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Guild Wars 2: Refer-A-Friend Free Trial Set for November 12th

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common

    the trial is welcome news but its too limited at moment   (one specifc weekend)

     

    i look forward to a 10 hour "buddy" trial that starts any day

    similar to what GW1 does   http://www.guildwars.com/support/gwtrial.php

  • AesowhreapAesowhreap Omaha, NEPosts: 78Member
    I want to test my new computer on this game but don't have any friends who play it. Pm me if there is a way to meet you in the game.

    Best Regards, ...

  • SereliskSerelisk somewhere, NYPosts: 836Member
    Originally posted by grimal
    Weren't there a few people saying you'd have to wait a "long time" before a free trial was offered?

    I remember that too. It was the people saying that ArenaNet was a soulless moneygrabbing company who couldn't produce actual quality content, using their not launching the game with a free trial option as evidence of how GW2 is a quick cashgrab. lol

    People say a lot of dumb shit, this is the internet. Personally I wasn't among the people in TSW forums or another bashing endlessly until GW2 released and am looking forward to giving trials to a few of my friends who want to try it but can't afford to waste money cause they're a broke college student much like myself. :D

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

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  • 1vald21vald2 StuttgartPosts: 75Member

    All dem QQers saying "GW2 IS FAILING" and getting e-boners. 

    Seriously, guys. Look at yourself. You disgust me.

    Why? Because you have to bash every game, for no reason. (Don't like it? Nobody's forcing you to play or even look at the game.)

    Now those very few people who say, "I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED! THIS GAME IS SH@T" 

    Should've waited for free trials you n00bcakez! 

     

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  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member

    This irony of all this is that the people who will deride this game (and just about every other game in existence) for having a free trial, will probably be claiming how it's alright for THEIR game to have a trial and make equally stupid rationalizations on it.

    I can't help but facepalm at this hypocrisy, yet I am drawn to it like a car crash.

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon
    I'm not sure how capable their servers are of handling that many people. During the Halloween event, they went crazy just like they did at launch. That's probably why they're not offering a "normal" free trial.
  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by Rohn
    Originally posted by Toxia

    in before "GW2 is dying, free trials two months after launch" threads.

     

    send me a pm if anyone wants in for the trial.

     

    Wow, going to free buddy trials so quickly.  A sure sign of a bad, failed game.

    The same rationale has been used to bash every game that's had to resort to free buddy trials so quickly.  GW2 should be no different.  It has horrible longevity due to bad overall game design, and it's starting to show.

    I agree, why should GW2 not be seen in the same light as every other MMO that gives free a trail so quickly after release. Great looking world but bad game design is the problem GW2 has. With NCSofts latest numbers and this free trail i don't think GW2 is doing as well as the fans like us to believe.

     

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    I think GW2 is my favorite MMO just because of the fans on this site. Its like 1997 AOL chatrooms all over again. Keep up the great work folks!

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rimmersman
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Wow, going to free buddy trials so quickly.  A sure sign of a bad, failed game.

    The same rationale has been used to bash every game that's had to resort to free buddy trials so quickly.  GW2 should be no different.  It has horrible longevity due to bad overall game design, and it's starting to show.

    I agree, why should GW2 not be seen in the same light as every other MMO thsat gives free trail so quickly after release. Great looking world but bad game design is the problem GW2 has. With NCSofts latest numbers and this free trail i don't think GW2 is doing as well as the fans like us to believe.

    I've always seen the people who claim a MMORPG has failed just because it's giving out a free trial in a certain light. Looks like there's no need to change that now.

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Originally posted by Scalpless
    Originally posted by Rimmersman
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Wow, going to free buddy trials so quickly.  A sure sign of a bad, failed game.

    The same rationale has been used to bash every game that's had to resort to free buddy trials so quickly.  GW2 should be no different.  It has horrible longevity due to bad overall game design, and it's starting to show.

    I agree, why should GW2 not be seen in the same light as every other MMO thsat gives free trail so quickly after release. Great looking world but bad game design is the problem GW2 has. With NCSofts latest numbers and this free trail i don't think GW2 is doing as well as the fans like us to believe.

    I've always seen the people who claim a MMORPG has failed just because it's giving out a free trial in a certain light. Looks like there's no need to change that now.

    And then they start making those so called "excuses" that they claim everyone else does when others make a defense of their game having a trial when their game that-will-save-the-genre starts getting a trial.

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    Great move still have lots of people why wanne try GW2.

