Premium Highhold and Skyshrine Capital Guild Halls Available Starting At $350

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, Daybreak Cash, EQ2

From EverQuest2.com:

Norrathians – it’s time to team up with your guildmates to unlock access to the new Highhold Guild Hall and Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall!

These two guild halls may be earned by purchasing guild tickets from the Marketplace [for $1 or 100DBC each]. Anyone within a guild may purchase and make use of these guild tickets. Each ticket increases the count on the guild medal, and once 350 (for Highhold) or 400 (for Skyshrine Capital) total tickets have been used, the medal is granted and the guild will have access to purchase that guild hall from the guild bells in Antonica or Commonlands. Both guild halls also require a guild of level 30 or above.

Grabbed too many guild tickets? They can also be sold on the broker or sold for status!

PLUS, the Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall has a bonus amenity available – the chrono echo of a dragon! Members of the guild that owns the hall may find that she grants a special bonus to them.

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Update: Bloodguts has posted what the reward is:

For anyone wondering what the special bonus item you get from being an owner of the Skyshrine Guild Hall, it’s a Filled Experience Vial (200,000 Adventure Experience)

Instead of being no-value only, it’s Lore/No-Value/No-Trade version. That can only be picked up we believe is every 24 hours once. Not worth the $400 dollars it took to purchase.

NOTE: Unlike all other prestige housing, these two new guild halls require the full upkeep cost of a regular guild hall, plus any amenities.

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Comments (64)

  • SekretInfoz

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    • Mizgamer62

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      ^^^ Perfect ^^^ Also accurately portrays my reactions to pretty much
      everything as of late regarding the decisions/direction of this game.

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    • Finora

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      ^^ that is exactly it when I read how much it would cost

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      • alan

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        Yup a very apt gif!!

        Greedy sods.

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    • chan

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      That was perfect

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    • Kashue

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      I’m late to the party, but that’s some funny Shite right there!!

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  • Neiloch

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    “PLUS, the Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall has a bonus amenity available – the chrono echo of a dragon! Members of the guild that owns the hall may find that she grants a special bonus to them.”

    Now to wait and see just how much ‘pay 2 win’ this is. Can’t be worse than having to pay $30 for a 30 fervor.

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  • Arabel

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    I get linked these articles sometimes, and I just can’t help but laugh.

    I sure as hell quit at the right time, and don’t miss it even a little bit :p

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    • tarb

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      $350 lmao
      Titally agree with you

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      • tarb

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        Totally haha

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    • Zhaan

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      Yep – I still read here hoping something will make me change my mind. Instead it just reinforces my decision to quit.

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  • Foodcity

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    I MIGHT pay a bit of money for the HighHold guild hall as a HOUSE, if they included flying. As a guild hall, for that price? Not a chance in hell. I doubt anyone with sense will actually bother getting it except people with nothing to do with their DBC.

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    • Lt. Cmdr Sheldon Cooper

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      10 bucks? reasonable. 20 bucks, probably pushing it but if they wanted to be “premium” then fine.

      But 300 dollars, what are these people smoking?

      I imagine the conversation that generated this went like “what if we made all the money for microtransactions at once?”

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  • Anaogi

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    Aaaaaaaand faceplant.

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  • Quelaag

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    That’s 350 pesos I hope?

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  • Pink Poodle

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    Games need to cut it out with this kind of stuff. Remember the TF2 hat that’s worth $4,000+?

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    • Fire

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      What’s TF2?

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      • Leahyla

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        Except that was secondary market, not sold by Valve itself.

        There are magic cards worth 10k+ because of secondary market. This is something different

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    • Lt. Cmdr Sheldon Cooper

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      Tf2′s is a player driven economy that has a rarity driven sort of price basis.

      Microtransactions directly from the developer at this sort of premium price are a joke however.

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      • Allan

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        TF2 in short is Team Fortress 2. A first person pixar-esque class based shooter.

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      • Pink Poodle

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        OK how about… Train Simulator’s DLC
        Or the $50,000 Molyneux chisel thing

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    • Hoot

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      Except Valve didn’t sell the hat at that price. That price was solely based off the demand of the players. While I personally despise what they did to that game over the past 5 years, it’s an extremely popular game, so rare hats with particle effects and additional cosmetic features that drop will be highly demanded and some people who play this game will spend up to $10,000+ or so. Yes, it is really bad and this sort of can tie into addiction much akin to a hardcore gambler.

      But yes, Valve has sold things for outrageous prices before. I remember they sold a wedding ring for $100 and what it would do is announce to anyone who was playing the game for a mere 5 seconds that they were getting ‘married’.

      Note: None of this effects gameplay. So the average person who invests this much into the game usually ranges from being decent to terrible.

