Since it's released at the end of this month (also final beta weekend this friday) i was wondering if anyone else was planning on moving to guildwars to try it out and how this may affect DAoC?
Not the only one but you are in the minority Will be grabbing a copy of GuildWars myself, it is the kind of game you can play casually and no monthly subscriptions helps alot too.Zebolt said:So I was the only one who thought the beta was utter crap?
I'd say you are on of the very few, yes. Pretty much everyone I know who tested it, as early as the E3 beta, enjoyed itZebolt said:So I was the only one who thought the beta was utter crap?
Yep, it seems that there will be free small content patches and then every 6 months there will be an expansion pack which I would imagine will retail for £15 or so. Personally I really like this payment method, it means I don't get tied into a game for months at a time but it remains to be seen if this is a viable buisness model for them. The good thing is that you do not need the expansion packs to keep playing, yes you will miss out on new zones and arenas but all the core stuff will still be accessable so you aren't forced to upgrade as such. Of course those heavily into the game will upgrade but I am sure that many casual players will be happy plodding through the basic content, everyone wins.Fana said:Ive heard that it isnt really going to be totally free to play, or well, it will be free to play the basic game, but they will release small expansions in downloadable form, that you will have to pay for if you want to use. Still, this is not a bad thing, and will provide the company with incentive to produce new content.
They get cash flow from the retail sales of the game and it's expansions, now that might not seem like alot but if they get over 200,000 people playing and buying expansions then it might just work. I guess they will give it a year to see if it pays off.boppas said:hmm, will probably try it
What i cant understand is why there are no subs (not complaining ofc!) but surely its gunna cost them for staff/server costs, maintenance etc...where will they get the funds from ...or will GW be a 5 miniute wonder!?
I believe WoW will likely have retail expansions as well for major updates such as the Dark Portal and Northrend etc, while keeping to patches for smaller stuff such as battlegrounds and heroclasses (which were originaly promised for release anyway). CoH is out soon with City of Villains i belive, which is retail isnt it?gervaise said:WoW/CoH/Lineage - monthly fee which includes the expansions (so far anyway in WoW but can't see them changing).
yeah. i doubt blizzard wont try and suck out as mush cash as they possibly can concidered the massive sales they did on the game itself, they will most likly have retail expansionsFana said:I believe WoW will likely have retail expansions as well for major updates such as the Dark Portal and Northrend etc, while keeping to patches for smaller stuff such as battlegrounds and heroclasses (which were originaly promised for release anyway).
yes CoV is a expansion.Fana said:CoH is out soon with City of Villains i belive, which is retail isnt it?
Nevertheless, the old mmorpg companies are sure to feel the sting when someone offers similar services almost free of charge - ofc it remains to be seen if Guildwars will manage acceptable customer support and if the servers will be working most of the time etc ^^