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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 33
01-06-2011, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by convoy7734
Most P2P MMOs now a days use "microtransactions"

A link to EQ2ss store: http://soe-ing.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/...p_sid=akrXypjk

A link to Wow's store: http://us.blizzard.com/store/browse.xml?f=c:5,c:33#p1 and on top of that blizzard sells a card game that has ultra rare card that can be redeemed for in game items (thats sounds like they are trying to get you to pay for in game item) and this is not including there "premium services"

Warhammer online has a microtransaction store

And the new star wars game will be microtransaction based (source: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/56292

So instead of raising subscription rates companies are coming up with new ways to make more money
EQ: My bad

WoW's store only offers aesthetic items and alternate ways to get things you could get for 'free' in game, and 'premium' services like name changes, server transfers, etc., have never been part of the unofficial 'MMO Contract' so I'm not worried about them.

Warhammer: Not exactly gaining followers.

TOR: Can't be sure, but it looks like it'll be micro transaction only if at all (That tag line about 'misunderstanding' at the top makes the whole thing unstable for source material) which is fine.