     

  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,661Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Enigmatus
    Originally posted by Scalpless
    Originally posted by Rimmersman
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Wow, going to free buddy trials so quickly.  A sure sign of a bad, failed game.

    The same rationale has been used to bash every game that's had to resort to free buddy trials so quickly.  GW2 should be no different.  It has horrible longevity due to bad overall game design, and it's starting to show.

    I agree, why should GW2 not be seen in the same light as every other MMO thsat gives free trail so quickly after release. Great looking world but bad game design is the problem GW2 has. With NCSofts latest numbers and this free trail i don't think GW2 is doing as well as the fans like us to believe.

    I've always seen the people who claim a MMORPG has failed just because it's giving out a free trial in a certain light. Looks like there's no need to change that now.

    And then they start making those so called "excuses" that they claim everyone else does when others make a defense of their game having a trial when their game that-will-save-the-genre starts getting a trial.

    WoW got a trial 1-2 years after release :D

    I would have loved to try it but it's limited to one weekend. I won't be able to play that weekend so I guess I will try it when they release another trial (or the price drops to 10 pounds :D)

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  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by Enigmatus

    This irony of all this is that the people who will deride this game (and just about every other game in existence) for having a free trial, will probably be claiming how it's alright for THEIR game to have a trial and make equally stupid rationalizations on it.

    I can't help but facepalm at this hypocrisy, yet I am drawn to it like a car crash.

    Bingo;;;;

    By the way i am quite surprised that they are offering free trials so soon. Looks like they are tryign to increase the box sales. What other recent MMOS offered free trials just two months after release.

  • IPolygonIPolygon ViennaPosts: 707Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by halflife25

    Originally posted by Enigmatus
    This irony of all this is that the people who will deride this game (and just about every other game in existence) for having a free trial, will probably be claiming how it's alright for THEIR game to have a trial and make equally stupid rationalizations on it. I can't help but facepalm at this hypocrisy, yet I am drawn to it like a car crash.

    Bingo;;;;

    By the way i am quite surprised that they are offering free trials so soon. Looks like they are tryign to increase the box sales. What other recent MMOS offered free trials just two months after release.

     

    Remember the trial keys are only active for three days. It's not like they (ANet) want to pull more people into the game just for the sake of it, but because they want to tell as many people as possible they can deliver on their promise of regular content updates. Seeing it for yourself is the best way.

    On another note, pm me if you want a key. I will at least give out 2 keys, one may be for a friend.
  • VaultarVaultar adelaidePosts: 339Member
    on the day of my bday..how lovely :)

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • lifeordinarylifeordinary AgadirPosts: 646Member
    Originally posted by IPolygon
     
    Remember the trial keys are only active for three days. It's not like they (ANet) want to pull more people into the game just for the sake of it, but because they want to tell as many people as possible they can deliver on their promise of regular content updates. Seeing it for yourself is the best way.

     

    On another note, pm me if you want a key. I will at least give out 2 keys, one may be for a friend.

    A trial is a trial regardless of how many days it lasts. Even TSW released a trial limited for 2 or 3 days and it was called a failure for doing so.

  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,863Member Uncommon


    Seems like listing servers as "Full" is a bit misleading :)

  • lifeordinarylifeordinary AgadirPosts: 646Member
    Originally posted by Gdemami


    Seems like listing servers as "Full" is a bit misleading :)

    Never cared much for server status anyways. It can be quite misleading. My server is high and PVE zones are deserted. Only place you get to see lots of people is in LA. And W v W is losing players too. I wonder where are all these players since my s erver is always high.

  • SvyySvyy , AKPosts: 1Member Common
    get in a guild and shut up about the server is empty like its not a big world in game 
  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    how the hell are we supposed to have friends when all we do is game all day..referring a friend would mean getting a life...noty i,m happy has i am.
  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    Does this mean we will see an influx of bots for those 3 days?
  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member Uncommon
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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by halflife25

    By the way i am quite surprised that they are offering free trials so soon. Looks like they are tryign to increase the box sales. What other recent MMOS offered free trials just two months after release.

    mmos?  i dont know

     

    popular online games: D3 offered a trial 3 months after release

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/08/15/play-diablo-iii-for-free-up-to-level-13/

     

  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    Games are not one size fits all, but you might as well give people an early look while the population is there. I don't blame them for this, I think its a good idea coming from some smart people. This game isn't really my cup of tea, but I think it still has its place and appeal. Remember this is a buy to play game. They already made thier money.
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