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#1 Bowsette

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 11:26 PM

http://www.forbes.co...prising-no-one/

 

And not a single fuck was given.

 

From the sounds of it though, they're trying to pull the same shit TOR did, which is to lock features behind a pay-wall so that playing for free is a physical chore.


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:23 AM

Yup. Feels like these games are trying to emulate the success of World of Warcraft with subscription fees, and outright failing. 


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 11:54 AM

I wonder when game companies will realise that if they deliver a quality product without trying to flip their users upside down to shake the change from their pockets they will make so mush more money, probably from sales alone.


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

I might give it a try now, but it's kinda disappointing. 


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#5 Bowsette

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:21 PM

It doesn't actually drop the sub until March sadly. And you still have to buy the game itself.

 

And if you want, you can subscribe for a premium account that gives you extra credits for paid purchases, a monthly sum of gold, boosted experience, and some other stuff. Also 'free' DLC. So...


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#6 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:51 PM

I think I'll just wait til march and see what the cost of the game is then.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:09 AM

Yup. Feels like these games are trying to emulate the success of World of Warcraft with subscription fees, and outright failing. 

i couldn't say it better. honestly im wondering if it will still sell at full retail price.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:48 PM

Predicted this a long time ago, the whole game wasn't that brilliant and appealing to a group of consumers large enough to actually make the money they'd need in order to stay "on the surface".

 

Might actually consider buying and giving this a try when the Steam sales strike and lower the prices again. I love Skyrim and Oblivion wasn't that bad, plus the lore is good, so why not. i'm supposed to study tho



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:03 AM

It's a pitfall many MMOs are falling into

 

During development: "What WoW is doing seems pretty simple, lets do that"

 

Post release: "Holy crap how do MMOs work?"



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 06:41 AM

*facedesk* Fail. Just... fail.