I’ve been playing this game for a few days now. I’m really enjoying it. It’s just complicated enough to hold my interest while also giving a distinct sense of progression, not just for the individual, but for the server. Which is a unique concept. I also REALLY like that there are no microtransactions and it’s not strictly a pay to win game. That said there are certain advantages to having a pro membership, and if you’re serious about the game I believe the features in PRO are almost necessary after a certain point of progression.
The issue that I’ve run into is that I want to support the Developers, but when I look at the price of PRO ($10/month when converted to USD), I just can’t justify it. For me, at that price, this would have to be my main game. But at the pace of this game, it’s just not possible to spend most or all of my free time on it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want the pace to increase, I like it the way it is. It’s just slow enough for your decisions to really matter.
Because the pace is so slow, I wouldn’t feel good about spending more than 1/3rd of the current membership price on the game. I’ve talked to my IRL friend that I introduced to this game, and he agrees. If the price for pro was cheaper, I’d even purchase a support tier, because I really do want to support the game devs. But when the price of pro doesn’t seem fair to me, I’m not willing to spend any more than I have to on the game.
I understand that at the end of the day the Devs need to make money. The player-base right now is small, and that makes it harder. Maybe the only way they can make money right now is by charging $10/month for pro.
I don’t have the data on that so I can only speak from my personal perspective, and that is: If pro were $3.33/month I’d buy it every month and I’d buy a support tier (less than $50 USD but probably not the cheapest one either) because I’d feel good about the price of pro and I’d want to support the devs more.
As it stands right now, my plan is to spend $10 for pro one month, and then just be a basic member for the rest of my playtime because I feel the price for pro is way too much for the enjoyment value and playtime I get out of this game (mostly the playtime), and I don’t feel good about supporting the devs when they’re charging more than I believe the game is worth.
Let me know what you guys think, at what price would you be a member for as long as you play the game.
And if a Dev is reading this: Are there plans to reduce the price of pro in the future?