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Hellgate London Lifetime Subscription Deadline

The Hellgate: London Website has word that the end of this month is the deadline to purchase their Founder's offer, which includes all subscriber-content for Flagship's action/RPG, those interested must sign up by January 31. The site includes an additional note that while their recent post about the upcoming Stonehenge expansion focused on subscriber content in the update (story), the update includes non-subscriber content, as well:

Howdy folks! It seems there's a little confusion out there regarding the upcoming patch. Just to make it clear to everyone, there's a lot of stuff in there for both subscribers and non-subscribers. Skill tweaks, UI improvements, respecs, the PvP arena, new animations, and more - these are for everyone.

If you check the patch notes here, everything above "Special Subscriber Features" is included for all players. ^_^

As we continue to expand the Hellgate universe in the coming months, we have every intention to improve the game for everyone, subscriber or not.

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34. Re: No subject Jan 23, 2008, 16:58 Prez
 
victim: I just had a cool unique item drop from the boss I killed, but the item says “subscriber only”? Wtf is this, shareware loot? I can’t even trade it to a subscriber!

troll: Yep, you got flagshipped.


Holy cow, that's lame. Couldn't they at least make sure non-subscribers couldn't get subscriber drops? Incredible.
 
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33. Re: No subject Jan 23, 2008, 07:37 Undocumented Alien
 
http://www.flagshipped.com/

 
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32. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 17:10 Cutter
 
That's right, we are paying someone to access "free" content, so it's not really free, is it?


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31. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 13:06 Proudfoot
 
It is? So why do cable and sattelite companies collect a monthly fee from us?

Um, last I checked, the Superbowl isn't broadcast on a 'sattelite/cable' only channel.

You don't need cable to see the Superbowl, just a TV.

 
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30. ... Jan 22, 2008, 09:06 theyarecomingforyou
 
Yeah, Gamespy fucked people over by basically renaming the program Gamespy Arcade. However, it was more so they could start charging a subscription like they do currently - that would NOT have been very popular if it was thrust upon Gamespy 3D. Not that it matters... it's pretty shit nowadays and not as necessary as it once was.

NEway, I came in here to criticise Hellgate but it looks like everyone else has it covered.


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29. Lifetime subscription Jan 22, 2008, 08:14 Nighthawk
 
I had a lifetime subscription to Gamespy 3D...
Apparantly I'm dead now, because my lifetime scription is worthless.
Not that I didn't get my money's worth, but they dropped 3D for gamespy Arcade, and offered me a free year.
They were essentially the same program, but a different name invalidates the "lifetime" part.

/me spits on gamespy

 
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28. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 07:29 Beamer
 
The Superbowl will be free to watch because of those ads.
It is? So why do cable and sattelite companies collect a monthly fee from us?

Two shoddy comparison, from both of you.

The Superbowl is free due to ads. You aren't required to pay a single cent to see it.
Unlike Hellgate, which requires $50, plus $10/month for every feature.

And yes, you likely need to pay cable for The Superbowl, but you aren't paying one company for the content, you're paying another for the delivery. Cutter, your argument would also say Blues isn't free because we're paying $40/month for our cable internet.
 
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27. THis doesnt make any sense.... Jan 22, 2008, 04:18 IMSabbel
 
I mean, whats their track-record after nearly 4 months?

Justs a few patches to bring the game out of beta to semi-RC level.
IIRC, this "founders edition" costs more than a year of fees.
Do you really think that you will get more content in 2009?

 
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26. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 03:52  famished 
 
This is the LAST time we will offer a lifetime subscription, better act now!

2 weeks go by...

This is the LAST time we will offer a lifetime subscription, you'd better hurry!

2 more weeks go by...

It's like a Celine Dion retirement concert.

 
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25. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 02:11 Nate Palm
 
Why would you even end the ability to get a lifetime subscription? It's not like this game is lighting up the sales charts. Wouldn't they want the opportunity to get as much money as they can?

 
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24. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 02:07 Cutter
 
The Superbowl will be free to watch because of those ads.

It is? So why do cable and sattelite companies collect a monthly fee from us?


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23. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 01:45 NKD
 
Bill Roper needs to go back to rating movies or whatever it is his day job is. He can't cut it with games.

 
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22. Re: No subject Jan 22, 2008, 01:30 verybad
 
"Guess what, the super bowl will have ads.....omg.....omg.......omg........how will we ever live!"

The Superbowl will be free to watch because of those ads.

 
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21. No subject Jan 21, 2008, 23:59 Hump
 
yeah boy, I better run to take advantage of this one......

*pours another coffee*

This is criminal. Bill Roper and his lackeys should be barred from ever being involved with any development of ANY kind EVER again.

I hope they all die in a fire then go to a hell that is far more atmospheric then that mundane shitty hell they pushed out their ASS!

I bought the game <never subscribed thank god> and all the shit that there making right now should be given to everyone just because the original game is an incomplete COCK UP!

So they sold half a shit game and are now charging people $30 bucks<subscribers since release> for another 1/10 a shit game.

If you are even entertaining the idea getting the founders offer please send me your home address so I can come over there and kick you in the BALLS!

Trust me you'll thanks me for it.

At least your not bitter.....;P


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20. No subject Jan 21, 2008, 23:21 nin
 

Dear Roper,

Please take your shitty game and go away.



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19. Hellgate can bite me Jan 21, 2008, 23:05 Fausticle
 
This is criminal. Bill Roper and his lackeys should be barred from ever being involved with any development of ANY kind EVER again.

I hope they all die in a fire then go to a hell that is far more atmospheric then that mundane shitty hell they pushed out their ASS!

I bought the game <never subscribed thank god> and all the shit that there making right now should be given to everyone just because the original game is an incomplete COCK UP!

So they sold half a shit game and are now charging people $30 bucks<subscribers since release> for another 1/10 a shit game.

If you are even entertaining the idea getting the founders offer please send me your home address so I can come over there and kick you in the BALLS!

Trust me you'll thanks me for it.

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18. No subject Jan 21, 2008, 23:00 HellSlayer
 
omg ads....the world is coming to an end! Even though this game was a big let down for me, I can not stand by and listen to this ad nonesense. Guess what, the super bowl will have ads.....omg.....omg.......omg........how will we ever live!

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17. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2008, 22:59 Darks
 
I hope not, only fools follow this shinking ship. Roper trying to drum up more hype for his masterful piece of shit pay to play and rip you off game. piss off Roper!

 
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16. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2008, 22:44 The Half Elf
 
From what I understand the in games advertising was something EA wanted in the game, and FSS was against, but you figure that one out especially with the 'free' Battlefield announcement.
That being said if you want to see the in game advertising you will have to go out of your way to look for them.

 
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15. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2008, 22:04 wtf_man
 
As much as I am ANTI Hellgate: London, calling it 'Ad-infested' is basic bullshit. You HARDLY notice them unless you are staring at walls - which is quite unneccessary to play the game, watch where you are running, it helps

I wouldn't know how badly infested it is... the point is that it has adware.

Does the adware lower the price of the game? Nope.
(It failing miserable puts it in the bargain bin quicker though)

Does the Adware eliminate a need for a Subscription Fee? Nope.

Is there some sort of reporting mechanism for the ads? From what little I've read about it, yes.

It doesn't matter whether the ads are intrusive or not. The concept alone is intrusive, especially along with reporting mechanisms.

Supporters of games like this are setting a BAD precedent on what consumers are willing to put up with.

/shrug

 
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