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Postby Keydar » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:35 pm

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Postby Alcest » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:26 pm

Pretty much all FTP games that overdue their cash shop XD

Well put, Keydar, well put :)
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Postby Meynos » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Agreed x100,000,000!

So sick of people demanding a free to play system when they have no idea what it has done to most games that followed through with that idea.

Still, warcraft will not go free to play any time soon. Probably not until they drop below 1 mil subscribers.
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Postby Keydar » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:17 pm

Before someone makes a post telling me I am wrong about Free to play models, I'm going to add something here.

I have played many FTP games, and I have enjoyed many of them. The problem is, some of us become stingy bastards as soon as we touch one of these games. Nothing you do will make us spend a single cent. We're somehow okay with paying a premium, but give us a choice, and we choose zero. I feel like this would make a great psychological study, but I digress...

When you allow time spent to be circumvented with real money, the objective becomes less special to many players. Even if this objective is restricted to cosmetic items and the like, to stingy completionists, this will make the game less appealing. They lose motivation and grow tired of the game. Krom would definitely be one of these players.
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Postby Eldanari » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Can't agree any more with the above as well as the comic! I've never been able to get into a game that is FTP because it immediately starts feeling like "pay to win."
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Postby nyzer » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:34 pm

We-ll...

Even if I can acquire something in a game by spending game money, I tend not to, unless it's something I can only acquire by spending.

I think for the players that do this sort of thing, "working" for it in-game just doesn't have the same tedious feel of working in real life. Plus there's the feeling of "I can spend this money on other things, so why would I want to spend it on something I can get if I just kill some time and get it that way instead?"
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Postby chaoscurtis » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:23 pm

Oh I know that feeling all too well ...

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Postby Oberon_Sedai » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Keydar likes Ringworld ?
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Postby Varric » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:21 am

Uh, you just gave me a shock!
Thought WoW was actually go free to play.
Blizzcon ist ahead so you got to expect surprises and I know that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is a big fan of FTP and probably thinks Blizzard is not exploiting its Players enough.

I know not all FTP models are bullshit. LotRo seems to be pretty decent but SWtoR on the other hand seems to be outright terrible (you have to pay for hotkey slots in your UI there)
While sometimes monthly payment may not seem fair because casual player pay the same as elite-gamers who play 10 hours a day it has the advantage that they also won't make major content that can only be accessed by a small group of elite-gamers. Blizzard made this mistake once (and yes I mean the Sunwell) but learned from it.
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Postby The Great JT » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:10 am

Fortunately most free-to-play MMOs are smart and know you don't sell power. Then there are those of the special school...
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