On this week’s show, not all is well in the world of F2P as some games close, others get ready to open, and one comes back with an absurd business model…then there’s Guild Wars 2 in EU… We’ll review it all and even get into some financials. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:48 Easy Predictions: NEXON and NCSoft Financials, and Fortnite for PS5
24:54 “Uh Oh, and Oh No” A segment about closings, bad financial models, and GW2
42:36 Odd and Ends, Including A Bank making a game free
47:13 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
53:59 Questions and Answers of the Week

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Free-To-Play Cast is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about free to play multiplayer online games. Free-To-Play Cast takes on the week’s biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. QOTW: In an ideal world, no. Players should take it upon themselves to be informed when making ANY real money in-game purchase – You are responsible for your money and this seems like a ‘buyer beware’ situation. That being said, we should be able to trust the game publishers to respect their playerbase enough to not deceive us. The fact that publishers feel that they can get away with this is particularly slimy and players should vote with their wallets in the first instance… They can’t deceive you with their cash shop if you aren’t funding their cash shop in the first place ! TL;DR It’s slimy, don’t fall for it, cripple them financially until they stop that shit.

  2. QOTW you are right we should be informed we can get it game but the developers are too greedy and they’ll wanna trick you to get more money


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