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post #21 of 72
WOW already makes tons of money off of all the first-time MMOprg players that dont realize it is terrible. why would they go F2P?
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post #22 of 72
If they reduced the price I would have no problem keeping up my subscription. Wow is unlike any other free-to-play game, there's so much more content available. But I can't afford to pay 15$ each month during school or other times when I have so much other stuff going on.
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post #23 of 72
I think they definetely need to reduce the cost of the three prior expansions since the fact it costs over $100 to even start playing WoW is ridiculous, they could also reduce subscription fees to maybe $10 to ease the cost.
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It won't happen, would be epic if it was $5 a month. Would def. keep people in, and hell, may even gain some population.
I would think there would be a whole bunch of players who would spend $5 just to maintain their accounts while playing Diablo 3 and other games.
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post #25 of 72
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It won't happen, would be epic if it was $5 a month. Would def. keep people in, and hell, may even gain some population.
Well Blizzard still has 11 million subs even after the recent drop off. That's pretty much every other mmo combined sub number wise.... They are not sweating it in the least. To put things in perspective, EQ2 has something around the lines of around 500,000 subs...
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I wouldn't even play it if it was free; takes way too long to do anything.

only one mmo i'm willing to give a shot & that's tor; because supposedly it's going to have great story which will hopefully mask any feeling of a grind.
    
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post #27 of 72
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I wouldn't even play it if it was free; takes way too long to do anything.

only one mmo i'm willing to give a shot & that's tor; because supposedly it's going to have great story which will hopefully mask any feeling of a grind.
LOL! WoW takes too long to do anything? My buddy can roll an 85 of any class and have it fully geared out in a month or less.

Now if you want to play a game that takes a LONG time to do anything, check out EVE Online. You don't know what a grind or time consuming game is until you've tried EVE.....
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LOL! WoW takes too long to do anything? My buddy can roll an 85 of any class and have it fully geared out in a month or less.

Now if you want to play a game that takes a LONG time to do anything, check out EVE Online. You don't know what a grind or time consuming game is until you've tried EVE.....
in a month? maybe im just really bad; but i played about 10 hours over 2 weeks and i was like level 11 i think.

i could see it may be possible if you play 12 hours a day every day and know every single quest and shortcut by heart. or maybe im wrong, either way it's too long for me. & yea, i don't even want to think about how bored i would get in EVE; which is a shame because I actually like space a lot.
    
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in a month? maybe im just really bad; but i played about 10 hours over 2 weeks and i was like level 11 i think.

i could see it may be possible if you play 12 hours a day every day and know every single quest and shortcut by heart. or maybe im wrong, either way it's too long for me. & yea, i don't even want to think about how bored i would get in EVE; which is a shame because I actually like space a lot.
Now that PVP gives experience and dungeons give more experience AND you have Heirloom items that gives pretty good chunks of Bonus XP and stack it's not hard anymore. It's pretty scary how fast you can roll a new toon. And now that 10 mans are pretty simple compared to the much harder 25 mans but giving the same loot, it's easy to get raid gear. Plus you can now do your 7 daily heroic dungeons any time you want, it's no longer 1 a day. You can do all 7 in a day if you want, and each gives a good chunk of valor - and a lot of gear comes from valor.

Back in the day, heck even in LK it was a bit more difficult.

Yeah EVE rocks, but it takes a very long time to get to the point where your comfortable leaving high sec space. But it's very rewarding if you stick with it.
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Now that PVP gives experience and dungeons give more experience AND you have Heirloom items that gives pretty good chunks of Bonus XP and stack it's not hard anymore. It's pretty scary how fast you can roll a new toon. And now that 10 mans are pretty simple compared to the much harder 25 mans but giving the same loot, it's easy to get raid gear. Plus you can now do your 7 daily heroic dungeons any time you want, it's no longer 1 a day. You can do all 7 in a day if you want, and each gives a good chunk of valor - and a lot of gear comes from valor.

Back in the day, heck even in LK it was a bit more difficult.

Yeah EVE rocks, but it takes a very long time to get to the point where your comfortable leaving high sec space. But it's very rewarding if you stick with it.
yea well when i tried it the first expansion hadn't even come out yet. probably is different. but still too much to learn imo & im guessing impossible to catch up with the good players at this point.

another thing that always bothered me is how everyone looks identical to a certain point. very little customizability beyond gear.

i'm hoping bioware gives some of that super dragon age/mass effect customizability to TOR.
    
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