No free, and no monthly subscription.
I have a LEP to savor.
I have a LEP to savor.
I hear you, and mostly agree.I also refuse to pay monthly subscriptions for any game.
At the end of the day if money goes back into the development of the game it can only be good?When tencent came along, I knew this was where we would end up. Prophetic words by the op I reckon. Arx is indeed the start of this.
Don't care about squadrons and multiplayer factions/groups, nor do I care about carriers, or anything concerning multiplayer..I hear you, and mostly agree.
There is, however, one thing where I think a subscription model would be good: squadrons and factions (and possibly upcoming features such as carriers). The insistence on in-game tools is seriously limiting what can or cannot be done. If a player group subscription would support making "meta game tools" for the web, complete with nice APIs (allowing for example a player group to code their own Discord or forum integration), along with fleshing out the squadron/faction game play, I would be totally for it.
I like ED being multiplayer.Don't care about squadrons and multiplayer factions/groups, nor do I care about carriers, or anything concerning multiplayer..
If FDev first separates the solo game from the multiplayer game they can charge the MMO crowd whatever they want.
It would be much better for the solo game if it was developed separately anyway. Just imagine an Elite game not hampered by multiplayer demands.
I would be willing to pay extra for that.
Not aimed at you personally TJ, but at this oft repeated sentiment about things fd have said... I've said multiple times on multiple topics, holding fd to all their ancient promises would be very bad for the game, and picking and choosing which to hold them to would be tantamount to hypocrisy. I don't think it would be unreasonable at all for fd to come out and say, "we know we said this, but it turns out that things have changed, moved on, and now that is something we feel we need to do". Only the most stubborn of people could take issue with it. And I mean that across the board, not just in relation to payment models, game mechanics too. On every major decision they'll lose something and gain something else. Sometimes they might miscalculate (drag change), but they do what they think is in the best interests of the health of the game and the studio, even if that means breaking ancient promises. To do anything else would be... Self defeating.IIRC a long time ago it was said by FD that ED would not go down this route.
Wasn't all that long ago, https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/arx-faq.516706/#post-7883921IIRC a long time ago it was said by FD that ED would not go down this route.