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would you buy GW2 now, after you have played it?

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  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,946Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MightyChasm
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by Bladestrom
    Originally posted by craftseeker
    Originally posted by Squeak69
    Originally posted by craftseeker
    Originally posted by gessekai332
    so you dont think paying 50 bucks once is worth 3 months of unlimited playtime for a personal hobby. thats really, really funny. have fun dealing with real world expenses when you get older, kid.

    Your argument only applies if in fact you play fro 3 months or more and enjoy it.  I played for less than threee hours and hated it. Therefore for me it was not worth it. There are others with similar experiences of GW2.  At this level of disappointment in a product there is no difference between the B2P and subscription model as most subscription games have a box price that includes 30 days.  As I would not have been a subscriber to this game the loss is the same.

    question if this where a single player game, how would this be anydiffrent.

    or do you want free to play games and thats the end of it.

    because that sounds more like people not being willing to spend money for something but still wanting it.

    adn that is the crux of what F2P is in the end no matter what anyone says (and im sure they will)

    people wanting to play games for free and not haveing to ever pay for it, while those of us that are willing to pay for a game so its has high quality watch a genra we love turned into a quick cash scam

    If it was a single player game I would not have bought it at all.  I do not play single player RPGs.

    As to "free to pay and pay again" no not a fan.  I like the subscription model , "Buy to Play" seems to me to be F2P with a box price and a cash shop. 

     B2P is F2P with a cash shop, this is not a secret btw. , A customer wanting to pay a subscription rather than play for free with the option to buy things as they want them is a bit insane.  Are you comparing a sub game against a greeedy/poor F2P game in your head  perhaps?

    Going with that logic, Diable 3 would be better as a subscription based game.

     

    B2P ain't F2P with a cash shop. Pretty big difference actually. The barrier of entry is not as big as P2P but not even close to F2P, which is the whole point of F2P. Besides GW2's specific model not only revolves around the CS but also expansions.

    Re the  'it is shit' comment  above - learn to enjoy life a bit more?  back to the discussion, With GW2 I think you are right because it looks as if Anet are up to the task of improving the development time for expansions so they do indeed cover the costs and therefore have less reliance on the cash shop (good thing)

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  • megera23megera23 BurgasPosts: 239Member

    Yes, it was definitely worth it for me. Plus, I love those first months in an MMO when everything's new, everybody's clueless and just finding out how the game works etc. Even though I'm taking a break atm I've already had a ton of fun (standing at around 700 hours) whether it be playing WvW in the middle of the night and defending with 5 people against a force 3 times our number or taking part in the different holyday events. Especially loved the Halloween one, with the Mad King's Clocktower. I probably spent around 15-20 hours only doing this particular jumping puzzle.

     

    While it's not perfect, and currently GW1 > GW2 in my heart, I'm sure I'll be spending many more hours playing GW2 in the future, when I'm in the mood for an MMO again.

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon
    Absolutely great game. Compliment coming from somebody that considered gw1 trash. And did not have high hopes for gw2. But after started to play it ... increcible game. Miriads of jewels, small and big, all fun. Including vistas, skill point challenges, incredible realism for game of environment, incredible preformance of game client, ... Great game again.
  • simpliussimplius nakskovPosts: 1,043Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Leucent
    Originally posted by simplius

    yes its a bargain compared to the many hours of entertainment

    i would even have bought and subbed it at normal price,,its the best mmo on the market now

    anet didnt fool around when they made this,,there is love and hard work in every little detail

    this is the game, that other mmos will be measured against

    We have many years of crap I gues then.

    compared to this,,yes

    dont like it?,,dont play it,,youre not bound by a sub here

    and if you didnt get your $ of fun from box price, you dont belong in mmos

    but if you can find a mmo developer that can make the same quality as this, please let us know

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    [quote]Originally posted by MightyChasm
    [b][quote] Originally posted by Lovely_Laly [quote][i]Originally posted by MightyChasm It was a fun thread Lady, some take these questions too seriously which is a shame.   Just a bit of fun which is, I am sure, what you intended.  Gw1 was fantastic, GW2 was a poorer version of it.  [/b][/quote] "I love you, man" =XD P.S. LOL sorry I fail to quote[/quote]haha that is funny shit, want a beer some time? [/b][/quote]
    LOL sure, "dwarf ale", like in good old time.=D

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,665Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Theocritus
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Only IMHO, this game last like 3 months, then became "old" or "boring" so not exciting or fun for many of us. 

