I guess I'm the only one who played this game, EVER, cuz its been free for a long time. Last year I quit WOW and was looking for another drug, i tried EVE and LOTR...i choose EVE even though its not free, but LOTR was free to play then.
complete free to play or still have to buy the game... def getting if the former probably if the latter. i have played it on friends accounts it just wasn't worth leaving WoW for, and i couldn't justify 2 mmo payments a month
I still prefer paying for the game and paying a monthly fee. less time is wasted on making cool items for the item store for the game to make income. That time can be spent on the game, fixing bugs adding content etc.
Not to mention no one has stated that you need to buy quest packs for lvl 10+. the way LOTRO is going this is you can buy points for the quests or do deeds ingame that give 5-10 points each. The quest packs start at 600-750 points for quests. so if u truly want to play for free expect hour upon hours grinding on mobs that dont give you exp and doing other tasks before you can afford to buy that quest pack to move on.
In the end its probity cheaper and faster to level to just pay for a VIP account its $9.99 a month and allows you to play LOTRO like it was before F2P and gives you 500 points a month to use in the item store.
Will be interested to try it out. I like this model better. For those that can't play very much, they at least temporarily inhabit more space to make the world not seem as empty. For those that get into it, they can pay for the full features.
For me, I hated having to buy a MMO game with the first month being free. That's $60 - if you don't like it after a month, it's not like you can sell it and get some money back, and you can't play just a little every month. It's always been play as long as possible for the first month, then realize how bright the sun is outside after you're done.
The only thing interesting about this free to play stuff is that is may become the "rule" for MMO games to follow if they want to be competitive in the market. All top notch MMO games now cost the same per month (14.99), hopefully this move by Turbine will help force this model onto other companies. Free to play Star Wars: The Old Republic for the win
[citation][nom]wikiwikiwhat[/nom]EVE needs to go free. I'd play it then. I'm soo waiting for SW:TOR to come out.[/citation]
Umm technically speaking it can be free to play. It takes a bit but once you have enough isk you can buy plex off of contracts for 250/300mil and about 400/450mil during the summer at first that might seem like a pipe dream but after you get your first billion you can start investing your isk and then 300mil or so a month doesn't seem that bad. If you get help I think you can make that much in about 4-6 months if you save up and don't waste isk like I did.
The community will suffer for it. Lotro had one of the best online communities of all mmo's. Free to play means nothing but aholes ruining the game. It really is to bad that this happened to a great game.