Chris Laramie: "In the past 2 years we have seen many MMORPGs either go free to play to retain players or just fall flat and die off. In 2012 alone, Lego Universe, Earthrise, Black Prophecy and City of Heroes all closed down. Star Trek Online, EverQuest, Aion and Vanguard all went free to play. Amid all of this, major games like Tera, the Secret World and Star Wars: The Old Republic all launch within 12 months of each other. Not to mention a little thing called Mists of Pandaria, a new World of Warcraft expansion, coming out later this month. With all this competition, does Guild Wars 2 cut through the clutter?"