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Just wanting to get other peoples opinions on the ingame store, How likely is it that this is the first step towards F2P ?
I really hope it isn't.
Sorry my friend but,
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
I don't foresee them going down the F2P route any time soon. The best you'll see is something like 1-60 being free to play in the time to come. Possibly even up to level 85 being free.
Though the latter is farther still away from the possibility of the level 60 being such. The item shop is definitely a technology in place that they could draw from when the time does come when they're ready to make the leap. Though their position on F2P changes on a year by year basis. Their latest is that they have no interest in such and are satisfied with the subscription plan as it is. They mention that only games that were built from the ground up to be F2P are successful in such. Though at the same time, they are putting in technology that will help the transition for such if they change their mind again in the future.
Originally posted by NetSage I don't think so. The only confirmed place getting things like exp potions is asia. I imagine it's just going to make it easier to buy pets/mount and account services in game for the NA/EU.
That's like saying there is a fire in the other room of the house but I'm going to ignore it because I don't use that room and it will never spread to where I'm hanging out.
They said in the Blizzcon that Wow future F2P Model, not going to happen.
Originally posted by goboygo Originally posted by NetSage I don't think so. The only confirmed place getting things like exp potions is asia. I imagine it's just going to make it easier to buy pets/mount and account services in game for the NA/EU.
No, that's like saying that the people that built your house built one like it in asia, and it is now on fire. Maybe the builders set the fire themselves, maybe not.
I'm not gonna worry about it until mine catches fire.
Originally posted by evilastro WoW doesn't need to go F2P. All they are doing is milking some more cash out of players with more expendable income.
Wow comminity has become of of the more mature ones. The kids are now playing free to play mmos like GW2 , SWTOR or Lorto.
If it take 15 bugs a month to keep the idiot kids form my game, then I will pay it.
Step in the arena and break the wall down
Originally posted by Dicehunter Just wanting to get other peoples opinions on the ingame store, How likely is it that this is the first step towards F2P ? I really hope it isn't.
Not very. F2P is a business model for games that can't attract subscribers. WoW still has around 7 million so F2P isn't something they have to think about. That's not to say Blizzard won't try and extract more money from people with an obnoxious item shop, but it won't have anything to do with F2P.
You make me like charity
No way Wow goes completely F2P anytime soon. They are still raking in the dough and have 0 reason to go FtP. It's just so you can buy mounts and pets ingame.
What happens when you log off your characters????.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMkDark Age of Camelot
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Are you referring to the in game store that was put in 5 months ago, and only sells (and is only planned to sell) an XP pot for Asia only? That in game store? The one that sparked the exact same thread on this very same site months ago, only to get debunked by Blizzard themselves many times back then, and as recent as Blizzcon 2 weeks ago? The same in game store who nobody posting in this thread thus far can access?