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This reaper wants skins for his minions like zombies or skeletons or.... :3

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  • Veprovina.4876Veprovina.4876 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Only for PvE though. For PvP/WvW that's a hard no.

  • Greg.7086Greg.7086 Member ✭✭✭

    Choya Minions ftw :-)

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    asked for that years ago, it's as likely as an engine update....

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • @sorudo.9054 said:
    asked for that years ago, it's as likely as an engine update....

    Sounds about right. GW1 did most minions better, like a lot of things.

    Hate Is Fuel.

  • anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This is great idea, skins for ranger's pets would make a lot of new income. Something like 400 gems would be great as long as it gets a totally different skin and not just a recolor of the standard one.

  • iynk.9053iynk.9053 Member ✭✭

    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    Examples of top-requests that have been ignored/refused for no good reason.

    • Skins for summons
    • Race change items
    • Unlimited shared inventory slots

    This is my idea for Necromancer pets that would require almost no effort on the part of ArenaNet.

    Palawa Joko's Minion Pack - 2000 Gems
    "Necromancer minion skins are replaced with awakened variants. Praise Joko! This will change the appearance of your Necromancer minions and unlock these skins for all Necromancer characters on your account. The corresponding skills must be unlocked before the minion skins can be applied."

    This pack contains the following items:

    Tons of other zero-effort skins to choose from if the above pairings seem off...

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Awakened

    This would go nicely with other "Awakened" skin packs, such as the Awakened Mounts Pack.
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Awakened_Mounts_Pack

  • Liewec.2896Liewec.2896 Member ✭✭✭

    good idea, and opens the door for lots of things to sell, like maybe they could sell "theme packs" for other professions,
    like a Ritualist pack for Renegade which turns the renegade summons into ritualist spirits.
    or a "frost mage" pack for elementalist which makes all of the fire, earth and air spells of a particular weapon (probably staff) look frosty
    (like Meteor Shower will look like Frost Storm and Fireball will hurl a big ice spike.)

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.
    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.

    Ok, cool!

    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    That's my point. However, in order to invest you need capital first. I suppose you could take out a business loan for the capital, but I really don't see Anet asking NCSoft for more money.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Kitty La Boom Boom.4065Kitty La Boom Boom.4065 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021

    @Aad.4719 said:
    This reaper wants skins for his minions like zombies or skeletons or.... :3

    Yes, please!
    OMG! Killer Gothic Ball Joint dolls!

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.

    Ok, cool!

    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    That's my point. However, in order to invest you need capital first. I suppose you could take out a business loan for the capital, but I really don't see Anet asking NCSoft for more money.

    they did have a lay-off run so if things went well they actually saved allot of income, less employees and such.

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.

    Ok, cool!

    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    That's my point. However, in order to invest you need capital first. I suppose you could take out a business loan for the capital, but I really don't see Anet asking NCSoft for more money.

    they did have a lay-off run so if things went well they actually saved allot of income, less employees and such.

    Again, the layoffs had nothing to do with GW2.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.

    Ok, cool!

    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    That's my point. However, in order to invest you need capital first. I suppose you could take out a business loan for the capital, but I really don't see Anet asking NCSoft for more money.

    they did have a lay-off run so if things went well they actually saved allot of income, less employees and such.

    Again, the layoffs had nothing to do with GW2.

    but it does have to do with Anet which directly affects GW2.

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I believe that you are incorrect in that assessment.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @iynk.9053 said:
    They should hire more Program Managers to provide the right direction for the dev teams, as a lot of the top player requests would be low-effort and wildly profitable. It is a shame to see ArenaNet going through layoffs when all they ever had to do was listen to their customers.

    The lay offs were for projects unrelated to GW2.
    I think we would all like to see them hire more staff across the board, but when many scream and whine about wanting things in-game for free it's difficult to pay for additional staff when there is no additional income. People should buy gems with real cash. A lot of gems. Even more than a lot. Anet would greatly appreciate the cash.

    you can't earn when you don't pay, if they hire ppl to make the minion skins it would actually make income.

