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Originally posted by TacoShank Many people have been talking about how long they see themselves playing GW2 for, but I'm interested in getting some solid data on the subject. After being disappointed by so many MMOs, it seems like a lot of you are skeptic (and for good reason). So how long do you see yourself playing GW2 for based on your experiences in the beta weekends? Personally I think I'll only be playing for a month or two, but that's simply because I never stick with anything for very long, even if I love it. However, I do think the energy coming from the community generally feels positive, and the game might have the power to keep people stuck in it for quite some time.
Nice poll OP.
34% plan to play several months or less.
66% plan to play more than a year.
Don´t know how long I´ll play in once piece. But I know even if I get tired of it for a bit i can come back any time I want. So I`ll probably, even if I get sick of it after a while, come back for years to come.
The thing about this game is the same as GW1 (kinda). I'll play it actively probably for about 6 months. Then I'll take a break and go elsewhere. When I get bored with elsewhere I'll log into GW2 and play that until something else catches my fancy.
Burnout it very typical in games lately, ESPECIALLY MMO's. So when the MMO is B2P, I can go back to it whenever I damned well feel like.
For me it all depends on friends/guildies and how long they play.
The social aspect = longevity for me.
GW1 and GW2 were never meant to be played in exclusion of other games. The payment model of GW1 was specifically designed so that you can buy it and play it alongside other games that you own. This game follows the same concept. This whole pissing contest where haters and fanboys throw BS predictions around is as pointless as it is immature. It's a game, not a lifestyle choice.
Whether you play it for a month, a week, a year or forever just be damned sure you're having fun.
There is NO miracle patch.
95% of what you see in beta won't change by launch.
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Originally posted by Ikeda The thing about this game is the same as GW1 (kinda). I'll play it actively probably for about 6 months. Then I'll take a break and go elsewhere. When I get bored with elsewhere I'll log into GW2 and play that until something else catches my fancy. Burnout it very typical in games lately, ESPECIALLY MMO's. So when the MMO is B2P, I can go back to it whenever I damned well feel like.
Yeah I agree, and the B2P aspect of GW2 makes the future so unpredictable. If players aren't having to justify paying subscription, perhaps they will be more prone to hopping back into the game now and again. We'll have to see how this affects the real-deal over time.
Main MMO at the moment: Guild Wars 2Waiting for: Pathfinder Online
Originally posted by tank017 several years lol.... thats laughable.
Not really. A lot of people have been playing GW1 for several years and that game doesn't have the variety of content and had a much smaller team of developers working on it. I don't see why it's "laughable" to suggest that people might actually play this game for years as well.
For myself, I'll probably end up playing this as my only MMORPG for a good while. Planetside 2 and The Repopulation also look interesting, but besides those games, GW2 seems to be the best option at this point to me. We'll see, but I could definitely see myself playing this for years to come. Just like I played WoW and EVE for years.
Originally posted by BadSpock For me it all depends on friends/guildies and how long they play. The social aspect = longevity for me.
I suspect most of the MMO crowd would be downright shocked, looking around the only game that ever held my patronage for a decade. But yas, several others lasted multipe years, and the games with longest durations always had the strongest social connections.
(Still--undoubtedly, not the same magic bullet for everyone, YMWV).
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Originally posted by Xarko Probably a month or 2 just like any other themepark
Sounds about right.
The only thing I worry about is what kind of playerbase this game will have since it's B2P and easily acceptable to folks with limited income. But on that note, I look forward to playing with my buddies from work for a month or 2.
I Expect to play the game for several months like i did with the first title
If the game can interest me for 3 months i consider the game a succes.
If the game can interest me for several years like WoW once did ill die a happy man
I voted for the hyperbolic "Forever". I still play GW1 on a fairly regular basis and that's been over 6 years now. GW2 is way more fun for me than even GW1 is and I see some great potential for longevity - especially as expansions come out. So, while I may not play it until I die (unless said death is sooner than I think!), I will probably be playing even after GW3 comes out, just like I'll occasionally play GW1 after GW2 comes out.
It will be my main, I'm sure for a long time, possibly years like GW1 was. Then I'll still probably play regularly even if other games catch my attention. Being B2P allows for that luxury.
Of course, as a human being, I reserve my right to change my mind at any time due to changing circumstances.
And finally, forever is only until Dec. 21, 2012 according to some people and I will definitely be playing for that long!
You want me to pay to play a game I already paid for???
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If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
At least a few months.
Eventually fighing over the same static crap over and over will get old.
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Not at all. Did not like the original and i have my fill of fantasy games from other places.
That being said it looks like it will be a nice game and i hope people will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
This have been a good conversation
/hipsterglassesI'll play it begrudgingly but promptly stop as soon as I find myself having any sort of fun.*spoiler alert: The download page is an absolute blast!
If WoW was released today even in its' entirety it would be f2p in 3 months.Why is it still such a big deal?
since I already bought the game, on and off whenever i feel like it.
Will most likely be the only game I play for the first month, then slowly to other games as they are released, then back and forth since there is no Sub, so it will always be a game on my desktop ready for log in.
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