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How much have you spent on MMORPGs in the past 5 years?

Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Oxon Hill, MDPosts: 2,579Member Rare

I have gotten back into MMORPGs the last 3 years.  Going back to buying Rift on release was my first purchase. 


Bought Rift and dropped it after 30 days = 40 or 50 I am not sure now.


I spent 30 on WoW expansions and played for 2 months which is another 30.


So in total I spent $100 to $110 on MMORPGs in the last 5 years. How much do you spend on this hobby? 



  • AbimorAbimor McAllen, TexasPosts: 388Member Uncommon
    In the past 5 years I have bought Rift, and Tor plus all the expansions for Lotro and 20 dollars on marvel heroes. So around maybe 250. I only played Tor for 30 days so did not subscribe played rift  for like 6 months so bought that package. I did buy a lifetime to Lotro around 6 years ago for 199 or something like that. So i gues if you ad that in about $449 seems like allot but over 60 months thats like 7 dollars a month not to bad. 
  • BatzenbaerBatzenbaer BerlinPosts: 28Member Uncommon

    Past 5 Years?

    -WAR(+3 Months)=80€


    -Aion CN=20€

    -Aion CE EU(+12 Months)=200€


    -Atlantica Online(F2P)=200€+


    -FF XIV CE=70€

    -ToR CE(+2 Months)=100€


    -The Secret World=30€

    -Age of Wushu(F2P)=100€

    -Scarlet Blade(F2P)=40€

    -Age of Wulin(F2P)=100€

    ~1300€ ^^



  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,326Member Uncommon

    My guess is between one and two grand. I don't even have the heart to

    go back and count

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  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,247Member Uncommon

    Not a whole lot. Most of them I've tried in a beta or with a buddy key and since almost no good MMORPG have come out in the past 5 years I haven't purchased many. I just wait a year and play them when they go free to play.

    I bought GW2 and TSW and that might actually be it. I probably subbed to WoW for a while in there too, I quit when Cataclysm killed the game.

  • legendsololegendsolo gentPosts: 81Member Uncommon

    when I was into runescape a few years ago(2008-2010)  6$ x 20 = 120$

    last purchase was gw2 for 50 euro (70$), nothing else as far as my memory goes.

    total: 190$


    been traveling from mmo to mmo, the life of a mmo-nomad

  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 3,588Member Uncommon
    Too much.. since i always forget to unsub games that am not playing anymore.
  • AvaglaorAvaglaor KoridalosPosts: 25Member Uncommon

    WoW ~ 1500€ (total) ~ 700€ (last five years) : 4 years non-stop and 4 years in and out, all the expantions and a few server transfers/ faction changes.

    Aion ~ 120€ : Game+6 months sub.

    Rift ~ 70€ :Game + 2-3 (?) months sub.

    SWTOR ~ 65€: Game+2 months (that i never played:P)

    Tera ~ 130€ : CE + 6 months

    GW2 ~ 60€ : Game + few diamonds




  • Mud_MonsterMud_Monster Springfield, ILPosts: 229Member Uncommon
    Warhammer Online CE $80
    Warhammer Online SE (Best Buy was going to be over a week late getting my preorder of the CE to me and I couldn’t wait) $50
    Warhammer Online 11 months of subscription $165
    Aion SE $43
    Aion CE Upgrade $10
    Heroes of Three Kindoms - Item Shop purchases $20
    WoW: Cataclysm $50
    WoW: 2 months of subcription $30
    Rift (steam sale) $15
    Rift CE Upgrade $5
    Star Wars the Old Republic Collector's Edition $250
    Star Wars the Old Republic: 6 months of subscription $78
    Guild Wars 2 $60
    Guild Wars 2 Item Shop purchases $20
    Neverwinter  $60
    Neverwinter Item Shop Purchases $50
    Marvel Heroes $30
    FFXIV Digital CE $38
    FFXIV 6 month sub $78
    Total $1,132
    I might have missed some things, but I think that is most of it.  Not as bad as I was originally worried when I started to add it up.


  • Neo_ViperNeo_Viper NotyourbusinessPosts: 598Member


    GW2 digital deluxe = $65

    $15 on average for GW2 per month = $210

    SW:TOR digital deluxe = $70 I think (don't remember)

    7 months of subscription to SW:TOR = 7x15 = $105

    At least 4 years of WoW sub for two accounts (I took short breaks) = 4 x 12 x 15 x 2 = $1440

    WoW Cataclysm and WoW Pandaland for two accounts = $35x4 (or something approaching) = $140

    Bought Rift (worst purchase in these last 5 years) = $55 (I think)

    There must be other purchases I do not remember right now.

