Hard News 06/15/12
Today on Hard News, The Old Republic might go free to play, Neversoft's FPS, and Korea is banning e-trade.
Star Wars MMO might be going F2P - http://www.screwattack.com/news/star-wars-mmo-might-be-going-f2p
Neversoft begins its Call of Duty - http://www.screwattack.com/node/1805051
South Korea wants trading and farming digital content to be illegal - http://www.screwattack.com/news/south-korea-wants-trading-and-farming-digital-content-be-illegal
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Well, SW old republic is free to play now, and I'm playing, and it's awesome. I think it was a good move.
Not when you have 50 menservants to help you.
oh boy, those asian farm labs must be manifesting at their congress door right now
Flipping over a golden table seems like a pretty hard thing to do...unless we're talking like a small coffee table.
On a semi-related note about gimicks and gnades try playing Uncharted 1, SIXAXIS throwing was perhaps the worst idea Ive seen this generation o_O.
If they want to ruin their bodies then let them, smoking is still legal as is drinking.
Well the Korea part sucks, yes, by all means nuke bots if you can (which yknow will n doubt end up being pdd) ruins games with items. But odnt remove selling items for gold -.-, whts next shutting down Ebay sellers because thats also not a job? Its not fair, if people want to waste their real money on virtual items then why the fark shouldnt they, no doubt they will complain about all the "teenagers on the streets" at the same time.
Wasn't Neversoft's latest non-Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk game western-TPS Gun?
Swtor already will go half free to play in July. You'll be able to play up to level 15 which equals 2 planets and the entire intro story line.
Also traffic has greatly increased. Server transfers went into effect this week, and my server has exploded with people. The main fleet used to average 100 at most, now it easily tops 300+. Doing quests on multi faction worlds is actually a challenge now, because you WILL bump into other players.
So all you WoW perfectionists who have claimed from day 1 "This should be in the game" or "that should already be here"; Shut Up!!!
On one hand, I think such an implementation is a little fair on Koreans because that way it gives most gamers less reason to farm for hours thus preventing the common gamer ailments like carpal tunnel or worse blood clotting on the legs.
Actually you can go to jail for something like that if you did it on a formal E-Sports event.
Springboard still sucks. Still closing my eyes and listening to Jared.
About time SWTOR went F2P. Now I don't have to decide between that and WoW. [=)]
I don't think Neversoft'll provide a plastic gun Jared. They'll probably make you use the Kinect and Move in order to use a grenade. [=)]
15% of the money that you would get out of your sold Item is going to blizzard... just think a second about ALL that cash they are getting out of it worldwide in one day...huh.
Not being the biggest MMORPG player, it doesn't surprise me that SW: ToR is finally going free to play. With the enormous variety and number of MMO's out there it was only a matter of time before the decision came down. Though it makes me wonder just what they'll do now to try and make up for their losses. Ah, the ubiquitous FPS game. Please Neversoft, I don't mind you trying to expand your game horizons, but I'm not the only one waiting for the next and awesome installment of the Tony Hawk series. I pretend Proving Ground didn't exist. And finally, as for South Korea banning actual money trade of DIII items, as President Andrew Jackson said to Chief Justice John Marshall, "It's their decision, now let them enforce it!".
Wait... Can you explain the Diablo III joke? I might have an idea of how it works, but I'm not sure.
Yeah. Korea's doing a favor for MMO's, albeit with somewhat extreme punishments. Is China that bad with bots?
I remember when all the EAdrones claimed the crap mmorpg was doing great and never go f2p.
GG drones GG.
I really hope ToR goes F2P soon, it always looked cool, but not at that price.
It would be nice to see TOR go free to play. I haven't renewed my subscription in the past few months but I'd definitely play it if it was free to play.
oh yea, less competition, thanks korea but maybe you should just let them by digital items