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What will you buy in F2P MMO shop

Lord_AthonLord_Athon Caldas da RainhaPosts: 165Member

I was wondering, if a mmorpg becomes free, and it apears with a shop, what will you buy?

Edited: Just a note - option for "dont buy anything, but continue play the game" = Buy a pizza

option for "take a hike somewhere else" = trip to Paris!

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,668Member Uncommon

    One or more of the above, depending on the design of the game.

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  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member

    In F2P I buy nothing unless I like the game. Like I played Street Gears for like a year and just to say thanks I bought a costume. I didn't need it, but after playing for free for so long I thought why not.

  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    Originally posted by lordathon

    I was wondering, if a mmorpg becomes free, and it apears with a shop, what will you buy?

    I'll leave the game. 

     

    Been there (f2p and freemium games, also with games that changed from p2p -> freemium) done that. Did not like it. Not gonna happen in future.

     

    I miss option "will leave game".

  • AxehiltAxehilt San Francisco, CAPosts: 8,742Member Uncommon


    1. If a game isn't fun, it gets none of my money.  (Includes games which are excessively grindy in the hopes of selling XP potions.)


    2. If a game feels like it's pay2win, it gets none of my money.  (Sadly WoT is fun and makes it to this point, then dies as a result of selling power increases.  If they hadn't, I definitely would have spent money because it's solidly fun.)


    3. If a game offers lateral playstyle unlocks, then I consider purchasing.  (Since LoL is both very fun and doesn't sell pay2win items, I've made a lot of purchases in it.)

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member

    No choice for "Nothing". hmmm.... Even the trip to Paris does not excite me, though the pizza choice does sound good. I guess I just refuse to support this business model. I just cannot justify to myself the spending of cash for shiny pixels on a character I am barely vested in.

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  • Lord_AthonLord_Athon Caldas da RainhaPosts: 165Member

    Originally posted by fenistil

    Originally posted by lordathon

    I was wondering, if a mmorpg becomes free, and it apears with a shop, what will you buy?

    I'll leave the game. 

     

    Been there (f2p and freemium games, also with games that changed from p2p -> freemium) done that. Did not like it. Not gonna happen in future.

     

    I miss option "will leave game".

    That's the last option... :)

    btw, the Pizza option, maybe means you dont buy anything. omg im a very confusing guy

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  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONPosts: 1,868Member Uncommon

    Is this a covert marketing ploy by soon to be free to play Aion?

    Smexy armor!

    If this isn't a covert marketing campaign for Aion, don't bother with the smexy armor. Not many games have graphics good enough to make smexy armor work.

  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member Common

    dildos for the devs

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  • TheSkimDotNetTheSkimDotNet Pittsburgh, INPosts: 274Member

    only thing I ever bought was a 2 person mount in RoM, Because they are freaking sweet and walk on water.

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  • Cik_AsalinCik_Asalin SoCal, CAPosts: 3,033Member

    I've found that League of Legends does it best. Non-stat gain shop where you can delight in skins and additional build slots.  And its one of the greatest success stories in on-line gaming as a result.

  • snapfusionsnapfusion San, CAPosts: 954Member

    If a game development company ever makes one worth playing a mount / housing / increased bag or bank space,  Thats it.  If there is anything else I need to actually have fun or be competitive I would never play it in the first place.  But I pretty much wouldnt play a gamet that didnt have a full access sub option as well so I guess its probably a mute point.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    nada.

     

    In a free-to-play mmo I play-for-free.

     

    I only go to F2P mmo's to cover some time in addition to the mmo's I pay for, not a replacement so I'm not spending nough time and effort to justify buying anything. I either find my way around or if its not possible, simply find a different f2p.

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    nada.

     

    In a free-to-play mmo I play-for-free.

     

    I only go to F2P mmo's to cover some time in addition to the mmo's I pay for, not a replacement so I'm not spending nough time and effort to justify buying anything. I either find my way around or if its not possible, simply find a different f2p.

    You're the reason they become pay to win. They have to find reasons to make people want to pay money.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    I wish I'd find a F2P mmo that would impress me to the level where I'll want to use their services. Absolutely. But P2W to me is bullying into paying. For me at least it won't work.

