Hellgate: London subscriptions

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Tannhauser, May 9, 2007.

  1. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    Hellgate Guru reports that Flagship Studios has released details about multiplayer subscriptions for Hellgate: London:<blockquote>The latest issue of Games for Windows Magazine has revealed the elite subscription pricing behind Hellgate: London, which will be free to play online should you opt out of subscribing for additional features. These features, which will be available for $9.95 (depending on location) are as follows:
    • Elite subscribers pay $9.95 a month
    • 24/7 phone- and internet-support
    • No (server) queues for elite subscribers, with preference over non-paying customers
    • 3 chars per account for non-elites, 12 for elite-customers
    • Elite subscribers can store up to 40 items (instead of 20 for non-subscribers), which can be accessed from any char in an account-wide item vault.
    • Visible distinction from other players. Elite subscribers are recognisable from their equipment and may trade subscriber-only equipment to other elite subscribers.
    • VIP-Shuttles to remote areas
    • Housing and founding of guilds are enabled for subscribers. Elite subscribers may attain officer/leader priviledges within their guild.
    • Elite subscribers have access to additional game modes, including Hardcore mode.
    • Elite subscribers and non-subscribers can play with each other.
    • Costs actually depend on where you live. Subscription fees in the Asian market will cost considerably less, in accordance to the market conditions and expectations of the players and local publishers within the region.
    The subscription costs make it possible for Flagship Studios to produce additional content for Hellgate: London twice a month, or more. New content includes new items, monsters, areas, character classes and other content which are not present in the retail version of the game. It is not known as this time whether this additional content will only be available to paying subscribers.</blockquote>Link: Elite Subscriptions - $9.95 a month and other details!

    Spotted at RPG Watch.
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    do note that this is the "elite" subscription. so you don't actually NEED that to play.
     
  3. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 1, 2006
    i wouldnt mind a rebirth of the shareware notion from 10 years ago ... giving 1/2 a game and relying on dedication for the rest.
     
  4. stingray420

    stingray420 First time out of the vault

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    Dec 9, 2003
    I guess it does not sound that bad. But The queue thing makes me wonder. Are there going to be multi hour wait times for non subscribers?

    The question that also comes to mind is about the additional content, is there going to be enough to justify that fee? I guess I will have to wait and see what they provide, to me the game looks fun, and I will pick it up, but it has a long way to go to prove that it is worth a subscription for a multiplayer I am not sure will even be worthwhile.
     
  5. taxacaria

    taxacaria It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 18, 2005
    These fees show they're going to rip off the customers.

     
  6. Harahvaiti

    Harahvaiti It Wandered In From the Wastes

    179
    May 4, 2007
    thats the reason im not gonna play shitgate london
     
  7. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Not the fact that it's shitty Diablo with guns?
     
  8. Harahvaiti

    Harahvaiti It Wandered In From the Wastes

    179
    May 4, 2007
    ive forgot to insert "one" between thats and the... 8)
    hmmm diablo, actually it was stupid, but nevertheless funny... :D

    or did u expect from diablo to be a true cRPG?