$150 is a bargain...

#1bluemagic221Posted 3/13/2012 3:54:32 PM
Seriously. Anet could have easily justified a subscription fee...but its buy to play. The base game is $60...so the collectors bonuses are $90. That is SIX MONTHS of gametime for a pay to play mmo...I am pretty sure we will be all playing for more than six months so...I think its completely justified...AND WORTH IT!

Also, for those saying "oh i cant afford it," guess what? ITS MONTHS AWAY! Start saving now and you probably can afford it!
#2FonyPosted 3/13/2012 3:59:43 PM
lmfao. no offense man but that **** is ridiculous, and i wonder how the hell you could call that a bargain. a mass produced doll, some books and a bunch of worthless in game items...have fun with your bank bot and lame elite skill i guess.

also, no one can justify a sub fee anymore. it's not a lot of money and if you want to pay you will, but that goes for every game with a fee. it's not required sonothing justifies it.
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#3MBO-SephyPosted 3/13/2012 4:02:12 PM
I don't think the fact that they're not on a subscription fee model justifies the CE.
I never bought collector's editions for any game, and that little "excuse" isn't enough to make me start now.

I'd rather spend $150 on this. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
#4ReliefGuardPosted 3/13/2012 4:06:28 PM
bluemagic221 posted...
Also, for those saying "oh i cant afford it," guess what? ITS MONTHS AWAY! Start saving now and you probably can afford it!

It's not months away April is a month away. That is really soon!

I will buy the CE but I won't get delusional about justifying it to a sub fee.
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#5ClappyTheClown_Posted 3/13/2012 4:31:02 PM
It's not a bargain at all. I will most likely purchase it, though.
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#6HolyKnight199Posted 3/13/2012 4:47:56 PM
Eh, like the original Guild Wars, this game is going to have at least 10 times the replay value of an offline game. So for 2-3x the prices that's still a bargain by me. Of course, by that definition, the standard version is a *much* better bargain.

Don't get me wrong, that's still a bit expensive for what you get compared to the standard version, but that doesn't even come close to the level of abuse you do when you charge 15$ a month, or when you strip content out of a game to sell it back as DLC. I've seen worse.
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#7FonyPosted 3/13/2012 4:54:24 PM
wow.
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#8NofoundationPosted 3/13/2012 5:01:01 PM
This may be the first and only time I agree with Fony.
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#9VordraxPosted 3/13/2012 5:22:05 PM(edited)
Buy the Collector's Edition if you think it is worth the money.

If you feel that you have to (pathetically and ineffectually) shame others that don't share your decision in order to justify your purchase, perhaps you should take a closer look at what you're intending to get out of the CE.

Emotional validation doesn't cost $150.
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#10PijinzPosted 3/13/2012 5:50:25 PM
Fony nailed it.

MMOs are massively overpriced. Even if GW2 is worth 10 of any other MMO, it's still not worth a subscription.