    If a game is fun for three months and then gets boring, that's pretty good, don't you think?  A lot of games won't make it to three hours before they get boring.

     I measure MMOs differently from single player games...To me a MMO should be epic and last years.....THe ones I have enjoyed the most also lasted me the longest....If I only get a couple months enjoyment out of a MMO then it wasnt that good of a game for me....Thats why they need to quit making MMOs for short term entertainment and focus on what used to make them last.

    Well, I think that sort of design is gone now. Not a lot of MMOs (if any) are designed to be played for years on end without any break. The early MMOs did last quite a bit but then again they had horrible and I mean ultra super duper horrible grind and time sinks. It's like those games didn't value your time. 

    Also as more and more MMOs are dropping sub fees, MMO companies don't need to implement pointless grind just to keep you subbed. I think of current MMOs as more of your typical games. They are supposed to be played as a hobby/game  not act as a second life. This is completely different to games like EQ which literally required you to dedicate most of your time to the game. If you played 7-14 hours a week in EQ, you weren't going to get anywhere.

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  • tr289tr289 wheeling, ILPosts: 236Member

    Nope i wouldn't buy it again.

     

    The PvE in this game is kinda OK and in my opinion Anet should have just made GW2 into s single player RPG. After you finish the story mode the PvE is just bad, dumb, done before a 1000 times, un inovated... I will just stop there.

     

    The sPvP and WvW which i would assume most people bought the game for is beyond bad. sPvP is all the same cookie cutter builds and WvW, while fun because of the people playing it, is so unbalanced class wise , full or exploits, full of hacks, totally irrationally thought out, poorly designed, poorly implimented. I can't say a single good thing about it. To make things worse, if you listen to the state of the game video, those 2 morons talking about class balance and apex preditors... Well they know a lot about being Apex morons but little about being Apex preditors and it's no wonder the sPvP and WvW is so bad.

     

    GW2 did a few thing's marginaly well but the things they got wrong they got wrong on a level never seen in a MMO. The locked skillbars, really ? The targeting system where you have to down load an app to make the game play like a retarded FPS... Those 2 things alone make GW2 a really bad game. Sadly that's just 2 of the many fails that you will find in GW2.

     

    If you like single player PvE it's worth buying. If you like MMO's or PvP this game is complete garbage. But that's just my opinion.

     

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    I answered other simply because there was no option for a simple yes. My reasoning doesn't really fit your excuses why I would say yes. Personally for me, it's a good game well worth the price. And even though I haven't logged in for a couple of months I still don't regret buying it one single bit.

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  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Only IMHO, this game last like 3 months, then became "old" or "boring" so not exciting or fun for many of us. 

    If a game is fun for three months and then gets boring, that's pretty good, don't you think?  A lot of games won't make it to three hours before they get boring.

    I played regularly for about 3 months after launch and loved it. After I got my 2nd character to 80 i had burnt out a bit and stopped playing for a while.

    However, when I saw the Wintersday festivities it piqued my interest and I loaded it up again. If it was a subscription game I would never have gone back, but because GW2 is B2P I was able to just patch the game up and get back to playing. This week I have created a new character on a race/class I hadnt played before and I'm loving it.

    With the introduction of the living story I think it will keep more people interested :)

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  • bugmenobugmeno Iowa, IAPosts: 85Member
    Yes, but not the CE ;) 150€ waaaay overpriced, but a great game for 40-60$€.

