Archive for June, 2014

Paying retail price for an MMO is a scam

June 5, 2014

(Not hating on World of Warcraft. This is an opinion about the current business model used by MMO games that require retail purchase and subscription fee.)

I’m calling out MMO’s for retail pricing their “game” when it’s not really a conventional retail video game. Traditionally when you buy a video game, you get a working copy of game. You pay for it then download/install/insert it into whatever gaming device you own and you play it. That’s the traditional model; however, MMOs double dip and make you pay twice. You pay for a retail copy of a game you can’t play. For the privilege of playing you have to pay a subscription fee. That’s like buying Assassin’s Creed then paying a subscription to access and play the content. (more…)