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GW2 free trial & SWTOR goes F2P on the same date

Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon

The Guild Wars 2 free trial weekend starts at the same time as SWTOR goes free to play. Coincidence? I think not. GW2 announced the free trial only a week ago, which seems suspicious to me that they would only give a weeks notice. Maybe they were in a hurry to compete with SWTOR ??

Don't you love a good conspiracy theory?

 

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  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJPosts: 457Member Uncommon

    And as mentioned before, it's NGE Day!

    I'm locking my door, putting on the tinfoil hat. brb.

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  • ScivaSciva NonePosts: 299Member Uncommon
    Anet probably isn't even worried about SWTOR considering it's terrible ftp model. It's most likely done to tie in with the event anyway, grab a few more people by staging somthing awesome.
  • thekzethekze Montreal, QCPosts: 179Member
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!
  • Ban_KhaerosBan_Khaeros Panmington, NDPosts: 27Member
    I want more doom threads about GW2.
  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 968Member Uncommon
    Not a coincindence.
  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thekze
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!

    My feelings exactly.

     

  • ForTheCityForTheCity Los Angeles, CAPosts: 307Member
    what type of "f2p" model is SWTOR going? 
  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,218Member Uncommon
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,631Member Uncommon
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  • saurus123saurus123 nonePosts: 602Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aRtFuLThinG
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image

    tortanic 2? :D

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 15,336Member Rare

    And Uncharted Waters Online resets company contributions on the same day, too!  What a coincidence!

    Oh wait, that's been the 15th of every month ever since the game launched.  And ArenaNet and EA have no reason to care about UWO.

    Sounds like a classic example of the birthday problem to me.

  • HalandirHalandir nnPosts: 766Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by aRtFuLThinG
    Maybe Arenanet just wanted to finish off Swtor for good, lol image

    I think Arenanet is a bit too busy with damagecontrol in their own backyard to finish anything off right now image

     

    We dont need casuals in our games!!! Errm... Well we DO need casuals to fund and populate our games - But the games should be all about "hardcore" because: We dont need casuals in our games!!!
    (repeat ad infinitum)

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Originally posted by Sciva
    Anet probably isn't even worried about SWTOR considering it's terrible ftp model. It's most likely done to tie in with the event anyway, grab a few more people by staging somthing awesome.

    Yep and considering one of the main reasons people left in droves was due to the construct of the end game, dungeon/raid only progression does not a good game make.

     

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,257Member Uncommon
    soooooooooooooo EXCITING!
  • maccarthur2004maccarthur2004 SPosts: 511Member Uncommon

    I think that nowadays any mmo wow-clone focused only on single-player like contents is fated to fail earlier than expected, and if they do a game full of flawed imitations (like SWTOR), worse.

    Archeage seens more promisor because it will try recreate the UO experience in a updated version.

     

     

     

     

     



  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member
    As the saying goes... no matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd.
  • LoLifeLoLife LA, CAPosts: 174Member
    Originally posted by Blazer6992
    Originally posted by thekze
    It was planned. You guys might think it's not and that Arena.net doesn't care but I'm convinced that the "high level" management all agreed to the same date. It's all about the money!

    My feelings exactly.

     

    Its always about money if it wasn't EA would be a much better company.

     

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