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Posted: May 20th 2011 10:25AM OmegaDestroyer said

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Eh, why not? Never tried it the first time.

Posted: May 20th 2011 10:32AM (Unverified) said

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And I payed $200 for the lifetime sub, *sigh*
*feels suckered*.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 10:56AM OmegaDestroyer said

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@(Unverified)

Yeah. I took that risk with Champions Online.

I don't know if I would take it again.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 3:47PM Anatidae said

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@OmegaDestroyer Hrm, do I sense a pattern? Hellgate - Champtions Online...

Someone seems to be selling lifetime subs for productions that don't even come close to lasting a "lifetime" - even in the MMO timeframe of things.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 9:08PM OmegaDestroyer said

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@Anatidae

Eh, Champions is doing fine. Besides, I've already gotten my money's worth.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 10:27AM hami83 said

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I'm in!, well kind of. You can't download the game yet.

Posted: May 20th 2011 11:01AM (Unverified) said

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Looks pretty interesting and I just got my Beta key. Will have to download it and see what I can do over the weekend.

Posted: May 20th 2011 11:14AM drsinister said

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woot, I got the message on the 50/50 chance on apply now to be accepted, now to wait for the download to be available.

Posted: May 20th 2011 11:28AM Coolit said

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Got mine..

Posted: May 20th 2011 12:23PM Saker said

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"My courage has been noted"

"Download coming soon" Enjoy Hellgate Global!

I know nothing about this game except there was alot of hype, and then a huge disaster that screwed people over (see Unverified's post above for instance). Wikki makes it sound like it'll be fun, I'll try a Cabalist.

Posted: May 20th 2011 1:00PM wondersmith said

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Odd. Closed beta signups for the Redbana/T3Fun/Hanbitsoft version of Mythos for North America began a couple of years ago and there's no sign of an actual closed beta yet. Signups for Hellgate Global begin, and we have a start date just a few weeks away.

Posted: May 20th 2011 1:36PM xyna031 said

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What? huh? whaaaaaat?

Posted: May 20th 2011 1:55PM Deadalon said

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I expect those ppl that payed lifetime subs will be getting the game for free ?

Or maybe the gaming companies have found new ways to cheat extra money out of ppl ?

Posted: May 20th 2011 2:03PM Scuffles said

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@Deadalon

Seeing as the development studio that people payed lifetime subscriptions to (from everything I have gathered) essentially went out of business and sold off their IPs to other developers.

Probably not.

Who knows, maybe the new dev studio will be uncharacteristically generous and honor the lifetimers as a show of good faith, I just wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 3:31PM paterah said

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@Deadalon Didn't they say it will be f2p?
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Posted: May 20th 2011 4:08PM Scuffles said

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@paterah

I think the general thought is that they spent $149.99 on a lifetime pass only to have the company go under. Now there are some bitter feelings about the prospects of being stuck using whatever horrible cash shop the new developers slap into the game.

I think LOTRO offered a lifetime sub some time before they went F2P and the subbers essentially get all the content/future content for free. Of course in this instance the IP in question stayed within the company that offered the lifetime subs.

I have learned one thing from watching these lifetime subscriptions ..... companies will not offer them unless they are this close to going belly up. It seems that more often than not, they are not worth the risk.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 4:48PM Djinn said

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@Scuffles

LotRO offered Lifetime Subs out of the gate when it was still very popular. That's when I purchased mine.

There have been a couple of MMOs that have offered lifetimes and not done well. But I know that I don't know even the name of every single MMO out there. I certainly couldn't say how many MMOs that have offered a lifetime sub only did so when they weren't doing well...
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Posted: May 20th 2011 5:05PM Scuffles said

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@Djinn

Didn't mean to imply that they only provide them when they are not outwardly doing well. It seems to be more when they are internal issues (development ran long) at work and or they are an unknown quantity.

I dunno its just a feeling I get every time I see "lifetime subscription" as an option that there is some level of desperation behind it. If they know there is no chance they could fail they would never offer it because they stand to make more money milking people monthly. For whatever reason they need that money now.

Anyhow like I said its just sorta a feeling.
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Posted: May 20th 2011 2:04PM starchildren3317 said

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Tried to sign up for an account and every email address that I put in said email address unavailable????

Posted: May 20th 2011 3:47PM Vagrant Zero said

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@starchildren3317 ya their account system is a nightmare. I finally got in but it took multiple tries. Not a good first impression.
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