have orb buffs, food buffs, that much toughness and health, a Thief can't kill you that quick. Either this thread is just another b/s thread trying to fuel the anti-Thief movement which really is just a bunch of players who don't watch animations OR you lagged out.

In Topic: Non-religious holiday discussion

09 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

View PostYui San, on 08 November 2012 - 03:51 AM, said:

Halloween and especially St. Patrick's day are not as popular in the world as you think.

I wasn't arguing that they were popular, I was arguing that enough of Guild Wars demographic know of the holiday's existence for it's celebration to be relevant. Yes, they aren't well known ALL around the world but they are well known in places where the majority of Guild Wars players live. I.E. The West and parts of Asia.

On a side note, Hong Kong may not be a fully fledged nation but I believe that the culture there is influenced enough by globalization to stand apart from the rest of the mainland.

In Topic: Non-religious holiday discussion

07 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostYui San, on 06 November 2012 - 04:15 PM, said:

In other words, no more Halloween or Sain't Patrick's Day event in Guild Wars. ;-)

But at least Halloween is recognized by enough people to be relevant. Halloween is celebrated extensively throughout Europe and the US. It is also quite large in Australia and New Zealand. Countries in Asia such as Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines also celebrate Halloween. Likewise, in South America, countries like Columbia also celebrate Halloween in a fashion similar to that of the US.

St. Patrick's Day is also celebrated widely throughout the world, especially in Europe and the US. Other countries, however, are not excluded from this celebration. Russia, Japan, South Korea, and Canada also participate extensively in the celebrations, aswell as Australia and New Zealand. Most of ArenaNet's major demographics are covered under these countries and therefore it is safe to say that most people playing the game will understand what is going on.

Unlike Halloween and St. Patrick's Day, celebrations like the Mardi Gras and other suggested Islamic celebrations, whilst being celebrated in many countries, are often only celebrated by a very select demographics. Mardi Gras, being celebrated mainly by ethnic French and European peoples, and the Islamic holidays being celebrated by, obviously, followers of Islam.

Notice in my post I said "very select part of the world". In the case of the holidays you mentioned, the areas which DO celebrate the holidays constitute the majority of ArenaNet's customers and therefore, will understand the context of the celebrations.