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would you play rene as a subscribtion ?

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  • cholesterolcholesterol Posts: 3 New Member
    I wish there was an "it depends" option. I can see the subscription model actually benefiting players. You could simply download mods, cc and lots without checking whether you have all the packs required. It would also solve the problem »What if I want to play online with my friends but we don‘t have all the same packs?«. I just don‘t like the idea of losing access to my game if I choose not to renew my subscription. I‘m still playing TS3 occasionally. Imagine paying a subscription fee 10 years after the game was discontinued… I could see myself signing up if we could keep everything that was released during out subscription indefinitely.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 29,265 Member
    🟩 Maybe
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  • MantleJackalMantleJackal Posts: 150 Member
    no
    When I play games, I want to play games that I own, games that I could pick up and put down whenever I want, take breaks whether short or long term, and still be able to play the game that I paid for. A subscription service just means I'm paying for the privilege of playing a game and the moment I can't pay, I can't play anymore.

    If this was a multiplayer game like a MMO than I understand a subscription because the servers have to keep running somehow. However, I just don't see it working out in a Sims game.
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  • artistjuartistju Posts: 92 Member
    no
    It's a no for me, I have to pay for so many subscriptions already. I'd like to be able to play the game without worrying if I'd be able to play it next month because of lack of funds.
  • comicsforlifecomicsforlife Posts: 9,388 Member
    no
    artistju wrote: »
    It's a no for me, I have to pay for so many subscriptions already. I'd like to be able to play the game without worrying if I'd be able to play it next month because of lack of funds.

    me to
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  • DaniRose2143DaniRose2143 Posts: 5,541 Member
    no
    This game is expensive enough as it is. I can't see paying monthly or yearly fees just to access the game after I've shelled out for the initial purchase. Having to pay to add DLC later is one thing, and I maybe if they made DLC free I would consider it. But I don't see DLC ever being free even with subscriptions.
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  • lisasc360lisasc360 Posts: 16,891 Member
    no
    No thanks. I already pay a monthly fee to play World of Warcraft and that's enough for me. I don't mind paying for WoW since we can't customize that game like we can with a Sims game. My husband also plays WoW as well as Star Trek Online, so when STO came out, it was a pay to play game and so the hubby would end up cancelling his WoW subscription to play STO and then cancel that one to go back to WoW. But of course the company who has STO finally got rid of the monthly fee as they didn't have too many players playing the game. And so because my hubby would cancel one subscription from one of his games to play another, I wouldn't want to do that as I tend to play WoW a lot and the Sims on occasion and would feel like it'll be a waste of money for me.
  • Pipersfun2Pipersfun2 Posts: 704 Member
    no
    HECK no, Sims team if you do that. It will be a no brainier to push me to paralives. without thinking twice, I have been with you since sims1
    while we are playing them,WHO IS PLAYING US?
  • SpatzSpatz Posts: 38 Member
    no
    No, I wouldn't. Sometimes I play Sims 4 a lot. Sometimes not at all. Subscribing would degrade my gaming experience.
  • ignominiusrexignominiusrex Posts: 2,472 Member
    no
    So done with owning nothing and renting access in perpetuity as the going (predatory) business model of everything that can get people to go along with it. Hedge funds buying up all the real estate they can get their hands on, to turn as much of the nation into renters at their mercy as possible is just another symptom of that disease. People can't just keep paying forever for everything and owning nothing of value, before it all breaks.
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  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 4,161 Member
    no
    Come on! I'm already having tough financial times with university, which includes dorm rents, transportation fees, food costs, tuition if I fail too many courses (2) etc. Subscription based fee would drive some players away, especially those in tough financial times.
  • cynciecyncie Posts: 3,410 Member
    no
    No. I want to own my games, not lease time on them. In the current model I can control the costs by choosing which DLCs I purchase, and when I buy them. Also, I can go for weeks or even months without playing, depending on how I’m working. I’m not going to be happy to pay a monthly fee for something I’m not using at times. Most people are already suffering from subscription fatigue with streaming TV, music and games. Adding one more is just…meh. Then, when TS6 releases and they cancel TS5, we’ve got nothing to fall back on if we don’t like the new game.

    I don’t think Simmers are in the same category as people who enjoy online gaming. EA needs to realize that this is a unique game with a unique player base that can’t be lumped into that model.
  • DaniRose2143DaniRose2143 Posts: 5,541 Member
    no
    cyncie wrote: »
    No. I want to own my games, not lease time on them. In the current model I can control the costs by choosing which DLCs I purchase, and when I buy them. Also, I can go for weeks or even months without playing, depending on how I’m working. I’m not going to be happy to pay a monthly fee for something I’m not using at times. Most people are already suffering from subscription fatigue with streaming TV, music and games. Adding one more is just…meh. Then, when TS6 releases and they cancel TS5, we’ve got nothing to fall back on if we don’t like the new game.

    I don’t think Simmers are in the same category as people who enjoy online gaming. EA needs to realize that this is a unique game with a unique player base that can’t be lumped into that model.

    That is simmers and The Sims described perfectly, unique. If you want to be innovative EA, don't change the heart and soul of one of the last truly original games in the gaming universe. Let it be what it's always been and stick to making the AI, the gameplay, and the modeling innovative and next level instead of making it just like every other game in the world.
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  • MotherHjonkerMotherHjonker Posts: 8 New Member
    no
    No. Whenever I had a subscription to FFXIV I felt pressured to play it to "get my money's worth" out of it. So much so that I ended up getting really burnt out and I can't really enjoy it anymore. I've been an avid Sims lover since TS2, and I'd hate for this to be the reason I'm driven away from the series.
  • nanashi-simsnanashi-sims Posts: 4,128 Member
    no
    Markoosh wrote: »
    Either way, IF the content has quality and soul behind them again, I'm paying no matter what the business model is.
    If its a dress up & build game only, then pass.

    This is probably one of the best descriptions of TS4 I've ever read. Thank you.

  • drakharisdrakharis Posts: 1,470 Member
    I don't know if I would be willing to pay for a subscription. I would need to hear more about the benefits of buying a yearly subscription. Is it more cost-effective? Are there exclusive downloads worth downloading? How is other Simmers who have the subscription feel about it? Is it something that is easily cancelled at any time? So on and so forth.
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