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Celebration Hat I want this hat

I want this hat
But I missed it.
I really like this hat.

Can I release this hat again?

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

    I'd give you mine if I could. I have two for some reason (most likely I was excited and it was free so why not), one still as town clothes and one in the wardrobe and I never use it on any of my characters because it doesn't suit them.

    It seems unlikely it will come back, partially because it was a free give-away during the headstart period and the first week so it was seemingly intended to show you were there right at the start, but also because I very rarely see anyone ask for it so it doesn't seem like there's much demand for it. But you never know with Anet. It's possible they could decide to make it available again somehow.

    Of course the other problem is how they decide to make it available. It might end up being more trouble than it's worth.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • mtpelion.4562mtpelion.4562 Member ✭✭✭

    A few hundred laurels or perhaps an AP chest reward would be the least troublesome way to reintroduce it.
    But due to the nature of what it represents, it is one of the few (perhaps only) items that I am OK with being unobtainable.

  • I'm torn.
    I really do prefer that a very tiny list of items should be exclusive to commemorate special occasions, the ol' "you really had to be there" sort of souvenir. I like in other games (including GW1 before GW2 was announced) that I could identify certain veterans based on what they were wearing, even though I'd never have been able to obtain the same skins.

    On the other hand, if not handled well, it creates resentment and frustration on the part of newer players. Over time, ANet's evolved their idea of exclusivity somewhat, especially using birthday rewards: anyone who plays long enough gets access to the same skins, but you do have to play long enough. (Or at least, have played once, long ago enough.)

    This item was offered for free in the Gem Store from August 25 to September 12 as part of the celebration of the launch of Guild Wars 2.

    This particular item really does mark a special occasion. And I feel that reintroducing it would devalue the reward given to the millions of folks that started the game then.


    A fair compromise could be to offer a similar style of ball cap with a different design.

    "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

  • They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

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  • @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    I think the Dragon Tee was originally offered only at meet & greets, but then became available via the Dragon Tea contest (see what they did there?).
    It fits ANet's pattern: they release something exclusive to place & time and then later decide that they don't think it's fair. (Although of course, the people making the two decisions are never the same.)

    So it won't surprise me when (not if) the Celebration Hat is made available somehow; I just prefer that they don't do it.

    "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

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    I think the Dragon Tee was originally offered only at meet & greets, but then became available via the Dragon Tea contest (see what they did there?).
    It fits ANet's pattern: they release something exclusive to place & time and then later decide that they don't think it's fair. (Although of course, the people making the two decisions are never the same.)

    So it won't surprise me when (not if) the Celebration Hat is made available somehow; I just prefer that they don't do it.

    Yah. As I remember it, at game conventions before launch and someone had to travel there and get one of the few tickets with a code that they were handing out at the booth. It could be considered even more exclusive than the Celebration Hat since far fewer had one and they had to make a real effort to get one at that time.

    If it weren’t for that I’d say keep the Hat exclusive for launch but imo the horse is out of the barn for exclusive gw2 items.

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  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭

    Eh, I'm sure it will be re-released. I'll admit, part of me is bitter about the releasing of the dragon T-Shirt outfits with bubble tea contest a while back since I got mine from a dev signing at a GameStop when the game first came out and it felt like a special thing. However, it's not that big of a deal and I know a lot of people appreciated the chance to get it.

    Since hat items remove your character's hair, I've rarely found a situation where I really liked using the hat, but it is a pretty cool item, nonetheless.

  • I am sorry but you HAT your chance. :P

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

    I agree with them reissuing the hat ... BUT. With a different logo on it! That specific design was billed as a thank you for playing at launch.

    To this day I'm surprised they didn't reissue the baseball cap design with each expansion for those playing at expansion launches (preferably regardless of them owning said expansion, just needing a log in during the first week), with the relevant logos affixed. That still wouldn't have helped late adapters, but would have remained in the spirit of the item and opened it up to a lot more people.

