They offered this a few years ago too. Some people said 7 years ago but that doesn't sound right to me... I think it was around TBM eraI had to ask myself: will the game return to a thriving state where developers aren't asleep at the wheel churning out 6-zone DLCs every year with fewer and fewer staff? Will I enjoy the game in 2.5+ years from now enough to justify simply breaking even from buying this lifetime membership? And of course, why are they offering this? Motives here seem murky...
Indeed. I got burned by Honorbuddy's "lifetime" access.ask folks who shelled out for lifetime on mmobugs, honorbuddy and a few other sites how that worked out for them .... and the other games that had lifetime that went belly up . seems risky to me ...
Exactly! the offer is limited in time and amount. Who cares about other games and their up and downs, i played this game for 16 friggin years so why don't i support it?! Even if DBG goes down, i know i'll find myself somewhere in an Emu server scavenging some old fun and nostalgia.For once I am not the person reading into something deeply!
I don't think Daybreak is folding cause of the lifetime deal or anything bad is happening at all. I think they just want a bigger Christmas bonus.
Most people who buy the "lifetime" deal are probably people who come and go from EQ every few months. I can't picture this hurting their bottom line - if it did then years ago would have been the first and only time they ever offered the "lfietime" deal.
What probably happened is hundreds of people bought the lifetime sub who now never play, thus daybreak concluded they can easily profit off that.
Also, they're only selling 4000 Lifetime subs, which isn't that much -at all- in the big picture.
Aye, lifetime bazaar trader. Let them kronos flow!Likely a very good deal if you plan to play for 3+ more years and do nothing in game that could ever get you banned. Because once you've paid for a lifetime sub there is absolutely no incentive for them to not ban you.
Also the 4000 person limit is a joke. There's no way they would stop selling these. If, in fact, the deal disappears and they say the limit is reached we can all feel reassured about the longevity of EQ.
Doubt it’s really them trying to be responsible, but rather the old marketing ploy where a) limited time and b) limited opportunity means you MUST make a choice right NOW! Research clearly shows those ploys work, which is also why people trying to social engineer/scam you often do the same thing.Agree with concerns about lifetime subscriptions (I'm dubious about my Plex lifetime sub) but the fact they're limiting it to 4k subscribers across all four games seems responsible to me.
DCUO had lifetime offer, January 2011, by June 2011 DCUO was added to all access. So 7 1/2 years give or take, haven't paid a sub for EQ since.They offered this a few years ago too. Some people said 7 years ago but that doesn't sound right to me... I think it was around TBM era
Indeed. I got burned by Honorbuddy's "lifetime" access.
Also, Bossland is the most piece of shit company I have ever given money to in my life.
They cancelled all the honorbuddy's life time access cause they knew their bot was going under. They lost their legal cases. Then they still let people order 1yr/3yr access to the "new" Honorbuddy and folded the company only 1 year later.
Most shady and unethical business dealings I have ever witnessed.