SWGOH Subscription Model

Ashram
6 posts Member
edited October 12
Wondering if capital games would consider a subscription model where its maybe $5-7 a month to play but no cash bundles so you can't whale but leave the crystal packs intact. You can milk almost $100 a year from everyone and wouldn't even need to add anything new as it would take players years to collect everything on a sub model, pretty much FTP right now, maybe some UI and convenience adds. This would add a fair environment for GAC, squad and fleet arena and I think it would make a more competitive place that would make the game thrive and way more fun to play than just getting pwned by some crap player with deep wallets.
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  • Sounds horrible in my opinion. Not being able to have every character when it comes out is fine, but I want to play the same game and not a lite version.
  • This may just be the worst idea I’ve heard for this game. No, absolutely not!
  • I think a subscription would be good, but not instead of the current packs/bundles, but in addition.
    Something like this would be very popular, I belive even current F2P players would buy it:
    10$
    For 30 days:
    - 50 crystals every day
    - Hard nodes limit raised from 5 to 8
  • herd_nerfer
    65 posts Member
    edited October 12
    That would be like taking a torch to their profits. It's the 80/20 rule - it's very likely that 80% of their profits is generated by the top 20% of spenders, and those people each spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a month. Since launch this game has made over a billion dollars for CG and EA.

    I think a subscription model is much healthier and more stable than their current strategy, both for the players and for the game as a whole, but what they've got here is essentially a digital casino where they don't ever have to pay a jackpot to the lucky few that beat the odds. Why would they leave all those millions of dollars on the table?

    Edit: typing is hard
  • Troll thread? It's hard to believe that someone throws such a bad idea. Or is it some kind of irony or sarcasm that I didn't get?
  • could go the way of many games now and have a battle pass, hard locking most players out of all the new content. most of those are around £20 and last a month. If you don't buy it the new shiny isn't available to you, in some cases ever.
    For the record, I dropped Marvel Strike force when they did that, and I'd drop this too, it is my most hated "feature" of games.
  • Do you work for EA corporate or something? What a terrible idea
  • Xcien
    2245 posts Member
    This is a terrible idea. OP, are you trying to drive away a large amount of the player base?
    One may learn a great deal about a people by the stories they tell of others.

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  • @Ashram delete this
  • Guess people are not a fan of the idea, I just think the most fun part of the game are the competitive modes, and whales just have too much of an advantage. Was hoping for the whale version and a subscription version of the game. All new releases/characters will be available for both. Be fun to compete with other players on equal footing and having a sub version means CG also gets their cut and have a nice and sustainable cash flow. I'm sure a lot of players would have both versions.
  • Xcien
    2245 posts Member
    Guess people are not a fan of the idea, I just think the most fun part of the game are the competitive modes, and whales just have too much of an advantage. Was hoping for the whale version and a subscription version of the game. All new releases/characters will be available for both. Be fun to compete with other players on equal footing and having a sub version means CG also gets their cut and have a nice and sustainable cash flow. I'm sure a lot of players would have both versions.

    So your solution to the problem of whales paying for an advantage and keeping the game F2P is making EVERYONE pay to play. See the issue? Some of us play this game because you don’t HAVE to pay to play, and therefore wouldn’t play if we had to pay just to play the game.
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  • guess i'm not being too clear, hoping for 2 different versions of the game, one that is what we have now with whales and F2P players and another version that is sub but no whales and servers are reset so everyone has equal footing for GAC, Squad And Fleet Arena which i think is the most fun part of the game.
  • Xcien
    2245 posts Member
    guess i'm not being too clear, hoping for 2 different versions of the game, one that is what we have now with whales and F2P players and another version that is sub but no whales and servers are reset so everyone has equal footing for GAC, Squad And Fleet Arena which i think is the most fun part of the game.

    So if I understand this, version 2 resets everyone’s progress, then gives them all the same things, and expects them to do what F2Ps already do, except you have to pay a $5-7 fee each month to play the game?

    Still convinced this is a terrible idea.
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  • 😂 explaining your idea out only highlights just how bad it is. If anything it makes it worse. Heck no to any form of subscription kind of game.
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