    I'd also be fine with a set of gem store baseball caps with expansion logos, there's no reason people should be denied that hat shape. But much as I don't care about being an exclusive skin owner in general, I do feel that certain skins and outfits created to commemorate occasions need to stay locked to those occasions. So the dragon head logo should not become generally available, though if they came up with a way to gift duplicate account bound skins to fellow players, I'd take joy in handing out my four extra hats to good homes.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I'm torn.
    I really do prefer that a very tiny list of items should be exclusive to commemorate special occasions, the ol' "you really had to be there" sort of souvenir. I like in other games (including GW1 before GW2 was announced) that I could identify certain veterans based on what they were wearing, even though I'd never have been able to obtain the same skins.

    On the other hand, if not handled well, it creates resentment and frustration on the part of newer players. Over time, ANet's evolved their idea of exclusivity somewhat, especially using birthday rewards: anyone who plays long enough gets access to the same skins, but you do have to play long enough. (Or at least, have played once, long ago enough.)

    This item was offered for free in the Gem Store from August 25 to September 12 as part of the celebration of the launch of Guild Wars 2.

    This particular item really does mark a special occasion. And I feel that reintroducing it would devalue the reward given to the millions of folks that started the game then.


    A fair compromise could be to offer a similar style of ball cap with a different design.

    I could accept that argument if there was some form of achievement tied to it. For instance, that insanely cool back piece skin you get at 39,000 achievement points. If ANET in the future allowed you to buy that skin with statuettes or something, I could well imagine the anger of those who earned that skin by accumulating the necessary AP. But in your example, the achievement was simply "they were there"...

    I like how they handled the Hall of Monument items. Long time GW1 players were rewarded with exclusive items, and people who just bought GW2 today, if they so choose, can go buy GW1 and earn those same items.

    There are several items that were only obtainable in S1 content that ANET now makes available for purchase from various NPCs, so the idea of items that "you had to be there to get" becoming available to players who weren't already has a precedent.

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

    Yes and no, Turkeyspit. Commemorative items are meant to, well, commemorate. The cap was a thank you for being there for launch. As Illconceived notes and I have also said, another nearly identical cap would be fine. I'm also fine with the re-release of the Dragon T shirt, though thanks to all the bad marketing and app failure surrounding it I did not get it myself -- that wasn't a thank you to players originally, that was a limited promo for people that could physically get to a specific convention and then manage the RNG. Not everyone playing at the time could get it.

    The cap, though, that was "hey, you helped us have a great launch, thanks!" Much like the Royal Guard Outfit that was "you paid for the game before there was a free version, thanks!" So an identically shaped cap with an alternate logo would do the same thing that people want -- give them a baseball cap for making armor fashions -- without giving them false thanks for something they didn't do.

    It's just qualitatively different from the LS1 stuff. It makes sense to bring all that back, because that was more a window of opportunity thing than a commemoration and it's not fair to freeze out newer players from full creative expression in character design. But when you say "I am making a special thing to mark this occasion" then it really needs to stay as a special marker. Repeating, as I can't drive this point home hard enough -- I am not against people having baseball caps, or heavy armor looking outfits. I am against them having the specific ones designed as specific thank-yous.

  • Everything that @Donari.5237 said and I'll add... I'm not against people getting access to this very cap. But I would prefer that ANet handle it differently. Since ANet themselves chose to create a souvenir for "I was there," then I don't like them choosing later to offer it for something else. I'm also consistent about this: I started GW1 long after EotN launched, so I wasn't around for what I considered to be the best (by far) of the memorial festival caps. And I was sad to see them offered later to anyone. (John Stumme had very good reasons for changing the acquisition methods; I just didn't agree.)

    In the end, of all the things ANet decides, this is one of the least important to me. Except for the principle.

    "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

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I would love to see this again too, plus that dragon t-shirt outfit in another promo. both of these should still be rare, like free for one day randomly out of the year or something.

