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Would you sub $29.99 a month to a MMORPG if the game was just that incredible?

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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    Never... Nowadays, when devs can't even justify the cost of their minimum fee subs with rapid content updates, paying a sub of 30$ is just not something I can imagine doing no matter how great the game is...

     

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  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Considering it costs me over $75 to go to see 1 movie for 3 people for just under 2 hours of entertainment, YES, I'd definately pay $30 a month for a good mmorpg, IF there were no microtransactions.

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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,265Member Uncommon
    I'd pay $40 a month max for my perfect MMO.

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by WightyF2P/B2P are the bane of western MMO's... Does nothing but breeds Sh*t communities of spoiled brats.

    Oh, believe me, "premium" subscriptions and the like breed communities that are far, far worse.

    "I'm paying more, you WILL grovel!  Or I'll scream like a six year old girl who can't have a pony!  And kick my feet!"

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  • JohnH2005JohnH2005 Corpus Christi, TXPosts: 25Member
    Originally posted by Spiider
    Nope. 30$ a month would be way too much even for best game in the world. Imho.

    I really hope that was sarcasm.  I can only guess it is.

     

    Anyone who is really a gamer should be willing (not necessarily able to) to pay $30 per month for their dream game.  If a gamer ONLY played it two hours per day that would be 50 cents per hour for entertainment.  Their dream entertainment.  How could you not be willing to pay that?  Four hours per day means only 25 cents per hour.  

     

    Of course everyone's dream game would be different but the author asked if it were YOUR dream game.  If it was my dream game then YES I would.  I would drop $60.  Hell even a $100.

    If you use "plz" because it is shorter than "please" I will use "no" because it is shorter than "yes."

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon

      Im on the fence here..my perfect MMO would be perfect and not cost me 30/month

     

    *edit*  But I guess I can swing 1/day for somethign that was truely amazing, though not perfect

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  • JohnH2005JohnH2005 Corpus Christi, TXPosts: 25Member
    Originally posted by korent1991

    Never... Nowadays, when devs can't even justify the cost of their minimum fee subs with rapid content updates, paying a sub of 30$ is just not something I can imagine doing no matter how great the game is...

     

    So, if you loved the combat, loved the everything, had daily small updates, weekly free adventure packs, monthly zone additions, a new free expansion pack every six months, no microtransactions etc etc you would not pay that?  roflcakes.

    If you use "plz" because it is shorter than "please" I will use "no" because it is shorter than "yes."

  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILPosts: 1,311Member Uncommon

    Sorry but no. I budget X number of dollars to entertainment per month and I won't take money away from what I currently am doing nor just put more money into that budget. If any MMO wants to try such a thing, they are welcome to try. However, I seriously doubt they would get enough subsribers to make a go at it.

    Someone above made the comment that "f2p was the bane of western MMOs". I agree but not because they are supposed "free". The reason they are so BAD is because people expect EVERYTHING in a so-called MMO to be free. That is partially the fault of the "whinie freeloaders" but it is also the fault of the game companies for suggesting that a game is free by saying their particular MMO is "free to play". Companies WANT people to assume it is free and then play. They then are banking on the idea that if they play they will pay. Yes, free to play is a BAD thing not only for MMOs and gaming in general but for the gamer themselves.

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  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,228Member Uncommon

    I can see it now, an EA executive is reading a link to this thread thinking, "Yes, we'll make the perfect MMO and charge $30 a month - it'll be awesome."

    Sorry Mr. EA, no you won't. And neither will anyone else, MMO's are barely worth their $15 sub fee these days (many aren't). Unless you find the Quality Improvement Fairy, I don't see any MMO being worth $30.

  • Flaming_MMOFlaming_MMO Jefferson, GAPosts: 137Member
    There are no games today for me that are worth the $15 a month fee.  $30 a month?  Probably not in this economy, but in fantasy land, and with this wonderful MMO, sure, why not, I would give it a try for a couple months at least
  • Kuro1nKuro1n GothenburgPosts: 771Member
    Yes I could imagine paying up to ~70USD a month if it was truly my dream mmo.  Thats really cheap for such a service imo. :p
  • PalebanePalebane Tucson, AZPosts: 3,225Member
    For a holodeck experience, yes.

