why is guild wars 2 adding the gear treadmill?

#11ilovemuddingPosted 11/12/2012 9:15:59 AM
I'm a bit baffled by this move also. It goes against the original design philosophy.

Many of the mystic forge exotics are already difficult to obtain. If these Ascended gear are even better than exotics, then how do they fit in?

Are they going to be even harder to obtain than the mystic forge exotics? What would be the point of getting the mystic forge exotics now, instead of just buying something from the TP, and grinding for Ascended gear.
#12george43Posted 11/12/2012 9:16:45 AM
juzzieb posted...
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It's a new tier, and what is that called?

Treadmill.



It's not a new tier in gear grind terms.

It's a new category of gear.

The new acesnded gear is to exotics as exotics are to masterwork.


Nothing will ever top acsended gear most likely.
#13Xeno_PredatorPosted 11/12/2012 9:32:08 AM
Where do you guys go to read about all these news?
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#14Xeeh_BitzPosted 11/12/2012 9:38:08 AM
george43 posted...
juzzieb posted...
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It's a new tier, and what is that called?

Treadmill.



It's not a new tier in gear grind terms.

It's a new category of gear.

The new acesnded gear is to exotics as exotics are to masterwork.


Nothing will ever top acsended gear most likely.


Really, it's still a treadmill, better gear.
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#15george43Posted 11/12/2012 9:43:05 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
george43 posted...
juzzieb posted...
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It's a new tier, and what is that called?

Treadmill.



It's not a new tier in gear grind terms.

It's a new category of gear.

The new acesnded gear is to exotics as exotics are to masterwork.


Nothing will ever top acsended gear most likely.


Really, it's still a treadmill, better gear.




http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Infusion


Infusion existed in GW1 and ascended armor sounds exactly like this.


So lol @ you.
#16SecureGamerPosted 11/12/2012 9:48:25 AM
What? You mean the full exotic set I got from grinding 4 hours of Citadel of Flame is now worthless? Nooooooooooooooo!
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#17NoGaRdKniGhtPosted 11/12/2012 10:01:42 AM
Depends on how it's done. I didn't have any issues with getting exotic statted gear because of how many different methods I had available to me to get them with the stat combination I wanted, and from there, I just grabbed whatever aesthetic piece I wanted to transmute over it.
#18FencingDudeXPosted 11/12/2012 10:02:13 AM
LOLSAUCE at these poor scrubs, "OMG treadmill, this game is bad now, and anyone who says otherwise is a drone or fan-boy."

Please, do us a favor and go fall down a well.

For those of you trying to use the gaming definition of "treadmill" please for the love of gaming realize what you are saying. Do you need to run the same instances over and over to get better and better gear just to do the next highest set of dungeons?

No

Well fancy that....its not a gear treadmill.

GG
#19NicoGrimmPosted 11/12/2012 10:11:00 AM
"This game has too few armor sets! Nothing to do!"
"WHY ARE THEY ADDING ANOTHER ARMOR SET?!"

Oh my gawd, make up your minds!
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#20ShinnAsuka20Posted 11/12/2012 10:29:32 AM
From: NicoGrimm | #019
"This game has too few armor sets! Nothing to do!"
"WHY ARE THEY ADDING ANOTHER ARMOR SET?!"

Oh my gawd, make up your minds!

It's not that they are adding more armor, it's they are adding a new tier that's better than exotics. Especially when they touted the skin only aspect of gear. I personally don't care too much.
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