Howdy, Stranger!

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

Sub fee + cash shop

Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYMember Posts: 346

i'd gladly pay the sub, but why a cash shop too if you're getting box price and sub?

 

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/archeage-to-launch-with-subscription-model-in-korea/

 

as long as they don't port over their convenience model here it's fine i guess. don't wanna be paying a sub and see people who spend in the CS leveling faster than me or having twice the inventory space.

«134

Comments

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshMember Posts: 6,039 Uncommon

    Blegh. I don't like it. Take the items from the cash shop and put them in game as obtainable objects. Sub should pay for that.

     

    On the other hand, just because their payment model is like that in Korea does not necessarily mean that they will use that same model in NA/EU.

  • LexinLexin Ellenville, NYMember Posts: 701 Uncommon
    And another MMO I will be avoiding.

    image

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,769 Epic

    I think the days of sub only games are dwindling.

    It costs money to make these games and developers want to stay in business or at least pay for their game up front as quickly as possible.

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COMember Posts: 3,292 Uncommon
    I expect whomever is their US publisher to not be naive enough to do sub + cs. Doing a sub will be risky enough, with a cs it will probably end up like TSW and have to change their model at some point. People don't like double dippin....

    image


    image

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIMember Posts: 2,608 Uncommon
    I knew this would happen - if a game sounds to good to be true - it is and the hyper's ignore the real news.

    image

    "In 50 years, when I talk to my grandchildren about these days, I'll make sure to mention what an accomplished MMO player I was. They are going to be so proud ..."
    by Naqaj - 7/17/2013 MMORPG.com forum

  • XirikXirik Yorkton, SKMember Posts: 1,699 Uncommon
    That is the pricing they have set for S.Korea. Not for when they decide to bring the game over to the west.  Yes there is a chance that it will be the same model here but remains PURE speculation.

    "You have some serious mental issues you may need to seek some help for. There are others who post things, but do not post them in the way you do. Out of every person who posts crazy shit in this forum, you have some of the craziest and scariest" -FarReach

  • PieRadPieRad Odense MMember Posts: 1,108

    They'll put in as much as they can to grab your money...

     

    Even Runescape is grabbing peoples money now with squeel of fortune.

    "Get 1-2 spins per day, but you can always buy more! :D"  

    Gee, thanks!

     

     

    Expect every game coming out to be all about getting your cc out of your wallet.

     

    We all know, F2P is the best option for us gamers! :D it cost more, but you decide when and what to buy... weeee! We're so lucky!

     

    Start with 10 inventory slots, and 10 bank slots, it's so cool, love to pay for the simple stuff, makes my gametime so much more enjoyable!

     

    And paying for 50 things, instead of finding/unlocking them with time-played in those pesky P2P games, is so much more fun.. Cause we all have jobs you know, we don't have time to play video games!

     

     

     

     

    image

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,769 Epic
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    I expect whomever is their US publisher to not be naive enough to do sub + cs. Doing a sub will be risky enough, with a cs it will probably end up like TSW and have to change their model at some point. People don't like double dippin....

    They might choose the whole freemium bit.

    Essentially there will be a cash shop but if you pay a sub then you get "tokens" to spend in the cash shop.

  • CecropiaCecropia Member Posts: 3,917 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xirik
    That is the pricing they have set for S.Korea. Not for when they decide to bring the game over to the west.  Yes there is a chance that it will be the same model here but remains PURE speculation.

    Hopefully the cash shop doesn't cross the ocean, otherwise I won't even give this title a second glance. Here's to hoping image

    "Mr. Rothstein, your people never will understand... the way it works out here. You're all just our guests. But you act like you're at home. Let me tell you something, partner. You ain't home. But that's where we're gonna send you if it harelips the governor." - Pat Webb

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAMember Posts: 1,326 Uncommon

      Hopefully when it gets to the West it will be Pay to Win.  I have lots of money but no skill and I will need all the boosts to dominate

     

         [/joke]

    No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  • DaxamarDaxamar Green Cove Springs, FLMember Posts: 578 Uncommon

    Cosmetic Cash shops dont bother me at all. I have a few friends who have the cash to spend on worthless items for there char. You enjoy the game the way you want.

     

    Not sure whats for sale at there cash shop yet. I am looking forward to this game. Im hoping for stuff to do and a game to really get back into for hours on end. This game seems to have that, PLUS Im hoping its a grind.

     

    After Aion, I wanted a no grind game. I played GW2. After GW2 Im back to looking forward to a grindy type game.

     

    Any word on whats for sale in the cash shop?

