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“Modeled on traditional local weaponry, the Shining Aureate set can be obtained by completing the Best Wishes for the New Year achievement.”

I am not even sure what to say. I feel so disappointed and even insulted by this.
How did anyone in ncsof....net actually thought this is even idea ?

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  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't get it. What's the problem? Do the weapons look hideous or something...? (I have no idea what they look like; can't check in-game until later.)

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  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2020

    @Batel.9206 said:
    I don't get it. What's the problem? Do the weapons look hideous or something...? (I have no idea what they look like; can't check in-game until later.)

    They're reskins, essentially just the Aureate weapons with a bit of color added. Then again, we already had the same thing with the Seraph/Golden Wing weapons, and the Mystic/Inquest weapons, so its not suprising.

    That said I do like the staff, but Aureate staff was already one of the best in the game.

    I find it amusing they decided to eliminate the water weapons for a mere reskin, that's just glorious..

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

    Looking for a positive here, maybe this is a response to players complaining about everything they add being shiny and glittering and characters ending up looking like a light show? When I saw the name I just assumed they'd all be glowy weapons so it was a bit of a surprise to find there's no effects at all except for the ones the original weapons had.

    The gold texture does look a bit weird on some of them though, especially the sword, axe and mace.

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  • @Zexanima.7851 said:
    Maximum effort

    Thank you Mr. Pool!

  • Lambent.6375Lambent.6375 Member ✭✭✭

    I mean

    Yeah

    That's pretty minimal.

    Could use some sparkles. I'm kind of disappointed.

    @FOX.3582 said:
    A freaking chair. Woah. I personally can't wait to buy a gem store CHAIR, so all my characters can SIT around in Tyria while other players see me, SITTING there, looking like a [email protected] ...

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zexanima.7851 said:
    Maximum effort

    :lol: Indeed. Well, even less reason to waste time on this. :+1:

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Considering all the effort went into the new Black Lion Set as usual, I'm surprised we even got as much as a recolour of a core game set to earn ingame.

  • Konrad Curze.5130Konrad Curze.5130 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2020

    @Zexanima.7851 said:
    Maximum effort

    But remember, according to some people we are not in maintenance mode!

    This shining aureate set is the most insulting thing I have ever seen from ANet. I knew things were bad, but little did I know they were this bad

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, thanks, that saves me from doing the dailies for this event. :) I hate doing dailies anyway, been playing for 6+ years, still over 12000 AP left to earn from dailies. :o

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Better than nothing. We can't dye weapons and this is an easy and effective way of making use of some older skins and adding rewards to festivals that have absolutely no reason to be as long as they are.

    I rather choose death.

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭

    From now on, GW2 will be a long string of festivals that last for too long each, only to be broken up when they manage to squeeze out another underwhelming LW episode. Do not forget we also have the new World Boss Rush and the Destabilized Magic event to fill up any gaps that may fall in between.

  • Krzysztof.5973Krzysztof.5973 Member ✭✭✭

    Why did you even make a thread on forum after leddit post? What response do you expect?

  • Ragi.7291Ragi.7291 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2020

    Whether or not it's bright or not is not the problem.
    (Everybody should want them to come out with brightt weapons because a bright version and just a normal model + an aura and a shader. They can still release both versions, that's twice as much skin with little development.)
    For me the big problem with these weapons is that it's 2020 and guild wars 2 is what it is, it's skinwars and if there's no rewards that make you want to play the game, which are pretty skins.
    People won't play. Here we have sloppy work, halloween and winter weapons, they are what they are, we like or dislike them but they are portable and well reworked.
    Here they're coming out of 15 year old models, filthy textures. Even phone games have prettier assets.

    And next to that they make mythical weapons that are sublime and hidden that can't be bought individually, that are not even visible in the skin bank.
    The communication again is disastrous to focus on the ugliest thing while behind a cupboard there are beautiful things hidden.

    I'm sorry I logged in, I saw those weapons, the shoulder pads, the back, I logged out. When you've done all the content of the game several times, there's more than just the hits or the skins and if they're not up to the task, you stop.
    (I don't understand why they always put statues on the back, it's ugly, nobody uses them, put out different bags with different designs, Pokemon does it, why not you).

    At one point you have to look at the competition when you see Monster hunter, the quality oki it's not a mmorpg, but the kitten quality is light years away.
    If anet can't release something that makes you want to, it's not worth it, it's bad for the image of the game and for the studio.
    When you look at it as a reward image in 2020, and next to the conference that has nothing to do with pokemon, pokemon is 1000 times more desirable than GW2.

    It's really sad for this game, I loveit, but they've been making mistakes for years and years, getting deeper and deeper.
    Less and less people are talking about GW2, whether it's good or bad.

