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Originally posted by Toradac
Name one f2p game that will be a household name 10 years from now or that even a majority of players in the community will talk about 10 years from now?
I'll do you one better. PROVE that any game mentioned will not be a "household name 10 years from now or that even a majority of players in the community will talk about 10 years from now ". I'm willing to bet that I have a better chance of successfully guessing which ones will make it than you do of proving me wrong in your next post.
As for the OP, the games that are really starting to annoy me are the ones that are going free to play, yet if you get a subscription anyways, you still don't get access to everything and have to use points to get stuff. (City of Heroes, LOTRO).
In an attempt to be polite to the OP on that thread I thought I would take this to a new thread.
First off the two games that you have mentioned are Hybrids not true f2p models. They went to this system to try to squeeze a little more money out of them before they die in my opinion. So the first order of business would be to define what you consider to be a f2p game?
I personally feel there is no loyalty in f2p games. I feel this models only purpose is to suck as much money out of you as they can until they come out with the next money pit. Which is ok for clearly growing percentage of players that are not looking to be part of something that can span years. There is nothing wrong with that but lets be honest here. That type of player just wants change of scenery for awhile until they see something else that catch's their eye.
If I look on this site at the highly rated f2p games i.e. Atlantica Online, Ryzom, Vindictus, Global Agenda, Wizard101 do you really feel that we will remember these in 10 years? Outside of this website I have never even heard of them.
I have not seen anything that seems like a UO, AC1, EQ1, WOW or maybe even Eve which I would have to say is a truly unique game that caters to a very nitch market, not my taste but hey it takes all kinds.
Now granted there are always exceptions to the rule and I would not be foolish enough to say there is not one out there on the horizon somewhere that may beat the odds but it's doubtful imo.
But obviously I can not make a case any more than you could with the limited information we both shared in our trolls lol.
I'm in between games at the moment I truly would love to know of a f2p that's out there at the moment that really does have the stuff to stand the test of time? So far I have not found it.