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Posted by: Sorolyr.4035

Sorolyr.4035

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/wizard-promo/

So, if you buy the game now you get a wizard hat. Do the people who already own the game get a wizard hat?

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Posted by: mulch.2586

mulch.2586

It’s clear that anyone who buys a new account during this “limited time” will get the promotional item for it. That should hold regardless if you’ve previously purchased it or not.

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Posted by: Xillllix.3485

Xillllix.3485

I think I just bought the game 1 hour before they announced the promo… kitten

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Posted by: Psientist.6437

Psientist.6437

gate kept by space time again
save the kittens

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Posted by: Morrigan.2809

Morrigan.2809

haha my daughter will rock this!
I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy her an account, now just for the new pc..

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Posted by: Melchior.2135

Melchior.2135

I read the title “Wizard Porno”. And then I clicked on the topic anyway. Uh.

So.

Yeah.

Nice looking hat. I sure hope there’s some way to get it for people who already have the game.

Former Guild Wars 2 fan. RIP, ArenaNet’s integrity.

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Posted by: forrae.6708

forrae.6708

thought it meant a real life wizard hat.
that would have been a million times better.

thugged out since cubscouts

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Posted by: Psientist.6437

Psientist.6437

thought it meant a real life wizard hat.
that would have been a million times better.

didn’t want a real wizard hat then
would settle for a hat in a pack later

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Posted by: SteepledHat.1345

SteepledHat.1345

Whoa, is this a combat skin? I must have it. (See guild name in sig….)

“Failure to remain calm is the sign of a weak mind.”

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Posted by: TheUndefined.1720

TheUndefined.1720

I’m interested in this as well. Considering I paid for digital deluxe for full price, and just a few months have gone by with it now being free with purchase… just a little upsetting.

Sure, I should have waited. I did expect the price to drop eventually. I just didn’t expect the price to not only drop this soon, but also an exclusive item bundled with a package I previously purchased.

Oh well, if this is how ANet wants to do business, teaches me as a consumer to be smarter with my $$$ next time. : /

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Posted by: LastDay.3524

LastDay.3524

Looks like the witch hat to me, just renamed.
I got one from Halloween.

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Posted by: TheUndefined.1720

TheUndefined.1720

Looks like the witch hat to me, just renamed.
I got one from Halloween.

The icon looks the same, but I haven’t seen any in game screenshots.

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Posted by: Rhotsbin.8579

Rhotsbin.8579

Put on your robe and wizard hat.

Then grind for ascended.

Ascending gear. Descending game.

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Posted by: Xalugami.2096

Xalugami.2096

Oh wonderful. What a cool looking hat! I’m so glad I bought the Collector’s Edition April 10th in support of ANet, and proceeded to buy many Gems. I can’t wait to wear that in Lion Ar— wait, only for those buying it now?
You mean to tell me because we didn’t wait to buy a product since we were anticipating it and wanted to show how much we wanted it; means we get less stuff than someone who wasn’t buying the product until it got cheaper?
Yikes, I better wait a few months after ANet releases something so I can get cooler stuff at a discounted price.

But seriously, If this is only for those buying it now then that’s hilariously depressing; I will definitely have to reconsider buying things on launch and waiting until they start passing out exclusive items to spite those morons who bought to soon.
So much for trying to get every item, teaches me to be a moron.

Alternatively this will also go to those who already own the fully upgraded game (and poorly displayed), so cool, what a great bonus item!

Definitely looking forward to getting that Hat, or getting tossed aside as the moron I am for buying too soon.

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Posted by: forrae.6708

forrae.6708

i havent seen so much rage over a hat since TF2

thugged out since cubscouts

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Posted by: scabies.3246

scabies.3246

I read the title “Wizard Porno”. And then I clicked on the topic anyway. Uh.

So.

Yeah.

I thought it said Wizard Porno, too…

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Posted by: Turtle Dragon.9241

Turtle Dragon.9241

Someone invite a friend to buy gw2 and get us screenshots of the pwnty hat?

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Posted by: TigerDragon.4037

TigerDragon.4037

Put on your robe and wizard hat.

Then grind for ascended.

HA! I read about this and the first thing I thought of was “I put on my robe and wizard hat.” Glad I’m not the only one

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Posted by: TheUndefined.1720

TheUndefined.1720

Someone invite a friend to buy gw2 and get us screenshots of the pwnty hat?

Lol, I tried to google for an image, but nothing is posted yet. If it’s different than the Halloween hat, I really think this could be an easy fix. Just offer it for free in the Black Lion store for a short period of time.

Of course, if ArenaNet wants to keep this exclusive then yeah, that kind of stinks lol.

Oh well

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Posted by: ZachAttack.3957

ZachAttack.3957

Is there any way we can talk to the game developers and ask them about the hat?

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Posted by: Kymaera Stormweaver.1069

Kymaera Stormweaver.1069

Thought it was a Wizard of the Coast promo thing, was going to be psyched if they brought on some D&D guys to work on gw2.