    HARRY! DIDYA PUT YER NAME IN DA GOBLET OF FIYAH?!

  • So take the thing that was given out for 2 weeks at the launch of the game, and give it to everyone 6 1/2 years later. Yeah, I can't imagine why that would annoy the loyal fan base that has stuck with the game all this time. /s

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭

    The Celebration Hat was for that 1 purpose.....Celebrating the release of GW2. I for 1 hope its never released again and stays exclusive. As Legion stated you "HAT your chance" and I say "you HAT to be there". Hopefully ANET will leave it alone.

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

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They could have simply updated the hat to have the current logo and re-released it every expansion / season. It would have been such a trivial thing to pad the rewards with.

  • @Healix.5819 said:
    They could have simply updated the hat to have the current logo and re-released it every expansion / season. It would have been such a trivial thing to pad the rewards with.

    I like this idea a lot. A new cap with each expac. (Possibly with each new Living World.)

    "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

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

    @Calsie.2501 said:
    So take the thing that was given out for 2 weeks at the launch of the game, and give it to everyone 6 1/2 years later. Yeah, I can't imagine why that would annoy the loyal fan base that has stuck with the game all this time. /s

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I certainly didn't stick with this game for 6 and a 1/2 years because they gave me a free hat in the first week. The important thing about the headstart period for me is the memories I have of playing the game when it was all new to everyone (both good and bad - people spamming chat with WTS and WTB because they hadn't gotten used to using the trading post, or it wasn't working, wasn't exactly fun but it seems so strange now it's fun to remember it happened) and actually getting to play through every incarnation of the game so far.

    Sure the hat can be used to prove I was there, but I can't imagine any reason I'd want to prove that to anyone. If they choose not to believe it that's not my problem.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2019

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

  • Illconceived Was Na.9781Illconceived Was Na.9781 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2019

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

    I agree.
    The outfit was never available to anyone, only to a fraction of players. In contrast, the celebration hat was available to everyone logging in during the launch period.

    edited per @Raknar.4735's comment below

    "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

  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

    I agree.
    The outfit was never available to anyone, only to a tiny fraction who could be someplace in real time. In contrast, the celebration hat was available to everyone logging in during the launch period.

    I actually won the shirt through a online community event from a fansite during release, so i didn't have to be someplace in real time. I wasn't bothered when they re-released them through the tea-event and i wouldn't really care if they do something similiar with the cap.

  • @Raknar.4735 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

    I agree.
    The outfit was never available to anyone, only to a tiny fraction who could be someplace in real time. In contrast, the celebration hat was available to everyone logging in during the launch period.

    I actually won the shirt through a online community event from a fansite during release, so i didn't have to be someplace in real time. I wasn't bothered when they re-released them through the tea-event and i wouldn't really care if they do something similiar with the cap.

    Ah, good to know. I'll edit accordingly.
    (Doesn't invalidate the point that it was originally only available to a subset of people.)

    "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

  • I have the hat, i like it and I use it on my main. Imho this nice item should be available for everyone. This is my opinion but is not why i posted today. I want to share with you guys a little story : Yesterday somebody started a conversation in /s chat about my Celebration Hat and how my Asura looks like a little scared boy. Other players got involved, I played along making my asura bigger, greener, was fun. At some moment i said that i never bought a glider or an outfit because i'm cheap(which is true lol), second after i've say it a mail come from Anet with a pair of Wintersday Earmuffs attached and a message : please don't be cheap. The email got himself deleted once i take the item, so i don't have a screenshot. Yesterday my Celebration Hat made my day.

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

    @Cobra.6509 said:
    At some moment i said that i never bought a glider or an outfit because i'm cheap(which is true lol), second after i've say it a mail come from Anet with a pair of Wintersday Earmuffs attached and a message : please don't be cheap.

