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RE: Another fail MMO?
By callmeroy on 5/9/2011 3:56:57 PM , Rating: 1
Honestly I'm for all or nothing models...

If you are going to be free to play...then be FREE to play..period...don't charge me for buying premium gear, access to other classes/races or anything. Free to play should mean 100% no strings attached free to play. I will accept on free to play guality mmo having to pay for *major* content updates though, I'm fine with that but note the word *major* -- run of the mill everyday patches should not cost anything.

Conversely if you are pay to play -- just have a flat rate per month (along with your discounts for peole buying 3 / 6 12 month plans)..but don't have a silly "purchase game currency and then spend the game currency to level your character" type model...that's a dumb thing.

I've no qualms for shelling out a monthly plan for an MMO -- but yes I will be much more strict on your MMO if you are billing me monthly for the right to play it...so be aware of that.


RE: Another fail MMO?
By EricMartello on 5/10/2011 4:42:07 PM , Rating: 2
You seem to be out of touch with reality. The people who make the game have bills to pay and profits to reap. The freemium model works well for most games. People who want to pay for added benefits can do so, while cheap-asses can still play the game in an un-crippled form without having to pay a dime. Why would you alienate one group or the other when you can basically cater to both with little compromise?


RE: Another fail MMO?
By callmeroy on 5/11/2011 1:50:58 PM , Rating: 2
What in the hell are you talking about? I'm out of touch...ahh the IRONY....

First point out where I said anything against the developer not profiting from their game....I never said anything of the sort.

How much experience do you really have with MMO games? Because your view is very naive...

If anything the model you endorse -- is nothing but alienation written all over it.

Players are very sensitive to how you "geared up" or "got your skills" in most any MMO I've ever played...and you think the model where you can just BUY better gear, unlock more powerful classes, etc. with real ca$h doesn't or wouldn't cause massive rifts between players in the same game.

Those games now with those models are not taken seriously at all by the more devoted MMO gamers who respect challenge and the concept of earning what you get.

Again...the monthly rate is fine..the plan has been successful for arguably the some of the most well known and successful MMO's use the monthly model with great results....WoW, EQ, UO...even Champions Online (I don't play that one) I believe uses the monthly model and that game is doing quite well also.

So either the monthly (aka "WoW/EQ" model) plan or the free model (aka "GW" model) is the way to go to create the best environment where no one is able to buy their success.


RE: Another fail MMO?
By callmeroy on 5/11/2011 1:54:30 PM , Rating: 2
ugh...massive typo needs correcting for clarification...
(thats what happens when you are typing and someone starts a conversation with you...)

this is what I meant -

"Again...the monthly rate is fine..some of the most well known and successful MMO's use the monthly model with great results....WoW, EQ, UO...even Champions Online (I don't play that one) I believe uses the monthly model and that game is doing quite well also."


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