How many people have you recommended GW2 to? — Guild Wars 2 Forums
Home Guild Wars 2 Discussion

How many people have you recommended GW2 to?

SoulGuardian.6203SoulGuardian.6203 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited January 18, 2020 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Just out of mere curiosity.
I'd like to know how many people have you recommended to play GW2?

How many people have you recommended GW2 to? 97 votes

nottsgman.8206Arzurag.7506Karmapolice.4193Ashantara.8731Ayrilana.1396Randulf.7614Nimrod.9240Etienne.3049HardRider.2980DaShi.1368K THEN.5162Ayakaru.6583Elmo Benchwarmer.3025sorudo.9054Burnfall.9573Sarog.9068Slapinator.4196Wrong Device.3014DarkEmiLupus.2876reddie.5861 26 votes
One or Two
Jethro.9376Rauderi.8706Hevoskuuri.3891Blockhead Magee.3092Kossage.9072kurfu.5623Game of Bones.8975Radiobiology.6185Weindrasi.3805EremiteAngel.9765hugo.4705Sirius.4510TheQuickFox.3826lokh.2695Jables.4659Draconus.9786ROMANG.1903Calisanna.8732Chichimec.9364Me Kill You.9035 25 votes
maddoctor.2738Fenom.9457Glider.5792Danikat.8537Arden.7480Torn Fierceslash.6375lukey.8951Anela.3867LucianTheAngelic.7054Cronospere.8143Raknar.4735DeadTreeJig.6714sokeenoppa.5384Frostfang.5109hash.8462Chay.7852Gryphon.2875Kai.9264Cyanchiv.2583Mouse.7382 31 votes
Approximately 25+
I lost count
Vlad Morbius.1759Donari.5237Ajaxx.3157Valandil Dragonhart.2371Super Hayes.6890Tekoneiric.6817Aeolus.3615Trise.2865arielwind.8921Zorric.5704Mewcifer.5198Adesia.5138Batel.9206Drgnfly.5812SoulGuardian.6203 15 votes


  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I lost count

    An arbitrarily large number, for which I have no specific metric because I talk about it in public and to friends.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020

    N o n e

    'Situations that are present are there because you allow and tolerate them to continue'

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
    One or Two

    I talk to people about GW, but only once have I ever tried to get someone to play the game. I figure either the game will sell itself or it won't.

    Ask a child a question and you'll get a childish answer.

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2020
    One or Two

    I came from a competitive gaming community to settle down here. Though I recommended this game to my buddies, they didn't switch over. To them, this isn't the adrenaline rush they're looking for, and there isn't incentive to compete here since we are a casual gaming community.

    That said, I'm happy that those types don't gravitate to this game. I use this game to wind-down after accomplishing things in my career and other IRL activities.

    I agree with the previous poster who said, "Either the game will sell itself or it won't."

    Eponymously known as 'Tanya' despite many alts
    Beetle Gymkhana @ Crimson Post Reset TT
    Home Course: Bloodtide Coast, Spiral Track aka Bloodtide Slide

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2020

    At launch it was everyone I knew who gamed a lot. Nowadays I can't be bothered to explain about expansions, extra DLCs and a below par fantasy story to friends I know wouldn't invest in it. That doesn't reflect the fact I think the game as a whole is great, it's just not the sort of game model that would appeal to anyone I know, esp if story is something they are interested in.

    So, since maybe the LS1 fiasco, I don't talk about the game much to others

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I guess? Feels like fewer bc I stopped recommending it during ls4 but I know at least a few who bought it on my recommendation prior to that so I couldn't honestly say just one or two . . .

    But if I was somehow going to get 'credit' for those purchases, wouldn't everyone credited to me be more rightfully credited to the person who originally recommended the game to me . . ?

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As many people as will listen, whenever I can naturally bring it up. All my best friends and others too. If you count on the internet like comments on reddit, then hundreds - possibly thousands, I wouldn’t know

    I'd rather keep going.. wherever the wind takes us

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As far as I remember I've directly recommended it to about 4 or 5 people. I've talked to a lot more people about the fact that I play it and why I like it, but haven't said I think they should play it.

    I don't recommend specific games to people often, because most people I know either aren't interested in computer games at all or they're well informed enough to make their own decisions. But for example I recommended GW2 to a friend of mine who said she likes the idea of MMOs but when she's played them before she spent all her time grinding stats and equipment to try and keep up with other players and never really got to do anything, so I suggested she try GW2 because it's not like that.

    Danielle Aurorel, Desolation EU. Mini Collector

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020
    I lost count

    Of all I have suggested it to only on allegedly tried it. Nearly everyone I've suggested it to either didn't have a PC and only had a console or their PC was so old it was to out of date to almost non-functional. Consoles, smart phones and tablets have replaced PCs as the gaming devices of choice for the majority of people. There are also those who don't want to or don't have the time to dedicate into a complex game like GW2.

