Originally Posted by Jediphile
I refuse to pay for privilege to actually play a game after I've already paid full price just to get it, and that is the case for most MMORPGs these days (though not all).
This is one of my least favorite gaming misconceptions, which I always must correct.
You're not paying a monthly fee to use the game, you're paying a monthly fee to use the servers
. It's the same as the concept of paying for a dedicated server for your clan... except servers that can hold thousands of people are slightly more costly than a server for 32 people (which can already cost a decent amount monthly). If you expect someone to provide you with a very expensive server to play on for free you're expecting a little too much. Some games do it, but not the decent ones.
So please, think about what you're saying before you claim someone's making you pay for something you already bought, because with MMO's that's really not the case.