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When will you have gotten your money's worth?

  1. I've already gotten my money's worth. (174 votes [30.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.16%

  2. After playing it for 1-31 days post-release. (122 votes [21.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.14%

  3. Only if it's still enjoyable 1-6 months post-release. (118 votes [20.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.45%

  4. Only if it's still enjoyable 6-12 months post-release. (37 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  5. Only if it's still enjoyable 1+ years post-release. (36 votes [6.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.24%

  6. Only if Arenanet delivers on what they've sold the game to be. (82 votes [14.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.21%

  7. Other (will explain in post). (8 votes [1.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.39%

Are there any additional costs you will factor into playing GW2?

  1. I will buy gems for the gem shop. (343 votes [28.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.82%

  2. I (will) have bought, built, or upgraded my PC. (240 votes [20.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.17%

  3. I have upgraded my internet connection. (34 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  4. I will buy or upgrade my mobile device for the "Extended Experience." (49 votes [4.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.12%

  5. I will buy the expansions. (501 votes [42.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.10%

  6. Other (will explain in post). (23 votes [1.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.93%

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#31 Nephele

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:37 PM

I'm planning on buying at least an additional 3 character slots the first time I log in, plus what I payed for the game. I'd better get more than a month of enjoyment out of that investment.

I don't see how people think they already got their money's worth. Are they just talking about the enjoyment of buying something before release? I can't see someone feeling like their $60 was worth it if Anet said tomorrow that they went bankrupt and couldn't launch the game or refund any purchases. Everyone would be pissed.

#32 Cherryglare

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

I feel as if I've gotten my money's worth, more or less. GW2 has given me more enjoyment for the $60 dollars I've paid just from the BWEs than I've gotten from WoW or D3, that's for sure.

However, I wouldn't say that I wouldn't ask for a refund if they just scrapped the project now if only because I would have been expecting to be able to play the unreleased content/play during times that aren't the BWEs.

#33 Havoc

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:43 PM

View PostKurko, on 02 July 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

So 30% of the voters would be happy if they never could play again? Fanboysim is hard on this topic. Personally, I've gotten my moneys worth if the game can keep me playing for more than a year.

View PostKurko, on 02 July 2012 - 11:26 PM, said:

Fanboy, troll or butthurt? Pick one

Yup, the fanboys are out. So, too, are the haters apparently....

On topic, I will have gotten my moneys worth within the first week of play. This is about as long as I would expect from a comparable investment in any other game which I enjoy playing (and it is not only about the time, but about the enjoyment of that time). I don't really include time spent in the BWE's since the characters played in the BWE's will be deleted, the game was unpolished, and the gameplay was limited.

I will definately be buying the expansions and also spending money on gems. Guess that makes me a fanboy too. o_O

#34 Herr Roy Raven

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:07 AM

Well, let's see....

I spent about $50 in gas to go play at PAX Prime, getting to stand in line for 2 hours to play for 40 minutes.   I spent $60 on buying the actual product, about 100 hours AT LEAST researching the game, talking about the game, and watching youtube videos.  I took 2 days off of work to play the first BWE and will buy every expansion possible and plan on getting as many character slots as possible.

So... I think that will all be worth it about 1-31 days after launch, and well,  I voted other in the 2nd poll because I will be using the gem store and buying the expansions.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:14 AM

Ive already gotten my monies worth. Will be buying max char slots and a few trinkets here and there. Other ~ I will be buying GW2 merch and Guild merch.

View PostNovean, on 02 July 2012 - 10:02 PM, said:

The release is just a bonus now :P

Edited by dawnq, 03 July 2012 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:24 AM

Other. I am a roleplayer.  I will be satisfied if the RP community is healthy at least from a year of lauch. I mean, technically, my money's worth lies in if I enjoy the game. But I know I will so now it comes down to the RP community.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:32 AM

Built PC for this(partially), am going to buy the expansions and maybe some gems.  I feel as if I've already gotten my money's worth if nothing else because I've been obsessing over it for about half a year now.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:13 AM

I have pre-purchased the collector's edition and I plan to buy all expansions, upgrades my fiance's pc, buy gems every month, etc etc. The game is everything I could ask for. Finally found MY game.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:15 AM

I just pre-purchased the regular edition. I got loads to do to past the time, and if I'm going to play this amazing MMO from my limited experience from the BWE's I know I've gotten my moneys worth.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:25 AM

Already played 70ish hours and the game isn't even released yet. I've certainly gotten my money's worth.

#41 Sethroque

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Well, GW2 allowed me to play with friends which I used to play with 3~5 years ago in different games, different times and we all had fun running around in Tyria, I always thought this kinda of "fun" was a thing of the past...
So yeah, just for giving me good moments of fun and bringing old internet friends together for some epic ass kicking felt great! For me, GW2 purchase already has paid off more than most games out there and I can't wait to have more fun upon release and surely I'll help the developer in the long run.

