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Has anyone noticed the lack of weapon models in this game? Really, its almost as bad with the armor too. Yet especially with weapons there seems to be an amazing lack of different models.
I have three toons right now at various levels. My highest toon is a level 73 thief. In all that time I think I've probably equipped the same model of dagger at least 120 times. There have been three other models of daggers I have equipped. IN MY ENTIRE TIME PLAYING. Its not just daggers, its all weapons as far as I can tell. Swords, shortbows, pistols, rifles. They all tend to look the same. Often quality such as fine, masterwork, or even rares really doesn't matter. You can more than easily get a rare level 65 dagger that looks exactly the same as the fine dagger you were using at level 8 .
When I look on the tradehouse, regardless of weapon quality I see maybe weapon model A, B, C, D. Except it looks like this:
A A A A A A B A A A C A A A A A D A A A B A A A B A A A A A
This doesn't seem to matter the levels necessarily. Or the quality. Higher quality weapons tend to vary certainly more than the lower quality weapons such as fine weapons, but its still a problem even then. What I would expect it to look like might be...
A A B A D C D E F A B B D G D
Yet it is nothing like that. In WoW back in the day (not that I care anything for WoW), I would actually get surprised if I got a weapon that looked to be the same model of a weapon I had before. It happened. It was just kind of rare, and incredibly rare in comparison to GW2.
In GW2 its ALL through the game. Whats worse is I might see a different model that looks really neat. Like a crossbow for instance. But I dont like the stats. The alternative is model A again. Not to mention these common models are pretty unimaginitave. What is irking me is I know Anet has put at least a decent amount of weapon models in the game. They just haven't spread them out at all. To the extent I've seen blue fine weapons before being sold as extravagant prices only because it looks different. Its not that the weapon is great or anything, its just that it looks different than the 20 or so weapons there that look identical to each other.
Again as a thief I have probably equipped the regular boring old model A dagger at least 120 times being I duel weild them. I got a steam dagger twice so we'll call that model B. And I got a model C once. And a model D once. So in my entire time leveling to 73 I have used three other models of dagger only for a short time, while the rest of the time running with the EXACT same looking daggers I was using when I started. Its baffling to me.
So either Im doing something wrong, although I know I'm not alone, because my best friend who is 80 has complained of the same thing, or Anet needs to seriously spread out the weapon models instead of having the exact same looking weapons throughout the game. I'm not even asking for great variety. I'm just asking for more than next to none.
Otherwise I freaking love GW2. I really do. But this is a weird thing about this game that I just can't ignore despite liking it as much as I do and I have never really seen anything like this in any other mmo Ive tried.