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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 4:10PM kimowar said

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yahoo just released a nice article on why f2p is such a terrible biz model from the consumers end, heres the link since I doubt f2p loving writers at massively will post the article http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/dark-side-free-play-gaming-194851996.html

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 5:50PM Lenn said

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@kimowar Does someone pay you for that anti-f2p crusade of yours?
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 6:47PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@kimowar Conclusion of the article is ignorant: LEGO online was never free to play; it was a really limited demo.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 7:27PM JaySpeed said

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@kimowar What does this have to do with LOTRO's treasure hunt?
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 4:31PM Cyroselle said

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Sounds like fun!

I have to say I've been rather pleasantly surprised by this game so far.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 9:45PM kimowar said

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nope and normally I wouldnt care what biz model someone else enjoys, but alot of the writers here feel as if its the only way. there are to many benefits going with a sub-based games over a f2p game. I dont want them to be limited to just the most popular titles.
I would agree the models can co-exist however the writers here seem to think sub-based is an outdated model, which leaves me to believe either they are being paid or they are the type of players that cant see the benefits.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 4:28AM Lenn said

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@kimowar There is ONE writer here on Massively who actively supports the f2p model in his articles. You're hyperboling something fierce.

Did a f2p game sleep with your spouse or something?
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 9:49PM kimowar said

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I played lotro from very first alpha, all through beta and up til it went f2p.

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 12:56AM Aarmic said

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"While players can earn picks in-game through a repeatable quest, Turbine will also be selling them through the LotRO store for those who want to speed up their winnings."

Translation: "We've made it a grind for you to get the picks as you will probably have to repeat the quest a dozen times or more to get one pick, and you can only do the quest once a day OR you can go the more 'convenient' route and buy them in our store."

No thanks, Turbine. It'll probably be bugged anyway.

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 9:12PM Silverangel said

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@Aarmic Agree. Pay at store to shortcut and skip the suffering inherent in this thing that was supposed to be fun, but is totally comprised and ruined by the integration of the store into it, effectively Turbine's goal being an addictive slot-machine type gambling-type game designed to get you to pay them real money.
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