#42 Shadowmoon

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:47 AM

Wow this poll makes me feel sad, 27% feel they already got their money worth.....
I played gw1 5 years before officially quitting, and I expect a mmo to last at least at year.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:53 AM

View PostShadowmoon, on 03 July 2012 - 02:47 AM, said:

Wow this poll makes me feel sad, 27% feel they already got their money worth.....
I played gw1 5 years before officially quitting, and I expect a mmo to last at least at year.

I expect to play GW2 for years and see the community grow, yet, as I saw a close to finished build of this I can rest assured that it was money well spent and won't backfire on me like TORtanic, which was a huge time and money sink.
Say what you will, but most people voting there just are impressed and don't feel any remorse on the money spent, since IT WILL be nice to play, in no way a person saying "yeah, GW2 is worth the $60 bucks", "These BWEs were amazing!" or "Just WvW sold the game for me!" means that person does not want to play it for a long time...Yet it can mean they had fun and are happy with their purchases.

(Sorry for the english...)

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

View PostShadowmoon, on 03 July 2012 - 02:47 AM, said:

Wow this poll makes me feel sad, 27% feel they already got their money worth.....
I played gw1 5 years before officially quitting, and I expect a mmo to last at least at year.

Publishers have taught us to be happy with paying $60 for one month's worth of content. It's the new standard.
Hope no one has a problem with this >.>   <.<

#45 Ljiona

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

I have already gotten more enjoyment out of this game than I did with Rift, SWTOR, and Diablow combined.  Add the fact that I haven't even explored 1/100th of the game and there is no monthly fee, I am one happy camper.  I can play at my own pace and not worry to much about being warped by power gamers.  With most other MMOs, I feel like I am paying $15 a month for them to fix bugs and balance stupid stuff that should have never made it out of beta.  There is very little to no new content each month to justify $15 bucks a month.  Then they have the nerve to make an expansion and expect me to pay for it.  Hello? I paid $15 a month.

I really hope GW2 does well and forces other companies to change.  If not, I don't mind playing this game till GW3.

View PostShadowmoon, on 03 July 2012 - 02:47 AM, said:

Wow this poll makes me feel sad, 27% feel they already got their money worth.....
I played gw1 5 years before officially quitting, and I expect a mmo to last at least at year.

You misunderstand.  They are saying they like it so much now that they know it is worth the money they paid for it.

#46 Damian Greenthumb

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:30 AM

I have already gotten my moneys worth out of CB/BWEs and when Game Stop forks over my CE hard goods that will be the cherries on top.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:33 AM

Doesn't matter, I'll be playing for years just like gw1.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:43 AM

I think if it's still fun 1-6 months in (that's a huge gap though, so I'd say about 2-3 months for me), then I wouldn't feel ripped off by the $60.  Since there is no sub, I compare it to a single player game, like many others I'm sure.  If I am still playing a single player game 2-3 months in, then I am very satisfied with my full-price purchase (disclaimer: I don't buy a lot of games at full price, because very few give the impression of lasting fun - which generally proves true when I buy them later during sales).  I already pre-purchased and am extremely excited for release, and I am currently happy with my purchase, but it is under the assumption that it will still be fun a couple months down the road.

The second question needs a "none" option; I ended up picking "other" in its place.

#49 Saul Spotter

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:51 AM

After the first real patch drops.  That's the test for MMO's in my book, a measure of their post-release support.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:03 AM

I only buy games which have replay value, same wayI only buy dvd's that I will watch multiple times. I don't chuck my money away willy nilly on these modern games which take half a dozen hours to complete. So for me I'll feel like I have y money's worth after I've played through GW2 and I'm positive I'll be coming back to it again and again. I'm already pretty sure that will be the case, but a couple beta weekends certainly isn't worth my £65, that's ridiculous

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

no 60 days would be money well spent. I judge it as of right now as if I stopped playing would I feel like I got my fill... NO. But i think I will have enough good times after 60 days to answer yes.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:21 AM

I'll get my monies worth when I actually get to play the game!  Not after couple BWEs...

I'm a fan, but to say that you've gotten your monies worth already is pretty strange in my opinion.  Each to their own.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:23 AM

While you may not equate value with time, it's a reasonable measure for games, IMO, since a lot of games claim to provide X hours of content (often in the 20-60 hour range, which actually varies wildly player to player).  Some games have litlte to no replay value while others can give tons.  I might play a scripted FPS thru once in 40 hours or less...and I've played over 800 hours of Civ 5.

I tend to get a lot of time out of good MMORPGs and expect to play GW2 intensely and obsessively for a long, long time.

