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Amary
02-04-2015, 07:44 PM
Good evening!

The Marketplace has been updated on the PTS server with the Valentine's Day items.

Added:
- Lonely Isle Dinghy
- Glider Customization: Ruby Wings
- White Romance Table [house item]
- Jumbo Baby Narayana Plushie [house item]
- Valentine's Gift [has a chance of dropping the Glider Customization: Starlit Wings]

- Ruby Valentine Package, a discounted bundle containing 3 of the above items plus the bundle-exclusive Narayana Plushie Pet, which can be summoned to accompany you throughout the world with a series of encouraging emotes!
* Glider Customization: Ruby Wings
* White Romance Table
* Jumbo Baby Narayana Plushie
* BONUS: Narayana Plushie Pet

Removed:
- Service Staff's Gift Box
- Prim Service Uniform

Bunnyleptic
02-04-2015, 07:48 PM
Amary, can you post images on how the gliders and plushie pet's look like please??

Also, are the pet's tradeable? I would like to have the green one if it's available.

Amary
02-04-2015, 08:02 PM
There will be way better screenshots in an upcoming post once the items go to live servers, and someone from our marketing group will probably come talk to me tomorrow, but here's some quick not-fancy screenshots. :) The pets are non-tradable.

Narayana Pet:
http://i.imgur.com/LsNP8vV.png

Ruby Wings glider customization:
http://i.imgur.com/vy9HD4R.png

Starlit Wings glider customization:
http://i.imgur.com/JYwU1Rs.jpg

Bunnyleptic
02-04-2015, 08:08 PM
There will be way better screenshots in an upcoming post once the items go to live servers, and someone from our marketing group will probably come talk to me tomorrow, but here's some quick not-fancy screenshots. :) The pets are non-tradable.

Narayana Pet:
http://i.imgur.com/LsNP8vV.png


Amary a quick question:
There were actually 3 pets see the Link (http://forums.archeagegame.com/showthread.php?154543-Valentines-Day-items-lt-3/page4) (page 4)

I wanted the green one, with green leaves on it's body.

May I ask, why we only got the one you posted and not the other two?

Amary
02-04-2015, 08:11 PM
The next pet in the series (there are actually 3 more, 4 total in this set) will show up after the Valentine's Day items are removed. :)

Bunnyleptic
02-04-2015, 08:12 PM
The next pet in the series (there are actually 3 more, 4 total) will show up after the Valentine's Day items are removed. :)

Oh sweet, cannot wait. I really want that green one but I beg you, please don't put it in a RNG-box :(

Also, when will the Valentine's Day items be removed? I mean how long will they stay?

Unholyness
02-04-2015, 08:14 PM
Are we not getting the costumes in the same link that Bunnyleptic posted? :(

Amary
02-04-2015, 08:15 PM
The costumes are not in this Marketplace update. ;)

Rahvin
02-04-2015, 08:20 PM
TY Amary

/10TYs

Unholyness
02-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Damn ok :(

Bunnyleptic
02-04-2015, 08:31 PM
The costumes are not in this Marketplace update. ;)

How long will the Valentine's Day items stay Amary?

ykeara
02-04-2015, 08:35 PM
I mean thank you trion for doing the non-rng bundle, But my honest issue with rng boxes especially now is after opening ~60 boxes no glider customization, this in itself is not a problem its when you combine it with the fact the average gold value of a box is only like 30 gold now for 150-170g worth of credits, boxes need to be heavily altered in price or what they drop in my opinion.

Edit/Side thought: The dingy is really cool though a bit pricey.

Beast Salphira
02-04-2015, 10:27 PM
The costumes are not in this Marketplace update. ;)

Any rough eta? Soon? 10 years? D:

Fiain
02-04-2015, 10:34 PM
Whats the dingy look like? And please, eta on that dress we saw? (Black, with black wings?)

