Sword of the New World - Interview @ MMORPG.com
Peter Cesario, the Director of Product Development for K2 Networks, talks to MMORPG.com about the switch to a free-to-play model for Sword of the New World.
They also wanted to make sure that the Item Shop is handled properly, making sure that none of the items in the shop are game-breakers.
"It's not a good idea," he said, "to sell advantages."
With that in mind, I asked him about the way that the game's players have responded to the change. He told me that so far, the player feedback has been fairly positive. That being said though, he also added that it's "hard to please everyone, no matter what you do."
Still, according to Cesario, they didn't run head-long into this decision without discussing it with their players. They ran polls of their player base, and the free-to-play model won "overwhelmingly". Cesario attributes it to K2's previous reputation:
"K2's customers have come to recognize that K2 is Free-to-Play."
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