I’ve been waiting on my new credit card to get here – well, it has to be two months or more now. Not sure what happened to the first one; when it didn’t get here in a timely fashion, I cancelled it and requested a new one. I’ve been through a whole bunch of red tape to confirm that I’m really me and not trying to steal my own identity, and STILL the second one hasn’t arrived. Checked into it AGAIN today and was told that my account is being “verified.” Not sure what this means as it’s approved and all that good stuff. I assume they’re erring on the side of caution because of rampant identity theft, but in the meantime I can’t upgrade my account easily – sure wish Turbine would take PayPal for account upgrades.
So I’ve been thinking. All along I was debating if I was going to stay premium (well, once I GET premium) after the first three months or go back to P2P. If I were to upgrade and then go back to F2P, I’d lose the premium stuff I hadn’t already purchased.
But if I buy stuff with points, I’ll have it no matter what – adventure packs, shared bank accounts, etc. Buying a pack or two at a time, what with having six toons, will help me keep earning favor to get more points to buy more packs. It seems like it wouldn’t be difficult or take THAT long for this approach to save me some real-life money in the long run.
I was wondering what other people thought about it, especially anyone who is or has been P2P. If that’s you, why did you upgrade originally? Why did you decide to stay premium or go back to F2P?