not that far from what we were talking about in the FF14 article/thread on CVG yesterday
one guys comment(which got marked down 16 times)
One reason to not buy this game: subscription.
which got a few replies,mine was first(this was from the article 10 things about FF 14,and one of them said that it was to last 10 years)
this game is going to last 10 years you know(Final Fantasy 11 is now in its 11th year),its not like your single player games or Multiplayer games that last a few months at most
other people's replies to the first quote
I'd rather play a monthly subscription than play a Free to play, Pay to win and then Rip you off some more with overpriced DLC and cosmetic items. Generally I find that subscription based MMO's tend to be far greater in scale much better all round than the lower budget free to play clones (not a guarantee of course). I also hate being gouged by FTP games that charge way to much for simple things like unlocking classes and races let alone the overpriced extra character slots access to normal features of online games.
MMO NEED money for server upkeep, profit and content development. Free to pay are an unreliable payment base as they need to waste resources making cash shop items and content is slow to release. Lets compare. DCUO is a free to pay game the world is small, content is rehashed lvling dungeon and its a 2 year old game with only 7 dlc that are no bigger then a content patch. FFXI pay to play, we have 3 large dimensions to explore Vena'diel, The past of vena'diel, and Abyssea. the world is based from 3 large land masses. Not to mention alot of indoor and outdoor content. in its second year it has WAY more content DCUO did.
MMO's are far and few between for me,the most successful for me has been Final Fantasy 11.World of Warcraft
-I demoed,but PC was not up to scratch at the time(probably still isn't)Phantasy Star Universe Online
-360 but wasn't impressed with itStar Wars Galaxies
-PC,I came to this too late really,i got ridiculed by someone when i asked what was probably a very basic question..but i did like travelling to different planets and finding places from the movies..but thats pretty much all i did,when the Obi Wan expansion came out,what little love i had for SWG died with it and i quitDC Universe Online
-PS3,it was good flying about but i was a bit turned off by the gameplay and even the looks,that was F2P
If i have an experience like FF11(which still stands as my favourite time with Video Games) then i will gladly pay the £8 a month
Saying that though i know that Myto is in the F2P Forsaken Worlds,i am sure she has paid something for the little stuff,but she still talks about that game all the time and from what i gather she is on a lot(I need to send her an email,not spoke to her for a couple of months)
I also have to think why people are so against paying £8 a month,Games Magazines are £5.99,and last what?,an hour,LOL..I guess it all depends how much you will be playing it