Consimworld, a large formerly free wargame discussion board is going to a pay for view format. MMP is quite active on Consimworld (much more so than here or the ASLML). Check out the story at http://www.consimworld.com
It would be interesting to know how many people are going to pony up the $15/20 per year. Someone mentioned that there are 15k member currently and they estimated that that number would go down to 5k on a subscription basis. Sounds like high estimate to me. Still, at $15 that is $75,000 a year. Not bad for running a wargame bulletin board. No benefits though (except that he gets a free copy of every game published by game companies with support forums)ktodd said:I would hope for more discussion here also, but I am afraid the depth that is covered in the company support forum on Consim will not make it here from MMP.
I just paid too. However I'm very sceptical how it will turn out - if even half of the most proficient posters stay it will be worthwhile, but I seriously doubt that.Janked said:I wonder why they just suddenly announced it with no seeming discussion. I signed up for it anyway 15 bucks for a year is not that big of a deal. I just wonder how many people will be sticking around. I also wonder if the game company people have to pay for a sub as well.
If you only play or care about ASL then this forum is ok. There are more official MMP posts on CSW and if you play other games then the forum here helps you little or none.Between here or Consim, I'd rather pay for these forums.
IMO, that Consim interface is really god awful.