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What will be Guild Wars 2's main Competition?

tro44_1tro44_1 Member Posts: 1,819

Since GW2 will finally be a MMORPG, what will be it's main Competition, and how do you think it will it effect Guild Wars 2 play style and future development?

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  • LeucrottaLeucrotta Member Posts: 679

    Anets bussiness model dusnt have any compitition.

    Nothing will stop players buying guild wars and playing it alongside other mmo's as it is free to play, that imo made gw1 a success.

     

    On the other hand GW2 can be a big competition for all P2P mmo's as what ive read so far GW2 is gonna offer the same if not more game features then P2P mmo's so why pay mothly fee for something GW2 offers free.

  • QuirhidQuirhid Member UncommonPosts: 6,230

    There's hardly any competition for GW's competitive PvP (GvG and the like) but there's quite a few competitors regarding the world PvP (or RvR if you want to call it that). I can't pick any game in particular though.

    Main competitor in the PvE side of the game would be Star Wars: The Old Republic since, what I've come to understand, both have a strong emphasis on story.

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  • vistakahvistakah Member Posts: 118
    Originally posted by tro44_1


    Since GW2 will finally be a MMORPG, what will be it's main Competition, and how do you think it will it effect Guild Wars 2 play style and future development?

     

    If they build it to compete against another game you can place a big FAIL stamp on the game cover. If they build it to improve on the original which i wasn't a huge fan of because of the henchman and the fact that everything was small scaled and worse off instanced then it will be a stand alone success.

    Their goal should be fun factor.  Little or no major effort to be able to compete in a PVP world which is what GW is mostly about. Ideally it will be a game with classes anybody can play just like GW1 so you don't have a pile of class balanced whine and cheesers, and a large world that fosters combat similar to how DAOC is laid out. Make it about the game play and not so much the game itself.  I  after many many years of playing grinders will never again play/buy another grind based MMO.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 40,938
    Originally posted by Leucrotta


    Anets bussiness model dusnt have any compitition.
    Nothing will stop players buying guild wars and playing it alongside other mmo's as it is free to play, that imo made gw1 a success.
     
    On the other hand GW2 can be a big competition for all P2P mmo's as what ive read so far GW2 is gonna offer the same if not more game features then P2P mmo's so why pay mothly fee for something GW2 offers free.

    Free games tend to draw more riff-raff than P2P's.

     

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  • jotulljotull Member Posts: 256
    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Originally posted by Leucrotta


    Anets bussiness model dusnt have any compitition.
    Nothing will stop players buying guild wars and playing it alongside other mmo's as it is free to play, that imo made gw1 a success.
     
    On the other hand GW2 can be a big competition for all P2P mmo's as what ive read so far GW2 is gonna offer the same if not more game features then P2P mmo's so why pay mothly fee for something GW2 offers free.

    Free games tend to draw more riff-raff than P2P's.

     

    Perfect world has one of the nicest most mature communities out ther as does DDO and Runes Of Magic...you were saying?

     

  • ForceQuitForceQuit Member Posts: 350
    Originally posted by Leucrotta


    Anets bussiness model dusnt have any compitition.
    Nothing will stop players buying guild wars and playing it alongside other mmo's as it is free to play, that imo made gw1 a success.
     
    On the other hand GW2 can be a big competition for all P2P mmo's as what ive read so far GW2 is gonna offer the same if not more game features then P2P mmo's so why pay mothly fee for something GW2 offers free.

     

    That's a pretty good assessment, I think.  No one else has quite the monetization model that Arenanet offers.  It won't get in the way of P2P, and yet should be significantly better than most F2P.

     

    So, GW2 should harmonize nicely into its own niche and do quite well for itself.

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148Member CommonPosts: 6,690

    I'm not sure what their competition will be but Arenanet will prove that you can make a high quality mmo and not have a monthly fee.

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  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    the main  one !lol!from the most unexptected part of the globe!it will probably be from china since blizzard will reash the same old ,(unless they surprise us and bring back world raid .or do some of the instancing or phaze to 1000 of player on a single map!

    that hope aside its main competition will be GRAND MUNDO!

  • bambookbambook Member UncommonPosts: 180

    Dude its time to realize that its no longer a competition in gaming industry, its what people prefer to play. There are so many MMOS that its not about whats best or better its about what you like more. If people still play Anarchy Online, Everquest 1 and UO  then those might as well be a competition to GW2 lol. see my point?

  • QuirhidQuirhid Member UncommonPosts: 6,230
    Originally posted by bambook


    Dude its time to realize that its no longer a competition in gaming industry, its what people prefer to play. There are so many MMOS that its not about whats best or better its about what you like more. If people still play Anarchy Online, Everquest 1 and UO  then those might as well be a competition to GW2 lol. see my point?

     

    If your statement is "There is no competition because there is a player group who will play whatever they want disregarding the quality completely", you are wrong. There are people who buy cars in total disregard of how good cars they are. They just happen to favor the brand they are used to. A brand which they have emotional ties.

    This demographic is marginal at best. Very small. And no matter how much competition, how much better the competing brand is, they will buy that buy the car they "want". Most people do look at the specs of a car and buy the best. That is why there is competition.

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  • SweetZoidSweetZoid Member Posts: 437
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Originally posted by bambook


    Dude its time to realize that its no longer a competition in gaming industry, its what people prefer to play. There are so many MMOS that its not about whats best or better its about what you like more. If people still play Anarchy Online, Everquest 1 and UO  then those might as well be a competition to GW2 lol. see my point?

