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It’s time to wake up and realze whats going on. You need to stop renting server time for a game that you already own. Basically a game subscription is nothing more than a rent/tax.
What other commodity can you own where you have to continuously pay tax to actually use it?
Some of you may say property. As you have to continuously pay tax to continue owning it. Well you can control the tax rate through your vote or where you live. But server “tax” is fixed and you have little choice other than to discontinue using the item you own (cancel subscription) or continue to pay the ”tax”.
Lets take a look at the “tax”. If you buy a P2P game for $60, you then have to pay a “tax” to continue using it. If your subscription is $15 a month you are paying $180 a year in “tax” or a rate of 300%/year. That is absolutely ridiculous. No wonder game CEO’s like Blizzards, Bobby Kotick, is taking in $14,950,182.00 a year (2009 data) and floating around in a $34.000.000.00 yacht.
When you buy a car or house, you most likely will not pay more than 10% annually in tax for the privilege of owning it. And again you have a say on the rate you are willing to pay.
I for one have decided, I will no longer pay an ownership tax to play a game I already outright own. I hope you see the wisdom in this argument and consider a “Buy to Play” [0% tax] game verses the “Pay to Play” [300% TAX] games. It only makes sense to me.
It’s time for a new Boston tea party, and though out these greedy game companies.
And to think there are people who chose to play 2-3, P2P games at the same time. [shakes head]
Let me know if you agree with me or just don’t mind this “TAX”