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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:15PM Fakeassname said

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@Alboreo

this is not F2P, you still have to buy the "box" and then pay double to actually get released from demo mode.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:21AM (Unverified) said

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F2P seems to be waving white flag now a days, it's the death rattled. Players leave in mass, and no new content comes out.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:31AM Dunraven said

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@(Unverified) Nonsense LOTRO and DDO has ten times the population the ever had and are making money hand over fist with their cash shop.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:30AM Dunraven said

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I really wish Fallen Earth would go this route, but till then GA will be on my play list.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:45AM Dril said

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@Scott Ossington

I buy an iPhone 3G.

It depreciates over time.

I complain to Apple that I want my money back: after all, it's now worth so much less, why should I have paid so much more back then? Surely they're trying to cheat me out of money by not selling things at the prices they'll be in 2 years' time?

Do you now see how stupid your comment is?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 12:14PM pixledriven said

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This almost feels like they're charging more now, considering how easy it has been to get GA for $10 over the last year or so... =)

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 1:52PM (Unverified) said

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@pixledriven Yup, people can just use a coupon code and get GA for just $10, instead of $20 in the future. It does seem like it might be bad for GA, but if they play it right, they can become a big hit, focus on the PvP more and the cash shop.

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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:13PM Fakeassname said

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@pixledriven

when you add it all up, it is!
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:17PM pixledriven said

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@(Unverified)

Well played sir.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 12:26PM Xei said

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I actually enjoyed my self some until I reached the demo level cap(which is gone now from what I can tell. Overall I wasn't nearly interested enough to pay. So now that it's going F2P I may need to retry it and see how much has changed.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 1:21PM Scott Ossington said

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That's find but as I have stated already, its my opinion, something you guys are really upset about. How about we all agree to disagree and get on with our busy day.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:13PM Fakeassname said

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oh sweet Jesus, when will Tod get his act together?

ok, so you STILL have to buy the game for $20, then pay $20 to actually get released from what amounts to the demo restrictions (minus the level cap), then you CAN pay extra for boosters that will quadruple the amount of E.O.M. loot/XP in order to afford the OP top end gear that violates the initial skill centric design of the game?

I paid $25 and got all that except for the boosters and native E.O.M. loot increase, but it should have always been at least double what it ever since all of this bull shit got introduced in sandstorm.

... I'm dumbfounded, that is the most stupid and insensible things I have ever heard. I just ... I can't even begin to start ... how can you call that ... ... ... were they drunk?!?!?!?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 3:18PM Fakeassname said

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@Fakeassname

"I paid $25 and got all that except for the boosters and native E.O.M. loot increase, but ever since all of this bull shit got introduced in sandstorm the E.O.M. should have always been at least double what it WAS."

sry, bad initial sentence.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:19PM pixledriven said

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@Fakeassname

No, they're going to make it free to download. So you get the game for free, then if you want to use the mail/auction you pay $20
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:51PM Fakeassname said

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@pixledriven

ok, your right, I misunderstood that (but in my defense it was poorly written).

even so, what this is essentially is that they took the leveling restrictions off of the demo. you always could download the game for free (because the demo was the full game) and play indefinitely with restrictions on max level, forming/joining clans, using the auction house, and to some degree how much you could chat inside the dome.

granted that the inclusion of double XP/loot/coins helps, but it's kinda redundant because the only reason you need that "double" is because they purposely screwed up the games balance so as to force people to buy boosters.

why is it so hard for Todd to simply play it straight? you give people a decent product and they give you money, it's a pretty established concept. you make a good game: people buy it ... you support said game, or at very lest don't lie to the player base about the technical restrictions your having: they buy more games from you.

but when you essentially piss in their faces by drastically altering the product they paid for in an attempt to arm bar them into paying monthly fees like like your rubbing a dogs nose into shit ...

DUDE! FROM DAY ONE PEOPLE HAVE SAID THEY WOULD GLADLY PAY FOR COSMETIC ITEMS, STOP RESTRICTING ACCESS CONTENT AND START SELLING THE FLAIR!

reducing the restrictions on the demo mode but still forcing people to essentially pay for the box is not f2p, it's called an unlimited trial ... but wait, that was what you mislabeled your demo mode as.

*sigh*
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:20PM pixledriven said

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I do wonder what this is going to mean for their planned expansion.
1.4 was supposed to be coming, and fix some stuff, medic rework I think also...
1.5 was supposed to be a paid expansion - new maps, AvA stuff

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 5:14PM tooright said

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Going on record.

Server shutdown within 12 months

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 8:17PM Skyydragonn said

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wait a minute. i just bought the game last week during thier japan relief sale..and they pull this? so will i still ahve AH and mail access or am i going to be paying another $20? becuae if its the latter I'll be screaming for a refund....dirty marketing ploy is dirty....

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 8:21PM Rubi said

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@Skyydragonn Nope, you're all good! As stated in the article above, "Any player who has already purchased the game will automatically be upgraded to Elite Agent status at no cost."

So you are set for all the bells and whistles -- enjoy!
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Posted: Apr 8th 2011 7:48PM Tazmanyak said

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@Skyydragonn Did you read the announce? i suppose you didnt, because your question is answered in this post :/
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