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  • TierlessTierless ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,377

    I would still buy it. It's far from perfect but a perfect casual MMO to give me a fix until some brace company makes a quality sandbox.

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  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 3,185
    Originally posted by Xobdnas

    I would still buy it. It's far from perfect but a perfect casual MMO to give me a fix until some brace company makes a quality sandbox.

    No such thing will come out. The reason being is the the Sandbox gamers are a small group, not a large group where you can actually get new gamers to play. That is the growth market.


  • OnigodOnigod Member UncommonPosts: 756

    Why have the only no option as No way, it's such a fail

     

    i vote no but the game is not a fail its just not what i expected and to easy for my tastes and the pvp is not competive enough to make it feel worth my time.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,164
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by Xobdnas

    I would still buy it. It's far from perfect but a perfect casual MMO to give me a fix until some brace company makes a quality sandbox.

    No such thing will come out. The reason being is the the Sandbox gamers are a small group, not a large group where you can actually get new gamers to play. That is the growth market.

    I don't totally agree with you here. I think that the main reason why sandbox MMOs arent popular is because nobody release a quality one in years. EvE is not bad, but most MMORPG player don't want to play a spaceship. And don't tell me about bugged crap made by amateur'  like Darkfall or Mortal Online.

    I'm willing to bet that the day a good company put the money into making a quality sandbox game, which would also be a game that doesn't force everybody into FFA PvP, it will work and sell. What killed all attempts of sandbox MMOs so far except UO and EvE is poor production quality and/or poor design and/or forced FFA PvP for everybody. Very few want to play a game that looks ugly, where character animations look like the toons have something solid rammed up their bottom, and where you get farmed at the newbie spawn point by people playing the game for longer than you. It's has nothing to do with the game being sandbox or not.

    If someone makes a sandbox MMORPG with the production quality of GW2, I'm sure the game will work.

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  • aerinndisaerinndis Member Posts: 67
    Yep. It's a good game. I'm no longer playing it, but I got months of enjoyment out of it. It was completely worth buying IMO. I still think enough of it to hang around and see what changes they are making to the game. I'm sure I will return at some point.
  • leaf16nutleaf16nut Member UncommonPosts: 26

    I bought GW2, played the beta and haven't touched it since... Not sure why I even bought it to begin with, knowing it was just another themepark carebear fest, guess it was the hype.

     

    Would I buy GW2 after I have played it? No, not a chance in hell, I shouldn't have bought it before I played it!

  • DartmedDartmed Member Posts: 36

    I got 240 hours in it . Now I don't log to often but I can log (since its a subscription free game) and check things out if I want to . ALso from time to time I do log andplay with friends either a fractal or some pvp. So all and all .

    Yes I would buy the game since it gave a very good value for my money  

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly Member UncommonPosts: 734


    Originally posted by Onigod
    Why have the only no option as No way, it's such a fail i vote no but the game is not a fail its just not what i expected and to easy for my tastes and the pvp is not competive enough to make it feel worth my time.

    aw sorry I mean you could choose "probably NO" or "other" as for me definitive NO = fail, but I can be wrong too.

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • Greymantle4Greymantle4 Member UncommonPosts: 809
    No...  I have yet to stay longer then 2 months in any MMO since I left Wow. I have been without a MMO since the first month of GW2 and have no plans on playing any until they come out with features I'm looking for. The repopulation is on my watch list. We shall see down the road if it can pull me in and keep me. 
  • darkhalf357xdarkhalf357x Member UncommonPosts: 1,237
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    Guys I don't want to troll or tell GW2 is bad game and not worth to be played.

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

    TBH if I knew I would not buy it from the start but may be wait till it get's polished and cheaper to try it (like after may be 1 year).

    I think I was hyped about GW and not really GW2 (if I could come back in time and play fresh, not dead, GW again, I would).

    That why I wonder what do you think about?

    Please try to be tolerant and not feel personally offended my my poll, I'm just curious and not getting on fragile nerves of overexcited fans.

    Considering most games of this quality prior had subs Im not sure what you are saving with 60 dollars.  You cant beat that value for what you get.

    If you played for 3 months you made your money back.  Then remember it IS an MMORPG so it will have updates/changes/expansions giving you reason to come back in maybe a year.  And guess how much that would cost you?  Nothing.

    For the quality I got for what I paid it was worth it... and I only log in a few times a month.  

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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly Member UncommonPosts: 734

    thanks to all for sharing opinions.=)
    as I told "like" "dislike" etc is just own choice of everyone.

    Very please avoid to call my question "silly" if you don't want to get into or give answer (funny, it was not a case).

    Question I keep asking myself is: do I have fun and pleasure worth to spend 60$ and my time?
    I'm still not convinced, I believe I got hyped and bought game too fast (better for me would be wait till more content, polish etc etc) or just get it for cheap/free and be sure you got what you payed for...

    GW2 is not my biggest disappointment, however, Aion was.

    Asking you all not because I want to troll game someone loves, but to understand if I'm alone to have doubt about and be sure it's NOT what I was hyped about.

