Chuckie, on 30 June 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:
If they have a key and haven't become a founder... well
Free2Play balance testers.
If this game follows most MMOGs, the majority of people are going to be free players. Whom the game must flirt with to keep enticing to pay without frustrating them to the point that they feel like they are being punished for not paying. The entire core of the F2P concept is that people are often more willing to pay a little bit at a time if they don't feel forced into it, if they can play the game and invite their friends and have some fun before deciding it's worth a few bucks.
You need people to test your F2P mechanics to make sure that you're striking the proper balance between solicitation and fun.