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Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million

ArenaNet announces sales figures for Guild Wars 2, saying their recently launched MMORPG sequel has now sold more than two million units:

NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) and ArenaNet, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, has announced that the chart-topping MMO Guild Wars 2 has sold more than two million units. Despite temporarily halting first-party sales and replenishing retail stores to maintain an optimal player experience, Guild Wars 2 surpassed the two million sales milestone shortly after turning sales back on.

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13. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 11:18 Verno
 
I cannot apprehend why one would chose GW2's style over WoW's, because to me "strength in sinergy" is better than "strength in numbers (and chaos?)" by definition. Here I'm of course referring to the holy trinity in WoW and lack thereof in GW2. In the week I tried GW2, I ended up prefering solo play over the visual mess that comes with the big "dynamic events". But one does not really play MMO's for its lukewarm singleplayer experience...

It's all about skill and self-sufficiency. Holy trinity creates a ludicrous inter-dependency and quite frankly has been done to death, there was room for innovation here and they achieved it. It takes some adjustment but creates much better players and more dynamic gameplay too. Besides, once you delve deeper into the gameplay you realize that those support concepts still exist for the thinking player, they just need to experiment and use them. Combo fields and finishers achieve the same things and feel much more rewarding when you pull them off as opposed to pushing a big heal everyone butan or make mob hit me thing.

As for the event comment, that's only really the low level areas where everything is a bit of a mishmash. I've found the Guild Wars singleplayer experience fairly interesting so far, the personal story stuff is a nice touch and they certainly didn't skimp on the difficulty either.
 
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