  • Lamont.5973Lamont.5973 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 15, 2020

    Since the new wintersday weapons were redye/reskins of warden weapons this kind of fits the pattern of using old skins for festivals. i don't really mind it although I am not a fan of this particular color scheme

  • I didn't like this festival (Lunar New Year). I was recovering from the disappointments of the Wintersday Festival and boom! another festival arrives (worse, empty and disappointing). I recreated the strength to then make the daily conquests, but apparently I will not have the trouble of wasting time, since it is about such simple weapon skins. I prefer to use the normal Aureate Weapons anyway, thanks.
    (We wait for the annual festivals and when we arrive, we only receive disappointment).
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  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tyncale.1629 said:
    Well, thanks, that saves me from doing the dailies for this event. :) I hate doing dailies anyway, been playing for 6+ years, still over 12000 AP left to earn from dailies. :o

    I felt the same way. I need a break from Dailies anyway. I want to play how I want

  • Lambent.6375Lambent.6375 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lamont.5973 said:
    Since the new wintersday weapons were redye/reskins of warden weapons this kind of fits the pattern of using old skins for festivals. i don't really mind it although I am not a fan of this particular color scheme

    I don't think them being reskins is the problem. I like them, they don't look bad. I just feel like there could have been more done to them, with the name shining, I think a lot of people were expecting some actual shine. In this case it's clear that the shine was referring to the gold coloring they added.

    @FOX.3582 said:
    A freaking chair. Woah. I personally can't wait to buy a gem store CHAIR, so all my characters can SIT around in Tyria while other players see me, SITTING there, looking like a [email protected] ...

  • Zeivu.3615Zeivu.3615 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2020

    The blades, bows, focus and hammer look god-awful and kitten. But then again, the Aureate set was mostly trash to begin with.

    The guns, staff, wand, and other off-hands do work, imo, though. I can see why people are unhappy.

  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭

    The lack of imagination is staggering. It's hard to even say anything about them, there are just no words.

  • Reskinning things is fine if you're applying the same level of effort to the new skins and if you're choosing sets that are popular.

    I find it strange that Wintersday reskinned the Verdant weapon set which is clunky and unpolished instead of the Warden weapon set, which is sleek and refined. Additionally, the Rimed Verdant set we received had full color changes, bows, and other tweaks made whereas the Shining Aureate weapons are extremely basic to the point where they feel like wasted effort.

    Like my complaint with the Rimed set, I'm also bummed they didn't go with the tier 3 Seraph set instead of the tier 2 Aureate we got. It's a strange choice, and aesthetically just isn't as satisfying.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kraai.7265 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Better than nothing. We can't dye weapons and this is an easy and effective way of making use of some older skins and adding rewards to festivals that have absolutely no reason to be as long as they are.

    Oh god that blind positivity makes me sick, like if anybody uses those weapons anyway... wouldn't you prefer if they actually do some real work on the game instead?!

    It's not blind positivity. It's making the best of what we got. Most of the people posting are not happy with this set but that doesn't mean the handful of people that find some value in the set shouldn't post thier opinion. I am glad to see a set with a different color scheme precisely because we cannot dye weapons. Do I like this particular color scheme? Not really, but I'm glad some people are getting to enjoy it. Hopefully the next set released with a festival reaches more players.

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  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Gotta admit, I was disappointed when I saw the set too.

    Still gonna collect them but yeah I highly doubt I will actually use them.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Teratus.2859 said:
    Gotta admit, I was disappointed when I saw the set too.

    Still gonna collect them but yeah I highly doubt I will actually use them.

    There's not even a collection to go with as there were with the other Festival skins. Sure one can collect them, but it's odd that they forgot to also give this set a collection.

    Why bother, just delete the official Forum.

  • Shadowmoon.7986Shadowmoon.7986 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020

    @lokh.2695 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:
    Gotta admit, I was disappointed when I saw the set too.

    Still gonna collect them but yeah I highly doubt I will actually use them.

    There's not even a collection to go with as there were with the other Festival skins. Sure one can collect them, but it's odd that they forgot to also give this set a collection.

    Not really, only 1 set has a collection associate it if the sourse is from the dailies, and that is the red sab weapons. Haunted, gift wrapped, sovereign, and holographic all do not have collection and are obtained from festival dailies. The new festival collection drop from chest you get from the bags of the event. Because lunar new year has no real bag farm, because the red evolopes drop way to much gold, probably very few people could even get 1k red envelopes to get guarantee drop. This would drive the collection cost into the thousands instead of the few hundreds the Halloween and winterdays actually cost.
    Yes the weapons are at a much lower quality compared to the sab, sovereign, haunted, holographic and gifted weapons, but the lack of collection is consistent.
    Edit: i am predicting dragon bash will have a weapon set added to coffers, you will get a guarantee chest from 1 k coffers opened, and it will be the arah set recolored.

  • "Shining" weapons that don't even glow.

    Yeah. Maximum effort indeed.

  • Mortifera.6138Mortifera.6138 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    Better than nothing.

    Not really, they've insulted us.

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Disappointed... But not surprised.

