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Daybreak Games now selling Lifetime memberships for All Access.

OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 2,218

Of course, we all know "limited time" and "limited quantities" really translates to "Anyone willing to actually buy this".

Personally, I smell desperation, and expect most of their games will be going into "maintenance mode", or flat out closing down,  soon after this has been milked. So, as is always the case with D-BaG, buyers beware.

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  • AntariousAntarious Member UncommonPosts: 2,809
    When The Secret World was coming out I got a lifetime subscription.  I mention that because there are people who probably thought that was a bad idea.  However, in that case I have played the game over the years to get more than I paid for (in my opinion).

    That said... at this point I can't see a reason anyone would pay $300 (It did say $299.99 right?) for a lifetime subscription to All Access.  There doesn't seem to be any actual new games coming... of the games that might be on the way... they all seem to be more like Planetside Arena.  In other words just a small version of something that already exists and thus not new.

    I mean if this had been a thing when SOE first started All Access... it probably would have been a good deal.  Why would anyone pay for this now?
  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Member EpicPosts: 4,603
    $300 for lifetime access to games which have been out for a lifetime.......seems fair.

    Guess they need development money for EQ3 or Christmas bonuses ala Sears execs.

  • MmoFan2012MmoFan2012 Member UncommonPosts: 22
    i started playing EQ with Kunark in 2000 (19 of the 20 years). 

    this offer is for All-Access Lifetime and they make clear any or all games could drop from All Access at anytime. other MMOs such at STO LifeTime gives you retro veteran rewards from launch with a lifetime purchase (and goes on sale for $200 every year). since DBG has made this All Access LifeTime, the retroactive veterans rewards does not apply. 

    so why buy a LifeTime of a service and not an MMO?? got me. you don't break even for 2.5 years at the current 1 year sub deal. seems like a gamble that any one of the games will be in all access for the next 3+ years. 

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,139
    Clearly swinging wildly for the fence.

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  • WargfootYVWargfootYV Member UncommonPosts: 261
    I bought both the LOTRO and Secret World $200.00 lifetime memberships back in the day.
    I felt that was money well spent.

    I'd be concerned about games being dropped from the access list - that caveat would kill it for me.
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,102
    Last grasp ahh I mean gasp... well if you are offering lifetime membership when one is not exactly sure how long that might be... it could be months (I am being optimistic). This reminds me of Turbine selling an expansion to a game they shut down two months later. I wouldn't trust Daybreak even as far as I could throw them.
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  • PottedPlant22PottedPlant22 Member RarePosts: 800
    Antarious said:
    When The Secret World was coming out I got a lifetime subscription. 
    If you played the game for any extended period of time, you def got something for that investment even after the transition of the business model.
  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,281
    I agree with the general consensus here. The deal would've been great 10-15 years ago. But now, not so much.
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,163
    This will be your lifetime membership. For so long as the grass grows, the river flows, and the wind blows. 

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,152
    Bad idea to buy anything from Theybreak, and even less a lifetime membership... the life of your favorite game may be shorter than you expect.
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  • centkincentkin Member RarePosts: 1,526
    Heartbreak of Everquest never gives something for nothing.  Expect to get at most the value of what you paid.
  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 755
    If it was 199, I might have been tempted since I play the progression servers often. Or even 5 years ago would have been worth it, but now, especially after they laid off 70 people recently, just too risky.
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