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[Suggestion} Make Anniversary Reward Account Based

Nath Forge Tempete.1645Nath Forge Tempete.1645 Member ✭✭✭
edited August 15, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Hey Folks.

The GW2 6 th anniversary is coming. AND with it , it think there will be a new unique reward.

And I wonder ... if the reward will be (finally) granted in term of account anniversary and not character anniversary. basically these kind of aniniversary gifts are unique but still require a character to be as old as your account creation. PLus ... a second character that has the same age doesn't give that unique reward again.

So why not make those unique rewards account related instead of character related ?

Yeah I' m mad cause I deleted my first character looooooooong ago. then I'm one year late while my account is 6 years old (almost)

Looking forward to see your messages ! Cya !

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They started adding multiple unique bday rewards a while ago and it looks like they're gonna do the same this year.

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2018

    I'm very impatient to get the sixth anniversary since the wiki leave many holes and doubts on it... maybe another luminous weapon? Lvl 60 booster? Another dye kit? We will see .

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  • I'm just sad that I would have to wait another year to have it when my account is already 6 years old but none of my characters is :'(

  • @Pifil.5193 said:
    The rewards are for your character's birthdays, not your account birthday because your account doesn't have a birthday so no, it won't be any different this year.

    which for me makes kinda less sense when you are forced to keep a character you actually don't like anymore but you want the reward still.

    And I was hoping for a change :) or more an addition of character birthday ...

    1) character birthday rewards (like luminious weapon and dye + scrolls)
    2) Accoun birthday (finisher - backpack - armor? - unique skins)

  • @Randulf.7614 said:
    Character birthdays are a tradition going back to GW1. I see no indication of a change over 15 years on

    Check my message above yours :D

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Nath Forge Tempete.1645 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Character birthdays are a tradition going back to GW1. I see no indication of a change over 15 years on

    Check my message above yours :D

    I get and understand what you are saying, but I really don't ever see it happening in the life of the game given it's a rather set tradition for the franchise

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2018

    Exactly no: be cause I get lots of rewards be cause I deliberately created like 5-6 characters at the prerelease event back in 2012. I get a lot of stuff then :wink:

  • @ProtoGunner.4953 said:
    Exactly no: be cause I get lots of rewards be cause I deliberately created like 5-6 characters at the prerelease event back in 2012. I get a lot of stuff then :wink:

    I was talking about unique reward that you don't get anymore when you already had it ... exemple : backpack skins from 4th anniversary. those kind of reward has no point being as a character reward since the other characters won't have it anymore. But I get you ... i think

  • There are a couple of reasons why it's always going to be by character, not by account. In the extreme, say you create an account, logon, and decide never to create a character. Five years later, what makes your account different from one created today?

    As for "being forced to keep a character I don't like," I don't understand the downside. If you play a lot, you can create more characters buy converting gold to gems. You treat that character as a mule, never play, reap the birthday rewards. It's win:win.

    But the most important reason is that the game's existing mechanics dish out anniversary rewards to characters (even the "one time per account" unlocks). To support the OP's suggestion, ANet would have to revamp the system (or create a separate one). I doubt very much if it would be the most difficult thing ANet tackles this year, but it's not free to make such a change. So the question is: given all the other things we also want, why should ANet devote their resources to this quality-of-life change, rather than something that affects more people?

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  • perilisk.1874perilisk.1874 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    There are a couple of reasons why it's always going to be by character, not by account. In the extreme, say you create an account, logon, and decide never to create a character. Five years later, what makes your account different from one created today?

    The discount value of the purchase price?

  • moonstarmac.4603moonstarmac.4603 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd like to see this year's extra item besides the backpiece and weapon choices be either an option to unlock an Outfit or Gem Store armor set. And thinking of birthdays...I need to check my GW1 characters to see how many more claim tickets I have. I think I should be adding 2 more soon...I just wish I would open a 7th yr bday present and get Vizu.

