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Box + Sub ..!
That^ is the only way to launch a legitimate MMORPG. The community must support them enough to not only buy the game (Box), but know ans willing to support a subscription to this MMORPG, as fee for playing in their persistant world. To be part of the story...
$20/month fee shouldn't be hard for anyone, but the most youngest.
"No they are not charity. That is where the whales come in. (I play for free. Whales pays.) Devs get a business. That is how it works."
This should be obvious, first I would like to try the game, if I like and/or love it, I will buy a subscription, otherwise I will gladly pay for certain things that I do enjoy. But first I need to enjoy the game, if is sucks ass, why the hell would I pay to figure that out? I promise I will not pay, without a trial. Game developers need to prove to me as a paying customer that their game is better and worth paying for. Hype is bullshit, trials are where it is at.
I want this game to be awesome, everything I've read and seen is awesome. So please don't Fuk this up by being stupid.
I'm for subscription option only if the game is worth paying a sub for, F2P seems to attract the trash and dregs of the MMORPG
world . A game like this shouldn't even really need a cash shop with the extensive list of features I'd rather the cash shop stay out
of the game as well cause we all know once a shop is there most of the development time is wasted on new cash shop crap that
could've been content or new features to make your game better.
I'm hoping for a sub, because it tends to keep the most poisonous crowd out.
If it has sub, I also hope any cash shop is 100% cosmetic only AND all the items are also obtainable by playing (grinding).
I'm all for a payment and server hybrid model if possible.
1. A Box + Sub servers, with no shop. Character customization is a big thing for me - especially playing "earning" for some parts. If i could only roleplay a pirate by spending 20$ for a pirate suit, with no way to earn it in game it suck the fun out of my game. Won't be the first game i quit over looks, it's never the top reason alone but it was sometimes the straw that broke the camels back. If i want to run around with a bucket on my head - i should pick one up and wear it, instead of paying additional 10$ for a silly fun moment. A sub and box price also limits the "free" chat and gameplay lvl1 troll accounts.
2. "Free" servers, doesn't matter to me if it is some kind of pay2win, box + shop or freemium.People that enjoy playing a limited core game for "free" can do so here, and pay for what they consider worth the money.
Playing: EVE OnlineWants to play: ArcheAge, Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance / Star Citizen / FFXIV AAR / Neverwinter
Used to play for 5+ years: Lineage 2, Lord of the Rings Online and Ragnarok Online
Utter disappointing MMO experience for 1 - 3 Months:WAR / AoC / SWTOR / RIFT / AION / STO / TSW / GW2 / GW / Vanguard / Planetside2
f2p model is not about AA. f2p will kill this game very fast .
its unlimited work points / thongs of bots /poor prices at auction-house and more ...
The poll indicates that most people want the game to go with
Box Price + Subscription (No Cash Shop)
It was my choice in the poll as well. The reasons for subscription stated by people in this thread seem to be mostly reasonable.
Second most popular option is
Box price + Cash shop
I assume that this business model would generate lower profit, so that it is less likely they will go without subs. If they are confident their game can attract and hold player base large enough then they will most likely go with subs like they did in Asia in order to maximize profit. This is just my estimate based on assumption that the game will be successful and will have large player base.
Box price + Sub NO CASH SHOP..
Your poll misses out the business model of the future.
That's TSW model.
Box Price + Optional Sub for content or purchase what extra content you want via cash shop.
Originally posted by jdnyc Your poll misses out the business model of the future. That's TSW model. Box Price + Optional Sub for content or purchase what extra content you want via cash shop.
I dont. There is "Other"
Box price + Sub + fluff cash shop
Box price + Sub
Gladly pay a sub for worthwhile game to play.