blundertwink Posted March 7 Share Posted March 7 As anyone can plainly see, NovaQuark is looking for people to join their team: https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/companies/novaquark/jobs The top open position is for a Monetization Designer. That means one thing: DU is getting in app purchases, and I'd expect is going free to play long-term. The sub model doesn't work for a game of this scale and never will...Regardless of your feelings on free to play as a model, this is what MMOs that don't work as subs invariably do because it sometimes works...and there's really no other option. Here are the responsibilities for the new role in case you think this means something else: Product owner for the monetization design. Design flexible monetization and economy systems and features (progression & reward structures, currencies, sinks & sources etc.) with coherent KPIs and testing plans. Work closely with Design on progression, unlocks, economy and with Art on new content definition & production Collaborate with Finance & Producers on KPIs & Business Plan and with Live Ops/Data regarding new content & key KPIs Work closely with UI & Engineers regarding backend tools and with Marketing on asset production for new content Day-to-day contact for all internal teams when it comes to building and delivering monetization features Write and maintain design documentation that will serve as a reference to guide interdependent teams. Provide your input on in-game content and pricing + come up with suggestions to refine designs. As has been said many times, if DU is going to survive....it can't survive as a subscription game. Unfortunately, I tend to think this will freeze feature dev for a long while (as if it has ever been a priority for the past years lol). This will mean many more refactors to core systems to make the game work around monetization, which is time that won't be spent on things like TW. What do you think about DU getting IAPs? Do you think DU going free to play is inevitable with this...or will they still cling to the delusion of a sub? Shaman and Lasersmith 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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