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  • AzureWolf.9150AzureWolf.9150 Member ✭✭
    edited February 8, 2020

    Black Lion Instant Level 80 Ticket - As a player with many alts (28 currently), I think this is a great addition to the Black Lion Trading Company. It's a bit pricey, but worth it if you want to dive right into the elite specializations of your class and you've already leveled many characters the regular way. But I did have one suggestion. At a cost of 2000 Gems, the level 80 gear you get should be pickable. I've purchased this Ticket a number of times and while I love the instant 80 boost, I've usually just tossed the gear (it's not salvagable). I think a great change to this item would be if you could choose the stats you want for the starting gear you get (Berzerker, Marauder, etc). At the price we pay for the ticket, I think it's a fair thing to offer.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2020

    There is a weapon used by two npcs in fractals (Horrik and Arkk), it's an asuran-hand cannon, I suppose it acts like a rifle, I would like to have that skin available very much. Btw I love Arkk a lot, and wouldn't be against another fractal featuring him, I like that whole plot of fractal space-time shaeningans.

    Shiny links, take a look!
    ->Ideas: Housing , Designing a new lounge , New GameMode
    ->Project: ASURAN/PRIMORDIUS EXPANSION available on WIKI.
    ->NEW: Crucible of Eternity path 4: Legacy on WIKI
    ->NEW Asurapedia

  • drop down menu of instances of the current map

  • I would like to be able to sort items/skins by lock status: Have an option to 'show only locked skins/styles' in the Trading Post so I can find and purchase skins I don't have easier.

    Resident Weeb and Woman of Culture

  • Hello.
    When you select "Larger" option in "Interface Size" font switches to Bold. This look ugly and uncomfortable to read. Can you leave font weight Regular?

  • fake dyeable hair under hats please. such as the top hat, witch's hat, wizard's hat.
    at this point i don't even care what hairstyle it is, it could be short or whatever just anything would be better than bald.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2020

    Change the Icebrood Saga Portal Tome Icon to something not being used by another portal tome.

    Icebrood Saga weapon collections cost 10500 Gold to craft! Including new Fiery/Icy Weapons!
    *Does not include Volcanic Stormcaller set.

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Pretty please... optimise HoT's maps.
    I still get a lot of lag; especially in Verdant Brink.
    I would like to play in those maps more often.

    Thanks ANet.

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2020

    "The ability to set alerts for each LFG tab"

    Not my idea but I saw this in another discussion and thought that it needed to be put here. Being able to set alerts for LFG tabs that would appear in your chat. Very non-invasive way of letting you know that groups are forming for the content you selected. Instead of navigating the LFG evrey couple of minutes for a specific dungeon or meta, just click the notification box and carry on with your other activities. When groups start forming in those areas and message appears in your chat letting you know that other people are looking to form a party. This could have the added benefit of shortening wait times on the formation of a party for less popular content like dungeons because people interested in this content would get notified wherever they are and the person creating the group doesn't have to rely on them to be actively looking at LFG.

  • Frostfang.5109Frostfang.5109 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Please make it possible to hide other player auras, and legendary trinkets effects.

  • The amount of Eitrite ingots you get from Bjora content is pretty decently high, but seems to only cost up in the restored weapons mainly and the 32 slot bags, but it's not very costly to either of those things on the ingots vs the amount you're getting for being active in the map. So I'd like to suggest a legendary that costs some thousand or two of the ingots so I'll stop selling stacks of them to vendors for a gold.

  • WinterSolstice.7829WinterSolstice.7829 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2020

    @Frostfang.5109 said:
    Please make it possible to hide other player auras, and legendary trinkets effects.

    Either in general or when selecting them and right clicking their name plate. Some players do it because the overall effect is atrocious to frames and screen clutter. For example, bees with the aurillium infusion, then ghostly infusion, and still some other 5 different ones that you lose track of because they clearly didn't want you to be able to tell what color their armor or hair was.

