When I got mine it was advertised as getting the same as monthly sub.
We all know Turbine advertisements and promises...devil lies in details as usual. I was just asking is base for those mass lawsuits was strong or just some Turbine ad or promise.
They could bring out another level of sub and take the monthly points off of both lifers and current VIP's but I would imagine this would upset a lot of current players. As for RoI you will be able to but it with points, just not yet.
Well if done properly this could upset, but I think only some lifers and I guess there would be enough Turbine Defenders to explain it properly. After all lifers aren't paying anymore + their deal wouldn't be that bad at all. But it'd also give the chance for more profits for Turbine and brought less cash shop "conveniences" for those who want to pay subscription. Worse deal for lifers, better for paying customers, sounds quite fair for me.
I'm also sure they could dress it up and advertise properly. If they could bring gear to cash shop, oh excuse me, stat tomes and make those perceived as okay, just because stats are not on some kind of special "robe of awesomeness", they wouldn't have trouble in making new subscription plan. But they didn't. Kinda pointless to speculate on that matter too much.
Lifetimes were good for Turbine at the start as it would have recouped a large chunk of the money they spent making the game. Also lifers help to keep the population levels up which can be useful when new players come. The mistake was to offer lifetime subs for so long.
Yeah lifters weren't just necessary evil, but in the end deal was much better for players than Turbine. I don't have anything against people who bought it, just pointing out that those decisions will affect everyone via more cash shop items. It also explains why VIP isn't as good deal as it'd seem.
Yeah that's not a theory, I just thought Mabusian understood me as making "lifetimers brought F2P on us" theory. Thus the wording. Prolly me and my English, excuse non native speaker, please
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