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Posted by: Kreaven.3172

Kreaven.3172

Looking for an update on the trading post. I first noticed it was down around 1:30. Some one said it was back up at one point but it is down again. Any chance we can get an update. I have been waiting all day to buy/sell some stuff >.>. Well ok most of the day.

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Posted by: Zaron.1687

Zaron.1687

Same for me. Just waiting on some kind of update.

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Posted by: Merrunz.4730

Merrunz.4730

Same, I want to know if my exotic sold lol. Surprised the Gem Store is down too.

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Posted by: Prinny.4653

Prinny.4653

The Trading Post is a major part of the game, they need to keep us updated on it’s status. An in-game notice “Down for Maintenance” isn’t considered keeping us informed as to what the problem is or when it’s going to be back up.

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Posted by: Masterpyro.4310

Masterpyro.4310

The reason it is down is because of the gem store I believe. I heard gem to gold ratio’s changed significantly or something. I assume the whole BLTC goes offline when something like that goes wrong.

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Posted by: Zaron.1687

Zaron.1687

Why does it take 3 hours to update a gold to gem ratio??

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Posted by: Masterpyro.4310

Masterpyro.4310

Because there was a reason it happened. Someone may have found an exploit and changed it, so thats a pretty huge ordeal finding a fix to an exploit. Or maybe just a huge flux of buys/sells from one side of the exchange that they didnt expect, then they have to have a meeting with all relevant people to decide how it should be fixed, and then get the programmers to fix it, then test it before making it live again to us.

It’s not just as simple as entering xgems = ygold and commit that change to the live environment

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Posted by: Zaron.1687

Zaron.1687

So it has nothing to so with the gold to gem ration then as you stated?

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Posted by: Masterpyro.4310

Masterpyro.4310

I said I heard thats what it was, so I’m not sure. But the amount of time a fix takes depends on whether its something simple thats not a huge deal, or something that a team of developers and management need to have a meeting about, make the change and then test appropriately before throwing it out to the rest of us.

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Posted by: Kreaven.3172

Kreaven.3172

Because there was a reason it happened. Someone may have found an exploit and changed it, so thats a pretty huge ordeal finding a fix to an exploit. Or maybe just a huge flux of buys/sells from one side of the exchange that they didnt expect, then they have to have a meeting with all relevant people to decide how it should be fixed, and then get the programmers to fix it, then test it before making it live again to us.

It’s not just as simple as entering xgems = ygold and commit that change to the live environment

I don’t need it to be simple or complicated. Well I guess I don’t NEED anything, but what I want… and others want is some sort of status update. If there was an exploit. Then tell us. If there is a bug then tell us. An update is an update regardless of how complicated it is.

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Posted by: Masterpyro.4310

Masterpyro.4310

You will rarely ever get information like that from a private company. Posting that would be admitting to a defect in their product and could effect sales. I agree that I would like such information, but I doubt its coming. We’re lucky we even get a change log.

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Posted by: Zaron.1687

Zaron.1687

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

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Posted by: Kreaven.3172

Kreaven.3172

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

Not to contradict you Zaron but this is a new game. All new games have issues. And let me tell you SWTOR had its fair share of them. There market place was a JOKE until not long ago. They also had there fair share of bugs.

I do not intend to belittle any of the devs or techs currently working on issues with this game. If something isn’t working I know they will try to fix it ASAP. I was just asking for an update.

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Posted by: Prinny.4653

Prinny.4653

Well…The Gem store part of the TP is up, the part for players to buy and sell from other players is still down.

Regardless of what the problem is or was, they still need to take the 30 seconds to do some type of status update.

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Posted by: Tyler Cole

Tyler Cole

Programmer

Next

We’ve been posting updates to Twitter. The most recent one is here:

https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/248655708713795584

From the front lines, I can tell you we’re working really hard to try to crack this nut, but some problems just take time.

Our apologies for the unexpected downtime. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

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Posted by: Prinny.4653

Prinny.4653

Some of us don’t use Facebook or Twitter for various reasons, for me, it’s security concerns because I don’t fully trust those sites. Since this is the official forums, updates should be posted here.

