Not to mention UW and FoW before they changed Favor of the Gods.
You mentioned DoA, and I responded to DOA.
Fow and UW were gated, but they removed it because they saw how stupid it was(which I did a whole load of observed metrics on back in 2005). In each and every case I can think of, any gates were removed in GW1. Urgoz/Deep required to be taxied in, that got removed too. Why? because Old Arenanet saw the damaging effect it was having on the player base and the community.
I guess you're now going to say, getting to step B on multi part quest is content gating or that the need to login is gating you from hitting level 1... Oh noes I'm content gated from GW1 because i've not bought the game
Edited by shanaeri rynale, 20 November 2012 - 12:15 PM.