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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 12:50PM tk421242 said

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ROM is doing one hell of a job on content updates. They seem to just fly in the face of the old F2P must suck belief. Its not the greatest, would I pay 15 a month for it, no. But at this time I do not pay any monthly subscription and still manage to play several online games in order to get my fix. I enjoy this and have yet to drop any cash in any micro store as of this moment.

If we had to put it to a vote on the F2P model vs subscription model vs hybrid model, I would have to cast my vote on the hybrid. I think DDO has found a nice balance. Full access plus a monthly points bonus for paying customers to spend in their store makes the subscription more appealing, but not required to play for more then just 14 days. I have enjoyed DDO more now that it is costing me nothing yet then I did a launch when I felt rushed to get a feel in 2 weeks and make a decision. When I look at my desktop and see icons for non-subscription games I do not feel the overwhelming urge to play them as I use to because I paid 15 a month for them. Now I can play at my own pace and actually enjoy the experience, and if I like pay up the fee.

As for the voting on the model, I think we are votingevery time we decide to either open our wallet or not. Lets face it, companies here the ring of the cash register more clearly then the sound of forums chat.


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