    That's hysterical! Some GM with a great sense of humor. :+1:

  • Leablo.2651Leablo.2651 Member ✭✭✭

    I've noticed that nobody actually wears the hat. I think it's too bad that an underused skin is being jealously guarded by those who just want to have something exclusive. I think it would be fairer (to the hat) if everyone who currently has it is given an exclusive title (might I suggest the oft-repeated mantra "I was there"). Then the hat can be made obtainable again, and used by people who actually like it for what it is. Those who want to show that they were in the game at launch will also have an easier time displaying that fact, without having to compromise on their looks.

  • I still don't have the hat or the shirt even if I started few weeks after launch since it just disappeared from gem store when I started playing. And then I did my best effort to join Dragon Tee contest from day 1 and spam that kitten but it was so bugged here in EU that I didn't get the outfit even tho most of other people did. I just got spam in my email. Hated that poor way to get the skin.

    I actually liked idea of exclusive skins back in the day but all other skins from the past are available now so it does not matter to me anymore.
    How about Royal Guard Outfit? It was supposed to be reward for accounts created before August 29, 2015 (the group who paid more for the game) and it's still available on wardrobe unlock. You are sure these skins are not in there?

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

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    I've noticed that nobody actually wears the hat. I think it's too bad that an underused skin is being jealously guarded by those who just want to have something exclusive. I think it would be fairer (to the hat) if everyone who currently has it is given an exclusive title (might I suggest the oft-repeated mantra "I was there"). Then the hat can be made obtainable again, and used by people who actually like it for what it is. Those who want to show that they were in the game at launch will also have an easier time displaying that fact, without having to compromise on their looks.

    Problem is that just shifts the problem to a different type of item and a different group of players. Just like some people collect skins and others want this one because it would suit their character there are some people who collect titles and would want to use this title.

    It would be better to just make the hat available again.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

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  • titje.2745titje.2745 Member ✭✭✭

    i want the title, hero of lions arch, but when the event was there it was boring (only killing mobs all day long) and i didnt understand the game. it was to difficult for me compared to other mmo i already played. so i left again. at release i played till warrior was lvl 80 but it was not easy to build all things up in this new mmo. i missed so many nice things like the title. yes i have the hat but for female char its not nice because hair get removed. but because this game has no subs and graphics are nice i wanted to play it and like it and in 2016 i started playing serious. and i still play. bad that i haven't completed the event in 2014 or something. but a title is no gemstore item so i wont ask the team :) (and sorry if i am offtopic) i thought this is also an exclusive thing so i didnt made a new topic :)

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

    Gaile told the OP to ask for it formally in the Gemstore request thread, so it appears that they don’t consider it exclusive to veterans.

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  • Mil.3562Mil.3562 Member ✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    They might as well release it. They re-released that Dragon Tee Shirt to that was originally only available at launch. Might as well let everyone have the cap as well.

    The dragon emblem outfit was not a release celebration thing everyone could obtain at the time. It was only obtainable by people who went to a certain convention in the U.S. You couldn't expect everyone from around the world to fly to the U.S. only to get that item code (besides, it was a surprise gift anyway). So, re-releasing that was okay IMO, because a ton of people didn't have the chance to get it, even when they had pre-ordered the game.

    The baseball cap, on the other hand, was not bound to some RL event that 99.99% of the playerbase was not able to attend, but to the time you started playing the game. Therefore, it is different when you keep something like that exclusive to veterans.

    Gaile told the OP to ask for it formally in the Gemstore request thread, so it appears that they don’t consider it exclusive to veterans.

    Nothing is more exclusive than more money for ANet. Are we talking about the cap that makes you bald when you wear it? I never like it. The Dragon-Tee is pretty though.

