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[Interview] Rift: Going Free to Play June 12th

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  • ShaighShaigh Posts: 541Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Raventree

    Here is what will most likely come along for the ride:

    1)  More chat trolling and anti-social F2P kiddies.

    Or as its known in WoW, players.

  • RaventreeRaventree Yourtown, MNPosts: 456Member
    Originally posted by GameByNight

    I support this move. The pace of new content has dramatically slowed down and by all reports the population was dropping, probably as a result of being one of the last "old guard" of the subscription model. This will, without doubt, ensure I go back to the game and finish leveling and probably even spend a few dollars to support one of the best MMOs out there today. And with any luck, lots of other players will come to that same conclusion about RIFT's quality.

    I think the problem is that there are so many F2P options out there that players aren't really expecting to have to sub anymore.  It is a mixed bag, but it has worked out quite well for SWToR.

    Currently playing:
    Rift
    Played:
    SWToR, Aion,EQ, Dark Age of Camelot
    World of Warcraft, AoC

  • RaventreeRaventree Yourtown, MNPosts: 456Member
    Originally posted by Shaigh
    Originally posted by Raventree

    Here is what will most likely come along for the ride:

    1)  More chat trolling and anti-social F2P kiddies.

    Or as its known in WoW, players.

    I played WoW for 5 years, I completely agree.

    Currently playing:
    Rift
    Played:
    SWToR, Aion,EQ, Dark Age of Camelot
    World of Warcraft, AoC

  • EiviEivi DundeePosts: 96Member
    Originally posted by Raventree
    Originally posted by Shaigh
    Originally posted by Raventree

    Here is what will most likely come along for the ride:

    1)  More chat trolling and anti-social F2P kiddies.

    Or as its known in WoW, players.

    I played WoW for 5 years, I completely agree.

    I concur, played since Vanilla beta.

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  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    This is a pretty big deal #cancelswowsub
  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon
    This is the final nail in P2P's coffin. I am now 100% sure TESO and Wildstar won't be P2P either.

    DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by Skullagrim

    Not shocked, they all do anymore. WoW remains supreme...hahahaha :p

    That being said i think you will never see another subscription game out of Blizzard.

     

     

    If the game is good then a subscription based game will still have a place, as SWTOR proved at launch with 2 million. Due to the game not being good and not having any staying power, it declined super fast.

    Although SWTOR may have killed any viable future subscription based games dead, as people may be reluctant to get involved at the start and wait for F2P more so now, but if any company has the chance of doing another viable sub based game again, it will be Blizzard.

  • LigiLigi LisbonPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by superniceguy
    Originally posted by tawess
    Originally posted by Skullagrim

    Not shocked, they all do anymore. WoW remains supreme...hahahaha :p

    That being said i think you will never see another subscription game out of Blizzard.

     

     

    If the game is good then a subscription based game will still have a place, as SWTOR proved at launch with 2 million. Due to the game not being good and not having any staying power, it declined super fast.

    Although SWTOR may have killed any viable future subscription based games dead, as people may be reluctant to get involved at the start and wait for F2P more so now, but if any company has the chance of doing another viable sub based game again, it will be Blizzard.

    I agree with all. 

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon
    I tried this game in beta and it was a really dull WoW knock off at the time, with tiny zones and linear game play.  I may try it again as it sounds like they have tried to correct some of the initial problems it had.
  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon

    Too little too late.

     

  • faxnadufaxnadu HelsinkiPosts: 940Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myria

    Sad to hear this, always had a bit of a soft spot for Rift even though I haven't played it in a while.

     

    With Hartman gone it was only a matter of time, but, honestly, if they think this will fix what's wrong with the game or bring in a long term increase in the playerbase I think they're fooling themselves -- and badly.

     

    Time will tell, I suppose, but if there's ever anything more than the usual initial announcement of how successful the conversion was, followed by the usual deafening silence, I'll be very, very surprised.

    do some research, how this is sad news? f2p game model with item mall is making more money than recular sub without any extra.

