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  Zezda

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Joined: 2/27/09
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9/04/12 9:23:39 AM#61

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

  IceAge

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9/04/12 9:26:51 AM#62
Originally posted by Zezda

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

What's your level and...where or how you manage to make such an .. important gold amount? :P

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  thamighty213

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9/04/12 9:27:38 AM#63

2 x £17 purchases

 

bag slots, 3 dye packs and krytan armour for my ranger sold the remaining 250 gems for cash ,   casual player so would be months before I had it available via in game money by which point gems wont be anywhere near the cheap price they are now.

  Loktofeit

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9/04/12 9:28:01 AM#64
Originally posted by Jyiiga
Originally posted by MMOExposed
Originally posted by Loktofeit
I bought a medium armor skin for my character, however since it is one use only, I don't think I'll be buying another until 80. It looks damn nice, though. :)

I wanted to get the dragon armor, but since its a one time use, I figured it would ne smart to use it when I reach endgame instead of on leveling gear.

After the initial application you can move the skin to another piece with the transmute stones. The stones you can buy or acquire in the game.

I didn't even think of that. Thanks, Jyiiga!

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  thamighty213

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9/04/12 9:36:32 AM#65
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Jyiiga
Originally posted by MMOExposed
Originally posted by Loktofeit
I bought a medium armor skin for my character, however since it is one use only, I don't think I'll be buying another until 80. It looks damn nice, though. :)

I wanted to get the dragon armor, but since its a one time use, I figured it would ne smart to use it when I reach endgame instead of on leveling gear.

After the initial application you can move the skin to another piece with the transmute stones. The stones you can buy or acquire in the game.

I didn't even think of that. Thanks, Jyiiga!

Except its bugged for a great number of people and the button remains greyed out no answer from Arenanet for 7 days now.

  Loktofeit

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9/04/12 9:53:34 AM#66
Originally posted by thamighty213
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Jyiiga
Originally posted by MMOExposed
Originally posted by Loktofeit
I bought a medium armor skin for my character, however since it is one use only, I don't think I'll be buying another until 80. It looks damn nice, though. :)

I wanted to get the dragon armor, but since its a one time use, I figured it would ne smart to use it when I reach endgame instead of on leveling gear.

After the initial application you can move the skin to another piece with the transmute stones. The stones you can buy or acquire in the game.

I didn't even think of that. Thanks, Jyiiga!

Except its bugged for a great number of people and the button remains greyed out no answer from Arenanet for 7 days now.

From what I've seen in chat, the problem is often people not knowing how to use transmutation. The most common issues is that the User made no or partial selection. The user has to manually select the appearance, stats and (if present) bonuses. Once all three are selected and green, the button highlights. It seems the assumption is that it works like other systems and you just put the two items in and hit a button - more options are actually present in GW2.

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  MercAngel

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Joined: 5/06/12
Posts: 204

9/04/12 9:54:15 AM#67
Originally posted by IceAge
Originally posted by Zezda

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

What's your level and...where or how you manage to make such an .. important gold amount? :P

easy just play the market last gem buy i did was 17s for 100 gems that give me a total of 4200 gems i am waiting for gems to get to 40s for 100 so i can sell them giveing me 16g and 80s if i wait for say the price to drop to 17s for 100 gems and the buy them back it give me 9411 gems and if i wait unitl they sell for 40s again i can sell and have over 37g

 

now i have only seen it drop to 17s one time and i have yet to see it get to 40s but you see how it can work

  Lydon

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Joined: 7/20/06
Posts: 2923

9/04/12 10:03:40 AM#68
I haven't spent anything yet, but I do plan on spending at higher levels, or once I require additional slots.

  Zezda

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Joined: 2/27/09
Posts: 707

9/04/12 10:40:05 AM#69
Originally posted by IceAge
Originally posted by Zezda

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

What's your level and...where or how you manage to make such an .. important gold amount? :P

I'm 80. I made it from doing stuff... DE's and what have you.. I've been salvaging pretty much everything as well.

  Opapanax

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Joined: 10/29/11
Posts: 983

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9/04/12 10:42:02 AM#70
Zero dollars and zero cents..

PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  Zeus.CM

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9/04/12 10:46:13 AM#71
So much about P2W doom bringers... The poll says it all. Completely cosmetic, convenient and optional.
  Loktofeit

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9/04/12 11:11:36 AM#72
Originally posted by MercAngel
Originally posted by IceAge
Originally posted by Zezda

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

What's your level and...where or how you manage to make such an .. important gold amount? :P

easy just play the market last gem buy i did was 17s for 100 gems that give me a total of 4200 gems i am waiting for gems to get to 40s for 100 so i can sell them giveing me 16g and 80s if i wait for say the price to drop to 17s for 100 gems and the buy them back it give me 9411 gems and if i wait unitl they sell for 40s again i can sell and have over 37g

now i have only seen it drop to 17s one time and i have yet to see it get to 40s but you see how it can work

It looks like they modeled a good bit of the trading post after EVE Online and PotBS. I really like how they created it.

