I have played mainly Lotro for 5 years or so. Tried some other MMO's but returned to good old game... which is being destroyed too by "free to play". This "FTP" is too hard concept to make it work. In the good old times the developers knew that income was predictable. If they made good content they got more monthly paying customers. There was no need for some dirty tricks to get money. Customer could vote by not paying and that was it.
Now the game companies offer you an almost playable game with no actual possibility to enjoy the game without paying a little here and there.
So. I want to pay monthly. I want them to know how much money comes in and have a chance to serve the players in a best way without those moneyseeping tricks that makes nowadays games a waste of time.
And I know that in these times when everything is measured by fast money, the really quality game companies are those who swim against the current.
I want to enjoy the ocean view drinking beer in bathtub with 2 Japanese girls ;(
Apparently it's not, since so many previously-pay games are going f2p (with many of them then saying "and it's saved us!"), along with more games just being made f2p to start with. If it wasn't working, they wouldn't be doing it so much.
Sucks for the people who prefer to pay monthly, but there seemingly aren't enough of those to keep the average MMO afloat.
And yes it would be nice if bags/bank spaces purchase applied to all characters on the same account.
It's quite easy. ftp://ftp.domain.ext
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