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Could this be the end of TESO
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jan 01, 2015 8:29:12 AM - Report post

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In my usual trolling of the FB. I came accross this little articale posted by PC Gamer about TESO n the dreeded Free to play or F2P Rumors. So here it is in all its glory.

originally posted by Ian Dransfield

The Elder Scrolls Online removes six-month subs; F2P rumours abound

You can no longer subscribe to the Elder Scrolls Online for longer than 90 days, as Bethesda has - without mention - removed the six-month option from its site.

As noticed by... well, those who play the game, the only subscription selections available on the MMO are now either 30 or 90-day options.

On the French forums this was all explained away by a moderator as being a simple case of people preferring the shorter subs. But that's not a theory that's holding water with a vocal section of the community.

See, other games have removed longer subscription options just before making the leap to free-to-play. It makes sense, as otherwise you're going to have a lot of long-term subscribers annoyed by a big change.

With the Elder Scrolls Online not exactly setting the world of MMOs alight, it might seem a sensible course of action to remove the paywall and encourage any and all to get involved.

Would losing the subscription model help the good-but-not-great MMO? Who knows. But it's certainly not out of the question for a big release to entirely change its business model shortly after launching.

And it works out okay, sometimes.

Anyway, in lieu of actual information from Bethesda we can just look forward to January's release of update 6, with its Champion and Justice Systems.

It came from here -> Link

DABhand  posted on Jan 01, 2015 8:52:06 AM - Report post

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PC Gamer, never trust those guys with anything they report on, it is mostly rubbish.

Especially when their MMO guilds are full of elitist jerks. And unfortunately every damn MMO I play, I end up on the same server as them.

Even if they go F2P there will be a subscription service also, so doesn't matter if there is 12 month or not.

PC Gamer is usually wrong is the main point.

Skaldond  posted on Jan 01, 2015 8:59:11 AM - Report post

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well pc gamer is at least 15% more reliable then IGN
LordVenator  posted on Jan 01, 2015 9:07:17 AM - Report post

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Why would this be "the end"? As far as I know, if they make a smart F2P model it could actually be a start rather than an end. Their problem, much like SWTOR's, was launching with subs. You either launch with buy2play (GW2) or full free2play. Forget subs, only the MMO titans such as EVE Online and World of Warcraft can pull it off because they have absolutely massive playerbases who are not willing to just throw away what they accomplished throughout the years and play another sub based MMO that has 10% of content compared to where they just came from.


Mint Imperials say hi.

DABhand  posted on Jan 01, 2015 5:29:46 PM - Report post

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Damn Mint Imperials on SWTOR lol
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