I've just got into the MMO genre and honestly, I'm a bit surprised that people actually pay a monthly fee to play the game. I'm accustomed to paying a one time fee up front to play a game. No issues there other than said fee is often too high IMO. Paying every month seems strange to me. Nowadays it seems a lot of F2P games were once pay so the idea that you get a lesser quality product falls apart. The game I'm into, DC Universe Online, has different tiers and the F2P peeps can buy in game content. I'm happy to do that as the in game content is cheaper than a monthly subscription if you do the math. You play 2-3 months and you break even after paying for everything. Is there a reason to pay to play an MMO these days if you don't have to?