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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

     

     

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • laokokolaokoko TaipeiPosts: 2,003Member
    Originally posted by Rattus
    Originally posted by eGumball
    Guild Wars 2 is a game that will be released, only in EU and USA,

    Hmmmmm. I could have swore I bought the GW2 pre-purchase locally.  I don't live in the EU or the USA.  :P

    Guild wars is sold in like 100 countries.  If you are for example from Taiwan or Thailand or Korean, you will be playing on US server.

    The only thing is there's no Chinese or Korean Language version of the game. 

  • XtenXten over there, KSPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by heartless
    Originally posted by clumsytoes44
    Not trying to start an arguement, but I feel this question need's too be asked. How many people are gonna buy MoP, after being highly disappointed by cataclysm?

    Even if GW2 does not live up to my expectations, which I highly doubt since I played it for over 60 hours already, I'm never buying another WoW expansion. Not because I was disappointed by Cataclysm but because WoW got too old for me and although I still have fond memories of it, I simply cannot play it anymore. Plus I'm not a huge fan of gear grinds/carrot-on-a-stick gameplay anymore.

    Most people that i know that played wow for long time (quite a few) dont plan on comming back for MoP except for a couple whome i consider of diehard blizz fanbois.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by clumsytoes44
    Not trying to start an arguement, but I feel this question need's too be asked. How many people are gonna buy MoP, after being highly disappointed by cataclysm?

    this commentary was posted in a different topic today

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/360812/page/1

    Originally posted by Jeleena

    I love GW2, even bought the CE. I stopped playing WOW one month after Cata and will not return for MOP.

    But I have to say this: today I was at Gamescom and the Blizzrd booth for MOP was huge and absolutely PACKED with people. We tried to get to the booths behind it and it was almost impossible to get thru the crowds.....I cannot say the same for the smallish Guild Wars 2 booth.....

     

  • XtenXten over there, KSPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

     

     

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    im pretty sure that if i can get the game for that price in europe with the higher taxes it will be possible in the u.s as well.

  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    haha, seriously! wow...

    So when the discussion is about GW2 prices in the US you decide to interject with GW2 prices in the EU... and how is that not helping her argument??

     

  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    im pretty sure that if i can get the game for that price in europe with the higher taxes it will be possible in the u.s as well.

    Do let us know... please, I'm sure Anet will want to know! (this guy is got to be kidding... right!)

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,636Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

     

     

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    im pretty sure that if i can get the game for that price in europe with the higher taxes it will be possible in the u.s as well.

    I hope this exchange goes on forever. This is awesome. :)

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  • XtenXten over there, KSPosts: 119Member
    you can read my previous post for that.
  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

    well tbh europe has more sales tax in digital sales then the U.S so that fact is not helping your argument ;)

    Peace V

    what argument? if we are talking EU there is no argument because all my statements were toward US 

    im pretty sure that if i can get the game for that price in europe with the higher taxes it will be possible in the u.s as well.

    I hope this exchange goes on forever. This is awesome. :)

    I'm still not sure if he's being serious or if he's just pulling our collective legs hahaha

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by sammandar
     

    I'm still not sure if he's being serious or if he's just pulling our collective legs hahaha

    either way i give up

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • MortisRexMortisRex Columbia, TNPosts: 348Member Common
    You shouldn't give up until he understands why we're all pointing and laughing at him :)
  • grapevinegrapevine PeterboroughPosts: 1,927Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine
    There isn't one other than I stop playing.  Already have the pre-purchase, and know I like it.  Doesn't mean it will have a holding factor.  To be honest with the BWEs and stress tests, it already feeling repetitive as one really doesn't need to take much notice of the "quests".   Follow the masses and kill stuff, when you take it on face value.

    in the lower areas a little but don't follow the masses if you don't want to go off and explore.. this game has so much to do, for me it only feels little reptative if i let it. Also all games in one way or another are going to be repetative so that argument is sort of silly.

     

    Same in the higher level ones as well.   Its a different style to questing for sure, but you don't really need to take notice of why you are doing things.    Bascially it can feel like you are just grinding mobs, after a while.

