Number of subscribers or the amount of microtransactions (for F2P games) are about the only numbers they can measure up against imo
What I do agree on though, is that a game doesn't have to have 5mio subs to be succesful. The developer need to make a profit and the gameworld should not feel empty.
Last edited by Zhira; 2013-09-25 at 02:18 PM. Reason: typos
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Rift - Zhira @ Zaviel - L65 Guardian Rogue
WoW - Zhiraa @ Runetotem EU - L110 Human Rogue
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I really do hope this will never be. Evey F2P game I played was crap or became crap within months.
Also I can't understand why people do complain about it. Think about the following:
A normal Game that is released will cost about 50-60€
A normal Game is designed for roughly 20-30h of playtime
Only 1 of 5 normal Games pass the 10h played line (in my case)
So lets summ this up 30h played for 60€ thats 2€ per hour played (this doesn't take into count that only 1 of 5 games reaches that Playtime)
lets have a look at WoW:
played per Week:
* Mo-Fr 3-5h/day
* Sa+Su 5-8h/day
Lets take the minimum that adds up to:
5x3h + 2x5h thats about 25h per week
so lets take 4weeks per Month (which is only true in February, in the other Months you have more playtime, because there are more days in the Month)
thats 4x25h = 100h played per month
You pay 15€ (which is the highest amount)
so 100h playtime for 15€ thats 0,15€ per Hour.....an normal Game 2€ per Hour
So.....even if you take a fucking big game like Final Fantasy with about 300h playtime for 60€ you get 0,2€/hour....i think there is NO ONE out there complaining about the 60€ for Final Fantasy....
So why complain about WoW???? I can't understand that.
How many F2P games have y'all actually played?
Blizzard will most likely milk the old subscription way until subs are lower, then consider other options like f2p with more ingame transactions.
Originally Posted by Runecapeman
WoW have a huge subscribe number. I don't know if the F2P change would be good now (thinking about $$$ incoming). They are improving the store with cosmetic things for more $$$ too.