I must say I was very pleased and surprised when Funcom announced that the Secret World was going to be dropping it's subscription. It has always bothered me that they had both a subscription and a a full fledged cash shop. Usually games pick one and go with it.
Now that they have dropped the subscription, TSW is going back on my To-Play list. I have not checked out any of the new Issues that have been released since launch, so there is plenty for me to do. I definitely want to check out that rocket launcher, think it would look great on my guy in a suit.
Free2Play, or Buy2Play as people have been calling this, is just the way of the world now. I still hold 2 subscriptions though: Warhammer Online and SWTOR. Sometimes I'll have a 3rd tacked on, like I do for Rift at the moment. It'll be interesting to see if they can withstand the F2P shift.
|Sadly, I could not find a picture from the original Scarface|