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With Sony Online Entertainment's recent addition to most of their games being virtual items for cash in subscription based games I have to ask is there a better way for the gamers? I personally will not pay a subscription for an online game that has virtual items for real life money it it because I think all items should be obtained in the game for the game purchase cost plus your subscription.
I think there are better alternatives to this such as ads in games that are in no way obtrusive. Let me explain where I think these ads should be placed before you discredit my idea. You guys are familar with the popular MMOs of today. WoW has it's cutscenes when entering dungeons, Everquest has zones that must be entered with a small cutscene, etc etc. Also there is the initial log in screen that could be used to place product ads on.
Which would you prefer to happen? Would you like to continue the trend of virtual items for real life cash or have these product ads placed in cutscenes, game login screen, etc? I personally think the ads wouldn't bother me. I wouldn't care to see a Coca Cola logo during the cutscene of a dungeon entrance in WoW or when taking a flight path in Warhammer. I also wouldn't mind seeing Mt. Dew logos on the login screen as long is there is no additional cost to the player for a subscribtion based game. These external buy game cards for in game loot, and selling virtual items for real life cash turns me away from a game.