Sharana wrote:You would subscribe, because you are fine with throwing some money at the devs (like 5-10 Euro/month) who let you have fun, the boosters, skins, storage in the central city and other stuff is bonus. If you want something specific just use the shop to buy it.
No sorry. This is a business and I am a customer they are trying to court and coax money from on a daily/monthly basis. If they are going to try to get my monies three different ways (Cash shop, Subscription, Character Tickets) then they better make it worth my while to spend the money.
If they seriously want people to subscribe for a monthly fee then there needs to be some sort of advantage to doing so.
In fact the majority of games that utilize subscriptions in conjunction with cash shops have significant bonus's that actually make the subscription worth paying OR they lock high end content behind a paywall.
Look at what LIF is. There are very few benefits that they can offer a premium subscriber. There are no levels, no gold coins of real use, no magic items really. The only thing they can offer are skill boosts, monthly premium currency deposits, reputation boosts, and skins. Beyond that unless they lock the free accounts behind a paywall then you really are not getting much for your subscription.
Also no your definition of P2W is wrong. P2W is when the inherent advantages of having a subscription are so good that the non-subscription account is forced to pay up or be unable to compete. Limiting high end crafting doesn't do that because those players can still obtain those items through other means. Royal Armor is intended to be so rare that being unable to craft it due to a paywall would have literally zero effect on "winning" unless you consider crafting your first suit of Royal Armor and then quitting in happiness as "winning"