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[POLL] What game would you play if all MMORPGs were free to play?

killion81killion81 A City, MIPosts: 985Member Uncommon

Lets pretend that all MMORPGs on the market are completely free to play going forward.  No box price, no subscription fees, no cash shop, no advertisements... no monetization period.  What MMORPG would you play as your main game?  For the purpose of this poll, main game means the one in which you spend the most time playing on weekly basis.  I'm simply curious what game people on this site feel would entertain them the most if money was not a consideration.

Since there are only 10 options in a poll, I tried to include the most popular games (according to this site).  If you select 'Other', please feel free to include your game choice in a reply to the thread.

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  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    Probably Ultima Online. The game is a shell of it's former greatness, but I would still play it. It's just not worth a subscription in it's current state.

     

     

     

    Currently Playing: Nothing worth playing

    Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR, ESO, GW2.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,788Member Uncommon
    Same as I'm playing right now (no, literally, right now; I'm sailing from Yuntaisha to Chongqing in my long schooner):  Uncharted Waters Online.
  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    I would still be playing WoW, for as long as my friends were there. I would give Rift a serious look though, the new souls from the expansion really looked appealing.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon

    All the MMOs I play, except rift since my sub hasn't expired yet, are free or b2p (corrected my original post).  I might play some of those games if they were F2P or B2P, but I wouldn't specifically single any one out as being more preferable to what I can play right now.  I do play GW2 and EQ2 now.  I don't need my games to be 100% "FREE", just F2P as in "no subscription".

    I would probably keep rift on my system and I'm not sure about the others.  I might install TSW because a modern gothic style game sounds interesting.

  • LeiloniLeiloni None of your beeswax, ALPosts: 432Member Uncommon
    I've played many of those games, the only problem is no game right now is good enough to make it my main game. I'm currently bouncing between a few based on what I am in the mood for that day. If a game is good I don't care whether it's sub or free honestly.
  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,318Member Uncommon

    Probably none.  I don't care if its' f2p or p2p I just care if it's fun.

    I've played most of those games and left, making them f2p would not change why I left them.  They just ceased to entertain me.  The ones I didn't just didn't have anything to interest me. 

    Quit worrying about other players in a game and just play.

  • 123443211234123443211234 seattle, WAPosts: 244Member

    You forgot to put in a NONE option.  I hate f2p games, I hate the buying of power whether its weapons or experience or some new clever marketing scam.  I hate that the entire game revolves around trying to get you to spend money.  Lastly I hate that not everybody is on a level playing field.  I will gladly pay $15 a month to have full access and a level playing field in a good game.

     

    So yeah...... F playing f2p games period they all suck.

  • JonokuJonoku Cool, PAPosts: 645Member
    Definetly interested in RIFT.

    Looking at: The Repopulation
    Preordering: None
    Playing: Random Games

  • AdoniAdoni Tucson, AZPosts: 349Member Uncommon

    Ulitma Online and Dark Age Of Camelot.

    I pay to play Rift right now.

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  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member

    *If cash shop never happened*

    Maaan there could be some amazing games out there right now.

    All that wasted energy on cash shops now transformed  to something useful,what could it be.

    Anarchy Online, we are just invading aliens home planet,heres some new city spots!!

    SWTOR,this water is quite warm,come on while sun is still shining, dont just sit there and drink those Margaritas.

    I would be playing most likely many MMOs.

    Let's internet

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    If all MMOs are F2P, why don't i just play each a little and see what i like, and decide what i play depends on my mood.

    There is no point choosing one over another now.

  • RaulBlueRaulBlue Springfield, MAPosts: 21Member
    Wait aion is already free to play.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Planetside2
  • lqw6843128lqw6843128 burnaby, BCPosts: 39Member Uncommon

    None. (because i have played mostof those)

    As i think about your question, i can't think of any released mmorpg that i actually want to play. I then realized that the sub or box barrier is actually not a problem for me to play a mmorpg. Well, if the future mmorpg are all completely free, i will, of course, try all of them.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,010Member Uncommon
    Asherons Call

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon

  • ABRaquelABRaquel Minneapolis, MNPosts: 541Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Same as I'm playing right now (no, literally, right now; I'm sailing from Yuntaisha to Chongqing in my long schooner):  Uncharted Waters Online.

    I've never heard of that game. How is it? (seriously)

     

    EDIT: Personally I picked EVE just because I'm a slow ISK earner to get Plex.

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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,476Member Uncommon

    I'll go by the list:

    WoW-you can Already play it for free. But I am not interested. Bland classes/bland world(that is a Warhammer ripoff no less!)/outdated Graphics... Played it as p2p/played it for free and no improvement...

