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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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It's not likely.

The king of MMO's are letting people play for free. Bungie's new IP will be F2P after purchase, so are any of Blizzards future endeavors. Even WOW is going to be entirely F2P in the next year if it's not already.

Games like Path Of Exile are changing the way the market works. Kickstarter is also doing that. Crowd funded games are becoming more and more popular, even for big studios who don't need the money.

Technology wise it's not as expensive, time consuming or complicated to run server farms for online games, especially ones like ESO that will include premium pay content, that will be purchased in droves.

I won't be surprised if they announce that they are scrubbing their subscription requirement before launch, there will be far too many worthy competitors releasing games in the same cycle that will eat them for breakfast otherwise.

~Tenth




posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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The market is becoming saturated Tbh, I have tried every new free to play MMO going and only have one left (because I got drunk and put a 120$ founders package) at the moment.
I do think the subscription games have more polish and they do go free to play after a while just to get more money.
But when star citizen comes out I think I will never play another game again



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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Man...

Kickstarter...

talk about double edged sword.


quite a few craptastic titles coming from the depths of kickstarter.


oh some offer this:

F2P for the @#$@!%@#s
and Subscriptions for the @#$@!@s


subscription has bonuses to xp and such.
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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But when star citizen comes out I think I will never play another game again


I've already put in for an occulus rift as well, so I intend to go all out.

If it's anything like they describe, much like Eve Online, some people are going to get very, very rich.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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tothetenthpower
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But when star citizen comes out I think I will never play another game again


I've already put in for an occulus rift as well, so I intend to go all out.

If it's anything like they describe, much like Eve Online, some people are going to get very, very rich.


An Occulus Rift + Star Citizen??????

Oh lord!

Going to have to take a sabbatical when that comes out.


Kinda interested in EQ Next but who knows how that'll turn out, guessing 2014 we find out.
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:30 PM
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Yup gonna have to save some pennies up and get a new PC for it but OR is the future, It will send me insane I think and unwilling to take it off
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I can't wait



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:31 PM
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Get a 4k resolution rig :p


www.pcworld.com...
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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As a lowly support worker I can never afford that

I think I will build my own


Mind you I just read this..

here will be a lot of optimization in the next 24-months, plus the usual fast pace of technology, so it is hard to say absolutely. At the moment you will be able to play it on a dual core PC with a GTX 460 or greater and 4GB of system memory. If you’re running an i7 2500, 2600, 2700 or better with a GTX 670 or greater then the stars are the limit! Since the game is built on CryEngine, their system requirements will stay roughly the same as ours.


Maybe just maybe only a slight upgrade is in order
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:48 PM
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It hasn't destroyed the game. People refusing to learn to play in a new way deters these things from working.

GW2 is decent.

I was in a couple of the cbt for ESO, and I didn't find it to be anything new and exciting. With the buy to pay + pay to play scenario, I am not interested. Especially if they add a cash shop into that.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Lysergic
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Get a 4k resolution rig :p


www.pcworld.com...
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The video in star citizen where you get into the ship and he's pressing those 3 screens.

Well if all works out, I'm going to build that in a lazy boy, they won't be real screens ofcourse, but the immersion will be aweso e.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 11:38 PM
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tothetenthpower
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Yes, tis the unfortunate bane of the better MMO's.


When Blizzard comes out and openly LAUGHS at this concept of the pay to play MMO, you know you have a problem.

There's literally, absolutely no need to keep a subscription based model in the days of premium content.

It's really just a money grab, and it's insulting.

~Tenth


Just out of curiosity when did this happen? WoW is still pay 2 play, and I imagine their new MMO Titan (not real name) will be too.

EDIT: Just saw your other replies, will have to look into that.
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 11:38 PM
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boymonkey74
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I think many more MMOs will go subscription in the future, far to many free to play MMOs are failing and shutting down, subscription games tend to corner a niche market and keep hold of their player base.
I will get the game and subscribe to ESOL until I get bored.


well many F2P MMO started as P2P .. but failed due to WoW's success.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 11:54 PM
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well many F2P MMO started as P2P .. but failed due to WoW's success.


This is true, but that was a limitation based on costs. It was REALLY expensive in 2006 to run server farms that were housing millions of player profiles. It doesn't cost nearly as much anymore.

WoW is currently free to play until level 20 I believe and there are no major studios other than ESO that are talking about P2P MMO's anymore. Besides with most games now offering beta testing for players who pre-order gamers are now doing the brunt work of testing and issue finding in a lot of these games.

Which further drives down cost for the developer.



posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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OccamsRazor04
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Perhaps. The PvP aspect is definitely more of a multiplayer design though. As well as the better end game gear I am sure will require groups at the least.


Yes, I remember an article mentioning exactly that. High level regions/quests will be easier with groups, but much of the game can be played alone.

Either way I still plan to try it. Not being too into multiplayer I probably won't play for long, however.



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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Here is to hoping TES goes the F2P road then



posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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I'm a huge fan of TES, but I never about this P2P feature on it, thanks for the info.

With that being in mind, I guess I'll jump ship and play Bungie's new game, Destiny and see how that pans out. This will be my first MMO btw, seeing as I am an avid online FPS/RPG genre gamer.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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I will look into Destiny!





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