So...where to begin....
The Secret World had announced it's payment model back in August 2011:
I figure they would change it but...looks like they are going ahead with what I feel is a suicide plan.
By the way, this thread they posted it in, is made up of many angry pages and they have not even responded to it.
But back on point.
I had a major issue with cash shops+sub. fees to begin with but liked the fact they had to balls to announce it ahead of time. Probably a mistake,but none-the-less, admirable.
This game, The Secret World, is the type of crap I hate about MMOs and these greed developers because not only are they "double dipping" in potential revenue but they have given very little information about the game to begin with. Even less than what we got from Bioware with SWTOR.
So, not only do we know little about how this game will play, but they want me to PRE-ORDER it?
Haha...Oh...it's not a joke?
No. It isn't.
By little info, I mean very little actual footage of the game and no information on how much the monthly fee will be. Ironically, this is almost the same marketing method used by EA with SWTOR.
But they have information on the cash shop which is selling character slots because you only get three character slots to begin with!
And don't worry! You know this game will "more than likely" be a huge success due to the fact they are offering a "Lifetime Subscription" plan for a low price of $199 (which is alot more for EU)! Because if the game gets cancelled, like APB and Hellgate, that lifetime subscription
will be worth it!
Note that EA was involved with APB and Hellgate:London ; both failed horribly.
I bring that up because this game is almost a mix between those two with a Champions Online cash shop twist!
Dark Days are coming indeed...