@CrisGer I'm not happy with where GW2 is at right now, but that quote is a load of bollocks. Nobody is limiting drops per week as this person "heard" - there is a known Diminishing Returns anti-farming mechanic that makes your drops worse if you stay in ONE PLACE farming for over an hour. GW2 was never meant to be a WoW-like grindfest, hence the DR implementation. The various stat boosters have ALWAYS been a part of the gem store - and at that, you get plenty by just playing the game (achievement point chests and personal story award them). The "magic find" system has changed quite a bit (for the better), so I've no idea what that person is talking about. I can't tell anything about the official forums because I avoided them because the mods were too lax (in my opinion) and allowed bickering, open developer libel, name-calling etc. They changed the way forums work last week-ish and are much less forgiving while more open for actual discussion. The levels are not a "huge grind", the XP boosters are simply something that helps you if you want to grind by killing enemies (XP booster = 30-50% more XP per enemy kill) - and there are FAR more efficient ways to level than that. Levelling hasn't changed since the launch, if anything the introduction of new consumables made it even faster. I have 6 lvl 80s, I'd know. I'm not trying to get you to buy the game, it just angers me when I see so much lies and misinformation in one place.