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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:04AM Dril said

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What's a bronze account then? :P

In other news: booyah. Now I can play it to my heart's content.

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:42AM blitzkrieg said

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OMG it's about frickin time!
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 11:38AM Monkey D Luffy said

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Not sure what anyone is excited about, all F2P MMO's are bad.

If it were B2P then it would be worth playing.


WTF are the MMO companies thinking?
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 11:48AM Controlled Chaos said

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@Joker

They're thinking, "Oh man, look how much more money we're making now that we've gone F2P! This is awesome!"
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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@Control

I think it's more along the lines of "Look how much money we're making, AND WE DON'T EVEN HAVE TO RELEASE ANY ADDITIONAL CONTENT FOR 11 MONTHS!!!"
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 2:00PM alucard3000 said

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@Joker maybe that is true for you too bad you dont like it,but guess what there is an option for you dont play it,simple as that.It is getting so old people expressing there opinions like they are fact and not there opinions.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 3:00PM Controlled Chaos said

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@control

Heh, yeah, that's probably pretty close.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 3:01PM Controlled Chaos said

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Erm, I meant @contact there.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2010 9:32PM wraith808 said

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@Tempes Magus

They're limiting it about as much as CoX does by default. You're limited to an archetype, where you can select powers within it. Sound familiar? The paying players can make their characters from any of the powers available, mixing and matching at will, as long as they meet the prereqs.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:04AM pcgneurotic said

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I'm in for that! Great news. :)

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:09AM foofad said

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Do you still have to purchase the box to start an account, or will it truly be free to play?

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:51AM Ocho said

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Just to reiterate.... THERE IS NO TRULY FREE!!! This is not a complaint, mind you, just reality.

What this means is that they will have multiple payment structures outside of a straight sub. So if you want to play truly for free, expect the equivalent of a long trial. However, if you throw some money their way into their "online store" or purchasing the box or something like that, whatever their payment model will be... then you will open up more and more of the game to you where you won't be hindered.

In LOTRO, for example, its purchasing bags from the store to open up carrying space, purchasing a skill to ride a mount so you're not walking everywhere, then purchasing quest packs of regions to progress through the game. You still buy it, but its no longer a subscription. Just a different method of payment.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:09AM (Unverified) said

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NGE

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 3:24PM (Unverified) said

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And for the folks who paid for the lifetime sub?

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 4:39PM (Unverified) said

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Like LOTRO, this is a choice between subscription and pay-as-you-go, and lifetime subscribers get access to all the subscription stuff forever. I haven't actually played Champions, but looking over the matrix - http://www.champions-online.com/f2p_matrix - it certainly looks like lifetimers won't ever need to pay a cent, the only purchaseables are "Premium Costume Packs" and "Special Devices" which I assume were on the cash shop even prior to this change?
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:11AM (Unverified) said

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One of the best MMO around ( IMHO ), will still keep my gold account, but more friends is allways welcome...

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:15AM (Unverified) said

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I have been waiting for a great while for a F2P superhero MMO! And my prayers are now answered! Yes, Champions!

Imma spend my time playing RoM and Allods in the meantime, with LotRO downloading. :D

Posted: Oct 29th 2010 4:47PM (Unverified) said

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@ Tempes

As usually your comments ad completely nothing here. No MMO can support it's self without money. I'm just glad the paying players of CO aren't getting hosed by an too generous free model.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:22AM Renko said

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I'm surprised this move took so long.

Posted: Oct 26th 2010 10:22AM warpax said

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now lets see the price list for the purchasable unlocks.

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