Turbine CEO: LotR Online Lifetime Subscriptions To Be Available To All
If you’ve played any LotR Online, or even read about it, I’m sure you’ve heard about the lifetime subscription offer that Turbine made available to Founders. Founders are people who pre-ordered the game, and then registered it within a certain time frame. If you did that, you could buy yourself a lifetime subscription to the fantasy MMO for just $199.
But what about those who didn’t pre-order? Maybe they were skeptical of the game, or maybe they feared what the launch might be like. Currently, there is no way for those players to purchase a lifetime subscription.
But, that’s all about to change.
Over at Gamernode.com, there’s an interview with Turbine CEO, Jeff Anderson. In that interview, Anderson says that the lifetime subscription option will become available to all at some unspecified point in the future.
Q: Yeah. What I wanted to ask you was, with that, you were saying earlier about how there might be an expansion, so will you offer that choice to people who pre-order the future expansion(s) who may not have been around for the initial launch, but came in a year or two down the line?
A: Which offer are you talking about?
Q: The lifetime subscription.
A: Well, that’s a great question. And, um…hmm… Well, I’ll tell you what. I’m probably going to get in trouble for saying this, but that’s one of the benefits of being me (laugh). You know, we haven’t really talked about this, but yeah, we’re planning on making a similar offer available to players. It’s going to be on a different pricing plan than the $199, just because that was for the founders, but we will be making the lifetime option available for new players.
It hasn’t been announced or launched yet, but it will be coming out shortly.
So, it may cost you a bit more than the $199, but it sure beats paying $15 a month for the next 3 years or so. If only Blizzard had that option, I might have some money left!