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#2260193 New NCSoft Earning report is out...

Posted Baldur The Bold on 17 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

Maybe she will make an alliance of the elder dragons and makes them into a hyrbid! Then after we defeat the chimeric dragon she teleports away and the end chest gets you 2 greens, a blue, and a rare chance at a mini middle finger of scarlets'.

#2260124 New NCSoft Earning report is out...

Posted Dahk on 17 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

View PostLucav, on 17 November 2013 - 06:40 PM, said:

The endgame is cosmetics, and we havent had very many new armor sets, and very few compelling ones.
ANet made a big mistake in not recognizing how they made cosmetic armor upgrades work in GW1:

In GW1, you had a lot of cosmetic options that were easy to attain, but you also had some that took a lot of time and effort (FoW armor).

In GW2, however, a legendary is pretty much the only difficult skin to attain.  There are very difficult to attain skins in PvP, but sadly, they look the same as armor sets that are a breeze to pick up in PvE.

As a result of this, you end up with players who have played through the easy content, but have little challenge and even less incentive to take up challenges.

#2188877 How does a new player begin to make money?

Posted Eon Lilu on 08 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Gem Store and your credit card according to Arena Net. :P

#2173288 Exposing the Truth, Past and Present.

Posted Al Shamari on 01 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

I'm just laughing at the fact that this was written as though it has some intentions of being come Zeitgeist conspiracy theorist report, or ripped from Wikileaks. You're not uncovering anything that hasn't already been stated hundreds of times.

#2168722 Profession popularity estimates?

Posted MrForz on 22 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

View PostNabuko Darayon, on 22 February 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

I guess people still havent figured out the power of necro...

The power of bugged traits >.> And.. the inability to mindlessly spin your greatsword for great justice like the top played classes.

#1978984 GW2: 1-80 Dynamic Events (mostly)

Posted sty0pa on 29 September 2012 - 10:39 AM

Video guides: the WORST POSSIBLE WAY to convey information.
They're slow, linear, and usually (I haven't watched yours, so this isn't about you specifically) poorly done/shot/recorded/written/edited so much so it's painful to watch. (And too often they're just people posting some irrelevant crap, hoping to fluff their viewcount.)

If you have a list of DE 'chains' to follow....just write the list down.  Then share it with us.  It would be much appreciated!

#2132037 Wasted 250g in the Mystic Forge so far..

Posted Lucav on 31 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

View PostReal, on 31 December 2012 - 07:14 AM, said:

Yeah ANet increased the chance to obtain a pre-cursor on the mystic forge... from .001 to .002!

With only the icy runestones to go, for me, the pre-cursor itself is my only obstacle. Given how tycoons have manipulated the market ruthlessly my options are gambling, farm 400++ gold, or just wait until the supposed pre-cursor quest arrives (which will require equally grindy, arbitrary demands, of that I have no doubt).
The simple fact that you can have wildly different amounts of work necessary for a legendary due to rng is a big problem. Its a bad system, and its made worse by the fact that rich players can so easily manipulate the market and make tremendous profits doing so,

#2130160 Looking For Groups is Seriously Lacking

Posted Sesua on 28 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostZero Fox, on 28 December 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:

This website has a nice alternative, the trick is to make the website famous so more people will use it.

No. The trick is for ArenaNet to realise that people want a better way to organise grouping and provide that means to them in-game.

#2129391 End of year GOTY Awards...agree or disagree....

Posted Baron von Scrufflebutt on 27 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

GW2 is at its best when it's not an MMO.

#2116659 Anyone losing that new game smell?

Posted FrogKnight87 on 13 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

You played 550 hours and wonder why the "new" feeling is gone ? Rofl.

#2112816 Future Content Updates Discussion - What do you want to see?

Posted Roth on 09 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

I would like to see new ways to acquire unique weapons that aren't simply "Grind out this checklist and throw it in the forge". There is a huge and expansive world yet all the nice skins require a dull, repetitive grind in the same most profitable area.

#2112400 Future Content Updates Discussion - What do you want to see?

Posted hehateme23 on 09 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

Profession-based armor.  Would like each class to look a bit more distinguishable.

#2109547 After playing GW2, I decided I'd prefer a sub fee over any cash shop

Posted raspberry jam on 06 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

View PostRobsy128, on 06 December 2012 - 04:15 PM, said:

Haha but our opinions and the things we like affect the choices we make in life, and the choices we make in life define who we are.

Yet a lot of the people actually playing the game aren't bored... so I can't really see the argument. Maybe you are. Maybe other people are. But that's them. Other people are loving their time in Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2 isn't worse haha. If you think that, then you really need to look into what grind means :P
How does a choice define who you are? Let's say you make a choice to collect stamps. Then you make a choice to stop collecting stamps. Are you a stamp collector now, or not? And is "stamp collector" even a fraction of an infinitesimally small part of a definition of who you truly are?

Yes, some people (you, for example) are loving GW2. But that's fun for you: a strange thing, different for everyone, yet the same basic feeling. Try to give it meaning, and it goes away. But one thing is constant: all fun games (regardless of who they are fun for) validate the player's ego. That is done in different ways... For people like you, it's about patting you on the head and telling you that you are a good boy because you did all that grind. For people like me, it's about patting me on the head and telling me that I'm a good girl for beating a difficult challenge. It's not even about who is the most deceived here, because in both cases, the grind and the challenge, respectively, were there to be beaten. And that is... fun? Yes, that is fun.

As an amusing thought experiment, think of that the next time you do any kind of PvP. The devs set the game up so that one of the teams can beat the other one. Which means that one of the teams is there to be beaten? Or both?

#2105338 Colin Johanson is Lead Content Developer

Posted TGIFrisbie on 03 December 2012 - 03:00 AM

View Postalucard13mmfmj, on 03 December 2012 - 12:48 AM, said:

At least it is not Jay Wilson... gg. I had to say it.

Let's see...franchise item is used to sell units as a follow up, yet it lacks much of what the original had and it burned the fans in the end just to sell units.


Where is the Guild Wars in my Guild Wars game?  Where is that "no grind for gear tread mill" in my Gear Wars game?  Where is the "we removed as much tedium as we could" and then added it back in 3 months later?  The entire fiasco smacks of being WIlsoned.

I await the day I read that Colin posted "f that loser" on some developer facebook page.  At that moment the circle will have closed.

#1936853 WTB Better medium armor skins

Posted bdew on 16 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

I've played mostly heavy or light armor classes until now, and i really liked the skin variety for them.

Especially for heavy armor, everything from being a tin can to plate bikini's out there :P

Now i'm thinking about making a thief, i've browsed a bit for what armor i can get for him, and... it's trenchcoats, trenchcoats everywhere. Ugh!

Can we please get more DIFFERENT medium armors? They all look freaking same!