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Posted by: Jonny Hood.1786

Jonny Hood.1786

The Support say we will get no Vine-Covered Crate and they have no clue if Blooms come back so please Gaile ask this for us

Some Player still waiting for a answer to this topic

SRY for my poor English ;)

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Posted by: Agemnon.4608

Agemnon.4608

Maybe we’re all better off pretending this event never happened.

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Posted by: Donari.5237

Donari.5237

Well, I’d like to know about future blooms … or at least a promise of a heads up for when the vendor vanishes. I had completely forgotten I still have blooms to spend. 555 of them, oy. So I can get the horns or the two toxic skins, plus a few smaller things, but feel no urgency since I’d like to know about future uses before I make the decision and none of them are things I wanted that much when they first appeared. I would be sore aggrieved did they remove the vendor without a reminder to spend our blooms.

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Posted by: Randulf.7614

Randulf.7614

Would be nice to know if blooms will be returning. I haven’t got many left so I’ll prob just delete them if we don’t hear today since it’s been nearly a week and a half waiting for the answer Gaile asked the team for.

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Posted by: gdanks.3674

gdanks.3674

I know I shouldn’t be surprised that I didn’t get a response, but I did PM Gaile in game the other day with the simple question of whether blooms would return to the game at some point (politely I might add).

This is something that she did say she would ask about. At this point she should have an answer. This was a terribly handled event in just about every aspect. I want it to go away just as badly as a great majority of the player base.

We are only asking so we can decide to spend our blooms or link them in game alongside our ‘Infinite Continue Coin’ and say “Never Forget!”.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

Btw fun fact:

Gaile said by herself(!) she will ask for us the devs.

Its not the scenario that we (player) here arguing about the fact that gaile will not ask the devs

make the whole thing even more sad

we dont expect the answer yes it will come back , we only want a answer: yes or no

tomorrow was for 9 days but tomorrow is also before the next tomorrow

I see a couple of valid questions:

  • Will blooms be useful in the future?
  • Will the items currently on offer be returning?

I will ask about those tomorrow — it’s the weekend here in Bellevue — and will answer as soon as I know more. I’m sorry that I cannot give that information today, but I truly do not know the answers to those two questions.

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

Maybe Gaile can’t answer because the Devs haven’t decided whether they or going to use the Blossoms later. Or they think they will but would rather not say since they might change their mind.

I wouldn’t be waiting for an answer on this.

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

Maybe Gaile can’t answer because the Devs haven’t decided whether they or going to use the Blossoms later. Or they think they will but would rather not say since they might change their mind.

I wouldn’t be waiting for an answer on this.

and if this is the fact/true…

its just another fail of anets pr then

one more time…

kick the can down the road and shhhhhhh

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Posted by: gdanks.3674

gdanks.3674

I wouldn’t be waiting for an answer on this.

Sorry, I’m gonna keep holding my breath.

I need 20 more blooms to get a toxic skin. I worked the entirety of the event window and wasn’t able to grind the events to gather enough. It really is a simple question.

I realize they don’t owe us anything, but any response from a developer would be appreciated. Why should we settle for silence?

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

I wouldn’t be waiting for an answer on this.

Sorry, I’m gonna keep holding my breath.

I need 20 more blooms to get a toxic skin. I worked the entirety of the event window and wasn’t able to grind the events to gather enough. It really is a simple question.

I realize they don’t owe us anything, but any response from a developer would be appreciated. Why should we settle for silence?

Why should you settle for silence? If that’s all that’s handed you then that’s what you’ll need to settle for. I have zero expectation they will answer. If they were going to do so they would have done it by now.

#toomuchexperiencewithanetsnonanswerstohavehope

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

and as i said this is just bad behaviour:

if anet/gaile had never said: "ok guys i will check this out for you. " and just said NOTHING all would be fine

but this way without an answer and only great silence its another kick in the pit of the stomach.

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Posted by: Jonny Hood.1786

Jonny Hood.1786

Maybe they have not decided yet if they come back, bud the Blooms would be fit Perfect into the HoT theme! Than would be an answer “We haven’t decided if they come back” honest & nice

SRY for my poor English ;)

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

Maybe they have not decided yet if they come back, bud the Blooms would be fit Perfect into the HoT theme! Than would be an answer “We haven’t decided if they come back” honest & nice

Also the answer “We haven’t decided if they come back” is ok cause it would be an answer

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Posted by: shion.2084

shion.2084

oh +1 still with 205 blooms and wondering if I just dump it all on unidentified dye. I worry that if I don’t make the choice soon they’ll pull the vendor on us.

So short term question… wil vendor stay until a decision is made?
Second Short Term…. are they currently “decding” on an answer?
Long Term… wll there ever be an opportunity to get more blooms and buy the current offerings with them?