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Posted by: Busko.7408

Busko.7408

Totally agree a AAA game not use there official forum for updates is just bad practice.

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Posted by: Uzi.5364

Uzi.5364

Agreed on not using Twitter.
I find the practice of companies using that as a means of communications for important
updates highly annoying.
Forums exist for that. Subsections with system update info is the proper place. Twitter should only be used if for some reason the forum system crashes not as a replacement for proper informational updates on forums.

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Posted by: Illiander.8049

Illiander.8049

There is this wonderful “News and Announcements” section at the top of the OFFICIAL FORUM. You also have your own bunnying website.

Why would you think using facebook or twitter, both of whom have serious security concerns, for official status updates is a good idea?

This was infuriating during the betas, and it’s plain unprofessional now.

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Posted by: Koroze.1947

Koroze.1947

The game is buggy as hell and now on top of that the trading post has been down all day (other than some small sessions of glitchy uptime) …. seriously the trading post is a vital part of playing for most of us, stop stuffing it up!! leave the crap version that kinda works up while you do your testing on OMG a test server!?!? This should still be in beta, there are so many basic things you’ve messed up or just have no clue about (which in 2012 I didn’t think was possible).

Congratulations on lowering the bar for quality of game on release ArenaNet.

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Posted by: Kumu Honua.2751

Kumu Honua.2751

You have an official forum, an official wiki, an official game patcher complete with news, and I am almost certain you have the ability for in game broadcasting.

Why in the 9 hells do you insist on using Facebook and Twitter where part of your userbase will never see such information.

Stop being 12 year old kids texting. 1st stop on the information should be directly to your forums. If you feel you must be “Trendy” and utilize facebook/twitter. Do that after an official post is made in a responsible location.

I play Guildwars. Not Facetwitterwars.

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Posted by: noir.6392

noir.6392

Even though I use Twitter to check o updates, I agree this should not be happening. I mean..I have ~3 tabs open just to be sure I get the correct state of the game update. There’s an Announcements box on the first page of the forums. What’s that for?
I don’t bash the devs/community managers, the forums have been up until recently so they had to resort to other means. But now that they are up, please, use them for your updates ANet.

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Posted by: Acharyn.4738

Acharyn.4738

We’ve been posting updates to Twitter. The most recent one is here:

https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/248655708713795584

Very bad answer. This is Guild Wars 2/ArenaNet. But you post on a different forum.
Not only a bad answer but bad business. We don’t all use Twitter.

We are your customers. You people have our money. We are literally investing our gaming money and time in you. ArenaNet needs to tell it’s investors what is going on. Bad news or good.

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Posted by: Kreaven.3172

Kreaven.3172

OKAY OKAY guys lol. We asked for an update. We got one. Don’t turn this into a troll thread. The issue of them using facebook/twitter are debatable. But this is not the thread for that. And Koroze… If they took TP down there was a reason for it. They are a company which as I recall likes to make money. TP makes them money, well the gem portion. So if they had a workable version I think they would use.

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Posted by: Crimsony.2514

Crimsony.2514

I just thought I should say I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with how the trading post information has been presented today, and I don’t like it when threads get so negative.

I mean come-on, it’s harder to get unscheduled information in super official visible places on short notice, and it’s not exactly big enough for the launcher.

And the “Down for Maintenance” screen in the game already tells you basically everything you need to know.

Not to mention I’m sure some of them worked / are working on it throughout the night instead of going home and sleeping, eating delicious pizza, or watching Adventure Time, which they didn’t have to do.

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Posted by: Acharyn.4738

Acharyn.4738

Here comes the PR cleaning crew. Or just users who don’t know bad practices when they see it.
Kreaven and Crimsony, you need to stop and think about what they’re doing and what they could be doing.

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Posted by: Nate.3927

Nate.3927

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

isn’t that more because nobody wanted to use it? since it was really really bad? SWTOR did not have this very specific problem true, but it had a lot of other problems unique to it.

