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The List: Five Things We Want from MMOGs

Posted Dec 22, 2009 by Jon Wood

The List: Five Things We Want from MMOGs

MMORPG.com contributor William Murphy takes a crack at this week's list, counting down five things that he would like to see from the MMO industry in general in the coming year.

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#5 NEW WAYS TO PAY

The marketplace for the fifteen dollar-a-month subscription is getting awfully crowded. I would tend to suspect that most gamers only really keep one active subscription at a time. And even if many hold two to three at a time, a new game still has to be good enough to warrant a player dropping their progress, friends, and hard work. So as more games come in, unless the market is widened once more by a game that introduces many new millions to the genre, I don't see how the $15 model can be sustained by all of them. But when I see games like DDO bravely and successfully entering the free-to-play arena, I'm heartened with the prospect of other games following suit. Global Agenda and The Agency are both using a "Freemium" model when they debut in 2010, and something tells me such a decision will net them quite a few more sales than simply adopting the standard monthly subscription.

Read The List: Five Things We Want from MMOGs.

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