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# 1 If STO went free play...
12-31-2010, 03:12 AM
If STO followed Chapions Online into the world of free-to-play games, what would you like to see? For starts, I think it would be good if when premium players got something, free players get a bit of premium content added to the freeness. Post Here.
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# 2
12-31-2010, 03:13 AM
why was this spammed?
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# 3
12-31-2010, 03:16 AM
Please just delete this thread, the devs have said STO is not going free to play so there is no point whatsoever is discussing it.
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# 4
12-31-2010, 03:17 AM
I dont want to see this go F2P.
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# 5
12-31-2010, 03:46 AM
It's spamming.

The Devs clearly said STO won't be going F2P any timne soon.

Please delete all 3 threads.
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# 6
12-31-2010, 03:46 AM
I've always found free to play to be an oxymoron. Believe it or not, the micro-transactions on free to play games usually adds up so quickly that you end up spending more than the usual monthly subscription fee. What I'm saying here is that "free to play" is anything but. In the long run, it's more expensive than subscription based games. Sure, you can "play for free" but doing so results in you gimping yourself so hard that either there's a social stigma attached to you or you get slowed down in your advancement so much it's ridiculous.
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# 7
12-31-2010, 03:47 AM
It doesnt need to go F2P, and hopefully never will, pointless thread but you already knew that when you made it i expect.
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# 8
12-31-2010, 04:05 AM
No game is free to play, as long as someone needs to eat. So a rearrangement of priorities in this fashion comes with numerous minor annoyances for those not interested.

No thank you, I want to play the game without cash shop reminders and needless points for every other odd task. It's a sluggish layer of superfluous material, designed to bring temptation to the pure illusion of a free service, which in reality it is not.

Why not take the direct approach and cut the delusions and circumvention of the truth. No hassles, no fractured shop offers where you have to pay for things that normally should be rolling along nicely, but now ends up in tiny bits and packaged into "services" instead. Disjointed and inferior to the real thing of course. Would rather enjoy the experience of a fluid game which stays the same for all.

There is no free lunch, grab that idea, and the world will be better for it.

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# 9
12-31-2010, 04:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WB952
If STO followed Chapions Online into the world of free-to-play games, what would you like to see? For starts, I think it would be good if when premium players got something, free players get a bit of premium content added to the freeness. Post Here.
Paying members would have to get something the f2p people weren't, otherwise there would be no point in paying.

Exactly what.....dunno. Interesting to think about though.
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# 10
12-31-2010, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sernon
No game is free to play, as long as someone needs to eat. So a rearrangement of priorities in this fashion comes with numerous minor annoyances for those not interested.

No thank you, I want to play the game without cash shop reminders and needless points for every other odd task. It's a sluggish layer of superfluous material, designed to bring temptation to the pure illusion of a free service, which in reality it is not.

Why not take the direct approach and cut the delusions and circumvention of the truth. No hassles, no fractured shop offers where you have to pay for things that normally should be rolling along nicely, but now ends up in tiny bits and packaged into "services" instead. Disjointed and inferior to the real thing of course. Would rather enjoy the experience of a fluid game which stays the same for all.

There is no free lunch, grab that idea, and the world will be better for it.

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Or to quote General Leonard P Ayers

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Leonard P Ayers
It is an immutable economic fact that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
The way Rudyard Kipling wrote it back in the 19th century

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Originally Posted by Rudyard Kipling
It was the institution of the "free lunch" I had struck. You paid for a drink and got as much as you wanted to eat. For something less than a rupee a day a man can feed himself sumptuously in San Francisco, even though he be a bankrupt. Remember this if ever you are stranded in these parts.
In other words, the lunch is free but the drink isn't. This is far closer to the "F2P" game model. The game is free to play. Playing it well is not free.

Another analogy might be modern bars. The salty pretzels and peanuts are free. The drinks to quench your thirst after scarfing down so much salt are quite expensive.

At casinos, the drinks are free. The games are not, and once you're drunk you won't think twice about playing them recklessly.

TANSTAAFL. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
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