I like to think of myself as a fairly thrifty guy. A bulk of my Kindle library was either free or purchased on discount, and we shan’t speak of how many GOG and Steam games I’ve gotten at extreme price reduction.
That said, I generally don’t spend a lot of video games at all these days, including MMORPGs. I think the last time I bought something was dropping $10 on a single month of VIP service for Neverwinter, which was nice but not something I’m going to repeat right now. MMO studios don’t really get a lot of money from me, which makes me feel either prudent or stingy based on the day and my perspective.
Are you a stingy MMO spender? What does a studio have to do to get you to open up your wallet, and what have you done to avoid paying money in a game?