LotRO has tripled its revenue since going free-to-play

Free-to-play may actually be the proper way to offer MMOs instead of subscriptions, as Turbine has recently revealed that Lord of the Rings Online has tripled its revenue since switching the game over to that model back in September...

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Pandamobile3851d ago

Have a struggling MMO? Make it free to play, and you'll pretty much guarantee success.

Hello APB F2P.

N4GAddict3851d ago

I hope more publisher do this

Active Reload3851d ago

"LotRO has tripled its revenue since going free-to-play"


Panthers3851d ago

I dont really know how they do it, but I dont like the idea best gear in the game to be purchased with microtransactions.

I hope SW ToR isnt F2P

WhittO3851d ago

Not just struggling, Guild Wars came with F2P right out of the gate and sold millions, only because the game wasn't as robust or deep enough to play for years after did people stop playing.

If you look up Guild Wars 2 vids that game looks to be incredible.

imoutofthecontest3851d ago

Well, the difference being that Guild Wars isn't reeeeaaaaallly and *MMO* in the strictest terms. It lacks the "massively" part, specifically.

WhittO3851d ago

well, true but it is an online RPG mixed with MMO.

Really it is massive too, if you have EON expansion and the original, the map is HUGE, just as big as WOW, never mind the other 2 expansions that have their own HUGE maps/lands to explore!! It only lacks in content and updates..

DanCrabtree3851d ago

Micro-transactions are where it's at. Just ask Zynga.

WhiteNoise3851d ago

That's good to hear, if the majority of MMO's go free to play then I'll never have a gaming drought again.

OhReginald3851d ago

...or just make an amazing MMORPG that is worth your world of warcraft.

SnakeCL3851d ago

Except WoW was pretty mediocre when it was first launched. WoW was a case of being in the right place at the right time, not being far and away better than everything else out there.

Lirky3851d ago

im sure this will happen with Dcuniverse someday

P_Bomb3851d ago

I hope so. Then I'd buy it.

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