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

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  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member
    Originally posted by Instigator-Jones
    As previously said, BTP with a cash shop IS the future of MMO's. the more companies get on board with this, the better. When we have a full convergence of games in this model, THEN the competition will be for the quality of the game. Once companies relax about subs and focus on content and complexity of the game, THEN we'll see progress. We're in the transition phase now, new game like TESO and Wildstar will likely adopt the BTP and cash shop either right off or soon after launch. IMO they should start immediately so that they can focus on keeping the population strong with good content.

    I'm pretty cynical about that. B2P model is one I will probably favor if I can't have P2P. But I can see it going the way of console games with DLC every month or so with new dungeons etc.

  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,615Member Uncommon
    Need to contact customer support to get my account back since I lost my pw but their never open.

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon

    Nice they finally came around. Every mmo company that has multiple mmorpgs under their name needs to offer at least one of each of the 3 types of price models:

    • P2P
    • B2P
    • F2P
    That is what I call a well rounded mmo portfolio. And if they don't have more than one mmo, stick to a sub based model first and foremost. And if they have more than 3 mmos, get ready to see multiple F2P mmos pouring out from them. All in all I will be trying Rift one more time to at least see what they did to improve what felt to me at the time a really small gaming world.
     
     

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  • nyxiumnyxium ManchesterPosts: 1,220Member Uncommon
    See ya WoW

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  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member
    Originally posted by nyxium
    See ya WoW

     

    Be sure that many games will be affected by TRION's move, not only WoW. I m sure it will shake things a lot

  • EcocesEcoces Chicago, ILPosts: 879Member Uncommon

    wow very nice ... can't wait Rift was so much better than GW2. sorry guys the idea that going F2P means a game is dying is not the case anymore. most games that give a F2P option have huge playerbase influx.

    Look at DCUO and SWTOR.

    this is great for players, already have 5-10 friends saying they are leaving guild wars 2 for Rift when it goes free 2 play.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    As long as the game doesn't change at all for me, I'll keep playing.  Probably won't spend a dime in the cash shop though...One thing I'm wondering, do us founder's still get to keep our founder's pricing...I'm currently paying $9.99 a month for subscription :)

     

    My biggest gripe about a game going F2P is idiots come in and act like 3 year olds spamming chats with "omg this game sucks" and doing whatever they can to disrupt and annoy players like myself that stick with a game for years.  If you're one of these game hoppers, please don't come to Rift :)

     
  • DestaiDestai Detroit, MIPosts: 574Member
    I'm happy about this. I've always wanted to dig more into this game, but couldn't justify the subscription. Their plan also seems fair, unlike other converted games.
  • mari3kmari3k erger, AKPosts: 135Member
    Who cares.... a bad mmo is now getting a even worse community...

    Step in the arena and break the wall down

  • VyethVyeth Fayetteville, NCPosts: 1,459Member
    Originally posted by Gravarg

     

    My biggest gripe about a game going F2P is idiots come in and act like 3 year olds spamming chats with "omg this game sucks" and doing whatever they can to disrupt and annoy players like myself that stick with a game for years.  If you're one of these game hoppers, please don't come to Rift :)

     

    As in any "launch" or newly converted game, the first rule of thumb:

    Disable/Hide/Close "global" chat.. At least for a week or such.. Or.. Or.

    You can monitor it closely and if you are quick enough you can add most of the blasphemy to your ignore list if you are quick enough as they speed all over your chat box..

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  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 774Member Uncommon
    I wonder how honest he was about the F2P model not being restrictive.  He makes it out like subscribers will just get some perks that F2P players won't and that's the only difference.  Can it really be that good to be true?
  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon
    This is exciting, I'll have to check it out now.
  • GorweGorwe ZagrebPosts: 2,472Member Uncommon
    So which MMOs remain p2p?

    WoW and WAR? Hahaha WAR lolz it wouldn't go free even if WoW went...

    This is only logical move. F2p in Rift and pay for access to SL is more than fine.