  • ShodanasShodanas PatrasPosts: 896Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skullagrim

    Not shocked, they all do anymore. WoW remains supreme...hahahaha :p

    WoW lost 1.4 mill subs in a 3 month period. At this rate F2P isn't to far away. image

  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    F2P isnt a solution its a bandaid to fix the main overall issue of all newer games.

    Lack of content

    waste of time on story and fluff instead of features and creativity

    mazes instead of worlds

    lack of a good crafting and business aspect

    poor fighting mechanics

    turning true and epic mmorpgs into console based rpgs

    hand holding and easy content instead of making players earn their stuff

    loot based system over a good player based economy

    removing most all social aspects from a rpg

    and so much more......

     

    You cant expect people to pay for wow clones and cookie cutters. Most games today are the exact same thing with new skins. Its seems eye candy and cut scenes are what mmorpgs are about today. Its sickening. Ill pay top dollar for a game that just sucks me into game and keeps me content for a loooong time. But no we get games were you can hit max level in 3 days and forced to grind over and over on dailies, raids, and warzones as content.

     

     

  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    lol .. now I am glad I quit Rift few weeks ago :(
  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member
    Originally posted by faxnadu
    Originally posted by Myria

    Sad to hear this, always had a bit of a soft spot for Rift even though I haven't played it in a while.

     

    With Hartman gone it was only a matter of time, but, honestly, if they think this will fix what's wrong with the game or bring in a long term increase in the playerbase I think they're fooling themselves -- and badly.

     

    Time will tell, I suppose, but if there's ever anything more than the usual initial announcement of how successful the conversion was, followed by the usual deafening silence, I'll be very, very surprised.

    do some research, how this is sad news? f2p game model with item mall is making more money than recular sub without any extra.

     

    Ahhh and you are investor or player?

  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member
    This is HUGE. It is a great game. Only reason I unsubbed was because I wasn't spending enough time playing it due to real life happening and therefore couldn't justify a sub. I will be back! Can't wait.

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  • MagusGWMagusGW watertown, NYPosts: 2Member
     I'm very disappointed that Trion went this route. F2P always seems to micro transact the crap out of everything. As far as no tricks or traps of course there wont be any, we have seen them all by now. People have gotten used to what happens to a MMO that goes from subs to F2P. F2P ruined Fallen Earth it made me hate SWTOR and made AoC unbearable as well. Get rdy to start paying for extra toon slots, extra bars for your abilities and you have to pay for macros lol. It may be a bit of an exaggeration but you get the idea. The fact that the game will be flooded with immature children put the last nail in the coffin that's Rift for me. Sorry Trion ill add you to my F2P black list. You have lost another longtime player.
  • MagusGWMagusGW watertown, NYPosts: 2Member
    May seem like a rant but sick of seeing this happen to sub MMOS.
  • WelshyJTWelshyJT LLANELLIPosts: 28Member Uncommon
    Devastated, im out.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,271Member Uncommon

    this is not a blow against p2p this is a blow against the copy past themeparks of an era past. 

     

    Good game, but it was the last of a generation.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    All I can say is I agree with the this,  I know a lot of folks who lately come back to eq2 that had been huge rift supports are making claims of how slow the game has become and how the population is in full decline. 

    This might fix things for them, or not.  Who knows. 

     

  • duggyfr3sh123duggyfr3sh123 oklahoma city, OKPosts: 95Member
    Originally posted by boxsnd
    This is the final nail in P2P's coffin. I am now 100% sure TESO and Wildstar won't be P2P either.

    Wildstar is P2P. probably they will offer a option of box only.

  • VyethVyeth Fayetteville, NCPosts: 1,459Member

    I KNEW IT... That "free" promotion on Raptr was no "coincidence" ... That was planned from the start.. And the vocal ones will say "it will fail" etc.. But on June 12th, the queues will be unbearable and the servers will once again be filled to the brim.. Doesn't exactly mean "income" but I hope the cash shop isn't going to be draconian in nature much like SWTOR was when it began with having to buy "Hotbars"..

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXPosts: 874Member Uncommon
    Very nice i really enjoy rift too.

    "Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."
    ^MMORPG.com

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