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Age of Conan: Unchained: F2P Option Retooled

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  • WillyMac67WillyMac67 Eagan, MNPosts: 1Member
    Originally posted by umcorian

    I think the whole F2P transition idea for a model that was released as Subscription-Based is kinda silly. If the game was fun, I'd pay $14.95 a month to play it. Why would I play a game that's not very fun just because they made it free and less enjoyable?  

    It's a catch-22. If it was fun, it would have succeeded as a subscription-based game... but even as a free game, why would I play it?  

    It may be a catch 22 for you, but not for all.  You don't find the game fun, but many do.  It's still my favorite MMO; it's just a matter of taste.  I don't blame you for not wanting to play it if you don't find it fun, even if it is free. 

    There are so many MMO's on the market and many more in developement;  I think the subscription model is going to die out soon.  FtP & BtP are the model of future and I welcome it.  AoC will be BtP before the end of 2013; Funcom is thesting the model with TSW and it seems to be working.  I bought and subbed to TSW earlier in the fall, fun game but it had population issues at that time.  I lost my job and had to unsub; I went back went they went BtP and there are people everywhere.

    Be patient people, AoC will be BtP soon; if not I will sub again when I get my financial situation fixed, I love the game!

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,758Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by WillyMac67
    Originally posted by umcorian

    I think the whole F2P transition idea for a model that was released as Subscription-Based is kinda silly. If the game was fun, I'd pay $14.95 a month to play it. Why would I play a game that's not very fun just because they made it free and less enjoyable?  

    It's a catch-22. If it was fun, it would have succeeded as a subscription-based game... but even as a free game, why would I play it?  

    It may be a catch 22 for you, but not for all.  You don't find the game fun, but many do.  It's still my favorite MMO; it's just a matter of taste.  I don't blame you for not wanting to play it if you don't find it fun, even if it is free. 

    There are so many MMO's on the market and many more in developement;  I think the subscription model is going to die out soon.  FtP & BtP are the model of future and I welcome it.  AoC will be BtP before the end of 2013; Funcom is thesting the model with TSW and it seems to be working.  I bought and subbed to TSW earlier in the fall, fun game but it had population issues at that time.  I lost my job and had to unsub; I went back went they went BtP and there are people everywhere.

    Be patient people, AoC will be BtP soon; if not I will sub again when I get my financial situation fixed, I love the game!

     B2P is only working with TSW because it is still fairly new.......Not many would drop 30 bucks to play AoC.....Also TSw will be f2p at some point you can bank on that.

  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    another hail mary. it's obvious that they can make more money on AoC than on TSW.
  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    So I have to sub and buy an xpac then keep sub to use the xpac content...... Sorry every other game once you buy the xpac you always have that content for your account. Sounds like a ripoff. AoC had a horrid launch but I went back a couple times when they gave me a free month and messed around. It has gotten slightly better but seems a lot more empty.
  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,932Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dancingstar

     

    Heh, see the AoC launcher has finally stopped advertising pre-order for TSW.

     

    I chuckled at that last I saw it.  I figured the patcher was broken and showing old ads.

     


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  • troublmakertroublmaker St. George''s, NFPosts: 337Member

    These changes are very welcome.  End game is just made up of 3 classes.

    Also while you're leveling even if you purchase a dungeon pass... no one does dungeons because no one else has a dungeon pass.

    Great changes, might level a toon up again.

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  • ManestreamManestream PrestonPosts: 633Member Uncommon

    Hmmm, i bought this but stopped playing after the initial 1st month (might have subbed for a 2nd month, carnt remember), the game had not gone F2P back then but there was hardly any players in game, you was told to skip group missions and bypass dungeons as you would not get grouped for them, i did try a PvP server but there was teams of gankers hanging round the portal area's and camping so you could not do anything.

    After weighing up all that i figured at least 80-85% of the game was lost just there, nobody i knew stayed, people i happened to meet (3 players) all stopped playing i guess i just simply stopped too and have never looked back at it.

    My question is what is the community like thesedays, ok so its F2P, but is there a monthly subscription option (like a hybrid game) using that gives everything (no need for item shop use but you do get free coins too) or is it item shop only?

     

  • imaginaimagina AmpsinPosts: 104Member
    It's still not enough for me to go back playing this, when they get rid of monthly fee for "AA" experience and first 3 tier raids i might reconsider it.
  • troublmakertroublmaker St. George''s, NFPosts: 337Member
    Originally posted by Manestream

    Hmmm, i bought this but stopped playing after the initial 1st month (might have subbed for a 2nd month, carnt remember), the game had not gone F2P back then but there was hardly any players in game, you was told to skip group missions and bypass dungeons as you would not get grouped for them, i did try a PvP server but there was teams of gankers hanging round the portal area's and camping so you could not do anything.

    After weighing up all that i figured at least 80-85% of the game was lost just there, nobody i knew stayed, people i happened to meet (3 players) all stopped playing i guess i just simply stopped too and have never looked back at it.

    My question is what is the community like thesedays, ok so its F2P, but is there a monthly subscription option (like a hybrid game) using that gives everything (no need for item shop use but you do get free coins too) or is it item shop only?

     

    Even before this change you received a free mount that was useable in all mount riding locations.  Most of the item's shop things are very aesthetic... although there are some XP boosts in there.

    Premium membership makes it easier to level, you get offline levels.  Premium membership gets you access to dungeon content, you have to buy expansions to access them in the first place.  Even without premium membership you can also specifically get a dungeon pass.

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Behind Enemy Lines, FLPosts: 856Member

    Currently, I am in TSW finishing up some quests and dungeons I skipped over. I plan to move on and come back after more content is added.

    I was thinking about checking out AoC again in a month or so. I wish that they gave access to those who bought the last xpac. But, oh well. I'll still check it out.

    Now, if they made AO B2P with their cash shop? I would be divorced. lol

    I know people hate Funcom, with good reason, but I love that they always try something different. I'm drawn to it and feel as if I should support companies that try different things.

    Censorship is intended to create an illusion that one side of the debate is correct and unopposed. Silence is not consent.

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    I grabbed my copy of TSW for $15 on sale and have only put in a couple of hours but when AO went F2P I really enjoyed going back to it. I played it in beta and release for 90 lvls or so.FC may fail at launches but they do a decent job when they retool it to bring in people. Unfortunately not very happy with AoC still.
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