Originally Posted by Bloitz
Unfortunately they make me feel like a dog, throwing repetitive content at me every couple of weeks to keep me busy, on my own. I just wasn't autistic enough to stay interested ...
I prefer Blizzards approach of releasing expansions with a big story and lots of content behind it and through patches expand it until the next big expansion. Right now in GW2 it's hard to say where it is going and most of the content is temporary, which gives me the feeling that I'm forced to play it now or it will be gone.
No I wouldn't take GW2 as a good example of game development, how pretty and well-made the game may be.
Which is why you're supposed to treat GW2 as a game that you pay $60 for. Just because it's an MMO doesn't mean it should function identically to another completely different MMO which uses a vastly more expensive payment model. It's as silly expecting Team Fortress to have as much content and variety as Battlefield 4, you know?
Cost of GW2 after 1 year - $60 (initial) + $0 (subscription) = $60
Cost of WoW after 1 year - $40 (initial) + $168 (3month subs) or $180 (1month subs) = $208 / $220
Cost of GW2 after 2 years - $60 (initial) + $0 (subscription) = $60
Cost of WoW after 2 years - $40 (initial) + $312 (6month subs) or $336 (3month subs) or $360 (1month subs) = $352 / $376 / $400Of course
GW2 isn't going to have as much new or expansive content as a game that costs multiple times more money, but you still easily
get what you pay for, there are still frequent content updates and new stuff to keep things rolling. And if you don't feel like taking a break then the game isn't going to make you feel like you're wasting your subscription.
Didn't really think I had to point out such an obvious thing
If anything it points out a pretty huge flaw with WoW's subscription still costing the same as what it did several years ago while a game like GW2 manages to keep going while asking NOTHING from it's customers. All it has are measly micro-transactions (100% cosmetic only, not pay-2-win) that I haven't even needed to blow a single cent on despite having played the game for hundreds of hours. I repeat, hundreds
of hours of entertainment for $60
(not $200-300+), lest I have to remind you again.Edited by Tippy - 8/3/13 at 4:00pm