I would just aim to provide enough content "for free" in the monthly subscription that would encourage people to sign up... in the same way that they should provide enough content for Premium players to continue to buy TP.
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Or, just put boxes and hearts on sale.
Otherwise, yeah, you're totally right. 10 quests, no raid, does not equal an expansion - and VIPs don't get all the races now. So...what's the point in staying VIP?
I know one thing that I always need is more inventory and/or bank space. An interesting concept would be to give VIPs some extra bonus slot to store gear and items, whether it be a bank or back pot slot. I also could see given VIP monthly discounts on various items from the DDO Store. Perhaps the month of March would give VIPs a 20% discount of experience elixirs. These discounts would run alongside with the weekly offers that everybody gets. Or perhaps VIP accounts could get some sort of different DDO Store coupons. Just some thoughts off the top of my head.
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When you cancel your VIP Subscription, they don't even bother to ask " why " as most games do.
Again, lack of professionalism and a displayed lack of care.
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I will be dropping my VIP at the end of this 3 month cycle (I forgot to drop after my first 3 month cycle) and having been VIP for 5 months now, I really did not see any real benefit. The free Epic Heart was great, double XP for Daily Dice made the free Gold roll nice, and the 10% bonus is great if you plan on using a XP Stone. I used the heart, the double XP is done, and I have no more XP Stones. So I am paying to have quests I don't want to run (I paid for the Quest sets I want(ed) to run) and a game that I keep trying to log into. I really can't wait to go back to Premium.
How about the following benefits
VIP's don't need to empty the Reincarnation Cache when they reincarnate.
Hearts bought from the store you don't need to empty the Reincarnation Cache, but hearts bought using Commendations of Valor you do need to empty the Reincarnation Cache
Also, I expect they would have to add logic to determine the account status of the player TR'ing and the source of the heart they are using to TR in order to determine whether to preserve the TR cache or not. I further expect that once the heart is in your inventory, there isn't an easy way to determine how you acquired it. I am sure they track how players acquire these things, but that does not necessarily mean it would be easy to retrieve at the point in time where the decision to preserve the TR cache (or not) is made.
I made a thread in the suggestions area based on what would keep me VIP after the epic heart giveaway.
Once per month for one character, VIPs get to ER/IR/TR for free. The balancing factor is that this is use it or lose it. There's no storing hearts up. The benefit only lasts as long as your are a VIP unlike the ER heart giveaway.
I still think it's a strong idea and might be more reasonable than giving away an LR stone. Although, I'd guess they wouldn't give away for free what the bladeforged junkies are buying up right now.
Reincarnating is the way to encourage player retention in a segment of their population. Why make it so difficult to continue playing? I only play one character though, so this may not bother altoholics.
Even as a VIP I think that's both to much and not enough at the same time its great for powerleveling types but gives nothing for people who don't level that fast and 1 tr a month seems to much in any case I like the idea of a heart every 3 or 6 months of a continuous sub better its useful for power level types and non power level types as well
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A few things that may attract more people to being vip. 1. Fix the drop rate for the shards and seals of the weapons that can be made epic. 2. Fix the drop rate of the ring of spell storing and the ring of the ancestors? (Maybe). 3 Implement horse mounts into the game available only to vip members, maybe a Clydesdale to ride around on from quest to quest, (not while in a quest though) 4. More skin on our female characters lol Sex sells.
I wouldn't use a mount. I am currently (and have been for years) a VIP. They gave us 10% faster run speed in town (lol) and I don't even notice. Why would I want a big ugly horse?
Point 4 is.. I don't even have words to refute this, as anything I could say wouldn't adhere to community guidelines. So instead I'll just say that the quote from Billy Madison applies perfectly.
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