His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I think they only announced that they threw all of Titan in the bin and were starting over. That said, I haven't really been paying close attention.
All in all, I think I'd rather play a game I have to pay $15/month for as I don't really trust F2P games.
Realistically, if you're willing to pay $15 a month, you should just be looking at a F2P game and evaluating whether or not $15 a month would be sufficient for you to enjoy it. If not, don't bother. If so, you're good.
My evaluation point is well below that. And obviously, to enjoy it, it can't be P2W.
But after all their changes, the TOR store is finally to a point I more-or-less find it agreeable. The "pay for rez" probes price is absurd. I'm fine with it conceptually, but you die way too often in TOR to make that price acceptable. But it's also true that, since the game wasn't designed from the ground-up for a RMT store, they're kind of limited with regards to what they can sell for reliable profit.
The LOTRO store, on the other hand, is ridiculously over-monetized. To the point where you essentially need to pay to unlock zones, dungeons, quest chains, etc. That's just annoying
at its core, even if the prices were reasonable (which I don't remember feeling like they were).
I also prefer my F2P games with a sub model option.
I'm most happy with GW2's store. But at the same time, GW2 was a one-time fee, not a pure F2P model. So that was a guaranteed $60 for them.