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Debate - Free versus cheap

Discussion in 'MMO Debates' started by Webber, Feb 10, 2012.

Who makes the best arguement?

  1. Webber

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  2. Aaddron

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  3. Lions

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  1. Webber

    Webber Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    This will be a multiperson debate :D. I will let Ogre start a poll later if he wants to. This debate is open to all ogres!

    Which would rather play? A game that is free but restricted or a cheap game that gives you complete access.
     
  2. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    Cheap with full access, free but restricted games can be fun but they can be annoying too, nothing is worse than running into "buy now" screens everywhere you go :( I understand they have to eat too but when the free restricted version is the only version aside from all the upgrade packs... it kinda sucks.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Thanks for starting the debate, Webber:). I can start a poll now about the issue if you want, but that would not allow us to determine a debate champion. We could just wait until several people have weighed in and then have their names in the poll:). .
     
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    Lions Clubbed for Drama

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    I would absolutely take cheap over free, assuming the free means restricted access. As has already been stated, "Buy Now" screens are incredibly annoying and frustrating, plus they take you out of the experience a little. You never really see them in other game types. Imagine in Skyrim every other city you went to visit gave you that screen. Seems silly right? Yet in a game like Dragon Quest this is essentially the case.
     
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    Drama Clubbed with The Big Club

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    Hm.

    Well in my case:

    Cheap if it is a one time payment/buy it now.

    Cheap if it is like 1-5$ recurring monthly payment.

    Free if there are consistent updates to the free area of the game (if there is a p2p area)
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Cheap ($5 monthly) was good for the Realm Online back in the day because there was nothing else to pay:).
     
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    free. if it needs my money ill grab a ugc from here or buy when i can.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Should we add the poll now?
     
  9. Crownknight

    Crownknight You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward? Royal Ogre

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    What does Guild Wars 2 qualify as? It will be cheap because it will be free to play once you buy it.
     
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    I'll go for free but limited access because it gives us a chance to try the game. If we like it, then we can pay for the whole access. If we don't like it, we saved money from being wasted.

    Unlike if it's cheap, we have to pay first before actually trying the game. As such, if we don't like it, we still wasted some money.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Does anybody else want to enter this debate before we start the poll?
     
  12. Webber

    Webber Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    Start the poll when you can, Ogre.

    I will enter too on the side of cheap with full access. I always prefer to access to everything rather than be limited because I don't want to pay.
     
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    Joker Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    I prefer free because I have access to more games:p.
     
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    Free is always the best! Why pay when you don't have to.
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Going to allow for a few more days before starting the poll:).
     
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    Ok, poll started. Continue the debate:).
     
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    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    Hmmm, is this format going to work or should we stick with one-on-one debates?
     
  18. Aaddron

    Aaddron Moderator Staff Member GameOgre Moderator

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    One-on-one for the title but group debates should still be allowed, imo.
     
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    Hmmm, that sounds reasonable:).
     
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    Any more votes or arguments in this debate?
     

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