On this week’s show, Mike and Jason debate on ArcheAge’s “new communication” direction and if it will come to pass, drop some of their thoughts on Nosgoth as it enters Open Beta, and dive into a debate about which console does F2P gaming better when it comes to MMOs. All that and more on the Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:30 ArcheAge’s New Producer/Communication
09:35 Nosgoth Enters Open Beta
16:45 APB Reloaded Headed to Consoles
26:30 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
31:30 Questions and Answers of the Week

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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. I’m not gonna say the PS4 does F2P better, but I will say there is no comparison, Xbox doesn’t have F2P, you need to pay for a gold membership in order to access the game, so it isn’t really free-to-play, is it? Would you consider TF2, or DOTA 2 free if you had to pay a subscription fee for Steam?
    No, You aren’t paying for the game directly, but you still have to pay-to-play.

    • That being said, if you already have a gold membership, it doesn’t really matter, it’s not gonna cost you anything extra to use it.

  2. You still need to buy a PS Plus membership to play online multiplayer with a PS4 so it still has the pay wall the same as the Xbox One unless there is something i’m not aware of there.

    • The xbox community has made a very good job spreading those rumors, even since the PS3 I had friends who where told you had to pay to play online on the PS3.
      It’s not true though, I know from personal experience that you can play F2P games without PS+, I played Warframe, DCUO, and Blacklight: Retribution months before I upgraded my PSN account to plus. You do need the PS+ to play online with buy-to-play games though, which is true only for the PS4, the PS3 you didn’t have to pay, except for DLC. I’m surprised that people still are confused about this.

  3. First off, 2 da bombs. One for magicman’s awesome gravity defying fails in the creativerse bomblive earlier in the week, not laughed so much in a good while.
    And the second is Path of Exile vs the cheats, 14 disqualified from the 8/8 challenges and bans happening actively…this comes after GGG giving them a chance to stop with a warning going out to those that were using them(some claiming that it was used for quality of life particle removal)

    Unfortunately for the question of the week i’ve not been console gaming since 360/ps3 but with the xbox ones being hidden behind gold membership(even if it is cheap) is off putting but for my prefrences, play station has the games i’m more likely to play.


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