I actually.... am not going to buy GW2 now (I held off, now I'm glad).
Nexon = Pay to Win.
ZERO doubt about that in my mind.
Now they hold the large value of 15% stocks? THAT IS A CATASTROPHY. I seriously question the people who are saying "oho no big deal oho derp derp herp herp lerp lerp".
They invested greatly into NCsoft now because NCsoft is releasing a thus far MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL GAME... with what model?
Oh? What model was it?
-> GW2 is coming with a CASH SHOP in it.
AKA their main playing ground. Their niche, their not-so-humble-abode, their creme de le creme. What they've done for years.
So telling me they won't make it buy to win is a henious joke to me; and none of us will even know until it is a month or two into release THEN they begin to let the items trickle down and your GW2 is now B2W.