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  • Mizgamer62

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    Wow

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  • Finora

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    Of course someone out there will bite. And they’ll continue adding such ridiculous things because “that’s what the players want right?”

    /sigh

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  • Wirewhisker

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    I keep forgetting to cancel my sub since I’m not actively playing anymore.

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    • Spalder

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      Ditto

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    • Mizgamer62

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      I only renewed mine for 3 months because of my friend who still plays. I have been having a blast in BDO. I won’t make the mistake of renewing my EQ2 sub again this time.

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    • tarb

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      Stop forgetting and do it NOW, do not keep giving this company your money!!

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  • Fire

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    I guess these two guild halls are aimed towards some hardcore raiding guilds with lots of members.

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    • Lucus

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      They are definitely aimed at guilds with enough members to raid the guild’s wallets for the cash.

      It’s also another way of getting cash without having to deliver cause if a guild gets some tickets and nobody buys more they have the money for those tickets without having to give the guildhall.

      i think it is aimed at people that will buy some of these tickets and end up where nobody else wants to put more in to get the hall, ether way DBG gets cash even if they don’t have to give you the GH cause your guild didn’t buy enough tickets.

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    • Mermut

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      I doubt ‘hard core raiding guilds’ care what their guild hall looks like as it has the amenties they want/need.

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    • GriffonLady

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      I’m guessing it’s more aimed towards ways for players to buy plat with cash. :\
      That and not paying the art devs to make new stuff.
      That and charging ludicrous amounts of money for copy pasted stuff. (ludicrous doesn’t even cover what they are going to get for these recycled zones. I have no problem with fabled zones, but $350 to $400?!?!?!?!?! … one copy pasted zone? and only the courtyard for the more expensive of the two?????? What the hell?!?)

      I hope they don’t fire more art devs in favor of this bullshit.

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      • Mizgamer62

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        The next expansion will probably be the size of a small closet and copied and pasted at that (with a retarded price tag to match)! :shock: :mrgreen:

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        • GriffonLady

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          If the new guild halls sell, yah, I think you are correct.
          $500.00 to use the idea from Ragnarok online and start your max lvl toon at lvl 1 to get higher stats when you reach max level the second time. No new zones, no new classes, no new abilities or gear, collector’s edition for an additional $200.00 that will include a dunce cap appearance item that is actually a re-skinned wizard hat from the first tier…

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  • Lt. Cmdr Sheldon Cooper

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    • Anaogi

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      /stamps “APPROVED”

      BTW, they aren’t doing anything to make up for the two lost days of the doubled ethereal tokens.

      Thanks for nothin’, Daybreak.

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      • GriffonLady

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        Devil’s advocate-wise: If they extend the event due to a DDOS attack, someone who misses a couple days will intentionally DDOS to extend the event.
        When DDOSing gets results, we won’t be able to log in anywhere at any time because there is always some asshat that thinks they are more important that any one else on earth.
        Hell, the number of brats that wouldn’t think twice about DDOSing to get their way could crash the internet if they got encouragement in the form of getting what they want after attacking.
        So yeah, as much as I’d like to see events extended, I realise that could massively backfire. :\

        WTB ability to psychically punch script kiddies without knowing where they are. :\ A few concussions later, no more DDOS attacks. XD

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        • Lt. Cmdr Sheldon Cooper

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          Well given the player population, they could probably find out who did it these days.

          All the DDOS stuff as of late have been targeting their other games.

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    • chan

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      ^this

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  • Xalmat

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    Honestly for daily XP potions per character, that’s a steal after a certain number of potions (assuming it works that way).

    Hell $350-400 isn’t all THAT much when spread across 24+ guild members. It’s in line with my expectations imo

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    • GriffonLady

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      If by “steal” you mean they are pricing it at ten times what a copy pasted partial zone is actually worth, I agree.

      And if you feel that $400 is a steal, please pay my student loans and credit cards. You are obviously quite rich.

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      • Xalmat

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        It IS a steal when spread across a couple dozen people.

        This is not aimed at individuals. Hell I’ve been in raid guilds that would have collectively bought these in a heartbeat, or maybe even financed by the guild leaders and officers themselves.

        $400 / 24 people = $16.67/person. That’s less than a server xfer token last I checked.

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        • Lt. Cmdr Sheldon Cooper

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          In this steadily decaying player base, the smaller guilds are punished while the mega guilds are not impacted. Mega being subjective of course.

          But I suppose that matches pretty much every major design choice made by daybreak since launch. Some unknown developers trying to be buddy buddy with the hardcore gaming crowd will simultaneously pile driving the game into the ground.

