Should I Purchase The Half Price LotRO Lifetime Subscription?
Ever since I received an email from Codemasters on Monday offering me a half price lifetime subscription to The Lord of the Rings Online I’ve been debating whether or not to subscribe. It’s being offered at £75/$109/€88, the equivalent of about 6 or 7 months play on a normal monthly subscription so it’s a pretty good deal if I thought it’s a game I’d play for a prolonged period of time or keep coming back to.
The problem is that I just can’t decide if I would play it enough to warrant the expense. I bought both the original game and the Mines of Moria expansion when they first came out but never played much more than a few weeks each time. So the real risk is that I shell out a not-so-inconsiderable sum of money for a MMO that I never touch. Plus the fact that Codemasters (the EU distributors) are offering so many free weeks play for returning veterans and now this lifetime subscription deal makes me wonder how well the game is actually doing and how bright it’s future is going to be.
On the other hand though the idea of having LotRO sitting on my desktop and being available to play at any time without a second-thought is quite appealing and it might be the perfect game for me to enjoy when I’m getting a bit bored or fed up with WoW. Likewise, without the concept of a monthly subscription looming over my head, I’d be able to play the game at a lot slower pace without worrying about what all my time of inactivity is costing me.
Anyway, I can’t decide so I thought I’d let you guys have your say. What do you think? Subscribe or not-subscribe?
Update: I was going to do a poll for this post but it turns out the plugin I’m using, WP-Polls, is broken and doesn’t work with the new version of WordPress. Anyone able to suggest a replacement poll plugin?