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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:33PM Pr1mus said

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Looking forward to Guild Wars 2
Intrigued by The Secret World
Don't care for any of the others and don't care for any don'T care about WoW anymore.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 8:34PM Pr1mus said

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@Pr1mus And what about an Edit function? I know this is very 1998 in terms of basic functionality but better late then never...
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 9:47PM Janitor said

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It is unfortunate that this game, and all the others, through Cryptic could have been so much more if another company did them. I am upset, the most, at Star Trek. I don't think it was how a Star Trek MMO should have been. Feels like it was a disgrace, IMO. How amazing it would be if Bethesda did even a regular Star Trek game, I would lvoe it.

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 10:05PM yeppers said

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@Janitor

Oh man... a Star Trek game in the style of Oblivion or Fallout... probably never happen but oh man.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2011 12:18AM Janitor said

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@yeppers I know! Seriously, how awesome would that be? From my accounts, PC included, there has never been a good Star Trek game. And if ever there was one made in the style of Elder Scrolls/Fallout it would be just a colossal, amazing game. If only!! I would even be happy with a Telltale type of game for it, but Oblivion/Fallout for sure...Let's make one! ;)
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 10:11PM Tezcatli said

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Perhaps they could focus on fixing their buggy missions? I'm tired of having to redo missions. D:

Posted: Sep 4th 2011 11:21PM Emolition said

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@Tezcatli
They got that in star trek to?
In champions you get all the way to the boss in some instance and you cant see the boss so have to go out and reset and redo the whole thing=P
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Posted: Sep 4th 2011 11:24PM Seldra said

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@Tezcatli
One of the primary reasons I left the game, there was just way too many bugs. Can't even do a daily without a bug, people should never under any circumstance should be expected to just live with them. Now at this point I'd say something like "this game being the way it is should be better seeing as you pay 15 dollars a month." but at least now they got an excuse being as they're going f2p.
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Posted: Sep 5th 2011 4:11PM Tezcatli said

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@Seldra Yeah. The game is quite the grind. But it's outright insulting to have to drop a mission 3 times to finally finish. I let it slide because I figured it was just that one mission. But there were other missions I've had to drop. Someone isn't doing their jobs right. And them going F2P ain't gonna help
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Posted: Sep 5th 2011 12:37AM (Unverified) said

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I've played WoW since launch, up until I leveled to 85 through Cata and got bored for the first time. Either I changed, or it changed, but either way I'm not coming back. I can't imagine I'm alone (and clearly I'm not!)... so I think MAYBE they've gotten a little out of touch with their customer base...

Totally excited for GW2 and Shh (that's what I'm calling The Secret World)

Posted: Sep 5th 2011 12:58AM Verus said

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Excited about GW2 and SWTOR and I wish Secret Worl will not be as much of a failure as AoC was.

Posted: Sep 5th 2011 6:32AM smartstep said

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Looking forward to ArcheAge and GW2. Observing Swtor if it will be good I might think about playing it.
Definately not going to play TSW , even though game seems interesting putting cash shop into a subscription game is a BIG NO NO for me. Failcom indeed.

Could not care less about STO going f2p tbh, bad game is a bad game. Won't play a bad game just becasue I don't have to pay sub , especially that is has p2w item store.

WoW, - well WoW is aging. To add to that Blizzard took a bad direction with this game for my tastes at least. Too much add-on dependancy in this game (horrid things like enemy cast bar in pvp) , too fast levelling , faceroll PvE content in open world , slow updates , in 7 years they did not add such simple thing like a warddrobe or even simplest instanced housing. Players are sitting in cities becasue of dungeon finder. Well this game is just going downwards for last few years and it does not seem like it is going to change.

Posted: Sep 5th 2011 9:43AM dudes said

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The usual sweeteners to lifetime sub buyers. But F2P will always leave sick in the mouth of customers like that. Still, may the buyer beware.

Posted: Sep 5th 2011 5:44PM Ordegar said

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@dudes

I was a lifetime subscriber to LOTRO before they did the alternate payment model, and I'm happy with it. I still get everything I did before including Turbine Points every month to spend on stuff I don't really need. The biggest difference is that now there are people in all level ranges to group with instead of just toward the end-game.

I am also a lifetime STO member; and I actually look forward to the change. STO is suited to an alternate payment model, having a cash shop already.

I will be a lifetime subscriber to Guild Wars 2; just as I am with Guild Wars ;) and will likely spend most of my time in that game. SWTOR will get my attention for the included month, but it's really going to have to be awesome to keep me coming back after GW2 releases.
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Posted: Sep 6th 2011 9:08AM Malagarr said

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Call me frugal, but I'm hesitant to pay a monthly subscription for more than one game at a time. I suspect many others feel the same way.

STO has set on my desktop unpaid and unplayed since January or so. imho, F2P is a smart move for all but the most popular MMOs today. I am not going to (or would not have) resub to STO/CO/AoC/DDO/LOTRO/EQ2 or any number of other games that I have bought and subbed to over the years. Once I leave a game, I am hesitant to return. The F2P model changes that, though. I have gone back to every one of the above games (well, will go back to STO) after they went F2P and I still play them from time to time. When I am playing, I am very apt to spend $5-10 here and there to get stuff I might want. Maybe it's unlocking a class or race, or just some gear to twink my character a bit. Either way, I spend money with a company that I would otherwise have not spent any money with.

I feel only blockbuster games can really afford to use a traditional paid subscription model these days. WoW will continue to be successful with one, and I suspect TOR will do very well with one. But most other MMOs will begin to see a loss in profits as players move on to other games. The only way to keep those players coming back is to move to F2P.

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