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czymann
03-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Arenanet Blog - Mike O達rien on Microtransactions in Guild Wars 2: http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-obrien-on-microtransactions-in-guild-wars-2#more-7677

czymann
03-20-2012, 05:49 PM
I was kinda expecting something a little more than what was said. Not really much info that had not already been speculated.

Sarevok
03-20-2012, 05:53 PM
I lol'ed when I read this:
MMO veterans will note the similarities of our system to EVE Online’s PLEX system.
Because that's EXACTLY what I was thinking while reading the previous paragraph.

czymann
03-20-2012, 06:59 PM
Guru forums exploded like crazy. Thread started at 1:30pm EST and it is still going on at 8pm EST. ATM 1726 posts. I do have one concern.

They are selling power. Straight up. You can argue "NOT MUCH POWER!" all day long, but it doesn't change the facts.


Guild Influence is power. Guild Influence can be bought with gold. Gold can be made by selling gems. Gems are bought with RL cash.


They are selling power in WvW. You can run faster, healer better, have more health, better/more efficient siege weapons, have stronger forts, find better loot, and have better stats altogether.

In PvE you can be more efficient, too. You get more and rarer loot, more karma, more experience, and better crafting items.


As I said in the guru forums. Not exactly pay to win but definitely pay for an advantage. Guilds who do not use the cash shop will be at a disadvantage.

czymann
03-22-2012, 02:25 AM
Cash Shop Items Leak: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/cash-shop-items-leak-t32319.html

czymann
03-27-2012, 08:21 PM
PcGamer - ArenaNet president talks microtransactions and the risks of going subscription-free - March 27 2012: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/03/27/arenanet-president-talks-microtransactions-and-the-risks-of-going-subscription-free/

czymann
03-28-2012, 12:27 PM
Here is what Colin Johanson said about the cash shop.

http://i.imgur.com/Pw6CQ.png