Yes, it´s true. Quake Live is no longer a F2P title, as Bethesda is now charging $10 for the game. So no wonder why a lot of Gamers are really angry right now. So this is my (Robin Ek, The Gaming Ground) take on this matter.
Well, that does it for me...
I think most of the Quake Live players feel like that, at least that´s the vibes that I got from all the comments on the Steam page.
Ughh.. they gave any existing users a free copy, it's not exactly hurting any current players. Infact, this may invite more people to pick up the game during sales and play it. Taking out the 36$/year sub for a flat 10$ release is a very good move. It'll allow everyone access to the same amount of content and not divide the community.
Yeah, the outrage seems kind of weird because I remember a lot of people complaining about the game being f2p (even though it wasn't, you needed the yearly subscription to get much out of it) and wanting it to just be a standard release instead with a one-off payment, and now that we're finally getting that, people are saying they'd rather pay a yearly subscription? It makes no sense. My two big issues with Quake Live were always that it was free to play, and that for some reason they decided to remove all the blood and gore from the game which was stupid.
In other words, most of those who ranted didn´t quite see the whole picture behind the Quake Live changes?
Then I don´t understand all the down votes and rants on the Quake Live Steam page? Or did I miss out on something?
Exactly, neither do I. It's like people need a reason to be outraged all the time. It's Come to the point when decisions that are made in favor of the consumer are also met with outrage
*WildArmed* True, it could also be trolls for all I know. As most of those comments seems to be rather "whiney". "Exactly, neither do I. It's like people need a reason to be outraged all the time. It's Come to the point when decisions that are made in favor of the consumer are also met with outrage"
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