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#2237547 ANET employee trolling GvG

Posted El Duderino on 28 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

View PostInraged Twitch, on 28 September 2013 - 07:03 PM, said:

i wouldn't have an issue other than the fact that it might take up a queue for wvw for people that actually want to play WvW instead of watching 10-15 players GVG.  So I could see why he might be upset.

That being said, BRING ON THE PK!!

And when you realize that it is the night before the reset and the game is a match is already totally one sided and there is no queue - so that the GvG players don't interrupt normal WvW - it becomes apparent that they are trying to be respectful to WvW players.

#2230388 First Birthday Gift

Posted El Duderino on 31 August 2013 - 11:07 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 31 August 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

It's part of a game that you paid for.


One of the most egregious arguments that I have heard over and over again is that we should be happy with all the free stuff we get in the game and not question it. An MMO is designed as a long term game that fuels it's revenue from the length of time people play. Even in a B2P game like GW2, the gem store is most certainly the focus of revenue. As such, if they didn't make updates that at least tried to pretend to make the players happy, then there wouldn't be a whole lot of players to spend money on the game.

So, no, this is not a gift. This is something that should make players want to play. This is something that should make players want to be excited for their first birthday, and next year for their 2nd birthday and so on and so forth.

The question should be: what does this do to keep players playing. Having 10 of the same account bound birthday gift is not something that is going to make players play or come back to be excited about what they got. In 2 years, the people that may have stopped playing aren't going to be interested in getting another 10 account bound birthday gifts enough to log in and check out the changes.

Therefore, as it related to enticing players to come back to the game, which should be a priority in something like this, it falls flat on it's face.

Resources could have been spent elsewhere in this case. It just doesn't add anything to the game.

#2228940 First Birthday Gift

Posted aspi on 26 August 2013 - 02:42 PM

View PostMhenlo, on 26 August 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

It is a minor thing, but it still continues to show that ANet learned nothing from GW1 and continues to make rookie mistakes. How do you expect them to balance PvP or do anything else well when they can't even continue to do the things they did well in GW1?

I think that's the point for a lot of people. It is just another sign of laziness and uncaring from the development team.
It kinda makes me wonder who from the gw1 team is still working on the game :/

#2228797 First Birthday Gift

Posted prince vingador on 25 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

well i was expecting to be able to trade or sell or gift the items, and i dont get it, why everybody gets the same items? I came from gw1 and i must say  i would rather risk getting a crap mini than knowing already whats inside and even worse ,knowing that everybody gets the same.

#2228735 First Birthday Gift

Posted Senatic on 25 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

View PostArfuriz, on 25 August 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

Out of topic:

This maybe shocking to you (or not if you're not naive) but every game and every gaming company needs to make a profit.

It is not shocking to me, and as you know next to nothing about me I will excuse the assumption made about my mentality towards the cash shop, however misguided it was.

View Postpurper dawn, on 25 August 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

to me it's like this:grandma hands you a fugly sweater for x-mass.you dont say what the fck is this sh*t?! but put it away and hope for something better next year.

Except in this case it is not your grandmum but a random stranger who you, or someone else, have paid real money towards for their production of said sweater. Your analogy is flawed as it assumes you have no right to complain, when in reality your and the community's money spent gives you every right to critisize.

Note that it doesn't give you the right to have your way every time as you are still part of a larger community, but you do have the right to voice your opinion.

#2228734 First Birthday Gift

Posted Guest 34905 on 25 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

View Postpurper dawn, on 25 August 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

to me it's like this:grandma hands you a fugly sweater for x-mass.you dont say what the fck is this sh*t?! but put it away and hope for something better next year.

about the purpose of mini's : mine's is to accompany me on my adventures and compliment my overall style.
it's what there ment for,nothing else.

But couldn't they give something better to do that?
I mean seriously, Queen Jennah? Howmuch did you seer or even hear her during this year? 20 lvls in human storyline and that's it...
Not to mention I'll have 11 of them in my bank this evening, which is simply retarted, it isn't hard to make a couple of em and let people choose which one they'd like...

#2228730 First Birthday Gift

Posted Hybarf Tics on 25 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

View Postdzanikken, on 25 August 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

It is a GIFT!! Why does everything have to have some purpose?! Why does it need to be discussed in great length, or even encourage heated debates?

It's a gift, you either like it or you don't, you move on. Period.

