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would you pa $50 a month for an MMO?

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  • zanebergeronzanebergeron winona, TXPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    Nope!  $50 a month is a bit going overboard, it better come with a personal servant to cook, clean, and goto work for me.

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  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Originally posted by zanebergeron

    Nope!  $50 a month is a bit going overboard, it better come with a personal servant to cook, clean, and goto work for me.

    It would also have to have a "Pause Real Life" feature because such a game would be the ultimate time consumer. Therefore, the PRL feature would ensure we don't waste our lives dedicated to this pocket cleaner :-D

     

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  • BeyornBeyorn Canton, GAPosts: 249Member Uncommon

    Yes!


     


    If they catered to my play style I would (sadly, casual now; P).  They would also have to be quick with patches, new content, and bug fixes.

  • EricDanieEricDanie Rio de JaneiroPosts: 2,238Member

    Of course, entertainment outside is so expensive. But the bar for quality would be set incredibly high, constant updates and some very diverse content, not some basic combat-only gameplay we all see every day. Something that only a $50 monthly fee could be able to raise enough budget for, but I fear this would make no difference because the number of subscriptions would basically make the budget the same as if the game had a $15 monthly fee.

    If they did an incredibly good marketing campaign, not to mention offering trials from day one, they could be able to show their game is actually worth the $50 fee.

  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Come to think of it..... I never thought I would be paying over $130 on a cell phone bill, almost $200 on a cable bill and.... Ok so maybe I would, but it would have to be perfect.... I mean really perfect. Perfect for me would mean not having to grind for hours without success at times, not camping one mob against 20 other players, not having an economy ran by RMT and.... aw heck, forget it'll never happen in this life...

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  • UmbroodUmbrood gbgPosts: 1,847Member Uncommon

    Perhaps it has been mentioned but were there not an EQ server that charged you just that?

    One with increased GM events and a lot of other fluff?

    Just seem to remember something like that.

     

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  • sonicbrewsonicbrew Sparkill, NYPosts: 511Member

    No I would not "pa" $50.00 a month for any MMO

    “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.” ~ Italian proverb

  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member

    I like all the people saying no when I bet atleast 50% of those are going to be spending $50/mo playing GW2 and their CS items.

    As I see it we are still at $15/mo because we have less in depth games with a fraction of the content as before. Without increasing the cost to play we can't expect to have the same quality of MMOs as in the past.

    Anyone heard of inflation?

    Why so many think $15/mo is expensive I don't know but I do know that most people spend that almost on one meal at McD's.

  • Kaynos1972Kaynos1972 Quebec, QCPosts: 2,316Member

    I already paid 50$ a month for a few mmo's i only played 1 month.

  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Originally posted by Thorbrand

     

    Anyone heard of inflation?

    Why so many think $15/mo is expensive I don't know but I do know that most people spend that almost on one meal at McD's.

    This.

    Remember when a meal at McD's was only like $3? man times have changed since I was a kid.

    Cable TV use to be like $50 and now its tripple that depending on carrier and package. I also agree with you that we get what we pay for. However; I'm hoping that will all change with foundational changes like GW2 is brining to the table. I know most people will spend $50 or more a month at the CS, but the fact still remains that, its optional and not mandatory. So the people with less self control can feed the greed while those of us with more moderate taste can still enjoy that game.

    I thgink $50 a month will be reality someday actually, one day we will all look back at the "good ol days" and say; man remeber when mmo's were $12-$15?

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  • VidirVidir GothenburgPosts: 944Member Uncommon

    no

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member

    Originally posted by zanebergeron

    Nope!  $50 a month is a bit going overboard, it better come with a personal servant to cook, clean, and goto work for me.

    some of these response are amazing to me. The whole 'better come with ____" and all of those ____ are possible right now today for $1000's of dollars a month but yet if you throw a game into it, it better only cost $50?

     

    wtf?

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon

    Hmmm for $50 a month...

    Free expansions

    Security - preventative measures and reliable recovery

    Quality content - not quantity

    A box of chocolates every month

    Player generated content

    Dynamically generated content - ala Skyrim infinite quest system

    Customer loyalty program

    Payments for psychiatrist after having played the game non stop in order to justify price

    Constant dev support

    Voice chat

    Solid in-game support

    Solid out-of-game support - mobile apps, wiki etc

    Zero bugs

    Minimal to no server downtime

     

    In hindsight I might as well just spend $50 on the lottery.

     

     

     

    Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member

    why do so many gamers expect more from their game for $50 then what would ever be possible in real life?

    example of some of the response: s8x (ok that would not run you $50 a month that is for sure), house cleaning (ok that is what? $100 a month min, house cooking? (ok maybe $1000), monthly chocolates? ok thats around $15 a month off of you massively huge $50 expense.

    more then likely most of you spend more than $50 a month on what you consume while playing an MMO.

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • JakardJakard 98390, WAPosts: 415Member

    Hpnesstly? Yes, I would.

