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On Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions

The ArenaNet Blog has a post by Mike OíBrien discussing microtransactions in Guild Wars 2, their upcoming MMORPG. He explains: "We have a new player-driven market that allows players to trade gold for gems and gems for gold. If you want something, whether itís an in-game item or a microtransaction, you ultimately have two ways to get it: you can play to earn gold or you can use money to buy gems. We think thatís important, because it lets more players participate on a level playing field, whether they use their free time or their disposable income to do it." In spite of how the original Guild Wars also used microtransactions, this is not going down well, as demonstrated by the 100+ pages of comments on the Guild Wars 2 Guru Forums on the topic. Thanks Titus_Nefarius.

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8. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Mar 21, 2012, 10:49 Keilun
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 10:47:
Yakubs wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 10:45:
InBlack wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 10:42:
Well its a F2P MMO what the hell did people expect?? No Grind at all?? Or maybe no Pay2Win??? Dream on...

It's most certainly not F2P.

So it has a monthly subscription?? I read that the game will be a one time purchase and that they will finance the persistent world with microstransactions.

It's an MMO without a monthly subscription. That is different from F2P. You still have to buy the game.
 
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