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    Quote Originally Posted by Borzo View Post
    Well the prices of older xpacs will go down with time, obviously. Perhaps even incorporated into the base game after a while.
    Indeed, I believe you can buy the 3 GW1 chapters for '3 for $30' now while they used to be around $40 ea. Same thing with WoW and its expansions btw.

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    How do F2P games keep doing content updates? - Cash shop
    How do B2P games make money? - Selling the game duh
    How does a B2P MMO that is F2P after you buy it keep doing content updates? - Cash shop + Selling the game

    Box sales will be more then enough to keep updating the game + expansion sales will pay for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leben View Post
    Oh and Arenanet has proven that they will release content for free. The "Guild Wars Beyond" content has all been released free of charge and has thus far included a substantial amount of content. Its all been to tie up any loose ends in Guild Wars 1 and prepare the game for the sequel so it saw the conclusion of a lot of interpersonal storylines and the formation of a single, unified human society.
    Exactly this, GW1 is a great indicator for what they can do without a monthly fee. Have no fear OP. Doesn't the team putting out GW:Beyond content consists of all of like 3 people..? Not bad IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    Future content that we know of;

    Crystal Desert will be added, the place where Kralkatorrik resides at the moment.

    Ring of Fire Islands will be added, forces of Zhaitan have taken the Fire Islands.

    Both are unknown if they are playable in a patch or future expansions. But my bet is on a patch.
    O.o don't remember reading anything about the Ring of Fire, other than it won't be accessable on release. We'll probably get Far Shiverpeaks for Jormag, and probably see Cantha at some point. Also there are "Bubbles" and Primordius that we have to deal with somewhere in the sea and underground, respectively.

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    It won't be added upon release like I said, but we'll probably see it in the future.

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    I imagine many players will spend more than $15 for GW2 cosmetics and other small things. I probably will. I bet Anet will always have something new and shiny being sold as well. They have wonderful art, and I just hope I can hold back from buying it all. Not to mention I hate running out of inventory space, so have to buy something for that too.

    I spent a short time in Perfect World, *shivers* and met many players, many many players, who spent $100+ a month on fashion. Took me a while to understand the incentive, but purely cosmetics items do have a certain addiction to them, especially for completionists, collectors, and impulsive people.

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    They probably made a good profit off of the original Guild wars game as well, Although they are gonna have a cosmetic store to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodhunter View Post
    It won't be added upon release like I said, but we'll probably see it in the future.
    I meant the controlled by the forces of Zhaitan part, didn't know that. I figure we'll get it at some point.

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    They had roughly monthly updates in GW1, which used the same pricing model as GW2. Most updates were minor. A few new zones were added occasionally. Patching in GW1 was the best of any online game I seen- it was basically live patching. Can't recall the game ever going offline when I played.

    I expect GW2 will mostly be the same- minor updates and an occasional zone or mission. Well, DEs in this case.

    Anet hinted they are using the same server tech for GW2. So it should be silky smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Patching in GW1 was the best of any online game I seen- it was basically live patching. Can't recall the game ever going offline when I played.

    Anet hinted they are using the same server tech for GW2. So it should be silky smooth.
    Yeah the GW1 system is really good.

    I can't wait until the first big GW2 patch day. All the ex-Wow players will brace for the usual Wow patch day launcher (etc) problems, and it just works without a hitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by General_Typhus View Post
    Wow are MMO players really this oblivious? I cant believe the current status quo has so thoroughly convinced players that a game that doesnt rape you for $15 a month cant push out meaningful content.
    It was an honest question that I just needed an answer to, I don't get why SOME people on these boards are easily annoyed by questions being asked about a game they are planning to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    Yeah the GW1 system is really good.

    I can't wait until the first big GW2 patch day. All the ex-Wow players will brace for the usual Wow patch day launcher (etc) problems, and it just works without a hitch
    And Arenanet proves you wrong when all the servers are down for 8 hours at launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larynx View Post
    And Arenanet proves you wrong when all the servers are down for 8 hours at launch.

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    Guild Wars Prophecies (April 2005)
    Sorrow's Furnace (September 2005) <- free dungeon update
    Guild Wars Factions (April 2006)
    Guild Wars Nightfall (October 2006)
    Guild Wars Eye of the North (August 2007)
    Bonus Mission Pack (November 2007) <- cash shop missions

    as you can see, it took them 6-12 months to make an expansion. Nightfall which is my favourite expansion took them 6 months to do. Bonus Mission Pack was added after the game was put on life support - when ANet released EotN, they've also announced GW2 and put every staff member on it.

    In general, I wouldn't expect any major free content, but this is where B2P really shines - if you don't like/want some content, you can just not buy it and play the parts you have bought. In P2P games like WoW, not only you have to buy expansions for the same price, but also you have to keep paying 15$ just for the privilege of playing the content you have already paid for. In GW1/GW2 you can play the game always. Maybe some parts will be limited until you buy them, but you can play, in WoW, once your sub ends, the game is unavailable until you sub again.

    And it's not like WoW has tons of content patches, considering how much you paid for it. I don't play WoW, but Cataclysm released in December 2010. That means ~13 months have passed since then, that is 13 * 15 = 195$. Have you got 195$ worth of content in your free patches? You could buy three or four GW xpacs for that.

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    And it's not like WoW has tons of content patches, considering how much you paid for it. I don't play WoW, but Cataclysm released in December 2010. That means ~13 months have passed since then, that is 13 * 15 = 195$. Have you got 195$ worth of content in your free patches? You could buy three or four GW xpacs for that.
    They also cut a big portion of things they wanted to do, for some unknown reason.

    I'm just waiting for them to say, sorry we wan't to get MoP out as soon as possible like cataclysm so we are cutting pet battles and scenarios and dungeon challenges. Enjoy the same exact thing you did last expansion but with pandas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supajayare View Post
    It was an honest question that I just needed an answer to, I don't get why SOME people on these boards are easily annoyed by questions being asked about a game they are planning to play.
    Because those questions have been answered to death and if you used the search function or google or perhaps the sticky, people wouldn't be annoyed so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    They also cut a big portion of things they wanted to do, for some unknown reason.

    I'm just waiting for them to say, sorry we wan't to get MoP out as soon as possible like cataclysm so we are cutting pet battles and scenarios and dungeon challenges. Enjoy the same exact thing you did last expansion but with pandas!

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    Because those questions have been answered to death and if you used the search function or google or perhaps the sticky, people wouldn't be annoyed so much.
    Really? when was the last time it was asked? Because there isn't anything regarding this subject in the first 5-10 pages.

    FFS, you know what.....forget I asked, For the rest of the people who didn't have PMS a session about the question I thank you. Alot of great info about this that I just learned, If there was a way to delete this thread I would. Because apparently, asking a simple question on a FORUM is "annoying"

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    I think Warcraft can sorta get away with their content release model structurally. Given the length and time it takes for that content to be passed. It is long, but compared to the gearing pace it was okay. Plus, WoW is a cultural entity not a game.

    What I am curious about is how GW2 content updates will compare to Rift and TOR. It's been over 2 years since I played WoW daily. And I am more accustomed to rapid content and major content updates than not.

    It'll be interesting to see if GW2 can get away with releasing say a bi-monthly patch with a few DEs vs. other MMOs on the market. The B2P thing is less in their favor this time around with more high quality F2P games on the market than before.

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