     

    I can't say i know how or what they can do to attract an investment from me but...that's their job to figure out not mine. If one shows up by all means I'll pay.

     

    I think what I'd pay for is a mmo city-building game. Not like citiesXl but one where you literarly have many players managing parts of the same city. maybe a neighborhood of the city...you know. parts of a whole.

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  • Cephus404Cephus404 Redlands, CAPosts: 3,675Member

    Where is "nothing"?  I won't buy a thing out of a cash shop, I don't  care what it is.

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  • Crunchy221Crunchy221 Trollsberg, ILPosts: 489Member

    I buy a subscription to another game.

  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    Originally posted by Crunchy221

    I buy a subscription to another game.

    At the rate it is going with self entitled people taking over the genre this may be the future most of us are forced into with games that we like.

     

    If we look at the LOTR hybrid model it works like this. There is some other stuff about more bag space or cosmetic items, but for those of us that would prefer to pay(ME) VIP would be cool. I am a big fan of seeing Rift stay popular in what is becoming a increasingly populated market.

     

    You got to wonder if Blizzard has looked at this chart also. Aion EU, EQ2 have done it...it is only a matter of time before WAR announces it and we all know it is coming.

     



  • Lord_AthonLord_Athon Caldas da RainhaPosts: 165Member

    Originally posted by free2play

    Is this a covert marketing ploy by soon to be free to play Aion?

    Smexy armor!

    If this isn't a covert marketing campaign for Aion, don't bother with the smexy armor. Not many games have graphics good enough to make smexy armor work.

    No it's not a marketing thing, it's a question i have... as you can see im from Portugal, dont have any contacts with any software house. Except playing the games. :)

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  • Rusty715Rusty715 Ogdan, UTPosts: 482Member

    None of what is listed in your poll.

    Really? This game sucks and Im not having fun? Im going to unsub right now. Thanks for the tip.

  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon

    I'm playing Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures...lol I know, it is an SOE title, so sue me I wanted to see what this game was like before I allowed one of my kids to get into it...but being that as it may, I found myself buying more SC(station cash) so that I could gain acces to all this game offers and I am really surpised by just how much it offers.   Lots of clothing...tons...different weapons...furniture to put into your own home(lots of differnt ones to chose from - one you get totally for free the Padawan Quarters in the Jedi Temple).   Going to do a review of the game in a couple of days.    One thing that really surprised me was the all the fun little mini-games that are in this game.    I especially like the saber dueling.    :)  Only been beat once by another player so far...I suspect he beat me because he was not human but a bot.   Nobody can push keys that frikking fast.

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  • ClassicstarClassicstar rotjeknorPosts: 2,690Member

    A TRIP TO PARIS hehe.

    I won't pay dime Free two Play is F2P. Its waste of money spending in a free two play mmo i realy see no reason why?

    So i can brag and show my bought stuff lol?...thats pathetic hehe

    Only money i spent is buying game and if its worth to me ill pay a monthly subscription thats it.

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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    TRIP TO PARIS too, got scammed by f2p game once, now immune to shops...
    Or game must be so good & item really useful for me to buy, or just great game & sell cosmetic stuff to support playing.

    but I found way better to pay sub to WoW then item from WoW clone shops. only IMO too

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    Free to play that is pay to win....nothing, won't play.

     

    Free to play that is basically buy to play, with downloaded content and cosmetic type stuff, ill bite, even though I am weary of a f2p becoming b2p and then me having to leave, due to play style.

     

    I picked pizza though for the poll....I wouldn't be against it...If their cut came out of the pizza places slice...not my slice.

     

  • kashiegamerkashiegamer Online City, NYPosts: 263Member

    Costume if there are no imbalanced cash shop item. The best example would be LoL (League of Legends).

     

    It's a way for me to say thanks to developers who created a free2play game without selling game imbalancing items in their cash shop.

     

    I mean, come on, buying and selling costumes is the best alternative for developers to make money out of free to play games.

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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    I'll happily buy cosmetic items and character customizing options. I like to roleplay every now and then, so my character's "look" ingame has to reflect their personailty. It increases my immersion.

    Also storage upgrades and similar "durable" utility items that would be usefull to my characters throughout their game "lives".

     

    I don't buy potions, scrolls, ammo, xp increases or any other "temporary benefits".

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