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In Topic: Will you play again?

Yesterday, 07:07 PM

View PostPhineas Poe, on 20 April 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

In his defense, the amount of cosmetic stuff on the cash shop versus what's available in game post-launch is pretty horrible.

Granted. But I'd argue that there are still vastly more skins available through the base game that are, by their nature, much more rewarding to obtain. Plus with how many there are the average player hasn't gotten close to collecting them all yet. Of course I wish they would add new stuff (like they are probably going to in HoT), but all things considered I'd say less than ten percent of all skins in the game are available through the cash shop, and I for one am fine with that.

Besides it isn't like this is anything new, how many skins did GW1 add to its cash shop over the years? Over a dozen at least. And how many were added directly into the game through a means other than a paid expansion? Zero. This is how MMOs work; you get your new "through gameplay" stuff when you fork over the cash for an expansion, and everything else is in the cash shop. So frankly the DOZENS of back skins they've been adding through the living world is technically breaking the mold and going above an beyond for the player's benefit. Arena Net didn't have to give us a single new skin through actual gameplay, and most MMOs wouldn't have.

In Topic: *Help* In Making Roman Centurian Set.

19 April 2015 - 11:39 PM

View PostJetForceF22, on 19 April 2015 - 07:18 AM, said:

Vigil Helm, Koda Armor, Guardian Starter Shoulders, Dolyak Leggings, Draconic Boots. Guild Accommodation Shield, Sword is: Honor of Humanity

That looks really good, and the combination of Koda chest plate and Pit Fighter's legs really hits the look right. However you need to change the gloves and boots. If you want the look right you need to go with Pit Fighter's boots as well, and for the gloves just try to find something that leaves the entire hand exposed. Possibly hide the gloves if you have to. Beyond that its a great effort.

In Topic: Will you play again?

18 April 2015 - 03:34 AM

View PostRaeat, on 18 April 2015 - 02:35 AM, said:

Will I play again?

Very unlikely. I have had enough! 5 straight days of not being able to do the dailies and finally there's a day I can and the game crashes and I lose the rewards. And this from a "game" that makes you pay up front and then also has extreme monetization crap too.

Meanwhile costs to use waypoints is skyrocketing. If I wanted to be the victim *all* the time I wouldn't bother playing games. This is far cry from the quality game Guild Wars was.

What in the blazes are you talking about? I think you're getting so wrapped up in your animosity over tech issues (sorry to hear about that, but most people haven't been having this issue so it might just be your computer on the fritz) that you're imagining things to complain about.

Tech issues: Contact support and run some tests on your end to make sure it isn't just your computer. Haven't heard a lot about these problems, and they rarely persist that long if its on ANet's end.

Waypoint fees: You a new player? Waypoint costs are derived from a "distance fee" (basically; it costs more to go farther) and a set base fee based on your level. Even with the cost going up as you level your character its hardly a lot, and at max level the base fee is only like 1.4 silver. That's chump change. Couch cushion money. I'm what most GW2 players would call "broke" 99% of the time and even I can handle max level waypoint fees; just go out into a zone and sneeze at a few moas or something. Seriously; grind random mobs for five minutes and you can cover fifty waypoint jumps.

"Monetization crap:" Excuse me while I laugh hysterically. First off GW2 is probably the least predatory cash-shop funded MMO on the market right now. Period. All it sales its skins and a few unnecessary (and frankly kind of pointless) account upgrades. Don't let your assumptions fool you; those boosts are worthless. As I said before "mobs are worth crap exp and the boosts don't help; +50% nothing is still nothing." Beyond that you're actually going to complain about the game being buy-to-play as if 99.9% of all triple A MMOs on the market don't "make you pay up front" AND charge a monthly subscription fee? Hell most of them even ALSO have cash shops.

You think GW2 is asking a lot of money? Try $60 for the base game, plus $40 for multiple MANDATORY expansions, plus $15 A MONTH for a sub fee, PLUS a cash shop. You're new to this whole "MMO" thing aren't you? Guild Wars 2 is practically free by MMO standards. And yes; it actually costs LESS than most so-called "free-to-play" games when you stop to consider everything those games ask out of its players.

In Topic: New specialization speculation

16 April 2015 - 11:13 PM

View PostThorfinnr, on 16 April 2015 - 06:38 PM, said:

Is she now just a "Lead Designer" or have they hidden the 'Monetization" part just to try to fool those of us who don't actually read? And yes...it is a bit worrisome...but may all work out...I try to stay hopeful... :angel:

I really, really, REALLY wish Arena Net wasn't hiding the suggestions archive. Cox didn't come up with the mastery system; I did. Over a year ago, and just before I was perma-banned from the official forums for something I didn't do.

In Topic: Stronghold Public Beta

10 April 2015 - 03:55 AM

As a PvE player I have to say.....I don't care about this at all. Still its neat for those that do; have fun guys and gals.