I wanted to spread my opinion on the matter and hopefully many of you will see my point and spread the word. I don't want FFXIV to fail solely because the new mentality is that subscription fees for MMOs are no longer desirable by players. That being said here is my point:
If there is a game (or any other type of entertainment service you love) paying a monthly fee for it is not that bad especially when we're talking $12-$14 a month. The reality is that these games cost alot to produce and cost alot to maintain. If we want something that is good with regular content being delivered that has to come at a price. And folks,let's be real here, is $14 a month really going to break you if it is going toward something you want to do?
I spend $10 a month on netflix.
I buy a cup of coffee a day from Starbucks which ends up at about $90 a month.
I buy cable with hbo and showtime. Hbo I watch basically never unless there is a movie on that I've probably already seen.
I spend about $100 or more a month going out for drinks.
I spend about $150 a month going out to eat when I have food at home.
What is my point? My point is that I, like many if not all of you, spend my money on various crap each month that I don't need. So, if we are excited about a product should we let it fail simply because we refuse to pay for it? I can cut out 3 cups of Starbucks a month or I can skip going out to dinner once. I can avoid that 5th trip to the bar one night of the month or hell even just skip those last 3 drinks of a night I'm already there.
In other words, there are many many ways I can scrounge together $14 a month for a product I'm really excited about. The question is, can you?
Edited, Oct 5th 2012 8:38am by electromagnet83