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philosophy on microtransactions = P2W

psycheangelpsycheangel JakartaMember Posts: 3

GW2 Scheme of B2P

http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-obrien-on-microtransactions-in-guild-wars-2

 

but we think we can provide additional content and services that you’d be happy to pay for

Content Restriction ?

 

We think players should have the opportunity to spend money on items that provide visual distinction and offer more ways to express themselves. They should also be able to spend money on account services and on time-saving convenience items.

EXP Pot? Resurection Scroll ? Drop Rate Pot ?

 

And gems are the currency that’s bought and used to purchase microtransactions.

the same sistem like PLEX or Chronoscroll but the different is no Game Time in GW2, so only cash player who gonna benefit from this item.

 

Nicely done ArenaNet,

new P2W scheme for your dumb fanboi

 

askldjaskldjaklj

Comments

  • channel84channel84 CyberjayaMember Posts: 585 Uncommon

    sad but it looking and sounding that way

  • ComfyChairComfyChair BirminghamMember Posts: 758

    Oh dear.

    Someone is making up their own misery. not to mention none of those 'boosts' would actually negatively affect you in any way if someone else used them. This isn't WoW. Plus, drop rate potion? really?

    Plus, you do know that you can buy gems with gold, right?

  • ButregenyoButregenyo IstanbulMember Posts: 483 Uncommon

    nice account, welcome to mmorpg.com

  • NMStudioNMStudio Anytown, KYMember Posts: 376

    Paying cash for gems, which can purchase in game gold.... How is this anything but Pay 2 Win?

    I've said all along that this "B2P" business model was a load of crap, and I was right. 

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  • starstar Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1,101
    It's not P2W because gold is not the primary currency in the game to by high end gear and its relations. That stuff comes from either dungeons or events, and is purchased with a seperate currency.

    Everyone screaming P2W seems to forget that karma exists.

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember Posts: 6,596 Rare

    Originally posted by psycheangel

    GW2 Scheme of B2P
    http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-obrien-on-microtransactions-in-guild-wars-2
     
    but we think we can provide additional content and services that you’d be happy to pay for
    Content Restriction ?
     
    We think players should have the opportunity to spend money on items that provide visual distinction and offer more ways to express themselves. They should also be able to spend money on account services and on time-saving convenience items.
    EXP Pot? Resurection Scroll ? Drop Rate Pot ?
     
    And gems are the currency that’s bought and used to purchase microtransactions.
    the same sistem like PLEX or Chronoscroll but the different is no Game Time in GW2, so only cash player who gonna benefit from this item.
     
    Nicely done ArenaNet,
    new P2W scheme for your dumb fanboi
     

    eq, wow, doac all had paid content in the form of expansions.  If you ever paid for a game expansion then your point about restricted content is contrary to what you do.

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  • psycheangelpsycheangel JakartaMember Posts: 3

    Originally posted by ComfyChair

    Oh dear.
    Someone is making up their own misery. not to mention none of those 'boosts' would actually negatively affect you in any way if someone else used them. This isn't WoW. Plus, drop rate potion? really?
    Plus, you do know that you can buy gems with gold, right?

    why not? they said time-saving items

     

    the problem with PLEX sistem in GW2 is, there is no benefit for non cash player

    and the game constantly overflown by GEMS, different from EVE or Tera which you can change that curency to game time

    so who gonna manage the inflation of that money currency?

    askldjaskldjaklj

  • DJJazzyDJJazzy louisville, COMember Posts: 2,053 Uncommon

    If there is an overflow of gems, the price in gold for them will go down. Simple economics, supply and demand.

  • psycheangelpsycheangel JakartaMember Posts: 3

    Originally posted by DJJazzy

    If there is an overflow of gems, the price in gold for them will go down. Simple economics, supply and demand.

    i still hate it, same system like in Runes of Magic. in the end cash player will control ingame economy

     

    askldjaskldjaklj

  • ZeroxinZeroxin LondonMember Posts: 2,501 Uncommon

    Originally posted by psycheangel


    Originally posted by DJJazzy


    If there is an overflow of gems, the price in gold for them will go down. Simple economics, supply and demand.

    i still hate it, same system like in Runes of Magic. in the end cash player will control ingame economy

     

    That depends on how much gems cost and how rich the person buying gems is. Even if the economy governed by gold is messed up, the economy governed by Karma and other means, isn't.

    This is not a game.

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