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OK, Everytime I say that the GW2 cash shop is looking like its going to be a P2W affair I get flamed down by the Fanboys, but every day I come to this site and see more information released about the cash shop which seems to support that fact.
I really want to play this game as it seems by far the best MMO on the horizon, but if I am forced to use the cash shop to be able to play WvW competitively then I will probably give it a miss.
Gems can be purchased for $ and then sold to other players for coin(gold)
The Guild promoter lets you convert coin(gold) into influence, which allows you to purchase upgrades which will give you an advantage in WvW.
In the video you can see at 3.29 all the advantages you can gain by spending influence.......which can ultimately be purchased with $
If Guild A has lots of rich members that keep pumping in $ to the cash shop, and then using the gold to buy influence, that guild will have a massive advantage over guild B which does not do this. If a whole server had this mindset then that server would be unbeatable in WvW compared to other servers that dont spend real $
I have made my point, and several others in the past that lead me to beleive that the cash shop will lead to a P2W mentality and ultimately unbalanced PvP.....................
can someone explain to me how this is NOT pay 2 win. I really want to understand how things such as the above wont influence balance and gameplay
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