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Promoted 04-05-2014 by daisybeetle at 10:26 PM View Original Post
GuildWars2.com has Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition (PC Digital Download) on sale for $24.99. Thanks yuugotserved

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that Guild Wars 2 Heroic Edition (PC Digital Download) is $25 lower (50% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $50. - daisybeetle

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Nice find OP, picked up a second account.
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I already play FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. However, I feel that somewhere down the line, I am gonna wanna ditch the monthly fee, so I was kinda interested in GW2.

Anyone have experience with GW2? Did you enjoy it? How does it compare with FF: A Realm Reborn?
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I already play FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. However, I feel that somewhere down the line, I am gonna wanna ditch the monthly fee, so I was kinda interested in GW2.

Anyone have experience with GW2? Did you enjoy it? How does it compare with FF: A Realm Reborn?
I have been playing it for months. Although it's the first MMORPG I have ever played aside for a few days of WOW. I got it because no monthly fees. Have put hundreds of hours into it already.
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My son plays this, fairly obsessively, has four level 80 characters, & says this is about half the normal price. He has lots of games, but keeps coming back to this one.
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Anyone have experience with GW2? Did you enjoy it? How does it compare with FF: A Realm Reborn?
I don't have any experience with FF:XIV but the friends who were into it have moved on to The Elder Scrolls Online or Diablo 3 (post loot 2.0 and RoS) or GW2.

Most importantly, preferences are based on individual tastes. If you can figure what you like about games you invested time into, then you'll be able to rapidly judge whether GW2 or Rift or Tera or NeverWinter Nights or... is the game for you.

GW2 is a fast-paced MMO with limited grind featuring a Living Story that updates every fortnight usually. If you like following a story, the LS is a nice feature. A big update is planned for April 15th which will tweak much of the game in the direction of most player preferences.

I've played GW2 PvE, PvP, and WvW (world vs. world large scale PvP battles) and have enjoyed them all. GW2, imho, is geared towards those who are willing to dabble in all the different areas of the game. If you strictly like doing one thing, GW2 may not hold your interest. Although, there are many who do just that and have stuck with the game.

Where GW2 shines is the fact that you can PvE, PvP, and WvW in the same day on the same character regardless of level or other limitations and still feel like you made an impact.

The April 15th update will improve the game significantly and shows that Anet is listening to players.

My advice is to get GW2 at this price because it won't get lower for a very long time.

TL;DR: GW2 updates (for free) at the rate of most subscription-based MMOs and features smooth gameplay with decent customization. At this price, it's a bargain.
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I have been playing it for months. Although it's the first MMORPG I have ever played aside for a few days of WOW. I got it because no monthly fees. Have put hundreds of hours into it already.
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I don't have any experience with FF:XIV but the friends who were into it have moved on to The Elder Scrolls Online or Diablo 3 (post loot 2.0 and RoS) or GW2.

Most importantly, preferences are based on individual tastes. If you can figure what you like about games you invested time into, then you'll be able to rapidly judge whether GW2 or Rift or Tera or NeverWinter Nights or... is the game for you.

GW2 is a fast-paced MMO with limited grind featuring a Living Story that updates every fortnight usually. If you like following a story, the LS is a nice feature. A big update is planned for April 15th which will tweak much of the game in the direction of most player preferences.

I've played GW2 PvE, PvP, and WvW (world vs. world large scale PvP battles) and have enjoyed them all. GW2, imho, is geared towards those who are willing to dabble in all the different areas of the game. If you strictly like doing one thing, GW2 may not hold your interest. Although, there are many who do just that and have stuck with the game.

Where GW2 shines is the fact that you can PvE, PvP, and WvW in the same day on the same character regardless of level or other limitations and still feel like you made an impact.

The April 15th update will improve the game significantly and shows that Anet is listening to players.

My advice is to get GW2 at this price because it won't get lower for a very long time.

TL;DR: GW2 updates (for free) at the rate of most subscription-based MMOs and features smooth gameplay with decent customization. At this price, it's a bargain.
Thanks a lot for giving such a detailed response! I've been looking at GW2 for a while, but the huge price tag kept me away. You're right, this is the lowest I've seen so far. I decided to bite and give it a shot!

