The Dye Is CastJune 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg, PvE | 26 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
Being that I have criticized the dye system over the past couple months as being kind of a grind, I should probably mention that dyes have changed yet again. Dyes are now character based and are instantly usable when they drop. A big change from the 24 hour wait after turning a colourful seed into the dye manufacturer NPC in your home instance.
One of my main criticisms was the 24 hour wait. With some 400 potential dyes to unlock the more aesthetically inclined would have had quite a bit of work to do. Couple that grind with cash shop items designed to lessen that grind, and we were getting into downright unethical territory.
Fortunately the new dyes, when obtained, only need be double clicked to be unlocked. And that solves some problems, but it doesn’t please everyone. For good reason.
We had been promised account based dyes. Dyes that unlocked for each character so that one might not have to unlock hundreds of dye colours on every single character. And it seems that isn’t happening.
Overall it’s not a big deal. I mean its dyes right? We get a fair selection to begin with anyway. I’m just not sure why this had to be so broken to begin with or why it ended up being different from what players obviously wanted.
Maybe they’ll fix this, maybe they won’t. I am happy they got rid of the dye manufacturer, so credit where it’s due.
EDIT: A commenter on reddit quotes Crystin Cox as sayingthe following.
We are working on a a way for you to make the exact color of dye you want using the Mystic Forge. You will need to get a specific crafting material for each color but you will get the exact color you want.
We really don’t want dyes to be a Gem Store only feature, we understand that some people would be willing to pay more to get exact dyes or all the dyes but we want to keep some aspects of the dyes system in the game.
Research damn it!
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