Gileas898, on 23 December 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:
You are complaining about people like me ignoring whatever you say, and then you admit to ignoring our posts and anything we say for no reason.
The logic... Astounding.
I ignore the posts of people who have their mind already made up and no amount of facts and logic can make their bias vacillate.
I actually wonder why such biased people even post in forums: what's the point of discussing if you give credit only to yourself? Go be a hermit or something.
As a matter of fact there is no such thing as pay to "win" in GW2.
You can buy 10 million gems on a character and your chances to kill me, or anyone else with a quarter of my playtime for that matter, won't go up in the slightest.
All gems can do is get things to you faster, in a game where capping your stats is easy as *.
The fact that in every mmo on the market one can buy gold for real cash alone dismantles any correlation between cash shop and paying to win - even in WoW you can buy all things with real cash including gear and arena rating that would normally require several months to aquire.
Hell you can buy entire accounts with overpowered characters with a few bucks if you want: if one has money, he WILL get some advantages in ANY MMO on the market - denying this fact nullifies any credibility one might have on this subject.
Here is where GW2 is different: in GW2 it takes so little effort to get max stuff that the little advantage you get over a newcomer is very short-lived and will be nullified in a matter of a couple weeks.
The bottom line is that yes, spending money gives you an edge over newcomers as they need a couple weeks to build up their character - but nothing beyond that.
Now go ask a WoW player how much advantage a person buying a full epic character has against a newcomer, then come back with a fresh new opinion on what pay to win
Edited by Red_Falcon, 24 December 2012 - 12:54 AM.