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a few "free" games that cost to much

paywalls, payhurdles and a few games that anger me

Author: knightfall98

Player houseing

Posted by knightfall98 Wednesday August 27 2014 at 8:25PM
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Playing housing, is somewhat of a niche not everyone has it and those that do are somewhat impressive however, I often ask myself "should I bother?"

I love the fact that you can own your own piece of virtual territory, or a place to stash you stuff and hang your trophies, in the case of the elderscolls game (not talking about the mmo) they save a useful purpose, stashing, crafting, and sleeping. The thing that keeps me on the fence about this future ii that they don't often payoff, what I mean buy that is it hype the gets you or the fact "I might as well" mentality. Take for instance SWTOR they are introducing player housing with customization, a place where you can display your accolades which is great if you have a long active friends list or in a guild. I however always seem to fall into a pit of inevitability in guild were no one is any longer playing and were friends have moved on to other things , matter how many times you have spat in the eye of a krayt dragon and lived to tell about it or that 13 headed hydra that spits acid, fire, ice, toilet water, diet cola, and water other element they happen to have its almost pointless without the bragging rights. I know I can always make new friends but then I become one of the friend that are devoured by the creature called real life. Then I saw wildstar I remember playing the beta so pardon me if my data is out of date, the housing aspect actually serves more than a place hold your stuff, its customizable and you can have stat boosting attachments and even a dungeon portal in your own front yard that sounds pretty amazing and incredibility useful, yes the crafting stuff is also nice but that has already been done. I have seen unite a few make your own quest features(city of heroes I miss you, and neverwinter) but nothing dungeon like, I am not sure if it's one you create or just a portal to a dungeon you have been too but hell it's pretty darn convenient. Before you even ask yes I know most modern mmos have a lfg feature for dungeons and what not but hoe many of them allow you to bring one to your front door?

Player housing isn't one of those mandatory things, it's like bike tassels if you don't have them you can still enjoy your bike if you do have them you set yourself apart (and probably feel awesome about it) it does have an effect on the game economy as crafting furniture becomes a thing and trophy grabbing its sounds like a decent end game time sink having to outfit your humble abode with dragon skulls, hydras tails, and pixie farts...scratch that last one. I remember that FF14 had a ridiculously high asking prices for their housing like several million for the smallest one but from what I understand the prices were high due to the money from the previous version of FF14 that a lot of players had. I would like a little bit more customization (is it too much to ask to be able to make castle greyskull and the thundercats tower?) thus far wildstar seems to have a bit more to offer at least in the housing. not quite necessity and note quit nonsense housing is the sprinkles on top of the icing of the cake.

the "free" to play conundrum

Posted by knightfall98 Thursday August 21 2014 at 12:24AM
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I have been gaming for over 3 decades and the idea of free to play is good for me since I am now unemployed, however most of these "free" games sure don't hesitate to beat you over the head with pay wall or pay hurdles by that I mean you either need to pay of content or grind and pay using in game currency to buy access to something. There are quite a few games that have been around for a while, never winter, and marvel heroes had just recently reached its 1st year and the upcoming archeage.

Now I understand why certain things have to be bought  storage space for example is something I have come to accept as something that needs space on a server somewhere thus you will need to pay for it, and then there are vanity items also acceptable paying a few dollars to look like a chainsaw wielding ballerina makes sense.

There is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things

done right marvel heroes

you absolutely do not have to pay to unlock heroes or team-ups with a great deal of patience which is very easy since this game is fun, you can buy heroes and team-ups with eternity splinters. Special costumes, storage space and boosts must be bought with money. eventually you will need to buy storage but 5$ is reasonable for something like that and for game this fun it's a small price to pay  when you really enjoy a game

guildwars 2 and secret world  are unique ones you do pay but there is no online fee, so expect to see a lot of store stuff for pets, vanity, slots, boosts, and maybe even content, at least in the secret worlds case the games are an acquired taste for most secret world has some of the best quest I have played but the combat is to be desired and guild wars2 has the opposite issue, the stories are forgettable but the combat is very strong

done okay neverwinter

 I have mixed feelings for, I find the game rather enjoyable but pay speed bumps or pitfalls if you will, you need astral diamonds for practically everything worth buying which can be earning through daily quest like around 3-4k diamond for the tough stuff like dungeons but with a lot of the good stuff being around 100k it seems like your just chipping away just to get something like a upgrade for one of your companions maybe I am nit picking here, but they do offer sales from time to time you do have to get a good grasp of the astral diamonds to Zen (perfect worlds currency ) exchange rate

don't know yet archage

which brings me to archage from Trion, if you have ever played rift you have an idea of how the class system works as its identical save for the classes themselves, this is going to be a hybrid from what I can tell, you have a monthly subscription and you have the free accounts, those that subscribe will generate labor points which you need for crafting and Identifying items while off line I forget the max amount , they also can own housing and farm land which is limited. those like me that can't afford a monthly sub, will only generate labor points while online, cant own a house or farmland and have to use the "community" farm land or take their chance and have anyone take their crops. I wager there will be a cash store on top of all of that.

These are just my observations and my opinion which means absolutely nothing  thanks for reading, and I apologize for gramer.

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