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$200 AAA MMO, No Monthly, No CS

fat_taddlerfat_taddler Wanaque, NJPosts: 286Member

Would you be willing to drop $200 on a AAA MMO if it meant getting a consistantly updated game with good support, and never  having to worry about a monthly fee or cash shop?

 

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  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    It depends, I would need a pretty awesome trial.

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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,316Member Uncommon
    This has been tried several time.  Lotro was one.  They all developed a cs. 

    Quit worrying about other players in a game and just play.

  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member

    Absolutely not.

    Look at those people who got burnt with lifetime subs in other games.

  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member

    Give 200€ to some company and at same time lose all control ,not so good idea,people should learn from what Anet just did.

    Sub is a must.

     

    Let's internet

  • Jerek_Jerek_ tulsa, OKPosts: 409Member
    i said no.  once they have the 200, whats driving them not to suck once the rush of new players is over?  without some kind of revenue the game becomes nothing but a drain on the company and no company in existance has the ethics to maintain a game just becuase they promised to.
  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    It depends, I would need a pretty awesome trial.

    Yeah, would have to try a trial first.

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  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    That would depend on the game

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • SilacoidSilacoid Chicago, ILPosts: 237Member
    Here is why this would be a terrible idea.  The company if it had any sort of business acumen would pocket the $200 from each fool, and then sit back and do nothing.  There would be no incentive for updating content ever.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,778Member Uncommon

    i dare say all these people coming up with these type of topic threads might be employees of gaming companies.... 

    stop the crap. It has been many years already since the last mmo was worth even $15 a month, or more than $60 for a box.

    Do you really think mmos are failing because they arent charging enough?  It is exactly the opposite, the gaming companies now only breath money and want to charge for everything, or charge higher prices. 

    Anything they do now with much better quality than what we have now, its worth what they are currently charging. If you cant see and understand that then would you care to show us how much they are paying you for those idiotic posts?

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  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Didn't vote as "it depends" wasn't an option.

    I'd need to know the developer, the publisher and the principals before I dropped $200 on a game. And a trial.

  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    i dare say all these people coming up with these type of topic threads might be employees of gaming companies.... 

    stop the crap. It has been many years already since the last mmo was worth even $15 a month, or more than $60 for a box.

    Do you really think mmos are failing because they arent charging enough?  It is exactly the opposite, the gaming companies now only breath money and want to charge for everything, or charge higher prices. 

    Anything they do now with much better quality than what we have now, its worth what they are currently charging. If you cant see and understand that then would you care to show us how much they are paying you for those idiotic posts?

    +1

    Unfortunately some of these forum users live in cloud cuckoo land.

  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by rojo6934
    i dare say all these people coming up with these type of topic threads might be employees of gaming companies.... stop the crap. It has been many years already since the last mmo was worth even $15 a month, or more than $60 for a box.Do you really think mmos are failing because they arent charging enough?  It is exactly the opposite, the gaming companies now only breath money and want to charge for everything, or charge higher prices. Anything they do now with much better quality than what we have now, its worth what they are currently charging. If you cant see and understand that then would you care to show us how much they are paying you for those idiotic posts?

    Actually I think it's very reasonable for gaming companies and publishers to take polls like this in order to figure out how to market games. The world is changing, tech is changing, players are changing and it's hard to keep up with it all.

  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    i dare say all these people coming up with these type of topic threads might be employees of gaming companies.... 

    stop the crap. It has been many years already since the last mmo was worth even $15 a month, or more than $60 for a box.

    Do you really think mmos are failing because they arent charging enough?  It is exactly the opposite, the gaming companies now only breath money and want to charge for everything, or charge higher prices. 

    Anything they do now with much better quality than what we have now, its worth what they are currently charging. If you cant see and understand that then would you care to show us how much they are paying you for those idiotic posts?

    You sir or mam are brilliant.  When I saw the title I just thought " Why dear god woiuld some one post this ". And you nailed what I was going to say, on the head.

