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Will you pay gems for WvW cosmetics?

EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited December 23, 2017 in WvW

Anet needs profits to continue building the game. We could show them it is profitable building WvW too! I support Anet's stand on this. This is a profit driven and practical world. I love the game and love WvW and would like to see WvW support Anet to drive future developments.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/7g9hin/mike_obriens_response_to_the_2000_gem_store_mount/

If we show Anet that WvW can be profitable, maybe we can get more good things. Will you pay gems for cosmetics like different siege skins, siege skills, outer keeps and towers looks, inner looks, camps looks etc?

There is another thread on how we should get Christmas skins and skills on our siege. Will you pay gems for these skins?

Imagine a reindeer pulled catapult sled. Or a keep's lord dressed in santa clothes. Or during Halloween a haunted castle look for garrison.

And how much gems is reasonable?

Will you pay gems for WvW cosmetics? 152 votes

Yes
38%
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No
44%
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Maybe
17%
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Comments

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    Will convert gold to gems usually.

    Question is. Would you buy Obsidian Skins for gems? Still no. D:

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  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    oh i do already with the skins if i like it. if you look good, you play with your toon more.

    recalling how i rarely played my base char vs after tweaking with edited char

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Blodeuyn.2751Blodeuyn.2751 Member ✭✭✭
    Maybe

    I am undecided on whether I'd buy wvw cosmetics, but Anet could already devote resources to wvw if they wanted to. I doubt an influx of cash from wvw customers would change their stance/attitude towards wvw or lead to more wvw development.

    Blodeuyn Tylwyth
    Quaggan OP [QOP], League of Extraordinary Siegers [LEXS]

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2017
    Yes

    slow change is ok. too much change despite what ppl call for usually ends killing the game. ex. desert replacing alpine.

    i didnt mind it. but my guys left. with no one to play back then, i left for a different game - swtor and wow.

    because they returned alpine, i play again since some players came back and we have new blood.

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    If, for example, they made skins that could be purchased for guild claims on camps, towers & keeps I would spend real money to purchase those skins. A cosmetic uplift and some daily changing aesthetic diversity is something that I feel would help keep the game feeling that much fresher.

    Though not at the expense of the gameplay. If introducing skins to the maps themselves introduces game affecting bugs and/or causes noticeable lag I wouldn't be in favor of such a change. Moreover, these sorts of changes shouldn't happen in place of updating the gameplay and mechanics itself.

    Good idea, OP.

    ~ Kovu

    Ranger main before it was viable.
    Fort Aspenwood.

  • No

    I think I've paid enough in world transfers because of bad game mode designs and decisions, but that's just me.

  • Guild related skins would be very popular.

  • Kamara.4187Kamara.4187 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2017
    Yes

    Yes but I already spend a small fortune on gems for gold, for stuff, for wvw. I wvw full time. I don't have time to go farm for materials!!! Foods, feast foods, banners, guild siege, superior siege, and blueprints to make guild siege. then there is materials for making more ascended stuff for my own gear/herd of toons. Where do people get the idea that wvw'ers don't already spend money? My guild leader drops more than me and I know I spend around $50-$100 every month. (FYI we are a super tiny guild but very active)

    "Love thy enemy, for without them there would be no WvW."

  • Kovu.7560Kovu.7560 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    Ranger main before it was viable.
    Fort Aspenwood.

  • Yes

    There are probably people paying anet $25+ every 2 months (also known as a subscription fee) to play WvW on different servers

    Power > Condition

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    Will you pay gems for WvW cosmetics?

    can money buy love?

  • SugarCayne.3098SugarCayne.3098 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2017

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    He’s not alone. But it’s because of community, not Anet.

    Kill community, kill that revenue stream.

  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2017
    No

    I really like that fiery banner backpack, but no. I won't pay gems for it. The people who got it earned it. Turning it into a gem purchase just seems . . . disrespectful to those players. But that's just my opinion. :)

    No longer posting or playing.

