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The Secret World Forum » General Discussion » Pay once, play forever ad

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  Drakaden

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OP  12/11/12 12:06:51 AM#1
So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?
  codenam47

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12/11/12 12:08:31 AM#2
i had a look too and found nothing about this play forever business. It could be that the advert went up early? maybe funcom hasnt rolled the changes over on their website?
  Drakaden

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OP  12/11/12 12:14:21 AM#3
Guess we'll know in the coming 24 hours.
  Draron

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12/11/12 12:14:47 AM#4
Maybe they're meaning the lifetime subscription...$250 you have a sub for life.
  Drakaden

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OP  12/11/12 12:17:09 AM#5
That could be it Draron, though they must be a bit desperate if they advertise lifetimes, in my opinion, it's really not everyone that would spend 250$ on a game.
  Nomastre

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12/11/12 12:18:01 AM#6
It's an ad probably about "lifetime subscription". You can check TSW forums for some insight.
  Draron

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12/11/12 12:24:37 AM#7
They're talking about it on the official forums too....http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=62727
  User Deleted
12/11/12 12:40:56 AM#8
Originally posted by Draron
Maybe they're meaning the lifetime subscription...$250 you have a sub for life.

Its 200.

  rojoArcueid

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12/11/12 12:43:33 AM#9

My endgame begins with character creation and ends with a new mmorpg

  muffins89

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12/11/12 12:51:26 AM#10
Originally posted by rojo6934

the add + this video http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setView/videos/gameID/404/videoId/2815

F2P

you just got trolled by funcom.

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  Crydex

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12/11/12 12:53:15 AM#11
Originally posted by Drakaden
So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

 

Okay, I'll point this out.

The advertisement is "Pay Once, Play Forver*"

Directly below that reads "*Terms of Service applies"

That means failure to obey the TOS will still get your account suspended or banned.  This has to be included in the add campaign. I hope I don't have to explain why that is too.

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  Drakaden

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OP  12/11/12 1:03:03 AM#12
Originally posted by Crydex

Okay, I'll point this out.

The advertisement is "Pay Once, Play Forver*"

Directly below that reads "*Terms of Service applies"

That means failure to obey the TOS will still get your account suspended or banned.  This has to be included in the add campaign. I hope I don't have to explain why that is too.

A drop of condescending is eering off yer post, somehow you seems to take me for an idiot, i can read what's on the ad, and what you've just pointed out has nothing to do with what we were talking about, we were wondering what the ad was reffering to, which was a valid question.

  zevni78

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12/11/12 1:08:45 AM#13

A change of business model would be very welcome, I think the main reason so few bought the game at launch was timing, coming between TERA and GW2, charging box price, sub and cash shop for an un-tested game style and theme was bad planning.

 

If that isn't what they are doing then even I will start calling them Failcom.

  User Deleted
12/11/12 1:09:13 AM#14
Originally posted by Drakaden
So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

I think it is a joke about the end of the world, the terms would be that the world is going to end this month.

  Ortwig

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12/11/12 2:27:26 AM#15
Originally posted by evilastro
Originally posted by Drakaden
So as many must have noticed by now there's this secret world pay once play forever ad, with that haunting little * near it, i've checked both steam and their web site, and i still see a monthly sub based pricing, are they trying to push false marketting?

I think it is a joke about the end of the world, the terms would be that the world is going to end this month.

Keep a lookout on 12/12.  I think a promotion on the game might be coming for the End of Days ARG.

  bestever

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12/11/12 2:32:15 AM#16
I think its going B2P. Guess will find out soon
  DSWBeef

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12/11/12 2:57:53 AM#17
B2P would be fine with me. F2P on the other hand would devastate me. Make it B2P keep the game at 30$ and you can seriously boost revenue. Add Exp boosts to the shop but nothing more and it will really help.

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  Kenze

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12/11/12 3:05:34 AM#18

or maybe some kind of AP/SP limited Trial with no time limit /shrug

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  FromHell

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12/11/12 3:13:32 AM#19
That´s the pack I got back on release, it´s called the grandmaster lifetime pack with some items, special clothing and lifetime account (no sub ) for 199 $

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  Ortwig

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12/11/12 3:15:56 AM#20
Originally posted by DSWBeef
B2P would be fine with me. F2P on the other hand would devastate me. Make it B2P keep the game at 30$ and you can seriously boost revenue. Add Exp boosts to the shop but nothing more and it will really help.

Hell make it it $60 for the promotion if it's lifetime and keep the cash shop.  They may very well keep the $200 price long term.

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