  • Enok4TwunniEnok4Twunni Joshua, TXPosts: 207Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine
    Originally posted by heartless

    It's also possible that a lot of players who are in the fence are waiting to play GW2 a bit before they make the decision about whether or not to purchase MoP.

    Like it or not MoP is going to sell a lot of copies. I guess we'll find out eventually if GW2 outsells MoP, however, MoP is almost guaranteed at least 3-4 million sold.

     

    I'm one of those people, and agree with your observation as I'm sure I won't be the only person.

     

    I like GW2, but it's PvE longevity concerns me.  Which is why I'm still keeping my eye on MoP, but it's not my first choice.

    that stance still seems ridiculous to me especially for a B2P game.. If leveling from 1-80 is a blast then whats the huge deal if for some reason the longevity wasn't there for you(with so much to do I doubt you would get bored anytime soon).. not to mention you got the pvp side of things.. for $60 bucks I don't really see how you could go wrong

    i played WoW for five years, i could care less about MoP. I can't believe they waited this long to release it, it's not like copy and paste is hard to do. (oh and slap some new colors on previously released content.)

  • grogstormgrogstorm Peyton, COPosts: 304Member Uncommon
    Last time I checked, the MoP belongs in the janitors closet with the bucket.

    Grog

  • grapevinegrapevine PeterboroughPosts: 1,927Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

     

    Also its £49 from ANet (which is a crazy price for the region), while Amazon are selling it for £34.99.   The pre-purchase no matter where one buys it, is a digital copy.   The box just has a licence key in it.  At one point Amazon had it for £29.99.   They however keep changing it, and that's not just for the UK.

     

    So why buy from ANet, when they are so much more expensive?  The point is for GW2 people generally won't so you'll see higher chart ratings.  Where as for MoP people will more likely buy from Blizzard, even if its more expensive, simply because it allows immediate access once live.  While the retail versions won't.

  • SmikisSmikis VilniusPosts: 1,045Member

    atleast in uk, you can get mop from blizzard site cheaperthan from amazon, since they raised price for somereason, being honest blizzard bnet sales are more popular than sales for anet on theirs website, not that i care, one is game by now lazy blizzard, i rather go rift  where i go updates, another is biggest liar ofthem all, people just cant see it, gw2 claimed so many things,  yet its one of most grindy western mmos,

    and i had too many devs lying about their games, none of them were lying this much a anet tho

  • MeowheadMeowhead New Carlisle, INPosts: 3,716Member
    Originally posted by Enok4Twunni

    i played WoW for five years, i could care less about MoP. I can't believe they waited this long to release it, it's not like copy and paste is hard to do. (oh and slap some new colors on previously released content.)

     I think it's unfair that people harp on Blizzard for being slow about releasing content, or taking too long to release D3, since they're a struggling indy company with a very small budget.

    When your programmers have to work a full time job to stay financially solvent, you can't expect them to add content very quickly.  It's a labor of love, and we should be glad for everything we get.

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Originally posted by Smikis

    atleast in uk, you can get mop from blizzard site cheaperthan from amazon, since they raised price for somereason, being honest blizzard bnet sales are more popular than sales for anet on theirs website, not that i care, one is game by now lazy blizzard, i rather go rift  where i go updates, another is biggest liar ofthem all, people just cant see it, gw2 claimed so many things,  yet its one of most grindy western mmos,

    and i had too many devs lying about their games, none of them were lying this much a anet tho

    What did ArenaNet lie about exactly? And what do you mean by "grindy"?

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Originally posted by Meowhead
    Originally posted by Enok4Twunni

    i played WoW for five years, i could care less about MoP. I can't believe they waited this long to release it, it's not like copy and paste is hard to do. (oh and slap some new colors on previously released content.)

     I think it's unfair that people harp on Blizzard for being slow about releasing content, or taking too long to release D3, since they're a struggling indy company with a very small budget.

    When your programmers have to work a full time job to stay financially solvent, you can't expect them to add content very quickly.  It's a labor of love, and we should be glad for everything we get.

