Originally Posted by Wayu
Wait, so closed beta users will still have to pay to get access to the My Room stuff?
That is stuff that will be in the shop, obviously. the beta doesn't run 30 days.
There is probably also a pack that has various components and they are likely going the route of the Freemium, which I don't really like, because it allows companies to lie and say a game is free to play when it isn't.
If they follow the Freemium Model you'll have something like
"Free" = You get access to the game with a very limited amount of space for anything which will make it quite a challenge to actually play or be part of the community or hold anything of value. If for example you would expect 3 character slots, 60 storage slots, 9,999,999 max meseta, the ability to trade, access your personal space, and communicate normally what you'll actually get with this model is something like 1 character slot, 30 storage slots, 99,999 max meseta, no ability to trade, no access to personal space, and some limitation on your communication (it varies with different games).
"Tier 2" = You get permanently upgraded after you spend a small amount of money to give you a few more character slots, a bit more meseta, the ability to trade, and normal communication.
"Premium" = you get more slots, more storage, more... etc. Generally more than you need due to the restrictions of the other groups.
This tiering often has a "can make party" and "can make guild" restriction on them as well
This what is usually the case with this type of stuff. This always causes problems and separates communities because people who don't want to spend money have limited actions they can take.
It's understandable, but I don't like the lie that is "freemium"
If there happens to be a lifetime option I suggest getting it, While PS games are often shut down more than other games they last a few years, long enough to account for the whole of the lifetime sub and you don't have to worry about renewing every month and you usually start getting "free" cash stipend to buy more things and anyone here will likely benefit from it...if not just for the don't have to worry about the $15/month payment to keep all your stuff the way you want it.
Also considering there is a 3day room access thing i'd bet there are different intervals you can get on this stuff, we've seen 3 and 30, i wouldn't doubt there being a 6 month and 12 month one as well.