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13th Jan '16 7:07:47 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has a Free server and a Premium server. The Premium server gives more exp, higher drop rate, and items which can not be obtained on the free server. In some regions, the Free servers actually have ''more'' items... except they are all PurposefullyOverpowered items ''intended'' to break the game's balance. Of course, these items [[BribingYourWayToVictory are only available for renting with real cash for a short time]] - that's right, you can't buy them, so if you want to stay on the competitive game ''you're paying a fee either way''.
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* ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has a Free server and a Premium server. The Premium server gives more exp, higher drop rate, and items which can not be obtained on the free server. In some regions, the Free servers actually have ''more'' items... except they are all PurposefullyOverpowered PurposelyOverpowered items ''intended'' to break the game's balance. Of course, these items [[BribingYourWayToVictory are only available for renting with real cash for a short time]] - that's right, you can't buy them, so if you want to stay on the competitive game ''you're paying a fee either way''.
2nd Jan '16 10:25:07 PM nombretomado
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* Many ''{{Sony}} Online Entertainment'' games have been switched to a 'Free to Play, Your Way!' model. This model offers 3 tiers of play: Free, Premium and Legendary. '''Free''' players can play almost all content up to level {{Cap}} barring DownloadableContent but they have less item and bank slots and a lower money limit, as well as only 2 character slots. Excess money once the player has hit the cap is placed into an "escrow" account, which the player must buy a coupon for (using real cash) to retrieve. More slots can be bought and a purchase of at least $5.00 upgrades a player to '''Premium''' status with access to more item slots and a higher money cap than Free players but less than Legendary players. Both tiers must additionally purchase any [=DLC=] they wish to play. '''Legendary''' requires a (albeit small) monthly subscription fee, opening up all the game's original (Pay to Play) features. Missing a payment downgrades a player to Premium until the next payment. ''{{Everquest}}'', ''Everquest 2'', ''DCUniverseOnline'' and ''Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes'' use this model.
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* Many ''{{Sony}} ''Creator/{{Sony}} Online Entertainment'' games have been switched to a 'Free to Play, Your Way!' model. This model offers 3 tiers of play: Free, Premium and Legendary. '''Free''' players can play almost all content up to level {{Cap}} barring DownloadableContent but they have less item and bank slots and a lower money limit, as well as only 2 character slots. Excess money once the player has hit the cap is placed into an "escrow" account, which the player must buy a coupon for (using real cash) to retrieve. More slots can be bought and a purchase of at least $5.00 upgrades a player to '''Premium''' status with access to more item slots and a higher money cap than Free players but less than Legendary players. Both tiers must additionally purchase any [=DLC=] they wish to play. '''Legendary''' requires a (albeit small) monthly subscription fee, opening up all the game's original (Pay to Play) features. Missing a payment downgrades a player to Premium until the next payment. ''{{Everquest}}'', ''Everquest 2'', ''DCUniverseOnline'' and ''Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes'' use this model.
18th Nov '15 9:03:28 PM lorgskyegon
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1st Nov '15 4:55:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''RagnarokOnline'' has a Free server and a Premium server. The Premium server gives more exp, higher drop rate, and items which can not be obtained on the free server. In some regions, the Free servers actually have ''more'' items... except they are all PurposefullyOverpowered items ''intended'' to break the game's balance. Of course, these items [[BribingYourWayToVictory are only available for renting with real cash for a short time]] - that's right, you can't buy them, so if you want to stay on the competitive game ''you're paying a fee either way''.
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* ''RagnarokOnline'' ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has a Free server and a Premium server. The Premium server gives more exp, higher drop rate, and items which can not be obtained on the free server. In some regions, the Free servers actually have ''more'' items... except they are all PurposefullyOverpowered items ''intended'' to break the game's balance. Of course, these items [[BribingYourWayToVictory are only available for renting with real cash for a short time]] - that's right, you can't buy them, so if you want to stay on the competitive game ''you're paying a fee either way''.
17th Oct '15 9:34:48 PM Raimar
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}'' has a Free Account and the Premium Account, the difference being access to different spells, outfits and areas that free users can't go, also a entire world to premium players. Costing a monthly fee, after some point you need a premium to grind levels faster as free areas are crowded, slow spawn and with weak and cheap monters only.
