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Lifetime Membership

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by Vanpry, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Vanpry

    Vanpry Visitor
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    Jul 1, 2008
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    Sorry if this has been asked before I did search. Is there any chance that UO may offer a lifetime subscription like LOTRO? I played UO many years ago for several years and had many wonderful times. I often think about coming back just to tool around but I don't want to have multiple pay to play plus UO would be an alt mmo just something to have some fun with.

    Thx in advance.
  2. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Lifetime memberships would be a great idea. I would buy two. :)
  3. Opinicus

    Opinicus Guest

    As would I
  4. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    May 13, 2008
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    EA/Mythic will offer lifetime memberships for a one time fee of $200 per account. This will be available 2 weeks prior to shutting the servers down.
  5. Strawberry

    Strawberry Guest

    That would be great. My husband and I would buy five.

    Edited to add: though the lifetime membership would have to come with a guarantee of a pro-rated refund if the servers are turned off within six months (which would just be sensible, otherwise the credit card chargebacks would be staggering).
  6. Eslake

    Eslake Guest

    As much as I would love to see such a system. It will never be.

    For one thing, consider the 10 years the game has run so far. At even $10/month, that is $1200 per account that has stayed current.
    If they had offered Lifetime memberships at that time for even the unholy expensive rate of $500 they would have lost out.

    Additionally - player housing systems would have to be rethought as all of the dead-but-lifetime accounts started hogging all the spaces.

    And of course, when UO Requiem or whatever is finally designed and released, Lifers would be crying a fit to have that lifetime subscription appy to the new game as well.

    ... and can you imagine if you Lifetimed from day 1, and then left? How full would your characters' packs be by now with all of the holiday / anniversary gifts? :p Well over the 125 item limit is my guess.
  7. Pickaxe Pete

    Pickaxe Pete Lore Master
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    Oct 27, 2000
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    I agree about the money stuff... but gifts are only placed in one's backpack upon actually logging on. No log on = no gifts. Strange but true!
  8. Reinzeld

    Reinzeld Seasoned Veteran
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    Aug 11, 2004
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    I like the idea of EA (or Mythic, or whoever it is right now) getting as much money out of us as possible. The more money they can squeeze out, the longer this game will be around, and there will be that many more improvements and updates to it as well.

    As stated, if they offered lifetime subscriptions, then in three months 75% of the accounts would be lifetime, and six months after that, lack of revenue would lead to the proverbial closed doors.