Guildwars 2: Free to play.

Guildwars 2 is free to play.

 

I’ve always thought ArenaNet have been excellent for making such an awesome MMORPG that’s buy to play, where you purchase the game, and then play for free, meaning no monthly subscription. With the first expansion launching soon, they have gone a little further and made the base game free to download and play completely. This allows people who are new to the franchise a chance to try the game, and also, they don’t have to invest a huge amount of money to get the full experience. (They will only have to shell out for the expansion)

There are of course some limitations to free accounts;

  • Fewer character and bag slots.
  • Map chat is disabled, but whisper and local chat are still available.
  • These players can buy and sell on the market but can’t mail gold or items directly to other players, trade gold for gems, or access guild vaults.
  • And, to quote ArenaNet directly “free accounts have some restrictions to prevent them from skipping ahead to places where they could be used to disrupt the game. They must play to level 10 before leaving the starter zones, to level 30 before using LFG, and to level 60 before using World vs. World. They can play PvP immediately but must get to rank 20 before using custom and unranked arenas.”

 

If you have always wanted to give the game a try CLICK HERE to register and start playing. If you’d like to join me, I play on the Aurora Glade EU server.

Within the FAQ, ArenaNet provide a handy table detaling limitations, depending on what content you have purchased, on This page.

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