The Play-To-Play wiki last edited by GozerTC on 12/04/13 06:07PM View full history

Play-to-Play is a variation of the tried and true Pay-to-Play business model that allows players to earn more subscription time by performing actions in game. Unlike the Free-to-Play model, play-to-play games are subscription based, meaning if you don't earn the extra time in game you can no longer play the game.

Currently the only games using the Play-to-Play model are EVE Online and EverQuest II (which added the option in late 2011). EVE's PLEXand EverQuest's Krono items allows players to use in game money to purchase 1 month subscriptions to the game. The PLEX/Krono items first have to be bought for real money, but can then be sold within the game's marketplace to other users using the in-game currency, meaning there has to be a group of people paying real money for the items in order for there to be any available in the in-game market, which also keeps the prices quite high, but within reach of active players.

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