This is relevant to my interests. I liked Dungeons and Dragons Online enough, but like so many other MMOs, it was just not worth the subscription to me. Now Turbine is offering a new business model that seems to borrow a lot from Wizards101, which is a fantastic thing. My favorite business model is by far the “buy content packs” that Guild Wars, Wizards101, and lifetime Lord of the Rings Online players have. It seems that Turbine will offer “convenience items” as well, but they are quick to premptively reply that the best items come from playing. I am not as happy about “convenience items,” but I see it as a necessary evil when converting a subscription-based game in to a “buy content packs” type of game. Can’t stop progress.
j’ai creusé la terre, j’ai découpé la lune