By jagji on February 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm
That’s right — free-to-play is not better than a sub. Never will be. Never really was. Why? Well, there are a few reasons.
In my opinion, the best F2P games out there currently are RIFT and Lord of the Rings Online. Why is this? Because both games have ways for you to not have to pay a cent — even when buying from the ‘real money’ shops. They both do things a bit differently, so we will start with LOTRO.
LOTRO was one of the first MMOs to change from a subscription model to F2P. And they did it to great success, with the game’s profits doubling in three months. The reason they pulled this off, though, was not simply because the game was now free — it was because they treated their playerbase with respect. How did they do this? With money, my dear friend, with money…
By vencha88 on May 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first expansion to The Old Republic, was released last month with a promise of fresh content to play through and more carrots to chase by upping the level cap from 50 to 55. So, with the galaxy saved and level 50 reached, my character headed back to his starship, to find a holocall waiting for him. After a cutscene featuring a delightful action sequence with some training droids, and a conversation about the imminent destruction of Makeb, my giant green Jedi zoomed off to the newest entry in Star Wars lore.
By Daniel Wilks on January 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm
January/February is usually a really slow time for releases, with few AAA titles hitting shelves before March and even fewer of them being RPGs. In recent years the number of early year releases has noticeably grown, with numerous publishers pushing pre-Christmas release dates a little so that there is some space between major releases. Unfortunately that hasn’t really lead to more RPGs being released in this slot. In the place of releases, however, seems to have come a heap of interesting news and controversy. Let’s take a look at some of that, shall we?