If we follow this idea to one-time upgrade fee.. this is mean that we will have to pay for each others upgrade. Do you really think that a one-time upgrade fees will replace the idea of a monthly fee; not at all. As far as,the membership is good because it wont hurt others players who dont pay.. I disagree; I doubt that any of you can give guarantee about that In fact, nobody can. It will hurt people who dont pay.. That's a Fact.. the only thing who can equilibrate this; is that HW will implent features across the board. I highly doubt that it will happend... because those features could be already in hardwood at this time.. Those features HW want to sell them... and this is why it will hurt people who will not be able to pay...
maxel wrote:Reina is correct. Any enhancement of the site is NOT intented to alienate other users, but simply make it more enjoyable for those who wishto pay an extra fee.Reina wrote:Having a chance to get more features if wanted, sounds like a good idea. Since it means no harm for the people who don't choose to pay more, then I don't see why not.
If it meant in any way that people who don't pay the extra were going to loose what they have right now, then I wouldn't agree, but this is not the case, so yes I would pay for new features.
Consider this: If Playsite/Mystic Isle/The Zone wanted to do something like this, or start charging in the first place, do you seriously think that they would have even bothered to ask first?
My example of user fees for various types of software ISindicative of the web and software industry as a whole. Played EverQuest or U.T. lately? User fees. And well worth it.
Without funds, things stagnate. I for one am more than willing to pay more to get more. It's a fact of life, people. I think Jules had the best idea for implimentation: Make it a one-time upgrade fee.