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The Daily Grind: Would you be as excited for Guild Wars 2 if it were a subscription game?

Jef Reahard

At the risk of sounding like a heretic, I've never gotten into Guild Wars (or the hype surrounding its forthcoming sequel). That's not to say they're bad games at all; on the contrary, I've always been intrigued by some of the things they bring to the genre.

In looking over the feature set for Guild Wars 2 and reading Massively's extensive coverage, I see a few interesting nuggets as well as some other stuff that sounds familiar. This doesn't jibe with the unabashed optimism and explosions of fan joy that accompany just about every ArenaNet reveal, though, and I'm left wondering what I'm missing.

The elephant in the room would appear to be the game's business model, and the pay-once/play-forever system is appealing. Is it the main appeal, though, or is it a combination of the game's depth coupled with this business model? Put another way, would you be as excited for GW2 if you had to pay a monthly sub to play it?

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!

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