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Posted by: Randulf.7614

Randulf.7614

Maybe they have not decided yet if they come back, bud the Blooms would be fit Perfect into the HoT theme! Than would be an answer “We haven’t decided if they come back” honest & nice

Also the answer “We haven’t decided if they come back” is ok cause it would be an answer

Indeed

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

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Posted by: Jonny Hood.1786

Jonny Hood.1786

I´am guessing they will wait in silence until we stop asking … RLY Sad

sarcasm on: The A-Net Communications Chief

Attachments:

SRY for my poor English ;)

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

Would you rather hear a definite maybe? But that really doesn’t change anything other than they don’t know either.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: Xillllix.3485

Xillllix.3485

I don’t understand why you just dont re-release SAB to make the waiting time in October much less painful.

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

Would you rather hear a definite maybe? But that really doesn’t change anything other than they don’t know either.

Yah. I think they would like that.

I don’t have a direct stake in this (no blossoms) but they are asking because she said

I see a couple of valid questions:

  • Will blooms be useful in the future?
  • Will the items currently on offer be returning?

I will ask about those tomorrow — it’s the weekend here in Bellevue — and will answer as soon as I know more. I’m sorry that I cannot give that information today, but I truly do not know the answers to those two questions.

(Snip)

/shrug. She said she would ask tomorrow and return when she knows more. After 11 days people figure she should be able to answer something, even if the answer is that there is no answer and will be no answer. People don’t like being told they will get an answer and then left hanging.

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

Would you rather hear a definite maybe? But that really doesn’t change anything other than they don’t know either.

Yes i really would rather hear a definite maybe instead of the actual beahviour… indeed!

but small talk at kittens thread seems to be more important…

I’m tickled that, over time, many members of our community have adopted “kitten” as a cover-all word, instead of posting The Words That Should Never Be Written™.

The funny thing is when you say it in public: “I’m pretty kittened off about that!” and your friends give you the strangest looks.

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

She sends the questions metaphorically upstairs and she hasn’t heard back or was told wait until Twitchcon is over or the launch because to busy to think about it. In all likelihood the request will get lost in all the noise dealing with pre-release, post-release, first major update, etc. They might not have even had an internal postmortem of that event yet to see if they would offer it again.

And it wouldn’t be unusual that she can only say definitive replies that have been vetted for release. So that leaves her with small talk.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

She sends the questions metaphorically upstairs and she hasn’t heard back or was told wait until Twitchcon is over or the launch because to busy to think about it. In all likelihood the request will get lost in all the noise dealing with pre-release, post-release, first major update, etc. They might not have even had an internal postmortem of that event yet to see if they would offer it again.

And it wouldn’t be unusual that she can only say definitive replies that have been vetted for release. So that leaves her with small talk.

Let’s put it another way.

Let’s say your job is Customer Relations. You get a question from a customer and you tell him that you will ask tomorrow and get back to him when you know more. If 11 days go by and you never contact the customer, even to say there is no answer, should the customer be satisfied with this?

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Jonny Hood.1786

Jonny Hood.1786

/shrug. She said she would ask tomorrow and return when she knows more. After 11 days people figure she should be able to answer something, even if the answer is that there is no answer and will be no answer. People don’t like being told they will get an answer and then left hanging.

100% this

SRY for my poor English ;)

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

Yes but we all know ANet personal can’t say anything unless it’s vetted.

It’s likely she can’t even say she hasn’t heard back. CS/PR is tough if you can only talk specifically about vetted topics.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

Yes but we all know ANet personal can’t say anything unless it’s vetted.

It’s likely she can’t even say she hasn’t heard back. CS/PR is tough if you can only talk specifically about vetted topics.

It must be frustrating for her to work as a Communications Team Lead for a company where the answers are so restricted that she isn’t allowed to answer that there is no answer.

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

Yes but we all know ANet personal can’t say anything unless it’s vetted.

It’s likely she can’t even say she hasn’t heard back. CS/PR is tough if you can only talk specifically about vetted topics.

It must be frustrating for her to work as a Communications Team Lead for a company where the answers are so restricted that she isn’t allowed to answer that there is no answer.

THIS!

and that Gaile is active at forum out now you can e.g. see here

https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/hot/NEW-PETS-1/first#post5527031

Praise Melandru is ok but to say pls be patient we dont forget you guys and care about you seems against anets rules/ missing vetting

awesome custom service.

for the best community ever in an video game also the best service ever in an video game is given to the community here? :/

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

Gaile’s not customer service. She’s “ArenaNet Forum Communications Team Lead”. She can give us official information and she can pass our concerns upstream and otherwise can conduct simple chit chat with us and likely be in charge of the forum mods.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: Just a flesh wound.3589

Just a flesh wound.3589

Gaile’s not customer service. She’s “ArenaNet Forum Communications Team Lead”. She can give us official information and she can pass our concerns upstream and otherwise can conduct simple chit chat with us and likely be in charge of the forum mods.

Yes, it must be frustrating to tell people on the forum right out there where all can read it that you’ll ask and come back with an answer later, and you’re not allowed to even come back and post that there is no answer, even if you are the ArenNet Forum Communications Team Lead.

