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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Renz, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Renz

    Renz Top 5 in MOH: H2

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    Would you Pay to Play online or free to go online?


    (Free)

    * You don't have to pay (x) amount every month
    * They already setup servers and everything so i just need to do my thing.

    Pay to Play
    * Most likely a montly fee
    * Updated servers with leaderboards
    * Less Lag



    I for one, have xbox live and ps2. I can tell you this. Paying for leaderboards and updated servers with less lag is good enough paying for. Thoughts??
     
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  2. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I would prefer it if the online gaming for Wii is free, but I am willing to pay a monthly fee if Nintendo decides to charge its customers. I really don't think that they will charge for this service though.
     
  3. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    I wouldnt! Theres loads of free to play online games on the pc. So why cant the consoles do that as well? I think you kinda get ripped off by microsoft xbox live. Theres even rumours that microsoft wants to do this on the pc as well.....

    That will be very harsh for the MMORPG lovers: First you gotta pay for the network and than for youre mmorpg....

    And than theres the ever lasting argument of: when you pay to play theres loads of updates. WRONG: Check out guildwars.

    The only way Im paying is if theres no other choice. But I would be very disapointed!
     
  4. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I would pay to play online for the Wii, if it resulted in less lag and like you stated, updated servers and leaderboards I would gladly pay for it. I don't feel ripped off at all by Microsoft when I pay my yearly $49.99, the online gaming in my opinion is much better and much more organized.
     
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  5. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    you dont know much about what your talking about but...
    for the xbox 360 you pay and devs are encouraged to give patches out. there is also TrueSkill and the BIG reason why you play.. - servers dont shut down. something that is a burden for PC and PS3 games alike it gives you other stuff too that the PC does give too, but lets remember we are on consoles and its a different medium.
    on top of that you get bonuses for paying for xbox live, free shows, free movie rentals, small but cool bonuses. oh and on top of all that youre paying to help keep m$ out of debt..you know the money they spent researching, loosing money per console sale, ect.

    but i also wasnt aware you had to pay for the ps3 network?!
     
  6. ranger147222

    ranger147222 darkprinny is my hero

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    good point but if it was free they would make money on the games and such to play online
     
  7. anthonybest1

    anthonybest1 WiiChat Member

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    well your already paying the internet so i think it should be free
     
  8. opitekk

    opitekk Old School Master

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    It is free on the wii~ like you said you just have to have an internet connection in your home 1st.

    im sure xbox360 and ps3 u have to pay to play.....right? like pay for a year of online service?
     
  9. Spyro

    Spyro Wii60

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    I have no problem paying $50 a year for Xbox Live. It's an awesome service.
     
  10. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Actually Playstation online is free, but it isn't nearly as good as Xbox Live IMO.
     
  11. lackluster dj

    lackluster dj WiiChat Member

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    ummm... free? :lol:
     
  12. som1

    som1 som1

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    i wouldnt mind paying

    heck $60 for the xbox gold isnt much because its for a full year

    so if nintendo did that, itd make all the game better and lag free
     
  13. Spyro

    Spyro Wii60

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    PLUS we could get rid of the AWFUL friend codes and nintendo would be forced to do gamertags.

    Paid online ftw.
     
  14. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I agree, the friend codes are a nuisance and a hassle.
     
  15. Monsteroids

    Monsteroids Psychedelic Snail

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    Meh... a Leaderboard is all I need and I don't pay for what I have! >: ) Strikers and free mmos for me. I may give up my Wii for a 360 and xbox live, not sure yet.
     
  16. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    id pay..if it was no friends codes
     
  17. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

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    Xbox live occasionally shuts down the service for like a day or less. not a big deal but yeah so servers do sometimes shut down.

    and i wouldnt pay for the wii online cause its cheap. not ranked. no headsets, lags...not worth the money spent for xbox live.
     
  18. Sovieto

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    yes but im meaning game servers, even if NO ONE plays a game like SMASH TV online, you will still be able to play it online, even by yourself, no matter what. and when live does shut down they usually pick out good hours (during work/school hours) and its for updates. :)
     
  19. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    free is better......
     
  20. SensesFail

    SensesFail WiiChat Member

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    no way would i pay for the Wiis online services. its not that great.. maybe when MoH comes out.. cause im really looking forward to the wiis first online fps experience but i dont want to pay for it.
     

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