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#1 Edited by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

@pandabear: I don't know if this model has been tried before with MMO's, but the only comparison I can think of is Destiny which is kind of an MMO. You just pay for the game and you have all the content in it. But will then have to pay for any expansions that comes after it. A real free 2 play game will not have the upfront fee and will earn it's money with micro transactions often making the best gear pay for only hence the "play to win" saying.

In their live stream today they were very careful never to say "free 2 play". You could look at it as buying a regular game where you pay 60 bucks and get all the content minus future expansions.

#2 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

I think some people are a little confused. It is not free 2 play as you still have to pay $60 USD for the game. There is just not a subscription required (There is still a subscription option called something like ESOplus that gives you the new currency "crowns" every month). You get all the current content and the only things you can buy with microtransactions are "crowns" used for cosmetic only items. No extra powerful armor of weapons can be bought with microtransactions. Also expansions will be available for purchase.

Source: The ESO livestream today where they took questions and clarified the announcement.

I will pick this up for the PS4 for sure.

#3 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

Hi Guys,

I need someone to do the weekly strikes with. Add me if interested. I also have the DLC and have sent friend requests to both og you.

PSN: MichaelNyboeBach

Cheers!

#4 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

Never played Day Of The Tentacles but always wanted too. Definitely on my watch list. I didn't know that there was a version with real speech, that ads to the awesomeness!

#5 Edited by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

Very helpful, was just looking for quarries! Thanks!

#6 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

I feel bad for the other developers on the team. But the guy is an adult and should act as such. Good to see threats like that having consequences. If you are not able to control your outbursts maybe you should not use instant media such as Twitter.

#7 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

I don't hang out on social media so much so most of this GamerGate business has gone over my head (and luckily so it seems!). I think that most people just want to play video game and hearing about video games from their favorite games people (I don't write journalists because I think especially the GB crew has evolved beyond that). The instigators might be another case of the loud minority. A minority that has so many personal and psycological problems they can not solve that they use the anonymity of the internet to lash out at others to blow off steam. Threats should be taken seriously, and the people who spend their time being horrible on the internet should be pitied and ignored. Hopefully they will get some help some day and stop being horrible.

I consider myself a gamer and GB duder and am sad if the GB crew think of us as a collective rather than individuals. There are plenty of people like my self that does not write in that much and just enjoy games and the people who talk about them.

Much love to the GB crew, keep on doing what you are doing. Hopefully someday the anonymity of the internet will fade away and people will be held accountable for what they do.

#8 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

Great info, I was looking for something like this. Thanks!

#9 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

@sterling: Good point... also just because it is in the lore doesn't mean you will be able to go there... I hope all of those places will be available tough. It does sound like Bungie is planning for the long haul, so for sure more places will come. I am having fun so far, strikes, crusible and public events are my favorite so far.

#10 Posted by MichaelBach (896 posts) -

@james_hayward: Oh, that it pretty interesting!

Thank you for all the answers guys, much appreciated!