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    Dye Unlocking Now Character Based

    Crystin Cox, an ArenaNet employee, in response to a BWE2 forum topic, explains the thinking behind scraping the original plan to allow dye unlocking across an account in favor of character based unlocking only.

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    Is "dye grind" an appropriate phrase to use now?

    IIRC, you get at least the name of the dye colour before you have to double click to add it to a characters collection of dyes now. Until then it should be trade-able & moveable in your back storage, right?
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    Bad decision, no me gusta, dare I say it has something to do with dyes being in the cash shop?

    I wouldn't find it too much of an issue if there weren't so many darn colors.

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    I'm actually kinda okay with this, as I have an unfortunate habit of dyeing everything the same colors across characters. This should force me to go out on a limb a bit more. Besides, it doesn't seem like drops for dye are all that rare; should be able to find SOMETHING you like without resorting to the cash shop.


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    Personally I am very much against this development, it is just too much.

    Character based + random (with no duplicate-protection) + locked on ID so cant even trade doubles.

    And if each character should have their own palette, would it not help to have that palette not random whatever colors but in stead actually, you know, color-coordinated ones? I am actually surprised that Kirsten went along with this, since it is pretty much guaranteed to make people look like clowns.
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    @Gorani - I'm not sure how that works, but I do intend to test it next BWE. I can say that I got a good number of dye drops as loot during the 2nd BWE. I don't recall getting any during the 1st and I was able to play far more during that weekend than this.

    I know this is likely to be an issue for many players, although I don't see it affecting me so much. As a rule I don't tend to make a lot of characters...it's all I can do to keep up with one *grins*. According to the quote, it seems you will be able to toss certain items in the Mystic Forge and get dyes so a player won't be forced to purchase gems for them. Basically, I guess it's going to be a "wait and see" proposition. If there are huge numbers of players vocal enough perhaps they'll be able to get ArenaNet to return to the original plan of account base unlocking.
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    400 dyes, and they make them character-based and untradeable once you revealed the color, so all the options for acquiring more dyes are completely random, and you gotta do it over for each alt? That's a prime example of awful design. I hate it, with a fiery passion. H-A-T-E.

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    Wait, you can't give revealed colors to alts? That needs to change or else people will have some alts with nothing but the default colors because they'll want everything on their mains. Yes, you can throw in four dyes of the same rarity into the mystic forge to get additional dye that's a different color (and I believe a better rarity too but I could be wrong) but then many people will still want to look at it on their main. If this is indeed true, it's the one thing that I dislike about the new system.

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    You can give revealed colors to your alts (or at least, you could during the last BWE, and the quote doesn't mention the removal of this feature), but you can't trade them with other players, so you can't acquire dyes in a non-random way.

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    Ok, I'm fine with it then. If it was a major part of the game or if I hated all the default colors I might not be, but neither are true so I don't mind.

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