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General Discussion Forum » The Pub at MMORPG.COM » Poll: Which format have you spent the most money on?

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  WhiteLantern

Novice Member

Joined: 1/27/10
Posts: 2778

2/10/13 3:48:25 PM#21

Subbed to WoW for 5 years, plus boxes (CEs).

LTS to STO before F2P conversion, plus box (CE).

CE for LotrO before coversion, no sub.

2 months sub to TOR, plus box (CE).

CE for WAR, no sub.

9 months sub to DCUO, plus box (CE).

 

 

60$ on STO since F2P.

~200$ on Atlantica Online.  (got kinda crazy with this one, but I had a ton of fun)

30$ on DCUO since F2P.

 

 

Winner(?): P2P

Preference: F2P

I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  Cod_Eye

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/04/09
Posts: 1010

2/10/13 5:32:18 PM#22
P2P, but thats only because I refuse to pay for microtransactions.
  Loktofeit

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Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12125

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, Wildstar, and Combat Arms

2/10/13 5:43:19 PM#23
For me, P2P by a wide margin.

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  aylwynn

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Joined: 2/09/13
Posts: 95

2/10/13 5:47:52 PM#24

P2P. Since DAoC I ALWAYS got new and progressive content updates. And I always got a really good community which shares my playtype. P2P just binds me to the game like I want and those games often had pretty difficult systems and formulas - which were pretty cool because you keep yourself busy with the game and your character.

F2P and B2P - both - were pretty cheap ... But I got really disappointened by the community and the repetetive content. Forthermore those are more for casualplayers - Even the class and skill-systems in GuildWars 2 are really, really easy. Its often about "login, have instant fun without preperations, you are free to logout after 30mins"

 

I play pretty often and long with a guild. I need challange to keep my occupied. I was pretty happy with P2P mmorpgs.

  syntax42

Elite Member

Joined: 3/30/07
Posts: 1110

2/10/13 5:50:54 PM#25

I wasted the most money on lifetime subscriptions.  I'm not strapped for cash, but wish I could have seen the future before investing as much in the games.

 

Some to mention:  Hellgate London, AoC, TSW (Funcom twice... I know)

 

Now I'm wishing I had spent the money on LOTRO's lifetime option when they had it.  That game just happens to be the one which fits my interests right now.

  Eir_S

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/07/11
Posts: 4700

GW2 socialist.

2/10/13 5:51:39 PM#26
P2P.  Years of WoW will make your wallet lighter.
  Aelious

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Joined: 9/27/11
Posts: 2395

World > Quest Progression

2/10/13 6:02:46 PM#27
Definitely P2P but I have also spent money on SoE cards to play those games free while unlocking specifics.

In a perfect world we would cross reference this poll with how long each person played a game between F2P and P2P. Of course people would rather pay nothing, or less than across the fence, but how much did it mean? ATM I'm paying a sub though I have the store credits to play multiple F2P games.

I don't think P2P is going anywhere even if it's combined with a cash shop for F2P players (SoE). You're already seeing survival tactics by recent F2P conversions such as Aion. Nothing in the MMO sphere worth value is truly F2P and I think more changes will be made to F2P titles to balance the gap between free and operable.
  Cephus404

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Joined: 2/27/08
Posts: 3688

2/10/13 6:52:13 PM#28
I haven't spent a penny on an MMO in years, but if I were going to spend any, it would be on subscriptions.  I will not ever spend a penny in a cash shop in any MMO, period.  I don't care if it's F2P or P2P or B2P, I would never do it under any circumstances. 

Played: UO, EQ, WoW, DDO, SWG, AO, CoH, EvE, TR, AoC, GW, GA, Aion, Allods, lots more
Relatively Recently (Re)Played: HL2 (all), Halo (PC, all), Batman:AA; AC, ME, BS, DA, FO3, DS, Doom (all), LFD1&2, KOTOR, Portal 1&2, Blink, Elder Scrolls (all), lots more
Now Playing: None
Hope: None

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