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Different coloured windows, such as, for instance... yellow for inventory, red for hero pannel, blue for wvw, etc..

  • I am sure everyone would like this, Adjustable HUD. Like, the targeting thing, Its just in a terrible spot for me (opinion) for PVP, its just so high up that i tend to not take advantage of looking at it. Would be nice to be able to move that and also resize everything more accurately. Place things in other areas as well as minimize the screens when not being used at all, etc etc. This is the only game ive ever played that had almost no adjustments to customize the HUD... Oh please just add some updates, id even pay gems for it, hah... (oh yea and PVP is so bad) wish this new patch would be more specific on dmg output per class type, like, ALL beserker style DPS output has a max, mid hybrid dps and healers all so somewhat be the same possible dps/healing instead of massive differences in class spec dmg outputs. This is why PVP is dying, there is nothing really that lets classes actually battle anymore, its all luck of the draw, dodge a 1 shot or die and with high end T5 Internet connections, a 1 shot build is already done before some of us with lower connections actually see it, so, your dead in .33 seconds and havent even seen it happen, but your already dead... A buffer for connections would be nice because most the top players simply have a better connection. This is huge... Connection speed makes huge differences in PVP play.

    • Weapon Sets for Black Lion Claim Tickets and Other Weapons - As we can't dye weapons wouldn't it be wonderful if ANet could provide packages of different coloured sets - Red Green Blue Yellow Purple/ Dark or Light as I have often liked a set but know it doesn't suit any of my characters in the sold colour version and wished it had been in another colour. Also maybe mute the colours of the trims ie I don't mind the Shining Aureate weapons but the red of the handles just doesn't coordinate for most of my characters
    • Re Home instance nodes I would like to suggest that the HI are sectioned into 4 sections - Chopping, Mining, Harvesting and Other as it would make it so much easier have like with like instead of some grouped and others spread out all the way in a corner. I mean, if we do HI each day why shouldn't it be convenient. I thought the answer was the Glyph of reaping but it's not very convenient and its one of the items I wish I hadn't purchased. Actually I would really like to able to choose the layout of nodes in my home instance within certain parameters although that is prob quite improbable. Sighs
  • Doctor.1384Doctor.1384 Member ✭✭✭

    I want the ability to set the amount of gold required to be in my tp delivery box for there to be a notification.

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2020

    Nothing new: the offline setting should make you properly invisible/untrackable, even if you are friends with the person, especially if you block them. In case of the latter, it should work both ways, no matter of the online status.

  • Virdo.1540Virdo.1540 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2020

    Make Legendary Armor contain the PvP-stats like Demolishers, Paladins, .... and the commanders,from the backpieces
    since the build templates came out, its a waste of building them.

    Also stop the Heralds Shields4 projectile and make it an aoe around the player.... or 3x speed

  • Nasbit.3240Nasbit.3240 Member ✭✭
    edited February 14, 2020

    Can you please change gear-template slots/build slots to be unlocked PER CLASS? (Not per account)
    I mean: I have 35 characters... I liked to swap race for fashion-reasons... but since the templates released and I bought slots for some chars - I am forced to stay on this specific char... I cannot move all my stuff to another char - and can continue... now I would have to build the slots for the other char too... what would be hilarious...
    With the current system... most of my bought character slots... were just a bunch of wasted money. Sadly :(

    Looking for some salt.

  • Zoom in and out feature in preview window.

    In the beginning...there was Tarnished Coast...

  • This would be my only ever QoL request.

    If you had Guild Wars 1, and you've beaten the latest Living World and made it to the new Eye of the North....PLEASE!! Let the Hall of Monuments portal stone take you to zone that looks like the one at the end of the latest icebrood saga!

