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More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions

The Guild Wars Facebook Page has more on the microtransaction system in Guild Wars 2, following up on the recent update on the ArenaNet Blog on the business model for the upcoming MMORPG sequel. Here's word:

Here are a few important clarifications about our microtransaction system. First, that gold is coming from other players. So somebody must have an abundance of gold if he trades it to a player. The system is not adding new gold from the outside.

Second, take into account the gem/gold trading system. Everything that is in the store will basically be available for gold with this system - so it doesn't really matter what is in the store, as it is also available for players who play and don't want to spend additional money. Hope that helps! ~RB2

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37. Re: More on Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Mar 23, 2012, 08:24 Jonjonz
 
When you enter a PVP zone, your level, stats and gear are equalized, but NOT your skills, and skills make all the difference. Only end game toons will have skills maxed, hence the rush to end game toons in order to prevail in PVP.

What you will find, as in PWI, is that the dominant PVP guilds will be made up entirely of powerleveled end game toons with maxed skills. They will have no interest in anything other than PVP, and will expect you to pay your way to get to where they are.

Get out your wallets, or be prepared to GRIND because the cash shoppers will drive up the price of everthing, such that it will take years to grind the needed gold.
 
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