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Free Play Announcements. Let's stop kidding ourselves, this game will last at most years before it goes down that route. Bethesda May make legendary games but I highly doubt that even they can make something that will sustain the pay to play model. DC Universe went F2P and has a bunch of players but lets look at the negatives. A majority of the endgame content is unavailable unless you PAY for the top tier account I have a middle tier account that is free from Sony for having an original account.
The game has been out for 2? Now, the revenue from subscriptions is lower than what it started as, so good luck getting many bug fixes. I personally agree with a subscription; it has the potential to filter unwanted players. It also usually means less bugs, more frequent updates, and server stability. If you like to waist money thats your choice. When the time is about to expire, you are prompted with a warning of this and upon its expiry, you cannot access until you've purchased another subscription.
You are not very familiar with MMOs, are you? The model you are talking about has been out since the dawn of time. On the topic: Today pay-to-play could only work for renown titles wow, swtor, teso given that the game is well designed.
As we see from comments, even some diehard fans are repulsed by subscription fee, so what about general public who never played or even heard of TES series?
Subscription based model forces commitment to the game and becoming hardcore player, otherwise you're just wasting money. The majority are casual players who want diversity and versatility — play different games at different times without being bound by subscriptions or others means.
Pay-to-play era is over, you have to adapt to the market and buy-to-play is the way to go. Telling that subscription fee will guarantee the quality is plain stupid. Those afraid of pay-to-win situation are mistaken by an enormous amount of freemium games.
Bear in mind that freemium F2P is not B2P. In freemium you get the limited game for free with the option to buy additional content or significant advantage over other players. In B2P you pay once for all the features with the option to buy cosmetics which have no impact on game balance.
Guild Wars 2 is the perfect example. It is very simple Thank you elderscrollsonline you ruined my desire to play. Now this excuse enraged me: " The F2P model is often used because it is easier to attract new players and for obvious financial reasons is a more attractive option for some people. You gave cheap excuses of why you are charging a monthly fee!!!
The only thing I can think of is that you are just a millionare blood sucker company that does not care what the player wants, but what you want! And for the sake of the example, Dragon Nest game is concerned about the skill of the player.
I Would say That And you will already get like 5, at least out of people buying it. I mean look at PlanetSide 2, free to play, and they make money out of there other products not just that one, but they also get money from people buying station cash, which they can use to get upgrades that don't make you awesome and invincible, but give the player benefits that their whole team can benefit, again not amazingly unbeatably awesome but they benefit from it, and everyone on PlanetSide 2 can get good action, if they look for it.
F2P is not free!!! F2P is like going to a private school unless you have the bank of daddy backing you you don't get anything but the shit kicked out of you. F2P your friend played for 50 hrs gets a bad ass weapon. For myself i was a non mmorpg player… i found totally crasy to pay subcription for game like WoW ect Aaand you just lost a player.
Horrible decision, i loved Skyrim because i could play when i wanted to. With this, you'll feel forced to play as to not waste the money you spent each month. And this was looking so promising… Goodbye, hopes for the elder scrolls series. It was nice seeing you, for a little while. They can do it, it's not possible and WOW's outdated they should try comparing their business practices with updated MMO's including MMO's soon to be coming out using the same free to play system as GW2.
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