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Guild Wars 2 Steam launch and tenth anniversary is tomorrow

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  1. [3]
    Wes
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    I preordered GW2 and played during the beta period. I had a lot of fun with it, though I never reached "end game" (whatever that was at the time). I stopped playing before the expansions released,...

    I preordered GW2 and played during the beta period. I had a lot of fun with it, though I never reached "end game" (whatever that was at the time). I stopped playing before the expansions released, so there's potentially a lot of new content to explore.

    The problem I unfortunately seem to have now is every time I log into the game, I have so much junk in my inventory and no bank slots or ways of storing it. The problem is only compounded the longer I wait as I receive "birthday gifts" and such, adding to my items.

    If I played the game actively, I'd know well enough what was safe to destroy, consume, or sell. Probably most of it. But because of my account age, there might be that super rare item that is no longer obtainable[1]. That uncertainty leaves me with some paralysis every time I try to log in.

    It's a niche problem of my own making, but I wonder how many others are put off on returning to MMOs for this reason. Limiting inventory slots seems like a common monetization method in the genre.

    I never had a problem with the GW2 launcher, but being integrated into Steam does include all of Valve's value-added features like Proton and remote play. Maybe I'll give it a try and finally try to resolve this decades-long problem of mine.

    [1] I remember having half-full wine jugs in Runescape, which now sell for 1.6 billion gold pieces.

    4 votes
    1. [2]
      SheepWolf
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      If you do decide to go through the Steam route, you'll have to use a brand new account which will resolve your inventory problems. The downside obviously is that you'll have none of the...

      (Note: Existing Guild Wars 2 accounts can’t be linked to Steam and vice versa. Please visit our knowledge base for more info

      If you do decide to go through the Steam route, you'll have to use a brand new account which will resolve your inventory problems. The downside obviously is that you'll have none of the potentially valuable items that have accumulated nor any of the progress in the game you've made so far. I'm in a similar (but more likely vastly smaller) boat.

      I think you get at least some of the same benefits if you manually add GW2 as a Non-Steam Game to Steam but I'm sure there's still some features that will be missing (I'm not sure what exactly though).

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      1. Wes
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        Thanks for the information. That's a really weird choice on their part! When Elite Dangerous came to Steam, they allowed you to link your Frontier and Steam accounts. I wonder why they made that...

        Thanks for the information. That's a really weird choice on their part! When Elite Dangerous came to Steam, they allowed you to link your Frontier and Steam accounts. I wonder why they made that decision here.

        But you're right, it does technically solve my inventory problems.

        3 votes
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    grahamiam
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    I currently play GW2 and am enjoying it in small doses. The story of Path of Fire and LW S4 was pretty good, though End of Dragons was pretty disappointing overall. I'm really confused by the hype...

    I currently play GW2 and am enjoying it in small doses. The story of Path of Fire and LW S4 was pretty good, though End of Dragons was pretty disappointing overall.

    I'm really confused by the hype over the Steam launch though. Players are acting like this is going to totally revitalize the game. I just don't think there's that many people who have been waiting for a Steam launch to play a 10-year-old game. Obviously I hope I'm wrong, but it's weird to me. Especially when every other MMO that integrates into Steam occasionally has Steam-only bugs or login issues, I don't know why not being on Steam would've held anyone back, besides being a boost in advertisement I guess. After all, we're talking about it here and now.

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    1. hamstergeddon
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      I might actually jump back into the game because it's on Steam. I bought it around launch and enjoyed it, but haven't played it since that first year. Tried to regain access to my account, but I'd...

      I might actually jump back into the game because it's on Steam. I bought it around launch and enjoyed it, but haven't played it since that first year. Tried to regain access to my account, but I'd lost the login info and had no idea what my CC and phone #s were when I made the account, so I guess they couldn't ID me well enough to help get it back. But this may be a good excuse to get into it again with a fresh account. I don't think I'd even hit max level my original account, so didn't lose much.

      Not to say a lot of people are going to jump in to revitalize it, but I will try at least.

      3 votes
  3. [3]
    PapaNachos
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    It's taken 10 years, but GW 2 is finally coming to steam. Over the past few months the game has really seen a resurgence and the devs have been hard at work improving the new player experience....

    It's taken 10 years, but GW 2 is finally coming to steam. Over the past few months the game has really seen a resurgence and the devs have been hard at work improving the new player experience.

    I'm really excited, let me know if you decide to try it out.

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    1. lou
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      I purchased this game when I was trying to get away from WoW. It was fine but I could never get over the fact that movement felt too floaty. I tried coming back years later, but the payment model...

      I purchased this game when I was trying to get away from WoW. It was fine but I could never get over the fact that movement felt too floaty. I tried coming back years later, but the payment model got too confusing. I liked the idea of paying once for the whole package. Even a subscription would be more sensible to me. When you start talking about buying gems or whatever, I just don't wanna deal with that. I don't wanna have to figure out what I should and should not spend my money in. Great game though, and probably a decent F2P experience for those who like this sort of thing.

      1 vote
    2. Pistos
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      I had this wishlisted, and got a notification that it was out finally, and so I downloaded and installed it. Haven't actually pressed the Play button yet, though. I'm anticipating it will be a...

      I had this wishlisted, and got a notification that it was out finally, and so I downloaded and installed it. Haven't actually pressed the Play button yet, though. I'm anticipating it will be a time sink that's hard to resist, and I have some real-life responsibilities to attend to, and I can't afford a big distraction right now.

      I'm intending to take it easy with this game, and play casually, and not try to be too hardcore or tryhard. Just explore, level slowly at my own pace, and enjoy myself. Maybe explore the cosmetic, exploration, and crafting aspects of the game. Hopefully the game's designed so I don't have to log in very regularly to keep up with farming or other account "maintenance" type tasks.

      1 vote