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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Thels » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:56 am

That's not an exact figure, as a decent portion of the market doesn't go by subscription (Some (or all?) of the Asian market).

But yeah, with 7.7 million subscribers, that's a lot of guaranteed income. It will be pretty hard to attract so many new players who will invest so massively into the shop.

Of course they're considering their options, but I don't see them flipping the switch until the playerbase drops way lower than it currently is. Under 2 million at least, if not lower.
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Postby Worldie » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:00 am

Asian market is still by subscription, just they pay per hour rather than per month as far as I know.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Thels » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:11 am

Pay per hour is not exactly a subscription, is it? If it is, then my English is failing on me again.

Either way, since they pay by hour and not as a fixed monthly fee, the end results will vary somewhat. It's not going to make a major difference, though.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Teranoid » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:06 am

I wonder if there be a premium option that allows me to be segregated from the inevitable influx of braindead idiots that will plague this game if it happens.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Lieris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:32 am

Worldie wrote:Remember that taking off the subscription is going to take off 7kk+13€ per month = 91 million euros per month of income.

That's not a small amount, and it has to come from something else. Losing 91 millions per month would mean having to dramatically reduce the people that work on WoW.


They are not making 91m a month on subscription money.

[insert explanation of Asian "subscription" models here and a note that buying any kind of game time whether it's one month, the full three months or just one hour in a given quarter counts as being a WoW subscriber]
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Lieris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:34 am

Teranoid wrote:I wonder if there be a premium option that allows me to be segregated from the inevitable influx of braindead idiots that will plague this game if it happens.


I don't think the subscription system has been insulating you from that. :p That ship sailed some time ago.
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Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:42 am

Teranoid wrote:I wonder if there be a premium option that allows me to be segregated from the inevitable influx of braindead idiots that will plague this game if it happens.


It's called leaving general chat and only doing things with your guild.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Worldie » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:07 am

Sadly if you have an actually active game life, you can't pester the guild everytime you want to do a 5 men or LFR :P
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby cdan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:16 am

I am looking forward to wielding the Sacred Coca Cola Can Mace of Menacing Vengeance that I bought from the Blizzard shop. Will go well with the red and white stripes on my Colgate Whitening Gel Shield of Tartar Protection.

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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Flex » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:18 am

Lieris wrote:[insert explanation of Asian "subscription" models here and a note that buying any kind of game time whether it's one month, the full three months or just one hour in a given quarter counts as being a WoW subscriber]


They also need to have been logged in to the game within 30 days of the reporting date.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Flex » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:21 am

From the recent dev interviews

The team size has increased 40% and another 40% increase is planned, which will hopefully allow for a new content patch every month, a new raid tier every three to five months, and an annual expansion.


That is the perfect system for a "Buy To Play" model. $50 base game and expansion cost, $5/$10 small content patches, $10/$20 raid content ones.

Combine that with the new in game store and you can unlock it any time you want from within the game.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Paxen » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:41 pm

I'd love it if WoW went Buy to Play.

Pay for content, not random bonuses and cosmetic stuff.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Worldie » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:01 pm

Problem is, at that point people would start demanding to be able to complete the content they paid for.

I pay for MoP? Then I want to clear full hc even if I can't press 2 buttons.

Remember that the huge majority of the player base if composed by lazy bads.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Paxen » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:09 pm

I've noticed no such thing in the Secret World, at least. People are proud that Nightmare 5-mans are actually hard.

Granted, the game is way less faceroll-friendly from the start.
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Re: Tom Chilton says Blizzard is considering a F2P model for

Postby Arnock » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:55 pm

Not so sure that players will demand to complete ALL content.

Most games have an easy/normal/hard/insane type modes, and now Wow has gone that way with LFR/flex/normal/heroic.

Prettymuch any average faceroller can see all of the content, just not at the highest difficulty model.
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