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Satyros99Satyros99 Athens, GAPosts: 1Member
EvE is a very popular mmo.There are thousends of players (with me) that THEY think going f2p will ruin all the game with 9 years old kids asking questions and things like that.

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  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon
    do adults that try the game out not ask questions?

    I think the prostitute mod corrupted your game files man. -elhefen

  • sycofiendsycofiend Frederick, MDPosts: 128Member

    Not 100% sure of the point of this (I think its to discuss the F2P option for EVE)

    but asking this shows me you don't fully understand how EVE works,  it ALREADY IS F2P if you are capable of making enough ISK in one month period to be able to buy a PLEX. It's up to you how you want to pay / play.

    The reason people say F2P would kill eve is not because of the "kiddies" and free-tards that would come to the game.  EVE is more than capable of weeding those kinds of players out just with it's learning curve and game mechanics. (chances are if you don't have thick skin, EVE will have already weeded you out)

    Plus, simply having time to play gives 0 advantage over someone who can only play a few hours a week in EVE.

    The real reason, and the reason EVE is still kicking after 10 years, is there is significant reason to keep playing for the Vets.  The ones who make all that ISK and buy PLEX from thew new players, or players who would rather pay than grind ISK.

    The Plex system is ingenious, keeps the long-time rich alliance players playing, and provides a system for people to fund the game and also have F2P if they are willing to put the time in (or already have)

    In short, there is no reason at all for EVE to change thier pricing model.

     

     

     

     

  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member
    Originally posted by sycofiend

    Not 100% sure of the point of this (I think its to discuss the F2P option for EVE)

    but asking this shows me you don't fully understand how EVE works,  it ALREADY IS F2P if you are capable of making enough ISK in one month period to be able to buy a PLEX. It's up to you how you want to pay / play.

    The reason people say F2P would kill eve is not because of the "kiddies" and free-tards that would come to the game.  EVE is more than capable of weeding those kinds of players out just with it's learning curve and game mechanics. (chances are if you don't have thick skin, EVE will have already weeded you out)

    Plus, simply having time to play gives 0 advantage over someone who can only play a few hours a week in EVE.

    The real reason, and the reason EVE is still kicking after 10 years, is there is significant reason to keep playing for the Vets.  The ones who make all that ISK and buy PLEX from thew new players, or players who would rather pay than grind ISK.

    The Plex system is ingenious, keeps the long-time rich alliance players playing, and provides a system for people to fund the game and also have F2P if they are willing to put the time in (or already have)

    In short, there is no reason at all for EVE to change thier pricing model.

     

     

     

     

    I agree entirely with what sycofiend posted. But I also want to expand on what (I think) the OP was talking about.

    Yes, the PLEX system effectively allows some players to play for free. But that is not "traditional" Free 2 Play. Traditional F2P in modern MMOs means that a person can create one or more accounts on the MMO and play through at least most of its content without anyone, anywhere, ever paying a dime for that account. With Eve's PLEX system the accounts are still fully paid for; someone, somewhere, paid real money for that PLEX and transitioned it into the game. If in Eve you support your account(s) with PLEX yes you are playing for free, but those accounts are still completely paid for with real money. It's just being done by someone else, effectively.

    Given the open world PvP full loot nature of Eve, and the high tactical and logistical skill of the veterans inside it (seriously, these are the baddest motherfuckers I have ever seen in a game. Playing with/against these guys for the past couple of years has made me a better gamer in general), allowing for fully traditional F2P accounts to be created and have access to most of the in-game functions permanently would completely shatter Eve, and would make the following aspects of it explode to unplayable levels:

    -Spying

    -Griefing

    -Mining, PI & Manufacturing (this in particular would become so completely putrid that Eve's balanced, realistic player run economy would be vaporized probably within a week, utterly saturated with supply)

    -Suicide Ganking. This is the worst of all. By being able to create unlimited free accounts that could be very cheaply supplied with powerful ganking ships, the more PvP and pirating-oriented players would be able to sweep through all of Eve like a plague destroying everything in sight. This by itself would have players abandoning Eve so fast that it would shut down within a matter of days.

    Traditional free to play must never, EVER, be introduced to Eve Online under any circumstances.

    Where's the any key?

  • KomandorKomandor Denver, COPosts: 272Member
    The five year old will leave the game quickly I think.

    Keep on rockin'!image

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