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Is there a "Try it before u Buy it" for GW2?

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

     


    Originally posted by Matheusor1

    Originally posted by Eir_S

    Originally posted by Catibrie Highly popular MMOs dont offer free trials right away because they are getting people so fast at the start they are working so hard to keep the game stable that they dont want to add to that. Once things stable out they they will I am sure. My guess is the first 6 months will be a floodgate of paying customers and you wont see a trial in the first 6 months.
    I thought of this too.  They don't need to give free trials to try and prop up poor sales like TSW or Tera.  They'll have a steady influx of players for quite a while.
    It took Guild Wars years before they made a free trial

     

    They already had a free trial option when Factions was released.

    that was if you already owned the original game

    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

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Matheusor1 Originally posted by Eir_S Originally posted by Catibrie Highly popular MMOs dont offer free trials right away because they are getting people so fast at the start they are working so hard to keep the game stable that they dont want to add to that. Once things stable out they they will I am sure. My guess is the first 6 months will be a floodgate of paying customers and you wont see a trial in the first 6 months.
    I thought of this too.  They don't need to give free trials to try and prop up poor sales like TSW or Tera.  They'll have a steady influx of players for quite a while.
    It took Guild Wars years before they made a free trial
    might be right first free trial I see for GW1 was in 07

    The Factions pre-order came with a key for a Trial Account.

  • xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member
    The only trial you could of had was BWE3, pretty much they gave out more than enough keys for people to play it and try it out. Too late as of now though.
  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,782Member Uncommon
    Meh, it's $60. If I turn to my right I can look at 3 shelves of console and Pc games I never play.  They are just setting there laughing at me! I'm willing to bet that if you went out and purchased GW2, you would have more fun with that then any single player XBox 360 game for the same price. In fact, grab all your games that you never play and take them to Gamestop and trade them in. 

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

     


    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Originally posted by Matheusor1

    Originally posted by Eir_S

    Originally posted by Catibrie Highly popular MMOs dont offer free trials right away because they are getting people so fast at the start they are working so hard to keep the game stable that they dont want to add to that. Once things stable out they they will I am sure. My guess is the first 6 months will be a floodgate of paying customers and you wont see a trial in the first 6 months.
    I thought of this too.  They don't need to give free trials to try and prop up poor sales like TSW or Tera.  They'll have a steady influx of players for quite a while.
    It took Guild Wars years before they made a free trial
    might be right first free trial I see for GW1 was in 07

     

    The Factions pre-order came with a key for a Trial Account.

    even still you first needed someone to of bought the game  also not to mention this is a year after the original game was released.. so really who knows when GW2 will have a trial.... i'd say for people really interested spend awhile in youtube and see if it's something you might like.

    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

  • strangepowersstrangepowers Chiacgo, ILPosts: 602Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by xalvi
    The only trial you could of had was BWE3, pretty much they gave out more than enough keys for people to play it and try it out. Too late as of now though.

    It was/is well known that Amazon bucked the system and offered pre-orders as well as the fact that Anet was providing refunds on pre-purchases as well.

    The scary part is one day the world will be run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating.

  • TenkouseiTenkousei BrusselsPosts: 72Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    no trial yet if you want to see lots of stuff on the game check out my sig.. I'd think they will have some sort of trial shortly after release but honestly who knows.

    Curse that sig of yours!! 's What got me to pre-order ><

    On topic: it's only $60 or so, Not the end of the world if OP drops the game after 10 hrs. There's shorter singleplayer games that cost just as much.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Tenkousei
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    no trial yet if you want to see lots of stuff on the game check out my sig.. I'd think they will have some sort of trial shortly after release but honestly who knows.

    Curse that sig of yours!! 's What got me to pre-order ><

    On topic: it's only $60 or so, Not the end of the world if OP drops the game after 10 hrs. There's shorter singleplayer games that cost just as much.

    :P

    and I agree I have spent $60 on so many games I only got maybe 10 hours or so of gameplay out of..  hell many $60 single player games you can beat in 10 hours.

    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

  • dageezadageeza london, KYPosts: 578Member
    Originally posted by Geschaefer

    Ive wasted so much money on bogus games in the past.

    I know its free to play; and 1 week to launch; but is there any open beta coming up or way to try it before u shell out the cash?

    It seriously looks like anet isnt even going to have another stress test for prepurchase buyers at this point and i would not expect a trial any time soon..

    What i can tell you is that i have been burned buying junk games more times than i care to mention and in my experience with GW2 from the closed beta right on through every BWE i can tell you this game is the real deal and actually meets or exceeds anets own manifesto and anet has not overhyped the game so you can go to the official site and get unhyped facts or you can look at Aerowyns GW2 video compilation..

    After looking over some of the youtube footage if you feel like you might like this game the chances are very good that you will..

    In my honest opinion i have never made a more sound gaming investment..

     

     

     

    Playing GW2..

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    I think the lack of a subscription lowers the barrier of entry enough that buying the box is the MMORPG equivalent of trying it before you buy it. I don't disagree with subscriptions, but every game with a subscription requires that commitment just to start playing.

    I would expect that after awhile they'll have a trial version of the game..and if they don't, it means the game is selling well enough that they don't need one at all. That in itself would be a selling point.

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  • AmegashieAmegashie naPosts: 282Member Uncommon
    There are literally weeks of playermade footage of actual gameplay showcasing pretty much every aspect of the game. ArenNet have been very detailed about mechanics, game systems and their reasons to do things the way they did as well. I don't think we ever knew that much about a MMO before release. 
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    I doubt GW2 will offer a trial this year ---- next year maybe ;)
  • GamerUntouchGamerUntouch smithville ON, ONPosts: 488Member
    GW1 has one, can't see why GW2 wouldn't.
  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    If your affraid of a SWTOR deja vu then i can say dont be.
    You can wait for a try before you buy option, but seriously iam the most sceptical gamer out there and after playing 1 beta i was sold, it sealed the deal after 10 minutes of playing GW2.

    Check out youtube specialy the cons and pro's of GW2, if your then still not sure then dont buy it and wait for a trial.

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,481Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stragen001

    Seriously? 

    You have had more than enough opportunity to "try before you buy" already.

    If you prepurchased or preordered you were able to get into all the beta weekends and stress tests, then cancel if you didnt like it(yes you could even cancel prepurcases and get a refund)

    There were many many MANY BWE code giveaways before BWE3. 

    You must have had to work particularly hard to not have got access to the game one way or the other...... 

    FFS.

    You got  it!

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