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  • wardoxywardoxy BrgPosts: 81Member
    I wish I could have my money back.
  • EsLafielEsLafiel Radford, VAPosts: 92Member

    Farcry=80hrs,, oblivion over 4 years=500hrs,,,skyrim=100hr,,,ac 3= 50hrs, ff13=70hrs... and all I got for 60 dollars....

     

    Now gw2=1342hrs so far,,, so yes I would buy it in a heartbeat again.

  • Schoeneck93Schoeneck93 Boise, IDPosts: 70Member

    Game is solid, there's already massive content releases, EVERY Bug reported by the community has been fixed on the spot, the dev team has worked side by side WITH the community on the forums day-by-day, everything about this game is smooth-flowing, I have a theory, I see people saying this, about EVERY game that has come out over the past couple years. Not just one game. Not just two. Not just three, four or five, or eight or ten. ALL, OF, THEM. 

    So listen to this, I think we are becoming DESENSITIZED to the content, and what usd to make us excited and feel like we were in some sort of awesome fantasy world where everything was under our control, now just seems boring. All of it. I play any game for a while, and get instantly fucking bored. It's annoying. I start to think about it, and I AM DESENSITIZED. 

    It's the truth, and once you start to look at yourself, how you USED to look at games, and how you look at them now, and it is the truth. Guild Wars 2 is a game that totes a lot, but walks the walk every step of the way. It has everything they claimed to have. It IS IMPRESSIVE. Yet, I'm bored by it. 

  • SephirosoSephiroso Marietta, GAPosts: 1,160Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Theocritus
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Only IMHO, this game last like 3 months, then became "old" or "boring" so not exciting or fun for many of us. 

    If a game is fun for three months and then gets boring, that's pretty good, don't you think?  A lot of games won't make it to three hours before they get boring.

     I measure MMOs differently from single player games...To me a MMO should be epic and last years.....THe ones I have enjoyed the most also lasted me the longest....If I only get a couple months enjoyment out of a MMO then it wasnt that good of a game for me....Thats why they need to quit making MMOs for short term entertainment and focus on what used to make them last.

    You do realize people change right? Stop blaming the devs and start blaming yourself. The internet has changed you, me, society. This isn't some conspiracy bullshit either. The attitude towards mmos is completely different than it was back when EQ was a major powerhouse mmo or WoW was actually good and mmos actually consumed years of a persons live and they enjoyed every bit of it.

     

    Our tastes have changed and morphed into something devs can't keep up with so its not their fault if their creations only last us months whereas 10 years ago, it would have been a couple years if not more.

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  • teethteeth Atlanta, GAPosts: 67Member
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Only IMHO, this game last like 3 months, then became "old" or "boring" so not exciting or fun for many of us.

    Pretty much the same story for me. Though, tbh, it was a kick-ass 3 months before the "new wore off". Like some others have said, that's still a pretty good return on a $60 game. The PvE is kind of short and sweet and both the SPvP and WvW are really good, but they do get old, just like all other games. GW2 is still a great buy for the money, though.

  • IrishChaiIrishChai St Louis, MOPosts: 529Member Uncommon

     

    It's a great game and well worth the money. Not only do you get a lot more hours per dollar spent than most games, but you're getting a ton of great free DLC in a huge persistent multiplayer world. Whether that comes as expected or not because it's classified as an MMO, it's a simple fact that you easily get your money's worth. I can understand people just not liking the gameplay, but I can't understand people that say they enjoy the game but feel ripped off here. ArenaNet did a great job here and continues to keep it an awesome experience worth going back often to play new events and content.

  • Mange1Mange1 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 198Member Uncommon

    If it was 39.99 I would be happy right now.  As people have mentioned you put MMOs in a different category than console games money wise, with that said that only game I've bought in like the last year is Call of Duty BO2.  Everything else gets gamefly'd, which is another difference between MMOs and single player.

