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£12.99 a month? Pre-order cancelled.

TeiloTeilo LiverpoolMember Posts: 284

Why so expensive in the UK?

(Please don't try the VAT excuse: every sub charges that.)

I like the game, but not that much.

I'm not paying that.

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  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyMember Posts: 1,120 Uncommon
    It’s not that much all things considered, but yes even EVE made the sub more competitive in the UK recently.
  • WickedjellyWickedjelly Yahoo, COMember Posts: 4,990

    Have they discussed this at all? Simply doesn't make sense. Doubt you're alone OP which is a shame.

    1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

    2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

    3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  • AnirethAnireth Member Posts: 788 Uncommon

    Because they think they can get away with it. Most of the times, it works.

    I'll wait to the day's end when the moon is high
    And then I'll rise with the tide with a lust for life, I'll
    Amass an army, and we'll harness a horde
    And then we'll limp across the land until we stand at the shore

  • jdnycjdnyc Long Island City, NYMember Posts: 1,696

    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTMember Posts: 4,837 Uncommon
    Originally posted by jdnyc
    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

    Meh! Skip a candy bar or a soda. It's about  .66 cents US per day.   

    Death is nothing to us, since when we are, Death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.

  • KingGatorKingGator Tampa, FLMember Posts: 428 Uncommon

    The VAT isn't an excuse. Don't think of it as paying moar for the game, think of it as paying for generations of progressive politics. :)

  • WickedjellyWickedjelly Yahoo, COMember Posts: 4,990
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by jdnyc
    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

    Meh! Skip a candy bar or a soda. It's about  .66 cents US per day.   

     If they did this in the US people would have a conniption fit. They should change it. Only going to hurt their own sales. Doesn't make any sense.

    1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

    2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

    3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonMember Posts: 409
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by jdnyc
    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

    Meh! Skip a candy bar or a soda. It's about  .66 cents US per day.   

    Its the princible of the fact. Some times you just have to say no. To me it looks like fear, they need to make as much as they can before it goes ftp.

  • KingGatorKingGator Tampa, FLMember Posts: 428 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wickedjelly
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by jdnyc
    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

    Meh! Skip a candy bar or a soda. It's about  .66 cents US per day.   

     If they did this in the US people would have a conniption fit. They should change it. Only going to hurt their own sales. Doesn't make any sense.

    The difference is probably largely a matter of taxation. I am not sure how it works over there, but if the VAT tax is applied to this then it could very easily account for the difference, we don't have one here.

  • korat102korat102 Milton KeynesMember Posts: 313

    Something a lot of these companies have been doing for a long time now is using the same numeric value across the board for the subs. So they charge, say, $19.99 in the US and £19.99 in the UK. Presumably hoping nobody will notice the excessive amounts some of them end up paying due to exchange rates, etc. It sounds like a bit of a scam but at the end of the day I suppose people should check and don't *have* to subscribe.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderMember Posts: 9,356 Rare

    Keep in mind that the US sum includes sales tax and the US one does not.

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • BademBadem CheshireMember Posts: 830

    Lose a lot of potential subs there

     

    Most games in UK these days for a monthyl sub are about £8. Sterling is strong these days and savvy consumers will not appreciate being gouged like this.

  • Sameer1979Sameer1979 ParisMember Posts: 362
    Originally posted by coxyroxy
    Originally posted by Amjoco
    Originally posted by jdnyc
    That is a lot - it's over $20 US converted.

    Meh! Skip a candy bar or a soda. It's about  .66 cents US per day.   

    Its the princible of the fact. Some times you just have to say no. To me it looks like fear, they need to make as much as they can before it goes ftp.

    They have been charging 18 euros for Anarchy Online for years now, is that a fear too? for a 7 year old game?

    *rolls eyes*

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 3,039 Uncommon

    Considering every other MMO.. SWTOR, WOW, TERA, pick one.. are £8.99 incl VAT a month asking £12.99 is a bit cheeky. Especially when it's only 1 country being asked to pay 40% extra.

  • BademBadem CheshireMember Posts: 830
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Keep in mind that the US sum includes sales tax and the US one does not.

    erm what?

  • KingGatorKingGator Tampa, FLMember Posts: 428 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Obidom
    Lose a lot of potential subs there   Most games in UK these days for a monthyl sub are about £8. Sterling is strong these days and savvy consumers will not appreciate being gouged like this.

    If the game is good people will pay it. If the game is good I know I'd pay it, it really isn't that much money. My big problem with this game is they're going to hit me with a sub fee AND have a cash shop, i think its an either or proposition, and i prefer a sub personally.

  • sgelsgel Member Posts: 1,304 Uncommon

    I liked it... but not enough to pay such a subscription fee...

    I'll wait a few months until it's F2P.

    ..Cake..

  • KingGatorKingGator Tampa, FLMember Posts: 428 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kabaal
    Considering every other MMO.. SWTOR, WOW, TERA, pick one.. are £8.99 incl VAT a month asking £12.99 is a bit cheeky. Especially when it's only 1 country being asked to pay 40% extra.

    /shrug, maybe they're the first company that decided the consumer should eat this tax not them, after all you voted for the represenatives that enacted the tax. mmos are very cheap if you consider the amount of entertainment one gets from a well done mmorpg. No idea if this title is one of those, but I am sure the devs would like to think so.

  • Sameer1979Sameer1979 ParisMember Posts: 362
    Originally posted by sgel
    I liked it... but not enough to pay such a subscription fee... I'll wait a few months until it's F2P.

    Sure a niche game starting with small but strong base will go F2P in few months. You are confusing TSW with SWTOR which was made for mass consumption, opened with 100+ servers and fell flat on its face.

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 3,039 Uncommon
    Originally posted by KingGator
    Originally posted by Kabaal
    Considering every other MMO.. SWTOR, WOW, TERA, pick one.. are £8.99 incl VAT a month asking £12.99 is a bit cheeky. Especially when it's only 1 country being asked to pay 40% extra.

    /shrug, maybe they're the first company that decided the consumer should eat this tax not them, after all you voted for the represenatives that enacted the tax. mmos are very cheap if you consider the amount of entertainment one gets from a well done mmorpg. No idea if this title is one of those, but I am sure the devs would like to think so.

    The tax doesn't have anything to do with it as it's the same 20% it's been for years, even if it did a 40% hike is just double dipping.

  • FredomSekerZFredomSekerZ Long Beach, CAMember Posts: 1,156
    Originally posted by Sameer1979
    Originally posted by sgel
    I liked it... but not enough to pay such a subscription fee... I'll wait a few months until it's F2P.

    Sure a niche game starting with small but strong base will go F2P in few months. You are confusing TSW with SWTOR which was made for mass consumption, opened with 100+ servers and fell flat on its face.

    I'm still trying to find that many games that went F2P in a few months. Almost all of them take 2-3 years before converting.

  • lovebuglovebug burnleyMember Posts: 257 Uncommon

    ive just sent an email to there support asking how much it is if it is £12.99 a mouth i will canncel my pre order to.

  • channel84channel84 CyberjayaMember Posts: 585 Uncommon

    Easy solution, just change your address and country to US and you'll be charge in USD. Problem solved

  • lovebuglovebug burnleyMember Posts: 257 Uncommon

    update yes it is £12.99 a mouth they say you might get it a bit cheaper if you sub for longer but nothing said yet ive cannceld my pre order not paying that much.

  • rpgalonrpgalon canilMember Posts: 430

    buy game time cards instead of paying trought funcom....

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