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  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    That chair is awesome. The armor & weapon skins are trash though (luminous).

    How do you know the chair looks "awesome"? Have not been able to find any info on it yet.

    Edit: Oh, that little stone pedestal and the pose in the screenshot are the "chair"? :s

    And the pretty cool dragon logo behind you

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  • mrauls.6519mrauls.6519 Member ✭✭✭

    What title do we get for year 7

  • @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    Make the pose itself an emote available to everyone!

    I am perfectly fine with having to wait half a decade for these rewards, despite being a dedicated player with many thousands of hours.

  • @kharmin.7683 said:
    Hmmm... the character awards seem kinda meh.

    Except for the lack of an experience scroll, it's pretty much the same as every year.

    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.
    All these squares make a circle.

  • mrauls.6519mrauls.6519 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    Victorious??? That actually sounds dope. Btw, what does your name mean? I've seen you for so many years now and have always wondered

  • Hashberry.4510Hashberry.4510 Member ✭✭✭

    @mrauls.6519 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    Victorious??? That actually sounds dope. Btw, what does your name mean? I've seen you for so many years now and have always wondered

    Ooh, ooh lets guess. (The name) Ill Conceived (was) Not Available.

  • So lvl up scroll is removed but nothing to replace it?
    Characters birthday gifts are giving less items now.
    I understand the need to stop the scroll madness but they should give something else instead.

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @Ze Dos Cavalos.6132 said:
    So lvl up scroll is removed but nothing to replace it?
    Characters birthday gifts are giving less items now.
    I understand the need to stop the scroll madness but they should give something else instead.

    Why? There's no law that says "your character birthday gift has to contain at least x items".

    Sorry, but this reminds me on that scene from early Harry Potter where Dudley throws a tantrum because he gets only 36 birthday gifts when last year he got 37 ;) . I understand that every person values each gift differently, and it can be a disappointment when the one gift (of many) that you find most helpful doesn't turn up again next year, but it really is a gift that we are getting "for free" (just by having a character for a certain amount of time). I find it makes them much more enjoyable if I take them as a free bonus, rather than feel entitled to get x or y.

  • Ze Dos Cavalos.6132Ze Dos Cavalos.6132 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @Rasimir.6239 said:

    @Ze Dos Cavalos.6132 said:
    So lvl up scroll is removed but nothing to replace it?
    Characters birthday gifts are giving less items now.
    I understand the need to stop the scroll madness but they should give something else instead.

    Why? There's no law that says "your character birthday gift has to contain at least x items".

    Sorry, but this reminds me on that scene from early Harry Potter where Dudley throws a tantrum because he gets only 36 birthday gifts when last year he got 37 ;) . I understand that every person values each gift differently, and it can be a disappointment when the one gift (of many) that you find most helpful doesn't turn up again next year, but it really is a gift that we are getting "for free" (just by having a character for a certain amount of time). I find it makes them much more enjoyable if I take them as a free bonus, rather than feel entitled to get x or y.

    Well I don't really care about the scroll, I just think year 7 present shouldn't give less than the year 6 present that's all.
    This is not about birthday, its about how many years people are playing the game.
    The more you play the less reward, its like the ap rewards, 40k ap gets the same reward as a 5k ap player.
    But none of this bothers me, I know what type of game im playing and anet needs to make money.

  • Let's face it, anet is not exactly known to be generous, The birthday is pretty standard, as much as I would love to see something like (universal mount selection license or a anniversary wardrobe picker not unlocker, or hey maybe just a pack of BL keys). Rewarding longevity to their game ain't worth anything apparently at least we get anniversary bl sales ( 1 free repair canister, bl merchant and trade post) can't wait!

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hashberry.4510 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    Victorious??? That actually sounds dope. Btw, what does your name mean? I've seen you for so many years now and have always wondered

    Ooh, ooh lets guess. (The name) Ill Conceived (was) Not Available.

    I assume it's a reference to the Ritualist skills from GW1 like Generous Was Tsungrai, Resilient Was Xiko, Vengeful Was Khanhei and so on.

  • @Sernius Alathar.6538 said:
    Let's face it, anet is not exactly known to be generous, The birthday is pretty standard, as much as I would love to see something like (universal mount selection license or a anniversary wardrobe picker not unlocker, or hey maybe just a pack of BL keys). Rewarding longevity to their game ain't worth anything apparently at least we get anniversary bl sales ( 1 free repair canister, bl merchant and trade post) can't wait!

    You say that. Yet the fact they added such a system shows a level of generosity.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A bit Meh.

