Should I buy? The simple math.
Like many of you, when I first heard that there would be a pay service added to Quake Live I though 'What? How dare they make money?'. That was until I decided to run the simple math.
Last night I went to watch Inception, it cost me $10US for 2 hours worth of entertainment. This works out to $5 an hour, which I though was worth it given the movie.
Now lets look at Quake Live. I play usually at least one hour a night, sometimes more sometimes less, but on average an hour. The Premium service costs $2 a month, so lets add it up. 1 Hour x 365 days is 365 hours. $2 x 12 months is $24. $24 / 365 = 6.5c.
Lets compare this with a newer game like MW2. I paid $50 for this and have played around 40 hours, probably wont play much more. I thought it was a valid investment, I mean **** I got $1.25 for each hour of gameplay, that much better then I paid to go see a movie.
So lets compare them:
$1.25/hour modern game.
$0.065/hour Quake Live.
Its not expensive, you are not getting ripped off, stop being cheap and support your game or watch it die.
Finally some good feedback.
Well I assume that all the ragepeople are kids. Who just dont have the ability to pay. Well sadstory. Get your daddys card. I mean, even 50$ for 1 year, is nothing.
And to they who think that Quakelive will die after 6months if uve payed for 1 year. They wont.
More than likely true. Now that Quake Live is being monetized, they're going to be able to pay for the servers and such.
The problem is quite simple: it was free earlier, and people always compare QL with Q3, which has a one time payment and free mods / stuff. They forget the simple and good working Interface, this pretty fascinating all in one solution which costs alot of hard work.
Even if you just play like 6 hours a month i really dont think 1.99$ are too expensive for it.
But on the other hand the anually payment is a crucial part where alot of people wont pay.
I dont think they rip anyone off, maybe except the exchange ratio of currencies atm - but we'll see
So why are you still here?
Originally Posted by relove