Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

Pay once, play forever ad

DrakadenDrakaden Quebec, QCPosts: 133Member
So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?
«1

Comments

  • codenam47codenam47 MelbournePosts: 30Member Uncommon
    i had a look too and found nothing about this play forever business. It could be that the advert went up early? maybe funcom hasnt rolled the changes over on their website?
  • DrakadenDrakaden Quebec, QCPosts: 133Member
    Guess we'll know in the coming 24 hours.
  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Maybe they're meaning the lifetime subscription...$250 you have a sub for life.
  • DrakadenDrakaden Quebec, QCPosts: 133Member
    That could be it Draron, though they must be a bit desperate if they advertise lifetimes, in my opinion, it's really not everyone that would spend 250$ on a game.
  • NomastreNomastre AnkaraPosts: 1Member
    It's an ad probably about "lifetime subscription". You can check TSW forums for some insight.
  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    They're talking about it on the official forums too....http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=62727
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by Draron
    Maybe they're meaning the lifetime subscription...$250 you have a sub for life.

    Its 200.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,766Member Uncommon
  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    the add + this video http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setView/videos/gameID/404/videoId/2815

    F2P

    you just got trolled by funcom.

    I think the prostitute mod corrupted your game files man. -elhefen

  • CrydexCrydex pacifica, CAPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by Drakaden
    So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

     

    Okay, I'll point this out.

    The advertisement is "Pay Once, Play Forver*"

    Directly below that reads "*Terms of Service applies"

    That means failure to obey the TOS will still get your account suspended or banned.  This has to be included in the add campaign. I hope I don't have to explain why that is too.

  • DrakadenDrakaden Quebec, QCPosts: 133Member
    Originally posted by Crydex

    Okay, I'll point this out.

    The advertisement is "Pay Once, Play Forver*"

    Directly below that reads "*Terms of Service applies"

    That means failure to obey the TOS will still get your account suspended or banned.  This has to be included in the add campaign. I hope I don't have to explain why that is too.

    A drop of condescending is eering off yer post, somehow you seems to take me for an idiot, i can read what's on the ad, and what you've just pointed out has nothing to do with what we were talking about, we were wondering what the ad was reffering to, which was a valid question.

  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon

    A change of business model would be very welcome, I think the main reason so few bought the game at launch was timing, coming between TERA and GW2, charging box price, sub and cash shop for an un-tested game style and theme was bad planning.

     

    If that isn't what they are doing then even I will start calling them Failcom.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by Drakaden
    So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

    I think it is a joke about the end of the world, the terms would be that the world is going to end this month.

  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by Drakaden
    So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

    I think it is a joke about the end of the world, the terms would be that the world is going to end this month.

    Keep a lookout on 12/12.  I think a promotion on the game might be coming for the End of Days ARG.

  • besteverbestever prescott, AZPosts: 732Member
    I think its going B2P. Guess will find out soon
  • DSWBeefDSWBeef phoenix, AZPosts: 791Member
    B2P would be fine with me. F2P on the other hand would devastate me. Make it B2P keep the game at 30$ and you can seriously boost revenue. Add Exp boosts to the shop but nothing more and it will really help.

    Playing: War Thunder, World of Warcraft, and Grim Dawn
    Waiting on:Everquest Next and The Black Desert

  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon

    or maybe some kind of AP/SP limited Trial with no time limit /shrug

    Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
    —Lao-Tze

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    That´s the pack I got back on release, it´s called the grandmaster lifetime pack with some items, special clothing and lifetime account (no sub ) for 199 $

    Secrets of Dragon?s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

    Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
    .


    .
    The Return of ELITE !
    image

  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DSWBeef
    B2P would be fine with me. F2P on the other hand would devastate me. Make it B2P keep the game at 30$ and you can seriously boost revenue. Add Exp boosts to the shop but nothing more and it will really help.

    Hell make it it $60 for the promotion if it's lifetime and keep the cash shop.  They may very well keep the $200 price long term.

  • RenoakuRenoaku Posts: 1,004Member Uncommon

    AD is misleading but so is their fine print TERMS & CONDITIONS.

    I clicked the link I saw no Terms & Conditions.

    I also saw I had to buy the game okay so I buy it for the flat rate the game sells for I play forever that is buy once, if I have to make an additional purchase their ad is misleading big times.

    I thought about trying the game again see if all their lag and bugs improved but unless its going F2P not going to try I even tried to login with my account it gives me the password error while I know my password its because its not activated not an activated error like it should. FunCom really isn't the brightest bulb on the tree.

  • alakramalakram malagaPosts: 2,223Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Drakaden
    So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

    and at the bottom of the add it says: *Terms of service apply

    -=AlaKraM=-
    Don't fight against poverty, fight against greed.
    My Lord of the Rings Gallery

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    I assumed they were talking about the Lifetime Subscription.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 1,574Member Uncommon

    I just thought it was good advertising.

     

    Paying once for a sub based game means you don't play forever, you obviously got bored after the first month.

    Paying once, Play forever suggests to me the game is that addictive that you will play forever but you will keep on paying.

     

    It's like with food, one taste and you'll be hooked.

     

     

    I could be totally wrong though.

    image
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by zellmer
    [mod edit]

     

    /facepalm

    what's not to understand? there is a grandmaster pack add-on on checkout which means buy2play lifetime sub, available since launch.

    or you just like to bash the little independent companies? 

    You prefer EA would buy them and ruin Funcom too? I hope not because I love the game and FC is the most creative dev out there imho

    Secrets of Dragon?s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

    Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
    .


    .
    The Return of ELITE !
    image

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon

    /shrug... no game has ever been made more fun by not charging a sub and seeing as I didn't like this game enough to spend money on it there is no way I would spend my time on it.

    That aside... they are coming at this from the wrong end it seems to me. Instead of dropping the sub they would be better dropping the client price and giving 2 a weeks free trial before asking for a sub.

    Oh yeah, and dropping the cash shop would be a great idea as well from a PR perspective, considering the backlash that is finally starting to kick in against the 'micro' transaction model amongst consumers.

     

    No Client cost, free trial, and charging a competitive ongoing sub would save this game IMO.

«1
Sign In or Register to comment.