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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.
This isn't a signature, you just think it is.
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:
"Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."
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
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.
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
Step in the arena and break the wall down
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..
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.
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?
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.
Originally posted by Skullagrim Not shocked, they all do anymore. WoW remains supreme...hahahaha
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.
Originally posted by Gorwe So which MMOs remain p2p?
good news imo.. oh if your in the market i saw Storm legion at gamestop for 20$ (box version, download is still 40$
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.
Whenever i step outside, somebody claims to see the lightIt seems to me that all of us have lost our patience.'cause everyone thinks they're right,And nobody thinks that there just mightBe more than one road to our final destination--
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
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
Originally posted by Manolios Originally posted by nyxium See ya WoW
No it wont. its just another low pop game going f2p.