  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭

    5000 Karma... Come on, they could have push it to 7k for the 7th birthday! Well, at least that make me laugh.

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ze Dos Cavalos.6132 said:
    Well I don't really care about the scroll, I just think year 7 present shouldn't give less than the year 6 present that's all.

    As with many other things I guess the truth is in the eye of the beholder. You can define "less" numerically by the number of inventory slots used when unpacking the present, or by the gifts' usefulness for an individual or the majority of players. You can define it by "quality" of the gifts. You can define it solely looking at the character gift box, or by looking at character and account bound presents.

    To some people the experience scroll per character birthday is valuable (because they like to delete and recreate characters or do extensive key/sigil farms). To others it's a waste of space because they don't use it but can't bring themselves to trash it. To some, the account bound gifts are worth more than the previous years because it gives them even more skins that they can't get another way. To others skins are a waste of time and resources. To some (especially those with many old characters) the addition of black lion statues to the 6th and 7th year character birthdays alone are worth more than all experience scrolls combined.

    Just counting the number of items is a way to define "more" or "less", but personally I don't find it especially helpful to judge the worth of the gift nor fair towards those that give.

  • @Kodokuna Akuma.9570 said:

    @Sernius Alathar.6538 said:
    Let's face it, anet is not exactly known to be generous, The birthday is pretty standard, as much as I would love to see something like (universal mount selection license or a anniversary wardrobe picker not unlocker, or hey maybe just a pack of BL keys). Rewarding longevity to their game ain't worth anything apparently at least we get anniversary bl sales ( 1 free repair canister, bl merchant and trade post) can't wait!

    You say that. Yet the fact they added such a system shows a level of generosity.

    True, just not a very high level lol

  • Mil.3562Mil.3562 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    I like the novelty chair, victorious title and the exclusive armour skin. I don't care much about the rest.

  • I do appreciate the yearly influx of birthday boosters. WvW eats through them hard and fast. I was disappointed when they weren't in the original announcement.

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Several me's are ready.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    That chair is awesome. The armor & weapon skins are trash though (luminous).

    How do you know the chair looks "awesome"? Have not been able to find any info on it yet.

    Edit: Oh, that little stone pedestal and the pose in the screenshot are the "chair"? :s

    And the pretty cool dragon logo behind you

    I got that, the question was rethorical ;) after I realized that that's the "chair".

    "Cool" is relative. I need to see this live first before I can say whether I like it. Standing there frozen in that pose might look a little silly, especially with that huge GW2 logo. We'll see. :)

    @Mil.3562 said:
    I like the novelty chair, victorious title and the exclusive armour skin. I don't care much about the rest.

    I wish they'd make the dyes tradeable. I already have all unlocked... :/

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    That chair is awesome. The armor & weapon skins are trash though (luminous).

    How do you know the chair looks "awesome"? Have not been able to find any info on it yet.

    Edit: Oh, that little stone pedestal and the pose in the screenshot are the "chair"? :s

    And the pretty cool dragon logo behind you

    I got that, the question was rethorical ;) after I realized that that's the "chair".

    "Cool" is relative. I need to see this live first before I can say whether I like it. Standing there frozen in that pose might look a little silly, especially with that huge GW2 logo. We'll see. :)

    @Mil.3562 said:
    I like the novelty chair, victorious title and the exclusive armour skin. I don't care much about the rest.

    I wish they'd make the dyes tradeable. I already have all unlocked...

    I wish they’d make them salvageable at the minimum. Right now you can only delete after typing the name in the delete box.

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  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭

    A chair lol

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    A chair lol

    A chair which is actually a rock and you don't even sit on it.

    (I'm fine with it BTW, it looks like a decent animation, I just feel it's stretching the definition of chair.)

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mrauls.6519 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    Victorious??? That actually sounds dope. Btw, what does your name mean? I've seen you for so many years now and have always wondered

    Ive assumed that it was a GW1 ritualist homage.

  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭

    Players get a huge fancy pose, but because they described the "chair" as a "rock", there will be a never-ending QQ of "all we got was a rock!" from people (although hopefully most of this is at least somewhat sarcastic).

    My favorite birthday reward is still the birthday blaster, but I think it's good that they don't go too overboard with birthday rewards. At some point, new players will just get discouraged and feel like they'll never be able to have the shiny stuff as veterans just because they picked up the game at a later date.

  • Not many free chairs in the game though - so I like it.

  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭

    Cmon tho.. A chair rock thing...

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Cmon tho.. A chair rock thing...

    It's solid. Also visually, so not sure what you're complaining about. I'm not.

  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Cmon tho.. A chair rock thing...

    It's solid. Also visually, so not sure what you're complaining about. I'm not.

    I feel like a chairrcok for 7 years is a naw

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    That chair is awesome. The armor & weapon skins are trash though (luminous).