  • I, personally, have several characters on my account. I use most of them for gathering, however, I have 2 main characters for fractals and such.
    If I'm to change characters to start gathering, all characters in the menu move around when backing out.
    This may seem petty however, I believe locking your main characters in, say, with a yellow border so that they stay in place if another character is being used it'd be great. Pinning them as I've seen another comment say.
    I think this'd be both visually pleasing and just all around helpful for many people who switch around with characters a lot.
    Thank you!

  • Sir Vincent III.1286Sir Vincent III.1286 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2020

    Ranger pet selection should show the pet's name instead of the generic "Juvenile XXXXX".

    Example: "Simba" instead of "Juvenile Sand Lion"

    In the beginning...there was Tarnished Coast...

  • Drakkar achievement tab (and perhaps the other world bosses) should be under "Side stories" instead of "General" tab in order to make it easier to browse the long list under "General".

  • SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Doctor.1384 said:
    I want the ability to set the amount of gold required to be in my tp delivery box for there to be a notification.

    An adjustable notification when the exchange ratio changes in TP.

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    Today's rehashed suggestion:
    Preview window for guild decorations. I want to be able to look at them without having to buy or craft them first.

  • Something I've wanted to see in MMORPG's for a while now; Varies romance options with their own, individually unique, set of quests, similar to Mass Effect, but is constantly added onto.

  • Gryphon.2875Gryphon.2875 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd love it if someday we got an elite spec for Necromancer that makes the Staff useful for DPS.

  • Emotes of the things the Olmakhan do like /meditate and whatever you'd call these other 2 things.

  • Targeting option for deadeye: switch to your marked foe. I can't count how many times I lost my "mark" in a group of mobs.
    Please allow deadeyes to stack malice on Drakkar.
    Deadeye's mark should ignore invisible barriers at objects. Octovine?
    Please make Firebrand's Tomes at instant cast like Engi kits.

    Master of garbage builds and being useless.

  • Full account-bound armor/weapon/trinket sets that a character can wear starting at lvl 1 that scales. Once the toon hits 80, the stats are exotic-level.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2020

    Heya, this is time for a guild hall decorations update. I know, you don't want to return editing old contents, or going into dungeons or whatever code; and I got an idea. Two in one. I can really salute the efforts of the devs adding decos along the releases, those are literally my angels that make me having lot of fun in the guild hall while decorating. The guild hall lack seriously of Racial decos, but also Npcs, any form of life. So how to do it?

    1- Add a new vendor in fractal, selling "npcs" or let's say holograms related to the different fractals: Would make a presence in guild hall, you buy some svanirs, some kodans, dredges, ascalonians, asura, awakened, kraits, charrs, whatever! We can place them where we want, and would have the basic greeting said by all of them. I have around 1000 relics and that will be my sink for sure if added.
    2-Add to the dungeon vendor in LA at fort mariner, a new tab, allow me to spend my useless dungeon tokens into decos related to the dungeon: I would happily spend my 600 data crystals into asuran floor tile, consoles, stone gate, force field and other cool stuff. This is true for any dungeon, could be awesome if I could buy kodan shrines totems, some of those dredges rusty platforms; even arah, you don't know how I would be stunned If iI could add those orrian urchins, shells, corals and ruins everywhere.
    3-More musics/ jukebox for guild hall, the only ones available currently are the two aetherblade holograms (The dancing sylvari and the norn).
    4-Because there is several ranches al around POF, will be nice to be able to but them animals for the guild hall, the awesome sand shark, an hydra, some sand lions, cheetah, imagine in HOT! You buy pocket raptors and you can make a mini jurassic park...

    I know that SAB is coming slowly, can we expect lava / water tiles as decos? Wooden bridge? Bouncing mushroom at least? I think W3 is underwater, and would really like to see it. But as a reasonable expectation, a new boom box? Duskk made ton of songs, two new boxes could be made.

