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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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59. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 17:12 PropheT
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 16:53:
It was much less noticeable in the MMO's of old, where you had either dedicated and professional players, raids of 40 people, or different mechanics entirely. What you have in its place is a stale and modern standard that ultimately is casual in its reliance. That's why DPS is the king of the Trinity now - people like to do damage more than they like to heal or tank. It's just more flashy, and easier to level. So this is very much a symptom of underlying issues in the entire paradigm.

It also does something to restore a lost art in MMO gaming with the support class. I -lurve- support classes, and they've been mostly dead since WoW came out since the new breed of MMO player had no idea what to do with them or no appreciation for what they did since you can't quantify them on a damage meter like you can a straight DPS. They aren't raw support like an Enchanter in EQ was, since I don't think that's possible in healthy PvP, but it's possible to build around it and be successful with it. And desirable.

I don't know how I feel about "the trinity" being gone. I think it generalizes classes a bit more than I like, honestly. But it does allow for another breed of class that was disappearing when the focus was just on DPS with the big 3, since it's not just about the two core characters in a group making it so the DPS were maximizing their spreadsheets...it's everyone doing something important and beneficial for everyone else.

Or it should be, anyway. There's still a lot of people who are trying to force the tank/healer role onto their characters in GW2 with mixed success at best.
 
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