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vitowns Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:34am
Expensive mmo
Lol i thought mmos used to be free
Originally posted by I Also Banana:
Hi guys,

Players don't have to buy plots at all. The game gives everyone plots at the same pace as it always has, now you just have the option as to whether you take plots as a reward for levelling up, or you take something else. In Early Access we had feedback from players saying they have too many plots and they wanted to be able to have different rewards other than plots; there were also some who built so much they felt as though they never had enough.

For builders, they might want to soley focus on getting plots from their level ups, other player types might opt for a few plots and then go for some cosmetics or character slots. You can buy plots, yes, but unless you're planning to build something giant and don't want to spend some time levelling up, you really don't need to.

Something we do agree on though is this:


Originally posted by Krieger The Kebab Hunter:
since they're hammering you with services after you purchase the game to play the game

Well... at least, we sort of agree - You're actually only taken to the rewards section of The Exchange, the game never asks you to go the purchasing menu. There is a reason we did this at first, and it's because The Exchange is simply where you go to get your rewards from levelling up, completing feats and doing objectives. But as The Exchange and the purchasing menu are within the same menu (you tab over to the purchasing menu), it does look a bit off. So we're working on moving the purchasing menu to an entirely different place in the game, and re-working the tutorial a little bit so players don't feel like they're being told to buy more items.
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Grimm Liberty Sep 16, 2018 @ 7:27am 
??? when ??? LOL
vitowns Sep 16, 2018 @ 7:28am 
Originally posted by Grimm Liberty:
??? when ??? LOL
When i was young XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grimm Liberty Sep 16, 2018 @ 7:31am 
Ultima Online, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, Asheron's Call, World of Warcraft, and the list goes on... all cost $ up front, then a subscription.... So you are either VERY young, or forgetful.
vitowns Sep 16, 2018 @ 7:57am 
Originally posted by Grimm Liberty:
Ultima Online, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, Asheron's Call, World of Warcraft, and the list goes on... all cost $ up front, then a subscription.... So you are either VERY young, or forgetful.
I played ultima online on free shards and i guess you are right about the other games, but still, this price is quite steep for a game you have no control over serverwise/contentwise.. If the servers ever go down you basically paid for nothing
jaspoe30 Sep 16, 2018 @ 8:15am 
That's no different from any other MMO. You don't have server control over World of Warcraft, EQ and any of the others that you pay up front for with the exception of Ultima Online and it didn't use to be free. There are a few games like Ark Survival that you can host your own server but it's not considered an MMO.
SusMaster Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:43am 
Problem is it's not an mmo like the other ones you've mentioned it's a minecraft style game therefore it's nothing like wow/eq etc.

In fact it shouldn't even be $40 since they're hammering you with services after you purchase the game to play the game lol. This review made by someone else hits the nail pretty well after going through the reviews for the game - https://steamcommunity.com/id/awfulcitizen/recommended/324510/
I don't see the point of having a $40 paywall to what is more or less a F2P style game with added costs to play.

Boundless does remind me of Trove a lot kinda weird since boundless is supposed to be a minecraft mmo clone lol except you have to buy plots after you've spent $40 on the game
https://store.steampowered.com/app/304050/Trove/
Grimm Liberty Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:06am 
Ah, so the Agenda comes out. LOL
SRR Rig Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:08am 
You don't "have" to buy plots, you get lots from playing, and private servers are going to be released.
Grimm Liberty Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:09am 
Don't bother answering, there was an Agenda, and when they got the political answer they were looking for they maked that as the "correct" answer.
The author of this thread has indicated that this post answers the original topic.
I Also Banana Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:22am 
Hi guys,

Players don't have to buy plots at all. The game gives everyone plots at the same pace as it always has, now you just have the option as to whether you take plots as a reward for levelling up, or you take something else. In Early Access we had feedback from players saying they have too many plots and they wanted to be able to have different rewards other than plots; there were also some who built so much they felt as though they never had enough.

For builders, they might want to soley focus on getting plots from their level ups, other player types might opt for a few plots and then go for some cosmetics or character slots. You can buy plots, yes, but unless you're planning to build something giant and don't want to spend some time levelling up, you really don't need to.

Something we do agree on though is this:


Originally posted by Krieger The Kebab Hunter:
since they're hammering you with services after you purchase the game to play the game

Well... at least, we sort of agree - You're actually only taken to the rewards section of The Exchange, the game never asks you to go the purchasing menu. There is a reason we did this at first, and it's because The Exchange is simply where you go to get your rewards from levelling up, completing feats and doing objectives. But as The Exchange and the purchasing menu are within the same menu (you tab over to the purchasing menu), it does look a bit off. So we're working on moving the purchasing menu to an entirely different place in the game, and re-working the tutorial a little bit so players don't feel like they're being told to buy more items.
vitowns Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:57am 
Can developper lock or delete this thread per request?
Faya AOP Sep 16, 2018 @ 11:02am 
OfC the most funny, laughable and inaccurate review was picked.
I strongly suggest, for once, to the Devs, to ask steam to take that review down.
I for one will report it as it is so full of lies, inaccurate and old data, it made me laugh.
Ydyp Sep 16, 2018 @ 3:02pm 
Originally posted by Faya AOP:
OfC the most funny, laughable and inaccurate review was picked.
I strongly suggest, for once, to the Devs, to ask steam to take that review down.
I for one will report it as it is so full of lies, inaccurate and old data, it made me laugh.
Developers can't do much about reviews full of inaccuracies to be posted. And Steam probably won't stick out a finger if there isn't anything overly offensive or rascism in there that goes against the UELA of Steam itself.

But whatever steam does the review system is borked as hell and to easy to manipulate, just look at all the review bombing (positive and negative) happening for a lot of games. And Valve is still scratching their head as to mitigate and prevent that.
Nanian Sep 16, 2018 @ 5:01pm 
Originally posted by vitowns:
Originally posted by Grimm Liberty:
Ultima Online, Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, Asheron's Call, World of Warcraft, and the list goes on... all cost $ up front, then a subscription.... So you are either VERY young, or forgetful.
I played ultima online on free shards and i guess you are right about the other games, but still, this price is quite steep for a game you have no control over serverwise/contentwise.. If the servers ever go down you basically paid for nothing
Privately hosted servers will be a thing eventually, as well as rented worlds for the main universe.

Modding will also be a thing for privayely hosted servers
Splutty Sep 16, 2018 @ 8:00pm 
Originally posted by Ydyp:
Developers can't do much about reviews full of inaccuracies to be posted. And Steam probably won't stick out a finger if there isn't anything overly offensive or rascism in there that goes against the UELA of Steam itself.

There are no rules against leaving a negative recommendation with a page full of lies, untruths and complete bovine excrement. As far as I've been able to see about 90% of the negative reviews were left by people that are either utterly clueless about the game, or haven't actually played at all.

The other 10% thankfully raise very valid points. (Server performance currently being a real issue)
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