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  Suraknar

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OP  5/07/12 4:20:13 PM#1

Hey all,

I enjoyed the BWE, and the game sold me as soon as I found out how to Join PVP, structured or WvWvW, albeit this may have been one of the rare games where I actually enjoyed PVE too, still I just can;t do it for prolongued times, but I am happy that GW2 is setup the way it is in terms of PvP which is where I will spend the majority of my time come release, doing PVE only for the first few levels and then to relax from battle Fatigue.

Anyways, overall I liked GW2, and looking forward to release, it is different enough as expected.

I just had one remaining question, that maybe someone here knows about, I noticed there was no direct Trade and that we could Trade with other players by sending them email instead or through the AH.

I think this is fine. But did anyone try to send email to another of their own characters? I did and it gave me an error, so I was wondering if this was due to the Beta state of the game or if it was intentional?

I tried several classes, and went through the same steps, but no class actually gets drops for it's class (most of the time) and each class gets drops for other classes, this is a nice trading incentive, still, would be nice if we can send some of this gear to our Alts.

Thanks,

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  Delvie

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5/07/12 10:43:30 PM#2

I personally didn't  try it.  I hope they consider it a bug.

I do know that the bank is shared account wide so there is one means of transferring stuff to alts.

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  UngoHumungo

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5/07/12 10:47:16 PM#3

i think mail is instant if you are near someone, I did notice when I did get mail a lil bird brought it?

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  SoulOfRaziel

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5/07/12 10:48:22 PM#4

I dont know but its a good thing to find out ty

I hope its a bug... but with shared bank it does not really matter to me

  aesperus

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5/07/12 10:51:34 PM#5

Interesting. If that's intended, that's unfortunate.

One work around for right now would be to use the bank storage (found in all main cities and various outpost towns). It's shared between characters I believe.

  gaeanprayer

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5/07/12 10:52:51 PM#6

I didn't actually try that, it sounds odd. I don't know why that would have happened. When you send mail it's almost instant, my friend and I used it to send each other things often. Sounds like a bug, I'm told the bank is account-wide (I never tested it) so I don't think it's an issue of them wanting to restrict the sharing of items with alts on your account.

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  Albred

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5/07/12 10:53:57 PM#7

According to an alpha tester, they don't consider the "not being able to send mail to yourself" a bug.  Which I dislike.

  sberends

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5/07/12 11:06:42 PM#8

I suspect they block sending mail to yourself so that people don't use it as an alternative bank for storing items. Thats the only reason I can think of. But I would like to have a way of transferring $$$ between characters.

  Sixpax

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5/08/12 9:56:41 AM#9

I tried mailing stuff to my other chars and got the "can't send mail to yourself" (or whatever) message.  Sounds like it's intended to me.  The shared bank is less convienent, but at least that gives us a method to pass items between chars.  However, that also means the only storage space you'll be able to use on mule characters is their inventory.

MMO games would be pretty cool if it weren't for the people.

  megera23

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5/08/12 10:03:06 AM#10

You can't send mail to yourself. It's intentional. However, all your characters share a bank, so you can use that to transfer items between characters. There were issues with the mailing system (took too long to process mail due to overload and until your mail has been sent you couldn't send another one to the same or another person), but this is not related to your issues. :)

  Suraknar

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OP  5/08/12 3:58:46 PM#11

I see,

Thank you all for the comments. I actually did not try the bank at all during BWE, I was looking to experience as many different skills as I could so was selling all loot to NPC's for coin in order to buy more weapons to try out with all teh chars.

But it is good to know that the bank is shared, this then should not pose much problem...but as a workaround I ended up sending gear for one char to one of my friends which she then forwarded to my alt..so..it is still possible to use mail as storage if someone wanted with the help of a friend.

Therefore I think the reason to not be able to send to one's self may be different...but since Bank is shared it is not a big practical issue.

Appreciate the info :)

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  Sixpax

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5/09/12 8:30:53 AM#12

Also worth noting is you can use the commerce (auction house) feature anytime, anywhere to buy and sell items rather than having to salvage, vender, or even destory them.  The only thing you can't do is pickup items you buy.  You have to go to an actual NPC for that.

MMO games would be pretty cool if it weren't for the people.

  Nailstorm

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Joined: 4/15/12
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5/09/12 7:21:20 PM#13

The mail system was not instant if you were near someone from what I saw. I was next to my friend, we were partied and i mailed him something. Took 2 hours.I'm assuming because BWE was slammed. But I think we need a real trade ui

 

  atziluth

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5/09/12 7:32:19 PM#14

Working as intended. Shared bank with node travel instantly anywhere removes any need and much of the convenience of trading between characters. Also people would use the mail system to mule items which would tax an already heavily used function of the game. 

You can deposit and withdraw money as well in your shared bank so literally no need for emailing between personal characters. A trade function would be nice, but limiting trade to email and auction makes catching gold sellers a heck of a lot easier. Even though gold selling should not be a huge issue, you know there will be asian grinding houses doing it if it turns even 1 penny profit. 

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