svenharel:

I was really excited about Anet’s upcoming Account Wardrobe and changes to the dye system.  Then I read the section about town clothes, and my enthusiasm soured.  

Let’s just say that I’ve been getting fed up with these sorts of things lately. I’m fed up with secret changes that aren’t announced in patch notes.  I’m fed up with the way they treat their gem store customers.  I love GW2 and a lot of the things Anet does, but they’ve been slowly whittling away my trust, and — judging by reactions in this thread and on the subreddit — I’m not the only one feeling like this.

octosquish's whole reply is great but too long to post; here’s an excerpt: 

Even if you are protected by a user agreement, that does not mean you haven’t been deceptive. Anet, your customers paid for a specific, well defined product, town clothing, some of which have been owned for over a year. You gave no warning that they would no longer exist, change in nature, or be converted into another item (tonics). They were understood to be interchangeable items. In fact, you put some on sale recently, not informing buyers that the items they were purchasing would soon not be of the nature the customer was led to believe. Even if legal, it’s unethical, and how a company respects its client purchases says a lot about how successful they will be.

The conclusion of combody's reply sums up my feelings:

Refunding our gems spent on clothes that are turned into tonics is not enough to redeem this situation. How are we even supposed to feel secure spending in the gemstore anymore when you have shown that you can and will take items and options from us without warning?

After fashion fiascos with the sylvari cultural armour and ‘original’ Flamekissed light armour skin, you’d think Anet would know better by now. Apparently not?

Screencaps taken from: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

:( 

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  03/26/14 at 01:23pm via svenharel


Guild Wars 2 Forum- Living World Discussion- Narrative Lessons From 15 Months of Scarlet ›

raivaryn:

This is an amazing and so true post. 

  03/26/14 at 01:17pm via raivaryn


First, guild leaders who have wanted a little extra help with managing membership will be pleased to learn that you’ll now be able to see the last login date for guild members.

Social Play Improvements | GuildWars2.com

Thank you. Needed this at launch. : o

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verdence:

sylvaributts:

whitecharr:

Guild Wars 2 - Wardrobe Feature (by arenanetofficial)

The latest ingredient in Guild Wars 2’s April 2014 feature pack has just been announced, and it’s a delight for those of us who like to play dress-up in our MMOs. Yes, it’s quite literally a wardrobe, an “account-wide system that allows players to collect every skin in the game.”

Says ArenaNet, “Currently, it can be a little overwhelming to try to sort through it all and customize your character exactly how you’d like to. Our answer to that is the Wardrobe, which makes it easy for players to change their look at any time and to share cosmetic items across all the characters on [their] account.” In other words, a skin unlock for one character will work for alts too, and players will use transmutation charges to swap their looks as part of the new simplified transmutation system.

Source

(About Time!)

finally

yes but can I put Incana in Falconers if I have it unlocked? and can you put heavy skins on a light character etc.?

Unsure. Other folks are asking similar questions on the forums. 

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  03/25/14 at 11:16am via youtube.com


Account Bound Dyes ›

thickskin-tenderheart:

magisterisa:

As a part of the new account wardrobe, dyes are going account-wide! Any dye you unlock from the feature pack update onwards will be accessible to all characters on your account.

It’s a bit unclear what’s happening with dyes that are already applied to specific characters, but players who have a single type of dye on multiple characters will get a free unidentified dye for their troubles.


Speaking of unidentified dyes, those are no longer random drops in PvE. They can only be purchased from existing vendors, crafted, or pulled from the mystic forge. My deepest condolences to all folks with a Bifrost in the works that don’t have a gift of color done by then.

There’s also a few QoL adjustments to dyes. Read the article for more information!

If you already have the same dyes unlocked on multiple characters, when you log in on additional characters, you will receive one unidentified dye for each duplicate dye already unlocked on your account.”

So that sounds like it might count for dyes already unlocked?

Yes, I believe it takes into account the dyes you already have and provides them to all your characters. 

If you have a duplicate color on your characters, then you get an unidentified dye to make up for it. 