Thanks guys!
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Beware of the official RMT, and the sneaky p2w aspect of gw2.
Drop rate in this game is abysmal to promote real money to gold coversion. 25 bucks is only a start to make you tempting on spending more in game. The game is even worse than any other major F2P mmos out there--a cash shop with beneficial items plus an official way to RMT.
(Counter argument to this: "I didn't spend any single penny beside the game price and I can still enjoy the game"--this does NOT change the fact that gw2 is p2w. Your personal experience has nothing to do with a business model. As long as RMT and items that gives you advantage exist in the game, the game is p2w)

The game is very very very casual and has a very very very high time-gate for anything that you want.
(One might say that "I play normally and I already got what I want". I don't want to brag but I have 6 max level toons all with ascended gears, full sets of all dungeon armor, and almost full collection of pvp armor. Basically I have gotten anything except for legendary. I did hardcore dungeon runs, WvW guild zergball, and dedicated PvP tournament. That does not change the fact that the game is casual and the time gate is high. Again, personal experience has nothing to do with game design.)

The two-week Living Story update thingy mostly will introduce an event that requires you to repetitively press "F" or "1" for several hours. This fooled many casual players by seemingly introduce more contents to the game. The game itself. however, is still unpolished and lacks any end-game contents.
("But I love it and you are not required to finish it." There is no end-game contents, what else can I do when my guild is not doing any pve pvp and wvw? I have basically finished every single aspect of the game in less than 3 weeks. It's back to the casual talk--you like to log every two weeks and do all those unpolished updates, go ahead and do it. With the new megaserver thingy, it gonna requires you forever to finish due to competition from other players.)

My suggestion:
Stay away from any NCSoft scums(gw2 included), and you will have a better life.
If you seriously want to play a mmo, resub WoW is a better option. 15 bucks can get you better experience than the 25 bucks gw2.
If you seriously want to play gw2, go ahead because anything I have just said will not cause you to change your mind in any possible way. Why not give it a try yourself and be sad about the worse 25 bucks you have ever spent? Not my loss anyways.
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Beware of the official RMT, and the sneaky p2w aspect of gw2.
Could you elaborate on what you've spent real money on in GW2 or how the p2w aspect is sneaky? I'm just curious.

Getting exotic gear is cheap as most sell for a few gold. Even 18-slot bags cost a few gold, if you need more storage. Running a few quick dungeons will net you 3+ gold and put all those things within reach. Most people spend money on GW2 gems for the cosmetics, not for the gear as that is easily affordable.

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The game is very very very casual and has a very very very high time-gate for anything that you want.
I usually don't see 'casual' and 'very very very high time-gate' in the same sentence. As hardcore games that require a lot of your time tend to have high time-gates. What do you feel is time-gated in GW2 besides legendary weapons?

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy GW2. It is a casual game where you can take breaks and don't feel the pressure to farm 24/7. Maybe that's why it tends to have a more pleasant community than most games.

The biweekly updates may not appeal to some but it attracts a lot of players and has added more content to the game comparable to that of a major expansion. The upcoming feature update [guildwars2.com] includes new traits and a lot of major tweaks.

For those interested, take a look at the Living Story releases [guildwars2.com]. That's a lot of added content for free.
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Maybe that's why it tends to have a more pleasant community than most games.
+1 to the community. I rarely see anyone hating in this game and people are way more than accommodating to help one another (Caveat - Outside the Dungeon runs that have zerk only, etc in the title. You just learn to stay away from those or run with your guild mates).

If you pay to win in this game you are going to pay a lot of money. I don't think it's their point to have you gear out with Diamonds to gold. Their business model lends to selling additional features that are not standard with accounts. i.e more bank/bag space/slots, cool finishers, or armor skins. Not to mention the gathering tools with awesome animations. This stuff, along with the ever changing world, makes this game great, in my opinion, for the casual or hard core mmo'r. It's a great game for this price.
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What is the "Heroic Edition"? Does it include all previously released content?
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I am quite curious is this game sustainable? I mean as a game without monthly fee, will it get updated frequently?
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Having played it for several months now, it's a great game - but there's a catch.

You have to have constant mini-goals, as the game itself doesn't incentivize end-game progression (if you decide to call end-game fractals, or wvw).

The gear endgame is, past a certain point, all equal stat-wise. If you're like me and aesthetics aren't enough of a motivator, you can lose interest.
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GW2 is an extremely rich game with constant updates, with no monthly fees. There are plenty of MMOs that fall short at a much higher cost. You can't go wrong at $25, even if you only play it once in a while.

I would like to try ESO, but at the current cost/monthly fee and no full reviews so far. I'll either wait for the fees to be doped or have some shining reviews come out. I don't understand people purchasing games that they know very little or nothing about, seems pretty stupid to spend $60+ on a game you don't even have a clue if you're going to like or not.
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