1-31 days.  I'll probably play 40-60 hours in the first 2 weeks of release, thus matching a typical premium PC game.  I can barely get anything done that I want to in the limited stress days and beta weekends for the slew of beta alts I have.  I'm sure I can keep busy for months without getting serious about PvE or PvP.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:26 AM

View PostKurko, on 02 July 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:

So 30% of the voters would be happy if they never could play again? Fanboysim is hard on this topic. Personally, I've gotten my moneys worth if the game can keep me playing for more than a year.

I'm confused....did they change the poll after you posted? The poll I answered read, "When will you have gotten your moneys worth?," and compared to a lot of crap that's been put out, that I've spent just as much money on...well, lets just say that GW2, with the amount of quality and polish this game has already as well as the fact that there is no subscription fee has caused me to step back and consider what my money is truly worth.
Now as far as my expectations go for the game itself, that's a whole other ball of wax. It is after all an "MMO" and so, yes, I have expectations of the game that go far beyond "my moneys worth", like server stability and game longevity (ie. barring some great natural disaster, that I will be able to long into the game long after it is released). However given the fact that GW1 has been up and running since 2005, that they've had, IIRC, somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 hrs total down time for updates in those 7 years, as well as the fact that when I log in now GW1 is not only still there, it is still being played and running well. Given all these things as well as the fact that they already have a solid history of supporting their games post-release I don't think that I or anyone else has reason for concern as far as expectations go. "My moneys worth" has been honored for a change, how refreshing. :)

edit: btw, I think I should have been a little more considerate in how I opened my response to you. I could have just changed it but I think this is a perfect time to remind myself how easy it is to be misunderstood using a medium like this that lacks facial expression and tone tone of voice. Actually any time I read a post my brain fills in all that stuff itself rofl :D  

View PostThe Eggman, on 02 July 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

A lot of people view it comparing to other game genres that cost $60. Most $60 games today you are lucky to get 25-30hours worth of gameplay out of it, so when people have played GW2 BWEs for 50-100 hours they see it as more value for their money than a typical game. Now when looking at traditional mmos this seems off, but GW2 doesn't have a subscription fee so people are more willing to make this comparison. And this is without all features implemented and about half, if not a little bit more, of the areas are still locked.
(I personally didn't vote this in the poll, but just trying to explain it.)

I didn't really appreciate how lame a sub fee was until someone came along and said I didn't have to pay it anymore rofl :P

Edited by Sebastian Star, 03 July 2012 - 04:44 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

I've already got my money's worth with the BWEs. :P

I usually get bored with a game between 250-300 hours (or about a year), so if it lasts me that long it's a success.

Extra costs will be an MMO mouse.

Edited by UssjTrunks, 03 July 2012 - 04:33 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:34 AM

"I've already gotten my money's worth"

Because i know after release i will be playing like over 9000 hours of this game because after I've played Guild Wars 2 Beta now all the games are junk to me except Dota 2 and some classics.

So now i need to wait 54 days for the best game of the year.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

I am slightly confused of the whole idea of 'getting your money's worth' because I don't think money and enjoyment and/or time spent in game correlate in any way. For me, I get my money's worth when the game releases (or the three-day headstart begins) - that is, when I really get everything that was included in the price of the standard prepurchase. That, for me, is my money's worth: what is included in the purchase. The fun I have and the time I spend in the game have nothing to do with it. :) But that's me being weird again.

As for the other question, I will buy the expansion(s), most like, and that'll be it.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:07 AM

I think any purchase you should just expect no more than what you are given, so in that sense I will have gotten my monies worth the day I receive the game. How long it takes me to feel like that money was a wise purchase is another matter, which is what I assume your asking.

I chose 6-12 months post release but my reasoning and thought process is a bit different from most. To me an MMO is not worth buying unless you can get longevity out of it.

I bought collectors edition for 150, and while most of that value is for what comes in the box I bought it with the assumption that I will want memorabilia because I will be playing the game for years to come. I also know for a fact that I'll likely be spending an additional 50-60 dollars on cash shop items the first month to get bank slots and maybe one or two char slots. So a 200 dollar investment to me is only worth it if I get atleast 6 months of fun out of it.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:14 AM

Looks like I'm right there along with most everyone else!  Most popular vote in the first poll, and three most popular in the second poll.  lol  I have played the game so much already, had some great fun, had experiences I haven't had in any other game, and I don't regret buying it even if I don't get to play much when it releases because of me having to focus on grad school and work.  I'm sure when I get more time to play, I'll buy gems for things like extra character slots, I'm buying a new computer before school starts (which happens to be the same day GW2 early access is) both for school and for playing GW2.  I'm sure once the expansions come out I will be playing them as well!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:07 AM

I will be happy and feel like I've gotten my money worth when I have the charr statue sitting on my desk and the game playing on my computer.





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