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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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  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNMember Posts: 877
    Fuck no, that is plain ridiculous greed right there and gullible customers.  No MMO is worth that much and even $15 is too much for some/most MMOs out there.
  • ScotScot UKMember Posts: 6,169 Uncommon
    A console for $30? Get me one too will you. :)

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  • PsyentistPsyentist Seattle, WAMember Posts: 46 Uncommon

    All this hoopla over $30?  lmao.

    YOUR Dream MMO, people.

    Half of the posters rationalize why its not possible, others whine about they wouldnt pay that much for any current title...

    Of course you should pay $30 to play the best version of your favorite sub-genre of mmo, and yet people say no?  Hell, I bet half of the people on this forum pay for internet just to game anyway.  Perspective.

     

    Edit: Oh, and just to make a point, I'd pay $30/mo to play some old games, full with the populations and support from their heyday.

  • LoverNoFighterLoverNoFighter Star CItyMember Posts: 294
    Originally posted by mikecackle
    Imagine your most favorite MMORPG game ever in your head and say it exists and you play it full time every day.. And it has so much content you couldnt shake your snake at it all...Would you sub $29.99 a month to this type of game? What's the most you would pay for a monthly subscription? Or do you think no matter how good a game is, its only worth a minimal fee?    

    Give me SWG pre cu and I'll sub 2 accounts in a flash.

  • davestr1zldavestr1zl MelbMember Posts: 218

    If the game was quite literally _perfect_ and did everything I wanted it to and had everything I wanted out of it - then yes. $30 a month is a rather small amount to pay for something that would presumably entertain me for several hours a day, every day of every week. You pay more than that going out to see a movie once if you get food/drinks.

    That being said, however, there is absolutely zero chance that game would ever exist for me, so I wouldnt ever really need to worry about it.

  • zimboy69zimboy69 chicargo, FLMember Posts: 388 Uncommon

    almost everyone would pay $30 a month for there perfect game

    even i would, and i hate subscriptions but the chance to play my absolute perfect game that dose everything i want it  to

    would be  amazing 

    just one small snag  my perfect game is different from everyone elses

     

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  • SephastusSephastus New Brunswick, NJMember Posts: 455 Uncommon

    If it were my "perfect" game, it wouldn't cost $29.99 a month to begin with.

    My perfect game would be freeware.

  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYMember Posts: 1,930 Uncommon

    I would easily pay 30 bucks a month for the game I love to play. I used to keep 4 SWG accounts subbed.

     

      I am thinking:

     

    1. Open world of SWG

    2. Crafting of SWG

    3. Dungeon style of WoW

    4. Housing of SWG

    5. Achievement system of WoW

    6. Trion Worlds dev team

    7. Combat system of GW2

    8. Job system of FFXI

    9. Paperdoll / appearance system of Lotro

    10. Fluid combat animations of AoC

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  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomeMember Posts: 3,645 Uncommon
    Originally posted by mikecackle
    Imagine your most favorite MMORPG game ever in your head and say it exists and you play it full time every day.. And it has so much content you couldnt shake your snake at it all...Would you sub $29.99 a month to this type of game? What's the most you would pay for a monthly subscription? Or do you think no matter how good a game is, its only worth a minimal fee?    

    No. I have more fun on a modded Minecraft server atm with friends then I ever had in any MMO for years. I didn't know sandbox until Minecraft. Every MMO I thought was a sandbox, wasn't. Also, Minecraft is a one time 20$ purchase. So gtfo MMO's that ask a sub for a subpar experience!

    I'm sick and tired of having to pay a monthly fee for unfinished products. I will never pay a sub anymore for a team that keeps promising features in the future or finished futures even, as a carrot to keep you subbed untill they are ready. And I also don't like it when players try to justify these subs with silly reasons like 'devs need to be paid too'. That is not a player's responsibility lol. And as a player you can't be certain if the sub is justified at all. Treat MMO companies as any commercial company that tries to sell you a product and agressively compare products. So you can pick one that is good. They want your money, so make them earn it! If only the gamespress would act like that. They too should stop making up excuses for these companies.

    As for the perfect MMO. Thats all nice. It might start as perfect. But MMO's are evolving products and you can't improve perfection. So any change will make it imperfect. And changes will be made. So I don't believe in it.

  • LeiloniLeiloni Member Posts: 726 Uncommon
    Can I afford it? Absolutely. Am I going to waste my money when I have a multitude of ways to enjoy my free time? No. I don't care how awesome it is, I have other options. I don't get so addicted to any one game that I won't go do other things.
  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJMember Posts: 1,033 Uncommon

    I have paid $15 for meh games.