  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Montreal, QCPosts: 531Member
    No , I did that once with STO a few years ago ... I remember not logging on my PC for about a week ... ahh the memories of one's epic failure in life!! :D
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    $200 for a game? I won't pay that for ANY game. There are just too many good alternatives.

     

  • CultOfXtcCultOfXtc nottinghamPosts: 378Member
    Ye sI paid £212 for TSW GM Lifer pack.  Well worth it, so I already have.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,996Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    $200 for a game? I won't pay that for ANY game. There are just too many good alternatives.

     

    $200 dollars for a game? I won't pay that for ANY game.  All of the alternatives out there are shallow offerings that fail to hold my interest over the long haul.

    I've been burned by paying for a 6 month sub for Rift and a 3 month sub for Tera and dropping out of both games in about 1.5 months.

    No mas.

    Even EVE, which I've gone back to several times and have almost 4 years playing time isn't worth this sort of deal, heck I might tire of it for good tomorrow.

     

     

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  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Yep I dropped $200 on the TSW lifetime as well, and I'd buy the LOTRO one if it was still available. The concept isn't new but OP is putting a new spin on it.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,290Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by moguy2
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    i dare say all these people coming up with these type of topic threads might be employees of gaming companies.... 

    stop the crap. It has been many years already since the last mmo was worth even $15 a month, or more than $60 for a box.

    Do you really think mmos are failing because they arent charging enough?  It is exactly the opposite, the gaming companies now only breath money and want to charge for everything, or charge higher prices. 

    Anything they do now with much better quality than what we have now, its worth what they are currently charging. If you cant see and understand that then would you care to show us how much they are paying you for those idiotic posts?

    You sir or mam are brilliant.  When I saw the title I just thought " Why dear god woiuld some one post this ". And you nailed what I was going to say, on the head.

    Just this once i'll totally agree with you, pretty much on all counts. image

  • madjonNZmadjonNZ AucklandPosts: 143Member

    any gaming company employees reading this?

     

    The OP's question is ridiculous - rather you should have asked -  " is the gaming community gullible enough to make the same mistakes twice by paying lots of money up front?"

     

     

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  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member
    No, too much risk for an unknown reward..
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    sure, that is exactly what I bought a lifetime sub for Secret World. Minus one dollar (199)

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    $200 for a game? I won't pay that for ANY game. There are just too many good alternatives.

     

    $200 dollars for a game? I won't pay that for ANY game.  All of the alternatives out there are shallow offerings that fail to hold my interest over the long haul.

    I've been burned by paying for a 6 month sub for Rift and a 3 month sub for Tera and dropping out of both games in about 1.5 months.

    No mas.

    Even EVE, which I've gone back to several times and have almost 4 years playing time isn't worth this sort of deal, heck I might tire of it for good tomorrow.

     

     

    Your mistake is to pay for 6 month when you don't know if you like it.

    Secondly, i don't see why "long haul" is important.  If you only pay $15 and have a fun month, and then leave, what is wrong with that?

    Plus, there are so many f2p MMOs out there. If you play DDO for free for 2 hours and then you don't like it, will you feel cheated?

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by ForumPvP

    Give 200€ to some company and at same time lose all control ,not so good idea,people should learn from what Anet just did.

    Sub is a must.

     

    With a sub you are not in control either. Look what Rift did to Saboteurs 1 month after release. They got nerfed into oblivion because people were whining and complaining so much.  A sub doesn't guarantee anything other than more cost.

     

    I am at a wait and see with A.Net - the patch isn't out and we shall see what happens.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,996Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jaedor

    Yep I dropped $200 on the TSW lifetime as well, and I'd buy the LOTRO one if it was still available. The concept isn't new but OP is putting a new spin on it.

    Well, you got part of the deal, but did still get stuck with a cash shop.  Way of the new world order I'm afraid.

     

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon

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