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  • ConstantlyBrooding.2901ConstantlyBrooding.2901 Member ✭✭
    edited August 9, 2018

    nvm this says nothing now I'm just talking to one of them directly

  • Zephyra.4709Zephyra.4709 Member ✭✭✭

    I 100% regret deleting my first ever character.. if I recall a few days before they introduced Loyal title (birthday year 1) so now I'm always going to be a year or so behind. I respect the notion of it being tied to character age; it definitely feels more like a birthday for each one but also because others have pointed out it's keeping the tradition with character birthday presents in GW1.

  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I deleted quite a few characters in the early days of Guild Wars. But as the person who actually proposed the idea of "birthday rewards," I am not upset about how it worked out, which meant that I did not receive my birthday gifts as early as others who didn't delete their first characters.

    After all, people have birthdays, not accounts, and I look on my characters as a virtual "person." :)

    Well, by your logic, if it's people who have birthdays and the game clearly is not a person, why celebrate the game's birthday? I don't really see it as strange to celebrate the game's longevity with players rather than their characters. Just saying ;)

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  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2018

    @Gehenna.3625 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I deleted quite a few characters in the early days of Guild Wars. But as the person who actually proposed the idea of "birthday rewards," I am not upset about how it worked out, which meant that I did not receive my birthday gifts as early as others who didn't delete their first characters.

    After all, people have birthdays, not accounts, and I look on my characters as a virtual "person." :)

    Well, by your logic, if it's people who have birthdays and the game clearly is not a person, why celebrate the game's birthday? I don't really see it as strange to celebrate the game's longevity with players rather than their characters. Just saying ;)

    That's the anniversary celebration. Birthdays are different.

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 9, 2018

    I made a few toons at 3 day head start (and kept em)........curious to see what we get this year...no spoilers ;). Some of us during first birthday of GW1 learned the hard way not to delete toons so freely lol. I see nothing wrong with the current system (been this way since 06) and think it all should stay as it is. Note: Yes GW 1 launched in 05 but first birthday was 06.

    (NOBL) rocking GW's since 2005, still rocking Sorrow's Furnace :P

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    There are a couple of reasons why it's always going to be by character, not by account. In the extreme, say you create an account, logon, and decide never to create a character. Five years later, what makes your account different from one created today?

    As for "being forced to keep a character I don't like," I don't understand the downside. If you play a lot, you can create more characters buy converting gold to gems. You treat that character as a mule, never play, reap the birthday rewards. It's win:win.

    But the most important reason is that the game's existing mechanics dish out anniversary rewards to characters (even the "one time per account" unlocks). To support the OP's suggestion, ANet would have to revamp the system (or create a separate one). I doubt very much if it would be the most difficult thing ANet tackles this year, but it's not free to make such a change. So the question is: given all the other things we also want, why should ANet devote their resources to this quality-of-life change, rather than something that affects more people?

    First ... Basically anet is creating a new reward system every year tho... and just applying it to every character once it's released for the first time. It's not like they couldn't do that account wise.

    Then , i think it might not be that hard to start a timer from the first character creation on the account. then no prob if no character created . /ages works already like that in game so...

    Then again, and i'll repeat again for those who don't get the "nuance" there. I'm not asking for deleting the character anniversary reward. But to make the exclusive GW2 anniversary reward account bound since you get those only once no matter how many 6 YO characters you have.

    So basically keeping the same system for character birthday with dye , etc. But get the GW2 anniversary reward in term of the account age or even better ... the game age then everyone gets it in the same time and no issue for older and younger players.

  • Krypto.2069Krypto.2069 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tasida.4085 said:
    I made a few toons at 3 day head start (and kept em)........curious to see what we get this year...no spoilers ;). Some of us during first birthday of GW1 learned the hard way not to delete toons so freely lol. I see nothing wrong with the current system (been this way since 06) and think it all should stay as it is. Note: Yes GW 1 launched in 05 but first birthday was 06.

