The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best subscriber rewards?

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Subscriber rewards are one of those little things that I always like to see. I pretty much always subscribe to a game if it’s an option and I plan to play it, because… well, that’s how I’m wired, and it also means that there are at least even odds that I’ll be committed for a bit. But some games offer better subscriber rewards than others, and I’m not just talking about features that are enhanced or enabled only as a subscriber.

I still think City of Heroes had the gold standard here: subscribing earned points, points unlocked rewards along the subscription track, with varying tiers of stuff. WildStar seems to have stolen that set of mechanics, which makes me happy. Games like Final Fantasy XIV have a much more straightforward set of rewards for subscribing for a certain number of months, while Star Wars: The Old Republic has perhaps the worst I’ve seen – subscribe by a certain day and you get a little thing, nothing more.

Of course, everyone has different opinions about what subscriber rewards feel, well, rewarding. So what do you think? Which game offers the best subscriber rewards on a whole?

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