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I might reactivate my account when it goes free to play. I didn't play further than the initial free month when it came out. It was quite enjoyable and the combat system was a fun change when you are used to the usual MMO systems.
And why not? It's free.
Do I have to buy a copy of the game? That's a major factor.
Also, do the PS3 version and PC version run on the same servers?
You don't have to purchase anything if you want to play this when it goes Free To Play.
From their FAQ:
"There is no software purchase or subscription fee required for basic game content and features."
Yea it's just digital, when it goes free to play I guess you just download the basic game client from their site.
I won't. I played this game for about 4 months. I really liked the look of the game, "interacting" with DC characters and the combat was pretty satisfying compared to most MMO's. But after you complete the main story, and side missions, there is very little to do and I got bored VERY fast. I think you hit the level cap too fast. You can do daily alerts and raids (which are the exact same thing over and over) so you can get Tier armor, that will let you raid more.... I didn't see a point in that.
The content was interesting to me in a way that most MMO's don't deliver. I am a comic geek and loved being in that world. I'd say now that it is free to play that it is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already, but it isn't going to bring me back or change the fact that game has the replay value of a standard single player RPG.
DCUO has one major selling point: It's the first superhero MMO that has known superheroes in it.
-Character customization SUCKS
-Even casual players can max out in a week
-Missions are basic at best
-End game content is just sad
-and no, you cannot nor will EVER be allowed to play your favorite hero except in a limited arena-style duels.
If you want a much better Superhero MMO that has both free to play and paid opinions, a HUGE character creation library and even the ability to custom pick your powers, then play Champions Online. Let DCUO die.
I played City of Heroes for many many years, bordering on a WoW like addiction. The character creation system was what kept me coming back. I could play as a 4 foot tall robot ninja or a werewolf cheerleader with an assault rifle or a broadsword wielding teenage alien. It gave me the ability to REALLY create my own characters where other MMO's locked me into two or three roles and limited me getting into the character. DCUO took a huge step back in that department, but was still better than most MMO character creators.
Did you play CoH? I never tried Champions Online, curious how it compares.