What's going to make WoW and the other major MMOs that charge subs rethink their model is the land of F2P games more than GW2, itself. Turbine saw MASSIVE PROFITS from their in-game store when they turned LOTRO into a F2P game and I believe Aion became profitable, once again, after it went F2P with a store.
Microtransactions look more and more like the wave of the future for MMOs in general. It's really easy for people to justify "just one dollar" or "just five bucks" here and there.
GW2 sure is a lot of fun! i made a nice screenshot with a stranger
LOL thats the best screenie ever.
They are, I deleted mine last night and installed fresh just to make sure there are no errors from updates.
Mines fully installed and patched now and the folder is only 14.0gb.
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The fact that this is different sets it apart from that doomed approach, but it being different makes it uncertain. It still could fail, but it will certainly not fail for the reasons the others have. This game has a lot of promise.
(Also, Diamond, I dislike you a bit now! I shall remember this!)
And that screenshot is brilliant! =D I think I have a couple of characters staring at each other's chests (particularly when the females stretch) but nothing that amazing.
Also, I hope more and more people enjoy the game - despite the obvious connection/server issues of a stress test - and I will right now welcome you all to GW2 =D
At gamebreaker.tv they said that we keep our characters? Or do they mean character names? Guildcast episode 35 at 2:37 (can't post link because I didn't post enough in the forums yet)