December 5, 2007

"- Can you gives us more money please...?
look how crappy our services become when your not paying... and the public just swallow...

I personally stopped Xbox live gold after a one year subscription.
It’s free and working as well on other consoles and handle, and you pay to still have ads all over your dashboard on 360 :(.
I don't see why i should pay for this service.
it's like people paying, back in time, for limited internet access or limited download per month, it's something of the past!!!

4 comments:

MMoi said...

Don't know much about Live, but doesn't it look more like 'paying subscription fees for a MMOG' than this internet parallel ?

Meaning, pay for servers service and such...

Nico. said...

well, paying for an MMO is already something strange to me, i played Wow few months, and I was kinda bugged by the fact that most of the money was not for the game but for the share-holders...
why the price of the subciption is not goiing down the more people there is?

For the xbox live gold, it's funnny because i would pay for not having ads on my dashboard... but pay to play?... no way, specially when it's the only console of the market trying to go that way !!!

Lama Himself said...

Same for me. I stopped my gold account on the live because I think it's a bit of a rip-off.

Don't get me wrong, the live is one of the best online system. But I hate the idea that I need to pay to play some game content I already pay when I bought the game.
And honestly the servers and service is not so high for Microsoft. From what I know they just have a matchmaking system. The real online gameplay is manage in peer-to-peer. There is no game specific code running on the Microsoft servers.

MMoi said...

Nico, that's right the MMO subscription biz model may be screwed in some way. But as the name states, it's 'business'. Therefore meaning to make some money.

But paying for a MMOG seems to me just as normal as any other service you would pay each month to get new contents and a well managed platform (cause of my MMOG developer background, I guess).