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GW2 free trial & SWTOR goes F2P on the same date

Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 607 Uncommon

The Guild Wars 2 free trial weekend starts at the same time as SWTOR goes free to play. Coincidence? I think not. GW2 announced the free trial only a week ago, which seems suspicious to me that they would only give a weeks notice. Maybe they were in a hurry to compete with SWTOR ??

Don't you love a good conspiracy theory?

 

Comments

  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJMember Posts: 457 Uncommon

    And as mentioned before, it's NGE Day!

    I'm locking my door, putting on the tinfoil hat. brb.

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  • ScivaSciva NoneMember Posts: 298 Uncommon
    Anet probably isn't even worried about SWTOR considering it's terrible ftp model. It's most likely done to tie in with the event anyway, grab a few more people by staging somthing awesome.
  • thekzethekze Montreal, QCMember Posts: 180 Uncommon
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!
  • Ban_KhaerosBan_Khaeros Panmington, NDMember Posts: 27
    I want more doom threads about GW2.
  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAMember Posts: 968 Uncommon
    Not a coincindence.
  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 607 Uncommon
    Originally posted by thekze
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!

    My feelings exactly.

     

  • ForTheCityForTheCity Los Angeles, CAMember Posts: 307
    what type of "f2p" model is SWTOR going? 
  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbourneMember Posts: 1,245 Uncommon
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon
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  • saurus123saurus123 noneMember Posts: 637 Uncommon
    Originally posted by aRtFuLThinG
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image

    tortanic 2? :D

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member Posts: 16,745 Epic

    And Uncharted Waters Online resets company contributions on the same day, too!  What a coincidence!

    Oh wait, that's been the 15th of every month ever since the game launched.  And ArenaNet and EA have no reason to care about UWO.

    Sounds like a classic example of the birthday problem to me.

  • HalandirHalandir nnMember Posts: 768 Uncommon
    Originally posted by aRtFuLThinG
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image

    I think Arenanet is a bit too busy with damagecontrol in their own backyard to finish anything off right now image

     

    We dont need casuals in our games!!! Errm... Well we DO need casuals to fund and populate our games - But the games should be all about "hardcore" because: We dont need casuals in our games!!!
    (repeat ad infinitum)

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAMember Posts: 2,951
    Originally posted by Sciva
    Anet probably isn't even worried about SWTOR considering it's terrible ftp model. It's most likely done to tie in with the event anyway, grab a few more people by staging somthing awesome.

    Yep and considering one of the main reasons people left in droves was due to the construct of the end game, dungeon/raid only progression does not a good game make.

     

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORMember Posts: 1,352 Uncommon
    soooooooooooooo EXCITING!
    Warriors are like steel, when you lose your temper you lose your worth.
  • maccarthur2004maccarthur2004 SMember Posts: 511 Uncommon

    I think that nowadays any mmo wow-clone focused only on single-player like contents is fated to fail earlier than expected, and if they do a game full of flawed imitations (like SWTOR), worse.

    Archeage seens more promisor because it will try recreate the UO experience in a updated version.

     

     

     

     

     



  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNMember Posts: 877
    As the saying goes... no matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd.
  • LoLifeLoLife LA, CAMember Posts: 174
    Originally posted by Blazer6992
    Originally posted by thekze
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!

    My feelings exactly.

     

    Its always about money if it wasn't EA would be a much better company.

     

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