Subscriptions are the hot topic lately with three big-name titles opting to go with a subscription based revenue model. In today's Social Hub, we take a look at the potential impact that subscriptions have on today's games. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
Reading MMO discussions here and elsewhere, it’s common to see complaints about free to play and lists of reasons why subscription games have arguably better communities. Some will argue that subscriptions are good for keeping people out of a game, with assumptions about just who those people are and why they supposedly taint communities. They’re ‘poor’, they’re ‘kids’, they’re ‘newbs’, they’re “freeloaders”, they know nothing about MMOs, or any number of similar comments pop up across gaming communities around the internet.
Read more of Christina Gonzalez's The Social Hub: Do Subscriptions Make a Difference in Community?