Vestral's Irrepressible Girdle is a teeny tiny bit better, but I, and most priests I chatted with, preferred the Sash. The Cord of the Slain Champion is admittedly better for disc priests, but good luck getting that considering its low drop chance as well as being sought-after by mages, warlocks and shadow priests.
That's why having dollars=gold is a big problem, because they made it so that you feel it's easier to buy gold with money than actually farm it. Who can blame them though? Their job is to make as much money from the game as possible. If people accept it and don't speak up against it, we'll be seeing more aggressive means of encouraging cash shop usage. Not that I care anymore though; I've given up on the game. The game might be a huge success, but to me it's just another MMO that failed to rise to my expectations, very much like SWTOR. For that reason, it will be "gathering dust" on the same shelf as SWTOR.
You can get gold from Anet( Very discouraged, extremely expensive and it's a scam more or less) then you convert your money to gold. You can also SELL your gold to other people and since there is a buyer who is willing to buy for REAL LIFE MONEY, then gold has a value in dollar.
But that condition only suffices if there are people that buy gold from other people ( which i think the majority of people do).
the reason things are worth money, is cause people want them and will pay money for them.
thats the reason why gold is a ridiculously valuable metal but iron is just so-so.
you buy gems with real money, you can buy or sell gold with gems, thus gold is worth money.
thats FACT, shouting an opinion is fact does not make it so, proving it is fact does.
if you're having problems grasping this don't take a economics class, your head will catch on fire and your brain will explode and no one wants that... other then psychopaths, gorephiliacs, sadists, and the people who like to watch snuff films(which im pretty sure is made up of the first 3).
Last edited by mordale; 2012-10-08 at 03:12 PM.
Okay, listen. One is a number. This is a really important part, so pay attention. A number is this funny little figure that represents things in the world which can be counted. So one is the smallest number. It's like having one piece of candy. And when you eat that piece of candy, you have no candies left. That's one. Now, and this is where it gets complicated, "one-way" is when things move in one direction, but it can't move in the other. Like if you eat that candy, it's not coming back. That's one-way. And to put this in the terms we're talking about here, money is worth gems and thus indirectly gold, and gold is worth gems, but gold and gems are not worth money. You see? Because it's a one-way transfer. You can put the money in the game, but you can't take the money out of the game. One way transfer. One. Way. One.
quality, measure and value as time? Ye gods... get a grip, mate.
Okay, guys. It's getting a little heated in this thread. No one has crossed the line yet. Please, try to remain civil & respectful to each other though.
Some good discussion here. Let's keep it going without being jerks.
Last edited by Fencers; 2012-10-08 at 04:48 PM.
You are making it sound like just because it is against the TOS then gold can't be converted back to real life money, which is correct if the following condition suffice. The condition being that all gold->money transactions which is against the TOS is banned(and all the ones doing it are also removed from the game).
The condition does not hold true in todays GW2 because Anet doesn't ban (Goldsellers,goldbuyers,botters,exploiters,hackers) because they do not have any good way to do so yet.
Because this condition does not hold true we can still sell & buy gold without fear from ban and therefor gold has a value in real life money.
P.S ( If your stance was correct then how come illegal drugs are worth ridicolous amounts of money? )
Last edited by Forgeez; 2012-10-08 at 04:51 PM.
All I do is wvw, have yet to even finish story mode. WvW is where its at.
Also note that not every single server has gear on it and some have the .1% chance mount drops so no not every one can go and get it and before you say they could transfer blizzard has a cap amount of gold you can have before you transfer and it isn't even close to the starting bid.
I'm not going to say much more on the topic (if anything), because it can't really be made any clearer, and I've already lost my temper once in this discussion due to the sheer idiocy of others.
Weirdly enough, I enjoy the PVE endgame more than PVP-endgame. But when Rated tpvp is out I think they will be on par. And I enjoy PVE endgame very much, it's to be said. I am just having a blast farming, doing dungeon with pals and collecting achievements like the jumping puzzles.
Anet get your head out of your ass and start making good decisions
TL;DR Legit players lose, the game is dying, botters and exploiters win.
Where and how can I sell gold/gems for $ ? U've got my attention now.