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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 31
02-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by logicalspock View Post
Um, I just told you that companies do this with video cards. Even Best Buy got into this, offering you store credit to turn in your old electronics.

It actually makes pretty good business sense.
MMO's aren't like retail establishments, though.

The main draw of a F2P MMO is its gameplay. A good F2P MMO is fun to play, so you're enticed to spend money on it.

Your example with video cards, though... you can buy the same electronics at Best Buy, CompUSA, Microcenter, etc. They're competing with each other over your business for the same products. You aren't going to be buying Star Trek starships from any other MMO, and if you aren't having fun in the actual game, you wouldn't be buying anything at all.