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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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85. Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 22:12 Axis
 
Fion wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 20:13:
Axis wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 14:20:
I like GW2 but the longevity is not there as many will soon see.

I recommend you watch Wooden Potatoes video on End Game. Here, I'll even link it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OMHzvtiIw0&feature=plcp

The idea that an MMOG should cater out repetitive content to keep people playing for as long as possible is simply yet another old MMOG trope (or.. brainwashing, I'd prefer to think), that just does not pertain to GW2.

The harsh reality is endgame in GW2 is nothing but repetition, lots and lots of it -- and primarily for rewards of "vanity" items.

Insane amount of dungeon tokens (dungeons are pretty lame, difficult but not creatively difficult), Insane amount of karma (billions of Pertinent Path runs), and Legendary crafting which is SO INSANELY GRIND GRIND I don't even wanna get started (200 skill points GO!). And pvp which pales in comparison to it's predecessor GW1 which is a fairly big deal to me as I've stated, but more importantly I find pvp and wvw bland and predictable. However MMO pvp isn't my idea of engaging skillful combat anyway (last one I truly enjoyed was daoc) - I prefer mine in FPSs like Quakelive, tribes, etc so I'm admittedly biased.

There are no "unique rewards", everything reward is quazi randomized via point pools and purchasable, and received by area completion or experimenting with the forge. Itemization is more rewarding than GW1, but fairly lackluster at the end of the day with a focus on graphical look over statistics.

I don't know many people who play MMO's for world completion, story etc. The last few MMOs that focused on that (SWTOR, Secret world) died pretty fast with similar arguments for the game. BUT, if people think they can find longevity with world completion and multiple characters doing it, story, etc... then they'll enjoy GW2 more than me.

It boils down to... If people like the game some will find plenty of reasons to keep playing. I like the game, but I feel I have to force myself to keep playing because it's become stale for my tastes, and much much sooner than I expected.
 
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