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I would have to get to play the beta or the game itself, then I would have to think it was the greatest thing I have played in a long time, and feel like I was going to play it a long time. I played EQ/UO for 6-8 years each, and I am not a mmo jumper traditionally. Then it would have to be really worth it, if it was saving a couple bucks a month, it is not worth putting my money out there in advance.
Their f2p model would also have to do a couple things, it would have to not turn me off and push the lines of what I thought was p2w, but ride that line to where it would be worth it to sub the game. I am not sure what that area is, as I am not a big f2p player. I have played f2p games, but not mmos.
So if EQN existed in that small window, I felt like it was going to be something I would play for 1+ years, and I deemed it a good value risk/money wise, then yes. I have the money to do it, but it doesn't mean I should throw it away. I generally am pretty picky about what I will play, even if it is f2p, b2p and such.
$200 for a mystery box, hmmm...
can i get a boat instead?
Months before launch: Never
One month after launch: Maybe
Originally posted by keenber Yes . I am going to invest a lot of cash in this game because it will be my last MMO. I have wasted $1000s on crap mmos in the last 10 year and i am finished .IF EQN is crap also then i wont waste any more and take up golf or something else. So i do hope SOE can pull it off again and create something that will give me memories like EQ did.
I took up golf a few months back and love it. I highly recommend it. My MMO time since then has dropped way down, and I don't miss it one bit.
Currently Playing: DAOC Uthgard
Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR, ESO, GW2.
Main issue is I don't ever see SOE offering one... simply because they try to pimp Station Access. Which isn't a bad deal at all if you actually play a few of their games (my opinion).
Beyond that... It would depend. There are a few games that I played for years and paid a subscription. One could just as easily argue that its stupid not to buy a lifetime pack.. in that case. Then again that's why its stupid for a company to offer them... the entire premise has to be that you will not stick around from their side. As a customer after a certain point if you were playing a sub game then its definitely a deal.
Once you get into F2P what's the point? As you could just buy SC when you want it and wait for 2x or 3x specials.
Regardless as I said offering a lifetime pack for their *new* flagship product, would be a huge minus for their Station Access offering. So the real question is.. why would SOE want to offer one?
Even with Dragon's Prophet the "200 dollar deal" was for a bunch of crap and what was pretty much 200 dollars in SC (as opposed to what Funcom turned their founder's packs into as an example). Oh and um yes I do pay attention to various offering that have been around .. even for games I will never play (aka Dragon's Prophet).
Originally posted by burdock2 Would you be willing to pay $200 for a Lifetime membership Founder pack if they annouce them at SOE Live? The Lifetime Founder pack should include, but not limited to: 500 Station cash, every month for the life of the game. Additional Armour/House Items Titles In game pets Access to all game (same as if subscribed, not free to play) for the life of the game. 20% Discount in Item Shop Any other suggestions?>
After SWTOR? Never.
I don't even pre-order any more.
Originally posted by noncley After SWTOR? Never. I don't even pre-order any more.
Took the words right out of my mouth...
Seeing as I spent that with Neverwinter its safe to bet that I would spend that much on a EQN Founder Pack but only if it is the game I want it to be. If it turns out to have boring tab target combat or it is a FFA PvP centric game I will quietly leave this sub forum and curse the name EQN under my breath.
Extremely hyped right now but only because I know a sandbox can be more then a PvP game, the world is ready for the first true PvE sandbox game IMO and I have strong indication EQN might just be it.
Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!
Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!
Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!
I have probably the most important question of all:
Will the game be any good to justify a lifetime sub at $200? will the game meet my tastes? Will I even play long enough to justify the $200 bill?
ok that was 3 questions.
"Id rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity."
- Raph Koster
Tried: AO,EQ,EQ2,DAoC,SWG,AA,SB,HZ,CoX,PS,GA,TR,IV,GnH,EVE, PP,DnL,WAR,MxO,SWG,FE,VG,AoC,DDO,LoTRO,Rift,TOR,Aion,Tera,TSW,GW2,DCUO,CO,STOFavourites: AO,SWG,EVE,TR,LoTRO,TSW,EQ2, FirefallCurrently Playing: ESO
Originally posted by Kyleran No, if they go this route it will reduce my interest in this title.
Same here. Cheap tactics that feels like they don't have confidence in their game.
I miss DAoC
I just won't pay that without playing the game.
Because face it, a lot of MMOs are fun for a week and then you slowly start to not login. And then its over once that happens.
Even after August 2nd I wouldnt do that, I want to PLAY the game before I invest $200 into that.
I'll pay $200 if they make a Server with NO cash shop
Plus I really need to see all the features and some ingame footage before spending that kind of money.
But in principle, given the right conditions, I could spend $200
Not sure why some people don't like them offering it. If you play for more than a year it is worth it. I am happy with my TSW lifetime sub, even though the game is now B2P (essentially F2P since copies are what? $10.00?)
If they offer it and the game has a soul, I'll certainly shell out the extra cash.