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Black Lion Trading Company: The Updated Gem Store

By on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:13 am, in Article, GW2  |  Comments: 4 comments

The Gem Store has seen a facelift of sorts since the first beta weekend event. This past weekend, we saw its new version, now known as the Black Lion Trading Company. A good amount of the items are the same, but there have been a couple significant changes. The store UI itself has been redone, for one thing. The new UI is easier to navigate, and the art is more in-tune with the rest of Guild Wars 2’s UI artistic elements. Most items have new graphics, and some have new names as well.

Among the added items is the rumored character slot expansion, some nifty glasses and sunglasses, a partial Trading Post summon item, a multiple-buff booster pack, and a “Box o’ Fun”. The Style tab, especially, is beginning to expand. Read on for more information!

Here is a complete list of the current items available in the Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store, along with in-game descriptions and gem costs. The additions will be marked with an asterisk (*) in front.

 
*Promotions Tab:
There is a new Promotions tab that is currently empty. Presumably, this will be used for sale items.

 
Style Tab:

*Aviator Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Serious sun protection. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Fine Transmutation Stone – 5/200, 10/360, 25/800
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on all item levels.
Pirate Captain’s Outfit – 700
Is a pirate’s life for you? If so, this outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves, toy sword) has what you need. Wear all the pieces and gain access to 5 pirate themed skills! Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Ringmaster’s Hat – 200
Head Clothing. The hat of a carnival ring master.
*Sport Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Can be worn at night. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Transmutation Stone – 5/125, 10/225, 25/500
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on items up to level 79.
Cook’s Outfit – 700
Get cooking with this 5 piece outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves).
*Inventor’s Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Keep your focus and fashion at the brightest times. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Reading Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. A more sophisticated look for the educated. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Sailor’s Beanie – 200
Head Clothing. Keeping your head warm on cool breezy days. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Top Hat – 200
Head Clothing. Good day, sir. I said good day! This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Wide Rim Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. Style that pops. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.

 
Consumable Tab:

Dye Pack – 200
Each day box contains 7 random dyes (5 common and 2 uncommon or rare.) Once a dye has been unlocked on a character in can be used as many times as you like to color armor and town clothes. Dyes can also be used as components for Mystic Forge recipes some of which can create specific dye colors.
*Mystic Forge Stone – 5/250, 10/450
This stone can be used in many mystic forge recipes to add a random element to Zommoros’ gifts. Head to Lion’s Arch to discover the mystic forge and its secrets.
*Evon Gnashblade’s Box o’ Fun – 1/250, 5/1000
Spawn a box full of random fun for everyone in the area. Any allies can interact with the box once every 15 secs to get a fun effect. Color changing, shape shifting, and other fun tricks can be yours! Each box will remain in the world for 5 minutes.
Mystic Key – 125
This key will unlock one Mystic Chest. Mystic Chests can be found randomly on enemies or in hidden places in the world.
 

Support Tab:

Bag Slot Expansion – 400
Add an extra bag to your inventory. Each character can have up to 7 bag slots.
Black Lion Merchant Express – 1/35, 5/300
Allows you to summon a merchant anywhere. This merchant has some basic items for sale and will buy any items you have. This merchant is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Instant Repair Canister – 1/70, 5/300
Revive Orb – 250
Revives your character from death slowly. This item cannot be used in World vs World or PvP.
Bank Access Express – 1/35, 5/125
Each portal allows you to access your bank from anywhere once.
*Black Lion Trader Express – 1/50, 5/200
Allows you to summon a Black Lion Trader giving you access to Trading Post pick up anywhere. The Black Lion Trader is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Perfect Salvage Kit – 1/35, 5/125

 
Account Tab:

Bank Tab Expansion – 600
Add additional storage to your bank (30 slots.) Any character on your account can access the storage in your bank. You can have up to 8 bank tabs on your account
*Character Slot Expansion – 800
No in-game description on this one yet, but it is just what it sounds like– We knew this one was coming.