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        • Ardur

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          so if you create a pyramid scheme, its worth it.

          Hey man want to buy my bridge?

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  • Olee

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    I think they need new sinkholes for those unused DBC that they give for free every month (money that they own to the members).
    So I’m sure they except a few players to buy those tickets with real money. But their aims is most probably to have a large portion of players to spend their monthly 500 DBC on this until they get the Guild Hall after a few months.
    Then we will start to see new features added based on the same ticket system.

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    • Kaufman

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      It would take 70-80 months of free DBC cash to get one of these guild halls…

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    • Kaufman

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      But to your point – if you coordinated a guild-wide “monthly spend” where everyone used the 500 to buy 5 tokens it wouldn’t take all that long, so good point.

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    • GriffonLady

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      So you’re saying it’s perfectly fine to charge $400 for a copy pasted zone with nothing new except a copy pasted dragon that gives copy pasted XP vials?
      Can you paypal me some of your money? You seem to have enough that $400 is “reasonable” for something that was copy pasted. I’ll copy paste you the Gettysburg Address or something, I promise. ^_^

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      • Fire

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        I think it is perfectly fine because it is optional. If you don’t like it, just pretend you have not seen this post. There would be guilds that have enough members and plenty of DBC to spend on it. Think about it like a Ferrari, I don’t have half a million to buy it but someone else would have.

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  • somePerson

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    only 8 people in our guild and we have enough DBC saved up to buy it right now. So this is not that bad

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    • Fire

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      Exactly my point, some guilds would have enough spare DBC saved up to spend on this. I don’t think DBG would expect someone to buy 40,000 DBC using their own credit card.

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  • chan

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    o.0 woooooow DB… wow…

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  • GriffonLady

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    If they want to make $300 to $400 on a single item they should sell whatever the person that decided the price is smoking. o.0

    On the other hand, the bozos that think every one should be forced into large guilds can sell out the dough if they feel so strongly about it.

    On a side not, strange new way to buy plat. o.0 That’s about the only way I see any one [sane... or not just useing mummy and daddy's credit card] getting a guild hall like this. People buying the tickets to sell on the broker for plat.

    Still… $300 to $400 …. holey !#^@&&$&!@#$….. what the serious hell DBG?

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  • GriffonLady

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    At $60 a pop it would take over 6 expansions to equal the price of one $400 guild hall…. someone PLEASE explain how the price for the guild hall make an iota of sense? Did DBG hire the agent of the guy who does the paintings of 2 squares that sell for millions of dollars?

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    • Ardur

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      DBG is the jackson pollock of our current era obviously.

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  • Enric of Neriak

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    I just want to know what happens if a guild member that helped buy this thing gets booted from the guild? I mean if I spent 20 real life dollars for a guild decoration and got kicked I would be annoyed but whatevs. However if I paid any amount of rl $$$ for hall access and lost it, then just no.

    I miss eq2 but I’m having so much fun in Final Fantasy XIV that I’ll get over it.

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    • Anaogi

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      Yeah. I’ve been dipping my toes into BDO lately. My guildies and raid buddies are literally all that keep me around now.

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  • Noctew

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    Is this eq2wire or eq2flames? I”s not for me either, but why do people who don’t even play any more appear here to tell players to unsubscribe?
    Anyone is free to buy this or not, and if even 10 guilds buy one of these halls, DBG has made more money on it then it cost them to create this. Those guilds are then happy and other people just should not care. It helps pay the bills and keeping the game alive.

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    • Mermut

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      Yes, but if they reduced the price and 100 people bought them, they’d make more…

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    • Bobba

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      You sorta have a point, i was playing a few months ago, it’s just dumb at this point. The ways they are trying squeeze out every little dime without regard for a respectable, sustainable game.

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    • Ardur

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      DBG loves your kind. Make sense of whatever terrible cons they try to pull if you want. It doesnt mean that its ok if you dont pay attention. When you pay for something

      and mermut is correct, over time they can make much more money if they just priced this at 40 bucks. And even then its not worth 40 bucks because they didnt even have to create new assets, they just snapped old skyshrine assets together like legos and boom, 400 dollar product.

      This price point makes me honestly wonder if they do any market research, even just inclusive research would indicate this as being a foolish marketing decision.

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      • Ardur

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        forgot to add; when you pay for something that isnt of actual value and you feel burned, you have a right to speak up about it. Everyone so far who has spoken about the guild hall feels this way.

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  • Striinger

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    For those who keep talking in $, that’s only a valid point if you ignore the fact that dibs get 500 free DBC every month. That’s $5 per month to you.

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    • Ardur

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      you are aware that DBG has no actual cash value IE you cant trade it back for cash right?

      Reply

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