Question for you all though, if SE were to release the next big patch they have been hinting at and then announced they were done bring the game up to Monthly fee charging standards how many of you would agree and stick with the game and who would cancel their sub immediately?
I'm moody and change my mind often, but as of now I'm not making plans to pay monthly fees. There's so much that needs to be done that I doubt 1 patch(even a truly amazing one) could get it into 'acceptable to charge fees' range. There are people who would already pay for it & others who just need to see a few more quality patches though. Perhaps others wouldn't consider the game ready, but have grown attached to their characters, linkshells, and the progress they've made enough to stick around?
It's definitely the freeplay and being part of a game with an uncertain future(for some reason that's attractive) that keeps me around.
Edited, May 12th 2011 6:06pm by TwistedOwl