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  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
    $1000-Beyond

    I've been playing since the first anniversary (I wanted to see how people liked it vs GW1). I have the Core, HoT, PoF, and I would drop $100 couple few months. I would make sure what I got was not character specific (except a few inventory slots) and haven't spent much on armor/weapon skins. Shared inventory slots, unlimited harvesting tools, a couple upgrades to material storage, and a rarely seen weapon skin or two that rounded out my profession look have probably been my best purchases.
    I figure for all the time I played, it evens out for what I would drop on a pay-to-play game (plus add-ons).

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  • Nuka Cola.8520Nuka Cola.8520 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Batelle.1680 said:

    @Nuka Cola.8520 said:

    @Batelle.1680 said:

    @Nuka Cola.8520 said:
    7.5k hours. $10 spent.

    I'm the last person to support microtransactions.

    Those microtransitions support ongoing updates to the game, but okay. I've spent just under $1K, so I got you.

    Since the introduction of Fractals back in 2012, i haven't enjoyed a single live update (living story etc). So i'm not supporting what i dislike.

    Not all updates are about content- there have been quite a few QoL updates since 2012 that I'm sure you take advantage of, not to mention the server juice over the 312 solid days you have played the game, but whatever. It just seems weird to sink so much time into something that requires human effort to maintain, and to be smug about how little you've done to support its existence.

    I simply do not like their updates. And the reasoning is very simple. PVE wise, i enjoy dungeons, difficult ones. There are no such thing in gw2. So im not supporting a company that doesn't offer the standard of the mmo industry.

  • $1000-Beyond

    I've played since the initial release of GW------------bought a lot (usually spend ~$100+/month on gems for "needed" accessories/goodies. But------what I appreciate is that the money I spend on GW2 is completely VOLUNTARY-------------if I don't want to (or I need the cash for other purposes) I don't HAVE to----------and either way, my enjoyment of this game isn't impacted. As an estimate, my "investment" in GW2 is probably in excess of $2k and continuing.

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭
    $100-$500

    The two expacs, a few gems every two months or so to spend, mostly in utilities like bank tabs, bag slots, farming tools and recycling machine, but also in a few fancy things like gliders and armor. Also quite a few gifts for friends... Since I have played regularly for the last 4 years, I don't think it is too much money, really.

  • $0-$50

    Core was a Christmas gift and PoF was also a gift.

    I only bought HoT.
    Core is my favourite.

    I will absolutely never. Ever. Pay cash for pixels outside of buying a game. Full stop. Especially when I can in game earn ANYTHING.

    I do not judge. But I consider buying gems cheating. It circumvents gameplay (gold to gem). Vs "outside help" (gems to gold)

  • $0-$50

    Got Core GW2 and later HoT as a gift, bought PoF and bought gems once I think. I don't really care about most of the stuff in the cash shop, the only things I bought where bank tab and bag slot expansions, one character slot one mini (Avatar of the Pale tree) and one Armor set - the only things I'd buy would be more armor sets unfortunatly we mostly get outfits, which is despise personally.
    Maybe I'll have to buy storage expansions at some point but I'll do that with Gold, I don't like spending money for gold either since.. well what's the point of playing the game if you're just gonna throw money at it to achieve your goals?

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  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017

    I honestly have no idea, especially since i'm not spending USD. In any case, it was a lot. Although lately my spending went way down. I just don't feel comfortable spending money on a game when i don't support the changes to its direction.

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  • Fantasy.5321Fantasy.5321 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    $100-$500

    I'd say it's between $400 and $500. I occasionally buy Gems when I like something in the Gem Store.

  • $1000-Beyond

    I'm def over 1k over the entire course of the game.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    $100-$500

    on the first 2 years of the game, but i think the way Anet has and is borking stuff up, i would rather want my money back than spend more in this thing.

    Started to stoped burn money into gw2 3 years ago, and saving for the next game ill play..

  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭
    $500-$1000

    Hm I didn't think to factor in the game and expac prizes. I might actually be over 1k then. 40 characters and counting and a huge fashion wars addiction lol

  • $1000-Beyond

    @Moonlit.6421 said:
    Hm I didn't think to factor in the game and expac prizes. I might actually be over 1k then. 40 characters and counting and a huge fashion wars addiction lol

    40? why do you need that much?

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  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    No idea, but beyond the game, the two expansion packs, and a few Gem cards, not very much. However much I've spent, though, it's a heckuva lot cheaper than booze or therapy, and a lot more fun!

  • $1000-Beyond

    Pretty certain I've broken the 1k mark by this point. Between 3 paid copies of the game, ultimate editions, and oodles of gems. What can I say? I like to support things I enjoy.

    Don't believe anything you've heard. None of it is remotely close to my actual insanity.

  • @Jinroh.4251 said:
    I don't want to know. It's bad enough that one day I calculated how much I spent on WoW over the years (I quit in March) but this game...no sub but the gem store. THE GEM STORE! How many gems?! THE HORROR! I don't want to think about it!

