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Free Memberships?

Discussion in 'MMORPG' started by ogreman, May 29, 2009.

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    ogreman

    ogreman Ogre In Charge Staff Member GameOgre Admin

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    This will be a debate on whether free memberships are worth playing in MMORPGs when the games also have premium accounts. If you want to debate this issue, state which side you are for and then make your case.
     
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    i think free memberships would be brilliant for games like runescape wow and much more!.
     
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    Actually, free memberships in runescape are brilliant.

    A free membership on most games just another word for a trial without a time limit. Your not going to get much out of it, and therefore it's not worth playing.

    However there are exceptions, for example look at runescape. It's free membership is very good. You can do a lot, make friends, train skills and such. Of course such games are worth playing, providing you can have fun any game is worth playing.
     
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    Webber Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    Free memberships are usually not worth playing because the pay membership has all the goodies:p.
     
  5. awesomedrako

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    For Runescape, and I HAVE played Runescape before, for quite a long time on a FREE account, but trust me, it's boring. You have to pay to get all the good stuff. Free Runescape is just 10 quests, and a LOT of grinding, and if you want to make friends, you're better off playing another game, or better yet, going out.

    I don't know about other games however
     
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    Yeh thats the same as Superstar racing you can buy the good stuff only if you get a vip membership and you have to pay for that.And to get the good parts for the cars you need a vip membership and to go past the novice level you need a vip membership!!! 1 month = £4.95 1 year=£30
     
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    ScareCrow Not just a Scared Crow The Pit

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    As a matter of fact there are 17 free runescape quests
     
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    Well it all depends on how they set up the game. Am I extremely limited on where I can go? Is there no limit? I understand they hold content back for the free gamers but sometimes it's just too much.
     
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    Yeh thats true...
     
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    Rebirth Professional Kimchi Eater The Pit

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    Can anyone explain what exactly grinding is?
     
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    Grinding is doing something repeatedly for EXP or gold.
     
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    grinding= kill anything and everything in your path for xp, skill point's, gold, item's nonstop, no quest's no pvp, just all out dull slaying.
     
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    A game that is just grinding is not worth playing whether free or not.
     
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    I think all people should be subscribers, to cut the hipocrisis.
     
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    count me in, wherever side.. lol
     
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    I like to playing games but i have to think how much it cost.. I'll go to P2P games because the monthly expenses is fixed unlike free free to play game, yes it's free to play but you have to buy some premium items for you to get rare items or items that you need inside the game. Sometimes you didn't realize that you expenses is become bigger 'coz you didn't noticed how much you spent on that game.. If you can spend more money for MMOs why not.. Just play and enjoy.. But for me I have to think first if that game is suitable for my budget ^^ so that I can enjoy my self in real world not just in cyber world only... For the Dude asking what is grinding? I can answer that question.. Grinding is the term that players normally use inside the game.. Other term is Farming.. Players just killing mobs to get some items and selling those items to market and in some games you can get gold on mobs. I don't know if we can use grinding if you are doing your quest but mostly it is farming for gold.. Note: Do not farm or grind if you are BOT.. because if so, you are working for power leveling..
     
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    I don't think a game should be considered "free" unless it is completely (100%) free.

    I think we should have 3 categories: "completely free"; "limited free" when you can play some quests: and, "you must pay for this game".

    Only in the "completely free" games will all players be equal on or off the battlefield. The other 2 categories will always have someone more able to put a lot of money each month into a game in order to increase their stats or power. PvP duels can't be fair.

    Some games feature "rare" items and then bring them back a year or so later for members to buy. That isn't fair, at all.
     
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    yes , i agree , runescape free!!!!lol haha if that happend it would be great
     
  19. awesomedrako

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    It depends on whether the free account is worth it or not, for example, the Runescape free account is not worth it, because it is HUGELY limited, and playing on the free runescape account needs a LOT more grinding than the member account. However, a game like the Artix Entertainment games are worth the free accounts, because the free accounts still contain similar gameplay experiences to the premium accounts, just that the premium accounts have slightly more features.
     
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    Eviran New Member The Pit

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    Games have to make money period. Any game that is "completely free" will not last very long unless it has a crapload of donations.
     
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