Please tell me that I am not the only one that sees what it going on around here.
GW2 launches and all the sudden I see the same thing popping up all around the 'net. "P2P is dead, I won't waste money". Or perhaps my favorite, "With P2P I feel I have to play all the time to get my money's worth". really? 50 cents a day at the TOP END and you are worried about it being "wasted"?
There are so many people that have already admitted to spending anywhere from $20 on up to more than $200 on gems for GW2. This is during what would normally be the "Free Month", mind you.
Do you see what's going on here? This doesn't even factor in the expansions everyone will be buying to keep their game current. Gamers are letting liberties slide here.
First argument of course, "Well *I* haven't spent any money on gems". Well, don't worry, your fellow players have more than made up for that fact. If you truly feel that GW2 and ANet are doing this for *your* benefit, I implore you to think about it a bit more. If this is where the future is heading, I may finally be done with the genre.
I don't make fun of those that vehemently support this. I feel sorry for them. That's not a personal attack, it's just how I truly feel. The more we give in, the worse we will all be for it.
Every MMO company out there is in the business of making money. Don't fool yourself. Anet is no different, and I can imagine them literally laughing all the way to the bank.
I realize this won't be a popular post. I feel someone had to say it. And yes, it reminds me of D3 in a way. I've heard that connection made by others and I certainly don't disagree to an extent.
Play what you like everyone. Just don't be blind to what's going on.