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  jacklo

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5/08/12 7:31:46 AM#61
Originally posted by AvatarBlade
Originally posted by Adalwulff

True..lol..

But the point was, its standard. Im sure prices for games are pretty much the same every year, in whatever country your in. I am also sure there are lots of valid reasons your paying more, shipping, taxes...ect..ect..

Also, if you cant afford something, what good comes from bitching about it?

Just sayin

Probably won't do much good, but I think the reason he was upset about this was exactly because it's not the same price as other games in his country.

But it is the same price... just not through ArenaNet themselves.

http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/post/4973413#4973413

Probably an incentive for other outlets to sell the game, who knows.

  QuicklyScott

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5/08/12 7:34:33 AM#62

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

  Istavaan

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5/08/12 7:35:15 AM#63

why is a box and disk so much more valuable to you? all i want is the game not more rubbish to clutter up my house.

  Istavaan

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5/08/12 7:36:37 AM#64
Originally posted by QuicklyScott

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

why should pc games be cheaper, console games usually last only 8 hours and are much more expensive.

why should assassins creed cost more than guild wars 2?

  Istavaan

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5/08/12 7:39:53 AM#65

diablo 3 is 60 euro the same price as guild wars 2. why should diablo 3 have the right to be more expensive?

  Fusion

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5/08/12 7:42:45 AM#66
Originally posted by QuicklyScott

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

 

Like if you would read up on the thread, you'd notice that there are PLENTY of places where you can get it alot cheaper than 50£... mine cost me 34£ (converted from euros)

But if you're expecting to get a brand new game (that's not even out yet) for 30£ you're out of your mind or just plain ass cheap mother******

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  Ezhae

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5/08/12 7:46:03 AM#67
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by QuicklyScott

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

why should pc games be cheaper, console games usually last only 8 hours and are much more expensive.

why should assassins creed cost more than guild wars 2?

Because console games also have tax put in my console manufacturers (Sony/MS, called royalties, it's around 8-10$ iirc) while PC's don't because there is no monopoly when it comes to getting a PC. 

As for GW2 pricing - standard MMO price really as of late, add to that the game has no subscrpition fee and that it's early adoption price, it will be cheaper few months after release. 

The digital vs retail thing been done countless times. Publishers/developers aren't allowed to sell digital products cheaper due to retail grip on pricing model. They say "we won't stock your game if you try sell it cheaper than we", it's simple as that. Blame the B&M shops.

  korent1991

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5/08/12 7:49:44 AM#68

It's yesterdays news...

Yes, the currency conversions are not fair towards us in Europe considering the price US citizens are paying for...

I don't know why are they charging so much on their website with those over priced and not really logical conversion to € or GBP (which both have a higher currency value than USD).. It really doesn't make any sence they're charging us WAY more for DIGITAL EDITION (so there's no shipping cost, there's no additional fees and nothing that can be taxed since not every country in europe has tax rates on digital software or software of any kind for that matter).

Even tho you can get it a lot cheaper from retailers, it still makes me wonder why the hell would they charge so much more for an edition which doesn't require any shipment or boxes. Don't know why it's so pricy on official website.

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  Caldrin

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5/08/12 7:50:06 AM#69
Originally posted by kevjards

being from the UK myself,i understand what your saying,but here is the thing,take 20% VAT off that and you are left with £40 i believe.its not the gaming companies fault,its the governments greed.cost me £40 for TSW so to me its about right and please remember gw2 has no sub fee attached.

Should have shopped around for TSW I pre-ordered it from Amazon for £30... Got the beta code within 5 mins as well..

 

 

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  Veeshan22

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5/08/12 7:51:04 AM#70

cheaper than games in australia there $99 for any new releases.

  Shankenstien

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5/08/12 7:52:51 AM#71
Originally posted by Thane

seriously, damn those developers!

didnt they give the hippotratic oath or sth?

 

they are supposed to easen our burden not to enlarge it by taking out money! just take those devs and put them in some basement without sunlight and als till they finished their job!

but first you need to buy a basement large enough.... hmmm... anyway, thats not the point!

 

make them release their games for free!

if their game is good enough the main dev earns the right to go outside to check the sun for an hour a day!

if they manage to release an mmo that's not F2P after a year, give some of the other guys a temp right to look out of the window (no going outside tho! they are supposed to code new games!)

 

 

 

ps, on a serious sidenote: that's what happens when you dont join the EU; your stuff gets more expensive because extra rules have to be applied to ship the games all the way to your isle outside of europe! should have joined us. bad luck :> we told you resistance is futile!

 

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  Amjoco

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5/08/12 7:55:41 AM#72
Originally posted by QuicklyScott

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

21 years. That makes me sad. I have a game controller older than thar! ;)

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  timeraider

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5/08/12 7:57:37 AM#73

games for 60 euros are normal in holland, the fact it only costet 55 is a good thing...only problem is the exchange rate at arenanet was rlllly weird

 

still would buy it anyway

  crojosip

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5/08/12 7:57:59 AM#74

Most new games cost 60 euros.

  megera23

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5/08/12 7:58:06 AM#75

Sadly, nowadays PC and console games prices have become/are becomming pretty much the same. It's been happening over the last 2 years.

 

And yep, prices in EU and especially UK suck. I paid 80$ for the game (DDE in my case) my friend in the UK paid the same amount for the Digital standard edition. He could have gotten it for £40 from play.com, but he didn't want to wait for the delivery.

