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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    actually legendaries have their benefits too like being able to switch stats on the fly

    they aren't completely cosmetic
    This is true. However, while it's a very nice perk, one could easily craft a new weapon with whatever stats they wanted (even ascended) for a lot less grind/effort than working on a legendary. Not including those who got their legendary via credit card, of course, heh.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    This whole expansion feels like one disappointment after another for me : /
    Sorry to bother you, but could you explain the let downs? I didn't get the expansion since imo A-net did nothing that deserved my money and I didn't trust them to change their course.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    GW2:HoT has had threadbare content delivery. Now that the base game is F2P the larger incentive is to introduce content that is playable by the largest majority of the player base. Legendary items are not content- why commit resources with a limited margin of ROI? Nonsense.

    The game is Free-to-Play with multiple income streams. GW2 is not unprofitable and has only had historical growth and there is no evidence that no one is playing this game- the contrary in fact.

    GW2 has a bit more than 30k players at the least.
    So if I understand you right the GW2 standard edition that released a long time ago is f2p but the expansion isn't. Is it purchaseable with gems yet, since as I understand you few players are willing to buy it with real money.

    Could you give your opinion on if there's less people playing now than before the expansion hit?

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  3. #43
    Gw2 isn't f2p the expansion is the base game now and cost money. It's still b2p. You can't get the base game without the other
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  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Gw2 isn't f2p the expansion is the base game now and cost money. It's still b2p. You can't get the base game without the other
    It is, actually. Because it has a paid expansion doesn't mean that it's not, otherwise games like LOTRO, DDO, SWTOR, EQ2, and others aren't F2P. And both the developers and community would disagree with you on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    So if I understand you right the GW2 standard edition that released a long time ago is f2p but the expansion isn't. Is it purchaseable with gems yet, since as I understand you few players are willing to buy it with real money.

    The system that they are going for now is:

    Once they release an expansion, all of the previous content (excluding living story I believe since they sold that in the gem store, but not too sure about that) will become free-to-play. This is to make sure the playerbase doesn't get separated or something like that. but the expansion will remain buy-to-play until a new expansion comes out. So if you want a shit ton of content to do all at once you should wait a few years until a few more expansions have been released and get all of the previous' expansions content with it for free.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    It is, actually. Because it has a paid expansion doesn't mean that it's not, otherwise games like LOTRO, DDO, SWTOR, EQ2, and others aren't F2P. And both the developers and community would disagree with you on that one.
    Then you would be able to access the base game then which is not an option. You have to buy the expansion. The expansion IS the game now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Then you would be able to access the base game then which is not an option. You have to buy the expansion. The expansion IS the game now.
    the base game is free to play. Free to play accounts have a few restrictions though, like no daily log-in rewards and some anti gold selling limitations. But the base game is free to play nonetheless

    see: https://welcome.guildwars2.com/en/play-for-free

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by zito View Post
    Then you would be able to access the base game then which is not an option. You have to buy the expansion. The expansion IS the game now.
    The base game is free to play....

    Only the expansion content cost and with Guild Wars 2 all content matters even the base game. So if you wanted to just play the base game that is fine. You just miss out on the expansion content. So yes Guild Wars 2 is f2p with b2p expansions. Good chance when the next one hits this one will be f2p as well.

    Its kinda what I wanted blizzard to do with WoW but make the expansions of the past b2p not p2p.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by lurkingPeanut View Post
    the base game is free to play. Free to play accounts have a few restrictions though, like no daily log-in rewards and some anti gold selling limitations. But the base game is free to play nonetheless
    oh yea I forgot about that, I thought there was a level restriction like WoW but that's for certain things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    That doesn't make any sense and could be said about any other activity in the game equally.
    And that's how it is.
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  11. #51
    I am not actually entirely sure what the expansion model is. I could do some quick research but I think the model is:

    The base game is F2P, with some restrictions; TP interaction, the daily rewards, etc.
    Accounts with core keys still have the same content as the F2P people but without the restrictions.
    People who buy the expansion get the core key as well.

    What I'm not entirely certain about is what will happen once X2 rolls around.
    X1 (HoT) could become available to F2P/Core players, or they might just attach X1 to the X2 purchase.

    I suspect that the F2P and Core keys will not gain access to HoT as gaining access to HoT is a value-add on the new expansion.
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  12. #52
    Clarification: Is it just the legendary weapons that were canceled, are legendaries as a whole? Because if armors aren't coming (they haven't been implemented yet, let alone shown us what they look like...), the main reward for raids just got thrown out the window.

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  13. #53
    Armors are coming, just not the rest of the weapons.

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