14th Oct '15 10:00:22 PM Pinokio
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* Mobirix's iOS and Android ports of Psikyo shooters ''[[VideoGame/{{Strikers1945}} Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III]]'' and ''Tengai'' (''Sengoku Blade'') add leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer, ads, and... locking all but the first character, maybe giving a second character if an achievement is complete. The rest can be earned grinding through hundreds of playthroughs to earn gems to unlock a character. Or buy $15 worth of gems to unlock all the characters, and further spend gems and gold for power-ups and continues.
14th Oct '15 7:04:07 AM Pinokio
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* Mobirix's iOS and Android ports of Psikyo shooters ''[[VideoGame/{{Strikers1945}} Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III]]'' and ''Tengai'' (''Sengoku Blade'') add leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer, ads, and... locking all but the first character, maybe giving a second character if an achievement is complete. The rest can be earned grinding through hundreds of playthroughs to earn gems to unlock a character. Or buy $15 worth of gems to unlock all the characters, and further spend gems for additional gold and power-ups.
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* Mobirix's iOS and Android ports of Psikyo shooters ''[[VideoGame/{{Strikers1945}} Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III]]'' and ''Tengai'' (''Sengoku Blade'') add leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer, ads, and... locking all but the first character, maybe giving a second character if an achievement is complete. The rest can be earned grinding through hundreds of playthroughs to earn gems to unlock a character. Or buy $15 worth of gems to unlock all the characters, and further spend gems for additional and gold for power-ups and power-ups.continues.
13th Oct '15 5:35:18 PM Pinokio
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* Mobirix's iOS and Android ports of Psikyo shooters ''[[VideoGame/{{Strikers1945}} Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III]]'' and ''Tengai'' (''Sengoku Blade'') add leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer, ads, and... locking all but the first character, maybe giving a second character if an achievement is complete. The rest can be earned grinding through hundreds of playthroughs to earn gems to unlock a character. Or buy $15 worth of gems to unlock all the characters, and further spend gems for additional gold and power-ups.
29th Sep '15 9:16:42 AM dmeagher13
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* Xbox Live is like this. Sure, you can create a "Silver" account for free, which as a few features, but if you want any of the features that people actually care about, you have to pay for a "Gold" subscription.
19th Sep '15 11:14:04 AM Dattix
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' went Free-To-Play when the Uber Update was released in Summer 2011. Free (or Limited) accounts only get to store up to 50 items in their Backpack, can only receive items rather than being able to Trade or give gifts[[note]]a few items such as paints ''can'' be traded by free accounts (only when they're dropped), though, most likely a mistake[[/note]], have limited Crafting blueprints and can't get Rare (such as the Halloween Items) or Cosmetic items. Otherwise, they can get all of the regular weapons, and all game modes and maps are available to both Free and Premium accounts [[note]]Some private servers either ban free players or tag "[=F2P=]" to their names, however[[/note]]. Worth mentioning is that the only requirement for "premium"/Retail is buying any item from the in-game store, which can be as cheap as $0.50; in fact, the only difference between a premium account gained from buying the game itself as opposed to something from the in-game store is [[CosmeticAward a Proof of Purchase hat]].
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' went Free-To-Play when the Uber Update was released in Summer 2011. Free (or Limited) accounts only get to store up to 50 items in their Backpack, can only receive items rather than being able to Trade or give gifts[[note]]a few items such as paints ''can'' be traded by free accounts (only when they're dropped), though, most likely a mistake[[/note]], have limited Crafting blueprints and can't get Rare (such as the Halloween Items) or Cosmetic items. Otherwise, they can get all of the regular weapons, and all game modes and maps are available to both Free and Premium accounts [[note]]Some private servers either ban free players or tag "[=F2P=]" to their names, however[[/note]].although this is less common after changes to Quickplay rules and is really only seen on trading servers (where F2Ps have little to no business being anyway) and other private servers running custom mods not eligible for Quickplay[[/note]]. Worth mentioning is that the only requirement for "premium"/Retail is buying any item from the in-game store, which can be as cheap as $0.50; 50[[note]]The minimum deposit for Steam Wallet Funds if $5, though, so unless you've got some change left over from buying another game you'll need to add at least $5[[/note]]; in fact, the only difference between a premium account gained from buying the game itself as opposed to something from the in-game store is [[CosmeticAward a Proof of Purchase hat]].
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