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Subscription - It weeds out the turd and beggars of F2P games.
Though I do like cashshops a bit too. In sub games the devs keep pushing out patches and some new content every now and then, but cashshops bring new stuff in faster (vanity stuff etc.), since they need to come up with new ideas more often to keep the money pouring in.
If the cashshop turns into pay-to-win shop, then it's of course completely another story. I loathe games like that.
Edit: I really like EVE's concept. Subscription - but an option to pay the sub with ingame currency too.
Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Findariel Originally posted by boxsnd Didn't we do this a week ago? http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/375389/Poll-Which-payment-model-is-ideal-for-ESO.html
Oops you're right! :x
Disappointing though that people actually want cash shops.
I find people wanting subscriptions (the grim reaper of MMOs) more disappointing. B2P is the way to go for ESO.
Sorry but i disagree, B2P is nothing mre than a glorified F2P game. Because even B2P games have cash shops, dlc's, and stores to buy extra's. Another illusion you people fall for. Sorry but i dont want to be part of the community tiers of who has more cash to spend. Paying a 15 month fee then not having any worries is better option than waiting around for the next cash shop update or it doing play to win.
Originally posted by Onomas Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Findariel Originally posted by boxsnd Didn't we do this a week ago? http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/375389/Poll-Which-payment-model-is-ideal-for-ESO.html
P2P is dead. Time to face the truth guys. What was the last game that launched with P2P and was successful? WoW in 2004. It's been 9 years of catastrophic failures. It's time to move on.
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Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Onomas Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Findariel Originally posted by boxsnd Didn't we do this a week ago? http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/375389/Poll-Which-payment-model-is-ideal-for-ESO.html
You are correct, but has nothing to do with the pay model. The games themselves suck and thats why no one sticks around to any one game as long as we use to. Older games had longevity and feeling to them. Since WOW all games look, feel, and play the exact same. And there are plenty of p2p games still going and many more on the horrizon. F2P games are just a crutch to try to get the bad game some more life, period. Because if the games were out of this world good, then 30 cents a day is not a problem.
Originally posted by boxsnd Didn't we do this a week ago? http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/375389/Poll-Which-payment-model-is-ideal-for-ESO.html
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Originally posted by Onomas Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Onomas Originally posted by boxsnd Originally posted by Findariel Originally posted by boxsnd Didn't we do this a week ago? http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/375389/Poll-Which-payment-model-is-ideal-for-ESO.html
It has everything to do with the pay model. A P2P MMO has set its bar incredibely high. It pretty much has to be the WoW killer to survive.
A B2P's bar on the other hand is set way lower. Imagine if GW2 was P2P. It would be considered as much of a failure as SWTOR or TSW, TERA.
Also let's not forget that most ESO players are TES fans (81% according to a poll on this very forum) and they are used to B2P. P2P would alienate most of them.
so you're saying P2P games don't have cash shops?
Look at them more closely, every single one of them offers you micro-transactions where you can transfer servers, change name, change gender, change look, get a mount, get a super awesome looking pet, it's all there, right next to the P2P mark.
So why not have B2P with the exact same things offered in the cash shop? We do have it, it's in GW2 but people tend to crap all over the place when they read "B2P" because most of them have no idea what the shop actually offers and how it affects your gameplay.
P2P is overrated and overpriced. It can not justify the price of a monthly sub with it's slow content updates and when they actually do get an expansion, look at that, you have to PAY for it in most P2P mmorps! I remember someone saying something about payed DLCs in f2p? hmm..
Originally posted by Onomas F2P games are just a crutch to try to get the bad game some more life, period. Because if the games were out of this world good, then 30 cents a day is not a problem.
That is Freemium not F2P.
One of the first F2P games ever made, Nexus: Kingdom of the winds released back in 1996 is STILL RUNNING TODAY and it was THE game that made Nexon the powerhouse company it is today...powerful enough that last year they dump near 150 million on Ndoors and 100 million more on 2 other buyouts. In fact, there are more F2P games with over 1 million people playing it thats over 5 years old than there are P2P games, total. That smacks of a high retention rate, higher consumer base and a higher potential to make more money than P2P games...and many of them do, that is the reason why so many major MMO companies are saying P2P is a thing of the past, it no longer makes any sense business wise.
Anyway, your 30c a day comment is used to defend a price given based on a lie, one that more and more gamers are no longer buying into. Smart consumers learn and evolve and force industries to change...people defending P2P remind me of those that were still using candles and oil lamps 20 years after their towns got electricity, cause, you know...they are hand made, natural and good quality and people have been using them for 100s of years....its the norm. Well, it WAS the norm.
P2P is a thing of the past, in its death throws and its about damn time.
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I don't want cash shops. Not even for "cosmetics". I want everything to be earned through game play, not "pay to win it". Furthermore, as said by the OP, I want the game to work on real game features instead of boosting cash shop sales.
And I suspect that with every quarterly report there will be incentive to make the cash shop "more" and let the game become "less".
But I'm not buying this game anyways. It's not really any different than what's come before, as far as game play.
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i actually chose the game being most fun. no matter which business model it'S running.
does it matter how you pay em for their work as long you have fun with it?
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Originally posted by Amaranthar Subscription. I don't want cash shops. Not even for "cosmetics". I want everything to be earned through game play
Well don't look now, but the biggest subscription game EVER has things in it that you can't get through gameplay (ie: WoW). People seem to think P2P is so great when if a game is popular enough, we've already seen evidence that a company will add a cash shop ANYWAY.
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