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I was reading an article on this site today about a new MMORPG in which the "cringe-worthy" cash shop will be used since the subscription based business model is "dead."
I was pondering whether or not I agree. I am MORE than happy to plunk down $15-$20 a month for a MMORPG that's "worth it." I did it for many years. However, there aren't any games lately that I've subbed. But I would. I.E. I've been playing TERA (plesantly surprised with it) and I'm considering the Elite sub. I'm even considering going back to RIFT or....shh, don't tell anyone, WoW.
Is the sub business model really dead or is that just an excuse to churn out mediocre games and simply hope that a few people want pink fairy wings or a cuddly panda pet??
I say, "give me the game worth paying for and I'll pay."
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.