I have been getting quite frustrated at certain posts that keep popping up on the forums. The posts that take one tiny aspect of the game, either warp that aspect or completely misunderstand something, and jump to some extreme claiming that because of this one thing, Rift is pay to win, has paywalls, Trion is trying to scam the players etc. And while doing so, there is generally no “Can someone clarify this” or “It seems that…” instead these opinions are from very very very angry people who state their opinions as fact, and end up coming off like conspiracy theorists.
I am personally really tired of the conversation about whether or not Rift has a decent F2P model, so in this video I compare Rift’s model to two other F2P models, SWTOR and TERA. As I mention in the video I play these games, I have subscriptions to them, and max level characters in them. I am not attempting to argue for or against an individual game, or bash the game’s content – I am simply trying to compare the F2P models.
This video is a bit different than my other videos and it is also longer than I wanted it to be. (Believe me, I tried to cut it down, but there was only so much I could take out before I felt like I wasn’t making my point.) Also, I apologize for the video quality. I am aware that it is blurry/out of focus, but I didn’t notice until I finished filming, and considering this was already the 2nd time I filmed it due to a different issue, I wasn’t about to film it again. I had a “fuck it” moment so this is what you get.
Let me know what you think in the comments.