RPGWatch Forums - View Single Post - Those P2P Switch To F2P MMOs
View Single Post


March 28th, 2012, 22:43
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I'm playing DDO since last October, and you can get through it without paying something imho quite good.
But, however, there are many additional "adventure packs" - some worthwhile, others less - that you can buy for those "Turbine Points" (Turbine is the developer), which you can buy in shops or online, so at one point I decided to "pay them back" for the fun they gave me by playing their game so that I have bought such a "Points Card" twice now.

And this is - in its essence - their business model - apart from the "VIP" thing, which is nothing but subscribing, as far as I have understood it.

By buying those "Points" (meta-currency), you become a middle thing between F2P and VIP : It's called "Premium", and it has a few more positive sides than just F2P, although not that many. For example you can have more characters per server (Premium : 4, F2P : 2).

I assume that other F2P games have similar business models.
So you started to run out of content and the "adventure pack" is like a DLC?
CountChocula is offline


CountChocula's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch


Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chocovania
Posts: 1,477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)