Myssy
02-05-2015, 02:49 AM
and what about the fluffy command.....they said in the stream last week there will be a command to get those valantines day items....

SilentSagas
02-05-2015, 04:37 AM
I want that freakin starlit customization....

Badkitten
02-05-2015, 05:53 AM
The costumes are not in this Marketplace update. ;)

Just in boxes once again. Can you all please stop with the rng boxes. Just put it in the cash shop and charge like 30/40 dollars for them that way we both get what we want. Ya'll get profits and we actually get the costume.

ManMeetDog1
02-05-2015, 08:45 AM
Why even put this on the PTS if your not giving us credits?

Arialun
02-05-2015, 08:58 AM
Whats the dingy look like? And please, eta on that dress we saw? (Black, with black wings?)

http://i.imgur.com/ZneZtPH.png

Fiain
02-05-2015, 09:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ZneZtPH.png

As a note, Trion, check telescope's spelling in this photo. :)

Careby
02-05-2015, 09:21 AM
As a note, Trion, check telescope's spelling in this photo. :)
Or maybe reconsider whether telescopes is the right word at all. On the Eznan cutter and merchant schooner, the "radar" is called a telescope if you hover over it, but binoculars on the icon to activate it. On the Lutesong junk, it's called the compass. On submarines, sonar. I'm assuming this boat doesn't show up on any of those while the skill is active, and I also assume that it is not otherwise "stealthed" (invisible).

RadiantShocker
02-05-2015, 09:31 AM
For those who cnt dl the PTS cuz we cant xD What r the prices on said valentine package and tht Dinghy?

Stonelotus
02-05-2015, 10:49 AM
For those who cnt dl the PTS cuz we cant xD What r the prices on said valentine package and tht Dinghy?

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/_stonelotus/valentine-prices_zpscf1fb83b.jpg

KiroElmarok
02-05-2015, 11:33 AM
The lonely island boat is something that I've been waiting to see for a while. Looks cool, and that "radar" stealth ability looks awesome! (10s of visibility though)

Veerdin
02-05-2015, 12:50 PM
A "bundle"..? So... A package containing all the items, gaurenteed?

Are you people finally ♥♥♥♥ing done with gamble box ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥?

If so, halle-♥♥♥♥ing-lujah.

Now, just add all the ♥♥♥♥ that was originally gamble-box only to the marketplace.

And leave it there.

That'd be gr8, thnx.

Nevermind, re-read, you're still doing the gamble box ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Well, maybe next time you'll ♥♥♥♥ing get it right. I know it's difficult to resist, but please, Trion, for your own sake, you need to quit this gambling habit. It's killing the game.


I'm serious, I lose more and more motivation to play and, more importantly, pay, with every ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ing peice of ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ gamble box ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ I HATE THEM I HATE THEM SO MUCH

STOP IT

JerryBoyle
02-05-2015, 01:07 PM
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb474/_stonelotus/valentine-prices_zpscf1fb83b.jpg
I approve of this, the more demanded items are outside the rng box. Only the starlight skin which looks amazing is in the rng box.

Veerdin
02-05-2015, 01:10 PM
Only the starlight skin which looks amazing is in the rng box.

This means they still haven't gotten the ♥♥♥♥ing message yet.

I probably won't buy anything from this update unless everything inside that piece of ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ gamble box is available via other means. I don't care what other means, just that it's ♥♥♥♥ing available without me needing to fruitlessly waste money on a dice roll.

Derklez
02-05-2015, 02:05 PM
Now this is a damn good update. At least all the cool stuff (the dinghy, pet, etc.) aren't in the horrid RNG boxes. Good job.

Shantar
02-05-2015, 02:37 PM
Is the purpose of the PTS just to try and get us to buy more credits?

You want us to test new content but seem to want us to pay for it as well. You keep adding marketplace items but never give credits so we can buy and test the items. Is this going to be a permanent feature or are you actually working on some sort of system to allow us to test the marketplace items without paying real cash?

