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In Topic: Black Lion Tickets

Yesterday, 04:10 PM

View PostRandolfRa, on 15 April 2014 - 11:03 AM, said:

Lots of people see (or at least want to see) certain skins as rewards of dedication and skill. They want to show off their devotion. I don't think this is very unreasonable in a game that has no traditional mmorpg rewards such as vertical progression or power.

While I see that being a valid request and not unreasonable at all to pursue, I personally have no real desire to pursue comestic items as a prestige reward. If I try to go for a certain skin, I am going for it because it aesthetically pleases me, not beacuse I want to feel good for having beat difficult content to get it. If I have to beat difficult content to get it, so be it but given my personal motivation, selfish as it is, I would rather the skin be more easily gotten by all. So I'm not really approaching this ticket issue from a prestige standpoint, I would just like the chances of getting something good out of those lockboxes increase if they have to stay in the game by developer or publisher fiat.

In Topic: Black Lion Tickets

Yesterday, 03:03 AM

If they're not going away and that is more likely than the ship suddenly flipping a 180 midstream, then A-Net should stay the course it's been gradually doing over time (maybe accelerate the process a little) by stripping the drop pool of useless items and maybe upping the drop rate of the useful but not prestigious consolation prizes like dyes, makeover kits and scroll/tomes of knowledge. Cut down the massive list of common booster drops and make it so that you can maybe get something worth stashing in your bank at least if you don't luck out on a scrap, mini, backpack or everlasting item.

In Topic: Show Off Your Thief!

12 April 2014 - 02:51 AM

View PostSatenia, on 11 April 2014 - 06:50 PM, said:

Very much underplayed, but I'm happy enough with the looks considering it's a plant-head:

Posted Image

Huh, I didn't think of the effect of a dark eye color to make that particular face look somewhat Asiatic. Interesting look.

In Topic: Pay-to-win

11 April 2014 - 07:47 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 11 April 2014 - 07:33 PM, said:

Got my own thoughts on that but OT, PM if interested.

Not interested as I only enjoy smashing my face against an antithetical viewpoint up a certain point and with a certain degree of civility that I'm not sure either of us would maintain.

In Topic: Pay-to-win

11 April 2014 - 07:05 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 11 April 2014 - 06:04 PM, said:

And yet, still posting.

And hey, more power to ya.  Check the sig... it's fine to enjoy crap when you can admit it's crap.  I occasionally enjoy the game, but I don't gussy it up.  Acknowledging and then ignoring its faults is one thing.  Refusing to acknowledge is delusion.

This forum's signal to noise ratio has been extremely low lately, you have to admit. There is less real information about Guild Wars 2 being discussed than overblown threads about such and such broad game design decisions and concepts being liberally applied to it with a smear of semantic ranting about every tiny little detail of each person's posts. Much sturm und drang signifying nothing.

Acknowledging faults has been the overwhelming pastime of many posters here to the exclusion of everything else. I think most everybody knows what the faults are and I'm sure everyone has an opinion about what should be done about it. That's fine if it doesn't devolve into tinfoil hat conspiracies about profit motive and nefarious intent. There are people who enjoy the game despite said faults as you've said and you've even admitted to agreeing that doing so is valid. But spitting on them for liking the game by saying what they enjoy is crap only drives the negative atmosphere of this place further into a downward spiral. Show some tact and spare some feelings.