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Ohn Ruukon
05-24-2002, 05:17 PM
:fett: :deathstar
This is about the cost of SW Galaxies... How much do you think it should cost?? Also the fee for playing it... How Much???
Will it be a monthly fee or will you just pay for the time youre logged on? Personaly I would pay whatever they ask for a game as awesome as SW Galaxies! Until next time...

DudEhead
05-24-2002, 05:50 PM
money IS something to me... but i would pay anything for sw galaxies if it turns out allright :fett:

Ascari
05-24-2002, 08:33 PM
Well, if it's not an absurb price...


i'm going to buy it :)

RoyalGuard
05-24-2002, 08:38 PM
don't think in dollars, I think in

average price for a PC game here is 30, some are at 35 a rare few are priced at 40.

The way galaxies is shaping up I'd pay 40 for it and probably more if I had the money to spend!

Saiyan22
05-24-2002, 09:40 PM
pc games usually go for abuot $40
games with licenses (like star wars) are usually about $10 more...

expect to pay $45 or $50 for the game, and probably $12-$15 per month for service, perhaps less with long term contract discounts...

Ohn Ruukon
05-25-2002, 12:41 AM
:fett: :deathstar Pesonally If this game is all its being made out to be Ill pay ANYTHING TO GET IT!!:D

Saiyan22
05-25-2002, 01:03 AM
lmao, i'm actually thinking of getting a new computer for this bad boy ;)

Kwok69
05-25-2002, 06:47 AM
:( Ithink that Mr Lucas has made enough out of his nice little 27 year earner. I am a MASSIVE fan and I will pay the normal price for the PC game to cover the cost of developement etc, but I think that a regular monthly subscription is a bit much. How about giving something back to the fans, like a free subscription

DudEhead
05-25-2002, 07:13 AM
err... the people who made it and most important, who update it and see the servers don't screw up may want some cash too u know... but i would like it if it only costs bout 5-10 a month, with the amount of playing people, it should more than cover their work.... and if it's as good as it looks, most people will gladly pay it each month

Saiyan22
05-25-2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Kwok69
:( Ithink that Mr Lucas has made enough out of his nice little 27 year earner. I am a MASSIVE fan and I will pay the normal price for the PC game to cover the cost of developement etc, but I think that a regular monthly subscription is a bit much. How about giving something back to the fans, like a free subscription

its not like lucas is charging a monthly fee because he's greedy...this isn't your average PC multiplayer-internet game, its a MMORPG and servers take money to maintain, that's what the monthly fee is for

DudEhead
05-25-2002, 03:47 PM
plus the monthly or so patches to improve the game and the work the admins do... anyways... if the game turns out as i expect, they deserve every penny they ask :fett:

Ohn Ruukon
05-28-2002, 09:41 AM
Hey Guys... Just one smal comment... Think in $,
Dollars (american dollars!) make the world go round!:D :fett: :deathstar

Lord Helmet
05-28-2002, 07:53 PM
i think people are too nieve sure it costs some extra bucks to run the servers but 12-15..with all the people playing it!!! gimme a break a break they coyuld be chargin 5 bucks a month and still have plenty of profit and all...

DudEhead
05-29-2002, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Ohn Ruukon
Hey Guys... Just one smal comment... Think in $,
Dollars (american dollars!) make the world go round!:D :fett: :deathstar

Euros are taking over the world by storm :fett: soon the empire (america) will be crushed by the rebellion (Europe) :)

setsuko
05-29-2002, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by greg g
i think people are too nieve sure it costs some extra bucks to run the servers but 12-15..with all the people playing it!!! gimme a break a break they coyuld be chargin 5 bucks a month and still have plenty of profit and all...

You severely underestimate the cost of producing the actual game. There are NO kind of games that are as expensive to create as an MMORPG. This means that you will have to wait for a long time until those $15 or whatever turns into profit, since most of it is lost on bandwidth and the GM's and the developing crew for updates, bugfixes and future expansions. After all those costs, preciously little is left to cover the pure cost of making the game in the first place. It is a totally different economical calculation than in regular games, where there are few costs after the game is published and distributed.

It's a simple matter of costs vs profit.

EDIT:

Remember, that when making Quake or whatever, when the game is done, most of the crew goes on to make a new game, or they go to another company or whatever. Here, they have to keep most of the crew who made the game, since none other can keep it going. You have any idea of the cost of a development crew, with monthly wages and equipment etc? So no, the $10-15 you pay each month is pretty far away from going straight into Verants pockets. After 3-4 years, however, the ratio of pure profit increases, as the development costs are 'paid'. THEN the company cashes in the bucks for the effort. But it's a long way there.

DudEhead
05-29-2002, 04:22 PM
don't overdo it, they still charge u 50 or something for the game itself, so the costs of making the game are prolly coverd by that... the monthly stuff is needed for monthly updates and bandwidth..