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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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66. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 17:54 saluk
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 11:02:

Instead, GW2 made a few palls of mine and myself go back to WoW instead.

I'm not going to flame GW2 anymore. I've spend a fair amount of time doing that already in an earlier topic. What I have come to realize is that, quite simply, at this moment there are 2 types of MMO players: Those that like the WoW types and those that like the GW2 types.

Now, all WoW clones suck and fail miserably and GW2 is basically one of a kind (to me, in all its shortcomings) thus we come at a conclusion that there are WoW lovers and GW2 lovers. It's much like PC & Mac.

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...

That's that for my little pathetic attempt to analyze the WoW vs GW thing. Sorry for again critisizing GW2 in the process. Couldn't help it.

I think you are right, GW2 is different enough that the venn diagram of WoW type and GW2 players is going to have some overlap but also quite a bit of separation. What you fail to see I think is that the GW2 model is still in it's infancy, while the trinity has been developed upon for a very long time, both by developers and players. This non-trinity is a new experimental thing by the devs - it may not be as synergistic as they intended. It's also new from the players perspective - most of them are going to just dps or approach events the same way they approach the single player content. We haven't yet learned HOW to play together in the best fashion.

After a few more months we may see players working together in a more calculated manor. Similarly, if a few more games take GW2 lead, we may see the model refined. To me it's refreshing to see someone at least try to carve out a little more design space in how group content can work.
 
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