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Posted by: Dieallknow.1387

Dieallknow.1387

just fix the dam trader then the rest of the game and be done

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Posted by: Lumiere.4609

Lumiere.4609

Acharyn, Clearly you have never been a software developer. I have written enough code and debugged enough customer code to know that when you have 100k+ lines of code (and I would be willing to bet that the TP and Gem Store are 5-10k lines of code alone… without libraries.)

Good luck finding well hidden bugs in that many lines of code. If you want, we can go looking at wordpress or drupal about it. Honestly, the people being somewhat supportive are actually thinking about it, because they look at more then just the ‘it broke scream’ level of it.

Also, The GW2 launch is so much smoother at most levels then a lot of blizzard releases… has everyone forgotten Diablo III? How about the initial release of WoW where Blizzard couldn’t even keep the game ONLINE much less bug free.

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Posted by: Acharyn.4738

Acharyn.4738

Lumiere, did you even read my post. It’s about the unprofessional acts of ANet, not the programming. They have a forum and should announce here, now on Twitter.
I would also like to tell you that you know and will know nothing about my programming career.

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Posted by: MOITAPCHOI.9075

MOITAPCHOI.9075

Tyler Cole,

Let me just say that we are just as frustrated as you and your fellow dev right now. I know you are probably salary and at most will get comp days unless Areanet has dev staffed 24/7, which I doubt.

The community thanks you for all of the hours you and your development team has devoted to resolving this issue.

I hope someone bought donuts or pizza.

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Posted by: Kraven.4936

Kraven.4936

So guild wars 2 is using this twatter thingy? O.o I honestly think that news and updates should be on the Guild Wars 2 website and not on some social media.

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Posted by: raype.6179

raype.6179

Ugh. It’s hard to play with my inventory full of stuff I want to sell.
Anyways is there a good reason for it being down for almost 24(?) hours besides “maintenance”?

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Posted by: Prinny.4653

Prinny.4653

I just thought I should say I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with how the trading post information has been presented today, and I don’t like it when threads get so negative.

I mean come-on, it’s harder to get unscheduled information in super official visible places on short notice, and it’s not exactly big enough for the launcher.

And the “Down for Maintenance” screen in the game already tells you basically everything you need to know.

Not to mention I’m sure some of them worked / are working on it throughout the night instead of going home and sleeping, eating delicious pizza, or watching Adventure Time, which they didn’t have to do.

This isn’t direct at just you, but a few others also.

1. It shouldn’t take over 12 hours to get an update on it, unscheduled or not.
2. The Down for Maintenance screen doesn’t say anything about when to expect it up or why it went down to start with.
3. I purchased the $149 version of this game, and like many others, I expect to get what I paid for, this includes announcements and updates on the official forums.
4. They did get the part of the TP up that makes them money. Nothing else though.
5. If there was only a problem with the Gem system, then the player’s part should have been up at the same time they got the Gem system.
6. There is no excuse for not using the official forums for posting of information first, and there is no excuse for having to force customers to use another site to get information for this game.

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Posted by: MOITAPCHOI.9075

MOITAPCHOI.9075

I just thought I should say I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with how the trading post information has been presented today, and I don’t like it when threads get so negative.

I mean come-on, it’s harder to get unscheduled information in super official visible places on short notice, and it’s not exactly big enough for the launcher.

And the “Down for Maintenance” screen in the game already tells you basically everything you need to know.

Not to mention I’m sure some of them worked / are working on it throughout the night instead of going home and sleeping, eating delicious pizza, or watching Adventure Time, which they didn’t have to do.

This isn’t direct at just you, but a few others also.

1. It shouldn’t take over 12 hours to get an update on it, unscheduled or not.
2. The Down for Maintenance screen doesn’t say anything about when to expect it up or why it went down to start with.
3. I purchased the $149 version of this game, and like many others, I expect to get what I paid for, this includes announcements and updates on the official forums.
4. They did get the part of the TP up that makes them money. Nothing else though.
5. If there was only a problem with the Gem system, then the player’s part should have been up at the same time they got the Gem system.
6. There is no excuse for not using the official forums for posting of information first, and there is no excuse for having to force customers to use another site to get information for this game.