    If there was a "perfect" game that I couldn't get enough of, I definitely think I would pay 50 dollars a month for. Truthfully, there's worse things I spend my money on. LOL

  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Watch this....

    My Honda accord use to cost $20-$26 to get a full tank. On my way into work today I payed $53 for a full tank lol

    People can say what they want but  if it came down to it they would mostly all go against their own word. I use to say I would NEVER pay more than $30-$35 for a tank of gas but lets face it, we don't control those who control the price :-)

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  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Originally posted by Magnetia

    Hmmm for $50 a month...

    Free expansions

    Security - preventative measures and reliable recovery

    Quality content - not quantity

    A box of chocolates every month

    Player generated content

    Dynamically generated content - ala Skyrim infinite quest system

    Customer loyalty program

    Payments for psychiatrist after having played the game non stop in order to justify price

    Constant dev support

    Voice chat

    Solid in-game support

    Solid out-of-game support - mobile apps, wiki etc

    Zero bugs

    Minimal to no server downtime

     

    In hindsight I might as well just spend $50 on the lottery.

     

     

     

    Yep because that game you just detailed will never exsist  x-D

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member

    Originally posted by Scripture1

    Watch this....

    My Honda accord use to cost $20-$26 to get a full tank. On my way into work today I payed $53 for a full tank lol

    People can say what they want but  if it came down to it they would mostly all go against their own word. I use to say I would NEVER pay more than $30-$35 for a tank of gas but lets face it, we don't control those who control the price :-)

    many of them would stop gaming out of principle because they feel the price is unfair and then start doing real life stuff at a cost of around 50 times that which they were spending for games and for 1/2 the fun factor.

     

    why? because some people are flat out st*pid

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • MaquiameMaquiame Posts: 794Member Uncommon

    Yes i would I have always said that the boutique hotel/premium service model mmo is the way to go nowadays,

    And for those trying to turn this into some ethics debate I hope you were out on the street during the Wall Street protests, otherwise you are pretty much just spitting hot air. There are plenty of choices out there for those who don't want to pay for such a service.

    People have been paying premium services for things for hundreds of years. Want a better home, pay more money, want better clothes, etc. People have been paying more money for things since the times of the Egyptians. This is what humans do, and until we abolish money and this becomes some Star Trek age that will not change.

    I would glady pay for a 50 dollar mmo with policed servers, constant gm events and a free cash shop if there was one. If sports fans can have on the court or skybox seats why can't I have a premium server with rp enforced rules and constant gm events?

    That same company would have to know that if I am not getting the services I am paying extra for I will drop them like a hot rock covered in acid.

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    Any mmo worth its salt should be like a good prostitute when it comes to its game world- One hell of a faker, and a damn good shaker!

  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member

    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    Originally posted by Scripture1

    Watch this....

    My Honda accord use to cost $20-$26 to get a full tank. On my way into work today I payed $53 for a full tank lol

    People can say what they want but  if it came down to it they would mostly all go against their own word. I use to say I would NEVER pay more than $30-$35 for a tank of gas but lets face it, we don't control those who control the price :-)

    many of them would stop gaming out of principle because they feel the price is unfair and then start doing real life stuff at a cost of around 50 times that which they were spending for games and for 1/2 the fun factor.

     

    why? because some people are flat out st*pid

    I Lol'd out loud at this. so true, so true lol

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  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,733Member Uncommon

    No b/c even a perfect mmo wouldn;t be fresh enough each month to be worth the price of a new game. Devs would have to release massive patches to the game for me to consider paying that much.

  • MsGamerladyMsGamerlady Mmoville, INPosts: 181Member Uncommon

    I can't spend that much and I won't.

    It doesn't matter if a game has all the bells and whistles I could hope for.

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member

    Originally posted by QSatu

    No b/c even a perfect mmo wouldn;t be fresh enough each month to be worth the price of a new game. Devs would have to release massive patches to the game for me to consider paying that much.

    I think you miss the point completely. I am suggesting that if they charged $50 a month they could hire tons more developers and have new content every single night.

    3 times the revenue one would assume 3 times the content would be possible.

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,733Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by SEANMCAD

    Originally posted by QSatu

    No b/c even a perfect mmo wouldn;t be fresh enough each month to be worth the price of a new game. Devs would have to release massive patches to the game for me to consider paying that much.

    I think you miss the point completely. I am suggesting that if they charged $50 a month they could hire tons more developers and have new content every single night.

    3 times the revenue one would assume 3 times the content would be possible.

    With 2k posts on this forum you should know it doesn't work that way. And the game would have to feel fresh. Adding 20 dungeons each week wouldn't be cool at all.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common

    i didnt read all the older posts

    but Everquest did charge players $40.00 / month for a special server (Stormhammer) 10 years ago

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/everquest-legends-qanda-2848677

     

    it lasted 4 years before it was shutdown

     

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