End of Nations MMORTS hybrid will be free-to-play

Why Trion isn’t afraid to give away its epic 26 versus 26 player RTS experience

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%26ldquo;I think in a well constructed free-to-play game, players who choose to never give you money, should still be able to have a lot of fun and add to the experience,%26rdquo; said Luehmann, which cuts to the core of what so often deters us from giving any free-to-play title a chance. According to Trion, the company is very much against the idea of being able to %26ldquo;buy your way to the top%26rdquo; with micro-transaction purchases and %26ldquo;velvet rope%26rdquo; designs that lock players out of premium content. Instead, Trion Worlds is looking closely at other successful free titles out there, keeping its eyes on movers and shakers, like League of Legends and World of Tanks, games that focus more on keeping things fun with the option to buy cosmetic and convenience items %26ndash; not nickel-and-diming you with %26ldquo;pay-to-win%26rdquo; fees.

While no specific release date has been announced, End of Nations is expected to launch later this year. For more on the game, check out our most recenthands-on previewwith the unique RTS and the officialEnd of Nations website.

Aug 11, 2011

%26ldquo;I think in a well constructed free-to-play game, players who choose to never give you money, should still be able to have a lot of fun and add to the experience,%26rdquo; said Luehmann, which cuts to the core of what so often deters us from giving any free-to-play title a chance. According to Trion, the company is very much against the idea of being able to %26ldquo;buy your way to the top%26rdquo; with micro-transaction purchases and %26ldquo;velvet rope%26rdquo; designs that lock players out of premium content. Instead, Trion Worlds is looking closely at other successful free titles out there, keeping its eyes on movers and shakers, like League of Legends and World of Tanks, games that focus more on keeping things fun with the option to buy cosmetic and convenience items %26ndash; not nickel-and-diming you with %26ldquo;pay-to-win%26rdquo; fees.

While no specific release date has been announced, End of Nations is expected to launch later this year. For more on the game, check out our most recenthands-on previewwith the unique RTS and the officialEnd of Nations website.

Aug 11, 2011

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