Azrakel
02-05-2015, 04:42 PM
I mean thank you trion for doing the non-rng bundle, But my honest issue with rng boxes especially now is after opening ~60 boxes no glider customization, this in itself is not a problem its when you combine it with the fact the average gold value of a box is only like 30 gold now for 150-170g worth of credits, boxes need to be heavily altered in price or what they drop in my opinion.

Edit/Side thought: The dingy is really cool though a bit pricey.

In marvel hero's (arpg) you can buy rngboxes for rare costumes that comes with a junk item. If you don't get the costume from like 70 RNG boxes or something you can outright buy the costume in the store with the junk items

Myssy
02-05-2015, 06:19 PM
Is the purpose of the PTS just to try and get us to buy more credits?

You want us to test new content but seem to want us to pay for it as well. You keep adding marketplace items but never give credits so we can buy and test the items. Is this going to be a permanent feature or are you actually working on some sort of system to allow us to test the marketplace items without paying real cash?

they said in the last stream there will be an fluffy command to test the new items....but it seems like they forgotten it completly...like last time with the sloth glider...

Veerdin
02-05-2015, 08:58 PM
In marvel hero's (arpg) you can buy rngboxes for rare costumes that comes with a junk item. If you don't get the costume from like 70 RNG boxes or something you can outright buy the costume in the store with the junk items

The Trion marketing department probably looked at this idea, saw the whole "stop at 70 boxes" part, and then hissed and recoiled into the shadows muttering something about "dynamic gameplay" So yeah, I'm pretty sure we won't be getting anything like this, even though we really should.

I'd take this over removing them completely, tbh: "Didn't strike lucky on your first 50 attempts? Each box drops special tokens which you can use to buy the items you want!" It could say. I'd be down with that. If nothing else, it removed the element of chance at least a little bit.

Jaguar
02-05-2015, 09:30 PM
We absolutely hate the super-rare gambling box items, Trion.
This is part of what sunk Guild Wars 2 and why they switched things up in regards to how they were doing things.

Provide the items you keep shoving in these boxes as limited-time direct purchase please.

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Also, the price of the Dingy is too high for what it is. moves 6 speed, can't be boosted, hides from telecopes but not for long enough to actually hide from them. Drop this item to 1850 (10 bucks).

Rmyr
02-06-2015, 03:24 AM
In marvel hero's (arpg) you can buy rngboxes for rare costumes that comes with a junk item. If you don't get the costume from like 70 RNG boxes or something you can outright buy the costume in the store with the junk items

Same with Guild wars 2, You'd get scrapes of a Ticket and once you have 10 you could combine them to use as a token. Even better is the older skins would stay to be purchased just at a higher ticket cost.

Escort
02-06-2015, 03:38 AM
Oh man I just don't get it. "You guys wanted less RNG? Okay! We'll make your boxes BOP, and every item it drops BOP so we can double dip for fusions + rags of spoonlord to transmute! But we didn't actually increase rates!"

Then god only knows if we'll get the swan paddle boat or costumes at this point. I don't know why Trion insists on limiting access to BOP costumes with the box swapping. How about just keep all the boxes up at once, or does that look embarrassing to the outside/new players that you guys have a store filled with BOP RNG boxes to get things players really wanted out of AA?

I'm at a serious breaking point with how this is all being handled.

Peter
02-06-2015, 07:47 AM
We absolutely hate the super-rare gambling box items, Trion.
This is part of what sunk Guild Wars 2 and why they switched things up in regards to how they were doing things.

Provide the items you keep shoving in these boxes as limited-time direct purchase please.

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Also, the price of the Dingy is too high for what it is. moves 6 speed, can't be boosted, hides from telecopes but not for long enough to actually hide from them. Drop this item to 1850 (10 bucks).

There is no need to lower the boat price. It's a cosmetic item. It's not in an RNG box. This is the best market update if only because most of the items aren't in an RNG box.

