LOTRO And The (Un)Free To Play Plan

IncGamers' Jeff Hollis looks at how the new deal from Turbine could be a real money-spinner for the LOTRO developers. A snip:

"Hello, my fellow virtual space dweller, and welcome to this week's edition of MMO Weekly. In this week's edition, we'll explore the biggest news to hit MMOs in quite some time. That news, of course, is that the successful MMO Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is breaking away from its subscription model, and is now becoming a “free to play” (FTP) game.

Everyone is in a tizzy trying to wrap their brains around this, and gamers are all excited. The kicker, of course, that LOTRO actually isn't really going free to play. Well, it is, but it isn't. Sort of. Oh, never mind, read on, my fellow geekling!"

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Djorgo2995d ago

Hehe, more to it than just the press release, that is for sure!

HolyOrangeCows2994d ago

I'm glad to read this. I've wanted to try this game out.

And heck, if it's any good, I probably WILL buy the expansion packs.

Chazmers2995d ago

An interesting piece, am intrigued by LOTRO being free-to-play but somethings are too good to be true.

Maticus2995d ago

By all accounts, DDO made a mint after swapping to free-to-play thanks to all the extras the game's new players shelled out for. Good for LOTRO!

Dorjan2995d ago

I love this system. I totally agree that it is much better than the average system out there :)

karlowma2994d ago (Edited 2994d ago )

Sweet. Anyone know when?

Edit: Nvm, this autumn.

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