By and large, I'm very glad that free-to-play exists. It's brought many fine, exceedingly hi-fidelity games back into the PC gaming fold, and I can't argue with the option to jump in without spending a cent, coin, point, spacebuck, gorgle, or smarnx. Well, except when I can ' and usually, that's when the subject of unlocking comes up. The reason? It's almost always excruciatingly slooooooooooow. Because naturally, those darn developers ' who apparently need to eat occasionallyand sleep under roofs
(the nerve!) ' want you to drop a few extra dimes to speed up the process. It is, then, somewhat shocking ' but no less appreciated ' that SOE's taking steps to buck that trend with PlanetSide 2
. Or at least make ita bit less of a bitter pill to swallow.