1. #31741
    I am hoping that they let us buy expansions with gems. That would make me very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Matter View Post
    I am hoping that they let us buy expansions with gems. That would make me very happy.
    it's quite possible, you can buy the digital edition with gems too.

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    I can't say that the gem system makes me very happy. The inflation is too extreme, buying an expansion with gems could require hundreds of hours of event-farming if the trend goes on like this.

    When I bought my bank expansion I paid like... 35 silver for 100 gems. Now 100 gems cost more than 3 gold!



    Source: http://www.gw2spidy.com/gem

    Everytime you see something nice in the gem-shop and think "Yes, I'm going to buy that, just let me farm some gold!" will only lead to the sobering that you need much more by the time you have the gold.

    Now the idea behind it is that players should buy more gems with real money, and we would all have better gold-2-gem-ratios, but judging from the inflation rates so far the business-model hasn't been too successful... however, I don't have academical evidence here and this is just my gut instinct.

  4. #31744
    The trick is to buy the gems before you need anything because they are always going to get more expensive. I have now saved up 2000 gems. Going to get to about 5000 and then stop until i need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhywolver View Post
    I can't say that the gem system makes me very happy.
    I agree, and it's only going to get worse when they put the infinite sickle and axe for sale. The main reason responsible for the outrageous gem exchange right now is that damned molten pick (and to a lesser extent BLKs for the fused weapon skins). Judging by how little the rate changed with the addition of the new items I'm guessing not enough people care about the current vanity selection or minis to alter the rate that much.

    I hope that the exchange rate is going to see a hard cap from players soon because a lot of people are complaining about it. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of disposable wealth in the game from TP traders and CoF runners, possibly enough that rates could continue to rise, I don't know. I do think that the average player is definitely getting left in the dust in terms of buying much of anything with gold at this point.

  6. #31746
    The gold to gem ratio inflation is pretty important in keeping regular inflation in check though. It simply is the biggest gold sink in the game.

  7. #31747
    They don't need to put in a hard cap. It will come on it's own. There will be a point when it's more beneficial to players to buy gems with money rather than gold. It will even be beneficial to buy gold with gems. Supply and demand. Right now, not enough people are buying gems with real world money so there is not a lot on offer and that's pushing the price up.

  8. #31748
    Quote Originally Posted by carnifex2005 View Post
    It simply is the biggest gold sink in the game.
    The problem is the people who would theoretically be buying gems to exchange for gold in the first place are simply spending said gems in the gem store since there's very little you need to actually buy gold for in the game. So right now it's lopsided.

  9. #31749
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    The problem is the people who would theoretically be buying gems to exchange for gold in the first place are simply spending said gems in the gem store since there's very little you need to actually buy gold for in the game. So right now it's lopsided.
    I know that A/Net don't want to put mounts in the game. It's probably because the waypoints are an effective gold sink. That said, it would be really cool if they could add some mounts but instead of having them drop, etc. Make a town vendor sell the mounts. They could cost a fair amount (50g or 100g) to make up for any lost "gold sink". Have them not usable in WvW, break on combat and only give the top speed that people can get normally. Adding such a gold sink would increase the value of gold and encourage people to buy gems for gold.

  10. #31750
    I wonder if fused tickets had been TP-able how much of a difference it would have made in keeping the exchange in check. There were so many threads by people who'd spent $200+ on BLKs and not gotten one. Had that money been spent on gems and converted to gold to buy the ones players listed in the TP it would have kept the rate down possibly, especially since players wouldn't have been converting gold->gems->keys as well. Hard to say since I don't know how many people (other than myself) who got a fused ticket and would have preferred to sell it than keep it, nor do I know how rare those tickets were. I haven't seen many fused weapons, personally.

  11. #31751
    Really the trend of putting items such as that in the RNG boxes without any other way of obtaining them is probably my #1 grievance of the game. Certainly of the item shop at any rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Really the trend of putting items such as that in the RNG boxes without any other way of obtaining them is probably my #1 grievance of the game. Certainly of the item shop at any rate.
    I agree, I made a suggestion about this lately
    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...st#post1956507

  13. #31753
    RNG loot boxes are called "Gashas" in the eastern market. And they are one of the most lucrative items a cash shop can sell.

    People will easily blow 300$ or more on them in a single sale. Nullifying any complaints from those who do not.

    I remember a member of one game community who spent about $5k in one day to get a rare glow effect for his mage's staff. Then spent $2k more the following weekend for the same glow effect in blue.

    1 whale > 100 free players, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Really the trend of putting items such as that in the RNG boxes without any other way of obtaining them is probably my #1 grievance of the game. Certainly of the item shop at any rate.

    even if they give in to this "grievance" most people seems to have about the RNG boxes, they'll just drop % of obtaining items in the boxes to close to nil

  15. #31755
    I don't and never will understand the gambling mentality. I hate gambling. Even when I do take a gamble on something I immediately regret it and anguish over it. It's just a generally adverse, unpleasant feeling to me in every possible way. Even if I "win" it's a sense of relief, not exhilaration.

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    Secret Contact/Lost&Found items

    I'm trying to collect the items needed for the "Secret Contact" and "Lost&Found" achievs but on my server (Desolation) and many others in EU the ones in Wayfarer Foothills seem to be bugged and don't show up at all (no, it's not a matter of not finding them , it's a known bug for some time now). The ones in Diessa show up just fine, already got all of those without any problem.

    So, can someone playing in an EU server with non-bugged items in Wayfarer tell me which server you're playing on, so I can guest there and complete these achievs?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
    I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sueisfine View Post
    I'm trying to collect the items needed for the "Secret Contact" and "Lost&Found" achievs but on my server (Desolation) and many others in EU the ones in Wayfarer Foothills seem to be bugged and don't show up at all (no, it's not a matter of not finding them , it's a known bug for some time now). The ones in Diessa show up just fine, already got all of those without any problem.

    So, can someone playing in an EU server with non-bugged items in Wayfarer tell me which server you're playing on, so I can guest there and complete these achievs?

    Thanks a lot in advance!
    I`ve done everything except for the dungeon without any problem (not that the dungeon was bugged or anything, I just don`t pve ;p).
    Underworld EU server, good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbait View Post
    I`ve done everything except for the dungeon without any problem (not that the dungeon was bugged or anything, I just don`t pve ;p).
    Underworld EU server, good luck.
    Thanks very much mate!
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    New items in the Gem Store.
    A Lion Cub mini-pet, Vol 1: How to Dance and some new town clothes.

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    All the people wanting the dance studio in WoW for 5 years now are crying at this item. I actually think that's awesome. Cabbage Patch time!
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