They seem to have adopted the idea in part, EQ2 now has an Extended server that has both free and subscription memberships. I'm actually quite enjoying the "Silver" level--One time $10. I get access to a good portion of the game, can unlock more of it with one-time payments, and don't have to feel like I'm wasting money if I'm not using it.
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"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"