John Small
02-06-2015, 09:30 AM
There is no need to lower the boat price. It's a cosmetic item. It's not in an RNG box. This is the best market update if only because most of the items aren't in an RNG box. I like how you've convinced yourself that being ripped off is completely fine as long as you prefix your argument with 'but its cosmetic xD'. 30 dollars for a row boat isn't fine. Stop being a spineless coward. These prices are abusive and the rng box system is manipulative. Most companies have realized this and have moved on, but trion is still stuck in the 2000s and has no idea what they are doing. The fact that this is the only fantasy sandbox game on the market is the only reason trion is still in business. Had this been a thempark game, the entire team responsible would have been fired by now since not a single person would be playing this mismanaged train wreck.

SilentSagas
02-06-2015, 09:33 AM
What else is in the RNG box besides a chance for starlit?

Veerdin
02-06-2015, 10:05 AM
What else is in the RNG box besides a chance for starlit?

Pain, misery and potion that reduces fall damage by 3%, probably.

You know, desirable things.

Kosmaniac
02-06-2015, 02:41 PM
Can you give us an update on PTS? And why is it you feel the need to leave it down in between patches? This time it was up for 2 days. Not nearly a a suitable testing time period for anything.

Nightscream452
02-07-2015, 01:18 AM
In marvel hero's (arpg) you can buy rngboxes for rare costumes that comes with a junk item. If you don't get the costume from like 70 RNG boxes or something you can outright buy the costume in the store with the junk items


We absolutely hate the super-rare gambling box items, Trion.
This is part of what sunk Guild Wars 2 and why they switched things up in regards to how they were doing things.

Provide the items you keep shoving in these boxes as limited-time direct purchase please.

---

Also, the price of the Dingy is too high for what it is. moves 6 speed, can't be boosted, hides from telescopes but not for long enough to actually hide from them. Drop this item to 1850 (10 bucks).


Same with Guild wars 2, You'd get scrapes of a Ticket and once you have 10 you could combine them to use as a token. Even better is the older skins would stay to be purchased just at a higher ticket cost.


Oh sweet, cannot wait. I really want that green one but I beg you, please don't put it in a RNG-box :(

Also, when will the Valentine's Day items be removed? I mean how long will they stay?


I mean thank you trion for doing the non-rng bundle, But my honest issue with rng boxes especially now is after opening ~60 boxes no glider customization, this in itself is not a problem its when you combine it with the fact the average gold value of a box is only like 30 gold now for 150-170g worth of credits, boxes need to be heavily altered in price or what they drop in my opinion.

Edit/Side thought: The dingy is really cool though a bit pricey.


Just in boxes once again. Can you all please stop with the rng boxes. Just put it in the cash shop and charge like 30/40 dollars for them that way we both get what we want. Ya'll get profits and we actually get the costume.


I approve of this, the more demanded items are outside the rng box. Only the starlight skin which looks amazing is in the rng box.


This means they still haven't gotten the ♥♥♥♥ing message yet.


I just want some costumes in the shop, why do they remove costumes instead of letting us buy them whenever we want? I hope they change this in the future.


Damn those costumes are nice... lets see if Trion intends to release it in the cash shop the right way by letting us buy it outright or if they will prove once again that they are cash grabbers by putting them in another RNG box that 99.99% of the community is completely done with and is sick and tired of seeing.

I probably won't buy anything from this update unless everything inside that piece of ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ gamble box is available via other means. I don't care what other means, just that it's ♥♥♥♥ing available without me needing to fruitlessly waste money on a dice roll.


And it's entirely stupid. You'd make more money spread out over the year if they were always on sale then the impulse buy you get from whales who are always buying everything anyway. The people who never buy anything have no sudden impulse to buy something that will not be on sale.

Their stupid wannabe manipulation tactics don't work on gamers. This isn't the Home Shopping Network, no amount of limited supply will change our minds.

