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The Secret World Forum » General Discussion » Anyone else regret their Lifetime purchase?

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  Chtuga

Novice Member

Joined: 8/04/09
Posts: 111

12/06/12 5:58:10 PM#21

No regrets at all.

Only wish more games would offer such a deal!

  plutosams

Novice Member

Joined: 6/20/12
Posts: 49

12/06/12 6:05:45 PM#22
Definitely don't regret it.  I just barely finished the story line; which was amazing.  I still have so much left and they are still providing monthly-ish updates.  I like that I can hop in and out as I want and I don't have to worry about resubscribing.  
  Ortwig

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/20/12
Posts: 1086

12/06/12 6:13:47 PM#23
Originally posted by Siveria
[mod edit]

What did you dislike about the game?

  Yalexy

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/17/10
Posts: 1045

12/06/12 7:39:37 PM#24

I regret buying the lifetime-account.

I was in open beta and everything looked rather good. And the first month playing was also a blast, given that I never played alone but allways with friends.

The point were I started regretting it was after the first month, when I finished the main-story and started running Transylvania and hardmodes day in and out.
Up until then, the progress was rather good and I thought that I would've lots of time before me to slowly get all the skills and master the hardmodes.

Boy I couldn't have been more wrong....

After the second month I was done with 100% of the skillwheel due to the tons of AP/SP getting thrown at you in Transylvania and the hardmodes where only challenging before you got all 10.1/10.2 items. At this point the whole thing got rather boring and the challenge of the hardmodes wasn't so challenging anymore.

I eventually stayed and played until I was done with all hardmodes that got patched in with 1.2. By that time I allready had a complete set of 10.4/10.4 and was collecting bullions for my next set.

The people I played with and who still played cleared the NYC raid on their second run and after seeing the loot and the lockout-timer half of those people quit TSW after another two weeks, as there's no point to it wasting any more time to get their gear to 10.5.

To sum it up: The speed of progress until 100% skillwheel and complete set of 10.4 is waaaaay too fast, the hardmodes and the raid are too easy, and the time you would need to get a full set of 10.5 is ridiculously long compared to what you've faced up until that point.

Good game with good ideas, but Funcom didn't manage to control the speed of progression.

  FromHell

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Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1338

12/06/12 10:13:58 PM#25

love my lifetime pack.

that made it B2P and now I'm one of the cool kids not having to pay a sub for my favourite game.

Also they keep pumping out top notch content. No regrets.

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  SanHor

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Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 342

12/07/12 3:55:25 AM#26

I see no point in lifetime subs because I'd never regret paying 15$/month for a good MMO.

On the other hand, purchasing lifetime for a MMO that holds my attention for a just a few months is a complete waste of money imo.

  karmath

Novice Member

Joined: 8/24/05
Posts: 843

12/07/12 3:58:54 AM#27
All lifetime subs arnt a good idea regardless of the game imo. Unless its the cost of 3 months or less, its pretty big gamble.
  Sovrath

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Joined: 1/06/05
Posts: 17627

12/07/12 11:09:07 AM#28
Originally posted by Kuppa
Originally posted by Sovrath
Originally posted by Kuppa
I don't understand how anyone would even consider a lifetime without at the very least playing the game for 2-3 months...for any game, not just TSW.

They proably shouldn't which is why I don't have one for TSW or LOTRO.

After the fact I regeretted it.

Do they not sell it anymore? why do you regret it?

LOTRO isn't sold anymore and I was told that the Secret World didn't sell it anymore. However, after I read your post I went to the accounts section and apparently that's not the case. So "Thanks"!

  kevjards

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/27/10
Posts: 1453

12/07/12 11:13:09 AM#29
no regrets here..but i am taking abreak atm to play gw2 and lotro..will be back to the  game after christmas.but i do think they really need to take this to f2p to get the people who were sitting on the fence about playing this game into it.i think the sub fee hurts it although i agree with the price.
  Iczer

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Joined: 11/10/04
Posts: 105

I want a world in a sandbox ... not a theme park!

12/07/12 11:21:41 AM#30

I did not buy the lifetime sub, thankfully, but did pay to play for 3 months before getting bored with it.

 

 

  UNH0LYEV1L

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Joined: 8/09/09
Posts: 418

12/07/12 12:12:52 PM#31

No regrets at all, I am glad I bought life-time.  I have already had tons of fun and don't mind taking small breaks from the end game while they populate more content.  This is by far my favorite MMORPG out right now if only there was more stuff to do at end game currently I would be plastered in my seat permenently.


