Superheroes have been generating a lot of discussion around these parts of late, and SOE's DC Universe Online
is the primary reason. Whether you side with the folks who view the new title as a worthy genre competitor or those who label it MMO-lite and move on, it seems like most gamers have an opinion one way or the other.
chose to go with the traditional monthly subscription model for DCUO
, flying in the face of the F2P bandwagon that's gripped the industry over the past year. Ostensibly the sub fee will cover ongoing content updates -- which SOE has repeatedly said will come on a monthly basis -- in addition to the usual costs of maintaining and improving a large-scale online service.
All that said, comment threads here and elsewhere have featured gamers who write off DCUO
because a) it requires monthly payment and b) it doesn't have a free trial. For this edition of The Daily Grind
, we're curious where you stand on the issue. If you're not playing DC Universe Online
, is the sub fee the primary culprit?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!