Ongoing payments for MMOG

Published Sunday 13 Jul 2008 11:54pm | 8

Maybe I'm to old school to realise the benefit of continually having to pay a monthly subscription to play these MMOG.  I mean the customer has already forked out truck loads for the game and then they are expected to paid ongoing subs to retain the right to play the game.

Gone are the days of gaming online for free with your mates.  Maybe in the future there won't even be single player versions available, everything will be online and chargeable.

I mean it's got to the point where a group of mates that want to have a LAN session can't do so, in some cases the game needs to be created via the Net so your mates can join it. 

The local LAN partys where a mismash of LAN cables dangerously criss-crossing across the floor are dying.

These days creating a gaming community comes at a cost.  Shame really. 


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by Ron
On Monday 14 Jul 2008 9:56 AM
MMO's are the devils work, I've met too many people play them to all hours of the day and night. Beware!!!
Dancing is Forbidden
Posted by Dancing is Forbidden
On Monday 14 Jul 2008 11:18 AM
I don't think he cost is very high. Personally I have saved money overall by paying MMO subscriptions - otherwise I would buy more new games (which cost a lot more).
Posted by Munkah
On Monday 14 Jul 2008 11:25 AM
"Gone are the days of gaming online for free with your mates." Not true. Diablo 1 & 2 are both free-to-play online and I have no doubt Diablo 3 will also have free online play.

MMORPG is another genre altogether and they co-exist along side the classic Western RPG. I think the main appeal of MMOs is that there are thousands of users in game, instead of just 16 players, as you would get in a classic rpg with free online play.

Funny thing is WoW has put some interest back in the classic RPGs; when people hear Blizzard they think WoW, and here comes a new game from the makers of WoW: Diablo 3. In turn this might revitalize the classic market.
Posted by howzit
On Wednesday 6 Aug 2008 7:19 PM
I agree, MMO's are Satan.
Posted by Ruptunex
On Friday 8 Aug 2008 3:29 PM
MMO's are ok. They just need to be free a la Guild Wars
Posted by tim705
On Tuesday 30 Sep 2008 1:41 PM
I agree with Ron, don't go near WoW or even Runescape.
Posted by cute_maori
On Thursday 27 Nov 2008 5:25 PM
Good blog.
Posted by chinaman71
On Tuesday 24 Feb 2009 12:14 PM
14 July 2008, 09:56 AM Reply to Ron
MMO's are the devils work, I've met too many people play them to all hours of the day and night. Beware!!!
WOW much..... lol