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Gajoleus
Gallente
Solar Imperium
Posted - 2011.06.21 12:37:00 - [1]
 

Is eve going to be free to play like LOTR or other F2P games, as I see they are bringing in micro transactions like other F2P MMO's, so I am confused, micro transactions and subscription, what is going on. Do I now need to pay for eve mon, because they are will charge for third party API, I am confused. Is this greed or CCP is trying solo to put Island economy back on track.

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Patient 2428190
DEGRREE'Fo'FREE Internet Business School
Posted - 2011.06.21 12:45:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Gajoleus
Is eve going to be free to play like LOTR or other F2P games, as I see they are bringing in micro transactions like other F2P MMO's, so I am confused, micro transactions and subscription, what is going on.


Subscriptions stay. Micro transaction are also coming, right now as "vanity" items, and progressively going to include more and more things.

My speculation: Anything CCP can code successfully will become an MT item. Plex for neural remap will return, skillpoint respecs as well.

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Do I now need to pay for eve mon, because they are will charge for third party API, I am confused. Is this greed or CCP is trying solo to put Island economy back on track.


No, the makers and distributors of the software have to pay for the right to use the API. If they chose to charge you, that's their choice.

Of course, subject to change. God knows what the CCP legal team is cooking up right now.

Madcow
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.21 12:50:00 - [3]
 

Really why are people saying microtransactions this is the cheapest version around as pay shop you can buy plex ingame all the items are from the plex aura. You dont have to spend anything to get the new items at most you have to wait till someone else puts it on the market.

Or you have game like wow what sells it for money where you can get mounts and other stuff.

Riley Moore
Sentinum Research
Posted - 2011.06.21 12:51:00 - [4]
 



If eve ever went free to play I'm opening 50 accounts! I'm sure I can find uses for every character!

Lost Greybeard
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.21 12:53:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Riley Moore


If eve ever went free to play I'm opening 50 accounts! I'm sure I can find uses for every character!


Yeah, this is why they're not gonna do that. The primary thing they sell as an in-game advantage is the multiple accounts.

Aderata Nonkin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:07:00 - [6]
 

Contract me all your ISK and valuable stuff and I'll make sure you won't have to worry about these things ever again. YARRRR!!

DeODokktor
Caldari
Dark Templars
The Fonz Presidium
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:09:00 - [7]
 

I dont think EveMon is a for-profit product, as such they will not need to pay the API fee.

NeoDemon
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:11:00 - [8]
 

From the player's perespective Eve is already free to play with only restriction on free accounts is a monthly deduction of ~350m isk from the wallet (PLEX price). "Premium" accounts does not have this restriction.

From CCP's perespecive all accounts are paid by someone but why should players care about that?

Ineka
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:17:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Patient 2428190
Subscriptions stay. Micro transaction are also coming, right now as "vanity" items, and progressively going to include more and more things.


Plex IS micro transaction, call it has you wish has you like to not get your but hurt but IT'S micro transaction since you use real cash to get IG stuff no matter what it is.

Now if you really want to start creating new definitions of "micro transaction" go ahead.

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My speculation: Anything CCP can code successfully will become an MT item. Plex for neural remap will return, skillpoint respecs as well.

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Do I now need to pay for eve mon, because they are will charge for third party API, I am confused. Is this greed or CCP is trying solo to put Island economy back on track.


No, the makers and distributors of the software have to pay for the right to use the API. If they chose to charge you, that's their choice.

Of course, subject to change. God knows what the CCP legal team is cooking up right now.


The day come where you create your own company and product to loose your profit or personal money you call me k?
They are being very careful in what they introduce has IG stuff for RL cash, they could get a lot more $$ and put their teams working in another new game to make more money.

When it comes to business, and I'm talking about real business, I wouldn't have a problem by making every thing possible to buy with plex because your blah blah doesn't feed no ones kid's k?

Vice Admiral Spreadsheet
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:22:00 - [10]
 

Free to play EVE?
1. Make 20 accounts
2. Run 20 clients
3. Roam

It gets even better when a blob of 1000 becomes 20 times larger!

Aderata Nonkin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:29:00 - [11]
 

It's flawed and outright stupid to think that just because they're introducing more MT the game will become F2P.

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:30:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Patient 2428190


No, the makers and distributors of the software have to pay for the right to use the API. If they chose to charge you, that's their choice.



For your own sake, please learn basic reading skills. CCP quite clearly and plainly stated that no matter what shape the final iteration of their licensing takes, any developer that doesn't charge for their APP will NOT be required to pay for their license, they will be offered a free one.

Now please, please, just quit this game. It is clear from your whining little posts that you hate CCP and this game and have no clue what is actually going on anymore, if you ever did.

Gajoleus
Gallente
Solar Imperium
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:42:00 - [13]
 

My point is that LOTR play base spiked. For example in eve there is skill restriction that is now usles, for example you can't train carrier skill on trial account. That restriction is pointles, because in this reality without help from CCP or Lulz guys you cant train that much SP in 14 - 21 days. So if you have F2P component where you restric not regions like LOTR but skills.

Kaldirov
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:43:00 - [14]
 

a) Join wh-corp.
b) Get rich fast.
c) Buy PLEX w ISK
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It's now free to play

Gajoleus
Gallente
Solar Imperium
Posted - 2011.06.21 13:46:00 - [15]
 

I have 7 more months of subscription on bouth accounts from plexes. That is not my point.


 

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