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So... a question about the new beetle mount

I apologize if this has been cleared already. I didn't see anything about this topic wether on reddit or here.
Is it true that the mount is going to be 250g or 500g plus a collection like the griffon?
I've heard a player confirming this yesterday on mapchat while I was waiting for the Pride March in LA.
I couldn't find the source of this knowledge neither did I ask where the information came from because I'm extremely shy and anxious but I want to know if this is real.
It would be such a bummer because I've been helping someone out on crafting stuff plus I was planning to make the new warhorn and I'm not that active anymore due to my social fear and paranoia suggesting me everyone is watching me to have the time to daily farm. Also having some work related stuff to get done.
I do hope it's not the case and instead its cost is the same as it was in GW1.

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  • infrequentia.3465infrequentia.3465 Member ✭✭✭

    its not released yet so we don't know

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    But how do they know about it then? It seemed that nobody questioned it in the chat so I guess it must be true. I just want to know where the information comes from.

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  • Klowdy.3126Klowdy.3126 Member ✭✭✭

    I really hope not. The griffon was a tedious process (for me anyway) that I dont want to repeat for a mount whose functionality isn't the different from the other ground mounts. I don't mean the mount skulls, just the mobility aspect of it. I'm late to the game, getting the griffon only a few weeks ago, so I'm still low on funds (just over 50g). I want the mount, but it's going to take me a bit to get back up to 250g, let alone 500. I'm really hoping it is just part of the quest in the new zone. It almost seems like a pivotal part of the new LS episode, but that is just speculation from my guild mates and me.

  • Plautze.6290Plautze.6290 Member ✭✭✭

    Until we know, we can only speculate.
    I hope the beetle will come in cheap, as otherwise there'll be a lot of whining.

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

    Sounds like a load of bull. They wouldn't lock a map mastery behind that much gold. Maybe we get a little gold price like for the Jackal, but I highly doubt that.

    Jackal is optional after all. This one will have impact on the map that is most likely not just going to be convenience

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  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    I also can't believe it but I saw nobody else in the conversation questioning it so I though it must be a leak but the only leaks I found are related to the map and some story coming from China.
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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018

    Actually, I take that back. It's not worth arguing about. This post can be removed, ty

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  • PyrateSilly.4710PyrateSilly.4710 Member ✭✭✭

    We will not know until the episode releases. Nothing anyone says until then can be verified or corroborated to be true. Anyone can say anything but it's not true until the episode releases.

  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just because noone questions a statement, doesn't make it right or believable. Also many ppl question the statement in this thread.
    I think ppl fear that it will cost 250g because of the griffon and are therefor likely to believe it, a statement that evokes strong feelings is easier for us to take as fact if it is (presented as)somewhat plausible.
    I personally doubt the 250g pricetag, since the beetle isn't part of a big expansion but somthing that will be tied to the LS currently running. The griffon was a different beast entirely. I expect it to be either something we rent in Kourna, making it limited to this specific map as other Masteries were, for a limited time at a low price or buy the ability to "rent" for free for something along the lines of 50g.

    But as has been stated many times now, we don't know yet, we will know when it's released. Everything else are ppls thoughts, fears, expectations, hopes, dreams etc.

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  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018

    People are always talking in map chat as if they know something. It's not worth anyone's time to argue, especially about something nobody knows yet.

    The raptor was free from completing one chapter of the story, the springer cost 1 gold & trade contracts and a heart quest, the skimmer cost 4 gold and trade contracts and a heart quest, the jackal cost 20 gold & trade contracts and a heart quest, then came the griffon which cost 250g and a collection mission. The person you heard was probably speculating based on the trend of prices, but I think the griffon was 'special.'

    IMO, it's far more likely the beetle will cost more than the jackal, but much less than the griffon. It has a wall-breaking mechanism that just reeks of 'this will be necessary for the story' and if so, they would not ask a price most people would find ridiculous and unreasonable. No more than 50g is what I expect. Gold sinks, like 500 gold items, are usually purely extra items, not things you need to play the story.

  • MarshallLaw.9260MarshallLaw.9260 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cynder.2509 said:
    Is it true that the mount is going to be 250g or 500g plus a collection like the griffon?
    I've heard a player confirming this yesterday on mapchat.

    New mount is actually going to cost 10k gems, 700g and 1 unbound legendary wep. Confirmed by my milkman :lol:
    No, but seriously the cost has not been posted by anyone credible as far as I know. As others in this thread have speculated, it could be similar to the Raptor mount which was practically free or (I suspect) may cost an amount of new map currency (Domain of Kourna) and be tied into a quest of some sort.

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm guessing it might even be rewarded through the story, with a little to no cost afterwards.