     

    If your statement is "There is no competition because there is a player group who will play whatever they want disregarding the quality completely", you are wrong. There are people who buy cars in total disregard of how good cars they are. They just happen to favor the brand they are used to. A brand which they have emotional ties.

    This demographic is marginal at best. Very small. And no matter how much competition, how much better the competing brand is, they will buy that buy the car they "want". Most people do look at the specs of a car and buy the best. That is why there is competition.

     

    A game is about good features and that you will have fun with the game, if you want a car its about the look and the qality of it. You cant compare a game and a car.You crossed the line.

  • aurikenauriken Member UncommonPosts: 11
    Originally posted by SweetZoid

    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Originally posted by bambook


    Dude its time to realize that its no longer a competition in gaming industry, its what people prefer to play. There are so many MMOS that its not about whats best or better its about what you like more. If people still play Anarchy Online, Everquest 1 and UO  then those might as well be a competition to GW2 lol. see my point?

     

    If your statement is "There is no competition because there is a player group who will play whatever they want disregarding the quality completely", you are wrong. There are people who buy cars in total disregard of how good cars they are. They just happen to favor the brand they are used to. A brand which they have emotional ties.

    This demographic is marginal at best. Very small. And no matter how much competition, how much better the competing brand is, they will buy that buy the car they "want". Most people do look at the specs of a car and buy the best. That is why there is competition.

     

    A game is about good features and that you will have fun with the game, if you want a car its about the look and the qality of it. You cant compare a game and a car.You crossed the line.

     

    wth? i bought my car because it has good features and i can have fun with it. as well as the look and quality. he wasnt comparing, he was using it as an example. you got what he said, but your view is wrong.

    i still love playing GW1 because its been good to me, i like working for my titles and see what it brings me in GW2.

    i still love driving my S2000 because its been good to me, i like working on my car and see what competition it brings me.

     

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  • JacobinJacobin Member RarePosts: 1,009

    No other mmo offers or has plans to offer a similar level of competition except for maybe Global Agenda, but even it doesn't have a rank based ladder system, or anywhere near the skills / character build options - although real time combat is very unique.

     

    The addition of a persistant world should cater to the many people who whine about instancing, which I see as a serious threat to many of the p2p mmos.

     

    I can see it selling 8 million copies easily.

  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Member Posts: 4,640

    Guild Wars is very similar to Eve online.

    It has no competition.

    Guild Wars 2 will be similar to GW1 so I can expect to just buy a game box, expansions and adventure packs.

    Only other quality game that does that is DDO but both games are very different.

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  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    they are in a market of their own ,they dont have competition since its bopmt(buy one play multiple time)

    yes they ll have what they had in gw like pvp kit ,prob pve kit also this time around to unlock all skill or maybe even crafting

    but its not a game breaker!i do hope arenanet charge me at least 5 $ a month(why?)i will garanty good support even when its after its usefull life.wich now is lacking a lot .cant organise  money tournement if you dont have revenue coming in!

    thats why i think gw2 should charge 5 $ a month  for event support .they cant even make it optional for those that want to participate in those tournament but the idea is for the pvp to have the continued ressource to be epic!

    they might do their version of a e-store game (a la asian)wich wasnt to bad and invasive last time i went in gw

    so this time it could be good also!main competition if im truthfull

    shenmo

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    thats about it!wow last i checked wasnt avail in asia so it cut them off from lot of gamer

    since we know gw was avail in most country (ok maybe not china since they are very protectionist of their part of the world,but i understand china when you have 1300 million citizen ,for them even 1 % of criminal means 13 million criminal so the have to be more severe then the average country.but if you argue in a respectfull matter and dont do mafia like manifestation(union go in the street seed chao,china cant have even one of those, because population could destroy a city and in the aftermat say :what have we done!)chinese can explain their situation .true tho that since nobody argue in a respectfull mather the power at the top got corruted so china ruler might have to implement a system (that people cant be traced back to them ,about complain against

    those corrupted chinese gov representative.china look bad when its because of those corrupted official that weir pant of gold and eat diamond like candy!

  • TweFojuTweFoju Member UncommonPosts: 1,235
    Originally posted by Rockgod99


    Guild Wars is very similar to Eve online.
    It has no competition.
    Guild Wars 2 will be similar to GW1 so I can expect to just buy a game box, expansions and adventure packs.
    Only other quality game that does that is DDO but both games are very different.

     

    if you say GW is similar to EvE, then you can consider Earthrise, because Earthrise is pretty much EvE but you're not controlling a Space Ship

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  • ZeroxinZeroxin Member UncommonPosts: 2,515

    GW2s competition will be Eve's Winter expansion and WoW Cataclysm expansion..... but you can play those games alongside GW2 which is always the upside.

    This is not a game.

  • zollenzollen Member Posts: 351

    Will GW2 become a serious competitor of World Of Warcraft? If so, will GW2 be a even more serious contender than GW1 did to WOW?

     

     

     

     

  • Nebojsa15Nebojsa15 Member UncommonPosts: 20

    GW2's main competition will probably be Blade and Soul Online and TERA online... all 3 games are coming out at similar times and have a lot to offer. Also i predict that these 3 will probably be 3 of the top 5 mmos for the next few years

  • redOrcredOrc Member Posts: 100

    The new secrete game from blizard that is going to replace WOW.

    It will have lore as GW. Buy the box and any expansions, no monthly fee.

     

  • tro44_1tro44_1 Member Posts: 1,819
    Originally posted by redOrc


    The new secrete game from blizard that is going to replace WOW.
    It will have lore as GW. Buy the box and any expansions, no monthly fee.
     

    But rumor it is Sci-Fi

     

    so basically I see that sliceing a big chuck of its playerbase

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