So the pricing scheme for APB was recently announced. For those who don't know what APB is, it stands for All Points Bulletin and is basically a GTA-like MMO that is centered around cops and robbers.
The pricing scheme is as follows:
- The game costs $50 and comes with 50 hours of game time.
- Once that time has expired, you'll have to pay $7 for an extra 20 hours. Which is good for the casual gamer.
- Or you can opt to pay $10 for unlimited 30 days, which is 3-4 dollars cheaper than FFXI. I don't remember the monthly price it's been 4 years.
- There are discounts for 90 and 180 days. Which is good for the hardcore like most of us.
The cool thing is though, is that they have a system called RTW(Realtime World) points that can be bought with cash or better yet, earned from playing the game. I believe you get them from customizing and selling items, you can find out more in the source.
Gametime 20 Hours - 280 RTW points
Unlimited 30 Days - 400 RTW points ($10, do the math from here)
Unlimited 90 Days - 1140 RTW points
Unlimited 180 Days - 2160 RTW points
Now I doubt FFXIV is going to be any cheaper than what FFXIV is right now but, would this be the right pricing scheme for SE to go about with FFXIV?
For people who like sources: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=244948