Overview: Lego Universe

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jack583:
i would buy it, but i don't like having to keep paying in order to keep a game.
P2P is like paying $5 for a burger, then having to pay another $1 each time you take a bite,
as well as each minute it takes to digest it.
not fun.

That's a pretty poor analogy for a pay to play model. You make it sound like you only pay for the access to play the game when you are indeed getting more "free" content and updates for your subscription. So to adjust yours it would be like paying $5 dollars for a burger and every month you get another a smaller but new flavor $1 burger, but you still really need to like burgers.

Good thing is i still have my old instruction books from all my old epic lego and megblocks collections.. SOOO, if i did get the game, expect to see some epic stuff.

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Tom Goldman:
I actually enjoyed my time with this game and its achievement-focused gameplay, but I do wish that there was a virtual lego builder you didn't have to pay a monthly fee for.

MINECRAFT.

If the games anything like the opening video then it must be EPIC!!!

Slycne:

jack583:
i would buy it, but i don't like having to keep paying in order to keep a game.
P2P is like paying $5 for a burger, then having to pay another $1 each time you take a bite,
as well as each minute it takes to digest it.
not fun.

That's a pretty poor analogy for a pay to play model. You make it sound like you only pay for the access to play the game when you are indeed getting more "free" content and updates for your subscription. So to adjust yours it would be like paying $5 dollars for a burger and every month you get another a smaller but new flavor $1 burger, but you still really need to like burgers.

my point is that i don't see why i have to keep paying in order to keep enjoying a game i already bought.

jack583:
my point is that i don't see why i have to keep paying in order to keep enjoying a game i already bought.

Because it's not the same game you bought once you start receiving new content. You might not see it as such, but that's an incorrect view of what's actually happening. Your $15 a month is going towards new updates, dungeons, classes, etc - not just giving you access to the game.

Now maybe that's not a model for you, but that's another matter.

Slycne:

jack583:
my point is that i don't see why i have to keep paying in order to keep enjoying a game i already bought.

Because it's not the same game you bought once you start receiving new content. You might not see it as such, but that's an incorrect view of what's actually happening. Your $15 a month is going towards new updates, dungeons, classes, etc - not just giving you access to the game.

Now maybe that's not a model for you, but that's another matter.

how about the fact that if i can't pay i can't play?
i bought the game.
but couldn't pay for the next month.
therefore i can't play a game i already bought.

jack583:
how about the fact that if i can't pay i can't play?
i bought the game.
but couldn't pay for the next month.
therefore i can't play a game i already bought.

Then you shouldn't buy the game in the first place if you know you can't afford the monthly subscription and content updates.

Slycne:

jack583:
how about the fact that if i can't pay i can't play?
i bought the game.
but couldn't pay for the next month.
therefore i can't play a game i already bought.

Then you shouldn't buy the game in the first place if you know you can't afford the monthly subscription and content updates.

that's what i'm trying to say!!
if i don't pay i shouldn't get the update, but i should still be able to play!
i'm only paying for updates! so why can't i buy the game and get a basic version of the game,
then pay for updates?

jack583:
that's what i'm trying to say!!
if i don't pay i shouldn't get the update, but i should still be able to play!
i'm only paying for updates! so why can't i buy the game and get a basic version of the game,
then pay for updates?

Because updates are not only applied to your client they are applied to the servers as a whole.

Ultimately there are plenty of other games on the market, you're hardly missing out if you don't like the pay to play MMO model.

Slycne:

jack583:
that's what i'm trying to say!!
if i don't pay i shouldn't get the update, but i should still be able to play!
i'm only paying for updates! so why can't i buy the game and get a basic version of the game,
then pay for updates?

Because updates are not only applied to your client they are applied to the servers as a whole.

Ultimately there are plenty of other games on the market, you're hardly missing out if you don't like the pay to play MMO model.

ever heard of a game called runescape?
you can play basic for free or pay for the whole game.
they have free and members servers, if your membership runs out you can still play fo free untill you can pay again.

jack583:
ever heard of a game called runescape?
you can play basic for free or pay for the whole game.
they have free and members servers, if your membership runs out you can still play fo free untill you can pay again.

Yes, there are plenty of free to play games. We just ran a news story about Lord of the Rings Online making great profits after having switched from pay to play to a free to play model, but the sames models don't work for every game.

Slycne:

jack583:
ever heard of a game called runescape?
you can play basic for free or pay for the whole game.
they have free and members servers, if your membership runs out you can still play fo free untill you can pay again.

Yes, there are plenty of free to play games. We just ran a news story about Lord of the Rings Online making great profits after having switched from pay to play to a free to play model, but the sames models don't work for every game.

well why didn't you just say that in the first place?

I can't wait to try it!
Er I mean my NEPHEW can't wait to try it.
Heh-heh.

Not G. Ivingname:

Tom Goldman:
I actually enjoyed my time with this game and its achievement-focused gameplay, but I do wish that there was a virtual lego builder you didn't have to pay a monthly fee for.

MINECRAFT.

You can't export Minecraft creations into real life though. If you want a free Lego Builder then go for Lego Digital Designer: http://ldd.lego.com/

It's more of a CAD program than a game, but it has a good selection of blocks. The only thing missing is a lot of the more exotic blocks aren't in there. You can also upload your design to Lego's site to show it off or buy it.

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