    Weapon skins are good, armor skins... For me only heavy one is ok, the light and medium are pretty bad :p

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Cmon tho.. A chair rock thing...

    It's solid. Also visually, so not sure what you're complaining about. I'm not.

    I feel like a chairrcok for 7 years is a naw

    Best free 'chair' we'll have in the game by far, right? Seems reasonable as a bonus anniversary gift.

  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    Best free 'chair' we'll have in the game by far, right? Seems reasonable as a bonus anniversary gift.

    I paid for my chair tyvm
    Base game
    2 xpacs

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    Best free 'chair' we'll have in the game by far, right? Seems reasonable as a bonus anniversary gift.

    I paid for my chair tyvm
    Base game
    2 xpacs

    Nope, you paid for the base game and xpacs, the chair is free for having a character in the game for 7 years.

  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭

    Hope youre significant other gives u socks for your 7th year anniversary.. Don't get mad,it was free

  • Rukia.4802Rukia.4802 Member ✭✭
    edited August 13, 2019

    @mrauls.6519 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @mrauls.6519 said:
    What title do we get for year 7

    @Jenstone.6891 said:
    On the page it says Title: Victorious

    Victorious??? That actually sounds dope. Btw, what does your name mean? I've seen you for so many years now and have always wondered

    It's a play on how some GW1 abilities were named with Ritualist.

    At least that's how I've read it all these years lol

    TIME FOR A CRUSADE

  • James.1032James.1032 Member ✭✭

    Looks very underwhelming, but I'm glad since it makes me feel less bothered about deleting my 7 year old characters when I returned to the game in 2013.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @James.1032 said:
    Looks very underwhelming, but I'm glad since it makes me feel less bothered about deleting my 7 year old characters when I returned to the game in 2013.

    I'm puzzled -- the game was one year old or less in 2013. Do you mean you deleted characters that -would- be 7 years old now if you had kept them?

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Hope youre significant other gives u socks for your 7th year anniversary.. Don't get mad,it was free

    Imagine staying in relationship for the anniversary gifts, oof. I literally couldn't care less.

  • AsiraasiB.7165AsiraasiB.7165 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Hope youre significant other gives u socks for your 7th year anniversary.. Don't get mad,it was free

    Imagine staying in relationship for the anniversary gifts, oof. I literally couldn't care less.

    How long have you had your characters?
    I doubt you would really care lesa anyone who knows thier worth/ wants to be appreciated wouldnt accept socks for no anniversary gift. Id take a homemade card and some thought out homemade coupons over some socks.

    A rock chair? 7 years. In 7 years you don't think i have a chair or two? I mean in 7 years im sure ive either bought gems, converted gold to gems and bought me chairs.

    Birthday blaster was best gift ever

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    I personally wouldn’t mind getting the level 60 scrolls again for birthday presents going forward if they actually intend to not increase the level with each year until it hits 80.

    That said, it only matters to me because I was planning to buy a bunch of character slots and use the scrolls on them. I probably wouldn’t wait to get all of the scrolls anyway so in the end this probably won’t matter.

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14, 2019

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:

    @Sobx.1758 said:

    @AsiraasiB.7165 said:
    Hope youre significant other gives u socks for your 7th year anniversary.. Don't get mad,it was free

    Imagine staying in relationship for the anniversary gifts, oof. I literally couldn't care less.

    How long have you had your characters?

    I'll hit 7th bday in 2 months, not sure what's your point here.

    I doubt you would really care lesa anyone who knows thier worth/ wants to be appreciated wouldnt accept socks for no anniversary gift. Id take a homemade card and some thought out homemade coupons over some socks.

    Yeah, measure "your worth" by ingame bday gifts or -because you keep directly comparing it for some reason- the strength of your relationship by anniversary gifts. I honestly think it's just childish.

    A rock chair? 7 years. In 7 years you don't think i have a chair or two? I mean in 7 years im sure ive either bought gems, converted gold to gems and bought me chairs.

    I don't, because I'd rather spend on a weapon/armor/outfit skin or something with higher usability instead of a chair that I'll use twice as a gem-flex while afking in LA. It's a good quality rock, it's solid, I'm 100% fine with that. But go on, tell me you've created your character ASAP and ONLY play the game for those anniversary gifts :D It's a bonus, nice gesture. It's not gamechanging and it really shouldn't be.

    Birthday blaster was best gift ever

    I didn't like birthday blaster, literally used it ONCE (right after I got it) to see what it does and now it just sits in my chars' inventories. It's almost like the value of cosmetics is... subjective :open_mouth:


    Also I didn't see the second post that I got a notification for, I guess it got deleted, merged or sth.

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