  • No

    buying gems to buy junk for wvw now that is just as foolish as buying gems for the rest of the game. :p but hey some one wants to be not bright reminds me of the old saying you can not fix stupid :p

  • Mysteriax.6049Mysteriax.6049 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 24, 2017
    Maybe

    ArenaNet should announce that these WvW related gem store items will directly go to WvW development. That would encourage me to purchase them.

  • Kamara.4187Kamara.4187 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2017
    Yes

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    Materials that is what I spend gold on to make banners, feast food, food (for my toons) seige, and ascended crafting (for me). No not everyone does this, but some of us do especially on smaller servers. I do a whopping amount of defending. I'd be happy if ppl would just help refresh the siege sometimes :/

    "Love thy enemy, for without them there would be no WvW."

  • Kamara.4187Kamara.4187 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2017
    Yes

    @SugarCayne.3098 said:

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    He’s not alone. But it’s because of community, not Anet.

    Kill community, kill that revenue stream.

    I agree. I do it for the community, for the Team play. :)...also its "she" btw :P

    "Love thy enemy, for without them there would be no WvW."

  • EremiteAngel.9765EremiteAngel.9765 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kamara.4187 said:

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    Materials that is what I spend gold on to make banners, feast food, food (for my toons) seige, and ascended crafting (for me). No not everyone does this, but some of us do especially on smaller servers. I do a whopping amount of defending. I'd be happy if ppl would just help refresh the siege sometimes :/

    I still remember back when I was on TC there was a Super dedicated scout Pitsipopaki who was online for hours upon hours almost daily, just scouting the keeps and garrison on home BL, building siege, refreshing siege, flipping camps, escorting yaks.

    He was also very knowledgeable in building counter siege and usually only called in help from Ebg if the enemy outnumbered him vastly. I wrote a thread on Reddit 1 year ago to honor scouts.

    I kinda miss him and wonder if he is still active. Pitsi!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Gw2WvW/comments/57rn2o/scouts_the_true_heroes_of_every_server/

  • Kamara.4187Kamara.4187 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes

    @EremiteAngel.9765 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    Materials that is what I spend gold on to make banners, feast food, food (for my toons) seige, and ascended crafting (for me). No not everyone does this, but some of us do especially on smaller servers. I do a whopping amount of defending. I'd be happy if ppl would just help refresh the siege sometimes :/

    I still remember back when I was on TC there was a Super dedicated scout Pitsipopaki who was online for hours upon hours almost daily, just scouting the keeps and garrison on home BL, building siege, refreshing siege, flipping camps, escorting yaks.

    He was also very knowledgeable in building counter siege and usually only called in help from Ebg if the enemy outnumbered him vastly. I wrote a thread on Reddit 1 year ago to honor scouts.

    I kinda miss him and wonder if he is still active. Pitsi!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Gw2WvW/comments/57rn2o/scouts_the_true_heroes_of_every_server/

    I remember that person and yes they were a very dedicated defender :) If I'm not mistaken they played a little asura. WvW has some of the most dedicated players I've ever seen in any game. We do spend gold and would probably spend more if it was something that appealed to us :)

    "Love thy enemy, for without them there would be no WvW."

  • Sabre.8251Sabre.8251 Member ✭✭
    edited December 26, 2017

    Just one question. How shall this work? Does the garrison only look for me different when i buy a "skin"? Or do i actually buy it for the whole server? Also it will cause alot of confusion i bet when each player has different looking structures. I can allready hear a cmdr calling to gather at the spooky tower with the bats and all go nuts and run all over the place because not all may have the same skin. Also Anet does provide profit from WvW as WvW players aswell buy armor/weapon skins for gems. Or a salvage bot to get rid of all the items looted in battles. Your poll is pretty pointless. Funny but pointless. Same goes for sieges. How shall this work? Does everyone see a different skin? Does cmdr choose how the sieges look, since they usually drop sieges? So will his chosen skins be shown?

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 26, 2017
    No

    With the actual gameplay.. no.

    If the game was actually good, and we had decent themes and skins on the TP for the guild content or siege vehicles skins(not transmogriffers) stuff on wvw.. yes i would.