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  03/25/14 at 10:46am via magisterisa


Account Bound Dyes ›

kingly-queen:

magisterisa:

As a part of the new account wardrobe, dyes are going account-wide! Any dye you unlock from the feature pack update onwards will be accessible to all characters on your account.

It’s a bit unclear what’s happening with dyes that are already applied to specific characters, but players who have a single type of dye on multiple characters will get a free unidentified dye for their troubles.


Speaking of unidentified dyes, those are no longer random drops in PvE. They can only be purchased from existing vendors, crafted, or pulled from the mystic forge. My deepest condolences to all folks with a Bifrost in the works that don’t have a gift of color done by then.

There’s also a few QoL adjustments to dyes. Read the article for more information!

If this happens….imagine how much Abyss and Celestial dye prices will fall….

Right now, there appears to be a huge rush on dyes. Maybe they’ll drop in price, though. 

From the forum post

Cheapest dye is up to 2s

Unid dyes are up to 1g.

Better hurry if you want what’s left…

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  03/25/14 at 10:29am via magisterisa


Account Bound Dyes ›

magisterisa:

As a part of the new account wardrobe, dyes are going account-wide! Any dye you unlock from the feature pack update onwards will be accessible to all characters on your account.

It’s a bit unclear what’s happening with dyes that are already applied to specific characters, but players who have a single type of dye on multiple characters will get a free unidentified dye for their troubles.


Speaking of unidentified dyes, those are no longer random drops in PvE. They can only be purchased from existing vendors, crafted, or pulled from the mystic forge. My deepest condolences to all folks with a Bifrost in the works that don’t have a gift of color done by then.

There’s also a few QoL adjustments to dyes. Read the article for more information!

#gw2  
  03/25/14 at 10:14am via magisterisa


Guild Wars 2 - Wardrobe Feature (by arenanetofficial)

The latest ingredient in Guild Wars 2’s April 2014 feature pack has just been announced, and it’s a delight for those of us who like to play dress-up in our MMOs. Yes, it’s quite literally a wardrobe, an “account-wide system that allows players to collect every skin in the game.”

Says ArenaNet, “Currently, it can be a little overwhelming to try to sort through it all and customize your character exactly how you’d like to. Our answer to that is the Wardrobe, which makes it easy for players to change their look at any time and to share cosmetic items across all the characters on [their] account.” In other words, a skin unlock for one character will work for alts too, and players will use transmutation charges to swap their looks as part of the new simplified transmutation system.

Source

(About Time!)

  03/25/14 at 10:12am via youtube.com


Feature Patch Details ›

magisterisa:

Today’s an info blowout day for the folks in Seattle, though this looks more like a slow trickle of information over the next two weeks regarding information for the new feature patch. Have a schedule!

  • March 20th: Traits Unleashed
  • March 21st: The Art of Combat
  • March 21st: Critical!
  • March 24th: A New Way to Explore the Looks of Guild Wars 2
  • March 24th: A Colorful Outlook
  • March 26th: Looking For Group?
  • March 27th: Removing Restrictions
  • March 27th: Account-Bound
  • March 28th: A Solid Foundation
  • April 2nd: Facilitating Friendly Play
  • April 3rd: Facilitating Friendly Play: Part Two
  • April 4th: Facilitating Friendly Play: Part Three

Traits unleashed was posted today (see this post for a summary). Presumably one of the posts tommorrow goes over the changes to critical damage. The rest are hinted at in their titles, but who knows what to expect? 

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  03/20/14 at 01:50pm via magisterisa


asuralations:

virtue-of-justice:

ratasum-renegade:

Hm, hm, hm. Ran across these pictures while reading about the Chinese client out of curiosity. This was official merch they had at the ChinaJoy 2013 convention to promote GW2 in China (it’s supposedly out in closed beta on March 11th this year).

How come the NA and EU markets don’t have merch like this, even if it’s limited edition or promo-only? I personally think the Zojja shirt on the far left looks pretty cool.

Edit: Ooh, it looks like the Zojja sculpture is actually a USB hub. Want.

I hope they bring more merchandise to EU/NA also! I own one GW2 shirt but I really want more! :D

Interesting that Zojja’s design is based off her concept art and not her in game appearance.

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