In fact they've actually lost money from me with the RNG boxes because I can spend $50 and get nothing so now I refuse to buy them even if something I really want is inside.

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Hey Trion are you paying attention to the things that your customers are saying here? I understand this is a small thread, but I can guarantee you that these are the opinions of the majority of your player bast. Most importantly the opinion of a vast majority of your SUBSCRIBERS to this game, myself included. I would rather spend $10, $15 or even $20 PER CHARACTER for the Market Place item (mount, pet, or costume.) then spend that on the CHANCE that I might get lucky and get it in one of those stupid RNG boxes! Not only are the RNG boxes ridiculously expensive for the Dollar to Credit ratio (If I bought $5 in credits, even with the "Patron Bonus" I could still only buy one box, making their Dollar value somewhere over $3.50 to $4 a box!) but also the drop rate for the items we actually would just pay money for, are hellaciously low!

Now I understand you are just the North American publishers of this game, and have no power to change how XL Games tells you to do something, but we are begging you to bring this up to them! You say you take in our feed back and are our voices to XL Games about the changes we, the players, are asking for. Well this is a big one.

When asked during the last Livestream in January if at any point the past mounts and pets that were in RNG boxes would ever be put in the Market Place for individual purchase, I was very disappointed in the fact that every single Dev/Representative in that stream, at the same time, said "NO!" very vehemently. Does this mean that there is no chance that these mounts and pets will ever be available again? If not, that's to bad, as I was unable to play during the first few months of launch so had no chance to even try to get them. If Yes at some point they will return (newer players would like a chance to get them too you know) I urge you to consider putting them in for individual purchase and NOT in the RNG Boxes!

Once again I'll reiterate. We would rather pay a LARGE one time fee for the mount/pet/costume we want then, deal with OVERPAYING for the chance at the mount/pet/costume we want in RNG boxes! And if you can't do that, at least lower the cost of the RNG boxes to a reasonable price $1-$2 a box! 100-250 credits.

Nitashi
02-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Weapon regrade scroll from the valentine day is cursed, ty..............

ykeara
02-09-2015, 11:39 AM
Just please no rng boxes or a set amount before guaranteed jackpot item

Mashimara
02-15-2015, 12:01 AM
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Once again I'll reiterate. We would rather pay a LARGE one time fee for the mount/pet/costume we want then, deal with OVERPAYING for the chance at the mount/pet/costume we want in RNG boxes! And if you can't do that, at least lower the cost of the RNG boxes to a reasonable price $1-$2 a box! 100-250 credits.

SURE. Why not just GIVE US everything for a single lifetime price of $250 then! Well, wouldn't that be better done for a subscription based game. And then just GIVE us our allow us to in some form farm for it for free.

OH WAIT... You're one of those Daddy Money boys that have all that money to blow on a virtual game item.

YOU DO NOT speak for the masses!!!

Bunnyleptic
02-17-2015, 04:08 AM
SURE. Why not just GIVE US everything for a single lifetime price of $250 then! Well, wouldn't that be better done for a subscription based game. And then just GIVE us our allow us to in some form farm for it for free.

OH WAIT... You're one of those Daddy Money boys that have all that money to blow on a virtual game item.

YOU DO NOT speak for the masses!!!


He means to say that Trion should put these (vanity) items for direct purchase in the MP.

Ideally it would be better if we could also get them in game, but Trion wants to earn money which is understandble.

At least putting it for a direct purchase to MP would be a lot better choice (earning money wise) than the RNG-box crap we have now...

Stonelotus
02-17-2015, 11:45 AM
He means to say that Trion should put these (vanity) items for direct purchase in the MP.

Ideally it would be better if we could also get them in game, but Trion wants to earn take your money which is understandble.

At least putting it for a direct purchase to MP would be a lot better choice (earning money wise) than the RNG-box crap we have now...

FTFY

/10char