And after playing the game over the last beta weekend we both think it was worth it. *shrugs*

 

Is it fair? No, probably not. That's why the thing most people in EU do is go to retailers and buy from them. They not only pay less this way, but most of the money don't even go to Arenanet/NCSoft. If you feel that the Digital Edition is too expensive you're free to purchase it from a retailer for less money. No one's stopping you.

 

 

  korent1991

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5/08/12 7:58:45 AM#76
Originally posted by Ezhae
Originally posted by Istavaan
Originally posted by QuicklyScott

 

I can't believe people are defending this.  This price is rediculous.   The fact that there is no sub fee is no justification.

In my 21 years, I have never ever seen a game cost £50 ($80), especially on PC where they're usually cheaper.  If I go on Steam, new PC games cost £20-30 ($32-48).  I admit that technically we have been getting games cheaper over the years, (prices haven't really changed for 15 years, despite inflation) but what is so special about GW2 that the price has to be so high? 

 I'm really on the fence about GW2, if it was £20 cheaper then I would snap it up, I think there is a signifcant amount of people, who aren't  hyped up fans, that feel the same.  

why should pc games be cheaper, console games usually last only 8 hours and are much more expensive.

why should assassins creed cost more than guild wars 2?

Because console games also have tax put in my console manufacturers (Sony/MS, called royalties, it's around 8-10$ iirc) while PC's don't because there is no monopoly when it comes to getting a PC. 

As for GW2 pricing - standard MMO price really as of late, add to that the game has no subscrpition fee and that it's early adoption price, it will be cheaper few months after release. 

The digital vs retail thing been done countless times. Publishers/developers aren't allowed to sell digital products cheaper due to retail grip on pricing model. They say "we won't stock your game if you try sell it cheaper than we", it's simple as that. Blame the B&M shops.

This has nothing to do about "the game has no fee" and it's not a matter of standard mmo price... It's just the matter of pure math... If they can sell it in US for some amount why can't they sell it to others in the rest of the world for that exact same amount since it's a digital version?

59.99$ isn't the same as 49.99 GBP (which is around 80 USD [$])... The prices at retailer in europe for pre-orders are not that high (they're around 37.99 GBP) so there isn't even a reason for them charging that high on their official site when even the physical editions are cheaper!

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  Caldrin

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5/08/12 7:58:57 AM#77

Now the GAME UK price for GW2 is more like it..

http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2?msg=&showResultsPage=true&predictiveSearchURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.game.co.uk%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FAjaxPredictiveSearchView%3FcatalogId%3D10201%26langId%3D44%26storeId%3D10151&langId=44&beginIndex=0&productId=71919&sType=SimpleSearch&pageSize=20&resultCatEntryType=2&searchTerm=guild+wars+2&pageView=image&catalogId=10201&storeId=10151&searchBtn.x=0&searchBtn.y=0&ddkey=http:AjaxPredictiveSearchView

 

but im sure thats only a recent thing as just before the open beta weekend i checked around and could only find it about £5 cheaper on the retail sites.. maybe that was their plan.. get everyone to pre-order for the beta weekend then drop the price in the stores hehe..

 

 

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  jacklo

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5/08/12 8:00:24 AM#78
Originally posted by Caldrin
Originally posted by kevjards

being from the UK myself,i understand what your saying,but here is the thing,take 20% VAT off that and you are left with £40 i believe.its not the gaming companies fault,its the governments greed.cost me £40 for TSW so to me its about right and please remember gw2 has no sub fee attached.

Should have shopped around for TSW I pre-ordered it from Amazon for £30... Got the beta code within 5 mins as well..

 

 

That's the whole point.

You can get it ANYWHERE other than ArenaNet for the same price as every other game.

Note that when somebody points this out, the trolls ignore those posts and carry on whining about the price on the official site.

You CAN get it for the same price as other games with no problems at all. Why insist this isn't true?

 

  Fyronova

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5/08/12 8:02:00 AM#79
Originally posted by F5Minutes
Originally posted by Fyronova

I don't think it's overpriced, most games nowadays and even in the past are in the same price range. At least it's free monthly.

If you can't scrounge that money, there's always prostitution.

Guild Wars.. lets call it.. 1, NEVER cost £49.99 for the digital version.

 

Also.. what did you gain from the prostitution comment?

This was a mature thread until you typed into it.

Relax buddy, I can be mature like you but I guess you didn't get the joke.

You should lighten up, maybe you might get a laugh out of it.

 

  jacklo

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5/08/12 8:03:16 AM#80
Originally posted by Caldrin

Now the GAME UK price for GW2 is more like it..

http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2?msg=&showResultsPage=true&predictiveSearchURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.game.co.uk%2Fwebapp%2Fwcs%2Fstores%2Fservlet%2FAjaxPredictiveSearchView%3FcatalogId%3D10201%26langId%3D44%26storeId%3D10151&langId=44&beginIndex=0&productId=71919&sType=SimpleSearch&pageSize=20&resultCatEntryType=2&searchTerm=guild+wars+2&pageView=image&catalogId=10201&storeId=10151&searchBtn.x=0&searchBtn.y=0&ddkey=http:AjaxPredictiveSearchView

 

but im sure thats only a recent thing as just before the open beta weekend i checked around and could only find it about £5 cheaper on the retail sites.. maybe that was their plan.. get everyone to pre-order for the beta weekend then drop the price in the stores hehe..

 

 

That's not true either. Look at the forums on this very site around the time of the beta. There are other threads talking about the exact same thing, comparing the prices from different outlets. Same prices as you'll find today.

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