Guild Wars 2 “Great Migration” is on
NCSoft and ArenaNet want you to renounce subscription MMOs (you know who you are) forever, and they’re dangling a nice carrot to convert players to Guild Wars 2.
It’s being called the “Great MMO Migration,” which sounds a bit presumptuous, because, well, it could end up being a small trickle or an average shift by the time it’s over. Regardless, it begins today and runs through December 3, and the big hook is Guild Wars 2 is 40% off its regular price. Pick up the MMORPG at the official Guild Wars 2 site during the promo and you’ll pay $30 for the standard game (normally $50) or $42 for the Digital Deluxe Edition (normally $70). After you purchase the core game, GW2 is free to play with no monthly subscription. Not to mention bi-weekly free content updates.
Is saving $20 and cancelling your sub enough to get you to leave your level 100 dwarven death knight blacksmith behind for good? Tough call, but ArenaNet is also trying to make the transition easier by giving all new players a Letter of Influence. Not sure of the specifics, but the devs describe it as a “valuable in-game item that will allow the player to reward any guild that welcomes him/her into their ranks.”
Then there’s this: if you really are ready to cut the subscription cord forever, ArenaNet welcomes you to take the Guild Wars 2 Oath. Recite the below passage on video, upload it to YouTube, and submit it to the Guild Wars 2 Great MMO Migration, and you could win a free copy of the game.
Guild Wars 2 Oath:
I, [name], renounce [adjective] games and pledge my allegiance to Guild Wars 2.
I likewise declare my freedom from [noun] subscription fees!
That I turn my back forever on [noun] which is/are totally [adjective].
That I will take up arms to defend the [noun] and crush evil with my [noun].
I take this oath to Guild Wars 2 freely, without [noun] because I am [noun].
No word on how many free copies ArenaNet will give away, but if you do win, you’ll find out via email by December 10.
Have fun migrating!