    Shiny links, take a look!
    ->Ideas: Housing , Designing a new lounge , New GameMode
    ->Project: ASURAN/PRIMORDIUS EXPANSION available on WIKI.
    ->NEW: Crucible of Eternity path 4: Legacy on WIKI
    ->NEW Asurapedia

  • bobsort.4097bobsort.4097 Member ✭✭✭

    Currently looking for group UI has 18 categories and 58 sub category, however at the moment I'm writing this there are only 8 groups are listed. This is turning this useful tool to a less usable and tedious to find a party to join, especially when clicking on each subcategory hits the server to refresh the list and sometimes if player click on groups a little fast, a queue of queries will build up and a loading icon randomly shown with lists showing as empty even if there are actually groups in them.

    Most of the time when I open this tool, I'm either bored to death or have some time to waste and looking for something to do and need suggestions. This doesn't mean I want to click 76 times to see if something going on.

    To make LFG more usable, I suggest following changes to this UI.

    1. Move the picture that currently showing on mouse over, in the group listing itself, then remove subgroups. This will allow showing more groups in a listing and removes additional hitting server for getting a list. Optionally allow users to choose a custom icon from a limited list of icons to explain their group easier. For example an icon for bounty will make more sense than a generic commander icon.
    2. Change group description to 3 lines to allow more explanatory group description which will behave differently based on which group is selected (explained later)
      First line is description of group. Second line shows an icon which tells players, this is a party, squad or raid/dungeon group and how long ago it is listed. Having time is important so users can tell if the event is completed, ongoing or a careless leader forgot to remove the listing after finishing event. For example a Meta listing that is listed about 2 hours ago, most probably is a forgotten group.
      In 3rd line players can include their own comment for additional requirement, which will appear after language icon and party icons in special cases.
      Depending on the selected group Description can be entered by player or only selected from drop down. For example in raid or dungeon group, description is selected from drop down (e.g. Ruined City of Arah) which will also automatically select a picture for group but in a "Central Tyria" Group, players can enter their description and choose an icon.

    3. Reduce the main groups to a few major groups.

      • Festival group can be removed since there are times that no festival is active. And since all the festivals that I can remember are happening in central Tyria, they can be listed there. During festivals people barely do other events anyway.
      • WvW and PvP groups can be merged. Icons will show what type they are.
      • Raid, Dungeons, Fractal and Strike Mission groups can be merged too.
      • Achievement can be merged to their original area of living world Tyria, S2,S3, S4, HoT or PoF. Isolating this group will give it less exposure.
      • Mentoring group is really redundant and should be removed, if there is mentoring going on, it also can be listed in other groups.

    1. For PVP,WvW and Raid,Dungon, ... groups, title can only be selected from drop down and picture will be selected automatically but players can enter their comment in 3rd line.
    2. For other group types, players can select picture and title and also enter their comment in 3rd line.
    3. 2nd line, For party size groups (5), will show icon of players currently in group. For squad it will show icon of commander and for mentor group will show the mentor icon.

    With above changes groups will be reduced to 10 and I will happily click on all 10 of them to see what's up and join.

  • bobsort.4097bobsort.4097 Member ✭✭✭

    I have a suggestion for LFG UI but since it was a little big and might need discussion, I posted it separately but here is the link

    [QOL] Changes for Looking for group UI

  • bobsort.4097bobsort.4097 Member ✭✭✭

    To make my case I have following two screenshots.


    • You are opening the TP to find a range of items. For example, you are looking for cooking recipes to learn,
    • You are looking for dyes that you don't have yet and are in your price range.

    But currently it is not an easy task to do. You'll notice that you will immediately hit the maximum result limit (screenshots).

    To make this easier, please add another checkbox in the filter box to allow Show only Usable which will only show:

    • Recipes that you can learn (regardless of profession) on your account.
    • Dyes that you don't have yet
    • Home instance nodes that you still don't have
    • Minis that you don't have yet
    • Skins that you don't have yet
    • Crafting material that a cook, artificer or huntsman can use.