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    Nearly all my skins are gemstore.
    Sell me a tower/keep skin

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @EremiteAngel.9765 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:

    @Kovu.7560 said:

    @Kamara.4187 said:
    I know I spend around $50-$100 every month.

    What are you spending gold on? That's a lot of gold to be throwing at siege and armor. I'm all for supporting Anet, but perhaps getting some financial support from your server might be in order?

    ~ Kovu

    Materials that is what I spend gold on to make banners, feast food, food (for my toons) seige, and ascended crafting (for me). No not everyone does this, but some of us do especially on smaller servers. I do a whopping amount of defending. I'd be happy if ppl would just help refresh the siege sometimes :/

    I still remember back when I was on TC there was a Super dedicated scout Pitsipopaki who was online for hours upon hours almost daily, just scouting the keeps and garrison on home BL, building siege, refreshing siege, flipping camps, escorting yaks.

    He was also very knowledgeable in building counter siege and usually only called in help from Ebg if the enemy outnumbered him vastly. I wrote a thread on Reddit 1 year ago to honor scouts.

    I kinda miss him and wonder if he is still active. Pitsi!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Gw2WvW/comments/57rn2o/scouts_the_true_heroes_of_every_server/

    She is a wonderful scout! She is on BG, but has not played in a few weeks.

    BG

  • I would need first to have a balanced game so i would spend more than the minimum necessary to get the weekly tickets.

    After that, yes sure why not. Although i wouldnt know what cosmetics could be used (no, a cosmetic for a cata or a ram is not something i would buy) which arent already in pve

  • Celsith.2753Celsith.2753 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sabre.8251 said:
    . I can allready hear a cmdr calling to gather at the spooky tower with the bats and all go nuts and run all over the place because not all may have the same skin.

    Id buy spooky bat tower! Make so you buy the skin for your guild, claiming an objective places your skin on it for the whole server to see.

    885k+ WvW kills
    Diamond No Life
    [HUNT] Predatory Instinct

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Celsith.2753 said:

    @Sabre.8251 said:
    . I can allready hear a cmdr calling to gather at the spooky tower with the bats and all go nuts and run all over the place because not all may have the same skin.

    Id buy spooky bat tower! Make so you buy the skin for your guild, claiming an objective places your skin on it for the whole server to see.

    Hey now there's an idea, themes! Love it!

    BG

  • Inoki.6048Inoki.6048 Member ✭✭✭
    No

    I'm pretty sure if this was a high quality game balance-wise people would gladly support development as they wouldn't need to leave disgruntled over imbalance that causes frustration of indescribable magnitudes.

  • zinkz.7045zinkz.7045 Member ✭✭✭
    No

    I leave playing Barbie to my 9 year old niece.

  • benny.1796benny.1796 Member ✭✭
    edited December 28, 2017
    No

    Aaaaaaaahahahahahaha. After 5 years of ignoring major problems? For the super-tiny chance of getting a little bit more developer attention? Ehrm no. Im not THAT dimwitted.

  • Turk.5460Turk.5460 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes

    Absolutely would! Great idea :)

    Fort Aspenwood
    Jekkies

  • Yes

    Theoretically, but probably not, since my opinion and the art team's opinion do not seem to match lately.

    But theoretically yes.

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would buy Armor/weapons that changed color based on the team I was on.. or outfits that maybe changed appearance based on the team I was on..

    siege.. not so much.

    There are two kinds of Gamers, Salty, and Extra Salty.
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  • ReaverKane.7598ReaverKane.7598 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Maybe

    It would be interesting to change the look of keep walls, and such... Problem is, how would that be implemented?
    Capturing Keeps is a guild affair. It's not really a personal thing... It's an odd implementation problem.
    Also there's the issue that because of how WvW works right now, would it be worth it?
    I mean sure you'd have a spanking cool keep captured by your guild. But next day that wouldn't be your keep anymore...
    And camps... kitten, those things flip so fast i don't know you'd notice the look.
    These are the problems with WvW cosmetics. Everything in WvW, by its own nature, is transient. So idk if truly, after seeing it implemented, that many people would buy into it.

