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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
10-07-2011, 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by staalker View Post
I tell you what this whole F2P comes down to. The reason they are putting these systems in place the way they are.

To kill lifetime members off. Let me explain.

The majority of players after F2P goes live will not be subs. Looking at Champions, as well as the majority of F2P games that allows subs, there are tiny populations that subscribe to the game.

If they give anything to gold members, lifetime players have no reason to spend money in the future. This is not what they want. They know the largest number of people who play this game will be in the group who buy a few items and move on.

They don't care if gold members feel it's worth it, simply because they know they will make more money off of silver players.
If they wanted to do that, they would have just chosen not to give us a stipend. They don't seem to be interested in making an aggressively marketed Gold Tier or recruiting more of us. That isn't the same thing as wanting lifers to leave though.