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  Loktofeit

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9/04/12 11:13:19 AM#73
Looking at the poll, the results are kinda in line with most other F2P games. Slightly better, even.

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  Reizla

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9/04/12 11:13:38 AM#74
No need to buy gems for real money for me. Right now I'm level 35 and have 2 1/2 gold already. Soon I'll get my gems from trade post and buy stuff I 'need' from the cash shop ;)

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  JoeyMMO

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To busy playing GW2 to post much around here... *shrug*

9/04/12 12:03:11 PM#75
Nothing so far and I don't think I will in the near future. If the 3 characters I'm levelling now are fun enough, then I might get extra character slots. And I'll buy at least the first expansion. Times are good for now. 

  Amjoco

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Joined: 9/15/10
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9/04/12 12:06:28 PM#76
Originally posted by MercAngel
Originally posted by IceAge
Originally posted by Zezda

Not spent any real life money on it.

Bought 2 bank tabs and 2 bag slots though with some of my in game currency.

 

(got enough gold atm for 3000 gems)

What's your level and...where or how you manage to make such an .. important gold amount? :P

easy just play the market last gem buy i did was 17s for 100 gems that give me a total of 4200 gems i am waiting for gems to get to 40s for 100 so i can sell them giveing me 16g and 80s if i wait for say the price to drop to 17s for 100 gems and the buy them back it give me 9411 gems and if i wait unitl they sell for 40s again i can sell and have over 37g

 

now i have only seen it drop to 17s one time and i have yet to see it get to 40s but you see how it can work

The Gem stystem is a mini-game itself!

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  TwoThreeFour

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Joined: 3/26/12
Posts: 2149

9/04/12 12:11:31 PM#77
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by TwoThreeFour
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by TwoThreeFour

As I said earlier: Arenanet artificially put a certain amount of gems in the market from start. Once they announce that those gems have been bought, sure, your argument holds, but not until then.

Can you post a link to your source for that? I was unable to find info on that.

Logically, you can deduce it by noting that already from the very start of the Gem-for-Gold system there was a buying price., which means that there was a supply. Do you think players were behind that supply? If so: how was the first buying price set? 

As for a source: the information has been around here in the forum for quite a while about how Arenanet would "kickstart" the gem-for-gold economy through artificial supply. I don't have a direct link at the moment, but when I do I'll update it, given that I have time to find it and post. Perhaps other users remeber where the original source came from?

All gems that players purchased during beta carried over to launch. So if someone bought 2,000 gems during beta, those gems were given back to them when the game was released.  (source)

"until then" is now. Cheers! o7

 

I am temporarily back and did a few minutes digging trying to find at least one official statement that supports the notion of Arenanet providing initial supply of gems.

 

I quote from http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/gamereport/everything_you_wanted_afraid_know_4xOMW7P9b03RSigxUazMXO :

 

William: No pay-to-win is very good to hear. And you said that the players determine the economy to a certain extent. Does that mean that there’s a player-based economy? Does that mean the gem conversion shop prices are gonna be determined by the players? Do you have an initial set price at the gem conversion shop?

Matt: I know, basically, that players can purchase gems and they can place them up for sale and the gold price will fluctuate and a different amount of players buy those gems. So that’s what I meant in terms of a player-controlled market. I don’t know the specifics of the implementation on that so I can’t really comment.

(NOTE: Full answer provided in follow-up email sent after the interview: ArenaNet will set the initial exchange rate for gems to gold when the servers first open for headstart, but after that the rate will fluctuate based on supply and demand of the players using the Currency Exchange. The gems and gold players get from the Currency Exchange are supplied by other players, not ArenaNet. As supply of gems goes up, the price will go down and vice versa. While we do not expect prices to fluctuate wildly, smart traders will be able to get good deals by watching the exchange rate closely and waiting for it to favor gems or gold, whichever they are looking to purchase.)

 

Now the question is: how on Earth do they introduce that "initial exchange rate"? One simple possible answer is: Arenanet provides a  supply of gems and gold at start; the comparison of the supplies dictactes the exchange rates. When a player buys gems, he obtains gems from the gem supply and his gold is transfered to the gold supply and the exchange rates change accordingly; the converse happens when a player buys gold i.e. his gems is transfered to the gem supply while he obtains gold from the gold supply.

 

If you can suggest another method for how they introduce "initial exchange rate" I am all ears. 


  Dakeru

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9/04/12 12:38:40 PM#78

I bought 800 gems to unlock 2 inventory slots which costed me 10€.

Then I exchanged about 3 gold for 1000 gems to unlock the last inventory slot, as well as one bank slot.

The market is new and the gems are cheap. I think it's a good time to buy them now since there's not enough money on the market yet to demand more ingame currency for your cash.

  Yamota

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9/04/12 12:40:27 PM#79
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
  AZHokie54

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9/04/12 12:43:31 PM#80

None.

I might get an additional character slot eventually, but that is doubtful. I don't think I will level more than five toons to 80, but who knows.

 

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