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Suppose a game company creates a dream come true 100% f2p MMORPG for all mmo gamers. Users do not need to pay anything to play it. It targets just about everyone: the hardcore, the casual, the sandbox, the themepark, and it is a smashing hit. You name it, the game has it. (Yeah, I know, if such a game really exist, Mars will terraform into another Earth. Oh wait...) There is one condition...
To maintain the game's upkeep fees, like server and manpower salary, and the upkeep is linear to the number of gamers, the gamers must DONATE to the game, and expect nothing personal in return. No suitable donation, game will stop maintainance. No flow of money, and the whole game ceases operation. So, will you donate your hard-earned money generously, knowing you will NOT get any special treatment (perhaps a payment receipt), but get to continue to play your dream game (as well as everyone else's game) forever and ever?
Edit : No in game store, no VIP subscription, no nonsense of any payment, just pure f2p. As for the donation, it can be any amount, from $0.01 to a million dollars, as long as you are willing to pay, and understand that there will be gamers playing at your expense.
More edit : Please TRY to assume legal games and servers, which are first hand created and maintained by the game companies themselves
More more edit : This donation differs from subscription, in such that sub has a fixed rate, and maybe discounted rate for bundles, but it is clearly stated that a gamer must pay a sub to play the game, else account is disabled. In a donation scenario, company will not force the gamer to pay anything, while the gamer gets to enjoy everything. Underlying though, is such that if no one wishes to donate "on behalf" of that gamer, the game will just stop functioning. And of course, this is just an imaginary MMORPG, so please don't get too uptight about all the rules and regulations. This is just a light-hearted thread.
Anyway, I will be frank, and my answer is NO! lol... So far, there are no AAA game companies stupid enough to create such a new "innovation".
The possibility of the universe collapsing into a singularity is higher than the birth of a perfect MMORPG.