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A Thought About F2P

Posted Jul 17, 2009 by Jon Wood

A Thought About F2P Managing Editor Jon Wood updates the official staff blog with some of this own thoughts on the microtransactions / F2P controversy.

The idea of microtransactions as a way of life has been gaining traction in the world of MMORPGs, and as much as some of us would like to hide our heads in the sand ostrich-style, the pesky things keep on edging forward, looming on an ever tightening horizon, threatening to overtake our precious and familiar subscription model.

Now, that might be over-dramatizing things just a little bit, but with the recent Turbine announcement that DDO would be going the way of the item shop, and Cryptic’s recent revelation that microtransactions will be available in their upcoming release of Champions Online, the call of the item shop is getting harder and harder to ignore.

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