    The total is something between $2000 and $2500 I think.

    I don't regret a cent of it, except the $55 of Rift which were a total waste of my money. But that's like 2.5% of my total so not a big deal.

    My computer is better than yours.

  • NaowutNaowut GroningenPosts: 662Member Uncommon

    These days I look back in disgust but Ive spend a few thousand.

    The weird thing is that the best times Ive had cost me no more than a subscription fee, but the last years of trying to find something fun to play (2008 - 2011) I frequently dropped 300euro's on a game I only played for a week or 2. 

    2 things are the cause. 1 Games are shit so I tried to make it fun by spending money ( Didnt work ) and 2, I didn't really have anything else to do. 


    Havn't spend a dime for at least a year now and my life is better than ever in case anyone is wondering. :P


    Just want to add that I didn't even count box prices. Just the F2P cancer.

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,587Member Uncommon

    The only non trivial amount spent has been Eve Online.  Two accounts for three years, so $1,080.

    Sprinkled in there was a few months sub for City of Heroes and Vanguard.

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  • crack_foxcrack_fox WellingtonPosts: 399Member Uncommon
    Very little and none of it wasted. A few months worth of subs to LoTRO and SWTOR. TSW box in a Steam sale. Played a couple of F2Ps and dropped $0 on those. Over five years I've probably spent as much on MMOs as I spend in a month on other hobbies. 
  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member
    Maybe around $250, not all that much. GW2 isn't even the biggest part of that, but it sure is the best value for money so far.

  • crasset15crasset15 Posts: 190Member Uncommon

    ~2 years of runescape sub (before they went full retard with the microtransactions) - 150$

    GW2 - 60$ (still regretting it)

    TSW box + sub until f2p + 2 DLCs - 180$

    Wurm online - 40$ or so (probably the biggest surprise in those 5 years, chose a random MMO from the list and it was actually decent)

    Runes of magic - around $110, no idea what state this game is in now, haven't seen any ads or threads, so I'm guessing mostly dead, was fun while it lasted though

    DayZ - 25$ (for arma 2)


    so around 500-600 give or take

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Naowut
    Ive spend a few thousand.

    same -- for me probably around 4 thousand


    on EQ -alone- I spent around 2 thousand before WOW launched

    I subbed to EQ with multiple accts for 5 years, including buying 8 expansions for my 3 accts

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member

    I spend about $30-$40 a month on I guess about 2k ?

    If I really want a jaw dropping price tag I'll work out how much I've spent on lunch in the last 5 years :/

  • KopogeroKopogero Shevat, ONPosts: 1,685Member Uncommon

    I wish there was something to spend $ on...

    For me was Aion + 2 months of sub then DCUO + 3 months of ($10 a month)  then returned to it when it became F2P, paid $20 for some DLC packages.

    Biggest $ sink over the couple years, obvioslly World of Warcraft. Bought MOP, and $140 for yearly sub on and off, so I've sinked around $200 since MOP came. (Keep in mind with annual pass promo, where I got Diablo 3 for free)

    So since November 28th (Aion release) to November 2013 = 5 full years I've spent total of $300-325 (Between Aion, DCUO and WOW) + another $50-70 (estimated if I've played WOW before that). $400-450 top, round it $500

    $500 for 5 years, $100 a year playing the best of what's available out there. Not bad, but could've done better and there is a very big chance this is my last month of WOW monthly sub.


  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 1,851Member Rare

    Vendetta Online

    Free download.

    Premium Subscription (since Nov. 2008) - $479.97

    Lite Sub (2nd acct, since Oct. 2013) - $1.98

    Merchandise (Aquean Ore Carrier + Fleet Long Sleeve, Hunter Green) - $51.98

    Total - $533.93

    Unless you count the ticket I purchased to CTIA 2011 so I could meet the devs, which was an additional couple hundred including gasoline, probably, and the opportunity cost of devoting over a thousand hours to playing the game :-).

    "To be what you are not, experience what you are not." -Saint John of the Cross
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    Check it out on Steam

  • NorseGodNorseGod My Bunker, MTPosts: 1,104Member Uncommon

    In the past 5 years? Not as much as I use to, not even close. I'm now only subbed to one game and one account at a time, 8 months out of the year. Skipped gaming most of last year. ~$500?


    Hell, my rig is 5 years old. I use to stay up-to-date, but there's no reason to anymore.


    Have you guys included costs for gaming rigs and hardware over the five years?


    And no, I'm not burnt out. I have the money. I want to spend it on a good MMORPG. I want to build a new rig just for a MMORPG.

    There just isn't any worth it.