    And while at it
    Please fix item categories. There are items that you see when no category is selected but if a category selected even correct one, they will not show anymore.

    • For example search for node and contract. They will show when no category is selected but if they are not listed under any category.
    • For another example, search for Lyssa, Recipe: Chaos of Lyssa will show in when no category is selected, but selecting Crafting material it doesn't show anymore, and if you select sub category Recipes under Crafting material it will show again.
    • Another example is Cleric's Sneakthief Shoulderguards of Lyssa will not show if Armor category or even shoulder category selected but it will show with no category selected.

  • bobsort.4097bobsort.4097 Member ✭✭✭

    and here is another QOL which I posted separately

    [QOL] Black Lion Trading Post UI

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    Removing the specific group categories and then relying on the players to manually add one to each posting is unwise, I think. I see a lot of listings with little to no - and sometimes misleading - descriptions. There would also be audible backlash, I fear, against making the listing process unnecessarily convoluted. The subcategories provide an easy way to advertise yourself to people looking for exactly the same content and makes your life much easier when you know what content you are looking for, which, I wager, is a much more common occurrence than the "browsing out of boredom" thing that you described.

    I say, keep all the subcategories as they are now, but add a "Show All Groups" button to all the major categories. That way you avoid the very real possibility of having loads of incomplete/unclear listings and you will have a way to look at them in a much more consolidated manner.

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes I also want to look for cheap skins that I don't have and I must check all the descriptions if they are locked or not. Good idea! (if feasible)

  • This has been asked for for years.

    Golemancer Tixx - Far Shiverpeaks (EU). Achievement Hunter (+39,5k) ~550 on the Leaderboards.

  • Ragi.7291Ragi.7291 Member ✭✭✭


  • Ragi.7291Ragi.7291 Member ✭✭✭

    The LFG is unreadable, you need a lot of clicks to find what you want, when you set up a group you have very little visibility, ...
    since the beginning of the game we ask for a redesign.

    GW2 has done some great stuff the mounts, the trading post this are taken from big studios and other MMOs.

    So take what's good in other MMOs, so the LFG in FF14 is just awesome, just copy it just like the other ones copy your ideas.

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

    I am a very casual player.

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

    I am a very casual player.

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This has been brought up in the past. The Looking For Group menu needs its own tab with a proper rework both for organizing, finding and managing groups/squads. The current implementation is poor in scaling (aka each new map/content adds to the overall size and makes it progressively harder to find players).

    Unfortunately the last time this was brought up, major reworks were out of the picture due to resource restraints, so I wouldn't get my hopes up.

  • Whilst you await these changes, gw2efficiency provides the results.

    Good luck.

  • @Sir Vincent III.1286 said:
    Ranger pet selection should show the pet's name instead of the generic "Juvenile XXXXX".

    Example: "Simba" instead of "Juvenile Sand Lion"

    I agree :)

  • Aeon.4583Aeon.4583 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2020

    Add Mystic Forge recipe to unify WvW and Fractal infusions of same type and stat.
    Mighty 9 Agony Infusion and Mighty WvW Infusion for example.

    End result will be:
    Omni Mighty Infusion
    +5 Power
    +9 Agony Resistance
    +1% Damage to Guards, Lords, and Supervisors

  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    Streamlining the crafting UI.
    The inordinate amount of nested recipes - especially when it comes to Scribing - is quite frankly off putting. I propose that once you have the necessary recipes unlocked/discovered, we should be able to craft any and all top recipes with one click, and all the necessary nested recipes would be crafted automatically, in the needed amount, given, of course, you have the raw materials. Maybe a prompt window should pop up, as well, detailing what materials will be used before the item is actually crafted.

  • This is an issue that only starts affecting players once they start having too many characters but a filter for professions would be really nice. The character screen is a real pain once you go over probably about 15 characters or so

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They one thing I could really do with right now is a way to speed up mystic forging. Things you need in bulk should be forgeable in bulk.