  • FusionFusion VaasaMember Posts: 1,367 Uncommon

    I don't mind the cash-shop ontop of purchase + sub, as long as it's like GW2... cosmetic / no advantages.

    I just badly need this!

    Sure the combat, questing and whatnot is similar to modern day Themeparks.. i can live with that if theres MORE and AA certainly offers alot more!!

  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare

    It depends on the type of items obtainable in the cash shop.

    If it's WoW like cash shop, then I dont care. It would not influence my gaming experience at all.

    If there were items which would give advantage to players who spend the money, then it would be pretty bad.

    Neither scenario would be a deal breaker for me. Game mechanisms, features, principles are still more important for me than existence / non-existence of cash shop.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAMember Posts: 2,442 Uncommon
    If it's like World of Warcraft's shop, it won't bother me at all. I don't mind paying the subscription fee if it's a good mmorpg, in fact I'd rather they raise the subscription fee to $25-$50 and do away with the cash shops.

    image

    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare
    Originally posted by Tayah
    If it's like World of Warcraft's shop, it won't bother me at all. I don't mind paying the subscription fee if it's a good mmorpg, in fact I'd rather they raise the subscription fee to $25-$50 and do away with the cash shops.

    50 USD / month would drive away majority of their potential customers I think :), but I understand your message...

  • xAPOCxxAPOCx Vineland, NJMember Posts: 869

    http://steparu.com/latest-news/1048-archeage-subscription-leaked

     

    More info on sub prices.

     

    Havent seen anything on a cash shop. Did XLGames offically say that there WILL be one? If someone can link to some solid facts on the subject please like the source.

    image

  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare
    Originally posted by xAPOCx
    http://steparu.com/latest-news/1048-archeage-subscription-leaked   More info on sub prices.   Havent seen anything on a cash shop. Did XLGames offically say that there WILL be one? If someone can link to some solid facts on the subject please like the source.

    As far as I know, they have not said there will be one in the western release.

    I personally think that there will be subscription + cash shop in the western version of the game. Hopefully, not P2W cash shop.

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    I've been trying to tell people that this game isn't nearly the sandbox savior it's made out to be.  It's going to end up as just another P2W cash shop korean grindfest, but with a more open-world structure.

    You make me like charity

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by Fusion
    I don't mind the cash-shop ontop of purchase + sub, as long as it's like GW2... cosmetic / no advantages. I just badly need this! Sure the combat, questing and whatnot is similar to modern day Themeparks.. i can live with that if theres MORE and AA certainly offers alot more!!

    GW2 still messes it up by pushing the cash shop on to players during gameplay.  The reason people like WoW's "cash shop" is because it's completely seperate from the game itself.  There are no buttons to click to purchase currency, and no items or features in game that need the shop to function (or even reference it at all).  It keeps the immersion factor solid

    You make me like charity

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,843 Rare

    What about a box/DL price? I would think it will have this aswell. 

     

    So what else is new?  I don't hink you will see another mmorpg launch with out a minmum of two of the three, if not all three. I have no problems with it, for the most part, as long as there are way more items in game than the CS.

     

    Now a 40-60 box price can be ifffy though. 

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,843 Rare

    Originally posted by xAPOCx

    http://steparu.com/latest-news/1048-archeage-subscription-leaked

    ArcheAge Monthly Rumored Prices

    3 Hours : 3000 won = 3.00$
    30 hours : 9900 won = 9.00$
    30 days : 19800 won = 19.00$
    90 days: 47600 won = 44.00$

     

    image I would think this has to change.

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAMember Posts: 3,574 Uncommon

    As long as it's not pay to win, it's fine.  I just hope they utilize the shop properly. 

     

    GW2 for instance has good store in terms of ease of use, but the items they are selling is very lacking, especially the clothing options. If a company is going to have a shop, they should utilize it more fully.  More appearance options like clothes, hair, armor, etc.  Every day I log in I look and am disappointed.  I finally bought some more inventory space, though I didn't really need it, just wanted it. 

  • dotdotdashdotdotdash Llandrindod WellsMember Posts: 416 Uncommon

    Ah well...

    Another game I won't ever be playing. It's a shame, really. It looked promising.

  • PicchuPicchu Clemson, SCMember Posts: 20 Common
    For people wondering why the subscription price is slightly higher, it's because p2p games in Korea have no "box" to buy, you just sign up for a subscription. 
  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisMember Posts: 1,873
    This model isn't going to work. When will these people learn? it is very strange to see  an already niche title to take road of monthly sub and cash shop. Guess someone is too over confident of their game.

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

    image

«134
Sign In or Register to comment.