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Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions System Explained

The folks at ArenaNet continue to be suspiciously intelligent in their handling of their highly anticipated MMORPG, and here's what Mike O'Brien, Guild Wars 2's executive producer, had to say on the subject of microtransactions:

"...it's never OK for players to buy a game and not be able to enjoy what they paid for without additional purchases, and it's never OK for players who spend money to have an unfair advantage over players who spend time."

So, a rich and irresponsible guy won't have an advantage over a poor guy with no life. Great. In case you're short on Actiontrip Credits and can't afford to read the rest of the story, here's the free, condensed version: gold earned in-game is the currency for e-peen items, and gems bought with real money are the currency for vanity items. You want one of those fancy mini-jupes too? No problem. Gems can be bought with gold as well, so with enough dedication, you'll be able to get your hands on anything the rich bastards do. Happy?


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Copperr Mar 23 2012, 04:05 am EDT
meh
Bubu Mar 23 2012, 05:49 am EDT
Yes
KraGeRzR Mar 23 2012, 06:36 am EDT
Shit, son - looks like I'll be enjoying this purchase
Little Beaver Mar 23 2012, 07:49 am EDT
And this is why GW was, is and will be the epithome of humane MMO. I just love these guys, no overhype, no tens of thousands of teasers and trailers (and considering the game content, there could be), just pure quality, good graphics that wont make your eyes bleed from sharpness and cartoony bullshit and NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS!

You can say what you want about Guild Wars, but playing it was my fucking REHAB after a year of WoW torture and cocooning. GG Arena, you will have my money.
Bubu Mar 23 2012, 07:57 am EDT
First day purchase for moi. Release date is autumn right?
  SilentShadow: No actual release date yet, but it's probably end may…
Bubu: Great!
Sigma_100 Mar 23 2012, 11:44 am EDT
So ready for GW 2. The original guild wars was my gateway drug to MMO's. It really is the pot to WoW's heroin!
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