While Guild Wars 2 always lacked a subscription, players had to pay a one-time fee for the game client. Not anymore, though. The base game is now free, so users can jump in, download the client, and play without spending a dime.
A new entry in the Steam database points to WildStar -- an MMO that launched less than a year ago -- dropping its monthly subscription fee and moving to Steam as a one-time purchase, similar to Elder Scrolls Online.
Definitely a deplorable situation, a California couple put their World of Warcraft addiction ahead of the well-being of two young children in their care and now face up to seven years in prison if convicted of child abuse.
While Activision Blizzard deals with players leaving the World of Warcraft for other games, Electronic Arts and Bioware appear to be welcoming them into the Star Wars universe according to the latest sales numbers.