I admit my mistake and must correct myself. GW2 is really great game, full of big and small jewels of any kind. Of course also problems, but very rare. And their teams are reacting very fast to problems. Once I have been receiving 4, 5 gold spams in ingame mailbox of my alts, bots everywhere ... in last month I have received only 1 gold spamming message to one of my 8 alts.
It is one of those games that would deserve to have sub and would gladly pay. So far my list goes: wow/swtor, gw2. Rift is no longer on my list unfortunately. Not sure why, but I was no longer enjoying it. Left original version because of quest hubs infested by invasions over and over. no players around to close rift, all become cataclysmic. Some times I was unable to play for entire week because when returning from job and had 1 hour of gameplay all quest givers were dead as soon myself upon logging in. Now I left expansion because of silly idea of theirs to give normal lv. 50 mobs in new world around 26000 hp, while ELITES lv. 50 in old world had much less! Normal lv. 50 in old world around 7000-8000. Wondering nobody is complaining anwhere about this. I was terribly disappointed spending eternity killing silly mobs.
I would just like to correct you about TOR. It did not crash or burn on its own, mainly because of hate community. Not even toward wow such hathred was generated in such short time. Many (know 4, 5) did not even start because of so much negativity from flamers. I'm just glad buy it and discovered best game ever. On top with wow, my 3rd is currently Gw2, Rift was once but does not appeal me any more, left after a week. Hoping for TESO and hoping this time sickos does not destroy game before is even released.
About TESO or any sub based game would just like to add .... there is not F2P. None, does not exists. Sooner or later there is price to be payed. Despite F2P (in true sense what should mean, free to play) does not exists, is still worst plague ever hit gaming industry. Is kind'a free to watch movies and alike. Attracts cheap people like flyes are attracted to sh...
I will never ever (again) play game that is advertised as F2P. Have no problem if have sub option. Fact is if game is good and I like to play, have no problem with paying for quality. If it is not good will not play, sub or not sub.
Exactly this I wanted to say. English is of course not my natural language, so maybe I'm not using at all times right words. :-) And this is true for any game. F2P for great majority is just meant as eating every day few times good food for free.
You completely missed the point. That proper business model of yours would work in normal world. But here we deal mainly with people that are satisfied to stand and eat with bare hands ... just not to spend money, because usually they need that for "better" use, drinks, cigarettes, ... etc. This is problem with so called "free games". You would broke pretty fast with restaurant with yours. I prefer sub so I can select my table, chair, take any food from big selection.
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