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Guild Wars 2's Success and the Death of the Paid Subscription Model for Online Video Games

GameDynamo - "With the success of Guild Wars 2, it would seem that the final nail has been hammered in on the coffin of paid subscription models. This is because the game doesn't rely on such things, instead focusing on a one-time purchase of the game itself, and it's backed by microtransactions."

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Godmars2901414d ago

Only if you can find people who are actively leaving WOW for Guild 2.

Faelan1414d ago

Well... why should you leave WoW for GW2 when you can play both and still only pay one subscription? Most people balk at the thought of paying more than one subscription, so it becomes an either or situation where you move from one MMO to another but never both at the same time. Here you can have the best of both worlds without breaking the bank. Time is the only limit.

rainbow6vet1414d ago

I just did and ive played wow for 6 years. Im tired of it. The more i raid the more gear i get. 2 months later people can get the same gear in dungeons.

thezeldadoth1414d ago

congrats, but more people have returned to wow for MoP than have left for gw2

Big_Mex1414d ago

Nice message from the developers about "endgame" in GW2.

https://www.guildwars2.com/...

Also about future content updates which it looks like will be free.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Gui...

DudeJets1414d ago

Tbh it had a great launch but that was a week ago and alot of my friends and I are bored of the game and have gone back to DOTA2 And LOL. It's a good game but doesn't have much long term sustainability especially since I'm bored of an mmo a week after launch. First time for everything I guess

aiBreeze1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

So fed up of all these subscription model is dead BS. Can't wait for MoP to come out and sell 10m+ copies in it's first week and put these doomsayers to shame.

WoW aside, you don't have to look any further than xbox live to see that people are prepared to pay a premium for a service they deem worthwhile even if you can get almost identical service if not better in PC's case elsewhere for free.

While f2p has a lot to offer and gives people reasons to play something that they usually wouldn't, the subscription model is far from dead and more than a few things prove the people are there with their money waiting when something is worth paying for. Unfortunately, trying and utterly failing to recreate WoW in space with a popular IP isn't worth paying as EA have found out.

Big_Mex1414d ago

It's funny how people think one game has to dominate another one. People are going to play what they want and GW2 is a nice alternative if you don't feel like paying $15 a month for a game. The ONLY people who should give a shit if one game is doing better than another is the developers.

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