  • No

    Game mode is in its death throes. Any money generated by gem store sales will not be spent in WvW development.

  • Avigrus.2871Avigrus.2871 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes

    Yes, but only on cosmetics for my characters.

    Don't see the point in siege or tower skins.

    They really need to change the Obsidian Weapon Skins ASAP.

  • No

    If you asked me 5 years ago I would have said yes.
    Today I will most definitely say HELL NO!

    With a lack of WvW updates and even a WvW dev team MIA, why would I spend more money on a game which will not be seen by a dev let alone taken seriously.
    Even the "expansions" were all about forcing WvW buy them in order to remain on a level playing field with those who the expansion.
    Dont have the expansion and you are at a disadvantage.
    The "expansions" made WvW pay to win.
    And we all know pay to win is the worst setup for any pvp game!

  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    Doubtful, the game mode is not worth investing gems in anymore

  • @LetoII.3782 said:
    Nearly all my skins are gemstore.
    Sell me a tower/keep skin

    Letoll set to turn garri into Vegas strip! :)

    Nah huh, can’t hit us, Celine is singing.

    That aside guild related tower and keep skins, with some options for personalization to guild would sell well. Heck, even a deck the hall Xmas skin would be nice.

  • @Buy Some Apples.6390 said:
    If you asked me 5 years ago I would have said yes.
    Today I will most definitely say HELL NO!

    With a lack of WvW updates and even a WvW dev team MIA, why would I spend more money on a game which will not be seen by a dev let alone taken seriously.
    Even the "expansions" were all about forcing WvW buy them in order to remain on a level playing field with those who the expansion.
    Dont have the expansion and you are at a disadvantage.
    The "expansions" made WvW pay to win.
    And we all know pay to win is the worst setup for any pvp game!

    Revert linking, return wvw to pre hot for everyone, offer incentives to move servers, kick people off fulll servers not grandfathered in, stop adding gimmicks, expand the gvg arena .... think that hits it all and put life back in the old girl.

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭
    Maybe

    Maybe; if it wouldn't interfere with proper WvW releases and if they did frequent balance especially regarding traits/skills functionality separate from other game modes.

    TLDR: Game balance > game cosmetics.

  • Inoki.6048Inoki.6048 Member ✭✭✭
    No

    Think about it - how much money has been sunk into this game in all those years, not much changed, and you honestly expect them to all of a sudden prioritize WvW and actually want to throw more money at them? Please wake up, don't support them in breaking the game even more by giving them more incentives to monetize every last bits of it. The truth is, if they cared about us we'd see major changes progressively. Please, start seeing what your'e supposed to see. Don't give in to hope, it's an illusion.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    No. Simply because I already invested a lot for WvW, starting with a change of server to be able to play with the guild I am in... That was a bit too much "aouch!" :/

    I'm out of my mind, feel free to leave a message...

  • Baldrick.8967Baldrick.8967 Member ✭✭✭
    No

    I'd rather they spent time on the game mode, not cosmetics.

  • No

    Gem store outfits/glider skins/boosters/salvage&gathering tools etc using by wvw players and transfers are not free so we are paying them!

  • No

    @Inoki.6048 said:
    Don't give in to hope, it's an illusion.

    An illusion is one thing, but what we've seen are just lies.

  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I ignore their gem store completely, as it wasn't in the game. So no.

  • Raven.1524Raven.1524 Member ✭✭✭

    WHAT?! NO PERHAPS?!

  • DeceiverX.8361DeceiverX.8361 Member ✭✭✭✭
    No

    Not until they fix their professions, game mode, etc.

    Honestly, I'm kind of angry at my friend for giving me PoF for secret santa. I don't want to support this company until they start doing things correctly again.

    You sure that Sniper idea is as good as you thought it was gonna be?
    Because I think my original idea is better.
    Quit/Inactive. No, you can't have my stuff.

  • Yes

    In all honesty? Yes especially if they release the super explosive finisher again. I keep forgetting to buy it during the limited period its available. Also if Arenanet ever adds a hide pants option in the gemstore I'll be sure to buy it. Those are basically the only 2 things that I would spend real life money for.

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