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  • TyrianPrimeTyrianPrime OlympusPosts: 106Member

    As to the OP title, you must be joking...not even WoW dared to increase it's monthly fee even when it was at it's peak.

    Subscriptions to be competitive should lower to $4,99 instead, even for anyone's incredible MMO. Unless you think gamers are sheeple for example, theoretically speaking, you could call them a lot of things, like immature kids, arrogant teeenagers, unsatisfied older gamers...but sheeple nope!

    Today's gamer , regardless of age, financial strength, has a gaming rig, not many can function, in order to play themselves without help. So by definition, it's rather too damn hard to trick this community into paying for crap MMOs, for long, if they don't even deserve it.

    On the opposite side, the industry , has produced mediocrities that asked for 12-14,99 a month, and have flopped between 1-6 months.

    The gamer community, with all it's weaknesses, has not yet lost it's good taste. Whenever the good, incredible MMO comes, it won't need to grab money way up high to 29,99 to make the difference, and pay the suit money grabbers.

    Instead it's not what the community would pay, it's what the industry fails to give, and that is a triple AAA MMO, that is really a triple AAA MMO, and even that, ain't worth more than 9 bucks tops a month, with some older terms, not a penny more from a ticket to the movies, as was the talk, when WoW was launched...and it did work fine!

    The only MMO that could dream of asking such a price, in it's prime was WoW, and they didn't...that should tell you something...not to be asking way more value than the one you sell:)

     

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  • mikecacklemikecackle City, ILPosts: 151Member
    Originally posted by Averof

    As to the OP title, you must be joking...not even WoW dared to increase it's monthly fee even when it was at it's peak.

    Subscriptions to be competitive should lower to $4,99 instead, even for anyone's incredible MMO. Unless you think gamers are sheeple for example, theoretically speaking, you could call them a lot of things, like immature kids, arrogant teeenagers, unsatisfied older gamers...but sheeple nope!

    Today's gamer , regardless of age, financial strength, has a gaming rig, not many can function, in order to play themselves without help. So by definition, it's rather too damn hard to trick this community into paying for crap MMOs, for long, if they don't even deserve it.

    On the opposite side, the industry , has produced mediocrities that asked for 12-14,99 a month, and have flopped between 1-6 months.

    The gamer community, with all it's weaknesses, has not yet lost it's good taste. Whenever the good, incredible MMO comes, it won't need to grab money way up high to 29,99 to make the difference, and pay the suit money grabbers.

    Instead it's not what the community would pay, it's what the industry fails to give, and that is a triple AAA MMO, that is really a triple AAA MMO, and even that, ain't worth more than 9 bucks tops a month, with some older terms, not a penny more from a ticket to the movies, as was the talk, when WoW was launched...and it did work fine!

    The only MMO that could dream of asking such a price, in it's prime was WoW, and they didn't...that should tell you something...not to be asking way more value than the one you sell:)

     

    $4.99? It costs probably 89 cents just to process the order.
    Another 25 cents to print out the required IRS paperwork, we've yet to even introduce infrastructure fee's, office space, server costs, bandwidth costs, customer service, employees, taxes, and the fact people do it for a profit...

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 839Member Uncommon
    I had two payed EVE accounts running for a long time, so I guess my answer is yes...
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,757Member Uncommon

    US15 a month is already too much. I would never poay a cent more than 15 a month even if it goes to bed with me every night after a gaming season.

    OP stop this nonsense threads, you know there are companies like EA out there that will take this topic personal and will assume everyone else will be willing to bend over to them just because you want to do it

     

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  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Most likely, no.

    Devs would have serious issues trying to create a game worthy of a $30 price tag at launch. Just not gonna happen.

    I'll pay $15 for an incredible game, just show me that game.

    I'll just sit here twiddling my thumbs, waiting patiently. image

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  • Jerek_Jerek_ tulsa, OKPosts: 409Member

    no question.  hell I would pay that price even for the weak games we have now, just to see what changes it made in the playerbase.

    I'd pay even more for just 1 high quality MMO experience were the developers could afford to focus on their customers instead of wasting time trying to find ways to get anything they can from people who can't or won't pay to play their games.