1. It shouldn’t take over 12 hours to get an update on it, unscheduled or not.
-I am sure they have no ETA as these things never usually do.
3. I purchased the $149 version of this game, and like many others, I expect to get what I paid for, this includes announcements and updates on the official forums.
-No one forced your hand to buy the $149.00 version. You would have been just as good buying the cheapest. This is a new game and with that you will have bugs and issues as usual.
4. They did get the part of the TP up that makes them money. Nothing else though.
-This was down for quite sometime before the issues even started with the TP. The issue with the TP I assume to be a separate issue since it started lagging really bad before it crashed.

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Posted by: Mickey.4207

Mickey.4207

Lumiere your point is? you think an average customer cares? you think when people are unhappy with a product they care for all the complexities behind it?

Also WOW was 8 years ago..stop using that excuse.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

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Posted by: Jaglavak.5806

Jaglavak.5806

While I agree that updates should be posted in the official forum, it doesn’t requires you to have a FB or Twitter account to access the information on Facebook and Twitter . There are good information to get from there during downtime, maintenance and other issues. I see no reason to be afraid to make a link to the GW2 Twitter account and check that whenever there is a issue.

http://twitter.com/GuildWars2

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Posted by: Kumu Honua.2751

Kumu Honua.2751

How hard would said link be to post to the official forums. You know, where people would normally check for official news…

Heck, they were posting “Updates” that linked directly to the wiki too. That would be acceptable. Don’t just throw crap on the twitterverse and expect people to know that is the place to look today.

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Posted by: Tron.2189

Tron.2189

Because more people probably use FB and Twitter than the official forums.

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Posted by: Madness.5810

Madness.5810

We’ve been posting updates to Twitter. The most recent one is here:

https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/248655708713795584

From the front lines, I can tell you we’re working really hard to try to crack this nut, but some problems just take time.

Our apologies for the unexpected downtime. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

I am sry but I need to ask this for me and others around me, Are we kinda forced going onto Twitter? since we dont like twitter we always look on the official forums here but almost no updates here

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Posted by: bwillb.2165

bwillb.2165

We’ve been posting updates to Twitter. The most recent one is here:

https://twitter.com/GuildWars2/status/248655708713795584

From the front lines, I can tell you we’re working really hard to try to crack this nut, but some problems just take time.

Our apologies for the unexpected downtime. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

Why was it taken down in the first place? What prompted the nut needing to be cracked?

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Posted by: Vaerah.4907

Vaerah.4907

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

isn’t that more because nobody wanted to use it? since it was really really bad? SWTOR did not have this very specific problem true, but it had a lot of other problems unique to it.

Warhammer Online had their auction house daily crash for several months before they made it functional. It was 2 orders of magnitudes simpler to code than this one.

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Posted by: Vaerah.4907

Vaerah.4907

Ugh. It’s hard to play with my inventory full of stuff I want to sell.
Anyways is there a good reason for it being down for almost 24(?) hours besides “maintenance”?

There’s at least 1 obvious exploit being heavily hammered right now (no I won’t say which it is because it’s really BAD to do on a forum).
Games like GW2 or EvE Online rely on their economy not being devastated by those exploits because they immediately turn into massive gems / PLEX damage and that damage directly maps on real money damage for the company.
This is why they bring the TP down at the first sign of something suspicious going on, they really lose money if they don’t.

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Posted by: Blackwolfe.5649

Blackwolfe.5649

Problem is that this i so much more than just the trading post. Also last I checked all of the bltc was down, not just the trading post. Although to add, a twitter feed on the front page would be nice.

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Posted by: Ronin.8095

Ronin.8095

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

isn’t that more because nobody wanted to use it? since it was really really bad? SWTOR did not have this very specific problem true, but it had a lot of other problems unique to it.

Warhammer Online had their auction house daily crash for several months before they made it functional. It was 2 orders of magnitudes simpler to code than this one.

Oh did they? Well that makes everything OK then!