    Struggling Indie Company? Then were the balls does all that money from the subscriptions, cash store, and their other franchises go?

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by grapevine
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

     

    Also its £49 from ANet (which is a crazy price for the region), while Amazon are selling it for £34.99.   The pre-purchase no matter where one buys it, is a digital copy.   The box just has a licence key in it.  At one point Amazon had it for £29.99.   They however keep changing it, and that's not just for the UK.

     

    So why buy from ANet, when they are so much more expensive?  The point is for GW2 people generally won't so you'll see higher chart ratings.  Where as for MoP people will more likely buy from Blizzard, even if its more expensive, simply because it allows immediate access once live.  While the retail versions won't.

    the point IS the OP is about US amazon.. US retailers charge the exact same amount as Anet.. you can look yourself.. also add in the fact amazon.com did not have the pre-purchase( they only had the pre-order) right away so most just bought from Anet since amazon didn't even offer it 

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Smikis

    biggest liar ofthem all, people just cant see it, gw2 claimed so many things,  yet its one of most grindy western mmos,

    and i had too many devs lying about their games, none of them were lying this much a anet tho

    instead of making generalizations

    list the ANET lies ?

  • JagaridJagarid West Covina, CAPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by Meowhead
    Originally posted by Enok4Twunni

    i played WoW for five years, i could care less about MoP. I can't believe they waited this long to release it, it's not like copy and paste is hard to do. (oh and slap some new colors on previously released content.)

     I think it's unfair that people harp on Blizzard for being slow about releasing content, or taking too long to release D3, since they're a struggling indy company with a very small budget.

    When your programmers have to work a full time job to stay financially solvent, you can't expect them to add content very quickly.  It's a labor of love, and we should be glad for everything we get.

    Best comment of today!

    You, sir, are awesome.

  • grapevinegrapevine PeterboroughPosts: 1,927Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Xten
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by grapevine

    Hate to burst the bubble, but it doesn't mean anything.  Most WoW players seem to be going for the digital download, so they can start playing at Midnight.

     

    Also ANet are charging a crazy amount, compared to other retailers.

    it's 59.99 at all the major retailers and Anet wtf are you talking about?>

     

    My gf bought 2 copies of GW2 yesterday for 39 euro, digital version.

    OP was talking US amazon sales so I assumed grapevines was talking US

     

    Also its £49 from ANet (which is a crazy price for the region), while Amazon are selling it for £34.99.   The pre-purchase no matter where one buys it, is a digital copy.   The box just has a licence key in it.  At one point Amazon had it for £29.99.   They however keep changing it, and that's not just for the UK.

     

    So why buy from ANet, when they are so much more expensive?  The point is for GW2 people generally won't so you'll see higher chart ratings.  Where as for MoP people will more likely buy from Blizzard, even if its more expensive, simply because it allows immediate access once live.  While the retail versions won't.

    the point IS the OP is about US amazon.. US retailers charge the exact same amount as Anet.. you can look yourself.. also add in the fact amazon.com did not have the pre-purchase right away so most just bought from Anet since amazon didn't even offer it 

     

    Yes, I know.   Amazon keep changing their price, and it was cheaper.   Agree, amazon.com initially had the pre-order, then added the pre-purchase.  

     

    That still doesn't change why people would buy one game from amazon, and another from the developer directly.   As I said, people need the digital copy for immediate access to MoP.  For GW2 they don't need to buy from ANet, to get into the head start.

     

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Originally posted by Jagarid
    Originally posted by Meowhead
    Originally posted by Enok4Twunni

    i played WoW for five years, i could care less about MoP. I can't believe they waited this long to release it, it's not like copy and paste is hard to do. (oh and slap some new colors on previously released content.)

     I think it's unfair that people harp on Blizzard for being slow about releasing content, or taking too long to release D3, since they're a struggling indy company with a very small budget.

    When your programmers have to work a full time job to stay financially solvent, you can't expect them to add content very quickly.  It's a labor of love, and we should be glad for everything we get.

    Best comment of today!

    You, sir, are awesome.

    I still want to know where the heck all of that money they made from WoW goes...

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