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Will this go free to play in about a year?

HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member

Simple question for those who may be uniformed of how these games operate. I wouldn't put it past ESO to further try and cash grab lifetime subs over and above box sales on what they know full well be free to play in about a year.

So within a year give or take a few months either side.

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  • jimbobfurleyjimbobfurley Nepean, ONPosts: 69Member Uncommon

    No question about it.  Summer 2015 - ESO will be F2P.

     

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  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,209Member Uncommon
    in before the locks!!

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  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member
    They are launching with the infrastructure for F2P, can't believe peeps would even click No?
  • AriesTigerAriesTiger La Crosse, WIPosts: 103Member Common

    God I hope not. How many freebies do you need!?

     

    PS: It's funny that no one even questions if Wildstar will go F2P. Everyone assumes ESO will. Wildstar will be the new WoW sub.

     

    RIP paycheck-to-paycheck people.

  • MpfiveMpfive LondonPosts: 295Member
    Please stop these threads, just enjoy the bloody game when it comes out and have fun:) Enough with the crystal ball rubbing
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,612Member Uncommon
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...
  • strawhat0981strawhat0981 Phoenix, AZPosts: 958Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iselin
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...

    Hahaimage

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  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member
    Originally posted by Iselin
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...

    Ah thanks man, that was good. 

  • CommoXCommoX Tucson, AZPosts: 80Member Uncommon
    I'll vote no only because as soon as it goes F2P, they've lost me.
  • AriesTigerAriesTiger La Crosse, WIPosts: 103Member Common
    Originally posted by CommoX
    I'll vote no only because as soon as it goes F2P, they've lost me.

     

    At least someone here is worth a damn. :)

  • rodarinrodarin camarillo, CAPosts: 576Member Uncommon

    Depends on the extended sub models they offer and how many people buy 6 Mo and 12 month ones; how much canned content they hold back; how fast people burn thourgh the content that is there and what they can add; how good or bad PvP is.

     

    The biggest determining factor will be if they price the long term subs ridiculously low people will buy them, its shown that people gravitating to this game love a 'deal' even when it should be free. So if they offer 'founders' subs for somthing like 54.99 for 6 months and 99.99 for 12 months I suspect a lot of people will buy intot hose, especially the PC platform. That buys them some time obviously.

     

    But if people who bought time upfront stop playing and the pops drop massively then they will have to look at the orignal plan and go F2P as fast as they can. Or at lest implement the cash shop.

  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member

    I should have mentioned that going to F2P does NOT spell failure it's another model for them to sell with is all. Some say SWTOR two years later is more popular than ever due to F2P.

    It's only another revenue stream, and for anyone to think they are not going to take that is fooling themselves i feel.

  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon

    It depends on what people do, but for me, this looks a decent MMO and should be supported.

    F2P ruins the games, with lame cash shop lock boxes as an example or anything goes content that is lore breaking and whatnot instead of decent awesome content that fits well with the IP.

  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AriesTiger

    God I hope not. How many freebies do you need!?

     

    PS: It's funny that no one even questions if Wildstar will go F2P. Everyone assumes ESO will. Wildstar will be the new WoW sub.

     

    RIP paycheck-to-paycheck people.

    Wildstar the new wow sub ? That's some funny comment there. So how many subbs do you think it will have ? I would say about a million then drop to 500 k after 4-6 months that's no wow sub.

    As to ESO going F2P it probably will but if they have any sense they have already programmed that into their code.

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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    I honestly think it's going to come down to how console audience receives it because I doubt Zenimax would go with different business models for individual platforms.

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    And what if it does ?

     

    Am I supposed to wait 12-18 months after launch to play so that I can save $20 ? Because that's all you'll save if you're waiting for the box price to go away. ZOS will just shift the cost to the Cash Shop, and new players will be spending on the usual F2P crap like extra bag space and XP pots and decent mounts, etc.

     

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  • VoiidiinVoiidiin Barrow, AKPosts: 817Member

    Hate to say this cause i have religiously played every TES game since Arena, but i really feel that ESO will end up as 2014's SWTOR mess. Sell great at first then plunge into a morass of garbage and hate, until a horrible implementation of a F2P cash shop is made with some horribly overpriced item like EvE's monicle.

    I was going to pre-order this like i have done with every other TES game but i am holding off for a few months to see how the dust settles.

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  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtPosts: 476Member Uncommon
    dunno.. dont care..
  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    Yes. That's what all p2p MMOs do now. Get that initial box sale and subscription money, then go f2p in a year. Get used to it.

     

     

     

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  • AsheramAsheram Posts: 1,971Member Uncommon

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iselin
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...

    and lead us not into monthly rent payments for an online game...

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,612Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Iselin
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...

    and lead us not into monthly rent payments for an online game...

    Lol..good one.

  • artemisentr4artemisentr4 fresno, CAPosts: 1,431Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rodarin

    Depends on the extended sub models they offer and how many people buy 6 Mo and 12 month ones; how much canned content they hold back; how fast people burn thourgh the content that is there and what they can add; how good or bad PvP is.

     

    The biggest determining factor will be if they price the long term subs ridiculously low people will buy them, its shown that people gravitating to this game love a 'deal' even when it should be free. So if they offer 'founders' subs for somthing like 54.99 for 6 months and 99.99 for 12 months I suspect a lot of people will buy intot hose, especially the PC platform. That buys them some time obviously.

     

    But if people who bought time upfront stop playing and the pops drop massively then they will have to look at the orignal plan and go F2P as fast as they can. Or at lest implement the cash shop.

    It will be interesting to see how the "pops" will be looked at in a game with a Megaserver. You won't be able to log in and see the total pop because you may not be able to see the layers of the game. I guess we will be able to see how many campaigns (servers) there are after a few months for Cyrodiil PvP.

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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,945Member Uncommon


    Cant vote in the poll/need more options.

     

    I'll reserve judgment until I actually play the game. 

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  • HusvikHusvik Somewhere, ONPosts: 440Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Iselin
    ...and give us this day, our daily F2P thread...

    and lead us not into monthly rent payments for an online game...

    lol

     

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