    I could even pick it up as second MMO. Nothing beats TSW currently(and in foreseeable future-unless EQNext comes in next 2 years{unlikely} or AA is as awesome as they say).

    Good move.
  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 774Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    So which MMOs remain p2p?

    WoW and WAR? Hahaha WAR lolz it wouldn't go free even if WoW went...

    FFXI is still P2P after 10 years and FFXIV: ARR will be P2P.  ARR hasn't really been around too long though and will be relaunching this summer, so it could very well go F2P with the shift in how MMOs have changed, despite how successful or unsuccessful it is.

  • McGamerMcGamer Fairfield Bay, ARPosts: 1,012Member

    What I am wondering about is his last comment to the current subscribers. Exactly how is going F2P making the game better? 

    Granted, I'm not saying the game is bad. I am just wondering why F2P would make it better? Especially if it draws in a bunch of crude and vulgar F2P kiddies along with the gold spamming crowd. 

    That would be my personal question to the devs; How do they plan to keep the community from going into the gutter after F2P because of vulgar F2P kiddies and gold spammers?

  • st3v3b0st3v3b0 Gainesville, FLPosts: 147Member Uncommon

    So he says this rebutting the Pay 2 Win notion:

    Great items that can be purchased with Credits must be obtainable by playing the game.

     

    and then says that players can buy REX for real money that can then be exchanged for.. credits?

    You’ll also see a new type of item for sale: REX (RIFT Exchange).  REX can be purchased for real money and converted to RIFT Store Credits.  What makes them special is that they are tradable and can be placed on the auction house. This allows even free players access to Credits, at a price determined by the players.

    So it is Pay 2 Win if you can buy the "Great items" that are available via "Credits".

    None the less I am going to give it a shot.  I was intrigued with it when it came out, but could not see dishing out the cash for it at the time.

  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCPosts: 464Member
    Originally posted by Skullagrim

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

     

    Hooray for Blizzard! And you ( in some weird way that only you can comprehend).

     

     

    That being said, after I get out of my SW:TOR phase, I'm going to be playing some Rift.

     

     

     

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 839Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    So which MMOs remain p2p?
     

    EVE Online

  • Synns77Synns77 StaffsPosts: 124Member
    Another major push towards more f2p crap, this is a major shame. Mmos are becoming more watered down by the year and p2p is always the fairest model. Wish the thick majority would realise that f2p always costs more if you want to get anywhere. Very disappointed is all I can say.
  • TribeofOneTribeofOne Wellford, SCPosts: 1,006Member Uncommon

    good news imo.. oh if your in the market i saw Storm legion at gamestop for 20$ (box version, download is still 40$ :(

  • PsYcHoGBRPsYcHoGBR IvybridgePosts: 211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skullagrim

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

     

    Wow could be on the ropes if they keep losing subs like they have in the last quarter. Eve online next to go free to play ? :P if they did thats one game I would play.

  • rockin_uforockin_ufo St. Paul, MNPosts: 377Member Uncommon
    Nice! Rift is the best themepark out there IMO, even better then WoW. I woulda subbed awhile back after my free trial, but I had time commitments, now I'll defiantly go back.

    Whenever i step outside, somebody claims to see the light
    It seems to me that all of us have lost our patience.
    'cause everyone thinks they're right,
    And nobody thinks that there just might
    Be more than one road to our final destination--

  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEPosts: 259Member
    Originally posted by TribeofOne

    good news imo.. oh if your in the market i saw Storm legion at gamestop for 20$ (box version, download is still 40$ :(

    Yeah Amazon has the "box" version of storm legion for 20$ but the digital download is $40

    idk whats going on with that

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  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEPosts: 259Member

    Idk Im happy more people will play rift but im sad to see the sub market loose another one to FTP.

    Maybe rift will be different but ftp means a community that doesn't necessarily  value the game or players, and lots and lots gold spam :(

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  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by Manolios
    Originally posted by nyxium
    See ya WoW

     

    Be sure that many games will be affected by TRION's move, not only WoW. I m sure it will shake things a lot

     

    No it wont.  its just another low pop game going f2p.

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