    Have you run a business? In the US, you have to pay for things other than salaries, and you would be paying for that on day one before any work would even begin on these skins. You also seem to assume that these skins would make a LOT of money. If they were placed in the gem store for 800 gems (or 1200), how many players would actually pay cash for gems to buy them rather than simply convert gold -> gems? That conversion brings in no capital.

    It would take more than making a few skins to afford extra employees to do that work.

    My earlier point was that players should purchase a LOT more gems with cash to infuse the company with capital. Then, Anet might have the resources to hire additional staff.

    i am running my own part of a shop, i know exactly how a business works since i am running one.

    Ok, cool!

    also, if there is nothing but the same being added to the store ppl are less likely to buy anything, new stuff lures in new and returning customers but you need to invest before anything happens.

    That's my point. However, in order to invest you need capital first. I suppose you could take out a business loan for the capital, but I really don't see Anet asking NCSoft for more money.

    they did have a lay-off run so if things went well they actually saved allot of income, less employees and such.

    Again, the layoffs had nothing to do with GW2.

    but it does have to do with Anet which directly affects GW2.

    The layoffs were...allegedly for a project unrelated to GW2, Anet was supposedly trying to branch out.

    Hate Is Fuel.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Skins for minions is only a good idea if minions were universal and not a niche to a class. This isn't the game for that. Not unless they want to implement a color and effect feature for them.

  • iynk.9053iynk.9053 Member ✭✭
    edited January 16, 2021

    Summons are not at all niche or unique to a single profession, and skins should be made available for all summons (elementals, turrets, spirit weapons, etc.) provided there is significant interest from the player base.

    This is the game for whatever cosmetic effects players will buy in Gem Store.

  • @iynk.9053 said:
    Summons are not at all niche or unique to a single profession, and skins should be made available for all summons (elementals, turrets, spirit weapons, etc.) provided there is significant interest from the player base.

    This is the game for whatever cosmetic effects players will buy in Gem Store.

    Weapons aren't available for every profession either and they make money at that? How is this different?

  • Brycar.2651Brycar.2651 Member ✭✭✭

    I would like risen and awaken skins for my necro minions

  • @iynk.9053 said:
    Examples of top-requests that have been ignored/refused for no good reason.

    • Skins for summons
    • Race change items
    • Unlimited shared inventory slots

    Perhaps "for no adequately explained reason", but there was a reason, and it wasn't just "because we want to spite you".

    Example: Race change in GW2 is a major problem, just like sex change is in SWTOR (but sex change is no problem in GW2, while species change is no problem in SWTOR), and in both cases, it's because the character's unchangeable characteristic is baked into the flow of the story somewhere. Yes, race change could be restricted to characters who've finished the Personal Story (where most of the pain is), but there's still room for oddities even then (what exactly should the My Story part of the Hero panel show afterwards?).

    Also, don't forget the small point that no matter how many people (code developers, story writers, voice actors, graphic artists, testers, etc.) they hire, they still have a limited amount of game-development resources available, so they have to pick and choose which things they develop. That's almost as good a reason to not build X as "it's very difficult or very laborious(1) to do", and definitely better than "because we want to spite you".

    Tons of other zero-effort skins to choose from if the above pairings seem off...

    I think you have hugely underestimated the amount of work required. Sure, the appearance models exist already, but they probably don't have suitable attack animations for the different skills that minions have, for example. Overall, even if all it took was that one member of staff rubs her nose and bewitches the thing into existence, that's not zero effort.

    (1) the two distinct meanings that hide behind someone saying that X is hard to do. It might be genuinely difficult, or it might merely be a lot of work ("laborious").

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Simple answer to the request -----NO THANKS!!! Waste of dev resources even if it could be done.

  • Andy.5981Andy.5981 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2021

    No.

    It would be a waste of time and resources. Most Necromancers never move from the same spot in out of the way places. It would be impossible to see them amongst all the other hoards of minions surrounding them.....