Here’s the thing: When you make an MMO that focuses heavily on cosmetics, especially paid cosmetics, you are gonna find a lot of players nitpicking those cosmetics. There’s a reason we tease the buttcapes, after all.Shining Aureate weapons added with Guild Wars 2’s Lunar New Year patch earlier this month attracted just that kind of attention, as apparently a small group of players had complained that they were merely reskins of the not-super-sexy Aureate weapons without the pop people were expecting out of something that took a moderate amount of achievement effort. Multiple people in the forum thread of complaints called it outright “insulting.” Shockingly, ArenaNet not only saw the thread but acted on it.
“We’ve collected your feedback on the Shining Aureate weapons introduced with Lunar New Year and acknowledge we missed the mark on this set,” the studio wrote last night. “We’ll update them soon with improved textures and additional effects. We’re working on getting this update into the 1/28 release, and any weapons you’ve already unlocked will be spiffed up at that time.”
In totally unrelated news, if you’ve ever totally sucked at doing jumping puzzles in Guild Wars 2 – don’t fib now – this video from MuklukYoutube is for you.