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  1. #321
    Quote Originally Posted by VinceVega View Post
    MMOs go F2P when the sub is not profitable anymore
    Says who? History? It might be historically a mistake; you have to prove first it's never a mistake; especially when several other games are profitable as f2p.

  2. #322
    Please keep the game as it is. I will gladly pay 10 euroes a month and keep it as it is. I don't like that you pay for mounts and equipment and don't have that ingame. If we make it free to play maybe they will add microtransactions.

  3. #323
    Quote Originally Posted by epigramx View Post
    It works like this:

    A) You can login normally and do EVERYTHING in the game with the current classes and specs and pets and whatever else you have collected already in the game

    B) You are BARRED from playing 1 entire new class per expansion unless you buy the Expansion and perhaps barred from other options (e.g. the newest pets)

    C) That means you can continue raiding with your friends on your old class without any handicap but your rich friends will have more options

    A win win; Blizzard gets their money; paying-customers have more power and poor customers still play at a respectable level.
    Blizzard would lose their sub revenue completely and less people would be incentivized to buy the expac?
    Yeah, shareholders hate this one weird trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epigramx View Post
    you have to prove first it's never a mistake
    Why do we have to prove anything when YOU are the one making the assertion that every person that is working as their livelyhood on these topics is wrong?

    And no, you dont get to yell "authority fallacy" about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudibleEscalation View Post
    Blizzard would lose their sub revenue completely and less people would be incentivized to buy the expac?
    Yeah, shareholders hate this one weird trick.
    oh it would definitely work though... /s

  6. #326
    Quote Originally Posted by epigramx View Post
    Says who? History? It might be historically a mistake; you have to prove first it's never a mistake; especially when several other games are profitable as f2p.
    That is the reason they go F2P. To become profitable again.
    And the reason they did not do so before is that it was not as profitable as a sub. EVERY (except GW2 and i do not really count it as one of the big ones. Good yes. Not big) major MMO started as a pay to play game. And they shifted to F2P to get at least even before they need to shut down permanently.
    Games like Wow and FF14 do not have to do that. They make more money with subs. And it is hella naive to think they do it despite "being able to make more money" with F2P. Maybe they even make more money in the very short term after going F2P. Then nearly very single normal player leaves because they game will be shit. Guaranteed. As always. There has not been a game in the world that got better after going F2P and there never will be.

    And honestly i do not know why you keep insisting on it when basically EVERYONE in thsi thread is telling you it is a 100% bonkers idea. Do you argue for it just so we argue back?
    You have not given any real arguments why F2P would actually better for the game. You gave a few reason you think speak for it but actually speak heavily against it. Like the transmog in the shop thing

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