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Guild Wars 2: ArenaNet Reveals New Game Pricing

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,487 Epic

ArenaNet has announced that pricing for Guild Wars 2 will permanently be reduced in order to bring new players into the aggressively updated game at unprecedented levels. From now on, players can purchase Guild Wars 2 for $49.99 for the standard edition and $69.99 for the digital deluxe edition.

ArenaNet planned the announcement for 11:00 a.m. EDT today but other sites have broken the embargo set by the development and publishing teams.

In a game that has become the new standard in MMO game development and with the new price points, we expect the world of Tyria will become the new online destination for new role players and those looking for an ever-changing gaming experience.

More information will be available on the Guild Wars 2 site after the embargo officially lifts at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

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  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAMember Posts: 782 Uncommon
    50 dollars for the standard edition is a reduced price?? whut??
  • cinoscinos LondonMember Posts: 963
    Isn't that the price it's always been?
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,154 Epic
    Originally posted by cinos
    Isn't that the price it's always been?

    I think it was $60 before... I know, not really a big drop, eh?

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  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoMember Posts: 778

    This minor change in price isn't going to bring in new players i am afraid.

    50 bucks is a standard price for new games any ways.

  • cinoscinos LondonMember Posts: 963
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    Originally posted by cinos
    Isn't that the price it's always been?

    I think it was $60 before... I know, not really a big drop, eh?

    Indeed. :)

  • VikingGamerVikingGamer Nowhere, TXMember Posts: 1,348 Uncommon
    I love how every game declares themselves "the new standard" or "most anticipated" or "bestest game evar"... well, maybe not that last one, but you get what I am sayin'.

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  • evictonevicton Warren, PAMember Posts: 398
    Just checked amazon and they are listing it at 59.99 so the 49.99 price tag would be a drop. I feel like if they really wanted to make a splash with a price drop they should have went down to 39.99.
  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoMember Posts: 778
    Originally posted by VikingGamer
    I love how every game declares themselves "the new standard" or "most anticipated" or "bestest game evar"... well, maybe not that last one, but you get what I am sayin'.

    Yeah gaming companies need a lesson in humility and how people scoff on those who 'self praise'.

  • SaunZSaunZ Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 209 Uncommon

    I was hoping for a Steam holiday special for like $9.99

     

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  • EvenhopeEvenhope Yardley, PAMember Posts: 22 Uncommon
    I love this game and have much respect for ANet, but this literally made me laugh out loud. Hehehe. Oh well, hopefully it actually works.

    I was unrealistically expecting to see 29.99, but still. $50 is totally worth it as far as I'm concerned. It's just not necessarily "announcement" worthy.
  • FoxyShoxzyFoxyShoxzy Dallas, TXMember Posts: 120 Uncommon

    Played the game during beta weekends, wasn't impressed enough to buy it or make the switch from my current MMO.

     

    $50 really isn't enough of an incentive to get me to check it out again, sorry to say.

  • PurutzilPurutzil Member Posts: 3,048 Uncommon

    Wow, watch those players flock to the game for a whole whopping $10 off! Whewwww! Your going to have people swarming in now with the standard price of PC games...

     

    Then again, perhaps with server populations a lot lower now yes, getting 1 or 2 players waiting to save that whole $10 that held them off from buying will load up the servers. :) 

     

    In all seriousness... I just chuckled at the message, not that it was $10 off which was kind of entertaining, but how they worded it making it sound as if they set some standard AND people will flock to it to for that mighty price drop. Even if you did set some standardANET, $10 wouldn't be enough to make that happen. 

  • daydreamerxxdaydreamerxx Saint Cloud, FLMember Posts: 178 Uncommon
    Setting standards is also a laugh. It did nothing unique. It just put everything other games did, all into one game.

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  • FusionFusion VaasaMember Posts: 1,367 Uncommon

    Got my pre-purchase back in the day for 34€, white dvd-box with the key and all (no cd-key > email scam site etc), gotta love the tax-paradise island that's part of our country, but still has it's own tax-laws :D

    I grab all my games from there, always tax-free, save around 15-20€ per game :)

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Member Posts: 1,239 Uncommon
    You don't realize that lower base price translates into better sale prices when they eventually discount it for holidays/whatever. Wait for those sales.

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  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCMember Posts: 1,939 Uncommon
    I wouldn t recommend it at $5.99, this is hilarious.
  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullMember Posts: 260 Uncommon

    They need to make their profits somehow, main income for the game is from box sales after all, but I would be pressed to say that market income wouldn't be soon catching the box sales income because anet keeps on adding cool items there.

    And honestly, $50 is even more a reason to buy it compared to when it was $60.

    Also I still cannot understand why people bash on the game just because it wasnt for their liking, there is absolutely no denying that this game is good, even more so for just plain $50.

  • winterwinter El Paso, TXMember Posts: 2,281 Uncommon

     If players haven't bought the game yet I don't see a price change of $10 being a major deciding factor, but who knows..

     

  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCMember Posts: 1,939 Uncommon
    Originally posted by ichihaifu
    They need to make their profits somehow, main income for the game is from box sales after all, but I would be pressed to say that market income wouldn't be soon catching the box sales income because anet keeps on adding cool items there. And honestly, $50 is even more a reason to buy it compared to when it was $60. Also I still cannot understand why people bash on the game just because it wasnt for their liking, there is absolutely no denying that this game is good, even more so for just plain $50.

    Bashing a game not to their liking, there is absolutely no denying that the game is good? So what is it, someone doesn t like it, so they are wrong because it s good? Odd sentence. Lets try this. Not sure why people praise this game because they like it, theres no doubt it s a terrible game, theres no denying that.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common


    Originally posted by Asamof
    50 dollars for the standard edition is a reduced price?? whut??

    That's my response as well. Holy cats. If nothing else, it's one of the most expensive MMOs to initially buy into, even at the "reduced" price.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 1,858 Uncommon
    They really need to add some alternate advancement/progression at endgame. While I love the WvW, the whole "Unreal Tournament" style 0 progression endgame is getting pretty stale. Even if its some Call of Duty type perks or Age of Conan type Alternate Advancement abilities, anything to improve your character in the least will keep the game fresh. I don't think a 10$ price drop to $50 will be enough to fill the void of those who left, time will tell though I guess.
  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLMember Posts: 915

    End of the World as we know it; probably will surpass the scope of World War Y.

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  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 855 Uncommon
    I might be enticed to throw money at it if it dropped to like $20.
  • ichihaifuichihaifu nullMember Posts: 260 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Soki123 Bashing a game not to their liking, there is absolutely no denying that the game is good? So what is it, someone doesn t like it, so they are wrong because it s good? Odd sentence. Lets try this. Not sure why people praise this game because they like it, theres no doubt it s a terrible game, theres no denying that.

    Logic.

  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INMember Posts: 1,006 Uncommon

    ArenaNet reduces GW2 by $10..

     

    The mmorpg.com community:  What?! That's it?! What a joke lol!!!

     

    ArenaNet reduces the price by $30..

     

    The mmorpg.com community:  LOL!!! They cut the price in half already!  GW2 is failing so hard!  LOL

     

     

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