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SOE rolls out Station Cash microtransactions in EQ

We were all just a little terrified when we heard of upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic being microtransaction-based. But it's already been beaten to the punch by Station Cash, a microtransaction system just rolled out in EverQuest and EverQuest II.

Unsurprisingly, the system seems similar to the PSN scheme, with players putting money into a virtual wallet, 100SC for $1.00. It sounds fine for people looking to hurry up and beat EQ II already so they can play WoW with everyone else, we'd just prefer it stay far, far away from games we actually have an interest in playing.

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Vistrix3601d ago

Beaten to the punch?

There are loads of MMOs out there with a microtransaction system...

Anarchy Online is one of them.

INehalemEXI3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

Microtransactions ...people already pay a subscription for EQ. So thats just a way for SOE to get more dough out of there users.

Microtransactions so that a game is free2play is another story.
(perfect world)(SMT Imagine Online)(Cabal Online)(Requiem)

Cool thing about eq2 and station exchange is the ability to buy and sell your characters its all legit. When I left EQ2 I got paid no problem.