    My thoughts exactly. So many TMKs. And worse yet is what I use them for... changing hair color from one shade of black to a slightly different shade of black. Changing eye color from one shade of brown to a slightly different shade of brown, and maybe moving one slider a quarter of an inch over. Changing the length of a charr's teeth. Oh! No! Who even cares about a charr's teeth? Apparently me!

  • I have just spent $1,600 along with what insurance will pay for 3 months of 3x's a week at a chiropractor to fix a problem with my spine. Not sure if I have spent that much over the last 10 years to ANet but spending it in game has been way more fun then the dr. Don't begrudge the money at all!!

  • $1000-Beyond

    Probably around 1500€ in total so far.

    We won't beat that guy on Reddit though who had spent almost 60k$, and had proof of it. He probably single-handedly funded PoF.

  • $100-$500

    Core Deluxe, HoT was gifted, PoF Deluxe, probably $100+ easy on gems....no regrets! Fixing to spend another $50ish on gems this week!

  • Phil.7369Phil.7369 Member ✭✭✭
    $0-$50

    WhaleWars ....... 2

  • titje.2745titje.2745 Member ✭✭✭

    i have no dollars. i paid 100 euro for hot deluxe edition. and 80 for pof deluxe. and 5 euro for a bag slot. and 1 gem card. o and the base game for 40 or something. at release.

  • Rhanoa.3960Rhanoa.3960 Member ✭✭✭
    $1000-Beyond

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    You should have made this an anonymous poll. No one is going to respond with their name showing.

    Looks like that is not the case!

  • Majic.4801Majic.4801 Member ✭✭✭

    Billions and billions.

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  • TheOrlyFactor.8341TheOrlyFactor.8341 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    You should have made this an anonymous poll. No one is going to respond with their name showing.

    This.

    Making results public and tied to user names is just asking for harassment.

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  • Makai.3429Makai.3429 Member ✭✭✭

    @Nuka Cola.8520 said:
    7.5k hours. $10 spent.

    I'm the last person to support microtransactions.

    Same. Proper, good ol' fashioned expansions will always eclipse slipshod, low effort DLC in my opinion.

    I'm not entirety sure how much I've spent on this game, but it's probably a shameful amount.

    Off to play games that reward strategy and thought. Farewell, Watch the Floor Simulator.

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 24, 2017
    $1000-Beyond

    I get stroppy with Anet from time to time but I've probably put down close to 5 grand now over the 4-5 years.

    Not to brag, but I put together a puzzle in 4 days and the box said 2-4 years.
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  • Moonlit.6421Moonlit.6421 Member ✭✭✭
    $500-$1000

    @Moonlit.6421 said:
    Hm I didn't think to factor in the game and expac prizes. I might actually be over 1k then. 40 characters and counting and a huge fashion wars addiction lol

    40? why do you need that much?

    Because of that huge fashion wars addiction. Each of my characters has their own crafted look, backstory, and lore appropriate name. I enjoy these aspects of the game the most so I just keep making new characters, it can actually be pretty handy. For instance 6 of my 11 mesmers are parked at each Ember Bay checkpoint and I do ports through the puzzle every so often. An hey its not like I'm bad, theres people who have reached the cap after all >w>"

  • Seteruss.4058Seteruss.4058 Member ✭✭✭
    $100-$500

    I m probably around 400€ including HoT and PoF.
    Most microtransactions was for gems that used to buy bank tabs inv slots and in general QoL upgrades.
    Few of them for some outfits but not much. I'd say 4 outfits in total.
    Mostly for QoL things..

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    $100-$500

    @Makai.3429 said:

    @Nuka Cola.8520 said:
    7.5k hours. $10 spent.

    I'm the last person to support microtransactions.

    Same. Proper, good ol' fashioned expansions will always eclipse slipshod, low effort DLC in my opinion.

    I'm not entirety sure how much I've spent on this game, but it's probably a shameful amount.

    I still struggle to grasp the difference to be honest. I mean if you take the term Downloadable Content literally then all of GW2 is DLC, because it's content you download onto your PC - especially for people like me who always bought digital copies.

    I'm aware that in practice 'expansion' tends to denote a large chunk of new content and features whereas 'DLC' implies something smaller - a short story or a new feature or even a single item/skin. But I'm not sure where you draw the line. Back in the days before downloading content was possible I bought 'expansion packs' for games (on a disc, in a box) which would definitely be classed as DLC today, including some which were just item packs. Some games still do this - notably The Sims series. Then there's games like the Elder Scrolls series (single-player ones I mean) where literally the same thing has been sold under both names. You could buy extra maps and story lines for Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim which were sold as expansion packs in stores and DLC online.

    So the distinction seems pretty arbitrary to me and I definitely wouldn't consider it an indication of quality. I've seen some excellent DLC, and some truly terrible ones but the same is true of expansion packs and entire games.

