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How much gems do you plan to spend on Halloween?

Zeus.CMZeus.CM ZagrebMember Posts: 1,788

So far 3000 gems spent, and I think that's enough for me for this season.

Bought both full costumes (700 each), primeval skin, 3 halloween minis, bank slot. Half of those gems were bought with ingame gold, the rest for 20$. I don't regret it, those costumes are tons of fun xD

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So, how about you, what are you spending your gems on?

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  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper LondonMember Posts: 2,751 Common
    Costume looks cool. But none for me.

    "Come and have a look at what you could have won."

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,037 Uncommon
    Zero. Paid skins are for suckers. :P
  • XasapisXasapis VolosMember Posts: 5,512 Uncommon

    Is this game made by Anet or Zynga?

     

    If the evolution of mmorpgs is getting suckered into this kind of cash shop frenzy, my days as an mmorpg player are numbered.

  • Zeus.CMZeus.CM ZagrebMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by Xasapis
    Is this game made by Anet or Zynga?   If the evolution of mmorpgs is getting suckered into this kind of cash shop frenzy, my days as an mmorpg player are numbered.

    I dont see problems with seasonal costumes put into cash shop. It's the way to support company. It's better than P2P because it's completely optional and cosmetic. I don't mind paying 20$ once a year or so to get some funny costume.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by Xasapis
    Is this game made by Anet or Zynga?   If the evolution of mmorpgs is getting suckered into this kind of cash shop frenzy, my days as an mmorpg player are numbered.

    most people have a lot of gems not spending a single dime of real money... honestly some people are incredibly spoiled considering this game has no monthly sub

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Zero.
  • lifeordinarylifeordinary AgadirMember Posts: 646
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.
  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLMember Posts: 1,119 Uncommon

    I have spent money on Skins in games before, but very little and only something I thought I would want to wear for a LONNNG TIME. However Seasonal items = not a long time. LOL I dont know if I will still be playing next Halloween.

    EQ2 was the only game I spent Real money on items. I bought A suit of Armor I really liked and a few weapons. I used that armor for almost a year. So that made it worth it.

    In all honesty I could haev just waited and got the Station points from having a PAID account. But you know what. I do work my @$$ off if i want to spend a few $$ here or there on something I enjoy...Then why not?

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIMember Posts: 7,974

    Zero.

    I don't care for spending IRL money for these things.

    Have yet to see a skin I would pay money for.

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,037 Uncommon
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

    if he didn't spend any real money how is that getting suckered in?

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,037 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

    if he didn't spend any real money how is that getting suckered in?

    You're right. He isn't one of the people that got suckered in. I misread his post.

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

    if he didn't spend any real money how is that getting suckered in?

    time=money

  • lifeordinarylifeordinary AgadirMember Posts: 646
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

    I have gems saved a long time ago just through gold that i made in game. I haven't spent t a dime of  real cash.

    [mod edit]

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöMember Posts: 19,281 Rare

    You cant count the bankslots and similar things. Not really related.

    I dont plan to buy anything at all.  I do have enough gems for a character slot though on my account, I will probably buy that sooner or later and that might happen at halloween. So if you count it like that, maybe 800 gems.

    If I see something I really like I might farm some gold, change it for gems and buy it but it is pretty unlikely, I need to farm gold for my thieves assassin armor.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAMember Posts: 2,646
    Originally posted by Zeus.CM
    So far 3000 gems spent, and I think that's enough for me for this season. Bought both full costumes (700 each), primeval skin, 3 halloween minis, bank slot. Half of those gems were bought with ingame gold, the rest for 20$. I don't regret it, those costumes are tons of fun xD image So, how about you, what are you spending your gems on?

    I had gems purchased with gold beforehand, but spent about 3000 also I guess, mostly wasted on keys, but I think the best purchase, for me, was the mini's.

     

    You have to purchase an additional set of minis if you want to craft Chainsaw the Skeleton anyways (green skeleton dual wielding chainsaws).  I like the ghost better, but just personal opinion.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by muffins89
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by lifeordinary
    I had some keys saved up. Spent another 1000 saved up gems but no more. I am not a sucker getting sucked into money grab that is Hallowwen.

    You already got suckered in. It's hilarious that you don't think you're part of it.

    if he didn't spend any real money how is that getting suckered in?

    time=money

    so basically most other MMOs are triple screwing everyone.. they take up a ton of time, have cash shops, and charge a monthly sub

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöMember Posts: 19,281 Rare
    Originally posted by muffins89 time=money

    Only if you would have earned money on it.

    Calling in sick from work to play might indeed be money, but if you earned gold while having a good time playing a fun game you lost nothing.

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARMember Posts: 363
    Originally posted by Zeus.CM
    So far 3000 gems spent, and I think that's enough for me for this season. Bought both full costumes (700 each), primeval skin, 3 halloween minis, bank slot. Half of those gems were bought with ingame gold, the rest for 20$. I don't regret it, those costumes are tons of fun xD  

    oh, I thought this game is "free" or as people like to call it nowadays "buy to play" ?

    How come you handed out 20$ on top of the box price now...?

     

     

    also, this

    Originally posted by Xasapis
    Is this game made by Anet or Zynga? If the evolution of mmorpgs is getting suckered into this kind of cash shop frenzy, my days as an mmorpg player are numbered.
  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by muffins89 time=money

    Only if you would have earned money on it.

    Calling in sick from work to play might indeed be money, but if you earned gold while having a good time playing a fun game you lost nothing.

    guess i should have wrote "your time = their money" 

     

    the more time people spend playing gw2 the less time they are spending in other games.  they are trying to get people to spend more time in their game.  so they can make more money and take money away from the competition.  re-iterating use of the gem store every few months is just icing on the cake.

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvilleMember Posts: 1,426 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by Zeus.CM
    So far 3000 gems spent, and I think that's enough for me for this season. Bought both full costumes (700 each), primeval skin, 3 halloween minis, bank slot. Half of those gems were bought with ingame gold, the rest for 20$. I don't regret it, those costumes are tons of fun xD  

    oh, I thought this game is "free" or as people like to call it nowadays "buy to play" ?

    How come you handed out 20$ on top of the box price now...?

    Because it has a cash shop and he bought something from it. I think that part was pretty obvious.

  • NaeviusNaevius Houston, TXMember Posts: 334 Uncommon
    Some people must go to bars (free!) and then complain when they have to pay for (optional) drinks.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember Posts: 3,430 Uncommon
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Zero. Paid skins are for suckers. :P

    Yep.  I'm so glad I don't care about skins. 

  • AZHokie54AZHokie54 Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 279 Uncommon
    Zero for real money. May use some in game gold for the extra character and bank slots.
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAMember Posts: 4,775 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xasapis
    Is this game made by Anet or Zynga?   If the evolution of mmorpgs is getting suckered into this kind of cash shop frenzy, my days as an mmorpg player are numbered.

    most people have a lot of gems not spending a single dime of real money... honestly some people are incredibly spoiled considering this game has no monthly sub

    This, I had a good bit of gold saved up since I don't have a great deal of in game things I'm interested in speding it on I converted it to gems and have purchased everything I want off the store. Mak King costume, check! Hood, check! Bunch of keys, check! Couple of minis, check! real cash cost = $0

     

    Gotta love that cash grab anet has going on lol. 

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