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If you are like me, you've probably seen the commercials of Lord of The Rings Online going f2p, or a good portion doing so.

 

So, I'm curious what people might think the impact on Runescape. It's not likely to have much economic impact on them or on their membership, but I'm hoping that the competition makes them step up what I think has been their lackluster performance over the past 2 years.

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Yes, I suppose. On another matter, how much impact do you think the fact that Runescape doesn't require a download and installation to play the game. I know for a fact that many online game can't be played at libraries, aka child gameplaying mecca, from playing them.

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Yes, I suppose. On another matter, how much impact do you think the fact that Runescape doesn't require a download and installation to play the game. I know for a fact that many online game can't be played at libraries, aka child gameplaying mecca, from playing them.

 

With technology being as cheap as it is these days as well as affordable plans offered by most ISPs nowadays I'd question how large of a userbase actually still uses libraries as their only way of playing. It certainly helps build RS' popularity, sure.

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Yes, I suppose. On another matter, how much impact do you think the fact that Runescape doesn't require a download and installation to play the game. I know for a fact that many online game can't be played at libraries, aka child gameplaying mecca, from playing them.

 

With technology being as cheap as it is these days as well as affordable plans offered by most ISPs nowadays I'd question how large of a userbase actually still uses libraries as their only way of playing. It certainly helps build RS' popularity, sure.

 

I'd certainly agree it helps with the RS base. These days, the people at libraries are mostly playing Zynga games... and they're homeless.

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I'm not sure what kind of blogs you are reading sir, but this game has been F2P since September 2010, so you judge how much of an impact it had on RS (none in my opinion).

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None

 

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LOTRO has only been f2p for US players since September, and the rest of the world as of mid-November. So to say it has had no effect at all would be quite mis-judging as we've only had, what? 3 weeks to compare it properly? LOTRO doesn't currently have the amount of subscribers RS has, but it is catching up rather quickly. The game, in my opinion, is epic. Questing is amazing, and so are the areas. The only thing it now needs is a large community such as Runescape's.

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Asking about other MMOs in a Runescape community is stupid, most of these kids have never played another MMO.

 

LOTRO is a great MMO for being free-to-play, it's basically a substitute for World of Warcraft for those who can't play the monthly sub. Anyone who values gameplay is already playing games like LOTRO, the RS community values their stats and their addiction, making other MMOs meaningless to them.

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Asking about other MMOs in a Runescape community is stupid, most of these kids have never played another MMO.

 

I'd love to know where you read that at! I'm sure it'd make for an interesting read. I think you'd find that lots of people have played more than one mmo in their life. Is it fair to ignore other mmos because they might be simple or just a different sort of game?

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Asking about other MMOs in a Runescape community is stupid, most of these kids have never played another MMO.

....kid?

 

*eyebrow twitch*

 

 

 

I dont see this having any effect not because of popularity, communites etc but because RUnescape is Java based and LOTRO is DVD Disc based, especially people with older model computers or lack a grpahics card.

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Jagex might lose their Guinness world records tittle but apart from that I don't really see it having any other effects.

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It could have, but it is next to impossible because it also could have been caused by the flying spaghetti monster, or one of the other infinite number of deity possibilities.

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