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  DMKano

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Joined: 6/17/11
Posts: 5444

7/12/14 10:54:43 PM#41
Originally posted by Juice2000

DMKano you are right but none of us know how many subs are needed by ZOS to keep them happy.  ZOS dont have investors to answer to so as long as they hit their minimum number of subs similar to Square-Enix and FF14 they will just keep trying to win subs back while introducing new content.

 

Using  FF14 as an example they lost alot of subs after the first month but they stuck with their plan and over the last 6 months have introduced tons of content either bringing in a ton of new players or causing some old players to return. (you can spot new players as they have a symbol over their head if they have not played for more than 40h in game time) The game now is 10 times what is was 1 month after release so theres no reason to think that ESO couldnt do the same. 

 

Who knows if SWTOR would of gone F2P if EA wasnt telling Bioware what to do.

 

It doesn't work - trying to win subs back is a losing battle - no matter what content you add - that $15 barrier to enter just to "check out new content" keep masses of players away for good. Yes you'll get some trickle but once you dip below the operational cost threshold - the battle is lost.

Subscription games need  a constant core # of players that keep the game afloat - like EvE,FF14 and WoW - they are not winning players back, or have a huge influx of new players - they have a steady profitable state.

 

Again I have no clue if ESO is making above the figures that they need to maintain current staff and operational costs - but time will tell - we don't need to know.

If they switch to F2P model, scale down staff to reduce operational costs - we have our answer.

The proof is in the pudding.

 

  Ziezo

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Joined: 8/12/05
Posts: 42

7/13/14 2:59:09 AM#42
I don't understand all the complainers..... Love Eso, for me the best game out there atm. Hope it improves ofcourse, but having alot of fun. Beautiful,deep rpg and with a great community to play with. Haters gonna hate I guess. When you did not try Eso, plz do, you will not get dissapointed. I hope, its not going f2p.

Playing: TESO (great!)
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  Drignock

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Joined: 3/20/12
Posts: 3

7/13/14 3:06:37 AM#43
I hope it doesn't too. And I know those lazy wall-Ers are probably too lazy to read the comments. But here's some food to shove into their swollen cheeks. IF it goes free to play, all the thing that are going to be available in the cash shop are going to add up to be ALOT more expensive than paying for gametime. If people are to lazy and poor to pay for gametime. What the hell is going go motivate them to buy things in the cash shop? You want to next to spend next to nothing on the game? Yet you want updates and patches? I literally almost threw my face through my phone trying to fathom you're thought processes. EDIT:Trying to rant through words on my phone late at night calmly is leading to alot of grammatical mistakes. Deal with it Wall-Ers
  Nicco77

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Joined: 8/04/12
Posts: 38

7/13/14 4:44:16 AM#44

First of all they must do something in order to balance the classes and builds,yesterday I saw a video of a guild doing a raid with 12 people all doing AOE with staff and nothing more,I think this it's the big problem of the game.

I still hope that at some point,maybe before the end of the year the game will get an important update to the class and combat system,then they should give a free week to all the old subscriber to test the improvements,of course I will never buy game time to test at this point I want a free time to give another chance at ESO.

  Nickhead420

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Joined: 1/23/14
Posts: 114

7/13/14 7:59:27 AM#45
Originally posted by Nicco77

...then they should give a free week to all the old subscriber to test the improvements,of course I will never buy game time to test at this point I want a free time to give another chance at ESO.

Y'know, every time Blizzard sends me a free week return to WoW, I end up resubbing.  At least for a month.  

  Vorthanion

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/02/11
Posts: 1917

7/13/14 12:36:21 PM#46
Originally posted by Sector13
People here have some twisted ideas of what F2P games actually are.  Almost like they never actually play them.  : P

I don't play them unless they offer a subscription option that gives me full and complete access to the game without any roadblocks or popups for the stinking cash shop.  I'm done with being nickel and dimed over content that is designed from day one to be incredibly tedious and torturous in order to make the cash shop more alluring.  Don't even get me started on the complete lack of a critical part of any MMO for me, the suspension of disbelief that goes out the window every time I come across a cash shop road block.

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