    I would pay $29 for a game that was simply very good -- at least until I hit endgame.  I would even keep playing it at endgame if the endgame were good enough to keep me playing.  In essence for any AAA I felt like playing, this level would not impede my play.

    I would pay $49 for a game that was excellent and had good service.

    I would pay $99 per month for the ultimate game, assuming a free month came with the box price -- It would be hard to get me to shell it out as an initial investment. 

  • zekeofevzekeofev AZMember Posts: 240 Uncommon

    Yes I have paid for multiple accounts for the same game for a variety of reasons (SWG, WoW, EvE) because I was either paying for my girlfriends account or because certain advantages could be had by having multiple accounts or both.

     

    I am not oppossed to paying 50 dollars a month for a good enough game. The problem is attracting other people to play that game.

  • NakedFuryNakedFury Cabo RojoMember Posts: 410 Uncommon
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  • MetanolMetanol Member Posts: 248 Uncommon

    If it really was my "dream game", hell, I'd be willing to pay 30 € for it! Who wouldn't pay that for such an incredible game (alright, students who live with their families and don't have income...) Even a full price of 50€ for box + 30€ monthly sub wouldn't be a problem then.

    We?re all dead, just say it.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,726 Epic
    Originally posted by Leiloni
    Can I afford it? Absolutely. Am I going to waste my money when I have a multitude of ways to enjoy my free time? No. I don't care how awesome it is, I have other options. I don't get so addicted to any one game that I won't go do other things.

    I'm not really sure where that came from. No one is talking about being addicted to anything.

    Since $30 is kind of "nothing", especialliy if you hit a pub once a week or get your coffee every day,, it's not like spending it on a game or cable tv or your phone's data plan indicates any type of addiction.

  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCMember Posts: 468
    I'd pay up to $50 bucks a month if the game was, as you say, "perfect". But not only is that pretty much impossible to design and support, I don't even think that modern computer and internet network technology is powerful enough to handle what some might call a "perfect" MMO.

    Where's the any key?

  • donjuanagaindonjuanagain New Orleans, LAMember Posts: 133 Uncommon
    I guess I would if I stopped going to the bar and spending my money on liquor but I'm not going to do that when theres the option of getting laid out of the deal.
  • mikecacklemikecackle City, ILMember Posts: 151
    Originally posted by donjuanagain
    I guess I would if I stopped going to the bar and spending my money on liquor but I'm not going to do that when theres the option of getting laid out of the deal.

    $30 really aint that much money... Barely can order a pizza anymore with $30

  • ManestreamManestream PrestonMember Posts: 703 Uncommon
    no i would not pay that much a month for a game as well as purchase the game and expansions too.
  • MawneeMawnee Spring Hill, FLMember Posts: 219 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang
    Id pay 40-50 bucks a month for my dream mmorpg.

     

    ^This. I've said it for years. No Devs have taken me up on it yet though.....

  • LeiloniLeiloni Member Posts: 726 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by Leiloni
    Can I afford it? Absolutely. Am I going to waste my money when I have a multitude of ways to enjoy my free time? No. I don't care how awesome it is, I have other options. I don't get so addicted to any one game that I won't go do other things.

    I'm not really sure where that came from. No one is talking about being addicted to anything.

    Since $30 is kind of "nothing", especialliy if you hit a pub once a week or get your coffee every day,, it's not like spending it on a game or cable tv or your phone's data plan indicates any type of addiction.

    You're missing the point (and strangely defensive?). I'm saying while games are fun, if it gets to be too much money I have no problem deciding not to play it. It doesn't matter if it's the best game ever, I'm not so addicted to games that $30 a month is worth it to me. Just because you can do something, that doesn't mean you should.

  • laokokolaokoko TaipeiMember Posts: 2,004 Uncommon

    If it is incredible, you won't need to pay 30$.  Incredible = more people = the game should actually be cheaper.

    I just look at games like diablo 3 and GW2.  The reason they can survive through the b2p model is because they can sell alot of copy.  So they dont' need the sub.  Obviously they also rack in the cash through RMAH and cashshop.

  • xmentyxmenty SingaporeMember Posts: 674 Uncommon

    No MMO will worth the $29.90 a month.

    With $29.90, you can get a better monthly gaming deals on Steam. 

    You can support a few Indie games, kickstarter and donate to the needy on monthly too.

     

    Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language :)

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