Archive for September 15th, 2008

I posted over here and over here about the subscription model of monetizing MMOs.  I have a long-standing antipathy for the model, but then, I’m the sort that thinks gym memberships are idiotic, too.  There’s this odd mindset that some people have that paying a subscription (sign up and forget about it) is the best way to pay for something you want.  Whether it’s a service (cable TV, MMOs, whatever) or a product (cars, consumer electronics, houses), the trouble is the same; a focus on the here and now masks the long-term cost.  Ignoring the long term is dangerous and costly. (more…)

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