dont get it why they chose to not take a month fee and give the game for free, they will make more money then if they game is good, if they dont have so you buy this and that for real money.
They do not need to keep spamming out content and fixes to keep people subbed. People buy and play as they feel like there is no "got only 10 more days poo going on grind grind grind", they can start work on expansion immidiately and sell new boxes that way. New expansion etc etc.., that way they get to increase the world and keep players happy. Microtransactions for fluff and convenience.
Community without a sub is more forgiving, I would guess, as they excpect less. They have already paid for what they have, additional content is a bonus. Do not know why I think so hm...
Bug fixes etc still have to come and they cant deliver a broken game.
GW2 can fail hard. Expectation of it is very very high, but they are putting that mark up there themselves over at Anet.
Will wait until you can test it for free, you earn so litle money with only selling a game, guess you can do this and that expantion to get some more money but still, 10k players 1year give more money then 100k players buying a game.
If a company is sure if its game they should give the game for free and only take monthly fee.
It is a nice fly by! Only it passes the same spot over and over again at different angles, thus making whatever it's showing look a lot grandiose then it actually is (though it is quite grandiose, love the use of vertical space).
I think a similar fly by could easily be done in Tortage. But instead of children running around, we'd have drunken sailors peeing on the docks…
On another note, I watched the ranger gameplay video from related videos and my jaw just dropped to the ground. So much moving around, so much dynamics and action… AoC gameplay seems plain stale compared to this, lost my appetite to log in tonite :O