    That's just a guess though.

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  • @Cynder.2509 said:
    But how do they know about it then?

    Those who know, aren't telling.
    Those who tell, aren't knowing.

    It seemed that nobody questioned it in the chat

    Welcome to the internet. Well, actually, welcome to humanity (we don't even challenge advertisers much anymore)

    so I guess it must be true.

    Or people were tired of correcting misinformation or weren't paying attention.
    The lack of challenge doesn't make something true.

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

    As a general rule if someone makes a claim about upcoming content that wasn't covered in the announcement and they can't/don't give a source it's nothing more than their own opinion. At best it's an educated guess, at worst a deliberate lie.

    If they do give a source and it's not something you can track down (e.g. they claim someone with inside knowledge told them) you have to try and gauge how likely it is. Sometimes you can do that by comparing it to other existing content - for example the mounts needed to complete PoF are much, much cheaper and easier to get than the griffon which is entirely optional. It looks like the beetle will be required to complete the new living story chapter, therefore the cost is likely to be much closer to the cost of the other mounts than the griffon.

    Sometimes there is no way to tell if they're right or not until the content is released (or past due, like when someone told me the 2nd expansion absolutely had to be set in Cantha and Anet could not do anything else). In that case it's generally not worrying about. Even if it's something you'd like to prepare for in advance it's better to wait and see than potentially waste a lot of time grinding gold you won't need.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I doubt it'll cost gold at all (or at least no more than a gold or two) as it'll probably be earned through and be required for the LS episode content.

    I think it'll probably be unlocked by the map mastery rather than by an extensive, expensive collection.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If the player in map chat wasn't a Dev/GM, then he (or she/insert pronoun of choice) wasn't confirming anything save stroking their own ego and need for attention.

    Regardless, all will be revealed in a few hours.

    Good luck.

  • I don't expect it to cost more than 100g. 50-100g seems reasonable for a LS-Mount.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If it did have a cost, I’d imagine it would be a combination of VM and the map currency.

  • Menadena.7482Menadena.7482 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    I very much doubt it will cost much to get. It’s probably needed to access other parts of the map as seen by it breaking through walls. My guess is it’s going to either be with the first story section, like the raptor, or a heart with a small cost to buy.

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  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Be thankful it will obtained in game 'somehow' and isn't a Gem store only mount. We really don't want to go there.

  • Zeefa.3915Zeefa.3915 Member ✭✭✭

    Don't trust any information that is not directly from ANet. Be it here on the forums or in game. That is no matter how believeable it sounds.
    I learned this during the wait before GW2 release and still playing GW1. People would keep "knowing" about some release date and then get angry when that did not happen, when in truth ANet never stated any realease date, but the one we got. Up untill then the official statement was "when its ready".

    Guessing and speculating is not the same, it can be fun.

  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Cynder.2509 said:

    Take it easy there. While I don't pretend to speak for @Just a flesh wound.3589 , I very much doubt that it was anything more than what amounts to a canned phrase. Modern languages are filled with such things, and it's never a good idea to treat them as if they are to be interpreted literally. (That is, I strongly doubt that @Just a flesh wound.3589 meant "Someone who is definitely beyond any shadow of doubt obviously for sure a man".)

    Well, that is a little sexist here because not every man fits in that role! I'm no kitten I just respect others and their identities/or whatever after triggering too many of them unintentionally.

    It’s a phrase. It’s excessive formality to show a lack of respect towards the ideas of the unknown person. It’s masuline because the sex of the person is unknown. Since the English language doesn’t have a neuter then male is commonly used.

    Don’t read so much into it.

    You can both claim to be correct, but also know that there's two definitions/uses of the title; of course there's the one that most people are familiar with and that's using it do address a person of the male gender, but the other, less widely known but also quite common is the one where it's just used to describe and unknown individual just as Flesh did, in this case it doesn't describe the person as being male, female or what ever, it's just a word to describe a non-delineated speaker. Personally speaking, if someone gets triggered or offended because of that, the problem is definitely theirs and not I use an age delineation between Miss(younger than me)/Ma'am(older than me)[all purely based on appearance, and since I can deal with 100's of different people on a daily basis, they have to live with it). do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

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

    500g cost confirmed!


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  • what? that's insane O_o

  • Zephyr.5382Zephyr.5382 Member ✭✭✭

    Can someone please log on and check, already? :p I would if I were home, and I'm blocked here....

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

    @Microundeas.4530 said:
    what? that's insane O_o

    The /s means "sarcasm over"

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  • goes on and jumps off a cliff

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zephyr.5382 said:
    Can someone please log on and check, already? :p I would if I were home, and I'm blocked here....

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