    You also can't forget the fact that pretty much anyone that has played more than a few months has bought gems.  I'd say they're into me for 100+ which is about what a subscription MMO would have.

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Only IMHO, this game last like 3 months, then became "old" or "boring" so not exciting or fun for many of us. 

    If a game is fun for three months and then gets boring, that's pretty good, don't you think?  A lot of games won't make it to three hours before they get boring.

     

    It's good, for a video game, but that doesn't mean it's also good for an MMO.  

     

    I think for a lot of MMO'rs, this genre is about something potentially much bigger than just another game genre.  These are the first 'alternate realities' in a way, an experience that has a whole other dimension on realness to it, due to the shared multiplayer experience, in a persistent world.  It doesn't necessarily even have to be a game, because it're really something much bigger, that's just mostly used for gaming.  At least, for now.

     

    There's the potential for so much more though.  Honestly, I don't get what's taking it so long to move in that direction, but at the very least, I'd like to see a bit more of that potential, in our gaming.

    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • OsoPrimeOsoPrime Scottsdale, AZPosts: 3Member
    Yes I would, it's basically the only MMO I play these days. I especially dig the fact that I can go play other things for a few days or weeks and come back and not have to worry about losing my raid spot because I wasn't taking the game seriously enough. 
  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon
    No I would not.

    That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  • CallsignVegaCallsignVega Chicago, ILPosts: 235Member Uncommon
    Just horrible noob PvP mechanics and everything else is about as boring as watching paint dry. So no, I don't like "lite" versions of MMORPG like GW2. 
  • BaleoutBaleout Grande Prairie, ABPosts: 141Member

    Yes i would still buy it why not it was fun for awhile.

     

    Wait,s till 5 months after ESO comes out so i can see the same questions and the same answers from people , you know its going to happen .

  • loulakiloulaki PatrasPosts: 918Member Uncommon

    well half says yes i love it and no other stage, but those who hate are not so sure...

     

    they just hate it cause it doesnt meet their imagination, i feel sorry for them they will never enjoy anything ...

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  • ElquinElquin Cleveland, OHPosts: 48Member
    I have 3 lvl 80 characters, 1 with map completion and the other 2 close behind and an additional 5 character slots with characters ranging from 30-66. One of each class. I can honestly say that I've never played a game so enjoyable as GW2. This isn't my first MMO... See my signature. I've played them all and enjoyed quite a few. I went into a period of time where games were not able to hold my attention and grew boring fast. I had been looking at GW2 for a while and thought I'd give it a try since there was no monthly sub. I was blown away. I love the world of Tyria, I love how vastly different each class is and how the classes alone make the game feel enitrely refreshing. You're free to play casually or hardcore... nothing and no one is forcing you to play any way but your own. The amount of content that's released has been amazing and the Holiday events are mindblowing. With all of that said... I would definitely buy GW2 knowing what it would be like now at this point. I might have been hesitant to try it at first, but I'm completely sold and still enjoying the game.

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  • ZetsueiZetsuei Dana, KYPosts: 252Member

    Probably not. While I did enjoy the game, certain aspects of it killed any enjoyment I could've gotten from it.

    The lack of trinity was a great idea and I welcomed it. After playing GW2 I have come to realize MMOs NEED that trinity. GW2 is a huge cluster of zerging and hoping for the best. Boss battles are so watered down because no one can be a true tank that they have no real throught built into them.  

    Dungeons. This one is mainly because of the lack of trinity. Doing dungeons in GW2 is just frustration and I avoid them like a plague.

    ArenaNet going back on their manifesto. The moment they announced ascended gear I knew it was the end of my time playing. A horizontal gear grind is fine, but adding a vertical one is something I didn't sign up for. Add on other minor issues like the global AH being a complete flop, and Dynamic events not being dynamic at all, and slowly it adds up to a game I just despise.

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