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#1 12 years ago

Alright, so I've been playing Guild Wars for a long time, and I love it. I recently decided to try out WoW and I find out I love it too. Now Can someone answer me why WoW has a Monthly Subscription, I know, to maintain the servers, pay the staff, blah blah blah... Guild Wars is running the same type of operation here and weirdly enough, you don't need to monthly Subscribe. So then What's the big difference? I like both games equally, maybe WoW a bit more, but not enough to willingly spend 15$ a month for it. Think about it that's 180$ a year, 900$ if you play it 5 years... 1800$ if you play it ten years... That's only ONE freaking game, one... pathetic, I really hate Blizzard for doing that. (Yes I know about the fact you can buy more months in one shot for a lesser fee. But that's not the point) And some of you will say "Yea, but if you only play WoW, No need to buy other games. It'll cost you less money in the long run." I wouldn't just play WoW, I would get bored, I like my games to change around a bit, So I still need to buy other games. All I want to know basically is Why does WoW need a monthly fee when Guild Wars can run without a monthly fee. Blizzard... Please take the Monthly fee away!




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#2 12 years ago

Hah, because Blizzard sucks and everyone else does it. GW is the rare exception, the rest all just want to make money.




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#3 12 years ago

:lolpoint: WoW doesn't need a monthly fee persay, it could run with purchase costs in much the manner that Guild Wars does. But let's be honest here, WoW is run by a company that wants to make money, people are willing to pay for it. If you don't like the monthly costs don't play it.




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#4 12 years ago

I never played Guild-Wars, so I'm not sure about it, but maybe it consumes less bandwith than WoW?

You also have to think about customer-support and things like this, Blizzard has to pay gamemasters who keep the servers free and technical staff who maintain them. Maybe that's done by volunteers on GuildWars-servers. They are also developing new content all the time.

Another reason is probably that the people at Blizzard want to get filthy rich and that people are willing to pay about 15 bucks per month. It's not such a bad deal after all, you get as much play-time as you wish for 15 dollars while the average single-player game offers only 25 hours for around 70 dollars (estimate, not sure how expensive games are in the US).




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#5 12 years ago

I don't know about it not being a bad deal, what's there to do, get up to level 60 a few times and then it's all much the same. At least single player games have mods which make some decent variation.




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#6 12 years ago
MrFancypantsI never played Guild-Wars, so I'm not sure about it, but maybe it consumes less bandwith than WoW? You also have to think about customer-support and things like this, Blizzard has to pay gamemasters who keep the servers free and technical staff who maintain them. Maybe that's done by volunteers on GuildWars-servers. They are also developing new content all the time. Another reason is probably that the people at Blizzard want to get filthy rich and that people are willing to pay about 15 bucks per month. It's not such a bad deal after all, you get as much play-time as you wish for 15 dollars while the average single-player game offers only 25 hours for around 70 dollars (estimate, not sure how expensive games are in the US).

I don't think Guild Wars are runned by Volounteers, and Guild Wars is the same type of MMORPG, lot's of new content added quite often. Not sure about Bandwith. Guild Wars also has a 24/7 Support Team ready to answer query. I think the main reason is that Blizzard just wants to make more money, Stupid Blizzard. and I guess it does make sense that it offers infinite play-time for 15$ a month... But remember, Guild Wars offers infinite Play-time for nothing a month... Maybe once I get a job and settled in I'll try, for now, I got to keep away fom getting hooked to it, I still have to go to college and concentrate on that. If I'm lucky, Blizzard might grow a heart in the following years, follow Guild Wars exemple and become free.




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#7 12 years ago

MMORPGs would get a lot more players if they didn't have monthly fees. I think the only reason Guild Wars isn't doing as well because it's not like all the other ones. If it were more like EQII and as much as it pains me to say it WoW, it would probably be more successful.




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#8 12 years ago

NemmerleI don't know about it not being a bad deal, what's there to do, get up to level 60 a few times and then it's all much the same. At least single player games have mods which make some decent variation.[/QUOTE] I agree that WoW gets boring quickly after level 60, but many people are happy with the number of high-level instances and all the possibilites of PvP.

Not all single-player games have mods, but almost all MMORPGs are constantly updated, although the rate at which they update is of course rather slow.

[QUOTE=MetalRedDragon]I don't think Guild Wars are runned by Volounteers, and Guild Wars is the same type of MMORPG, lot's of new content added quite often. Not sure about Bandwith. Guild Wars also has a 24/7 Support Team ready to answer query. I think the main reason is that Blizzard just wants to make more money, Stupid Blizzard. and I guess it does make sense that it offers infinite play-time for 15$ a month... But remember, Guild Wars offers infinite Play-time for nothing a month... Maybe once I get a job and settled in I'll try, for now, I got to keep away fom getting hooked to it, I still have to go to college and concentrate on that. If I'm lucky, Blizzard might grow a heart in the following years, follow Guild Wars exemple and become free.

I looked at a few screenshots and GuildWars really looks similar to WoW. If they have about the same number of players per server and offer the same quality (servers online all the time) there really isn't a reason why Blizzard should take money.




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#9 12 years ago

:moved: to General Gaming




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#10 12 years ago

Blizzard... Please take the Monthly fee away![/quote] I cant make that happen.




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