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Making you not concerned with the other person's expenditures on the game would actually be novel for physical card games, too.

How Hearthstone challenges mobile free-to-play assumptions

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Hearthstone is a successful title on phones and tablets. It's successful all around. And yet if you look within the field of mobile...
Money

Leaderboard: Do you like the buy-to-play model?

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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...
Take the high road in the high tower.

Crowfall’s store is (partly) up and running

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You have not played enough of Crowfall to form an opinion on how it plays. You haven't. It isn't playable yet. But that...
Ultimate pens.

The Daily Grind: What MMO has benefited the most from free-to-play?

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Back in the day, it used to be a running joke among the staff about which game would go free-to-play next. We don't make...
That old saw.

Eternal Crusade updates players on design goals and founder packs

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The melee combat in Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has gone through several revisions, and it's going to go through several more. The...
We've got data. Lots of data. So much data. Information high.

Skyforge developers explain monetization and power

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You can argue all you want over the definition of pay-to-win, but no one really likes the idea of a free-to-play game in which...
No top guns here.

Star Citizen opens up concept purchases for the Aegis Vanguard

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Have you managed to make enemies in Star Citizen? Even though the full game is not actually available, do you have people who...

Final Fantasy XIV won’t be going F2P any time soon

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Would you love to play Final Fantasy XIV if only it didn't cost per month? According to a new interview with producer
Big space roundy bit.

The Daily Grind: Are you prompt about unsubscribing from MMOs?

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I am going to make a confession: I am terrible about remembering to unsubscribe from games I am no longer playing. Guild Wars...
Make My MMO

Make My MMO: February 28, 2015

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This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Crowfall basically blotted out the sun. The "throne war simulator" surpassed its $800,000 goal in a couple...
This is not that lightsaber, but I care so little I'm not hunting down a picture.

SWTOR’s Choose Your Path promo rewards subbers

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Want one of those butt-ugly lightsabers with a black core? You can get one as part of the new Choose Your Path promotion...
Yes, yes it is.

EverQuest Next may not be F2P

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SOE Daybreak has been all about "F2P your way" for a couple of years now, but comments by EverQuest Next senior producer

Make My MMO: February 21, 2015

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Welcome back to Make My MMO, a recurring column from Massively-that-was which covers crowdsourced MMOs of both the fully funded and the not-so-much...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

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The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

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