    GW1 worth every single $ I spent for boxes and shop, as I got great FUN, nice time and felt home for years there. GW2 is sure more like console single player comparable, so I understand people who said about console games vs GW2.

    Again, I think any game is question of taste and don't want argue with anyone who like or dislike any game.

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm Member Posts: 298
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    thanks to all for sharing opinions.=)
    as I told "like" "dislike" etc is just own choice of everyone.

    Very please avoid to call my question "silly" if you don't want to get into or give answer (funny, it was not a case).

    Question I keep asking myself is: do I have fun and pleasure worth to spend 60$ and my time?
    I'm still not convinced, I believe I got hyped and bought game too fast (better for me would be wait till more content, polish etc etc) or just get it for cheap/free and be sure you got what you payed for...

    GW2 is not my biggest disappointment, however, Aion was.

    Asking you all not because I want to troll game someone loves, but to understand if I'm alone to have doubt about and be sure it's NOT what I was hyped about.

    GW1 worth every single $ I spent for boxes and shop, as I got great FUN, nice time and felt home for years there. GW2 is sure more like console single player comparable, so I understand people who said about console games vs GW2.

    Again, I think any game is question of taste and don't want argue with anyone who like or dislike any game.

    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.  

  • craftseekercraftseeker Member RarePosts: 1,740
    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.

  • HomituHomitu Member UncommonPosts: 2,030
    Originally posted by MightyChasm
    Originally posted by Homitu
    Originally posted by tank017
    Originally posted by Corehaven
    Originally posted by tank017

    I probably wouldnt buy it..

     

    If were going to compare MMO's to single player games,I could easily say games like TES and Fallout type games last you much longer for the price.Ive been playing Fallout 3 alone for about 2 years now.

     

    I used to play EQ,Asheron's Call,Daoc , and a few other MMO's hardcore. I played them for years,not a couple months.

    Its based on preference really, my taste of MMO's come from the dawn of the MMO age,not todays standards.

    There are exceptions,I think The Secret World is worth the price just by the sheer uniqueness of it.

    You mean to say you've played Fallout 3 for 2 years.  Straight?  What in the world have you been doing in it?  There's a lot of content to that game, but not 2 years worth.  Oh, did you mean you played it for a month or two and then went back to it later and played some more off and on for 2 years?  Yea I could see that. 

    Fallt 3 does not have 2 years of content in it.  Not even close.  I did absolutely everything there was to do in that game in a month easy, ignoring the story stuff just so I could explore the entirity of it. 

    Now if you've been playing on and off for 2 years I get that.  Of course.....you could do that with GW2 as well.  So your point is entirely missed by me.

    Does anyone play a game every single day for years when they say they play a game for years? probably not

    Its more likely they go back to it.I'll play Fallout 3 for a couple months,take a break and go back for a couple more.Ive also been fooling around with a lot of mods,which logs me more game time

    so yes,Ive been going back to Fallout 3 for about 2 years. Im actively playing it now.

    As for GW2,I havent played it for months and have no urge to return.

    I think the point he was trying to make is that years is a rather meaningless unit when trying to describe time spent playing a game.  I mean I could say I've been playing Final Fantasy 7 for 15 years!  I still almost always fire it up and play through it once annually, after all. 

    The real issue is bang for your buck.  How much entertainment you get (however you wish to quantify or qualify it--we are apparently attempting to quantify using units of time) per dollar spent.  A game may give you 100 hours of extremely fun entertainment, but what if it cost $500?  Would it be worth it?  Most people would probably answer no.  What about 500 hours of gameplay for $100?  100 hours for $60?  There are other factors that may influence your full evaluation (qualification), but you can see the point I and the other poster are trying to make. 

    If you're using time to quantify your entertainment gained, it will never yield a perfect evaluation; but hours played are undoubtedly better than years. 

    I've has single player games that I have completed in a few hours; they were still worth my money, those few hours were fun.  

    That's exactly the point about qualification I was trying to make. 

  • Squeak69Squeak69 Member UncommonPosts: 959
    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

    F2P may be the way of the future, but ya know they dont make them like they used toimage
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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly Member UncommonPosts: 734

    [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

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  • craftseekercraftseeker Member RarePosts: 1,740
    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. 

  • simpliussimplius Member UncommonPosts: 1,134

    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

  • LeucentLeucent Member Posts: 2,371
    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.

  • MdpatsMdpats Member UncommonPosts: 176
    I would for sure. Don't play it as much at the moment because I need some time to adapt. Wonderful thing is, I don't need to pay monthly.
  • Uzur9Uzur9 Member UncommonPosts: 35
    Yes Ide still buy it.  Sure Ive not really played much lately (played more GW1 then 2),  Ide say I got my 80$ *got the DDE* out of it and even if I dont play for amonth or 2 I can jump back on (no subs deff. like that)     Heck Ive still got TONS of stuff I can do,  max my crafting, legendary gear, dungeon armour gear...
  • MightyChasmMightyChasm Member Posts: 298
    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

    haha that is funny shit, want a beer some time? 

  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    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.

     

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  • KuppaKuppa Member UncommonPosts: 3,292
    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.

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  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    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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