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Trion on Free RIFT Transfers

With RIFT version 1.3 adding the promised free character transfers, Ten Ton Hammer has a conversation with RIFT Design Producer Hal Hanlin about how this is going, and he explains why Trion is not charging for the service. "Itís easy for us to do this, I donít know about those other companies who seem to make a production about it, but for us itís a simple process," he tells them. "Our main focus is for players to have fun playing the game, and if that means moving to play with their friends, or simply moving to a more lively shard Ė then weíre all for that."

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15. Re: Trion on Free RIFT Transfers Jul 5, 2011, 14:40 eunichron
 
Fion wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 14:28:
Yea Blizzard has had a 'make money any way we can' attitude since WoW hit. It hasn't really ever had any major competition so they could get away with charging a monthly fee and also having microtransactions. On top of that charging twice what the other guys do for things like character name changes or switching servers. I mean now they are seriously considering charging extra for 'premium content'? It's audacious in the least.

But now the days of WoW's absolute dominance are coming to a close, with games like GW2 and SW:ToR on the horizon. They won't be able to rape their customer base much longer and still hold a leading position in the market.

You do know that monthly fees for MMOs were around long before WoW was even an idea on paper, right? $10-$15 was about the standard before WoW was released.

As for microtransactions and charging for services; the "microtransactions" are purely for aesthetic items; mounts, non-combat pets, vanity items that have no impact on the game, most of which have a similar item that already exists in the game that can be obtained freely. The rates they charge for services is kind of ridiculous, but I wouldn't expect things like name/race/server transfers to be free no matter who the company was.
 
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