Be careful what you ask for
ANet may give it to you.

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Posted by: Zaron.1987

Zaron.1987

push

and another weekend is gone…. welcome new week of …..silence

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Posted by: Donari.5237

Donari.5237

I guess I’ll buy stuff with my blooms today just in case they patch out the vendor tomorrow (unless someone has a link to an ANet post that the vendor will be there longer; I know the community keeps saying it’ll be there for “months” but I’ve seen no source).

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Posted by: Daroon.1736

Daroon.1736

Whilst there is no word on whether the blooms will be ever used again, I’m pretty confident that the merchant will be around for a while and if he is taken out, it will be announced beforehand. Given the negativity surrounding the original event and knowing that many players are still holding blooms, removing the merchant and therefore making blooms worthless would be tantamount to winding up the player base and they are not that stupid.

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Posted by: Silmar Alech.4305

Silmar Alech.4305

If there is no answer from Arenanet for a “yes/no” question that long, it means they have neither yes nor no as answer, which means they don’t know at the moment. They have not yet decided, if they should make the blooms a recurring currency or not.

Which means, the blooms were not ultimately designed as onetime currency. If they were, they would simply answer now: “Blooms have no use any more after the vendors disappear”. But they don’t.

So it is possible that they planned them to be the currency of some future event as well.

But if they answer: “keep them”, the players expect that some future event will give blooms, so this would establish come kind of commitment. Imagine the skritt storm if Arenanet yet decides to give that hypothetical future event a different currency and no blooms for reasons that pop up at that time.

It’s not an easy decision, because the event reward system and the vendor was largely frowned upon by the players for many well-founded reasons.

If you (as dev) change the vendor items or prices, you can expect a skritt storm as well, because if you make it cheaper, the players who already spent the blooms are upset. If you make it more expensive, the players who kept their blooms are upset. If you decide to drop the blooms, players are upset who expected to be able to restock their blooms at a future event and buy the items later.

If a future vendor will have different items, the players who already spent the blooms will be upset, because they want the new items. And the players who kept their blooms will also be upset, because they rather wanted the old items. And if you don’t change anything with the items, you have the same situation as with the failed event, which was basically a skritt storm as well.

It’s not easy. Each way is wrong. It’s a lose-lose situation.

So, in the end, I would drop that items if I were Arenanet and make a new currency for future events. It may be expensive in regard to developer time, but the blooms as currency are “burnt” from the player’s side. In anticipation, I acted this way and destroyed my blooms to free up the inventory space and get rid of the bad memory of that event.

But if there is a future event and blooms return, though, I will get new means to get them. If the drop rate and prices are the same as before, I will simply skip that event, so nothing was lost. If the prices are cheaper in that future event, the destroyed blooms will not matter, so nothing is lost either. And If the drop rate is higher, the few destroyed blooms will not matter either – the inflation will level the loss.

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Posted by: slashlizard.1369

slashlizard.1369

Any news on Mordrem Blooms?

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Posted by: Rococo.8347

Rococo.8347

Im irked this Q regarding blooms as future currency and access to the rewards in future events was never answered – the event was a cluster kitten

- especially for people like me who had the sanity to walk away from the event the first 24 hours – PRESUMING a day would be tagged on as that would be the decent thing to do….

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Posted by: Rash.6514

Rash.6514

So, any news on this topic? I am also interested on those skins and I couldn’t participate in the event when it happened.

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

The only news is there’s a vendor that will take any left over blooms in the Durmand Priory and that was months ago.

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mordrem_Researcher_

But like many event currencies, there’s no word if they have any value in the future.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: zenleto.6179

zenleto.6179

I’d love to know what I was doing 4 months ago because I have no memory of anything even remotely resembling this in the game.

Fire up the Hyperbowl ma, we’re going to town!

Would you like some hard cheeze with your sad whine?

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Posted by: Donari.5237

Donari.5237

It was only one weekend and suffered from flaws including the deep encouragement of event tagging and moving on while others did the hard work so you could reap as many blossoms as possible to buy stuff from the NPC. You might be glad to have missed it

(I enjoyed it ok, other than the tagging issue, but mostly because it gave me a character-changing plot point for RP).

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Posted by: Behellagh.1468

Behellagh.1468

I’d love to know what I was doing 4 months ago because I have no memory of anything even remotely resembling this in the game.

It was a flawed event in terms that it unintentionally encourage tag and dash play as players who started and finished the each instances usually ended up with fewer rewards. On top of that the best rewards would require players to play nearly continuously to earn enough event currency.

We are heroes. This is what we do!

RIP City of Heroes

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Posted by: zenleto.6179

zenleto.6179

Thanks Donari and Behellagh. Sounds like crappy thing. I’m now glad I don’t know what its all about.

Fire up the Hyperbowl ma, we’re going to town!

Would you like some hard cheeze with your sad whine?

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Posted by: Rash.6514

Rash.6514

We don’t need the same event back, then. Just more blooms and/or a way to purchase the skins.