    Rift I played through all betas and for a month on launch. I never could quite get over the fact who you actually ARE in Rift(resurrected/cloned person-undead in other words) and it ruined everything. I love the rest Btw, so it could be Rift...

    Guild Wars 2 I will never play because ArenaNet flatout lied to me. Plus it isn't GuildWars in anything but names(of the product/of races...).

    SWTOR does not interest me in the slight. Being a Trekkie, it being sucky/not finished the only good thing is the companion system /stories(both of those you can get in Skyrim LoL-and in better quality).

    Aion is a nice game. Nice classes. Nice Graphics. After it's been updated for the western world that is!  It'd be either #1 or #2 in the list if it were not f2p as it is(that one came out of blue sky and I am still shocked that such a quality game is basically 95% free while stuff Like Warhammer Online are still p2p).

    LoTR:O does not interest me. I played it and it has horrible combat/engine. Everything else is lovely.

    Warhammer Online is High up the list, but only because I love the Artwork/classes/IP and I want to finish all 6 stories(well 5 truth be told-damn them damned Druchii!). Nice writing as well. Nice PvP to boot.

    I think I'll go with War because then the rest of my Life would begin(no, I am not paying them to further destroy our fabled IP). Rift takes it's place if someone explained to me some other views on Rift's Main character(i.e. him not being undead). Aion is voided because it Already is p2p...

  • meddyckmeddyck Athens, GAPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon
    That's easy. I'd be playing the only MMO I ever found worth subscribing to for more than 3 months: Dark Age of Camelot. After playing it 9+ years, I no longer want to pay to play it but if it were free, that's the only MMO I'd play.

    Camelot Unchained Backer
    DAOC [retired]: R11 Cleric R11 Druid R11 Minstrel R9 Eldritch R6 Sorc R6 Scout R5 Healer

  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHPosts: 3,858Member Uncommon
    I chose EQ2.. but it was a toss up on a few games.. Eve and WoW being a couple others..  I'm still new to Eve with the 14 day trial.. I don't plan on staying past that time tho.. I just don't see myself logging on more then an hour to two a week at most.. Same with WoW.. 
  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    I'm fine paying a subscription fee for a good quality mmo.

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    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • tyfontyfon OSLOPosts: 238Member

    I picked TSW.

    Business model does't matter, the game does. Although f2p games tend to carry the payment model into the game itself.

    The poll needs multi select though, I also play EVE and AO

  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,447Member Uncommon

    Most of the MMOs that I liked well enough have already gone F2P. And my current MMO I will primarily play, Planetside 2 is F2P.

    Having any MMO become F2P doesn't make it automaticly more appealing.

     

     

  • ariestearieste toronto, ONPosts: 3,308Member Common

    all the same games i'm playing now.  cost is not prohibiting me from playing any MMO.

     

    (EQ2, TSW, LoTRO, EVE sometimes)

    "I’d rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity."

    - Raph Koster

    Tried: AO,EQ,EQ2,DAoC,SWG,AA,SB,HZ,CoX,PS,GA,TR,IV,GnH,EVE, PP,DnL,WAR,MxO,SWG,FE,VG,AoC,DDO,LoTRO,Rift,TOR,Aion,Tera,TSW,GW2,DCUO,CO,STO
    Favourites: AO,SWG,EVE,TR,LoTRO,TSW,EQ2
    Currently Playing: EQ2, Firefall

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,783Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by 123443211234

    You forgot to put in a NONE option.  I hate f2p games, I hate the buying of power whether its weapons or experience or some new clever marketing scam.  I hate that the entire game revolves around trying to get you to spend money.  Lastly I hate that not everybody is on a level playing field.  I will gladly pay $15 a month to have full access and a level playing field in a good game.

     

    So yeah...... F playing f2p games period they all suck.

    I think you missed the point of his question.

    He is asking what if all games were free to play, not necessarily a f2p style game.

    Death is nothing to us, since when we are, Death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.

  • Cephus404Cephus404 Redlands, CAPosts: 3,675Member
    None.  None of them are fun and I only play games that I enjoy, no matter the cost.  Free won't make me play a bad game.

    Played: UO, EQ, WoW, DDO, SWG, AO, CoH, EvE, TR, AoC, GW, GA, Aion, Allods, lots more
    Relatively Recently (Re)Played: HL2 (all), Halo (PC, all), Batman:AA; AC, ME, BS, DA, FO3, DS, Doom (all), LFD1&2, KOTOR, Portal 1&2, Blink, Elder Scrolls (all), lots more
    Now Playing: None
    Hope: None

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