I'll be willing to pay when there's an Auction House, and when there is a better payment option than C&B or Crysta Currency.
The inability to sell or purchase an item in under 90 seconds in a game that relies on the ability to sell and purchase items is absurd. People complain about combat not working because the game revolves around combat. People complain about crafting not working because the game revolves around crafting, and yet when it comes to the economy, a third thing that the game revolves around, people seem to be willing to accept "close enough" solutions. I'm not.
As for the payment, I don't want to buy arbitrary points in bulk amounts and have to keep manually refilling them, and I don't want to have to deal with a company that I've heard a fair amount of negative stories for. I was asked not to mention -who- said it, because it was someone who is involved in a certain premier FFXIV gaming site that shall remain nameless, but I was told about how terrible Click and Buy is, and not only do I trust my source, but if I named them, you'd trust them too.
So yeah. I want a reliable, expedient way to purchase and sell goods at prices that don't leave me wondering if I got ripped off, and I want to pay SE via an automatic monthly charge with a method I trust that doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
Two things. I could live without content, without chocobos, without airships, without anything else... I would happily pay a subscription fee if they never fixed anything else but these things.
Edited, Dec 22nd 2010 10:27am by Mikhalia
Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.