Just a quick thought, this one. I’ve been reading up on Allods Online, seeing what others have to say. Consistent among them is the notion that AO is “good for a free to play game“, occasionally noted as being better than a subscription game. As if the business model inherently makes a game better or worse.
Mark me as a dreamer, but I look forward to the day when games can be judged on their own merits, rather than being “good for being a member of some arbitrarily contemptible lower class” of game, whichever side of the holy wars one subscribes to. This reason alone is enough to champion the increasing democratization of the business model.
Then again, I think racism, “solo vs. group”, “Democrat vs. Republican” and football rivalries are dumb, too. *shrug*
Oh, and my dad can totally beat up your dad. Neener, neener.