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What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:25:44

Grundie 
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In an effort to provide useful feedback to Fizzer, the creator and owner of Warlight please use this thread to discuss what is a fair monthly/lifetime/other fee for Warlight.

The current price for a lifetime membership to Warlight is $30US. Warlight has a large community of international users for whom $30 is in-affordable. There are other users who can not pay because they do not have access to a credit card. There are others who just flat out do not want to pay but feel the current free version of Warlight is too restrictive.

Post here and let Fizzer know what payment options work best for you, what you think is a fair price etc. Try to keep it constructive and on topic and who knows, your idea may become reality.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:29:02


Rainbow Dash (Kurtis)
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£3 pounds a month.....
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:34:57

Grundie 
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I suggest offering a monthly payment option to all users. The $30 lifetime membership "special" that is currently offered is a great value and I think that point would be driven home if a monthly payment was also offered. Monthly payments should be scaled and adjusted for users in other countries i.e. the Polish Zloty is currently valued at $.35 so the lifetime fee for a Polish user would be 30 Zloty.

Because the return on investment would be so low on lifetime membership fees for users in other countries maybe a lifetime fee should not be offered there. Instead only offer a monthly option to international users i.e. for Polish users 5 Zloty a month.

Offer additional forms of payment. PayPal would be a good option for users who do not have access to a credit card but do have a bank account.

The cutoff of 5 users per game max for free users has also been brought up several times preventing the popular format of 3v3 for free players. I have a feeling that the number 5 was picked for that exact reason but it might be worth revisiting if it is going to cause a mass exodus.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:38:14

Grundie 
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Just noticed in another thread that Fizzer has made PayPal an option already which will be good news for some of you. Just use this link to make a PayPal payment:

http://warlight.net/PurchasePaypal.aspx
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:40:47


Dansonno
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$5.99 a month
$12.99 every three months
$25.99 every six months
$39.99 every year
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 18:57:31


Matma Rex 
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Polish guy here.

$30 (~90 złoty) for lifetime membership seems a good price for me, except that I don't want to lay out that much at once; but I could pay, say, $2 (~6 złoty) per month or maybe $5/quarter easily.

Of course, provided I could pay without having credit card - I'm sixteen, so I can't get one myself, and my parents seem to be against them for no real reason :(



And yeah, free users being unable to create 3v3 games suck. A lot. Also at least give me back my old graphs :(
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 19:03:29


Matma Rex 
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(I just realised PayPal doesn't require credit card. Well, that might be something.)
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 19:49:08


Perrin3088 
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imho 6 players should of been the cutoff, to allow free players to have 2v2v2 or 3v3, but not my game so.. :p
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 19:55:36


NecessaryEagle 
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for those of you talking about the 5 player limit, the blog chart for limitations states that you can INVITE 5 player to a game, theres also yourself, that makes 6 no?

I would try it, but as you can see, I have already paid
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 19:59:27


Polaris 
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Not that I wouldn't pay it. Just can't afford it. Eating ramen every night as it is ^^
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/19/2011 20:28:16


Ruthless 
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3A6L3 -- That is true that you can only invite 5 players to game but if you're in the game, you count as an invite to the game. I think it should be more clear that you can only invite 4 other people or 5 counting yourself.

(I just tried it so I know it's set up that way)
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/20/2011 10:29:40


Sun Tzu
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I've had many enjoyable hours playing against a lot of the players on Warlight.

I would suggest that whilst some in the USA think $30 (on todays conversion rate around £19) is an insignifcant amount it is something that I for one would have to say I would think long and hard before investing.

I'd, therefore, like to make three suggestions:

1) That the cut-off for invites by free playing members is 5 invites rather than 4 allowing, as someone else suggested, 3v3 and 2v2v2.

2) If as has been suggested this is for Fizzer to cover his costs and perhaps make a modest profit to cover all the hours he has already invested, he goes for a low cost model i.e. a lifetime membership of $10-$15 a 1 year membership of $4-$5 and a 3 month membership of a purely nominal fee of around $0.50-$1. This would achieve two things; firstly, the low lifetime membership would enable many sign-ups which should cover costs. Secondly there is a principle in internet marketing which suggests getting a very small financial commitment will lead to customer loyalty and facilitate the larger commitment. Thus you literally cover costs with the 3 month membership. This would hopefully enable those in less fortunate countrys to continue to be involved.

3) That Fizzer looks at an advertising model for those who would refer to get free membership.

Just a few thoughts from someone who has found this a really great, very addictive site and would be disappointed if I could no longer play.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/20/2011 10:33:16


Sun Tzu
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Soz 3) should've read: That Fizzer looks at an advertising model for those who would prefer to get free membership (but don't mind putting up with some modest advertising).
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/20/2011 18:01:24

Blutch
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I think that a small monthly fee would be preferable for everyone, including Fizzer.

First, on the long run, it will be more profitable to the owner.
On the other side, users will more easily pay $2 for a month than $30 at a time, even if they will end paying more. That must be something psychological.

Last, but not least, users get the possibility to "try" the membership for a small cost. A member could pay a few bucks once, enjoy the member privileges for 1 month, then become a regular payer if the privileges are worth it in his eyes. This also gives Fizzer a very valuable option to evaluate the satisfaction rate by analyzing the ratio of members that give up paying after 1 month.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 06:21:58


Maximus 
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$30 lifetime is amazing.

I don't see a problem, I'm just not as active now as I was, but I'll probably pay sometime soon.

Users on warlight who don't have access to a credit card should not be on here. I don't want to deal with high school kids.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 13:54:54


Matma Rex 
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I dont want to deal with you, then, Maximus.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 18:26:41


Maximus 
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I haven't played a game with you yet so I doubt I've lost anything. No offense but see you when you're old enough to drink.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:01:33


Ace Windu 
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Why would you say no offence? Clearly you meant that to be derogatory :/
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:03:47


captnChaos 
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I am for one glad that I got my lifetime subscription for only $30, and that I shan't have to fritter money away on a monthly basis ad infinitum.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:13:36


Ace Windu 
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Yeah I'm glad too. It suits me personally and many others but I definitely think a monthly fee should be and will be introduced for the large amount of people who are requesting it.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:41:31

Pharaoh Of Nerds
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Don't have people pay at all. You can make money by putting up ads (no sound, please).
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:49:22


Maximus 
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What would be a reasonable monthly fee if the lifetime is only $30?

Maybe make it $5 a month which means $30 can get you 6 months or forever.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/21/2011 19:56:22


Ace Windu 
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I wouldn't know how much to charge per month,maybe it would be every 3 months or 6 months aswell. I suppose it would depend on his overheads, the number of subscriptions to lifetime membership and what price people can and will pay but i do think that the $30 lifetime offer is a bargain.
What would you pay to play Warlight?: 2/22/2011 22:22:24


Braveheart 
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For $2 per month, I'll lease you a jar. Put a nickel in the jar every time you play. Problem solved. I'll even let you keep the jar for $15+S&H.
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