But Log-In Queues A Problem
DC Universe Online has recently adopted a tiered free-to-play model... and over the course of a few short days, their player numbers have increased by a whopping 1000 percent. SOE president John Smedley acknowleged the massive boom in a recent tweet ("we are over 1000 per cent of our pre-F2P concurrent numbers")... but admits that this massive influx of new gamers has taken a major toll on their online infrastructure.
We're very aware of the long queues and other issues.We're on it.
We apologise for the log-in queues. We're working on adding more hardware and working on our servers so we don't have them.
Whether these new gamers are spending money on microtransactions (and upgrading to the next tier) isn't yet clear, but the F2P model has more than demonstrated its viability in terms of raw numbers. We'll keep you posted on the latest DCUO developments as we hear them.