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Shayne Hawke

Member Since 19 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2015 03:56 AM

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In Topic: Welcome Play-for-Free players!

18 September 2015 - 12:22 AM

[quote name='Kattar' timestamp='1442419330' post='2359340']
First line bro.

What else did you even think my question was referring to in the first place??

In Topic: Welcome Play-for-Free players!

16 September 2015 - 05:09 AM


Better this than reddit though, I guess.

In Topic: F2P

10 September 2015 - 02:13 AM

View Postdavadude, on 03 September 2015 - 07:23 PM, said:

Hate to break your bubble, but GW2's is still NC's second-to-most profitable game (or rather, was, as NCSoft is no longer the publisher).  Before HoT pre-sales begun the game was pulling in identical profits as it had been doing for a long time.

You think those profits are coming largely from box sales?

View PostKrazzar, on 04 September 2015 - 03:06 PM, said:

It's similar to the gem marketing strategy they've used since GW1, that some won't pay anything, some will pay a lot, but most will pay something as they get more and more invested in the game.

Remove the box sale barrier to entry to get more people playing and hooked into the game -> generate more profits through microtransactions sales.  No part of that process is a mark of success for a B2P title.

It's not really even a move that is going to make GW2 or HoT a better or worse game.  It just makes it easier for ANet to make money off more people that would rather pay for doodads and trinkets than gameplay.

In Topic: F2P

03 September 2015 - 06:44 PM

I guess neo-ANet couldn't make the B2P model work.  You kind of need to make a good game and support it to pull something like that off.

In Topic: Revenant Hero and Adventures Reveal

17 July 2015 - 02:23 PM

All things covered in the adventures post were already known.  No mention in that article was made of activities that are already in the game and how they relate, or how the things they're doing with adventures could be used to improve some activities.  No surprise there.

In other words, it was a whole blog post to talk about nothing.