07-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Originally Posted by Paradox187
Ok fair enough, you have a point and I would have happily done my part in the beta had I got invited to it.
But that is not the point here.
Funcom are offering those subscribers that sub for 3 months or more free points to use in the store, the more you spend the more points you get.
Well GM'ers spent hundreds and we get nothing because they already have our money. I for one would not have brought GM if I had known points would be available for a sub the items on the GM mean nothing to me compared to saving some of the cash I will inevitably spend in the store on points.
It is the worst kind of underhanded marketing.
You get nothing? Did you seriously write that? Surely my eyes are playing tricks on me.
You will never pay another dime for TSW, ever, unless you choose to. How greedy are you really?
The one year deal is just barely cheaper than a lifetime account. But in 12 months you can pay that price again and get some more points. Meanwhile, I will enjoy my GM account that never has to pay that monthly fee, ever.
You got the better deal, even if you consider the price of buying that many points yourself.
Do the math. Every 12 months, you pay 150 to 180 bucks, or you pay 200 once. In a years time a GM account has paid for itself. By the second year, you have saved nearly half what someone else paid. If you buy the same points they get with their deal, you STILL spend less money.
It's not like the points get you anything but cosmetic items anyway. There is nothing in the store that gives you an advantage...
But hey, I bet if you write a nice polite email to Funcom, ask them to convert you to the 1 year deal with free points they will gladly do it. It's a better deal for THEM.
Also this is a "launch" deal, meaning it won't be the same in 12 months when it runs out. You will probably not get points next year as there is only one launch. Price will be higher and the points likely gone as well. It's a one time offer for launch. You chose the better deal, even if you don't see it now. Unless you plan to quit playing in 12 months, but then you'd have to ask why you even bought the GM pack at all.
You get nothing....wow, that is like hearing the 16 year old kid driving around in a Mercedes whine about how his parents never buy him anything.