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WildStar : Subscriptions Are Alright By Me

Posted Aug 21, 2013 by William Murphy

The recent news about WildStar's subscription model has sparked a fair bit of chatter on our forums and across the MMO social sphere. Today, Rob Lashley opines as to why the subscription model is alright by him.

Let’s just get this out of the way: I have hated and will always hate the term free to play (F2P). I think is deceptively misleading and that the only people who should use it are marketers trying to sell you on a game. Remember when your parents told you that nothing in life was free? They were right. This includes video games. It may not cost you money to download the game and install it on your machine, but it most certainly has an opportunity cost. That opportunity cost is whatever else you could be doing with your time. For some of you it might be spent constructively putting in a few more hours of overtime at the factory. For others it could be playing a higher quality game. 

Read more of Rob's Subscriptions Are Alright By Me.

FFXIV will have subs too.

Editor's Note: Rob wrote this yesterday, before the ESO sub model was announced.

William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of,, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.
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