    **edit Oh yeah, I bought a few boxes/expansions and spent some money trying out "free" games. So maybe ~$1.1k total for 5 years. Still waaaay lower than the golden era and I was drinking $150 per night out back then too.

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  • BraindomeBraindome Posts: 953Member Uncommon
    • Age of Conan - $190 still play it and love it, totally worth it. Currently subbed.
    • Runes of Magic - $1,200  and so not worth it. I wish I had never laid eyes or a hand on that game, totally blown and wasn't fun in the end. Ended up giving the account to a friend as I just couldn't stomach the cost anymore. This game taught me alot on how to never spend money this foolishly ever again.
    • FFXIV:ARR - $50 subbed for one month after first free month and now i'm not playing till they roll in updates (pvp/housing), really good pve game and so far worth it though I still prefer AoC overall at this point, may change later.
    • FFXI - $12.99 subbed a month for nostalgia
    • Star Citizen - $45 future investment, can't wait to give it a go.
    • Asheron's Call $40 subbed four months, always worth it to go back when feel the need.
    • Tera - $80 bought a few things and just enjoy it from time to time, not my mainstay game, but worth it and fun to go back to.
    • Path of Exile - $30 Totally worth it, go to it when I want some ARPG.
    • EQ1/2/Wizardry/Vanguard/Dc Universe/Sony games - $100 Bought some stuff in each and pop in from time to time, but least played overall.
    • Rift - $40 Bought some stuff, don't like the way the gameplay is, deleted, wasted money imo.
    • Wurm Online - $20 was totally worth it, enjoyed it while I played but don't really play anymore as don't have enough time overall.
    • Firefall - $70 this was an initial investment that I think I regret, not sure yet, but it doesn't seem to be doing good. I have some cool items and stuff and have had a "little" fun. Great graphics, kinda boring though good concept.
    • SWTOR - $80 meh, don't play it anymore, too generic for my liking, just seems dead even when people are there. Wasn't really worth it.
    • SWG - $120 spent a bit before it died, spent more before then, pretty upset it closed down, still miss it. (i listed this seperate from Sony games as it deserves its own spot)
    • Star Trek Online - $80 i've bought some ships and other do-dads. I pop in from time to time as it is different and unique, not a main game for me though.
    • Darkfall - $30 bought it played it for a month, quit. Had fun when running in large groups, solo play was rough though, too rough and wasn't enjoyable enough to stay subbed (for me).
    • Eve Online - $40 played a few months had fun, quit, was gonna come back but they deleted my account so screw them, really made me mad.
    • Hellgate London $199 yes I bought a lifetime subscription also the last time I ever will, talk about a HUGE letdown, man I was bummed. Loved the game, was fun as could be, but man they closed the game 2 months after release, this left an impression on me as far as lifetime subs is concerned and why I will not touch Marvel Heroes as I am still fairly mad with Bill Roper. This is the worst mistake I have made next to Runes of Magic, though the game was actually quite better. Still...

    Total: $2426.99

    So yeah, lol, i've played alot all around and the majority has been worth it and I can definitely say i've experienced alot of different types, but now I just stick to a couple and lightly dabble in others (very lightly) as I have been bitten a couple of times and other than that it has been worth it.





  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Braindome
    Hellgate London $199 yes I bought a lifetime subscription

    i made same mistake

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  • DAOWAceDAOWAce Flanders, NJPosts: 204Member Uncommon

    $60 for Guild Wars 2, about half a year prior to its release, via a pre-purchase.

    It ended up going as low as $45 from multiple e-tailers about a month from release.  ArenaNet/NCSoft basically said 'tough shit' and refused to do anything short of terminate my account refund me, which I obviously rejected.

    I ended up quitting within the launch week because of how horrible their server stability was; so did quite a few of my friends.  I went back later and played on and off since then, but the launch issues really ruined  the game for me.


    I have not spent money on another MMO otherwise; F2P all the way ever since I quit WoW prior to TBC's release (I did go back over the years via free game time, but that's been it).  For comparison, my friend still spends $15/mo to grind and grind and grind away in WoW and no matter what i do to try and get him to quit, he just somehow refuses and tries to defend the game.  To think he even quit in the first place..  (went back after MoP's relese)

  • DragimDragim Boring, KSPosts: 867Member Uncommon

    A lot.  lol.

    Oh you mean just ON mmos?  Not IN mmos?  (Item shops, or whatever "shop" you want to call it.)

    More than I want to know, but probably less than $300 for subs/game price/itemshop.

    I am entitled to my opinions, misspellings, and grammatical errors.

  • f0dell54f0dell54 Des Moines, IAPosts: 329Member Common


    Probably thousands. Not even going to try to figure it out. It will only make me depressed.

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