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You know what #guildwars2 could really use? Tiered renown hearts. They do tiers for the monthly - I really don't understand why they don't ever upgrade the actual game itself. "Here's some new content you can play for a month" Isn't nearly as attractive as a game where a month or two after you help out the citizens something goes wrong and they need help again.

There's a trading post in Queensdale for example, you clean it up and attack centaurs on the path blocking trade. Why not have a second tier to that heart where a month after completion... Centuars have attacked a significant convoy and you have to go retrieve supplies.

One of the promises when guild wars 2 launched was an evolving world... Sure they have season 2 of a multiplayer storyline coming out - but that doesn't nearly match the criteria of the original claim. I love a good story, but the fact I have to do 80 percent of it with 30 some odd people in order to accomplish anything waters it down to much.

Not to mention creating tiers for the renown hearts would also provide a much better reason for people to return to older zones. I could see an overachiever (or something along those lines) title for having completed the whole world twice over. Doing so would actually make those npcs more than a one shot deal that no one really cares about.

Basically arenanet hasn't been doing a bad job... But I really feel like they're going the wrong direction with all their updates. It's not fulfilling in the least. Perhaps sometime in the future I will be able to enjoy jumping back into the game but for now it's nothing but a way to kill time... And if that's all I'm doing there's just much better ways to do that lol.

+Guild Wars 2
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The problem with companies like this one... is that rather than defend themselves against untrue statements with evidence - they target the source of their stress and attempt to bully them into submission.

If at first the attempt was made to clarify any issues and help the consumer see that taking down his post was the right thing to do I would have no issue with them. I do however hope, that this company falls into ruin as a result of their actions. I understand the human element - the jobs that will be lost as a result... But until such time as companies stop taking the wrong steps to begin with an example needs to be made!

You don't just up and threaten consumers for having differences of opinion. Try to help them see their mistakes first - and then if they refuse to see evidence of their wrongdoing THEN take legal action.
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Once you read the first bullet point you've read the entire article... The author needs to learn how to better assemble his writings but the point made is very good.

Customer retention has its benefits but in the end the abrasive ones detract from the time you can spend with the ones you actually want to come back again. Let competitors handle the assholes and your experience as well as your business will improve.

Just don't let your employees get out of hand either...
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Hope that they're able to find anyone else who is still hanging in there...
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Maybe I'm just weird... But for me it wasn't a particular toy. For me it wasn't the line up of Saturday morning cartoons, nor the school yard games we played.

Want to know what actually made my childhood awesome? My parents - and the fact they had the sense to teach me a little something called responsibility. I grew up without having to whine about stuff... And because I learned at a young age it also made my adolescence and my adulthood awesome.

It's kids nowadays, and the kids raising those kids, who are ruining the best parts of childhood. Spoiled brats are everywhere and not even the parents of those kids want to deal with them.

Next time you think back on something that made your childhood awesome... I hope you consider taking the time to make your own kids childhood better. 
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Hell yeah about time there was a quality free game.
 
The next Unreal Tournament will be free to play, made in Unreal Engine 4. http://go.ign.com/1ouq9C8
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So glad that #guildwars2 isn't a subscription based model. Definitely won't be getting around to playing it for a while now. A lot of "updates" coming this month to the game are going to do nothing but break it. Hopefully in a few months they'll fix a bunch of mistakes they're in the process of making and the game will be playable again. 
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There's plenty in these updates that should have been in from the get go but introducing them now isn't benefiting the game any. They need to focus on actually upgrading the game not patching it because all it does is break mechanics people have grown accustomed to and provide nothing entertaining to keep them coming back. 
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Sad truth here...

Government assistance shouldn't just be given to the irresponsible. Hell even people who pay into social security their whole life are losing benefits or having to wait years and years longer to get them - but if you have children before you grow up then you're all set? Not the way things should be at all =S
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So with the newest generation of consoles feeling a bit more than lackluster to myself - I've decided to forego console gaming as a whole. There's absolutely no reason I can tell to not simply play the games on pc anymore. Split screen Co-op is becoming more and more nonexistent as publishers and developers look to grab every last cent they can from the gaming community and if I have to have two copies of a game then I can at least choose not to own two consoles to play it with friends and family offline under the same roof.

That being said... News that Walmart is joining the used game business is welcome at least in my part. Sure in the past there's been plenty of games that I wanted to get so I would trade in older games to afford them. As it stands getting cash or anything useful from a trade in was quite non existent. Gift cards from Walmart are always useful and unless the trade in value in no way compares to that from other locations like Gamestop or Hastings... It seems like a much simpler way to get more bang for your buck.

I personally don't think that Gamestop will go out of business just because of this move... There will always be hardcore gamers looking to do what I used to. As a whole though I think more people will be able to benefit from the trade in program Walmart is starting up. 
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