When Zenimax first announced that there would be a billing model conversion to Buy to Play, with an optional ‘VIP’ type subscription, I immediately planned to continue paying the monthly subscription.
The ‘Plus’ membership, as they call it, includes a few nice perks: full access to any future DLC, a monthly Crown stipend to use in the cash shop, and a 10%xp bonus when leveling. This is traditionally my preferred type of access to B2P and F2P games. I’d rather just pay a flat fee and get everything than to nickle and dime it together.
However, I am now having seconds thoughts on whether to continue my subscription after the conversion, at least for the time being. DLC is going to be far out, from the sounds of it, so access to it does nothing for me. As it currently sits on the PTS, the crown store doesn’t really have anything on it I absolutely HAVE to have. and the 10% XP bonus? This game levels plenty fast as is.
The one thing that would keep me hooked is the possibility of more loyalty rewards. I admit, I am sucker for such things, but they said that the Senche mount concludes the loyalty program and it is being retired. Huh? That really doesn’t make any sense, the more I think about it.
As it stands right now, my sub is good through early April, and I guess I’ll make the final decision then. At this point, aside from continuing to pay the sub to “show my support for the [further] development of the game”, I’m not sure it is doing anything that I will appreciate for $15/mo that I don’t have to necessarily spend?