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Does anyone know if the Mini Raven and the Ferocious Cat Ears are coming to the gemstore this Halloween? I of course would love charr to have actual ear choices that look like a genuine set of large fluffy feline ears atop their head (or have this helm look more realistic instead of a headband), but since that's not the case, I've been pining for these to return! May not be noticeable when dyed shadow abyss on my black charr... crossing fingers

There are other things I've missed too. Like the White Feather Wings backpack/glider. Would LOVE this for my angelic healing ele. Thought it'd appear last christmas...but santa never made it lol!

All in all, I really wish all items ever sold on gemstore could stay there. I understand "Limited Time Sale" is a tactic that scares us to rush and buy whatever it is right away because it may never come back or require an unfathomable long wait until its next release. Or maybe it's so that the store feels like there's always something "new" or "different" up on the virtual shelves. Either way, you could still keep it lively and refreshed by keeping everything available but constantly changing up the sales. Then it is up to our choice whether to wait for the sale or buy it full price.

Also, RNG is a big problem. I know this has been discussed countless times, but gamble just isn't healthy. We care about Anet and want to support, but we expect to be cared about too and not be taken advantage of. Again, obviously it's our choice, but sometimes being able to design something the way we want makes us do crazy things, even if we cannot afford it. I think Black Lion Tickets should be purchasable directly. Not through means of chance. If it is guaranteed that I will get 10 tickets if I pay X amount, then I'd save up and eventually buy it so I can go to the merchants and exchange my fairly-paid-for-tickets for the skins I desire. Artists deserve that much, at least.

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As far as I remember the Raven mini has never been sold on the gem store individually, only as part of the 3-pack of birds along with the snowy owl and hawk. That doesn't mean it won't be sold on it's own, just that it's unlikely. It's also never been marketed as a Halloween item (I think the birds were part of the 'spring minis' series) so it's unlikely to be released now.

The cat ears on the other hand I'm fully expecting to see back at some point. When they've got a long festival like this they tend to space out gem store releases, and I suspect they know the cat ears will be popular so they're holding them back. This serves 2 purposes:1) It keeps people watching the gem store2) While people are buying other stuff the gold > gems conversion rate is going up, making it more expensive to use gold on gem store items and people are using up gems they have saved. This means when highly desirable items come out people are more likely to spend real money on gems to get them.

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@Danikat.8537 said:As far as I remember the Raven mini has never been sold on the gem store individually, only as part of the 3-pack of birds along with the snowy owl and hawk. That doesn't mean it won't be sold on it's own, just that it's unlikely. It's also never been marketed as a Halloween item (I think the birds were part of the 'spring minis' series) so it's unlikely to be released now.

The cat ears on the other hand I'm fully expecting to see back at some point. When they've got a long festival like this they tend to space out gem store releases, and I suspect they know the cat ears will be popular so they're holding them back. This serves 2 purposes:1) It keeps people watching the gem store2) While people are buying other stuff the gold > gems conversion rate is going up, making it more expensive to use gold on gem store items and people are using up gems they have saved. This means when highly desirable items come out people are more likely to spend real money on gems to get them.

Ahhh okay, thank you!! :o :3 I will keep a look out for that coming springtime! <3

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