I was a player on day 1 and played daily for 18 months or so before i joined the reserves. I've been home now for 8 months and an old friend brought up GW2. So i decided to buy the PoF expansion, which gives HOT free and supposedly the Icebrood Saga. I've spent the last week or so going through the story and honestly I've been enjoying every minute of it. The problem is, Living world episodes and all but 1 Icebrood Saga episode is locked. It says i need to pay 200 gems each, so that's 4,800 gems, kitten? At the current gold prices i could exchange a little over 1,743 gold for those gems (i have 61), or pay another $60 cash. I've read that if you logged on during the release of those Living world seasons you get them for free, but am i the only one who thinks this is really bad for returning AND new players? Worst part about this is i found a really nice and helpful guild that do different things nightly and 3 times this week i was unable to join them because i don't have access to those zones. Am i the only one who thinks this absolutely sucks?