I was discussing MMO business models with some friends this week, and one of them commented that buy-to-play is the best thing ever. I boggled at that because in my experience, buy-to-play is the same silly F2P song and dance that nickels and dimes you for every little in-game thing, only with an added client fee up front.
Which sounds fantastic if you’re a game dev! As a player, it sounds like I’m getting even less for my money.
What about you, MOP readers? Are you drinking the B2P kool-aid? Or do you prefer a different business model? Vote after the cut!
Leaderboard: Do you like the buy-to-play model?
- Yes (84%, 572 Votes)
- No (16%, 111 Votes)
Total Voters: 683