Hello all, i wanted to talk about something i observed. I been playing guild wars 2 not very often or long, but i wanted to share my experience on why the casual player is the most important player for guild wars 2.
I watched streamers, pros, other casuals, and at the moment, i am considered a casual, - so yea i been watching different kinds of players and judge based on my own experience.
So why are casuals the most important player in guild wars 2 ? The reason is - they buy gems and support guild wars 2. I don't think pros and end game players support guild wars 2 that much. The reason is, fractals and raids provide way too much gold, and they give you stacks of armor boxes and materials, and you just flip legendaries as well as convert gold to gems and buy what you need.
Now..the casual...the casual is not skillful at raids or fractals, and they have poor gold generating skills or farm wood and ore, thus, they are most hurting for armor, gold, and resources. In this way, i think casuals would spend more on gems than streamers or raiders or fractal players. As a casual my self, i do like using money to gems to getting skins, power ups, and completing my account.
Completing account is another big thing. People who have been playing for years probably have most of the achievements, while new players have to start farming achievements. The gem shop helps with this, and i think veterans, pros, streamers - they won't spend money on gems since they already have endless gold and their achievements are high (in the 20ks )
Now what does this all mean ? i think (and assuming) that anet knows casuals are the major demographic of the player base and the ones most likely to spend gems as well as support guild wars 2 and complete maps in the living stories as well as dallies and farming materials.
I DID NOT say that casuals are bad or weak. I like being a casual due to my psychology and i am usually at peace playing guild wars 2.
Does that mean casuals are better than raiders and fractal players and pvPers ? on the contrary.... it seems that if we want to support guild wars 2 and help generate content, we need to spend and buy more gems.
I know that as soon as i start doing fractals or raiding, gold will be a thing of the past and money(gold) won't be a problem. I really think anet should nerf the gold generated from endgame content but otherwise, casuals and those who don't play end game are most likely to spend gems.
I support guild wars 2, but because of my emotions and moods, i don't always play everyday. Sometimes i play for a few weeks, and than play something else.
Any ways, what do you guys think about this ? i like guild wars 2 and support them but i am just gradually starting to get serious. Let me know what you guys think