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P2P or B2P?

  1. P2P (76 votes [36.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.54%

  2. B2P (132 votes [63.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.46%

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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Use this thread to discuss possible payment options for B&S in NA/EU and other regions. Please adhere to the forum rules and report any bad posts.

For those not familiar with the usual payment options:
p2p -> pay 2 play : Usually involves a monthly fee;
b2p -> buy 2 play : Usually just buying the game covers the whole money spending part. Big updates might come as expansions that are required to be bought to be able to experience that content;
f2p -> free 2 play : Free to play, just need to download the game from the site, though some features and items are usually only made available through a premium shop that uses real money as a currency.

Note: No payment information for NA/EU has been disclosed
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 12:19 PM

I am personally fine with B2P or P2P. If it's P2P in NA/EU hope it's like $12 a month like International Ragnarok Online was =P, I played it for 5 years haha.
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 12:39 PM

i hope they release collectible time cards
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Nothing has been said but I think it'll stay to what it has been with other NCsoft releases, P2P. I only see them going Bp2 or F2P is when subscriptions are going down drastically, that's when they'll focus more on cash shops. One of the reasons i hate b2p or f2p is they tend to focus on RTM heavily which in the long run breaks balance.
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 1:01 PM

hope they go for P2P, that way they can pay the team to make more content :)
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 1:06 PM

As long as we have Visa Master card ,we can do everything!
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Posted Jun 10, 2012 - 1:18 PM

I prefer B2P because i don't need to pay all the time and if it's anything else then there's little chance that i will play the game for a long time, unfortunately. Well, it's not as if i have as much money to spend as i want :cold:
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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 10:21 AM

I am fine with everything well structured as log as it is NOT P2W!!!

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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 2:19 PM

What Basti said.
They can do whatever suits their business best, so long as it doesn't involve P2W (Pay to win) as some other MMOG do.

I personally feel the best route is P2P with vanity shop.
But if they do this route, they should follow EME example with TERA and allow a full year subscription with discounts (IE You only pay roughtly 8 USD a month for TERA when you do a full year subscription; but you pay nearly 15 USD when you pay on a month by month basis).
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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 5:03 PM

View Post回し蹴り ★, on Jun 11, 2012 - 2:19 PM, said:

What Basti said.
They can do whatever suits their business best, so long as it doesn't involve P2W (Pay to win) as some other MMOG do.

I personally feel the best route is P2P with vanity shop.
But if they do this route, they should follow EME example with TERA and allow a full year subscription with discounts (IE You only pay roughtly 8 USD a month for TERA when you do a full year subscription; but you pay nearly 15 USD when you pay on a month by month basis).

Well that's how Aion was.

Don't care what they do I'll pay what it's worth to me and no more.

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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 7:24 PM

What basti said.

But i think P2P would suit the game better so they don't have to fully relay on the cash shop
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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 8:51 PM

P2P have cashshop these days so it doesn't even matter anymore.
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Posted Jun 11, 2012 - 9:27 PM

OK, let's think!

If this game was going to be released 3 years ago, I will sure said that it will be a P2P.

But now I don't really know.

Because 3 years ago, the Innova lauched L2.ru with F2P. Since then, while the international (US and European) servers were shrinking, the L2.ru was growing.

The diference has became to big, that the NCSoft was ceded their European servers to innova and started the Truly Free plan for US servers, to avoid the player migration to the european servers and to try revive the L2.

This was a sucessful! The players growth was to big, that they simply converted all P2P games to Truly Free (F2P) model in few mouths.

Today I really don''t know if they will not simply launch the B&S as F2P model. But with all others games (except Guild Wars that is B2P) using the F2P, the chances that they use the same model are great.

I will not be surprised when the game comes to this side that it can be directly lauched in their "Truly Free" model.

Now everthing is possible.
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 3:59 AM

A game such as this? Where they've already sunk MILLIONS? I highly doubt it will be F2P. P2P is it's only logical course.
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 10:29 AM

They dump millions into F2P games too.
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 10:59 AM

View PostShinaji, on Jun 12, 2012 - 10:29 AM, said:

They dump millions into F2P games too.

:bowling: Why you always gankin' me, Shinaji??
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 11:56 AM

View PostValadhiel, on Jun 12, 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:

:bowling: Why you always gankin' me, Shinaji??

It's what I do. :3 *Pat pat*
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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Looking at the past endeavors of NC, I'm expecting this to be P2P as well.
I don't mind it, I understand it and since I'm expecting it, "I ain't even mad"
(In fact, I'm used to paying monthly/bi-monthly for MMO's )

Should the game be B2P I'd be very pleasantly surprised, but honestly I won't think it will be.
I laught at the thought of this game going F2P and those that hope this is the case deserve to be punted by a Lyn.

Finally I agree that B2W should be banished from the digital world, but alas, that shall not happen.
So I'll just hope that IF there is a gold-shop (micro-transactions, if you will) that it just holds aesthetic / non-combat items.
Clothes / dyes / pets / hair-styles that sort of stuff. Mundane items we all want that distinguishes us from the rest :]


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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 12:56 PM

No matter what model it is there will be a cashshop.
Because that's the future of milking money companies see. All P2P games have cashshops now.

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Posted Jun 12, 2012 - 1:40 PM

I don't think this thread is all about anyone's ability to predict a cash shop existing in B&S or not. If it pleases you to turn out correct in your prediction, so be it. The much bigger concern is what someone has dubbed p2w which is masked as f2p.
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