i was reffering to games like call of duty that have multiplayer lol
I play Battlefield 3 but not Call of Duty, I think they pretty much sit in the same category.
they kind of making extra money from microtransactions.
BF3 is free to play (after you bought the game of course), you need to pay to buy expansion like any other games.
Electronic Arts (EA) have promotion from time to time, to offer players unlockable weapons if they are willing to pay a fee, so the new players could catch up with the more experienced players who might have already unlock better weapons by obtaining a higher rank.
FIFA13, also made by EA, i would consider a MMO as well, in one of the modes called Ultimate Team , you can use real money to purchase in-game currency to get player cards instead of collecting them by playing.
Think about this, these kind of games will have a sequel in a year or two (FIFA12-> FIFA13-> FIFA14 etc) all your in-game purchase will be gone and could not be carried over.
I, not once, but twice quit FFXI, and also quit FFXIV before subscription started. I wouldnt want to pay for the game if Im not playing anymore, however, I certainly would not pay a dime to buy a cow in farmville or a hitler costume in Battlefield Hero; Everyone likes free stuff, but... if paying a monthly fee can keep the game's content worthwhile, im all for it.
Question: was there microtransactions (like buyging gil) in FFXIV? not gilsellers though.