You *should* pay $3 per extra playable character if you feel the need to play more than one character on the same account, doesn't mean you have to. I will probably be paying $3 for 3 extra Retainers rather than 1 extra playable toon. Like XI, there is absolutely no need to have more than 1 playable character on the same account... this game will about leveling more than one job to take the best abilities to build your own. But again, you don;t have to pay an extra $3 if you don;t want the extra toon, can't see where you're having the hard time there understanding that. It's your choice. the initial 12.99 includes one playable character plus 1 retainer... thats like 2 XI characters since everything above the first one was usually a mule.
And no one cares if you cancel your pre-order. SE doesn't, forum posters don't. If you did, I really think you'll be missing out on a good game, anyone who was around XI from release on can tell you these OB issues will probably be cleared up. If you cancelled, there's nothing at all for you to complain about.
Cheers, I'm sure you'll still be there for release, usually people like you are. We stomp our feet, cancel pre-orders, then buy retail.
Alright. I understand where you are coming from, and part of me agrees, but honestly, what are we paying the subscription fee for, then? I don't think that the idea that "you don't need to have more than one character" is justification to charge more. So maybe you can job switch and have your one main character, but what if someone wants to be a different race? I haven't played this game yet, but aren't there specific racial differences and/or quests? If not, then never mind, but for someone who hasn't figured this out, the idea of sinking all of your time into one character without knowing what race/class you prefer seems disconcerting. I can see your response being "well fine, it is completely YOUR choice to pay the extra three..." and I immediately respond "NO! no no no no, wait a second..."
I would still like to hear your reason for the statement that "You *Should* per extra playable character if you feel the need to play more than one character on the same account." WHY!!?? There is no reason beyond "nickling and diming" your fan base. You can sit there and tell me that you only need one character but that does NOT give reason for the $3.00 fee's presence. If the character creation limit was 2 or 3, and THEN you start paying extra, then this would be a different story, but 1? Boy, you better know EXACTLY what you are doing when you create your character or you are screwed.
It's like buying a $10 membership to a fancy restaurant to get the food free, but you get in just to find out that their only free dish is a turkey sandwich with a baked potato and peas. It may be a very nice meal, and would be very nutritious AND delicious, but wouldn't it be nice to try the ham? "You want ham, sir? Oh, that's $3.00!" Pretty ridicules, right?
Nickle and dime... Nickle and dime... Edited, Oct 6th 2010 12:44pm by Dorkenmore