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Posted by: zippo burntfur.9307

zippo burntfur.9307

Thought it was a Wizard of the Coast promo thing, was going to be psyched if they brought on some D&D guys to work on gw2.

They did already, Jeff Grub. :P

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Posted by: Celestina.2894

Celestina.2894

i havent seen so much rage over a hat since TF2

It is quite adorable really

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Posted by: Exastiken.3725

Exastiken.3725

Yeah, a cash shop option for picking up the hat for free would be nice.

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Posted by: PetricaKerempuh.7958

PetricaKerempuh.7958

do you get upset when you buy a car and next year new model comes out? do you expect your car to get upgraded? don’t be silly people. you bought the game when it was in beta and got 2 BWE’s to play before the launch. should people that bought the game now demand from anet to give them their 2 BWE’s? anet is doing business as it should. they are attracting new players and I’m glad for it.

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Posted by: Zen.2450

Zen.2450

do you get upset when you buy a car and next year new model comes out? do you expect your car to get upgraded? don’t be silly people. you bought the game when it was in beta and got 2 BWE’s to play before the launch. should people that bought the game now demand from anet to give them their 2 BWE’s? anet is doing business as it should. they are attracting new players and I’m glad for it.

Except a car is a physical item with certain expensive requirements to be upgraded. A digital game doesn’t have those problems and is in an entirely different category. Don’t compare apples to oranges.

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Posted by: Azure.8670

Azure.8670

umm I I might upgrade just so I can wear this hat and make a vivi asura… Is there any available picture of this hat in game? I Want to see the skin !

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Posted by: PetricaKerempuh.7958

PetricaKerempuh.7958

do you get upset when you buy a car and next year new model comes out? do you expect your car to get upgraded? don’t be silly people. you bought the game when it was in beta and got 2 BWE’s to play before the launch. should people that bought the game now demand from anet to give them their 2 BWE’s? anet is doing business as it should. they are attracting new players and I’m glad for it.

Except a car is a physical item with certain expensive requirements to be upgraded. A digital game doesn’t have those problems and is in an entirely different category. Don’t compare apples to oranges.

i disagree. you think upgrades in game are inexpensive? do anet employes work for love? but you are misunderstanding me anyway. what im trying to say is that if you bought a product then you got what you paid for already so what exactly is this thread about i will never understand…

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Posted by: gwawer.9805

gwawer.9805

Wait, does that mean every time they have a promo, they have to give existing customers the promo items as well? Why is it that in this game the player base feels so entitled to getting things from arena net?

Personally I think the developers and arena nets representatives are being way too nice in the way they deal with us customers. They are spoiling us, and divide they we’re turning into these greedy entitled little brats.

I’m glad in the recent posts made by Gail that her tone shifted towards a much more frank and in your face attitude. I mean if the player demands are so unreasonable in arena nets should have no hesitation to let the player base know how unreasonable they are being.

I think this being a free to play game really makes it a valuable purchase and at the same time you have to realize that if they gave all these items away then people would have less incentive to buy things from the gem store. Besides game purchases the gem store is the only other source of profit.

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Posted by: AerictheBoss.9172

AerictheBoss.9172

Wait, does that mean every time they have a promo, they have to give existing customers the promo items as well? Why is it that in this game the player base feels so entitled to getting things from arena net?

Personally I think the developers and arena nets representatives are being way too nice in the way they deal with us customers. They are spoiling us, and divide they we’re turning into these greedy entitled little brats.

I’m glad in the recent posts made by Gail that her tone shifted towards a much more frank and in your face attitude. I mean if the player demands are so unreasonable in arena nets should have no hesitation to let the player base know how unreasonable they are being.

I think this being a free to play game really makes it a valuable purchase and at the same time you have to realize that if they gave all these items away then people would have less incentive to buy things from the gem store. Besides game purchases the gem store is the only other source of profit.

I agree there must be a lot of children who play this game or something. I imagine parents think this a wonderful alternative to a wow sub.

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Posted by: Sharkinu.8096

Sharkinu.8096

i havent seen so much rage over a hat since TF2

At least Valve never forgot about old players. They always got the new promos too or got their current item upgraded(to vintage) if they released it again.

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Posted by: Fay.2735

Fay.2735

I have to say I feel that those who already have the digital editions should also receive the promo items. It’s a bit unfair otherwise.

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Posted by: Waffler.1257

Waffler.1257

I’m interested in this as well. Considering I paid for digital deluxe for full price, and just a few months have gone by with it now being free with purchase… just a little upsetting.

Sure, I should have waited. I did expect the price to drop eventually. I just didn’t expect the price to not only drop this soon, but also an exclusive item bundled with a package I previously purchased.

Oh well, if this is how ANet wants to do business, teaches me as a consumer to be smarter with my $$$ next time. : /

Look at it this way. Because you purchased early you were able to get the special GW2 baseball cap, the halloween witch hat, and the halloween devil horns. People who purchase now for the promo will only have a wizard hat. Seems like you made a smart decision to me, unless you value the appearance of wizard hats so much that it is worth more than the 3 other items.

