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Grimme

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#1 13 years ago

Something that is in some ways controversial, and is sometimes in my opinions considered the "great evil of gaming". I know that once you've paid for a game, you shouldn't have to "pay again". But is it really so much to have to pay 9 pounds a month, it's the equivalent of buying a chocolate bar everyday. And you are paying for content, servers and other things. I just thing the general reaction to a fee is somewhat ridiculous, "Oh no a fee! That's going to cost me 100 pounds a year!", well you don't have to play for a year. It's just overblown IMO, and some of the best games out there are MMOs, your opinions?




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#2 13 years ago

As I said in the LOTR:Online thread you commented this in already, the game should be a free game to start with online, thus you play the amount of money that you feel the game was worth.




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#3 13 years ago
Grim_GromSomething that is in some ways controversial, and is sometimes in my opinions considered the "great evil of gaming". I know that once you've paid for a game, you shouldn't have to "pay again". But is it really so much to have to pay 9 pounds a month, it's the equivalent of buying a chocolate bar everyday. And you are paying for content, servers and other things. I just thing the general reaction to a fee is somewhat ridiculous, "Oh no a fee! That's going to cost me 100 pounds a year!", well you don't have to play for a year. It's just overblown IMO, and some of the best games out there are MMOs, your opinions?

I don't mind the fees. I am 25 years old and have no issue paying a small monthly fee of 9-15$ a month. I know I am paying for the server's and it will keep the gaming going. It just isn't a big deal to me, and never was. For younger people, I can understand the frustration. This also makes the players more mature I find to, so it has many advantages I find.




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#4 13 years ago

:agreed EVE Online is free to download and then you just pay online later, and imo that is the best MMORPG I've played. Like Gizmo said the money is going to maintaining the servers to continue running the game, and it isn't really a big fee, its quite small.




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#5 13 years ago

Yeh I agree.

As I said in the LOTR:Online thread you commented this in already, the game should be a free game to start with online, thus you play the amount of money that you feel the game was worth.

I'm afraid I don't follow, so you download the game and play online for free, but how are they suppose to make you pay for it?




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#6 13 years ago

they come to your house and take your computer untill you pay




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#7 13 years ago

You only pay the monthly fees, thus if you only play it for a month, the game was only worth the amount of time you played, instead of the cost of the game ontop of the monthly fee.




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#8 13 years ago

Ah right I see. Yeh, I see, quite a few games already operate like that, perhaps its the way forward.




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#9 13 years ago

That way if you hate the game, your not being ripped off for some shitty software you will never use again.




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#10 13 years ago

The downside to that is that you'd need to distribute it via the internet only. It would be too costly to make CDs and packages and give them away for free, as people would take them and never bother installing it. Instead you'd have to download a 4GB game from the net. I don't have issues with a measly 4GB of bandwidth, but some people on the lower ISP packages only get 1-2GB a month worth of bandwidth and get fines if they go over it.