First of all i was a fan, and i m still a fan if this is not true.
I hope they ll change there mind, doing a MMO will be a fail (player view, perhaps it's will be good for cash). And F2P is the badest model, it's like to sell your soul to the god of monay like Diablo 3/Blizzard have already done, dont matter how you do it a F2P model is bad.
A subscription with a part of free content as trial (until level XX with zone locked) is and still the only "good" way to do an MMO much better than X Days free, or you fall on the dark side....
I just learned this, and i wonder if i was right to give monay for this, not sure i ll buy Torchlight 2 if they really think to do this, even if i really like Torchlight 2.
Any company doing F2P model is on my black list.
Beside that i dont think MMO is good idea, they (runic) are too young for this doing several project in same time will end with more problem and more customer unhappy. You already cant deliver a single product in multiple language at launch.. insane.
But i know this day when you see how blizzard robed customers, there is definitively lots of monay to take. Take care to the dark side. What is your main priority quick cash or make great games (tips great game give lot of cash AND good mood for players)?
too young too young too young, F2P !!!! arrrrrg. dead.
sad sad sad.
NO to MMO, NO to F2P ! one billon times.