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Guild Wasrs 2 Free to play!

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Starting today Guild Wars is free for everybody and also in october 23 they will launch their first expansion....so to all the angry army who doesn't have guild wars 2 but they want to play it I think this is the perfect time to start :D

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Free to play, you mean like upto LVL 20, (Like WoW) Personally I played GW2, never enjoyed it so I went back to WoW.

One thing though, The no sub fee is PERFECT!!!

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i might give it a shot some time in the future ive read what they are doing and they are planning to make the based game free and charge you for the expansions which is better then going for the microsimulations route

 

*Free trial from the 25th of september to the 1st of October *

not entirely free

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/play-guild-wars-2-for-free-today/

The link you provided was from September 2014, here is the free to play announcement from today :

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/play-for-free-today/

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Free to play, you mean like upto LVL 20, (Like WoW) Personally I played GW2, never enjoyed it so I went back to WoW.

One thing though, The no sub fee is PERFECT!!!

 

*Free trial from the 25th of september to the 1st of October *

not entirely free

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/play-guild-wars-2-for-free-today/

No, actually it's free according to the chart below (if it doesn't make sense to you it can also be found here) :

 

 

Free Account

Core Guild Wars 2 Account

Heart of Thorns Account

Character Slots

2

5

5 or more*

Bag Slots

3

5

5

Revenant Profession

No

No

Yes

Heart of Thorns Maps & Content

No

No

Yes

Central Tyria (Core) Maps & Content

Starter maps only until character reaches level 10

Lion’s Arch unlocked for each character at level 35

Yes

Yes

Masteries

No

No

Yes

In-Game Mail

Can only send to mutual friends

Can’t send gold or items

Yes (accounts created after August 28, 2015 require SMS or app authentication to send gold and items)

Yes (accounts created after August 28, 2015 require SMS or app authentication to send gold and items)

Guild Bank Access

No

Yes (accounts created after August 28, 2015 require SMS or app authentication to withdraw)

Yes (accounts created after August 28, 2015 require SMS or app authentication to withdraw)

Whisper chat

Except for mutual friends, can only whisper in the same map, one new person every 30 seconds

Yes

Yes

Map chat

No

Yes

Yes

Squad chat

Unlocked for each character at level 30

Yes

Yes

Looking For Group

Unlocked for each character at level 30

Yes

Yes

PvP Chat

Team Chat always available

Chat in PvP Lobby unlocked when the account reaches PvP rank 20

Emotes, Map and Say chat unavailable during matches

Yes

Yes

WvW

Unlocked account-wide when one character reaches level 60

Yes

Yes

Daily Login Bonus

No

Yes

Yes

Gem Store

Items unusable by free accounts (such as glider skin) are unavailable

Yes

Yes

Currency Exchange

Gems to gold exchange available, gold to gems exchange unavailable.

Yes

Yes

Trading Post

Can buy and sell items from a selected list.

Yes

Yes

Forum Posting Access

No

Yes

Yes

 

I'm of two minds of this.  First off I'm a little miffed that they went from b2p to f2p (seriously it was a good monetization model!), but then again I ain't exactly playing this game anymore so...meh.  Sorta.

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i might give it a shot some time in the future ive read what they are doing and they are planning to make the based game free and charge you for the expansions which is better then going for the microsimulations route

 

The link you provided was from September 2014, here is the free to play announcement from today :

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/play-for-free-today/

oh, my bad.

Sorry about that

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So if I understand this correctly any account created before yesterday still has all the things they paid for when they bought the game ?

 

Or is it going to be:

 

If you didn't buy the expansion you account gets restrictions?

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So if I understand this correctly any account created before yesterday still has all the things they paid for when they bought the game ?

 

Or is it going to be:

 

If you didn't buy the expansion you account gets restrictions?

The former.

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