Nov 11th 2010 12:21PM I believe almost everyone is talking here with no "inside" knowledge
I'm a WoW fan, but quitted because of money (no work means no wow)
So I had to open my options to the f2p games.
First I tried DDO. I loved it, but when you reach the 14 lvl, you HAVE to buy a content pack, and I'm still unemployed so no thank you. I had to quit a game I liked, again, for reasons different to the game itself.
Turbine did a good job with the f2p there: I would have NEVER played the game if they offered the normal subscription and no alternatives, but trying it for free? Perfect.
Now they have MORE players than before, they have enough income to make it profitable, AND they can invest resources to create new content: full win.
Now, with LOTRO going f2p, I checked it out the very 1st day: again, I loved it. It was even better than DDO (lore and quest-wise) so I decided fast that this was the game I wanted to stay playing.
I'm a casual player, so buying only the things I needed, when I wanted, made it perfect for my needs.
So, again, full win, because the "hard cores" are the VIP, as before, but now their world is more populated, they still have everything they pay for, and the company has enough money to create more content.
That's why I say this is a full win, for everyone.
Those who don't like this, please stay playing WoW.
We, who think our needs are before the subscription fee, salute the f2p games.
PD: gold spammer are VIPS, so f2p makes no difference for them :P
Sep 22nd 2010 12:57AM I think some people is going to feel very offended by the bible online O.o
Sep 15th 2010 9:19AM I think Mister Fox Van Allen won't be satisfied by this chat thematic
Sep 8th 2010 7:42PM I must say I'm very satisfied because Matt Rossi is playing Pathfinder: is the game that made me like P&P rol games :D
Maybe that's why he's so funny to read :P
Jul 17th 2010 1:16AM I think a good barrier to decide when not to add someone to your Real ID, is this question:
"Will it freak me out if this player suddenly appears at my house door to pay a visit?" (suddenly here means ANYTIME, even 5 am)
If you don't have that level of intimacy, then don't invite, and don't accept invites as well.
Even better: wait for Blizzard to perfect the system, and only then analyse if it suits your needs. THEN, ask yourself the proposed question.
Just my 2 cents.
Jul 17th 2010 1:06AM @ Snuzzle:
It's very easy to learn those things from facebook, even when the guy didn't type the address. You just need to be patient, and read their posts: lots of personal information can be acquired. Visit their photo albums is one of them. They sure can track almost all their relatives, even from something as simple as the friend list. I'm very sure a sibling can provide the house address, and even the phone number.
At the end, using Real ID before it's bullet proof is a risk. Until that moment comes, it's better to wait.
Jul 11th 2010 2:59AM Sylvanas looks splendid in that shot :)
But I like Kittens!! :D
I had a dog too, but cats rule my house, and my family life :P
Jul 8th 2010 12:12AM Lol XD
well, maybe that's why I'll wait before using real ID :/
Jul 7th 2010 9:30PM Holy Nova is the best way to heal during Hodir before getting raid quality gear
The problem is the ranged players usually die :P
Jun 30th 2010 3:46PM Strange no one's mentioning Update 5 is live on DDO :)
That's the game that's keeping me away from wow :/
Now my guild is lvl 10 (out of 100) in just 2 days, and I'm sure it will be near 20 by tomorrow :D
Great game for D&D fans :) and it has a very nice loot system.
I recommend it, just check it out and see if you like it.