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On 6/28/2021 at 12:25 PM, ugrakarma.9416 said:

also a check if theres cultural armor being used.

 

aside cultural armor/personal history i cant remember any more game mechanics tied to race.

 

or even more simplier: just reset personal history. most ppl want race change don't bother with history,.

Personal story begins in the character creation screens.  If you're going to erase personal story to change race, it would be far easier and less expensive to to create a new character and use a Lvl 80 boost.

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Seriously. We need to get race change as an option in the gem store.   I’m constantly creating new alts because I get tired of races looks and animations. So I’ve got multiples of all the cl

No. We don't. You do (well, you almost certainly don't actually need it, but let's not get into the differences between "need" and "want").     Yes, you did miss something crucial her

Changing your gender, looks or your name is different than changing a race. It's all about personal quests which is different from race to race with 3 different routes and some other details.   

1 hour ago, kharmin.7683 said:

Feel free to use the forums search feature.  Those of us who have been around here for a while remember the point being made.  I'm sure that you can find it.

 

Oh, I've seen those both through searches and having read through them as the threads hit the forum. And, sadly, I see them as excuses rather than evidence of anything. You do know that most - if not all - mmo (and other game genres) devs claim at some point that "spaghetti" code is at fault, or the people who wrote the code are long gone, or it "Will break the game!!!!" ... And then comes along an update saying something like "In this update we're implementing a long asked-for feature ...". Oh, and feel free to use google search; I'm sure you can find some reading material.

 

I get Anet doesn't want to do it, but BREAK THE GAME? Give me a break.

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4 hours ago, Duglaive.5236 said:

 

Oh, I've seen those both through searches and having read through them as the threads hit the forum. And, sadly, I see them as excuses rather than evidence of anything. You do know that most - if not all - mmo (and other game genres) devs claim at some point that "spaghetti" code is at fault, or the people who wrote the code are long gone, or it "Will break the game!!!!" ... And then comes along an update saying something like "In this update we're implementing a long asked-for feature ...". Oh, and feel free to use google search; I'm sure you can find some reading material.

 

I get Anet doesn't want to do it, but BREAK THE GAME? Give me a break.

Then continue on in ignorance, calling the devs liars without proof, screaming into the void over a feature you'll never get to have.  Mean while I'm going to move on.

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, The Greyhawk.9107 said:

Then continue on in ignorance, calling the devs liars without proof, screaming into the void over a feature you'll never get to have.  Mean while I'm going to move on.

 

 

 

 

Lol, wow! I never even stated I wanted this feature. No, the only reason I even posted the first time was due to your, *ahem*, screaming at another poster. With, I'll add, no proof of your own.

 

Oh, and be sure to tell all those pesky kids to stay off your lawn 😠

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It doesn’t help that sometimes people confuse their own arguments against a thing as something that came from the devs. Then the thing gets added, and the perception is that the devs did a 180, and possibly weren’t being truthful.

Then, when the devs say something isn’t possible, people don’t believe based on fictitious past experience.

UPDATE: Okay, I get convoluted sometimes. So to try and clear this up:

Witness the amount of "but mounts!" responses people use even in response to things where ANet has given us a definitive "No". They never said "no mounts", so they never did a 180 on it, they just eventually added it. But somehow all the forum arguments about how mounts weren't appropriate for GW2 gets fuzzed into the idea that ANet was against it, then wasn't.

That means people can hold out hope that something they've been clear about will change, even though it's not the same thing.

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I'd like a race change option, personally. I think it was dismissed a while back simply because of the problem with how Anet would go about working it around the storyline. I think the most obvious fix would be to just reset the storyline. Sure, it would mean players being able to get the black lion key again at all the various storyline intervals (I think it's levels 10, 40 and 60, in the storyline from memory?), but considering how many gems it would cost to reset the character's race and storyline, and the work involved in doing the storyline all over again, I can't see how that would be a problem.

 

I'm sure there'd be people who would argue that there's no need for a race change and that you could simply just delete your character, however one important thing to note is the AGE of the character, which gives birthday gifts every year, and while deleting a character and starting over is an easy option, it's nice to keep the age of a character simply for the extra goodies with an older aged character.

 

I'd also like to see a price reduction in the name change contracts, because I think for 800 gems, it's ridiculous. It should be 200-400 gems IMO. Even a name change contract once per account per year after, say, a character reaches 8 years old, would be nice too. That way players get a name change contract once per year after a character reaches 8 years old. It wouldn't be PER character, it would be ONCE per ACCOUNT per year, after 8 years old.

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On 1/28/2022 at 9:41 PM, Blockhead Magee.3092 said:

I hope the devs don't waste development time on this.  Based on how complicated they implied a change like this would be, I'd rather their efforts be put somewhere else. 

Indeed but I hope effort is not put in making achievement walls and gatings like they did in PoF...

But we still hope for a better change between factions,with Asura tech everything is possible

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On 1/28/2022 at 12:26 PM, Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

If one were around, way back when the Devs tried changing the Personal Story, and experienced all the bugs that caused, one would have the proof sought.  (The Devs had to change it back.)

And this changing stuff back and forth resulted in at least some people ending up with broken/stalled story progression even after everything was put back.

That was indeed a very good lesson in how easy it is to break stuff when tinkering with story content. I'd definitely not want to see a repeat of that.

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It wouldn't bother me if race change was introduced in that it doesn't effect me if somebody else uses it to change their character's race. But I can't see myself ever using it. I'd buy a new character slot and make a character of the race I want.

A new character slot is 700 gems, a name change is 800. And if I was wanting to change my character's race I'd probably want to change their name as well. A name that sounds good for one race might be out of place on another. So that would be 800+ the cost of a race change.

Then there would be the personal story. Would people repeat it after a race change or would it change and just be marked as done?

Though I'll admit I may have bias in finding race change unnecessary when you can buy a new character slot. I play a lot of WvW so I have tomes and testimonies I could use to get a new character to 80 and unlock a full elite spec.  I do understand if you don't play WvW,  race changing and keeping all the experience and hero points may be preferable to leveling a new character and rediscovering the hero points.

 

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