Darkfall developers considering freemium model

    
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While my definitions were legally accurate...

When Darkfall opened up its doors to community discussion, one of the major points mentioned by the developers was that free-to-play was completely off of the table. The developers are now discussing the possibility of a free-to-play shift. The difference, as the post explains, is that free-to-play means there are no optional subscription models, but an optional free playstyle makes for a freemium game model.

Depending on your level of interest in the fine details of MMO business model terminology, you’re either nodding enthusiastically, rolling your eyes, or just whispering “what?” at your monitor.

The practical upshot of all of this is that the developers are actively exploring a free-to-play model with optional subscriptions, which is far from the impression given when it was said that free-to-play was completely off of the table. The major impediment to this is apparently working out backend settings for account, so players should keep their eyes peeled for further developments.

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ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

Ironwu It was badly designed pvp gameplay

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Too late

DaemonHardrod
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DaemonHardrod

Damonvile I think they tried that when they wiped DF 1 and then expected everyone who lost their account(s) to buy DFUW.

rogerstim37
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rogerstim37

Muspel Is there something about bewaring Greeks baring gifts .

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

So basically, if you don’t subscribe, you’re only there to feed kills to the subscribers?

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

mrnastybutler  It was #HARDCORE before #HARDCORE was cool.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Muspel  Well it was founded by Scandinavians. They moved to Greece in part due to considerable European government subsidies.

Ironwu
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Ironwu

To late, but try anyway.
It was never about the sub cost.  It has always been about the FFA PvP gameplay.
There are just not that many folks into that sort of thing as ‘entertainment’.

rafaelmizar
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rafaelmizar

Played this game for a month some time ago and while it had (IMO) cool systems like the overal leveling and the crafting the lack of polish and overall rough combat put me away. Beetwen paying subscription time to EvE or playing Darkfall free I prefer the former since (again, IMO) it’s a better polished game. Removing the sub fee worked to me go and play ESO (love it also) but will not work in this case.