    OHHH... multiple toons maintained since pre-launch!? OUTSTANDING!!! :smiley:
    I got one toon that will turn 6 yrs old in October when I first started playing. Then I created a few more 3 months later and kept the all. :+1:

    So my oldest gal will soon get to parade around LA looking hip in a couple of months, too! :sunglasses:

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  • The only birthday gift that matters is a gun... that shoots cake.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭

    I would not like that it becomes account bound. I am happy to get the gift for each of my char, especially the dyes. That's how I was able to get expensive ones instead of paying for them. I would like it to continue as is. :)

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

  • @Dreamy Lu.3865 said:
    I would not like that it becomes account bound. I am happy to get the gift for each of my char, especially the dyes. That's how I was able to get expensive ones instead of paying for them. I would like it to continue as is. :)

    As I said ... I suggested to keep all those rewards (such as dyes - shoot cake - scrolls - minis) character bound but to change the specific - unique to celebrate the GW2 anniversary or at least account bound

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Nath Forge Tempete.1645 said:

    @Dreamy Lu.3865 said:
    I would not like that it becomes account bound. I am happy to get the gift for each of my char, especially the dyes. That's how I was able to get expensive ones instead of paying for them. I would like it to continue as is. :)

    As I said ... I suggested to keep all those rewards (such as dyes - shoot cake - scrolls - minis) character bound but to change the specific - unique to celebrate the GW2 anniversary or at least account bound

    Isnt that the way things already work? Character birthday stuff comes in per character while the GW2 anniversary stuff comes in per account.

  • @Ashen.2907 said:

    @Nath Forge Tempete.1645 said:

    @Dreamy Lu.3865 said:
    I would not like that it becomes account bound. I am happy to get the gift for each of my char, especially the dyes. That's how I was able to get expensive ones instead of paying for them. I would like it to continue as is. :)

    As I said ... I suggested to keep all those rewards (such as dyes - shoot cake - scrolls - minis) character bound but to change the specific - unique to celebrate the GW2 anniversary or at least account bound

    Isnt that the way things already work? Character birthday stuff comes in per character while the GW2 anniversary stuff comes in per account.

    it comes once when you get your first character to its birthday creation ... so it 's basically character bound. You'll have to get a character created on launch day to get it in the same time than GW2 anniversary.

  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Gehenna.3625 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I deleted quite a few characters in the early days of Guild Wars. But as the person who actually proposed the idea of "birthday rewards," I am not upset about how it worked out, which meant that I did not receive my birthday gifts as early as others who didn't delete their first characters.

    After all, people have birthdays, not accounts, and I look on my characters as a virtual "person." :)

    Well, by your logic, if it's people who have birthdays and the game clearly is not a person, why celebrate the game's birthday? I don't really see it as strange to celebrate the game's longevity with players rather than their characters. Just saying ;)

    That's the anniversary celebration. Birthdays are different.

    Well, isn't that what this thread is about?

    "In my experience, if you can't say what you mean, you can never mean what you say. The details are everything." ~ Minister Durano

  • @Gehenna.3625 said:

    @Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 said:

    @Gehenna.3625 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I deleted quite a few characters in the early days of Guild Wars. But as the person who actually proposed the idea of "birthday rewards," I am not upset about how it worked out, which meant that I did not receive my birthday gifts as early as others who didn't delete their first characters.

    After all, people have birthdays, not accounts, and I look on my characters as a virtual "person." :)

    Well, by your logic, if it's people who have birthdays and the game clearly is not a person, why celebrate the game's birthday? I don't really see it as strange to celebrate the game's longevity with players rather than their characters. Just saying ;)

    That's the anniversary celebration. Birthdays are different.

    Well, isn't that what this thread is about?

    THANK YOU Q.Q

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure I like the look of any of those amour parts for mixing/matching but will have to wait and see.

    I'd love to have the third garden plot be unlocked as a birthday gift one year, unless they already have something else planned for this.

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  • @Krypto.2069 said:

    @Tasida.4085 said:
    I made a few toons at 3 day head start (and kept em)........curious to see what we get this year...no spoilers ;). Some of us during first birthday of GW1 learned the hard way not to delete toons so freely lol. I see nothing wrong with the current system (been this way since 06) and think it all should stay as it is. Note: Yes GW 1 launched in 05 but first birthday was 06.

    OHHH... multiple toons maintained since pre-launch!? OUTSTANDING!!! :smiley:

    I still have five that I created in the first three hours of day 1 of head start(1), and two that I created on day two.

    (1) Mostly as a means of grabbing some names I wanted, only some of which were on my GW1 characters.

