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Project Titan Forums Forum » Blizzard's Project Titan General Discussion » [Poll] Should Titan be Buy to Play or have a subscription fee?

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  Opapanax

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6/26/13 7:10:29 PM#41

Much prefer a subscritption model. Alot of free-2-play games may make more money being F2P, but how does that actually help the consumer when those funds aren't in turn refunded back into the game for development.

B2P is a okay option as well. Guild Wars 2 has showed the popularity behind that to be something warranted of checking out.

Free-2-Play gives the sense that developers will make something for the quick, impulse purchase cash coming in, but when you step back to see how these purchases reflect back into the development of the game. Alot of the time it just breeds more Cash Shop items.

With a subscription model it allows for a standard or (expection) of quality development going into the game. It's no more of a garuntee compared to F2P, but when they (developers) know they are reaching into EVERY player pockets monthy, that the eye for scrutiny will be on them even more so instead of "Hey. Play this for free and use our cash shop plz" approach.

There are ways to have a subscription based model while allowing for some chance of pre-paid subscription through examples like PLEX in EVE Online or how I believe Tera was doing it with their scrolls for some time.

The sub model does put some responsibilty on the player. To insure that this is genuienly the game for them; if they are going to be shelling out money monthly and allows us as consumers to see how much our monies are really worth to these developers and publishers has they are more inclined to step up to the plate to show how they vaule our business.

IDK, Free-2-Play is becoming a bane when the primary focus is that for some companies. The indie scene isn't as bad and probably more in vision of what true Free-2-Play is about, but the big money guys in it are really just out for profits above all else.

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  ElRenmazuo

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6/26/13 7:16:47 PM#42
Originally posted by C.L.O.U.D
Originally posted by potlaki

 

neverwinter is free and has no sub. and better than some games with sub. like wow.

That's your opinion.  Neverwinter is good, but it will never have the depth and lore that WoW has. Neverwinter would not survive if it had a subscription model only. 

Not that im saying neverwinter is a better game but its a Dungeons and Dragons game and saying that the first rpg doesnt have as much depth and lore as WoW is pretty funny.

  Opapanax

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6/26/13 7:19:48 PM#43
Originally posted by Raagnarz
You don't have to believe me on this but the current plan is for it to be buy to play no sub with an item store. They are going to have in game advertising of modern day products to make up for the lost sub revenue.

In game advertising has been something that's been on the backroom table for sometime. It'd be no surprise to see Blizzard step out as the first maintstreamed company to start putting in this revenue model.

I think it brings some nice touches to the possible worlds we could craft in the future, but it's also a little enlightening to see the possible paths of in-game advertisements.

As if we don't eat enough McDonalds already..

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  AtrusV

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7/22/13 5:04:06 PM#44
Originally posted by zethcarn
Considering GW2 and Defiance are B2P but not the peak of quality standards for an MMO, what is your opinion on Titan's payment model?

It isn't our oppinions what matters to Blizzard. So let me answer with a question: "Do you want to know how Project Titan should be, or how IT IS going to be?". Specially knowing that Blizzard belongs to Activision, those who sell Call of Duty mods at 60 euros and even succeed in the market.

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