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Poll: How much $ have you spent on gems?

NaralNaral Solway, MNPosts: 751Member
Seeing posts on the official GW2 forums, I see a lot of posts of people saying they bought gems, some of them have bought over $150 in gems. It got me curious how much real money folks have spent on gems to date?
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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    None yet, but I intend to once I can play the game again lol (only extra bag space and character slots though, I'll earn the rest through grinding).
  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    None yet, but I intend to once I can play the game again lol (only extra bag space and character slots though, I'll earn the rest through grinding).

    You can't play anymore? o_O

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    None yet, but I intend to once I can play the game again lol (only extra bag space and character slots though, I'll earn the rest through grinding).

    You can't play anymore? o_O

    My gaming pc died... I am soooo bored on this old dinosaur I'm using right now.  Hopefully I can buy the parts I need within the month, because I do NOT want to miss the GW2 Halloween events.

    Oh dear, they haven't started yet have they?

  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    None yet, but I intend to once I can play the game again lol (only extra bag space and character slots though, I'll earn the rest through grinding).

    You can't play anymore? o_O

    My gaming pc died... I am soooo bored on this old dinosaur I'm using right now.  Hopefully I can buy the parts I need within the month, because I do NOT want to miss the GW2 Halloween events.

    Oh dear, they haven't started yet have they?

    Oops, that sucks. Sorry, hope you get a good PC back soon :)

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  • SoulStainSoulStain Tampa, FLPosts: 202Member
    Many dye packs, some bag slots, transmutation stones (love these things) and upgraded from basic box set.
  • warchantwarchant Rancho Santa Margarita, CAPosts: 69Member

    60 bucks.

    That's 4 months of sub in ohter mmo's, most of which are dramatically less desirable to play than gw2 imo.

    Expanded bank, bag slot then exchanged left overs for gold (what a rip off tbh!) and bought bags. it was worth it all in all to have unencumbered gathering and storage on demand.

    My intention is to stop with the store right there. If I am still into the game in a year or so I may expand some more and gets bags for newer toons (if I needed) in the same fashion, we'll see how it goes.

  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    0€. I got 600 gems with gold though.

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  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    40$

    Bags/bank space, some gems to gold conversion, dye packs, couple of Mystic Keys...

    Might pick up some more pretty soon here and expand my inventory on my main now that I've finally settled on one (and probably some more dye packs)

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    £8.50

    Bank space

    Spent what was left over on a key.
  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member

     

     

    So with a normal subscription MMO you'd have brought in $3120 from these people. If you assume best case scenario and they've all just subbed up for month 2 at $15 it would be $3900.

     

     

    With GW2 model and this poll and assuming dead center in each choice as the average spent and assuming $300 for the 251+ you end up with: ~$4340 or 1.4x as much money spent over if 100% of the people subbing for a second month in a sub based game.

     

    Yes B2P as the future sounds great for gamers...

  • QtarQtar BitolaPosts: 165Member Uncommon
    around 20 extra inventory space and char slot..

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  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolPosts: 570Member
    Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

     

     

    So with a normal subscription MMO you'd have brought in $3120 from these people. If you assume best case scenario and they've all just subbed up for month 2 at $15 it would be $3900.

     

     

    With GW2 model and this poll and assuming dead center in each choice as the average spent and assuming $300 for the 251+ you end up with: ~$4340 or 1.4x as much money spent over if 100% of the people subbing for a second month in a sub based game.

     

    Yes B2P as the future sounds great for gamers...

    Seems almost everyone who purchased, bought bag/bank space. Those are really a one-off and I can't see the same spend occuring month after month.

    You make some poorly based assumptions.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    While I didn't spend any $$ on gems, I do like the idea of trading my gold to people who do spend money.  I've traded gold to buy plenty of gems to work with for quite awhile.  The gem conversion isn't quite so hot right now, but when the game came out it was at about 1600 gems for 4 gold (for a couple weeks post launch).

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Stuff like this is why I laugh when people claim this game is B2P.  GW1 was, but not this one.

    You make me like charity

  • MetanolMetanol TamperePosts: 247Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Stuff like this is why I laugh when people claim this game is B2P.  GW1 was, but not this one.

    May I ask what's your reasoning behind this? I mean, I'm no GW2 fanboy, I must admit that I am actually a bit bored with it. I just find it too... plain?

    I pre-purchased GW2 the first day it was available, I loved GW1. I've got to level 60 in GW2 and have transformed 1 Gold to Gems and bought Black Lion Keys. That's it. The cosmetics at this point are such a disappointment that I wouldn't pay for them, unlike in GW1... Now, if they turned that "retro" ranger outfit cosmetic to wearable by all classes, I would intantly throw ten (10) €uros to the game and grab one for my mesmer lass.

     

    EDIT: I see no reason to buy additional bank space, repair golems or any of that waste. You can sell all loot to Hearts persons, and send all collectables to bank.

    We?re all dead, just say it.