 
Boosts Tab:

Crafting Booster – 150
Improves your chance to score extra experience from crafting items by 50% for one hour.
Karma Booster – 75
Gain an additional 50% karma each time you gain karma for one hour.
Magic Find Booster – 150
Improves your chance to get rare loot by 50% for one hour.
Experience Booster – 150
Gain an additional 50% experience from kills for one hour.
Killstreak Experience Booster – 125
Gain an additional 100% experience from kills for 30 seconds. Time remaining is reset with each kill.
*Multi Booster Pack – 300
Contains boosts to increase karma gain by 50%, experience gained by killing enemies by 50%, and chance to find magic items by 50%. All boosts last 1 hour. Use them all at once or each one individually!

 
Minis Tab:

Minis Random Tri-Pack (Set 1) – 300
This pack comes with 3 randomly selected Minis (2 common and 1 uncommon) to add to your collection. Minis are tiny models of your favorite monsters and characters from the world of Tyria.

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  • Aaron Schneider

    Do we have any word on what the price of Gems will be in real world currency?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

      The price will fluctuate based on the economy, as far as I know. Since gems can be sold on the trading post (and bought with in-game gold), the economy will, interestingly enough, be very community-based.

  • Birdson

    If we use gems for things such as a new character slot/bank space DURING THE BETA, what are the chances they will transfer on release day (Also same question about if an Acc gems will transfer)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

       I’m guessing that stuff won’t transfer, since they’ve been giving us free gems to mess around with, but I could be wrong.

Black Lion Trading Company: The Updated Gem Store

By on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:13 am, in Article, GW2  |  Comments: 4 comments

The Gem Store has seen a facelift of sorts since the first beta weekend event. This past weekend, we saw its new version, now known as the Black Lion Trading Company. A good amount of the items are the same, but there have been a couple significant changes. The store UI itself has been redone, for one thing. The new UI is easier to navigate, and the art is more in-tune with the rest of Guild Wars 2’s UI artistic elements. Most items have new graphics, and some have new names as well.

Among the added items is the rumored character slot expansion, some nifty glasses and sunglasses, a partial Trading Post summon item, a multiple-buff booster pack, and a “Box o’ Fun”. The Style tab, especially, is beginning to expand. Read on for more information!

Here is a complete list of the current items available in the Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store, along with in-game descriptions and gem costs. The additions will be marked with an asterisk (*) in front.

 
*Promotions Tab:
There is a new Promotions tab that is currently empty. Presumably, this will be used for sale items.

 
Style Tab:

*Aviator Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Serious sun protection. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Fine Transmutation Stone – 5/200, 10/360, 25/800
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on all item levels.
Pirate Captain’s Outfit – 700
Is a pirate’s life for you? If so, this outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves, toy sword) has what you need. Wear all the pieces and gain access to 5 pirate themed skills! Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Ringmaster’s Hat – 200
Head Clothing. The hat of a carnival ring master.
*Sport Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Can be worn at night. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Transmutation Stone – 5/125, 10/225, 25/500
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on items up to level 79.
Cook’s Outfit – 700
Get cooking with this 5 piece outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves).
*Inventor’s Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Keep your focus and fashion at the brightest times. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Reading Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. A more sophisticated look for the educated. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Sailor’s Beanie – 200
Head Clothing. Keeping your head warm on cool breezy days. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Top Hat – 200
Head Clothing. Good day, sir. I said good day! This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Wide Rim Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. Style that pops. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.

 
Consumable Tab:

Dye Pack – 200
Each day box contains 7 random dyes (5 common and 2 uncommon or rare.) Once a dye has been unlocked on a character in can be used as many times as you like to color armor and town clothes. Dyes can also be used as components for Mystic Forge recipes some of which can create specific dye colors.
*Mystic Forge Stone – 5/250, 10/450
This stone can be used in many mystic forge recipes to add a random element to Zommoros’ gifts. Head to Lion’s Arch to discover the mystic forge and its secrets.
*Evon Gnashblade’s Box o’ Fun – 1/250, 5/1000
Spawn a box full of random fun for everyone in the area. Any allies can interact with the box once every 15 secs to get a fun effect. Color changing, shape shifting, and other fun tricks can be yours! Each box will remain in the world for 5 minutes.
Mystic Key – 125
This key will unlock one Mystic Chest. Mystic Chests can be found randomly on enemies or in hidden places in the world.
 

