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UO should be Free to Play

Discussion in 'UHall' started by PitrGri, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. PitrGri

    PitrGri Guest

    Because:

    - New games have much better graphics
    - there is no story line, rhyme or reason
    - The virtue system that was supposed to be the cornerstone of UO, vanished
    - ...

    My accounts are inactive due to all this migration mess.

    We have info that the houses are safe, yet, a few days ago a castle was falling right next to my castle...

    It is sad to be here since UO started in 97 and watch all this:
    - duping, selling, resource scripting, cheating...
    - batch after batch of programmers coming to UO to learn the basic and then moving on to "better" games...
    - a Dev team that cares... yet is working on a game so messed up that each update creates a new problem...


    So my question is... since we're all playing a Beta Game since 1997, maybe it should be free to play?

    thank you!

    *steps down from soap box*
     
  2. People who continuously post that UO should be free to play should be free game... IB4TL!
     
  3. PitrGri

    PitrGri Guest

    Glad it is my first post on the subject!
     
  4. Ezekiel Zane

    Ezekiel Zane Grand Inquisitor
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    I'd like to see EA try an experiment and reduce the cost to say $7.99/month.

    I'd be interested to see how many veteran players would return and keep open accounts for only $8/mo?

    They would really need to advertise the hell out of the subscription reduction though.
     
  5. iamSnippa

    iamSnippa Journeyman

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    I'm sure alot of old vets would come back for such a reduced subscription fee.
     
  6. yars

    yars Lore Keeper
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    again? why is everyone reposting the same topics that arent going to end nicely?
     
  7. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    Seems we got a new :bdh: subject, lol.

    While I think F2P would be interesting, it might also be costing us about the same to play. F2P is never free, unless you don't mind playing a game with a ton of restrictions. A F2P game with a ton of players is meaningless unless they can get some money coming in. F2P means that for the company to keep getting money they need to find something to sell, be it fees to place houses, to enter certain facets, riding a horse, gaining skill past a certain level, etc. Or, god forbid, ads appearing while we play the game. I don't think they would even consider F2P unless it's the last resort.
     
  8. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
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    Actually the B2P model works out better at least for these guys......


    [youtube]Y7oop_Z0MKM[/youtube]
     
  9. Restroom Cowboy

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    Well, if I had that many accounts I would want the game to be free to play too!
     
  10. Rupert Avery

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    It can technically be free to play if you buy game time for gold that you collect for free in game :)
     
  11. lucitus

    lucitus UOEC Modder
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    Interesting posts are closed and this threads are open, Statics ;)
     
  12. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    There is no such thing as free to play, most people playing so called 'free to play' games end up paying far more than we currently do.
    Nor are commercial decisions based on requests from minority groups on forums.
    This one is going no where. By popular request I'm applying the padlock
     
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