Look at LoL, you don't even need to buy the game.
box sales alone will keep GW2 going for years.
the cash shop (vanity items) are just a little extra for them
You kinda run content just for vanity items in GW. And fun of course. But there are no "upgrades" in running dungeon A or B. It's all cosmetic. So yea, vanity items are the thing.
So not really worth fretting over when gear doesn't have the same relevance as in other games. Not that it is irrelevant. Just not emphasized in the same way.
Off topic like crazy today. oO
I couldn't say the same for a certain game... cough swtor cough... I'm so tired of clones.
Funny, I was one of the WoW haters and talked up EQ2 at the time, now I'm with you on that feeling. Hope I'm right this time and not eating my foot in 6 months
I didn't see them explicitly ask for it. Keep the game bashing out of these forums. -Edge
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Didn't notice what section this was in before I started reading, and I thought you were talking about MoP. But yes, I do have a good feeling about GW2 though I still feel like the details are a little lacking and am worried the game might not even make it out this year.
Edit: But I actually go back to MMOs after a while though. Heck, I went back to original EQ last year for a couple of months to check out the new stuff/feel. Revisiting Warcraft currently after a 2 year hiatus, and I don't find Cata unpleasant. But I am currently on break from Rift for TOR. Keeps games interesting for me. :d
Didn't wanna sound like I was bashing.
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What the OP described reminds me a lot of a paradigm shift.
A paradigm is a viewpoint an entire community shares without questioning it.
A paradigm shift is a mayor change in this viewpoint.
An example of a paradigm shift is the change from a geocentric (sun revolves around earth) to heliocentric (earth revolves around sun) viewpoint.
A paradigm shift isn't a smooth shift, though, it's a crisis situation.
There are two camps (old versus new as the OP pointed out) who are trying to prove eachother wrong.
The sad part is that both camps have a different definition about what's right and what's wrong
Their opinions are completely irreconcilable.
This is what you are feeling right now.
The reason why the EQ to WoW shift felt the same is because it was the same, a paradigm shift.
The reason why nobody knows/cares about it is because our way of thinking completely changed when the paradigm shifted.
Everything fitted in the WoW paradigm, so people just adjusted their views to it.
This is why most people don't consider it as much of a change, but more as a logic next step.
I sincerely hope GW2 will get the chance to cause a paradigm shift in the MMO industry