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TESO Imight go P2P


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It's said that The Elder Scrolls online will start the game with monthly memberships and then turn into Buy and play. Anyone have any Ideas? I feel like it really start off as a P2P, they have a lot of followers and it may be a smart decision. Plenty of people will buy the game and pay for 1 month just to try it out. Or some will play trial games from friends and if people start buying then the company makes money from that and also the membership. So even if you don't want to play anymore the game is already purchased. But I HOPE that this game won't fail. If it's not P2P they will get huge sales right from the start and they'll have to go through expansions.


http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/the-...z2CQMT8YOJ


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If I got an Septim each time a consultant or an analyst claims something, I'd be a rich, rich man.

Its too early to say. But the fact that you are required to purchase at least an boxed copy of the game is already in horizon. Their current model is far from supporting free-to-play systems.

Paying a monthly fee? That I do not yet know. The largest question mark will be the financial costs of the megaserver, whether its considerably more cost-efficient to regular cluster-server options, or more expensive. The costs of such server will be the ultimate factor whether we'll have to pay a monthly fee or not.


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Old news (since May 8th), we just need a confirmation from TESO than other sites as "rumors".


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(November 17th 2012 02:00 AM)Xoo Wrote:  Old news (since May 8th), we just need a confirmation from TESO than other sites as "rumors".

I'm asking what people THINK of it. Obviously we all knew this was gonna happen sometimes. Likewise, just commenting on a post and saying if you like it or not is considered being a contributor. It's pretty analytical.


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Everyone has their own opinions, and i just made one post :)


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close this please, we got 3 topics about that already.
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WoW might be a shitty MMO, but it's the most profitable MMO of all time, hands freken down. At their peak, WoW had over 12 million players... Just to give perspective, that's $180,000,000 a MONTH, JUST in subscription fees. That doesn't include all the profit from initial sales/expansions... The game only cost $100,000,000 to make at launch, so literally, they were making over 1.8x what it cost to make the game, every single MONTH... And again, that doesn't even include the cost to buy the game or expansions, which, alone would've outweighed the costs and still made the game a huge success... So does the P2P model work long-term? Or does one always have to switch to B2P down the road?
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(November 17th 2012 02:57 AM)Liger Wrote:  I'm asking what people THINK of it. Obviously we all knew this was gonna happen sometimes. Likewise, just commenting on a post and saying if you like it or not is considered being a contributor. It's pretty analytical.

Just check official forums, you will see so many opinions on the topic that its gonna make you vomit. Its very popular subject


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Please use the following thread for any further discussions:
http://www.tesof.com/topic-free-to-play-...ay-to-play

Alternatively, leave comments on Zarxces videocast about this topic. You can find his article here:
http://www.tesof.com/topic-elder-scrolls...by-zarxces


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