  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Thereiam, ARPosts: 2,697Member
    Originally posted by jacklo
    Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

     

     

    So with a normal subscription MMO you'd have brought in $3120 from these people. If you assume best case scenario and they've all just subbed up for month 2 at $15 it would be $3900.

     

     

    With GW2 model and this poll and assuming dead center in each choice as the average spent and assuming $300 for the 251+ you end up with: ~$4340 or 1.4x as much money spent over if 100% of the people subbing for a second month in a sub based game.

     

    Yes B2P as the future sounds great for gamers...

    Seems almost everyone who purchased, bought bag/bank space. Those are really a one-off and I can't see the same spend occuring month after month.

    You make some poorly based assumptions.

    None of the assumptions are the least bit poorly based. To assume that a company which makes money off a store won't continue to come up with things for people to spend money on would be the poor assumption.

     

    Given how many people I saw running around in game with the ridiculous sunglasses and boxing gloves, I would also say people aren't just spending money on bag/bank space.

     

    You'll also notice in my assumption I helped the B2P model by assuming a 100% continue to play rate which raises how much the subscription type of game costs. In reality you at best end up with a 50% rate on the first month if not lower which further increases the cost difference between the two models.

     

    But be that guy who just says anything anyone says is just wrong if it is at all critical of the game they love.

  • QtarQtar BitolaPosts: 165Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Stuff like this is why I laugh when people claim this game is B2P.  GW1 was, but not this one.

    how that? in gw1 you have also to buy extra storage space , costumes etc etc..

    Currently playing: HC Diablo 3, DDO
    MMORPG experiences:EQ2, AoC(pre f2p), Lotro,GW1,DDO, Aion,WoW( stop with wotlk),Allods, GW2
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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Stuff like this is why I laugh when people claim this game is B2P.  GW1 was, but not this one.

    Laugh all you want, it actually doesn't come down to personal opinion.  The game is B2P, that's a fact.  You could buy the same exact sorts of things in GW1, and as far as I know, you couldn't earn most of them through in-game play like you can in GW2.  At least make a good point if you're going to sneer at a game.

  • PigEyePigEye campbellsville, KYPosts: 78Member
    Not one red cent. The game only held my interest for about 3 weeks =/

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  • IsawaIsawa Middle 0 Nowhere, ORPosts: 1,051Member
    Just been converting in game gold. I've expanded my bank x3 and bought some minis and some other stuff haha.
  • shadow9d9shadow9d9 Boca Raton, FLPosts: 366Member

    0.  Upgraded the bank twice via gold in game... and still have plenty left.  Game is kind of boring now though...

     

    I will never pay a dime through microtransactions ever.

  • CyraelCyrael VA, USAPosts: 88Member Uncommon
    $0, and I don't see that changing any time soon. Why would I waste real money when I can just use gold?
  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    None yet, but i intend to. I like having the option of supporting the devs of great games like this one. I am just in a position right now where i can't afford to do much of anything but when it's all said and done i will. I notably need bigger bank spaces hehe.  Little things i collect. I have too much cooking prep ingredients for example.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    I like the game, I don't see anything wrong with spending £8.50 every month or two, its less than what other mmos force you to pay.
  • jacklojacklo BlackpoolPosts: 570Member
    Originally posted by SnarlingWolf
    Originally posted by jacklo
    Originally posted by SnarlingWolf

     

     

    So with a normal subscription MMO you'd have brought in $3120 from these people. If you assume best case scenario and they've all just subbed up for month 2 at $15 it would be $3900.

     

     

    With GW2 model and this poll and assuming dead center in each choice as the average spent and assuming $300 for the 251+ you end up with: ~$4340 or 1.4x as much money spent over if 100% of the people subbing for a second month in a sub based game.

     

    Yes B2P as the future sounds great for gamers...

    Seems almost everyone who purchased, bought bag/bank space. Those are really a one-off and I can't see the same spend occuring month after month.

    You make some poorly based assumptions.

    None of the assumptions are the least bit poorly based. To assume that a company which makes money off a store won't continue to come up with things for people to spend money on would be the poor assumption.

     

    Given how many people I saw running around in game with the ridiculous sunglasses and boxing gloves, I would also say people aren't just spending money on bag/bank space.

     

    You'll also notice in my assumption I helped the B2P model by assuming a 100% continue to play rate which raises how much the subscription type of game costs. In reality you at best end up with a 50% rate on the first month if not lower which further increases the cost difference between the two models.

     

    But be that guy who just says anything anyone says is just wrong if it is at all critical of the game they love.

    I don't mind being critical, there's plenty I don't like about GW2.

    To jump in and make assumptions based on a poll with only 50 or so votes, seems a bit premature.

    My argument still stands and it doesn't matter whether it's GW2 or not, you're talking about the whole B2P model.

    The vast majority have spent nothing, some chose to make things easier by buying something they may see as essential, in this case bank and bag space.

    If a gamer has disposable income he wants to dispose of to increase his enjoyment, how is that bad for gamers?

    It doesn't lessen my enjoyment of the game.

    So be that guy who in the absence of a reasonable argument, stoops to the safety zone of calling me a fanboy.

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