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    Sees Mass Free-to-Play MMO Shutdown

    Originally reported on by Steparu, Japan has seen a mass shutdown of many Free-to-Play MMOs scheduled for the upcoming months. Starting in late February and progressing through May, publishers in Japan will close over fifteen online titles including some well known MMORPGs such as Argo Online, Ecol Tactics, Concerto Gate, Corum Online, Prius, and Hellgate. While this doesn’t mean these same MMOs will also be closing in the west (that’s usually up to the region specific publisher to decide), it certainly isn’t a good sign.

    You can often get a sense of a foreign MMOs future in the West by looking at what’s happening to it in the East. Case in point, TERA Online began having issues and went F2P in the East long before those same events transpired in the West. Ecol Tactics only just recently launched its English closed beta which has me wondering whether the MMO’s time in the West will be short-lived.

    Steparu has included a nice timeline detailing when each game is set to close which you can check out here.




    Note: Title was suppose to say "Japan Sees Mass Free-to-Play MMO Shutdown"
    Last edited by Mr.Seyeko; 03-11-2013 at 03:29 PM.


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    Lots of F2P games will shutdown one day...

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    Most F2P MMO'S are actually P2W - 'Pay 2 Win'

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidoThe View Post
    Most F2P MMO'S are actually P2W - 'Pay 2 Win'
    Free-To-Pay
    I am the seer in the dark,
    the vagabond of yore,
    valediction.
    I am the sum of all your parts,
    and proprietor of all.
    A miasma,
    the conclusion,
    blackmonger of Inlé,
    valediction.
    Synapses fray,
    my form now vivid,
    as torpor sets and blood grows tepid.
    With every ounce of flesh now offered,
    I hold your corpse within my coffers.
    Knitted cells now split asunder,
    stand alongside me brother.
    Take your place amongst my Owsla,
    we march at dawn now and forever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anaal Nathrakh View Post

    Free-To-Pay
    Yes but a lot of MMO's require you to buy in-game upgrades with real-life cash. Like 'Battle of The Immortals', 4Story and Maplestory.

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