    The reskins of the Ascalonian weapons for the Halloween set were actually on point, as are the Wrapped Wintersday weapons as they're on theme, this 'Shining Aureate' set is laughable, they're so low res, it's baffling Anet wouldn't at least update that from the original.

    Better get a wriggle on.

  • DeadlySynz.3471DeadlySynz.3471 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They took basic weapons and added a wee bit of color to it. Underwhelming is an understatement. What makes it even more amusing is we can't even dye it to fully color it.

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @lokh.2695 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:
    Gotta admit, I was disappointed when I saw the set too.

    Still gonna collect them but yeah I highly doubt I will actually use them.

    There's not even a collection to go with as there were with the other Festival skins. Sure one can collect them, but it's odd that they forgot to also give this set a collection.

    Yea, still better to collect them when you can so you don't end up wasting an account or weapon unlock on one.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020

    @Valandil Dragonhart.2371 said:

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Elric.4713 said:
    These weapons depict exactly what Guild Wars 2 has turned into.

    Honestly, this is a deeply disrespectful comment.

    Doesn't mean it's wrong.

    If you are so salty about the game maybe leave? Posting disrespectful comments does -nothing- good for you.

    And while the new ones are less than thrilling, and i agree they could be given a texture update and some shining textures, theres no reason to be rude.

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  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Wow, but if there was no weapon set released with this festival your responses would have been?... I'm happy they are trying to release a weapon set with every festival. I go for the ones I like and don't go for the ones I dislike. I'm sure they have data for which sets players are actually trying to get. The difference in price of the halloween ones versus the wintersday ones illustrates that the playerbase responds to what they do and don't like. If sets keep coming out that most players don't try and get we can start screaming about the end of Tyria... or just keep playing because we went what, 7 years without these festivals having weapon sets and the game kept running. That was with a massive content drought from the esports focus. We have NOT seen a content drought like that since. How about we chill and revisit this topic once all the festivals have released a weapon set.

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't even really care about the cosmetic aspect of the game, and these are bad enough to make me notice that they are bad. I can only think of one or two other sets that I've ever had that reaction to . . .

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AgentMoore.9453 said:
    Reskinning things is fine if you're applying the same level of effort to the new skins and if you're choosing sets that are popular.

    I find it strange that Wintersday reskinned the Verdant weapon set which is clunky and unpolished instead of the Warden weapon set, which is sleek and refined. Additionally, the Rimed Verdant set we received had full color changes, bows, and other tweaks made whereas the Shining Aureate weapons are extremely basic to the point where they feel like wasted effort.

    Like my complaint with the Rimed set, I'm also bummed they didn't go with the tier 3 Seraph set instead of the tier 2 Aureate we got. It's a strange choice, and aesthetically just isn't as satisfying.

    But they couldn't reskin the Seraph weapons as "shining" because a golden set already exists from dungeons.. :p

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  • Why not just give us the possibility to dye our weapons? This is a joke, not to talk about the celestial challenge event, run around in a circle lol. Much effort went into this "new revamped lunar festival".

  • @Hannelore.8153 said:
    But they couldn't reskin the Seraph weapons as "shining" because a golden set already exists from dungeons.. :p

    It's true that there is a gold set of Seraph weapons, and there's also an "evil" set of Warden weapons, but this only highlights the need for a reskin to be unique. I wouldn't mind having 12 different sets of the same kind of weapon model as long as they were distinct and attractive.

    Either the reskin is minor, but part of a popular set with nice textures, or the reskin is majorly different from whatever skin it is based on; those are my criteria for a satisfying addition of a skin to the wardrobe.

    This whole mess could have been avoided and streamlined with a weapon recoloring system, but the company has made it clear that they either can't or won't do that. What you'll have instead is weird attempts spread across a bunch of different skins and with varying quality and methods of acquiring them.

    @Super Hayes.6890 said:
    if there was no weapon set released with this festival your responses would have been?

    Honestly, a shrug.

    I fully expected them to put rat decorations up, add a rat backpack, and maybe a new mini to the vendor. I don't expect very much from festivals. I do, however, expect more from an achievement that asks you to log in every single day of the festival and play the content in order to max out the loot you receive from repeating every 5 days. The shiny you get from dedicating that kind of effort shouldn't have been so unpolished compared to weapons like the Haunted set.

    Sometimes, if you love a game, you have to let the makers know when they goof. This was a goof.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe next year they will become upgradable like the boreal weapons...

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  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2020

    @Konrad Curze.5130 said:

    @Zexanima.7851 said:
    Maximum effort

    But remember, according to some people we are not in maintenance mode!

    boy, this didn't age well...

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  • HardRider.2980HardRider.2980 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2020

    So it shows that they can do changes like this quiet quickly. Which means new weapons or revamping old ones should take that long at all.
    Aka.. They could easily revamp old Dungeon weapons as a new form of reward and make dungeons active again

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  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It is nice to see anet respond to feedback with positive action, similar to how they added the legion key to recovered artifacts in response to concerns about grothmar rewards. It's becoming a trend :)