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

    I had this problem in GW1 - I deleted my first few characters so the oldest one I have left is about 9 months younger than my account. Partially because of that I spent the GW2 betas making 'practice' versions of my characters so I could get them right at launch. I knew I had a tendency to restart characters several times to make changes (not even just in MMOs - I started playing Baldur's Gate again a month ago and haven't gotten beyond the first town you visit because I keep restarting) and I didn't want to waste my time doing that at launch if I could avoid it. So since the betas were happening, and everything was deleted at the end of each one anyway, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

    Even then I ended up restarting two of them - one a couple of days in and one after about a week when I got back from holiday (yeah, I played the headstart period then missed the first week!) and my oldest character has been tweaked with a total makeover kit at least once. I've also deleted other characters over the years so I 'miss out' on their birthday gifts, some were a year or two old when I deleted them.

    But I know it would bother me to have characters who aren't quite right, or a massive list of old characters I never use, more than waiting longer for the birthday gifts bothers me.

    @ATMAvatar.5749 said:
    The only birthday gift that matters is a gun... that shoots cake.

    Yes! It's still one of my favourite birthday gifts. And occasionally useful too when I realise I've forgotten to bring any food.

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    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    i don't care about how, more about what.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭

    I used to look forward to my GW Birthdays, wondering what mini pet I would get, ( I wasn't that bothered about the tonics) oh the joy to get the Gwen or the bone dragon. <3
    Also meant I had tons of pets for my HoM.
    Be nice to have something to look forward too like that.

  • Vash.2386Vash.2386 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 11, 2018

    I learned from GW1 never ever delete a character because.. well... birthdays. I used all my character slots on the first pre-release day and now just buy a new char slot when I want something different. (26 characters and counting) - I look forward to all the birthday gifts I receive and am looking forward to the 6th anniversary gift come 24 Aug (?). The only useless gift would be a level 60 boost because after 6 years of playing I am swamped with stacks and stacks of tomes of knowledge and another level booster is just a waste of bank space.

    But my point is never delete a char. Those gifts add up.

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 11, 2018

    I am also speaking from experience about deleting Characters and Birthdays so all my GW2 Chars are from beta, all i'm saying is thank the six for name change tickets/ appearance! I also brought slots in GW1 as above, i've only got 22 characters.

  • Kreony.6240Kreony.6240 Member ✭✭
    edited August 11, 2018

    I was told no to delete my char because of birthdays from GW1.(playing only GW2). so now i have 24 Chars (min 2 of a class).every time i needed to try something new was buying new charslot. Thats how i did it.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kreony.6240 said:
    I was told no to delete my char because of birthdays from GW1.(playing only GW2). so now i have 24 Chars (min 2 of a class).every time i needed to try something new was buying new charslot. Thats how i did it.

    now we know why GW2 is still alive ;)

  • Kovac.4372Kovac.4372 Member ✭✭

    @sorudo.9054 said:

    @Kreony.6240 said:
    I was told no to delete my char because of birthdays from GW1.(playing only GW2). so now i have 24 Chars (min 2 of a class).every time i needed to try something new was buying new charslot. Thats how i did it.

    now we know why GW2 is still alive ;)

    Spending cash so we don't have to xD

    I have 4 headstart characters ... it would've been 5 but I deleted one :\ .... I figured 4 max-year b-day gifts isn't that much worse than 5

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sad cause it’s so long until I’ll get it

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  • @ProtoGunner.4953 said:
    Exactly no: be cause I get lots of rewards be cause I deliberately created like 5-6 characters at the prerelease event back in 2012. I get a lot of stuff then :wink:

    You know, I did the exact same thing. I created a character for each slot I had the first night of the early access...and on my first birthday, all those characters ages showed they were all created one day apart from each other, 1 character a day for 5 days. I thought that was odd and submitted a ticket, but I just got back something about creating a bug report in game as close as possible to where the bug occurred. Since I couldn't understand where exactly I was supposed to go in game to make a bug report for multiple character creations on the same night that now show they were each made a day apart, I just gave up and accepted it will always be screwed up.

    So now, I get 1 gift a day for 5 days on those characters. It is what it is I guess.

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