  • Tiny Doom.4380Tiny Doom.4380 Member ✭✭✭

    @Leablo.2651 said:
    I've noticed that nobody actually wears the hat. I think it's too bad that an underused skin is being jealously guarded by those who just want to have something exclusive. I think it would be fairer (to the hat) if everyone who currently has it is given an exclusive title (might I suggest the oft-repeated mantra "I was there"). Then the hat can be made obtainable again, and used by people who actually like it for what it is. Those who want to show that they were in the game at launch will also have an easier time displaying that fact, without having to compromise on their looks.

    I was there at launch but I never claimed the hat. I thought then, as I think now, that it was utterly inappropriate for the game-setting. My objection to re-releasing it would be based on that, not on any idea of exclusivity.

  • Zorth.6841Zorth.6841 Member
    edited February 9, 2019

    @Tiny Doom.4380 said:
    I was there at launch but I never claimed the hat.

    I also started at launch. However forgot to take that ''quality'' hat from the gemstore, because I was focusing too much on getting mini-Rytlock back that I accidenly lost and character progress.

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

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    Gaile told the OP to ask for it formally in the Gemstore request thread, so it appears that they don’t consider it exclusive to veterans.

    Gaile isn't a dev, and she said that the thread would be called to their attention. That doesn't mean the request will be considered.

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    Gaile told the OP to ask for it formally in the Gemstore request thread, so it appears that they don’t consider it exclusive to veterans.

    Gaile isn't a dev, and she said that the thread would be called to their attention. That doesn't mean the request will be considered.

    True, but she is an long term ANet employee, well familiar with their policies and philosophy. It struck me as interesting that after reading the arguments in this thread for keeping it only for vets, she felt it was reasonable to say ‘post it for consideration.’ If it was truly not a possibility then she wouldn’t have suggested it. In fact, she went out of her way to post on this thread to suggest asking for it on the gemstore thread. She could have said ‘no, it won’t be available’ or not posted at all.

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  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

    it was a gift that celebrated the launch of the game, it should never become available again

  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭

    @Malediktus.9250 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

    it was a gift that celebrated the launch of the game, it should never become available again

    Gating items like that, even after 6 years, is a bad idea. Let people that want to use those items get them.

  • Crab Fear.1624Crab Fear.1624 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There are reasons other than not knowing about GW2 where current players would not have been able to participate in the celebration launch festival to get the hat.

    • Not old enough or allowed to play the game for some period of time. ( this would not be by choice, maybe parents)
    • Military members who bought the game pre-order online at a MWR but could not log in because in a combat deployment.
    • They were in a coma
    • They came from the future but the date they expected to arrive was a mistake a just a few days too late.

    I am sure there are others, and I think cases like these deserve a chance at the hat. Unfortunately, everyone and there mother's wife's sister's cousin's uncle-in-law will want a chance at the hat too because they also have a "valid" excuse.

    It might make the peeps who have them but never wear them feel they lose their exclusive shiney.

    So, perhaps a compromise is the solution. Just give the "everybody" group a chance to buy a blank baseball cap skin from the gem store.

    While you are at it make a baseball skin for the swords, and put barbwire around it. (wink)

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  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019

    @Raknar.4735 said:

    @Malediktus.9250 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

    it was a gift that celebrated the launch of the game, it should never become available again

    Gating items like that, even after 6 years, is a bad idea. Let people that want to use those items get them.

    Not really a bad idea if there are thousands of skins to chose from. there is no reason to not have some special skins if there is such a wide selection of skins in the game. It is not even a great looking skin, just a memento for the release of the game, since it removes your hairs

  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019

    @Malediktus.9250 said:

    @Raknar.4735 said:

    @Malediktus.9250 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

    it was a gift that celebrated the launch of the game, it should never become available again

    Gating items like that, even after 6 years, is a bad idea. Let people that want to use those items get them.

    Not really a bad idea if there are thousands of skins to chose from. there is no reason to not have some special skins if there is such a wide selection of skins in the game. It is not even a great looking skin, just a memento for the release of the game, since it removes your hairs

    I would agree with you, if there would be similiar skins, like another cap that is available, essentialy a reskin.
    The wide variety of skins in the game is pointless if you are just after a certain type of gear-skin. It may be a memento of the release of the game, yet i barely see it around, because, like you said, it removes hair/horns etc..