    GW2's Living Story is DLC in all but name. They don't call it that and they've set up a system where many of us don't need to pay for it, but that's literally the only difference I can see between a Living Story release and a DLC story pack for another game. But I don't think that means it's lower quality than the expansions. The same writers, artists etc. work on both and both receive the same sort of praise and criticisms from players.

    I definitely had concerns when the idea of DLC was first announced that it would lead to developers releasing a "starter pack" game for full price and then requiring players to keep on buying DLC to get the full thing, like those collectible card games. And in some cases that's exactly what happened. But in other games it hasn't happened at all. I know a lot of new players complain about having to buy the Living Story separately from the base game (and I do think Anet should release a 'bundle' version with everything so far) but I definitely consider what I got at release to be a full game that was worth what I paid for it. I therefore don't mind paying separately for the extras - whether they're called expansions or DLC or 'story packs' or 'OMG stuff things!" or whatever.

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  • Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 24, 2017
    $50-$100

    Never bought anything aside from game+ expansions and I'm really proud of it since I hate p2w things.

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  • $1000-Beyond

    Over the course of 5 years, doubling the last option doesn't even come close! Spend at least £30.00 a month, plus expansions.

  • dusanyu.4057dusanyu.4057 Member ✭✭✭

    Core $50
    Hot %50
    Pof %30
    And I think around $100 in gems in total. Being on a fixed income slows my gem buying

  • stupid poll.

    even worse: no anonymity

  • $100-$500

    Including expansions probably around 200 CAD. I bought the lovestruck sword skin via gem->gold transfer back in the day, and bought the SAB cloud and foefire shoulders/gloves skins more recently. I reckon I spend about $50 a year on it, I try to keep things under the cost of a monthly subscription.

  • $100-$500

    Since I use another currency, with actual exchange rate it results around 130$ for base game+expansions and another ~130$ for gems, which I used to buy bank tabs, bag slots,unbreakable tools etc. mostly practical stuff.

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  • Butch.4957Butch.4957 Member ✭✭✭
    $500-$1000

    At least $1000 if not more. Between making three legendary weapons, buying all expansions at full price Deluxe Edition, making the exotic weapon infinite light, multiple gem store purchases for accounts unlocks, conveniences, toys, skins, miniatures, etc.

    On second thought, I am probably well over thousand dollars now.

  • Makai.3429Makai.3429 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 27, 2017

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Makai.3429 said:

    @Nuka Cola.8520 said:
    7.5k hours. $10 spent.

    I'm the last person to support microtransactions.

    Same. Proper, good ol' fashioned expansions will always eclipse slipshod, low effort DLC in my opinion.

    I'm not entirety sure how much I've spent on this game, but it's probably a shameful amount.

    I still struggle to grasp the difference to be honest. I mean if you take the term Downloadable Content literally then all of GW2 is DLC, because it's content you download onto your PC - especially for people like me who always bought digital copies.

    I'm aware that in practice 'expansion' tends to denote a large chunk of new content and features whereas 'DLC' implies something smaller - a short story or a new feature or even a single item/skin. But I'm not sure where you draw the line. Back in the days before downloading content was possible I bought 'expansion packs' for games (on a disc, in a box) which would definitely be classed as DLC today, including some which were just item packs. Some games still do this - notably The Sims series. Then there's games like the Elder Scrolls series (single-player ones I mean) where literally the same thing has been sold under both names. You could buy extra maps and story lines for Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim which were sold as expansion packs in stores and DLC online.

    So the distinction seems pretty arbitrary to me and I definitely wouldn't consider it an indication of quality. I've seen some excellent DLC, and some truly terrible ones but the same is true of expansion packs and entire games.

    GW2's Living Story is DLC in all but name. They don't call it that and they've set up a system where many of us don't need to pay for it, but that's literally the only difference I can see between a Living Story release and a DLC story pack for another game. But I don't think that means it's lower quality than the expansions. The same writers, artists etc. work on both and both receive the same sort of praise and criticisms from players.

    I definitely had concerns when the idea of DLC was first announced that it would lead to developers releasing a "starter pack" game for full price and then requiring players to keep on buying DLC to get the full thing, like those collectible card games. And in some cases that's exactly what happened. But in other games it hasn't happened at all. I know a lot of new players complain about having to buy the Living Story separately from the base game (and I do think Anet should release a 'bundle' version with everything so far) but I definitely consider what I got at release to be a full game that was worth what I paid for it. I therefore don't mind paying separately for the extras - whether they're called expansions or DLC or 'story packs' or 'OMG stuff things!" or whatever.

    Expansion packs would typically give you more for your money than piecemeal DLC, though games in general have less content than they used to, so that could be skewing my perception. Take something like Morrowind: Bloodmoon and compare the breadth of content and length to Skyrim's Dragonborn.

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  • Electro.4173Electro.4173 Member ✭✭✭
    $500-$1000

    I haven't kept explicit track, but considering I'm not super conservative about buying skins and services I want (I just refuse to ever touch gambling boxes)... I'd wager probably at least $100 a year. And since I've been playing all 6 years the game's been out, I suppose that'd mean roughly $600.

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