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#2312993 Feeling Alienated

Posted Nyid on 01 April 2014 - 03:08 AM

View PostKazrenPIrate, on 01 April 2014 - 01:32 AM, said:

Thank you, but after we have purified the well waters near the Cathedral, there is a quest south east of there that forces you into a dungeon.  It was extremely difficult to get to, but I managed.  I tried to do the dungeon, not realizing it couldn't be done solo, and of course failed.

Four other people were doing it.  They all had matching gear and stylish swords etc.  We got to the twin bosses at the last door (I assume it was last) and we all died and revivied, but no one told me they were just going to the waypoint.  WHen I figured it out and followed them, they were all so far ahead of me, when I tried to catch up, everything attacked and killed me repeatedly.  That made me very angry at being lured in by people who said I could join their group, then abandoned with no hope of catching up to them.  That's not the type of Community I have been used to playing with.

I've been really put off this game now.  I've been led to believe, if I don't have a Guild to support me, I'm just fodder for people like the four who did that to me.  I don't see anything anywhere about active Guilds on Anvil Rock who will support their players.  It's pretty sad.

No offense but it's not fair to expect the majority of players to help you at the drop of a hat.  In fact, most will probably treat you hostily if you join pug runs without experience. In this regard transparency is key. Tell them that you don't know exactly what to do and request advice and help. Don't expect it to be given to you.


#2311723 Wardrobe, Charges should only unlock.

Posted Lydeck on 27 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

I hate when people use the term "gamer entitlement", but this thread is just a shining example of it.

Why should they give you everything for free just because of you wanting to change your appearance every day? Is ANet really expected to cater to people with an asperger-like compulsion to change their equipment's look?

You're playing a game that has no subscription fees and cost the same as any other game would have at release. Most people, even at bare minimum, have hundreds of hours poured into this game (I'm at about 1.4k hours myself), and you're really going to sit here and complain about this change? You want everything to just be free for you?

I really just cannot fathom any rational thought going into this kind of request. If the game had a sub fee, then absolutely it should be totally free to change the appearance at will, but it's completely unreasonable to expect them to have that in a game with no sub.

This change is fantastic, because not only does it provide a much much much needed service to players, but for those people that are too lazy to farm the gold to convert it to gems, or don't want to buy gems at all, they still have the option to go aquire said equipment in game normally.


#2311006 Wardrobe, Charges should only unlock.

Posted Gecko on 26 March 2014 - 01:20 PM

View Postgwgchrisatzazzle, on 26 March 2014 - 12:54 PM, said:

RE-buy does not make the game fun!

It is not cheaper over the long run.  Everytime you switch skins it costs.  This will cost much much more!

Correct me if I am wrong, but using a skin before costed a transmutations stone/crystal, and now it cost a charge. What has changed again?

View Postgwgchrisatzazzle, on 26 March 2014 - 01:06 PM, said:

Think of charges as property taxes.  You may own your house but only as long as you pay the taxes.  You may use your unlocked skins only after you pay your taxes on them.

Anet has stated almost from the beginning that they will charge you for vanity. You can play the game with max stats for free if you like, but if you choose to aim for vanity then it will cost you.

Again, would you rather not have the possibility to play the game because they can't find a way to earn money? Or would it be better if they charged you for stats?


#2310910 Wardrobe, Charges should only unlock.

Posted harniq on 26 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

This is a free to play MMO and yet we get the following QoL update:
- all LS skins become account bound and can be duplicated
- all gem store skins will now unlock and can be duplicated
- dungeon skins, cultural skins etc will unlock and can be duplicated
- legendary skins can be duplicated
- fractal capacitor can be skinned onto other backs without needing 250 ecto

This costs money to make. I don't mind paying for that.


#2293788 Escape From Lion's Arch - February 18th

Posted Brandon the Don on 11 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

Wait wait wait wait wait...


...

I have to move all my characters now? D:

Edit:

Found a new place already...

Spoiler



#2225086 Screenshot of the Week: Round 5

Posted Crantson on 08 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

"Jubilee" - Just a fancy word for "Great Target Practice" isn't it?
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