Let's face it. In these harder economic times, there are a lot of people cutting back on subscriptions. Folks that may have carried multiple MMOs are now choosing more carefully. Those who probably wouldn't have taken a look at a free-to-play game before are now at least reading up on them in case anything they might like shows up. Companies like Turbine
and others are starting to look towards models that turn the old "14-days to try it, then either buy it or sod off" on their ears.
Our question this morning is what game (or games) do you think need a F2P overhaul? Would you use something like what Turbine has done with Dungeons & Dragons Online
, offering free play and an item mall that sells adventure packs? Do you think the Warhammer Online
unlimited trial/velvet-rope model is better? Grab your morning caffeine and let your thoughts flow in the comments below!