A diminished economy means that companies have look for ways to decrease production costs. For MMOG fans, that spells smaller worlds at launch with less variety. Drawing from his experience with both F2P and P2P games, Danny "Ralsu" Gourley considers the ups and downs of expansive virtual worlds:
P2P gamers often stick with one game for longer periods than do F2P gamers, making a lot of real estate to explore a real boon. Larger worlds also spread out content to give smoother transitions between areas with encounters for different level ranges.
Follow the rest of Ralsu's exploration as he tries to answer the age old question "Is Bigger Really Better?" in this week's Top Ten Free-to-Play Games.