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  1. #141
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    or my husband's quadcopter bullshit experiments.
    Good, good, let the hate flow trough you
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  2. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr Storm View Post
    Snip
    With the way you worded that whole post, being called "White knight crusader" or "fanboy" comes off as a compliment lol


    i bet you are the type of person to sue a company for hurting yourself on their property

  3. #143
    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbait View Post
    Well. looks like the new pick is more hated then liked: (no surprise there)
    http://strawpoll.me/1093733

    Still no replies from anyone in the newer thread:
    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...mmatory-please

    Good news if you did buy more then one pick of the same sort though.
    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...st#post3572360
    I bought 8 of each type of gathering tool. Could be in for some nice refunds it would seem. Not sure that I will go for it though unless it's to buy other types of the same items because it's nice an convenient to not have to transfer items between characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    The problem with that or the slippery slope argument here is that it's not in the best interest of ANet to eventually release a pick that gives a ton of money or resources. It's just not an outcome that makes any sense.
    Except that they are releasing these picks as better than the previous ones. That's the incentive for people to buy. The next item will need to be better than this one in order to sell. Continuous improvement. What are they going to add to the next thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    Serious over reaction. Take a look at what Blizzard is doing with the cash shop on WoW. You pay a 15$ per month sub, need to buy the game and all of expansions and they are constantly charging 25$ for mounts and 10$ for pets.

    Gw2 is totally reasonable.
    I do think GW2 is very reasonable. More than that. I might just buy some gems to support them a bit. I am also happy to pay for new content. Not the content we are seeing but something like a new continent or new zones. I am not into the look stuff so much so I don't see a point in buying things like that. I have a few weapon skins that I have earned. I didn't see a problem with the picks. In fact, I bought one for all of my characters, even the ones I hadn't leveled yet. My concern is about a cash shop item becoming a mandatory item. Yes, you can buy the gems with gold although it sounds like exchange rate has climbed quite a bit now. Ultimately, cash shop items should be items that you have to have like gucci shoes, not have to have like food.

  4. #144
    ANet was accused of adding extra currencies into the game to force people into buying more inventory space.

    So they release the wallet system.

    ANet was accused of putting all the skins behind lockbox gambling, so they changed the BLC system, made the skins tradeable, and haven't released a new BLC skin since Zodiac. They then introduce more skins via direct purchases.

    If you're going to cite slippery slope then look at the history of previous allegations.

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    Haha this game and ANet manage to become even more of a joke every time I check in.

  6. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Matter View Post
    Except that they are releasing these picks as better than the previous ones. That's the incentive for people to buy. The next item will need to be better than this one in order to sell. Continuous improvement. What are they going to add to the next thing?
    Also I think the new pick costs more, 1000 gems versus 800 gems. It's "better" (because it being better or not really depends on the value you place on sprockets) so it costs more. Pretty simple to me. I think anyone who expected them to never add anything new that might be "better" than previous things was being short sighted. Also zed zebes makes a few good points there. Obviously they want/need to make money. That's just the nature of business. As yet they haven't done anything which makes the game experience horrible if I don't give them money which is a huge things for me.

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    Also I think the new pick costs more, 1000 gems versus 800 gems. It's "better" (because it being better or not really depends on the value you place on sprockets) so it costs more. Pretty simple to me. I think anyone who expected them to never add anything new that might be "better" than previous things was being short sighted. Also zed zebes makes a few good points there. Obviously they want/need to make money. That's just the nature of business. As yet they haven't done anything which makes the game experience horrible if I don't give them money which is a huge things for me.
    I think the price difference 800 vs 1000 is due to soulbound vs accountbound. Being able to give your new alt the mining pick is quite a substantial advantage over the previous iteration. The sprockets however are just flavor, they're pretty much worthless.

  8. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by Zdrasti View Post
    I think the price difference 800 vs 1000 is due to soulbound vs accountbound. Being able to give your new alt the mining pick is quite a substantial advantage over the previous iteration. The sprockets however are just flavor, they're pretty much worthless.
    I thought they changed all the unlimited crafting tools to accountbound awhile ago?
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  9. #149
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    I thought they changed all the unlimited crafting tools to accountbound awhile ago?
    All my old ones (800 gem cost) are still soulbound.

  10. #150
    Quote Originally Posted by Zdrasti View Post
    All my old ones (800 gem cost) are still soulbound.
    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Cons...vesting_Sickle

    Soulbound versions of this item can be exchanged for account bound versions at a Black Lion Weapons Specialist
    Have fun lol
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  11. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Neat. I tend not to read patch notes anymore since I've determined it does more to hurt my gaming experience than help it. As for the picks, it kind of doesn't matter to me. They roll out new sets of gathering picks about the same rate that I start working on another alt, so I just buy the sets as they come out =)

    But for someone who leveled alts faster, this could definitely be a big deal. Nice of them to grandfather them in.

  12. #152
    the price rise is nothing more then business. The jack in the box one at Halloween was 1000 gems too and it didn't give sprockets.

    The sprockets is just theme timing
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  13. #153
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    the price rise is nothing more then business. The jack in the box one at Halloween was 1000 gems too and it didn't give sprockets.

    The sprockets is just theme timing
    I agree that the sprockets are not a part of the equation. Almost wish it DIDNT drop sprockets =-p

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