While recording the podcast
last week, Rubi, Justin, and I discussed RuneScape's subscription fee
, which is soon to increase to a whopping... $8. Eight bucks doesn't seem like much to me, but I remember when Ultima Online
increased its monthly fee from $10 to $13 -- players were pretty upset. "How dare an old game ask for more money?" seems to be a common refrain.
But if the game is good enough, why wouldn't we pay what it's worth to us, no matter its age? Consider Fallen Earth
, which offers, as its highest subscription tier, a $30-per-month plan
. I might pay $30 a month for a really awesome MMO (or to resurrect one I'm fond of
). But what's the limit? $50? $100? What's the highest sub fee you'd pay -- and what would you expect out of the game for that price?
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