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Like maybe a bar chocolate for my girlfriend or something, because I clearly don't need to be buying any more games Yeah their store is pricey but you don't really need anything off of it.
Its just all convenience items. Its completely open and also has no limitations. Over there its all about graphics and the combat system. Their stuff is expensive because its an Asian game and it exploits that whole pervy anime bikini babe mechanic.
I don't play it often but from time to time I like to log on for a guilty pleasure moment and play as a schoolgirl who swings a giant sword around while fighting some big ass monster. Like you I too have over games probably more.
The funny thing is that I only play a fraction of them. I have about a 10 game rotation. The MMOs I play casually. I am not max level in any of them including DCU even after a few years of playing. I agree with you though about waiting for sales or not needing to spend more money if you already have so many choices and so many games to play.
The only difference with me is that I realized that I will most likely never play any of those other games that are sitting in my library because there are just too many. People talk about backlogs and its crazy to stress over that or think you have to play something just because you bought it. I just realized I wasted my money and not to do it again or be very sure that if I buy another game it better be something really special or something that is good enough to replace one of the ones I am playing now.
I might replace one of the 10 or so that I play at the expense of another once I get around to it but that is it. So why buy it? This is why some MMO dlc is worth it to me. At that point that character slot or outfit or dlc for whatever MMO I am playing is actually more appealing because I'm using it now. Its not about value of this vs that at that point its about what am I doing. The problem isn't just the cost but that there is so much choice and other things that a person might be trying out that they can't get the value out of it.
So a pay as you go or a cheaper sub might be more attractive. I can't really disagree with any of that. Aside from only getting stuck on a couple long-term games at a time and using the rest of those several slots you keep permanently filled to instead constantly swap in and out new things sometimes I try stuff out for an hour or two and decide it's not that interesting, and sometimes I play it all the way through and then set it aside for good, but I always have multiple things going at once , I'm pretty much on board with most of the rest and tend to feel the same way about most of it.
I'm a fan of getting subscriptions in every game If you want end game content it's worth it. I personally played for free until I completed T3 and I'm now loving it. Also, the good thing with DCUO is that the shop only has cosmetic changes. There is no pay to win factor here, as there should not be in a game that has subscriptions!