Can you imagine how much RMT spam we will get if FF14 went F2P................ @_@, even now my blacklist already growing with soo many RMT spam
Sorry to quote you, but I feel its important for others to understand the mythology of the so-called "free to play" MMOs out there. No one, for "free", is hosting servers, paying a development staff, support, etc for "free." (No such thing as a free lunch right?)
While F2P MMOs may have some RMT, the point to F2P games is so the vendor can get the revenue that RMTs would... Many F2P game bank on putting RMT out of business and offer RMT (if you will) from the vendor. Sure you could spend, idk 12 game hours getting that magic sword in a F2P MMO, or pay the vendor $12 to get it on the spot.
Last I checked, F2P MMOs are pulling more money than P2P, but SE, or Japan I general, will not accept this. Just look at their iphone games; $20 for a iOS game, really? That foreign to many of us on the west, but I personally agree with them (and I'm the minority there =)
I hope they stay p2p, but show me a successful p2p MMO w/o a healthy RMT community(and we know SEs stance on this)... Sad but true folks... Edited, Sep 17th 2013 9:04pm by thatguy9927