You know what? Since it’s going to cost nothing to play, hell I will have a nose over and have a look around, when it launches properly. I picked up the story at VE3D about this major move from Turbine.
Is this a last dying gasp of DDO or maybe a move to get ahead of some of the competition. Now their previous model either wasn’t working for them or they just weren’t getting the press inches they needed to grow. This is going to temp a lot of people to go have a look, even if they don’t like it, they would have given it a try and maybe passed it onto some of their friends.
You know, this is a major move into the Runescape arena, with an engine which is significantly better than what I last saw from Runescape. If I was given the choice of playing DDO or Runescape as my freebie, it’s got to be DDO. It’s not like DDO hasn’t had a lot of time to mature and become a more rounded product, and that’s got to be working in it’s favour.
I know one of my friends sons plays Runescape, but once this launches I will pointing his ass over to the DDO website for a good headstart. This could well send some big ripples in the free to play world. For me personally, the 6 monthly subscription for these MMOs isn’t a lot of money, but for the younger generations it’s a large outlay, especially if mum or dad isn’t paying.
What are your thoughts on this move, damp squib or low yield nuclear weapon? I am sure I have missed some flaws in Turbines plan, but it’s going to be interesting.