Selling character slots is an obvious 'replacement' for the loss of sub. (I don't mean 1:1 but it's an obvious cash shop item)
It's a little naive to expect 8 (for each profession) or more, where 5 is already a very decent amount (5 races, 5 personal stories).
At the time you'd want a 6th/7th/8th character slot, you probably already play GW2 for some time and thus the $/month really shouldn't be a problem imo. And for the 'casuals' and people who play GW2 + P2P, it's nice to have a cheap(er) game with 5 character slots. The B2P model is nice, but GW2 is not a charity. As long as they don't sell 'pay-to-win' or mandatory products in the CS, I'm happy.
its fine. but will def buy for the max. number of slots
well probaly not need them for a long time. But overall i think after that time and i will need it. I would just look at a 2nd account if thats overall cheaper ^^
Somehow smart move to have limited character slots, it's stuff like this that covers the monthly fee.
Remember back in GW1, there were only 4 slots, had to buy another account to have more character, and yes... it was before you could buy slots.
if they are 10$ a slot, i think I will buy 2 boxes, at least then my brother or friends can play with me if they come over.
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I'm happy with one slot per race. It's not like they can't add more in future expansions/patches etc, so this is a solid number to start with.
And when i take a neutral approach id say its a nice deal we get to just play every race and get a personal story with every race. And i find 30$ a relative cheap joke when you consider how much fun you can get from a character and how much you do not spend on pointless subscription fees.