I doubt ArenaNet had malicious intent when it and parent company NCsoft set the pricing for Heart of Thorns. Including the original game with an expansion pack is a normal practice for traditional MMOs, though it normally starts happening further on down the line than the first major release.


I’m hopeful that once the E3 smoke clears and ArenaNet gets a moment to sit and think about the issue, they’ll come up with a way to keep everyone happy. They took care of that gem thing, remember? gem thing, remember?