I was really looking forward to this game, but had no idea there would be monthly subscriptions to be able to play it! My gaming hours have seriously diminished with my new job, so I would only be able to play this for a few hours at the weekend, if that. If I'm paying a premium for those few hours on top of the cost of the game, I think I'll pass... Real shame.
I have Station Access for £18.99, and play Vanguard, EQ2, SWG anyway at the moment. So in a way this will be free for me and those who are on Station Access! Hopefully the price of Station Access won't increase, as it has been missing a game, and has not been such as good value, since Matrix shut down last year
SOE games cost £9.49 or £9.99 individually, but could be different for this, can't say for sure until it is live
EDIT: may be different for PS3, forgot this was not the PC version, as could not find it, but Everquest Online Adventures for PS2 is still applicable (only in US, the EU servers closed ages ago) through Staton Access. If the PS3 version needs fees, and is not valid with Station Access, then I will definatly just stick to the PC version.
the subscription fee is staple of MMO's. Just because this game is on a console does not mean it should not have a sub fee. It is still an MMO that has hours and hours of content and new content will be added all the time. If anything this game is worth paying for.
I think console players need to understand the concept of an MMO.
All SOE games at the moment cost £9.49 at a set UK rate, but to begin with I was charged in USD, and it varied depending on the exchange rate, but was mainly charged £10+.
After 4th Jan, this price may get increased from £9.49 to £9.99
LOTRO (codemasters) have said that new accounts after 4th Jan, will have to pay an inreased fee due to VAT, whereas accounts subbing at the moment, will keep paying the same fee and the VAT will be absorbed by Codemasters. Obviously a ploy to entice people to (re)sub earlier than later, but I bet that price will increase later, as doubt Codemasters will "absorb" the VAT increase forever
I queried with customer service to see if the PS3 was able to be part of Station Access, and unfortunately it is not, although they said that may change in the future. So unless my PC can handle this I will not be playing it at all for a while, as not paying extra fees on PS3 - seems silly I can in a way play it for free with Station Access on PC but have to pay extra to play it on PS3.
i dont see how you can call £9 a month reasonable, other games have equally as much content with updates over time and do not try to rip you off in this manner, i do not think its reasonable to pay £148 for a years gaming on a single game (£9x12+ £40 for game)
they will more likely close the euro servers after a year anyway
£9 a month IS reasonable. Sure other games cost less, but those aren't/won't be updated as frequently as DCUO will be able to be. For example, let's take RuneScape. Yes, it's a very successful game but it doesn't have regular updates, they only really update the game every couple of months.
If Sony do it right and this game is great, then it is worth it. If it's not that great, then don't pay. Simples(:
as long as the popularity of the game is still there the server will stay open for a long time, eye of judgemwnt closed its servers due to wizards of the cost no longer producing the cards and thus very few ppl were playing online. £9 to £10 a month is reasonable as long as you dont have to pay for add ons like new senarios ect
Another downer is that the PS3 version is not being offered a Lifetime sub unlike the PC version - Not being in Station Access or able to get a lifetime sub, will mean that people will be more attracted to the PC version, as I will be.
If you are already playing SOE games, and paying for Station Access, then playing the PC version will cost no more each month.
All online games are full of pontential with updates and everything, but they do usually wear off, or the game gets updated to a state you don't like, and SOE are quite fond of doing this than any other. SWG mostly, but even EQ2 has gone through horrible changes
The missing payment options for PS3, is getting the PS3 version off to a bad start.
If you have ps plus you get 12 months free (dc universe) in january? It is not 'free' as you have had to pay for ps plus.
Playstation or Microsoft or both should simply create a unique MMO for each console and have the subscription fee that you pay for the year (in the Xbox360's case £30 for 1 year) as the incentive to buy the game.
A one off payment MMO is what we want and is what people are playing on the PC with free to play MMO's instead of WOW. I used to play City of Heroes (very similar concept to this 'new' game). However the community is all but dead and people don't want to pay £12 a month. When you can pay £30 a year (not to mention your actual internet payments per month) and play with their friends.
How often are MMO's updated. Every couple of months, I'm talking major updates not silly things. £150 for a years gaming is ridiculous. I can buy 4 games for that price of 3 games and 1 years subscription on a console and play with friends.
Any good MMO has content that far outweighs that of other games. My first City of Heroes character to hit level 50 took 400 hours. There tends to be a wealth of things to do, but I understand if people don't 'get' them and want new shiny things all of the time. I would rather pay £9 per month and get the occasional pre owned game than spend a fortune on new games.
I do however find it disappointing , as an EQ2 player , that DCUO won't be part of station access in PS3 form. Means I definitely won't be buying it.
Well the sub packages are up on the PSN now, and I certainly will not be taking part. £35 for a game, then a monthly fee is not what I bought a PS3 for. I can accept one time fees for DLC as you can choose whether to download or not, but being forced to pay a monthly fee just to play a game is ridiculous, especially when there is no single player game included. This format may work on the PC, but I really dont see the Sony faithful taking this onboard, especially as it will cost £100-£120 per year if you continually renew the subscription. As its stands, its £9.99 for 30 days, £27.99 for 90 days and £49.99 for 180 days.
I know this isnt going to be on the 360, but with the fact they have to pay for X-Box Live already, I dont see that a sub based game like this would sell on there either.
I was really looking forward to this when it was announced years ago, being that I am and old school DC fan, but as soon as I started to hear rumblings of subscription fees, I quickly lost interest.
Simple fact is, too many people already complain that DLC is too expensive, so those people are certainly not going to accept a monthly fee.