A Turbine Survey

I received an email survey invitation from Turbine yesterday.  It was a short one and was focused on premium features that Turbine is presumably considering. 

There was not much exciting in the survey.  I could have guessed some of the offerings in advance: More bank slots, another bag slot, ability to change your character appearance, access to premium level help, and access to special in-game events.

The only unexpected one for me was the option of a private server.  There were no details naturally, but I did think that it was something interesting to consider.

Along with gauging interest in features, they also wanted to know how much I would pay for any given feature.

Having purchased the lifetime membership, my answer for almost everything was zero.

Maybe, just maybe, I might consider a one-time fee for more bank storage (but not for a single bank slot, which was the term they used in the survey), but I am done paying LOTRO.

That, I guess, is the risk of offering a lifetime contract.  I am now extremely resistant to give them another nickel, except when it comes to future expansions.

I will be interested to see if that private server option crops up later on.  I wonder where they would go with that.  If you had a hard-core raiding guild, would you want your own server?  Maybe for a role playing guild? 

I assume it would be a private instance of a server that you could move to and from.  You probably would not want to be totally isolated from a live server and its markets, but there have been nights where I have wished my group could just have a major zone to itself.

2 thoughts on “A Turbine Survey

  1. Esri

    Hmmm… I didn’t think they meant “private” as in you and only you, but rather something like the EQ “Legends” server. More customer service with some of the other options they listed, but the only players there were the ones who paid extra.

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  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    The exact term they used was “Private Game Server.” Nothing else was said about it. I suppose it could have been “Private for Platinum Subscribers,” but they did not say that.

    In the end though, as I said, I am already a lifetime member, I have no desire to give them more money.

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