Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

August 7, 2012 -

Oddly enough, “How much money have you spent on free-to-play games?” is not a stupid question.

As more and more games switch over to the “free-to-play” model, we find ourselves wondering how much gamers are spending on these “freemium” titles.  Luckily, we have our very own poll so those sleepless nights we've spent pondering this topic can kiss their butts goodbye!

On the right side of the screen under the LOGIN box, this week’s poll asks: “What’s the most you’ve spent on a free-to-play game?”

Cast your vote then let us know in the comments what you think of the model in general.  Do you prefer it to a flat price for the whole game?  If you don’t play free-to-play games, why not?

And if you’ve actually spent hundreds of dollars on a particular freemium title, let us know which one!

As always, we’ll discuss the results and any cool comments you leave or email to SuperPACPodcast@gmail.com on next week’s Super Podcast Action Committee.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

I spent $120 on the top founders package for Mechwarrior Online....

Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

i've spent around 75 bucks for a few months of LOTRO,thats about it for now,i may invest in a month or so of Star wars old republic if it will run on xp

Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

I still can't believe I spent $100+ on pets in Mabinogi! (Pets made great cheap shots on monsters and more carry capacity.)

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Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

150 to 200-ish dollars on TF2.

I REGRET NOTHING!

Living in Canada is awesome. We enjoy the universal healthcare and gun-free environment of a European country while getting all of our games released at the same time as the US.

Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

£20-ish, on Age of Empires Online.

Ultimately, the business model of a game is always going to be tied to its design, and vice versa. The sort of games that interest me are better suited to the regular, 'flat' model- be that £40 for a retail game or £5 for something on Live Arcade. Even AoE Online, when I paid for it, was closer to a handful of (very similar) small games at £3-5 a pop than it was something like Farmville or any number of more microtransactiony MMOs.

Re: Poll: What’s the Most You’ve Spent On a Free-To-Play Game?

Not enough options. My exact price was $20, it was Stronghold Kingdoms. I still play it today.

 
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