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    Default How to get a few thousands more players

    1. Replace the current Rift on the Steam Store with Rift Light, marking it F2P
    2. Move the Standard and Deluxe version to DLCs
    3. Recreate all achievements that are available in-game as Steam Achievements
    4. Let Users purchase game time in-game with help of the Steam Wallet
    5. Give existing subscribers a steam key for the Steam DLCs.
    6. Award achievements retroactively on Steam.
    7. Create a Rift Account automatically by offering a "login with Steam" option.

    There are a lot of dedicated achievement hunters on Steam that like to hunt them. So you can be sure that a lot of them actually will play Rift and even if it is just for the free achievements and some of those people will stay probably.
    Also, being high on this list, will help I guess.
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    this is actually pretty clever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethyriel View Post
    this is actually pretty clever

    Thanks

    Actually, scratch the thing with the Steam Key, it is not needed. Cannot edit the post though.
    But the rest WILL help with having more players, especially a lot of achievements. Sounds stupid, but it is like that.
    Even if they only play for free, it will repopulate the lower levels, attracting more new players.

    I would even go so far and do it like Funcom does with older content - make it free. Make the whole base-game without the add-on free to play, without any item-shop- and booster non sense. Maybe restrict the bags, limiting it to 2 slots, no free dimension etc. Maybe restrict the mounts to 60%. If you do limited bags, no "rent for 7 days" ********, let players buy them for a small one time fee and that's it.

    If one subscribes, instant access to all features.
    The key is to make it as fair as possible and viable. My actual favorite when it comes to f2p are games from Crytpic. I can play all their games without hassle and without paying anything. You only pay for convenience (bag slots) or really purely cosmetic stuff.
    Last edited by Scorcher24; 12-10-2012 at 07:40 PM.

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    Those would be good changes. +1 OP
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    Makes sense to me. I say implement it all.

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