  • NacarioNacario World Wide WebPosts: 217Member
    I'd gladly pay 30 bucks to a Darkfall Unholy Wars with devs that showed the same amount of attention and communication as Trion Worlds / Rift.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,757Member Uncommon
    hey parents, hide your cards quickly, your kids want to spend double for the same crap mmo!

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  • ColdrenColdren Nowhereville, TNPosts: 456Member Uncommon

    If by "just that incredible" you mean Ultima Online 2 ( A real sequel, with all of the goodness still found in the original, with housing, guilds, skils, itemization, customization, only expanded and enhanced, with a modern graphics engine)?

    Yes... Yes I would.

    But since it's pretty obvious it will never happen, the answer is no.

    It has nothing to do with FFA PvP and full looting. That can stay in the past. But the housing system, fully customizable EVERYTHING in your house, furniture and all, non-instanced in a world with limited space for everyone to see.. The Skill system, with better thought to consequences of skill selection. The crafting and itemization, with better balance and a larger variety in appearance with the same ability to do small things, like dye everything a different color. The faction system, with territorial control, politics, capturable POI's and keeps (Think DAoC). A better more flexible UI.. The methods by which people can make their own activities, and RP can take route in lasting ways.

    THIS I would pay for.. but THIS will never happen.

  • Jerek_Jerek_ tulsa, OKPosts: 409Member
    Originally posted by rojo6934
    hey parents, hide your cards quickly, your kids want to spend double for the same crap mmo!

    so.. a price increase would mean less kids in my game ?  bonus.

  • JohnH2005JohnH2005 Corpus Christi, TXPosts: 25Member
    Originally posted by rojo6934
    hey parents, hide your cards quickly, your kids want to spend double for the same crap mmo!

    Oh, now I remember why I stayed away from this site for so long.  Idiots that cannot read.  Idiots with no imagination.  /strolls away

    If you use "plz" because it is shorter than "please" I will use "no" because it is shorter than "yes."

  • HefaistosHefaistos BucharestPosts: 186Member

    I would pay 50E/month if needed for my dream mmo

     

    Open World - Daoc, Darkfall, other

    Free for All PvP - Daoc, Darkfall, other

    Full loot pvp - Darkfall, other

    Very small cities - safe zones. - Darkfall, other

    20-30 classes to choose from. - Daoc

    Clan owned keeps - Daoc, Darkfall, others

    Dungeons owned by realm (specific pvp quests - conquer the Main Keep, open portal of the dungeon for your realm, zone in, when u lose keep, another realm can enter the dungeon and you meet there for more fascinating pvp) - Daoc

    Housing area - Daoc, FF11

    Good crafting - Daoc, other

    Specific class armor - quests that are impossible to solo, full party minimum. Chain quest that will take you few months to do it. - FF11

    PvP Ranks/Levels - Daoc, Rift, other

    Player designed world - Buy land, build a small area with NPCS, buildings, npcs with quests: craft questios, gathering quests, grind quests, pvp quests, cash only reward, 24h timer for each account to repeat one quest. Not ez to exploit, player will search for more habitats to gain rep. Each habitat gives Prestige xp, each owner of habi receives Awesomeness xp. There are zillions of ideas how you can create a world of your own. I cant imagine some guy NOT spending all of his resources by creating the best habitat around that is. Its like you build your own fantasy in a game. Then again,since its a sensitivive subject pvping is not allowed inside this. After you build a small habitat, you can upgrade your habitat to even bigger one. Maybe let players buy houses inside your city ?

    Naval system - Trading routes, fishing routes, warfare routes, clans can handle The Harbour very good.

     

     

    As you can see its all about Open World, Player Created World, Free For All and SOCIALISING!!! 

     

    ALL WE NEED IS A FREAKIN HUGE BIG WORLD!

     

     

     

     

  • NovaRyuNovaRyu West Milford, FLPosts: 26Member

    easy answer, 100% yes.

     

    Half the people on these boards pay $100+ a month for their cell service/data plan. I spend far more hours playing a good MMO then I do putzing around my phone, so 30 bucks is a no brainer.

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