I’m curious about these MMO’s that take a lot of resources to remain active yet have loyal fan followings. This goes for F2P as well. Now, SOE is part of Sony, which is a publicly traded corporation so there might be certain rules and ideas that are not smart to their business. But, what if SOE had sent you and all of its former players an email that simply stated, “hey, we can’t keep EQOA up unless we raise X amount per month.” I view this as almost a Kickstarter campaign for the survival of current products. What if we could have ensured an additional year of the game?
Edit: Changed the wording of the question to more accurately reflect what I’m trying to gauge. If a major corporation like Sony pretty much said, “we don’t think this is financially viable unless you paid a lot more,” would you support that communication over not giving the players an option? I’m most interested in those who wouldn’t support the communication.