Saying “x” has done “y” as some form of defence isn’t going to wash.

“These planes used to crash a lot more frequently, so if the one we’re flying on now crashes, it’s OK and you’ll understand why.”

It was down for all my playtime yesterday. It is down when I log in now.

It’s an integral part of the game. I’ll just dump/vendor all the gear/mats/items I have shall I?

I’ll just stay out of pocket with faulty orders on the TP shall I?

It’s not acceptable.

If you want to be in a unofficial beta phase for several months then don’t bother on charging us for this content. It is not worth the money I paid. Not even slightly.

This is F2P standard at best right now.

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Posted by: Ronin.8095

Ronin.8095

Ugh. It’s hard to play with my inventory full of stuff I want to sell.
Anyways is there a good reason for it being down for almost 24(?) hours besides “maintenance”?

There’s at least 1 obvious exploit being heavily hammered right now (no I won’t say which it is because it’s really BAD to do on a forum).
Games like GW2 or EvE Online rely on their economy not being devastated by those exploits because they immediately turn into massive gems / PLEX damage and that damage directly maps on real money damage for the company.
This is why they bring the TP down at the first sign of something suspicious going on, they really lose money if they don’t.

So how much are your ANet & CCP salaries exactly? You obviously work for them.

Tell us when the BLTC is going to be back up instead of waxing lyrical about how they’re hemorrhaging money right now. (Yeah right!)

Or, stop wildly speculating. Conjecture just confuses people and leads to misinformation.

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Posted by: Maxster.4521

Maxster.4521

Acharyn, Clearly you have never been a software developer. I have written enough code and debugged enough customer code to know that when you have 100k+ lines of code (and I would be willing to bet that the TP and Gem Store are 5-10k lines of code alone… without libraries.)

You don’t debug third party libraries… Mostly XD
While i’d prefer more details on status of TP, and estimated time to fix – I don’t expect that to be repaired immediately. I just hope, that with time, there’ll be less and shorter such periods.
Maybe that’s because of the size of TP.

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Posted by: Mickey.4207

Mickey.4207

These issues don’t seem to happen with other games. I beta tested and played SWTOR and never had the kind of problems i have had with this game. 6 years of development and this is what we get……

isn’t that more because nobody wanted to use it? since it was really really bad? SWTOR did not have this very specific problem true, but it had a lot of other problems unique to it.

Warhammer Online had their auction house daily crash for several months before they made it functional. It was 2 orders of magnitudes simpler to code than this one.

There we go again…it happened in X game so it is all right if it happens in GW2 too.
I am not saying that stuff doesn’t break in MMOS but these excuses are lame.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

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Posted by: Meteo.5936

Meteo.5936

Ugh, this is exactly the point in time I stopped playing Diablo. Whenkittenparts of the auction house went down for weeks. It’s beyond annoying to be unable to buy what you need or sell what you find. Also I know when the TP comes back online prices are going to crash from everyone selling.

When we don’t get any info all I can do is picture the devs taking down and working on the TP for an hour, then going to sleep / going home for 16 hours. UGH

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Posted by: Masterpyro.4310

Masterpyro.4310

Ugh. It’s hard to play with my inventory full of stuff I want to sell.
Anyways is there a good reason for it being down for almost 24(?) hours besides “maintenance”?

There’s at least 1 obvious exploit being heavily hammered right now (no I won’t say which it is because it’s really BAD to do on a forum).
Games like GW2 or EvE Online rely on their economy not being devastated by those exploits because they immediately turn into massive gems / PLEX damage and that damage directly maps on real money damage for the company.
This is why they bring the TP down at the first sign of something suspicious going on, they really lose money if they don’t.

So how much are your ANet & CCP salaries exactly? You obviously work for them.

Tell us when the BLTC is going to be back up instead of waxing lyrical about how they’re hemorrhaging money right now. (Yeah right!)

Or, stop wildly speculating. Conjecture just confuses people and leads to misinformation.

Not at all an employee type response lol

And Yeah, right. ANet spent ALL of the money from pre-sales on finishing the game and now they really need gem shop money to keep going.