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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:10AM Yukon Sam said

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No thanks. Prices are already inflated. They think they're going to inflate them more and have any volume to speak of? Unlikely.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:56AM xilr said

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@Yukon Sam

Sure they will, you just saw the article on the guy that spent $16,000 on a sword right? People on the internet are willing to spend anything to win, especially games with PVP.

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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:31AM Deliverator said

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Isn't that like selling gift certificates to a closing down restaurant?

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:36AM Chiren said

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@Deliverator
No no no its like selling turds from the restroom of a closing down restaurant.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:47AM Amusednow said

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Shut up just take my money!

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 8:01PM Graill440 said

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@Amusednow


Laugh, This ^.

......oh you were serious though. (Grin)
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:52AM Deliverator said

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sooo.... hurry up and buy before we go Free to Play and everything gets more expensive?

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:53AM Deliverator said

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@Deliverator
As a bonus for giving us all this money on something we're making free, here is an opportunity to spend more money
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:54AM dudes said

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Make a purchase from the last chance saloon. It will really really be here this time next year, honest. Oh look, is that an airship? Yoinkaroo, so long suckers!

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 11:54AM xilr said

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The prices were already "adjusted" for F2P. And by "adjusted" I mean "most things went UP".

They promised ships would remain account unlocks and they've already raised Cstore prices after announcing F2P. We'll see how long those promises last. Of course our gaming "press" doesnt mention any of this.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:16PM Deliverator said

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@xilr
"Of course our gaming "press" doesnt mention any of this."
Maybe assume they didn't know - they might share your opinion of the game and not play it either. I'd suggest gathering some links and making your case instead of insulting the staff
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:19PM dudemanjac said

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Isee a lot of "Ha ha you won't be around next year" comments but that was the same thing that was said when game first came out. I suppose if you say it long enough you will eventually be right.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:26PM dudemanjac said

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@dudemanjac I guess I should clarify. Wen back to the game after not playing for a long time. Tested the f2p system and had a good time. It's a free game where you can have pretty much as much fun as someone with a sub, but if you want super speacial stuff you have to pay money. I don't see why ppl constantly bash this game.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 12:49PM Deliverator said

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@dudemanjac
I'm not waiting for the game to die, I'm just waiting for one of these companies to say something so stupid that it exposes the whole F2P business practice in a way that even the most mathematically challenged player can understand and pops this whole F2P bubble. I think we're almost there.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:36PM dudemanjac said

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@Deliverator What bubble is it that needs to be popped? They went from charging a sub and premiums to just charging for fluff that you don't need to play the game effectively (with a slight exception to pvp). What more needs to be given to players to strike the balance between having sheap fun and a company making money?
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 4:52PM Snowblind said

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@Deliverator
The F2P "bubble" is not going to pop. More likely, it'll completely replace subscription based games. People nowadays are accustomed to paying very little for games, and this is the ultimate example of that.

With STO you can literally play through the whole game for completely free, the only things you're missing out on are a few features that will help make the game easier (like these high tier ships) but are far from necessary.

Where as with something like Old Republic, you're paying £40 for the game and then £15 every month, regardless of how much you play or what content you use. Which sounds better?

Personally, I don't like either model, I'd much rather see more games adopt the Guild Wars buy to play model. Purchase the full price game, get access to it and all of its content for as long as you want, and purchase any future expansions separately. It likely costs as much as what you're paying with a subscription if you're hardcore, but gives you more control over it.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:08PM smartstep said

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Buy stuff from cash shop, becasue we soon gonna make game more expe....eeee I mean free ! Of course it will be free !

/facepalm

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:37PM dudemanjac said

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@smartstep The game is free. The extra stuff is not.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 5:41PM Yukon Sam said

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F2P is FOTM. Wait and see.

Posted: Dec 30th 2011 6:01PM Saker said

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Are these the same items that were at 1 time sold as special 1-time, "buy it now, cuz you'll never be able to again", and then few months later there they were again!? I'm just asking...
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