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How long do you think you'll be playing GW2?



  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,341Member Uncommon
    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.

    so far.

  • Kyuz0oKyuz0o FrankfurtPosts: 80Member

    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.


  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,235Member Uncommon

    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.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    For me it all depends on friends/guildies and how long they play.

    The social aspect = longevity for me.


  • LeetheLeethe Posts: 877Member Uncommon

    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.

    Hope is not a stategy.
    "This kind of topic is like one of those little cartoon boxes held up by a stick on a string, with a piece of meat under it. In other words, bait."

  • TacoShankTacoShank Minneapolis, MNPosts: 23Member Uncommon
    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.

  • dzoni87dzoni87 BelgradePosts: 541Member
    I put "one year". That is definatelly. However will i continue after that, it all depends on content they'll be adding ( i mean basically on "free" updates, for they stated that we can expect "free" updates as we do with every other regular MMO. That PLUS expansion packs)

    Main MMO at the moment: Guild Wars 2
    Waiting for: Pathfinder Online

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,545Member Uncommon
    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.

  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon
    I played DAOC on and off (mostly on :-) ) for 10 years.  I expect to be in this world for a very long time.
  • SomeOldBlokeSomeOldBloke Lancaster, UKPosts: 2,133Member Uncommon
    As I was not in Beta I need to play it before I answer the question... and this is always assuming I buy it in the first place. The only thing I like so far is no sub, I'm tired of paying a sub and getting nothing out of it.
  • XarkoXarko Hradec KralovePosts: 401Member Uncommon
    Probably a month or 2 just like any other themepark
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    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).

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • EvelknievelEvelknievel Ehrenfeld, PAPosts: 2,977Member Common
    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.

  • DjildjameshDjildjamesh maasdijkPosts: 406Member Uncommon

    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 :)

  • evolver1972evolver1972 Port Orchard, WAPosts: 1,118Member

    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???

    Be afraid.....The dragons are HERE!

  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    I'm as big of a Guild Wars 2 there is and I didn't click "forever".  No game lasts forever.

    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.

  • BigCountryBigCountry Charlotte, NCPosts: 478Member

    At least a few months.


    Eventually fighing over the same static crap over and over will get old.


    BigCountry | Head Hunters |

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,593Member Uncommon

    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.

  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,855Member Uncommon
    From what is have seen and what I assume (which is all we have left) I would say a year with the current content, maybe more with alts. At that point it's up to ANet and what they provide over time. I will explore everything a game has to offer if it's worth exploring.

    I think the main points of an MMO, PvE & PvP, are done extremely well and are designed to be done for a long time. Crafting from a method standpoint is not very deep but how you discover new recipes, the amount of them plus the fact you can cap every trade is deep and adds to longevity.

    I think GW2s longevity in general will depend on each individual and what they want to do. Those only interested in PvP for example will not have as many options in front of them though they may still play for a long time. Amount of content generated aside the systems that GW2 has are made for maximum longevity. From there it's up to the players.
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    Until GW3.
  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,575Member Uncommon

    I'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!

  • kDeviLkDeviL Coco Beach, FLPosts: 215Member Uncommon
    Ohhh until around the time of Guild Wars 3

    If WoW was released today even in its' entirety it would be f2p in 3 months.
    Why is it still such a big deal?

  • LucioonLucioon Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 814Member Uncommon

    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.


    Life is a Maze, so make sure you bring your GPS incase you get lost in it.

  • lqw6843128lqw6843128 burnaby, BCPosts: 39Member Uncommon
    probably a month or two, but i'm sure i will enjoy that period and hop back later.
  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,161Member Uncommon
    several months.... maybe a year till I get bored with it.
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