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Submitted by Shawshank22 1233d ago | article

Is Free to Play the future of MMOs?

Let’s face it, Blizzard has no reason to charge us all 10 dollars a month, every other game franchise makes its money on Expansions/Map Packs/DLC/A Game a Year (EA Sports etc), why can’t WoW be like that too? You tell me... (Aion: The Tower of Eternity, PC, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria)

disturbing_flame  +   1235d ago
It's a modification that will make its proof yes.
When you see Guild wars 2 adopting the free to play you know that it can be a solution.
Now talking about the future, nothing is meant to last forever, so it can be part of the future but not something that will last forever.
zeal0us  +   1235d ago
Good F2P MMOs are the future, generic MMO will just die. I can't see mmos thats not bringing something new to the table or mmos thats not made by well-known companies lasting long.

Some to most P2P MMOs will last only if they are constantly putting out content. If some of the P2P mmos isn't doing anything to compete against the f2p mmos then they will end up dying or converting to f2p.
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vortis  +   1234d ago
Yeah F2P is already the future.

After playing a game like Allods what's the point of paying $15 a month for WoW when you get less content, worse graphics and less original gameplay?

Plus, airship PvP battles FTW!
BubloZX  +   1233d ago
I love DC Universe!!! Game is fun and free
CandyCaptain  +   1233d ago
As long as they aren't all f2p, but P2W (Pay to Win)<.< Hate that about the majority of f2p games, and they are so many of them now...
DFresh  +   1233d ago
Just as long as it's not Pay 2 Win then I'm cool with it.

It'll be much better in the long run for gamers because now we can try out more MMOs compared to maybe a few.

There should be an option to try out items before you buy them and ones that you don't want to buy you can level up and earn them that way too.

If there were more expansion packs then that would more then cover the cost of the servers and bring more money to the developer at the same time.

It's a win-win situation.

Here's me hoping SWTOR goes Free 2 Play.

:/
Spenok  +   1232d ago
And thats my biggest problem with F2P MMO's... the majority of them ARE in fact P2W.... Which sucks. If i can find one F2P mmo that i can actually get into that doesnt require me to spend copious amounts of money on them i just may be up for the business model. But so far i have not found one... :/

If you know of any really good ones im always open to trying new games.
DFresh  +   1232d ago
Rusty Hearts and Dragon Nest are pretty cool.
:)
Spenok  +   1232d ago
I have dragon nest installed... havent played it yet however. However Rusty Hearts looked cool but i havent downloaded it yet.

Ill have to try them out. Thanks for the heads up.
mauleriscool  +   1233d ago
I played a free mmo(silkroad) that was sweet when there was nothing you could buy in game with real money. Then the item mall eventually made it so if you don't spend money, you can't compete even against somebody of the same level, items, and skills.

They also made leveling up take absolutely forever unless you spend like 30 bucks a month for double xp ticket that last 30 days. lol

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