Support Tab:

Bag Slot Expansion – 400
Add an extra bag to your inventory. Each character can have up to 7 bag slots.
Black Lion Merchant Express – 1/35, 5/300
Allows you to summon a merchant anywhere. This merchant has some basic items for sale and will buy any items you have. This merchant is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Instant Repair Canister – 1/70, 5/300
Revive Orb – 250
Revives your character from death slowly. This item cannot be used in World vs World or PvP.
Bank Access Express – 1/35, 5/125
Each portal allows you to access your bank from anywhere once.
*Black Lion Trader Express – 1/50, 5/200
Allows you to summon a Black Lion Trader giving you access to Trading Post pick up anywhere. The Black Lion Trader is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Perfect Salvage Kit – 1/35, 5/125

 
Account Tab:

Bank Tab Expansion – 600
Add additional storage to your bank (30 slots.) Any character on your account can access the storage in your bank. You can have up to 8 bank tabs on your account
*Character Slot Expansion – 800
No in-game description on this one yet, but it is just what it sounds like– We knew this one was coming.

 
Boosts Tab:

Crafting Booster – 150
Improves your chance to score extra experience from crafting items by 50% for one hour.
Karma Booster – 75
Gain an additional 50% karma each time you gain karma for one hour.
Magic Find Booster – 150
Improves your chance to get rare loot by 50% for one hour.
Experience Booster – 150
Gain an additional 50% experience from kills for one hour.
Killstreak Experience Booster – 125
Gain an additional 100% experience from kills for 30 seconds. Time remaining is reset with each kill.
*Multi Booster Pack – 300
Contains boosts to increase karma gain by 50%, experience gained by killing enemies by 50%, and chance to find magic items by 50%. All boosts last 1 hour. Use them all at once or each one individually!

 
Minis Tab:

Minis Random Tri-Pack (Set 1) – 300
This pack comes with 3 randomly selected Minis (2 common and 1 uncommon) to add to your collection. Minis are tiny models of your favorite monsters and characters from the world of Tyria.

SPEAK FRIEND AND DISQUS WITH US
  • Aaron Schneider

    Do we have any word on what the price of Gems will be in real world currency?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

      The price will fluctuate based on the economy, as far as I know. Since gems can be sold on the trading post (and bought with in-game gold), the economy will, interestingly enough, be very community-based.

  • Birdson

    If we use gems for things such as a new character slot/bank space DURING THE BETA, what are the chances they will transfer on release day (Also same question about if an Acc gems will transfer)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

       I’m guessing that stuff won’t transfer, since they’ve been giving us free gems to mess around with, but I could be wrong.

Black Lion Trading Company: The Updated Gem Store

By on Jun 11, 2012 at 9:13 am, in Article, GW2  |  Comments: 4 comments

The Gem Store has seen a facelift of sorts since the first beta weekend event. This past weekend, we saw its new version, now known as the Black Lion Trading Company. A good amount of the items are the same, but there have been a couple significant changes. The store UI itself has been redone, for one thing. The new UI is easier to navigate, and the art is more in-tune with the rest of Guild Wars 2’s UI artistic elements. Most items have new graphics, and some have new names as well.

Among the added items is the rumored character slot expansion, some nifty glasses and sunglasses, a partial Trading Post summon item, a multiple-buff booster pack, and a “Box o’ Fun”. The Style tab, especially, is beginning to expand. Read on for more information!

Here is a complete list of the current items available in the Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store, along with in-game descriptions and gem costs. The additions will be marked with an asterisk (*) in front.

 
*Promotions Tab:
There is a new Promotions tab that is currently empty. Presumably, this will be used for sale items.

 
Style Tab:

*Aviator Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Serious sun protection. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Fine Transmutation Stone – 5/200, 10/360, 25/800
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on all item levels.
Pirate Captain’s Outfit – 700
Is a pirate’s life for you? If so, this outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves, toy sword) has what you need. Wear all the pieces and gain access to 5 pirate themed skills! Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Ringmaster’s Hat – 200
Head Clothing. The hat of a carnival ring master.
*Sport Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Can be worn at night. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Transmutation Stone – 5/125, 10/225, 25/500
One Use. Combine the appearance of one item with the attributes of another. Items must be of the same type. Usable on items up to level 79.
Cook’s Outfit – 700
Get cooking with this 5 piece outfit (hat, shirt, pants, boots, gloves).
*Inventor’s Sunglasses – 150
Head Clothing. Keep your focus and fashion at the brightest times. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Reading Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. A more sophisticated look for the educated. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Sailor’s Beanie – 200
Head Clothing. Keeping your head warm on cool breezy days. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
Top Hat – 200
Head Clothing. Good day, sir. I said good day! This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.
*Wide Rim Glasses – 150
Head Clothing. Style that pops. This item occupies the head slot of your town clothes. Town clothes cannot be worn while in combat.

