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Posted: May 23rd 2009 1:27PM (Unverified) said

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Free MMOs seem to be the latest craze, but how do I know these are really safe to install? In my experience "free" is rarely free. Spyware or adware? No thanks.

Posted: May 23rd 2009 2:02PM (Unverified) said

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Most of these games are run by companies that focus on translating/running several free to play MMOs with associated item stores. They couldn't survive the bad publicity of spyware/adware. At least with big games companies (Aeria Games, Frogster etc.) you should be safe.

Dragonica and Runes of Magic are safe, at least.
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Posted: May 23rd 2009 2:12PM pcgneurotic said

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Forget about that; you're about as likely to get spy and adware from even the feeblest F2P MMOG as you are to get herpes from a frog princess. The only real threat from these games is in their utter grinding crapness. Probably 10% of all the F2Ps you could find in a week's worth of reading this site are worth playing; about 2% of those will be worth playing for longer than a week.

Posted: May 23rd 2009 3:42PM (Unverified) said

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Neurotic, you mean that you have actually played that many? I'm going to guess that you have played maybe 3 or 4, and just didn't like them, so you think that only 2 percent are worth playing.

Yeh, that's accurate.

DOMO is safe. I have played (at last count) about 40 of the F2P games out there, about 13 of them I have spent cash in. Not only are they "safe" but the "spyware" that you might find is as harmless as your everyday cookie that you get from sites like...say, Massively.

I can't believe some of the stuff people say about F2P's. As though "normal" sub model MMO's are mostly perfect.

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Posted: May 28th 2009 10:36AM (Unverified) said

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Um, Aeria Games and GameTribe are two different versions of the game. One is North American based, the other one in the European Union. The Aeria version doesn't get Witch Doctor until late June.

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