I very much prefer P2P since it keeps out most or at least the majority of idiots with keyboards. Its like a Protect and Reflect at the same time! :O Protecting me from the horrors of internet-people and their MND/INT lowering comments! :O
Even TERA with the F2P went down into the gutter, and opened the gates to the forbidden parts of the internet, from where people from "sides that must not be mentioned" poured in and corrupted the world, so not even a MEGA FLARE could hope to cleanse it. =(
Indeed, even P2P still have a good amount of bad quality players, comparing to F2P, it's so obvious that P2P has a much better environment in most cases.
TERA is just lack of end-game contents; classic korean mmorpgs style (me and my friends called it kimchi mmorpg :P) non-stop meaningless 99% soloable questing, people get bored pretty quick including myself; and the messed up pvp system just ******* me off all the time when all OP'd people can group together having fun to abuse the pvp beginners, and those ppl are here all the time D: but that's not the main reason i quit the game, after i played for a couple months, it goes F2P, it gives me a feeling that going F2P is a back up plan for them when things are not working as they planned, which couldn't give me any security and confidence about the game anymore, so i quit'd right away.
I do not play any MMORPG that is free to play, because 99.9% of them end up being Pay to Win, and i have a certain disdain for games like that, if they where to have a model like LoL, then that would be a different story, but the moment they start selling gear for money is the moment i uninstall the game.
Yeah, i agree with you. F2P is unfair, money = everything, well which reflects the real fact but destroy the fun and fantasy in game world :/
i strongly believe FFXIV is not going F2P, that's a good amount of faith i have with this game ;)