 
Consumable Tab:

Dye Pack – 200
Each day box contains 7 random dyes (5 common and 2 uncommon or rare.) Once a dye has been unlocked on a character in can be used as many times as you like to color armor and town clothes. Dyes can also be used as components for Mystic Forge recipes some of which can create specific dye colors.
*Mystic Forge Stone – 5/250, 10/450
This stone can be used in many mystic forge recipes to add a random element to Zommoros’ gifts. Head to Lion’s Arch to discover the mystic forge and its secrets.
*Evon Gnashblade’s Box o’ Fun – 1/250, 5/1000
Spawn a box full of random fun for everyone in the area. Any allies can interact with the box once every 15 secs to get a fun effect. Color changing, shape shifting, and other fun tricks can be yours! Each box will remain in the world for 5 minutes.
Mystic Key – 125
This key will unlock one Mystic Chest. Mystic Chests can be found randomly on enemies or in hidden places in the world.
 

Support Tab:

Bag Slot Expansion – 400
Add an extra bag to your inventory. Each character can have up to 7 bag slots.
Black Lion Merchant Express – 1/35, 5/300
Allows you to summon a merchant anywhere. This merchant has some basic items for sale and will buy any items you have. This merchant is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Instant Repair Canister – 1/70, 5/300
Revive Orb – 250
Revives your character from death slowly. This item cannot be used in World vs World or PvP.
Bank Access Express – 1/35, 5/125
Each portal allows you to access your bank from anywhere once.
*Black Lion Trader Express – 1/50, 5/200
Allows you to summon a Black Lion Trader giving you access to Trading Post pick up anywhere. The Black Lion Trader is usable by anyone and remains in the world for 5 minutes.
Perfect Salvage Kit – 1/35, 5/125

 
Account Tab:

Bank Tab Expansion – 600
Add additional storage to your bank (30 slots.) Any character on your account can access the storage in your bank. You can have up to 8 bank tabs on your account
*Character Slot Expansion – 800
No in-game description on this one yet, but it is just what it sounds like– We knew this one was coming.

 
Boosts Tab:

Crafting Booster – 150
Improves your chance to score extra experience from crafting items by 50% for one hour.
Karma Booster – 75
Gain an additional 50% karma each time you gain karma for one hour.
Magic Find Booster – 150
Improves your chance to get rare loot by 50% for one hour.
Experience Booster – 150
Gain an additional 50% experience from kills for one hour.
Killstreak Experience Booster – 125
Gain an additional 100% experience from kills for 30 seconds. Time remaining is reset with each kill.
*Multi Booster Pack – 300
Contains boosts to increase karma gain by 50%, experience gained by killing enemies by 50%, and chance to find magic items by 50%. All boosts last 1 hour. Use them all at once or each one individually!

 
Minis Tab:

Minis Random Tri-Pack (Set 1) – 300
This pack comes with 3 randomly selected Minis (2 common and 1 uncommon) to add to your collection. Minis are tiny models of your favorite monsters and characters from the world of Tyria.

SPEAK FRIEND AND DISQUS WITH US
  • Aaron Schneider

    Do we have any word on what the price of Gems will be in real world currency?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

      The price will fluctuate based on the economy, as far as I know. Since gems can be sold on the trading post (and bought with in-game gold), the economy will, interestingly enough, be very community-based.

  • Birdson

    If we use gems for things such as a new character slot/bank space DURING THE BETA, what are the chances they will transfer on release day (Also same question about if an Acc gems will transfer)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Hardgrave/100000713622505 Laura Hardgrave

       I’m guessing that stuff won’t transfer, since they’ve been giving us free gems to mess around with, but I could be wrong.

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