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In the event WoW went f2p

Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

Not that I think they should, or will, or "why". Just simply, in the event of. Could you imagine the ramifcations it could have on the MMO industry in it's entirety. It could effectively end p2p MMO's.

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  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member

    i don't think it would be as serious as you are making it sound. there are still plenty of P2P mmo's on the market, its not like WoW going P2P will suddenly make every other game go F2P

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  • Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

    Originally posted by LadyNoh

    i don't think it would be as serious as you are making it sound. there are still plenty of P2P mmo's on the market, its not like WoW going P2P will suddenly make every other game go F2P

    I'd like to think that. But  the amount of peple I personaly know that have at one point played WoW is astounding, even though a lot of them(us) have quit. the general MMO public seems to be finding it increasingly more difficult to justify paying for an MMO now that we have some good f2p options/variety. However I still personaly prefer the p2p as it is better for those geeky reasons. reguardless, a large majority of people i bet would feel as I do about that if they went f2p and just say "wow is good enough for me, and its free AND I know a * load of people that play".

  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon

    It really have to depend what they do when going to f2p.

    If you have to pay to go to the next zone or to the next 10 levels , than i dont think it'll be that popular, unless its really cheap.

    If as per normal, just that you cant get into max-level raid, or have a fewer charc slot, than i believe it'll be very succesful in terms of subs...

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  • RedKatanaRedKatana Philadelphia, PAPosts: 211Member
    I left WoW because I wasn't having fun anymore not cause of subscription, so if they go free to play don't mean game suddenly is fun for me. Personally if I returned to WoW is like beating a dead horse so no ain't happening. Aion is free to play so I went back to play it and 3 days later left again. A game that stops being fun its done for me p2p or f2p end of story.
    I really wish WoW goes free to play so it gathers all the messed up community that intruded other games and let us real mmorpg players enjoy our games. WoW players to me are nothing but Facebook players not gamers.
  • HeroEvermoreHeroEvermore salem, ORPosts: 672Member

    WoW wont go f2p until it starts dying like eq1. dont expect this to happen until were all dead haha

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  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    The amount fo people playing would skyrocket probably to the point they would have to add servers. I vote B2P would be a more reasonable model considering their expansions cost money.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    what RedKatana said...it's not about the money. minimum wage makes the month's subcription before lunch break on the 1st.

     

    it's about fun. keeping the internet running costs more than a wow subscription does.

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  • Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

    Originally posted by RedKatana

    I left WoW because I wasn't having fun anymore not cause of subscription, so if they go free to play don't mean game suddenly is fun for me. Personally if I returned to WoW is like beating a dead horse so no ain't happening. Aion is free to play so I went back to play it and 3 days later left again. A game that stops being fun its done for me p2p or f2p end of story. I really wish WoW goes free to play so it gathers all the messed up community that intruded other games and let us real mmorpg players enjoy our games. WoW players to me are nothing but Facebook players not gamers.

    See, I would think this opinion is in the minority. Granted I agree with you, however, WoW f2p would still pull so many people that other p2p games wouldn't have te player base required to sustain anything worthwhile - is my theory.

  • RedKatanaRedKatana Philadelphia, PAPosts: 211Member
    Would a person that eats only healthy food eat fast food if it was free? Me personally never.
  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member

    Originally posted by RedKatana

    Would a person that eats only healthy food eat fast food if it was free? Me personally never.

    You would if you were starving.

  • Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

    lol this isn't food. If we were talking about food I would go wherever the cheese was

  • RedKatanaRedKatana Philadelphia, PAPosts: 211Member
    It was a metaphor, cause that's how I see wow now quick easy and nasty.
    For example guild wars 2 is buy to play and without subscription but you get a new game that is up to date vs wow outdated and most allready done everything anyways.
    I don't care about sub so I will sub Tera too and buy guild wars 2.
    I really wish ArchAge to release in NA though cause that looks like its the most open world and most options a mmorpg ever had.
  • azrael466azrael466 hillsboro, ORPosts: 365Member

    Originally posted by LadyNoh

    i don't think it would be as serious as you are making it sound. there are still plenty of P2P mmo's on the market, its not like WoW going P2P will suddenly make every other game go F2P

    You underestimate the stupidity of humanity....

     

    "WoW has it! why can't this one!?!?" Is a common thing people bitch about in MMOs today. If WoW went F2P, suddenly a large number of people(Read: idiots) would refuse to play any game thats P2P because WoW did it.

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  • Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

    wasn't there an article i read at some point stating that out of the 10 million current WoW players, only 500K are in North A? Maybe just f2p in U.S since we apparently are starting to wise up?

  • HoplitesHoplites SpartaPosts: 463Member

    The F2P 1-20 is pretty much a trial run for what Blizz may do for the future.  You must remember in Asia, their payment model for WoW is not the traditional sub that is for NA/Europe regions.  I will assume the recently launched Brazillian servers are using the traditional sub payment model.  Bottom line is that I believe F2P is around the corner, because if they can continue to generate net revenue despite sub loses Blizz would be happy to continue this course.  

     

     

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