I really think Wonderstruck (@james and the wonderful crew) Should really consider making this game FTP on the whole. I think it would do the game so much good. Here are a few things I’ve brainstormed while thinking about it.
Perhaps give access to a set amount of planets as part of the FTP version of the game, for example a set core of 3 from each Server… Anyone that hasn’t upgraded to the full game isn’t allowed access through other portals outside of these planets
If the above doesn’t appeal, make access to exo planets exclusive to PTP player’s.
Restrict use of certain features in the game exclusive to PTP players (ie crafting of certain blocks or use of certain machines) “Please upgrade to the full version of the game to use these features” sort of bs
Restrict the sale of in game items to PTP players, that’s way FTP players encouraged to upgrade?
I really think it would the game a world of good. Not only massively increase the player base, but also massively increase revenue for the studio. Also, it would help the whole economy in the game… More people selling more people buying etc etc… I’m pretty sure this would have probably been thought of by the dev team, but are there particular reasons as to why you haven’t taken this route? Perhaps server instability worries, more time needed by the studio then focusing on this one game etc etc? Would love to get some feedback.
Edit: Existing player base would just be as they are, no changes to their permissions etc.