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Posted by: Keiran.1896

Keiran.1896

Wait, we cannot even get it inside the Gem Store? Just put it for like 100 gems, respect your players

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Posted by: Zaith.9132

Zaith.9132

So we, current players, get the game to be #1. To celebrate and thank us for buying and playing their game, ANET makes the hat available to everyone EXCEPT the people who made their prestige possible. What a motherfudging slap in the face.

/me tips transmuted tier-3 crafted hat

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Posted by: AliceKaye.1903

AliceKaye.1903

Can you get it from the digital upgrade in game, does anyone know?

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Posted by: Avengersoul.8256

Avengersoul.8256

So we, current players, get the game to be #1. To celebrate and thank us for buying and playing their game, ANET makes the hat available to everyone EXCEPT the people who made their prestige possible. What a motherfudging slap in the face.

Coming to a black lion chest near you!

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Posted by: Sirge.8934

Sirge.8934

I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

This is like every other game ever. Latecomers get things like DLC and special items thrown in. It drives up sales. You could have waited to buy it, and gotten a better deal. Just like Guild Wars 1 costed about $150 if you bought the game and each expansion as they came out, but now only costs $20. Or how so many other MMOs throw in pets or mounts or whatever if you buy a new copy.

Besides, the hat’ll probably show up on the gem store in a month or so.

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Posted by: Dra Keln.2015

Dra Keln.2015

do you get upset when you buy a car and next year new model comes out? do you expect your car to get upgraded? don’t be silly people. you bought the game when it was in beta and got 2 BWE’s to play before the launch. should people that bought the game now demand from anet to give them their 2 BWE’s? anet is doing business as it should. they are attracting new players and I’m glad for it.

It’s not like a new model coming out after a year. It’s more like 2 months after you buy the shiny new car they say “Alright, buy the car now, and get all the upgrades for free, plus a set of unique rims to say you were cool and bought the car early.” The free upgrades are a promo, the prestige item is a slap in the face to people that put their faith and money into Anet months ago, and is counter-intuitive to the way hats and costumes worked in GW1.

Interestingly enough, this is the first decision they’ve made that’s made me straight up angry, cause there’s no way to do this the “right way,” except giving us the hat.

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Posted by: Rika.9705

Rika.9705

Can you get it from the digital upgrade in game, does anyone know?

I don’t really know it, but according to my feelings and the stuff I already learned about Anet… no.

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Posted by: skullmount.1758

skullmount.1758

So what about us that bought it early/preordered (DDE or CE versions that is)? How do we get the wizard hat?

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Posted by: Shockwave.1230

Shockwave.1230

Is the game actually doing so poorly that ANet feels the need to try and get 60 dollars more dollars by giving away something that’s normally 20 dollars and a hat as well?

I bet the people who paid $20 for the digital deluxe version feel pretty slighted.

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Posted by: Dicemeister.9340

Dicemeister.9340

I felt bad for spending $20 on the digital deluxe version when I realized I could get it with in-game gold, especially in the first couple months when gem to gold ratios were insanely low. Now, I’m just hoping Anet hands out this wizard hat to everyone., and it better not look like the witch hat either.

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Posted by: Malisouris.6045

Malisouris.6045

Well, this is only a marketing idea for Christmas, like every other special out there for the season. I hope it will convince some of my friends to pick up the game. It is really fun

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Posted by: Zaith.9132

Zaith.9132

I’ll be telling my friends to wait till anet offers a free upgrade to collectors edition and a free set of exclusive skinnable obsidian armour for new purchases come boxing day.

/me tips transmuted tier-3 crafted hat

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Posted by: Sharkinu.8096

Sharkinu.8096

I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

This is like every other game ever. Latecomers get things like DLC and special items thrown in. It drives up sales. You could have waited to buy it, and gotten a better deal. Just like Guild Wars 1 costed about $150 if you bought the game and each expansion as they came out, but now only costs $20. Or how so many other MMOs throw in pets or mounts or whatever if you buy a new copy.

Besides, the hat’ll probably show up on the gem store in a month or so.

Is not the special price people are complaining about, we had no problem with the same special deal newcomers got during the Lost Shore weekend. Is the exclusive hat which angered the people. Sure, is just a stupid hat, but making it unobtainable for “early birds” is just stupid. For a collector of exclusive items this is just a nightmare. You can’t get the hat unless youre a newcomer but then you don’ have the previeous things, because they are on a different account.

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Posted by: Shinzan.2908

Shinzan.2908

Just make the deluxe edition free for everyone and give those who bought it already free gems, it’s not fair that loyal customers are getting ripped off like this.

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Posted by: toafarmer.8401

toafarmer.8401

How do the people who already have the digital deluxe edition claim the wizard hat? Or is that only for people who buy the digital deluxe for 20 bucks cheaper than the rest of us?

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Posted by: skullmount.1758

skullmount.1758

Can we get a dev resonse on this? You seem to be alienating us loyal customers that already have DDE/CE edition. Are we going to be getting a chance to get the wizard hat?

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Posted by: TimeBomb.3427

TimeBomb.3427

It’s a limited time promo only for people who buy the game during the promo.