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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:03 PM // 20:03   #1
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Unhappy 6th year birthday blues

Does it seem to you that the 6th year gifts have a lower value (gold value and entertainment value) than previous years minipets?
Why, instead of heroes we see way too often, did they not use creatures/people that players might actually want to look like - pre sear gwen tonic anyone? Perhaps use henchies - I would much rather look like little thom than koss- (note: Kuunavang = cool, Rurik = cool, Jora = ok sure, the rest = ?who wants to walk around lookin like Khamu honestly? I am reminded of Macabre Tonic...
Just curious if anyone else is disappointed on these
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:13 PM // 20:13   #2
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Yeah this is something I kinda wondered from the start, lol. I really don't know anybody that would be happy to get the Goren tonic. Everlasting Cynn Tonic or even Mhenlo would be cooler than that (imo). Or even better....Everlasting Togo Tonic! But seriously, yeah...they could have chosen cooler stuff for the tonics. Maybe for 7th year. ^_^
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:38 PM // 20:38   #3
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I just think the minis are more fun across the board. So yeah. But they wanted to do something different... Can't really complain to much about a free gift, eh?
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:38 PM // 20:38   #4
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I hope they'll add some cool tonics this b-day.
There were only a few good tonics last year, indeed.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:48 PM // 20:48   #5
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me'thinks that this years tonics will be the same ones from last year (they did make quite a few)....and yeah, disappointed with tonics on the whole and with which characters they choose to use for them as well. (really who wants to be goren???).
glad I got a good one--ONLY good bday prezzie in 6 years (and hundreds of gifts opened)..
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:51 PM // 20:51   #6
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me'thinks that this years tonics will be the same ones from last year
i honestly dont think so. they've never given the same bday gifts two years in a row. if they did though...i feel bad for those that get Goren TWO years in a row, lol.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:53 PM // 20:53   #7
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everlasting shadow beast tonic with dissapearing emote(goes into ground and pops up) and scratches
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 09:11 PM // 21:11   #8
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i honestly dont think so. they've never given the same bday gifts two years in a row. if they did though...i feel bad for those that get Goren TWO years in a row, lol.
yes...but remember for the first 5 years we got MINIPETS not silly tonics---so who is to say?
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 12:01 AM // 00:01   #9
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I got EL Norgu for my 6th B-day. Had to give it away. Great gift to wait 6 years for. Not
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 12:15 AM // 00:15   #10
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Disagree - personally I like the ability to walk around as a Mad King with my mini-mad following
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 01:17 AM // 01:17   #11
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They're much less collectible and much less interesting than minis. As such, they are worth much less. It took me AGES to sell my Gwen and Keiran Thackeray tonics. Only got about 24e for Gwen, and 18 or so for Thackeray. Gave away my other ELs. Margrid? Why would anyone want to play as her?
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:09 AM // 02:09   #12
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Now THERE is something that has chapped my hide from the first anniversary - some of us have horrible luck. I was the one who got Goren and Kahmu tonics this year. Some people got hundreds of ectos in profit when they sold their tonics. I got 10k.

how fun.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 02:18 AM // 02:18   #13
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In total agreement on the character selection there. I'm sure they know whats cool and what isnt.. they may be thinking "well, what if we do this one, and someone says this other one would be cooler?" but still the same fact applies... who's gonna say "Man, i really wished they gave us a Norgu or Goren" - don't really see that happening. I say for 7th year they go out for some crazy tonics (Green - EL Kanaxai, golds - vizu, shiro'ken.. etc, etc) just go with the flow. EL mandragor imp would still rock.. just throwing that out there...
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 03:42 AM // 03:42   #14
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Now THERE is something that has chapped my hide from the first anniversary - some of us have horrible luck. I was the one who got Goren and Kahmu tonics this year. Some people got hundreds of ectos in profit when they sold their tonics. I got 10k.

how fun.
Wow only 10k? I don't feel so bad now having got 40K for my EL Master of Whispers tonic.

Agrees with the suggested choices.

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Old Feb 25, 2012, 04:25 AM // 04:25   #15
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I liked the tonics as an idea, nice change after minipets.
I have 3 of them now and have used each once and do not plan to use them again, this is because they were Norgu, acolyte sousuke, and Morgahn.

I doubt I will get much fun running around as any of them, any creature at all would have been preferable.

While getting one of the top birthday tonics would have been great imo there is a lot more fun to be had running around as a spider or golem or destroyer than there is looking like another human.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 06:34 AM // 06:34   #16
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So far, I've had 3 characters hit the 6 year mark - got 1 Morghan and 2 Ogdens. Running around as Ogden can be fun, but TWO of them? Kinda takes the fun out of it.

(I know. I know. "Sell 'em for cash!")
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 06:53 AM // 06:53   #17
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The tonics suck not because they're tonics but because they were implemented in the wrong way. Why put something purely aesthetic in the game and not make it the best it can be when you have the tools at hand. Not giving the hero tonics their prestige armor seriously hurt their value... and not only their monetary value. It doesn't matter if something is common like a Flowstone Elemental. I kept my Flowstone because it looks good, the hero tonics on the other hand do not except for the green ones.

Long story short, not going that extra distance to make the hero tonics look better hurt their value and the appreciation of Anet giving us free goodies. I know its the thought that counts but its like opening up a present on Xmas morning and finding out you got lime green socks.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 10:05 AM // 10:05   #18
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Personally, I would rather have minis. Still need a few in HoM. Spent my gold on weapons and don't want to stand around WTB.

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Old Feb 25, 2012, 10:17 AM // 10:17   #19
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The tonics were a nice change from the minis, to see my chars are nowhere near 6th year. But the mini's are much better imho.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 10:28 AM // 10:28   #20
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just give away a title

everybody loves titles
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