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Anyone else regret their Lifetime purchase?

UnojcUnojc Bellbrook, OHPosts: 29Member

I do.  Never thought I'd say it.  Played a whole month and haven't touched it since.  Learned my lesson on buying lifetime accounts.  Next time ill play a month or two before deciding.

 

I'm curious how many others have stopped playing their lifetime.

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  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,557Member Uncommon

    I don't buy lifetimes, but at least you can go back to it when they add some more content.  I'm assuming you were one of those the tore through it in a month (which wasn't too tough to do).

    Cancelled my sub, saving cash for the holidays.  The game was content light but the content they did have was top notch.

  • MulliMulli ManchesterPosts: 94Member
    Nope; and the general consensus amongst my cabal mates (many of whom also have lifetimes) is the same.
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    It's been my experience that game companies offering a lifetime subscription are concerned about their games longevity - if a customer was only estimated to stay for a month or 2, selling them a lifetime subscription is more profitable.  Or perhaps the developing company is so bankrupt that they need a major cash infusion .. which is only good for the short term.  It comes back to a games longevity after that, when money & content releases dry up shortly thereafter.

     

    Poor STO lifetime subscribers .. would they have made that purchase if they knew the game would go F2P? .. or if they knew the game would have longevity issues?

     

    I'd avoid lifetime sub's for any themepark throwaway type game.  OK LoTR fans, flame away, lol.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
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    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member
    Don't log in that often but don't regret my lifetime sub.  It is (currently) always waiting there for me when I feel like playing.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon

    I wish I bought the lifetime. Same with LOTRO.

    This way I'd be able to dip my feet in over time and the cost would be minimal.

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    I don't understand how anyone would even consider a lifetime without at the very least playing the game for 2-3 months...for any game, not just TSW.

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  • abyss404abyss404 Lemont, ILPosts: 67Member Common
    Absolutely not, great game and I don't see myself losing steam anytime soon.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    I don't understand how anyone would even consider a lifetime without at the very least playing the game for 2-3 months...for any game, not just TSW.

    They proably shouldn't which is why I don't have one for TSW or LOTRO.

    After the fact I regeretted it.

  • shinkanshinkan BestinPosts: 229Member

    I play the secret world and its a ok game, but regardless of game I cannot understand that we have people stupid enough to buy lifetime accounts. No developer with enough believe in them selves will offer up lifetime accounts either... just shows lack of faith in their product.

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    I don't understand how anyone would even consider a lifetime without at the very least playing the game for 2-3 months...for any game, not just TSW.

    They proably shouldn't which is why I don't have one for TSW or LOTRO.

    After the fact I regeretted it.

    Do they not sell it anymore? why do you regret it?

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  • DarhammDarhamm The Frozen NorthPosts: 67Member Uncommon
    It's too early to say. I regret not buying the LOTRO one, though. Still, TSW is "young" for a MMO so we'll have to see how the next year will be :)

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  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph SarajevoPosts: 1,070Member Uncommon

    i am buy lifetime after played one month,,not regret

    for sure i ll play this game for long time

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • elvenwolfelvenwolf RomePosts: 139Member
    I am honestly tempted to buy one. I like TSW, but in small doses, so i like to play it for a bit, resub, then quit , and so on, so probably a lifetime is the best for me, so i could just jump in and out at leasure.
  • UnojcUnojc Bellbrook, OHPosts: 29Member
    Originally posted by Mardukk

    I don't buy lifetimes, but at least you can go back to it when they add some more content.  I'm assuming you were one of those the tore through it in a month (which wasn't too tough to do).

    Cancelled my sub, saving cash for the holidays.  The game was content light but the content they did have was top notch.

    I'm not one to tear through content.  I'm actually a slow player.  I'm halfway through the last zone doing missions.  Barely touched any instance stuff.

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAPosts: 682Member

    No.

    If I have a strong interest in a game, I almost always buy a lifetime sub if it's available. I've never failed to get my money's worth out of a lifetime sub. Good value for me.

    Optional PvP = No PvP
  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    I did not buy a lifetime sub. I was actually very tempted to do so and was close to buying one.

    Instead after the 1st month was up I bought a year sub. If I remember correct it came out to be $12 a month or so, plus you got 5k store points ( if I remember right ).

    I think its a great game and do play it casually. After the 1st month I knew it was something I would play, but would have to play for around 2 years to even start getting value of a lifetime. I figured if after a year I would see if I was playing it enough to continue to sub, if so I might buy another year sub.

    I might regret not buying a lifetime at a later date, if the game proves worthy of more than 2 years time. And to be honest I can see this going F2P or Freemium before 2 years is up. A great game that I feel should have done better, but looking at the numbers Funcom is posting and the probability of F2P model I am glad I resisted the impulse to buy lifetime.

  • dancingstardancingstar LeedsPosts: 346Member Uncommon
    Nope, no regrets -- except perhaps that I didn't get it in time to get a silly number of bonus store points.
  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Love having the lifetime. No regrets at all.

  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    I don't understand how anyone would even consider a lifetime without at the very least playing the game for 2-3 months...for any game, not just TSW.

    They proably shouldn't which is why I don't have one for TSW or LOTRO.

    After the fact I regeretted it.

    Do they not sell it anymore? why do you regret it?

    The Grand Master Pack lifetime sub is stil available.

  • ChtugaChtuga OsloPosts: 113Member

    No regrets at all.

    Only wish more games would offer such a deal!

  • plutosamsplutosams Seattle, WAPosts: 49Member
    Definitely don't regret it.  I just barely finished the story line; which was amazing.  I still have so much left and they are still providing monthly-ish updates.  I like that I can hop in and out as I want and I don't have to worry about resubscribing.  
  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Siveria
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    What did you dislike about the game?

  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,053Member Uncommon

    I regret buying the lifetime-account.

    I was in open beta and everything looked rather good. And the first month playing was also a blast, given that I never played alone but allways with friends.

    The point were I started regretting it was after the first month, when I finished the main-story and started running Transylvania and hardmodes day in and out.
    Up until then, the progress was rather good and I thought that I would've lots of time before me to slowly get all the skills and master the hardmodes.

    Boy I couldn't have been more wrong....

    After the second month I was done with 100% of the skillwheel due to the tons of AP/SP getting thrown at you in Transylvania and the hardmodes where only challenging before you got all 10.1/10.2 items. At this point the whole thing got rather boring and the challenge of the hardmodes wasn't so challenging anymore.

    I eventually stayed and played until I was done with all hardmodes that got patched in with 1.2. By that time I allready had a complete set of 10.4/10.4 and was collecting bullions for my next set.

    The people I played with and who still played cleared the NYC raid on their second run and after seeing the loot and the lockout-timer half of those people quit TSW after another two weeks, as there's no point to it wasting any more time to get their gear to 10.5.

    To sum it up: The speed of progress until 100% skillwheel and complete set of 10.4 is waaaaay too fast, the hardmodes and the raid are too easy, and the time you would need to get a full set of 10.5 is ridiculously long compared to what you've faced up until that point.

    Good game with good ideas, but Funcom didn't manage to control the speed of progression.

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    love my lifetime pack.

    that made it B2P and now I'm one of the cool kids not having to pay a sub for my favourite game.

    Also they keep pumping out top notch content. No regrets.

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  • SanHorSanHor ZagrebPosts: 336Member

    I see no point in lifetime subs because I'd never regret paying 15$/month for a good MMO.

    On the other hand, purchasing lifetime for a MMO that holds my attention for a just a few months is a complete waste of money imo.

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