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With the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, we've got ourselves another MMORPG. And like World of Warcraft before it, it requires a monthly subscription fee. But I wonder if they’ll switch their model and go Free To Play. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened in online games.  Age of Conan was originally subscription. It went free to play. TERA Rising also went free to play. As did Star Wars: The Old Republic, reportedly one of the most expensive games of all time. Dungeons & Dragons Online, my personal favorite, was originally subscription, it too went free to play.

Personally, I like free to play. I know there’s criticism over the model, but I figure that it’s like an extended demo. If you like it, you pay your money for more in support of those who created it. I’ve paid for content in DDO. It’s given me hours of fun. I’m not so big on subscription models, because I don’t always have time to play, but I'd still be charged regardless. I don’t always play video games, but when I do, I don’t want to feel like I’m paying a monthly utility bill.