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Are we happy that its free to play? What about Buy to Play?

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  • ArclanArclan Chicago, ILPosts: 1,494Member Uncommon

    When EQN launches, it wouldn't hurt $SOE to create one server that is sub-only/no-cash shop.


    Originally posted by Burntvet
    I have never seen any company, in any industry, match SOE's ability to turn gold into lead. You'd think some of the things they did were psychology or marketing experiments to see how much mistreatment customers were willing to take before they stopped paying/playing. I really can't think of any logical or solid business reasons for a lot of the things SOE has done.


    Insane, isn't it?

    Luckily, i don't need you to like me to enjoy video games. -nariusseldon.
    In F2P I think it's more a case of the game's trying to play the player's. -laserit

  • Effin_RabbitEffin_Rabbit Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 772Member Uncommon
    Is there any info on the F2P limitations? Is there an option to P2P? Im not a fan of SOE's F2P methods so far (PS2 excluded) but im not completely against paying a sub either if the game is worth it to me. 
  • Gallus85Gallus85 Winter Park, FLPosts: 1,092Member
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Enjoy watching that video boys.

    ^This video x1000.

    Amazing I already knew this information before the video.

    Amazing that it matches up with most/all of SOE's F2P models.

    F2P is the wave of the future, and it's a good thing, especially when it's done right.

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  • Gallus85Gallus85 Winter Park, FLPosts: 1,092Member
    Originally posted by Voqar
    [mod edit]

    Pay2Win is different from F2P.  See Planetside 2 for a great example of how you can't buy win.

    Plenty of entitled cry babies on P2P games too, so, don't see any real argument there.

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,443Member Uncommon
    This game wont be really F2P, its more like Free to try. You really want to join the end game community in any SoE F2P product you need to pay a sub. Not a bad thing IMO but EQN is more F2P hybrid. 


    =-D Only on a forum can optimism be called bad and pessimism the good thing =-D Welcome to the internet and forums. 


  • Gallus85Gallus85 Winter Park, FLPosts: 1,092Member
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    This game wont be really F2P, its more like Free to try. You really want to join the end game community in any SoE F2P product you need to pay a sub. Not a bad thing IMO but EQN is more F2P hybrid. 

    And how will that work out if EQN doesn't have any "End Game", like planetside 2? :P

     Sure, games like EQ and EQ2 are a little more restrictive on content, but you can easily play ton of levels and get 1000 AA points and make multiple characters of any race/class without spending a dime.

    SOE is very relaxed on how much free players get to do, because the community still benefits from them, even if they don't bring in money.  They make the world feel more alive and active and in turn this makes the paying customers happy, keeping them around so they can spend more money.

    But at some point they have to say "Hey, gimme some damn change you filthy animal!"

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,443Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gallus85
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    This game wont be really F2P, its more like Free to try. You really want to join the end game community in any SoE F2P product you need to pay a sub. Not a bad thing IMO but EQN is more F2P hybrid. 

    And how will that work out if EQN doesn't have any "End Game", like planetside 2? :P

     Sure, games like EQ and EQ2 are a little more restrictive on content, but you can easily play ton of levels and get 1000 AA points and make multiple characters of any race/class without spending a dime.

    SOE is very relaxed on how much free players get to do, because the community still benefits from them, even if they don't bring in money.  They make the world feel more alive and active and in turn this makes the paying customers happy, keeping them around so they can spend more money.

    But at some point they have to say "Hey, gimme some damn change you filthy animal!"

    You mean it being sandbox? I dont buy this game is 100% sandbox. Maybe 40-60% as how can it be Everquest if it does not have themepark raiding and quests? But we can go in circles with this till Aug 2nd so I will just say this. Even if they like F2P players hanging around even if they dont pay, they will always make it worth paying a sub to try and win over the F2P customers. 


    =-D Only on a forum can optimism be called bad and pessimism the good thing =-D Welcome to the internet and forums. 


  • ArclanArclan Chicago, ILPosts: 1,494Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    ...how can it be Everquest if it does not have themepark raiding and quests?


    Orignial EQ is absolutely not themepark. Modern day EQ does have silly repetitive tasks, but I don't think they offer rediculous gear rewards or massive xp. And there are no quest hubs, nor npc exclamation points, nor quest compasses. Hence it too is not a themepark.

    Luckily, i don't need you to like me to enjoy video games. -nariusseldon.
    In F2P I think it's more a case of the game's trying to play the player's. -laserit

  • Gallus85Gallus85 Winter Park, FLPosts: 1,092Member
    Originally posted by Arclan

     


    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    ...how can it be Everquest if it does not have themepark raiding and quests?

     


    Orignial EQ is absolutely not themepark. Modern day EQ does have silly repetitive tasks, but I don't think they offer rediculous gear rewards or massive xp. And there are no quest hubs, nor npc exclamation points, nor quest compasses. Hence it too is not a themepark.

    This guy knows^

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