Then you haven't been part of GW 1 have you? The gifts back then were minis but out of a few dozens so you didn't know what you were gonna get. They all had different values on the game market. You could gift them or sell them. Now you can't do any of that not only that but everyone gets the same one. After one year they could have perhaps even thought carefully about what to put in. Didn't it even occur to them that maybe some of us all our characters are level 80 and all this becomes pointless as if we didn't get a thing.
For me and a lot of GW 1 player this birthday gift they could have kept because it's all going for trash.
Many of us don't collect minis anymore there's no point or even enjoyment out it. The minis are now only a cash cow consumer product for the main cash vault at Anet.

Did you say gift I thought you said waste basket. :zip:

#2228696 First Birthday Gift

Posted Inraged Twitch on 25 August 2013 - 07:57 AM

they gave us the min jennah because they released all the other minis either in achievements or from the mini pack in the store I assume.

This b-day was a major let down imo coming from a gw1 player.

#2226070 The Queen's Speech

Posted Captain Bulldozer on 13 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

Getting a single random, account bound mini per character was less than exciting.  Getting a fixed account bound mini per character is nothing less than a completely out of touch decision in my view.  As for the other gifts... an XP scroll?  For my lvl 80 character with several hundred skill points?  Only seems like it would be exciting for people making a new character.... will they give us a good reason to do so, when many people already made all their characters to get birthday gifts a year ago?  The only potentially interesting reward is the birthday booster... but with a 24-hour countdown I'm not sure how exciting it'll be.  Maybe if it gives a 50% of exotic drop for 24 hours or something (which will never happen).  Much more likely it'll be something on the order of +200% magic find and +100% karma for 24 hours.  Usable, but hardly as exciting.

I've said it before, but it's worth saying again:  minis are not exciting in GW2.  In GW1 they were interesting visual oddities with a decent market for them.  In GW2, they blend into the background (would you even be able to tell a mini-skritt from an actual skritt?) We've already had them dumped on us as rewards for temp content, as rewards for playing GW1, as rewards for just playing or buying the digital edition, not to mention having them in the gem store... how many people actually bother to take them out of the bank?  Most of these minis have also been account bound.  

I really don't like to be this negative about anet, but to me they really are screwing the pooch here.  We'll just have to wait and see if they have something better up their sleeves (of course some/many won't bother).

#2224053 Election Standings - August 2nd

Posted Xephyr on 03 August 2013 - 10:35 PM

if evon was the one with the boobs, he would be ahead. :rolleyes:

#2223903 Election Standings - August 2nd

Posted XRay on 03 August 2013 - 07:22 AM

Really disappointed that ppl choose wp prices over an epic fractal possibility. sigh.

#2223885 Election Standings - August 2nd

Posted Captain Bulldozer on 03 August 2013 - 05:41 AM

I have a feeling like this election was rigged from the start.  When's the last time you saw polling numbers that don't change percentages?  Last time we were told how many tokens each candidate had gotten, it was 52% Kiel, 48% Evon.  Now, a week later, exactly the same numbers.  Sounds a lot like shenanigans to me...

#2223839 Election Standings - August 2nd

Posted Swift Red on 03 August 2013 - 12:50 AM

Why people are voting for Kiel, I have no idea. Can't stand this whole good person has to win stuff. Kiel is a very bland character and I think the living story will still to be quite boring if it continues to revolve around her.

#2222375 Election Standings - July 26 2013

Posted Phadde on 27 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

For those who doesn't know much about the original GW (as myself), are voting for Ellen and hasn't watched this video, please, Please do.

The Waypoint-costs are very much temporary and shouldn't matter in comparison to a permanent fractal where we get to defeat a Human God.

There are much better ways of saving a few silvers and to get your opinion heard about RNG.

#2222363 Election Standings - July 26 2013

Posted Knuckle Joe on 27 July 2013 - 10:20 AM

It's no use, people who never played GW1's Nightfall and never faced Abbadon themselves, or even conquered the Margonites at the Domain of Anguish couldn't possibly understand the incredibly awesome idea of having Abbadon's history on a fractal and possibly having a glimpse of the five gods in the game for the first time since GW2 started.

Go vote for the lame human.

(Btw, GW1's main antagonist was Abbadon, you can imagine his influence on the game just by taking that into consideration.)

Take a good reading at this and try to reconsider your vote: