Kid Pepsisaid: 333333333said: The game is already good as it is! No need to make it completely F2P!
how about adding more mems content into f2p?
Won't help so much either.
Chunks of content are gated behind P2P skills (ie: you need certain levels to even access the content). Chunks of content are gated behind P2P quests, some of which, again have P2P skill requirements.
You also have content that is "dead", even on P2P servers, due to lack of interest, outdated rewards/mechanics, or it is too far out of the way to get to to bother taking part in. Making them F2P won't fix the issue if even then, no one has any interest in it.
Flipside is that the rewards/content might be 'broken'/OP by F2P standards.
Part of it is also Jagex wants players to become members. Explore more content, faster training methods, etc etc. But players have to be in a position to WANT to do that. They also have to be in a position to NEED to do that. Most skills on F2P reach a sort of plateau around the 60s because everything simply trains better on P2P at that point.
In addition, just making a few quests or minigames won't bring in players or make them want to jump to P2P.
By reverse logic, the more you give to F2P, the less incentive players have to get membership. Jagex for example made a couple of beginner quests F2P to open up some content for them. At the same time, they removed hours of game play from P2P so that players wouldn't have to 'waste' membership getting those quests to unlock content later. I can see them doing that for more quest (ie: Rune Memories) to shave a little bit more of that initial play time off, but again, the number of quests they could make F2P are very limited now due to quest location or relying on P2P skills above level 5, or reward mechanics that make it difficult to make the quest F2P.
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Jagex would still need to make money with subscriptions, though this could be done. Jagex could borrow a page from TERA's subscription model by offering bonuses to plyaers who subscribe. It would make sense given the current MMO climate, but I fear that it would be too radical an update.
I think Jagex should focus on making area-relevant content available for F2P in order for it to be a complete game. F2P needs updates, but they don't necessarily need something game breaking imo. Nevertheless, I would love to see Jagex take this route.