Tag Archives: F2P

Second-guessing EA [SWTOR]

The 30th of January 2013 sees EA’s first earnings call since Star Wars: The Old Republic went free-to-play. This is significant for the MMO industry for several reasons: 1)      SWTOR is believed to have cost $200+ million to develop, making … Continue reading

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If A Tree Falls In a Forest… [LOTRO]

Another day, another F2P controversy. Syp has engaged in the debate concerning a $50 hobby horse mount being introduced to LOTRO. Turbine went to the unusual lengths of asking for targeted feedback whilst demanding that this excludes all derision. The … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns – Back and Free To Read! [SWTOR]

After a long and relaxing summer break from blogging (I’m feeling very rested – how are you?), it’s time to get back into the MMO scene and see what everyone is talking about. Bioware’s decision to move Star Wars: The … Continue reading

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MMOs are More Fun When Free [GW2]

Today Keen draws attention to a particularly interesting quote from Colin Johanson, Lead Content Developer for Guild Wars 2: If the success of a subscription-based MMO is measured by the number of people paying a monthly fee, how does that … Continue reading

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Bioware looking at F2P [SWTOR]

If I look out of the window right now, I can see a crowd gathering around my house, carrying torches and pitchforks. A large painted sign is spread out in front of them. It reads, in large clear letters: “We … Continue reading

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The Hype Train Rolls On – Crytek Going 100% F2P

As the free to play bandwagon rolls on, Crytek have now announced that all future games from the studio will adopt a F2P model: “Right now we are in the transitional phase of our company, transitioning from packaged goods games … Continue reading

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