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Posted: Jun 14th 2011 1:40AM lobstilops said

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I think mostly the game needs to be enjoyable, then they can have my time. If it is easy to pick-up again that is an added bonus, and completely relevant to a games success. Otherwise it is just another game lost in the sands of time, or something along the lines...

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 8:05AM nagennif said

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I think there's another factor that's going to make a bigger difference than either time or money. I've been playing games for a long long time. Before MMOs I played pen and paper RPGs. There are a lot of us out there. Even more, there are a lot of people who don't like or play MMOs but do play single player adventure games.

For a long, long time, I've been looking for an MMO that doesn't focus on raiding, but also that is looking to move the genre forward. I'm not really convinced the SWTor is moving the genre forward. I'm not terribly impressed by what I see what I look at demos. I'm sure it will be a fun game. It'lll be a bioware game with a good story and good voice acting and that's great. But I want something else. I want more. I want to see something that's next generation.

MMOs have lost their way. The entire industry, hamstrung by WoW's popularity has left immersion and world building behind. If all you're doing is raiding and battlegrounds, then all you're doing is instances and you don't need a true MMO. You need a lobby by which to access your instance. That's it.

Guild Wars 2 is giving people the best of both world. A storyline worthy of a single player game and an MMO with dynamic events giving you reasons to go out into the world. Sure there'll be dungeons, and sure some people will gravitate to them, but without raids,and gear grind/progression, raiding won't be the be all end all as it is in most games.

Many people, perhaps even most people, are tired of grinding. They want a game to play and enjoy. Grind is not enjoyable to most people. If Guild Wars 2 can provide an MMO with little or no grind, they're not only going to get part of the MMO crowd. They'll arguably get the PVP crowd and some of the single player game crowd as well.

Honestly, I'd rather pay $15 a month for Guild Wars 2, than play almost any other game coming out for free.

Posted: Jun 14th 2011 9:29PM nagennif said

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I know it won't. I know it's buy to play. I was simply saying that money wouldn't stop me from playing it if they charged. And that I wouldn't play a game I liked less if it were free.

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