I do not play online games nor do I know anything about them. Other than the fact that they cost money and require a subscription if they are going to be worth your time.
Despite that, the online gaming community with the specific example of World of WarCraft is a good example of online content that we do not have access to without payment. They do offer a trial period that allows you to play for free up until the 20th level. The hope is that you will like their game so much, you will want to keep playing and will pay for more levels.
If we were to theoretically put this content under a Creative Commons license, the content would not be as good. The creators of the game would not be able to afford high end graphic designers and computer software builders to make an ascetically pleasing game with a good story line.
It would also offer less levels and achievements again for monetary reasons. My brother is a gamer and I have found that people interested in playing good online games don’t mind paying a monthly fee for quality content and fun.
Are any of you gamers and do you disagree and think these for profit online games should be free?
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