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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:35 PM // 18:35   #1
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Guild Wars is on steam, but what about those of us who already have steam with a game account before this? Will there be a way to integrate our original game accounts with steam?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:43 PM // 18:43   #2
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Steam and guild wars have seperate cdkey system, so it means you wont be able to add an existing account to steam (not counting a simple shortcut to launch the game).

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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:50 PM // 18:50   #3
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I'm a steam nub, what advantages are there to "intergrating" as opposed to adding it as a non-steam game?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:50 PM // 18:50   #4
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God damn it, you have beat me to it.

Just noticed this... Just too bad you can't buy CoH/V yet, or the expansion packs. Lineage 2 for 8 euro? Are you kidding me? In Poland it's at least 13 EUR now.

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I'm a steam nub, what advantages are there to "intergrating" as opposed to adding it as a non-steam game?

You can download the game off the Steam, it always updates whenever an update is available (you don't have to run the game), at least I think so. And you can buy with PayPal.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:51 PM // 18:51   #5
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Steam is bad and expensive.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:56 PM // 18:56   #6
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Just noticed it. Now all my steam friends can join me while I'm playing. Weeeeh.

Seriously, maybe this will entice some new people to pick up and play Guild Wars.

Now we only need Achievements, haha.

NCsoft Offers Award-Winning Lineup On Steam.


Can't buy EotN though, only the three seperate Campaigns or the Trilogy.

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Old Apr 22, 2009, 07:33 PM // 19:33   #7
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What I'm really confused about is the consistancy between Steam and the online GWs store, how will the two sync?

E.g you buy the initial game from steam but upgrade in the GWs Store, or buy 1 pack from steam then another from steam. :/
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 07:43 PM // 19:43   #8
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Guild wars is the game i most likly will be playin when on my computer, all my mates wander why i even own a steam account. If there is a way of syncing them then maybe i can rack up my hours
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 07:59 PM // 19:59   #9
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Man I hope you can change passwords and email through steam, because ncsoft support really blows.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:19 PM // 20:19   #10
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What is steam? Some new sensation? I never even heard of it, and their website I just read makes no sense.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:23 PM // 20:23   #11
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What is steam? Some new sensation? I never even heard of it, and their website I just read makes no sense.
Poor trolling attempt or a joke?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:28 PM // 20:28   #12
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Poor trolling attempt or a joke?
I'm serious :/
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:29 PM // 20:29   #13
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What is steam? Some new sensation? I never even heard of it, and their website I just read makes no sense.

This is the first I have heard of Steam. Just what does it do for me?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:32 PM // 20:32   #14
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Steam is pretty good.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:54 PM // 20:54   #15
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Steam is to PCs what Xbox Live Marketplace is to Xbox.

It's a game digital delivery and community system for PCs, you can buy games with it online and have it downloaded through it's (very nice) download manager to your computer and launch it as soon as it's done. The best part is that it will auto-update all your games for you, and there is even a community side to it where some stats of some games can be tracked on your community pages, groups can be setup for you and your friends from each different game to organize yourselves with.

Steam is also account based, so if you install steam on say....a new machine, you can re-download all your games with it at no cost, as they will already be flagged as purchased, much like XBL.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 08:54 PM // 20:54   #16
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Seems like this could be a pretty big deal. It would be better for guildwars sales if it was able to be integrated, then there would be a ton of advertising for guild wars in the form of "Friend is now playing Guild Wars"

I think distributing on steam is a good way to get a decent number of quick sales - it's a very convenient way to find and purchase a game on impulse.

Unfortunately I didn't see any of the micro-transactions that anet offers in the guildwars store.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 09:09 PM // 21:09   #17
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I agree that Steam is pretty good. To the person that said Steam is expensive: just buy the weekend deals . Overall they have pretty good prices (compared to stores here) and the 'install Steam on another computer and you're free to download any game you purchased before' saves time and effort.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 09:10 PM // 21:10   #18
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Steam is a retailer for games. You buy games through it and download them similar to what you do with Guildwars. The only difference is that all your games are linked to one account. All the games you purchase (it does not matter the publisher) will be under your steam account.

That's just the basic.

I'm surprised you never heard about Steam.. You know what HL2 is??
How about Half Life 2, Team Fortress, Counterstrike, etc. ?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 09:10 PM // 21:10   #19
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I agree that Steam is pretty good. To the person that said Steam is expensive: just buy the weekend deals . Overall they have pretty good prices (compared to stores here) and the 'install Steam on another computer and you're free to download any game you purchased before' saves time and effort.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 09:14 PM // 21:14   #20
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you can always add guildwars to your steam games :/
idk if it do anything but u can play guildwars and look at your steam friends and chat XD
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