Originally Posted by Kristian
Honestly, I don't see the problems people have with a subscription fee. I mean, if you have any kind of job, you should be able to sustain this, easily. Hell, I sustained 4 years of WoW from the age of 12 by using my allowance, and I always had cash to spare for other stuff.
Keep in mind, you're not paying for any game here. You're paying for an experience that will last way, WAY longer than your average game (if done right). You're not finished after 20 hours play, you're not even finished after a 100 if the MMO's any good.
I avoid any sort of monthly fee because it adds up quickly. You kind of have to decide if the game is worth $15 EVERY month; no doubt over some time it may get a little bit tiring, and at that point they automatically delete your save games.
I mean, just at a fee of $10 a month, you're paying $120 each year. Now that I'm a PC gamer, and spend about $10 to $30 on an individual game, that's a whole lot to pay for just one experience.