  • Burnfall.9573Burnfall.9573 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020

    @HardRider.2980 said:
    Zero and with the state of things and how Anet has allowed things to get this far, I never will.
    I will however tell new people who have already got the game that new players have things to do that they may enjoy etc. But I refuse to try and sell something bad-Toxic to friends.
    If Anet wants to sort things out finally. I don't mind relooking at the evidence in the future.


    Exactly this

    'Situations that are present are there because you allow and tolerate them to continue'

  • I lost count

    I will recommend any game I play regularly. I enjoy GW2 and overall I’m pleased with what ArenaNet has produced. Of course I have opinions about the state of the game, changes I would like to see, etc. But my thoughts don’t affect my enjoyment or recommendation of this product. If it honestly did, I wouldn’t play the game.

    "There is little love for those of my kind in this place, yet I am here to help save them all. To those who matter, actions speak louder than words and my actions shall echo across this city for eternity until all recognize the honor of the Tengu race." ~ Talon Silverwing

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I lost count

    @Trise.2865 said:
    An arbitrarily large number, for which I have no specific metric because I talk about it in public and to friends.

    I can't say it better than this.

    The next time you get angry at someone try walking a mile in their shoes. After that, who cares! You're a mile away and you have their shoes! -Someone with more awesome quotes than me

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2020

    Recommended online? The appropriate answer is "I lost count" as I've been very active on numerous forums promoting the game ever since it was first announced. And I'll probably keep recommending it, despite it's flaws, because anyone who starts the game now will get an amazing good package for the money. They can join the "there is no content" crowd a few years later, but until then the game is so full of content for a new player that it's worth the recommendation.

    Saying that, I voted 5-10 because that's around the number of real life human beings, otherwise known as friends or family, that I recommended the game to, which is about 8 if I'm not missing someone. Sadly me and one other are the only ones that keep playing, the rest stopped a very long time ago, but occasionally ask about the game. Or of course the two of us that keep playing talk about the game and developments all the time while with others.

  • I lost count

    More than I could remember...that is up until they chose not to do any more expansions and now I wouldn't even consider recommending something with such an unclear future.

  • I lost count

    Doesn't matter how many people I recommend this game to, it still doesn't get the traction other games do. Most I've talked to find FPS games more compelling than MMORPG's, which seem to be very two-decades-ago.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭
    One or Two

    Tried to get several friends into it, but they were either too busy for MMOs and/or wanted a more WoW-like experience and endgame.

    Many alts! Handle it!

    "A condescending answer might as well not be an answer at all."
    -Eloc Freidon.5692

  • Weindrasi.3805Weindrasi.3805 Member ✭✭✭
    One or Two

    I'm not a social person. My family and friends either already play, or aren't gamers and never would. People outside family/friends--I don't even want small talk with them, much less a discussion of my interests. I have badgered my spouse to play more GW2 (he prefers WoW), so I guess that counts as 1?

  • None

    For me, to recommend a game to somebody it must be exceptionally good, I won't bother otherwise. GW2 is simply not that good. Plot isn't that good overall, and gameplay is only worth something until you'll learn mechanics and develop your character, then it's just boring as most of the game lacks challenge. It's kind of meh experience past first 6 months of play.

  • None, i can't even tell my friends that i still play Guild wars 2 :/

    I love the game (maybe cuz of gw1 legacy or the time i spent in) but i know that ppl around me will not.

    Troll since 1988.

  • One or Two

    Told one person about a year after it was out. They played until the LW Scarlett story got to be to much.

  • One or Two

    I've gotten a few friends to download and try out the game, and one even bought an expansion. Sadly, none of them stuck around long-term.

  • Zexanima.7851Zexanima.7851 Member ✭✭✭✭
    One or Two

    I've tried to get people into it but it's just not that compelling for a game for most people.

    Depression and anxiety are the worst...

  • One or Two

    I got my dad to play it!

    Resident Weeb and Woman of Culture

  • kratan.4619kratan.4619 Member ✭✭✭

    About 8 of my friends like 7 years ago, only one recently.

  • 5-10

    5-10. I only began talking freely about GW2 very recently. I highly recommend GW2 to my gamer friends (but they're few) or to anyone I feel comfortable enough talking about games with (close friends, family). One of my friends (gamer) even joined and played with me, but for some days only. I think he still prefers WoW or console games. With non-gamer friends/people in general I sometimes talk about GW2 (usually when they ask me what my hobbies are etc) and I always say something like "You should try GW2 some day, you might enjoy it", though the answer is always "Oh, I'm not really into games".