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  Whitebeards

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12/07/12 12:17:10 PM#32
Originally posted by Unojc

I do.  Never thought I'd say it.  Played a whole month and haven't touched it since.  Learned my lesson on buying lifetime accounts.  Next time ill play a month or two before deciding.

 

I'm curious how many others have stopped playing their lifetime.

No. Including that  of  LOTRO. I can log in and play whenever feel like without spending 15 bucks a month on sub. Best investments in gaming i ever made.

I wish more MMOS would offer it so i can buy life time.

  MindTrigger

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Joined: 12/19/07
Posts: 2628

12/07/12 12:20:30 PM#33
I've never purchased a lifetime sub.  Buying the regular editions of MMOs these days is a big enough gamble.

A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  UNH0LYEV1L

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Joined: 8/09/09
Posts: 418

12/07/12 12:21:59 PM#34
Not to mention the life time sub pays for itself in 16-17 months of play.  I've played for about 4 months and enjoyed it and I know for sure I will be back!


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  killion81

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Joined: 8/31/06
Posts: 915

12/07/12 12:29:46 PM#35
I didn't purchase a lifetime sub, nor would I ever for any game.  However, if I had, I would be more worried about Funcom being bought out.  That lifetime sub is an agreement with Funcom, not whatever company purchases Funcom.  I believe that a company could buy TSW and/or all of Funcom and decide that they do not find it financially viable to offer lifetime subscriptions or honor lifetime subscriptions sold by Funcom.  If that is not the case and the purchasing company must honor lifetime subs sold by Funcom, that is a financial burden that companies otherwise considering purchasing Funcom may not want to take on.
  sfc1971

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Joined: 10/05/08
Posts: 423

12/08/12 11:10:13 AM#36

I got lifetime mostly because I knew the game would be a huge risk but wanted to support the guy who made The Longest Journey and not be one of those whiners who bitch about how nobody dares make anything unique but refuse to put their money were their mouth is.

Do I regret it? Not really, played as an expensive single player game, it was a fun game. But I finished it. As a MMO, it fails but then again, most MMO's fail. Maybe I am just mmo tired. 

The real issue with the game for me is that the single player combat mechanics tend to be to too boring as fights drag on and on and later levels don't allow you to by pass fights as easily. 

The dungeons are okay but once you learn the mechanics on the first run, it gets tiresome when people on their fourth try STILL don't get it. Once you are in a good group, the game just becomes to easy and in a bad group, too frustrating 

WHEN ARE MMO'S FINALLY GOING TO INCLUDE VOICE CHAT BY DEFAULT!

Frankly as an adult, this amount of money and getting several months gaming out of it, makes it an extremely cheap form of entertainment. I spend more on a single night out. 

I do not regret buying the game, I just wish it had turned out better because there was plenty of potential but really launching a game based on AoC and AGAIN not launching with the bank/auction house ready... that is just stupid. Funcom should now by know that you can't recover from a bad launch. No game has, no game will.

To bad but at least I gave it a chance.

  bcbully

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Joined: 3/03/12
Posts: 7685

12/08/12 11:16:42 AM#37
Originally posted by MindTrigger
I've never purchased a lifetime sub.  Buying the regular editions of MMOs these days is a big enough gamble.

Same here. I feel the same.

  Zikari

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Joined: 2/28/12
Posts: 78

12/10/12 10:06:09 PM#38

If I regret it and if I play enough to make it financially worth it are two seperate questions. The first one is a clear no, I loved the game during the beta and still do, the lifetime gives me the freedom of playing on my own pace, drop in every couple of days without asking myself each month if I want to continue the sub. As long as they continue to provide fresh content I will be willingly there to consume it, even if that means only playing 4 to 5 days each month.

Could I get the same cheaper by only paying a month sub every 4-5 month to catch up, possibly, but then I would loose the luxory of playing my own pace. It was a good deal, especially for me as someone who does not play a game every dat...

  Nitth

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12/10/12 10:07:13 PM#39


Originally posted by Unojc
I do.  Never thought I'd say it.  Played a whole month and haven't touched it since.  Learned my lesson on buying lifetime accounts.  Next time ill play a month or two before deciding.

 

I'm curious how many others have stopped playing their lifetime.


I benched the game for a while, But don't regret the lifetime.


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  Siug

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Joined: 5/02/12
Posts: 1145

12/11/12 12:36:48 AM#40
Bought lifetime sub, still playing TSW and will be playing so I don't regret anything. This was my first and probably last lifetime sub though, just wanted to support the idea behind this particular game.
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