    If i see someone wearing the skin i don't really think to myself "Wow, he's been here from the beginning." or "I have that too! I remember where i got that, good times!" I just check his character out to see if it fits his appearance.
    I do understand that you want to keep it exclusive, as a memento of the past, and I also wouldn't mind if Arenanet would just create a reskin with another pattern for the thread-owner, if that makes him happy.

    I'm just against "losing" skins to time-related content the same way we lost the story for LS-season 1, the Frost-and-Fire dungeon that is just a fractal of its past, the whole nightmare tower, the marionette fight and the battle on the breachmaker. That's why I'm happy they atleast brought back the skins from that season through the festival vendor. After all, Guild Wars 2's horizontal progression has a lot to do with skins.

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019

    @Malediktus.9250 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I suggest that you add your request to this official Gem Store Item Request thread. I'm calling it to the attention of the team today, so it's a good day to add ideas!

    it was a gift that celebrated the launch of the game, it should never become available again

    Thumbs way up Malediktus!!!! It was the LAUNCH of the game reward.....not the 6 1/2 years later game.......Leave it as is. And for those that were around then simply send a ticket to Anet and they will replace it. I lost mine somewhere during wardrobe change along with the polly/polla doll and both were replaced.

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

  • The reason why I think the hat should remain exclusive, but the T-shirt shouldn't, is that the hat was something that anyone in the world could get. The original T-shirt was something that was originally offered to people that had the ability to go to a certain physical location at a set time. It was too regional. If, like the hat, any of us, anywhere, could have reasonably gotten to it, then I'd have said to keep that exclusive as well.

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 11, 2019

    Even though lots of people were there from the launch and on, not that many people got it.
    The gem store wasn’t an advertised big thing at the time yet, it was just ‘there’.
    So with no inclination to look for the free hat, many people just didn’t hear about it until weeks, months, or even years later.
    So, with that in mind, i am in favor of adding it an npc for a short while, for people whose acounts are sufficiently old enough

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I'm torn.
    I really do prefer that a very tiny list of items should be exclusive to commemorate special occasions, the ol' "you really had to be there" sort of souvenir. I like in other games (including GW1 before GW2 was announced) that I could identify certain veterans based on what they were wearing, even though I'd never have been able to obtain the same skins.

    And what for the people who actually were there?
    Its not like the hat was advertised on the front page.
    Surprisingly, a lot of people only found out afterwards

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Tasida.4085Tasida.4085 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I'm torn.
    I really do prefer that a very tiny list of items should be exclusive to commemorate special occasions, the ol' "you really had to be there" sort of souvenir. I like in other games (including GW1 before GW2 was announced) that I could identify certain veterans based on what they were wearing, even though I'd never have been able to obtain the same skins.

    And what for the people who actually were there?
    Its not like the hat was advertised on the front page.
    Surprisingly, a lot of people only found out afterwards

    If you were there send in a ticket to ANET.......They are quick to respond and they check your account etc. They replaced mine when it was lost in wardrobe change. Doesn't hurt to request. GL

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

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tasida.4085 said:

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I'm torn.
    I really do prefer that a very tiny list of items should be exclusive to commemorate special occasions, the ol' "you really had to be there" sort of souvenir. I like in other games (including GW1 before GW2 was announced) that I could identify certain veterans based on what they were wearing, even though I'd never have been able to obtain the same skins.

    And what for the people who actually were there?
    Its not like the hat was advertised on the front page.
    Surprisingly, a lot of people only found out afterwards

    If you were there send in a ticket to ANET.......They are quick to respond and they check your account etc. They replaced mine when it was lost in wardrobe change. Doesn't hurt to request. GL

    Not a bad suggestion, I'll give it a try

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    ..jormag? Who's that?

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