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SeaSpray
04-19-2008, 02:46 PM
I'm not ashamed to admit that I would definitely pay to play VMK. And Cape dude and I would probably need to pay for 2 accounts (1 character per account, I'd assume), so we'd be paying double.

I'm curious how many other adults, or those of you who are parents with kids who play VMK, would PAY to continue to play VMK.

I want to add (since we're on the subject! LOL) that Cape dude and I will NEVER pay to play any other online game. Hear that, Disney? We're NOT going to any of your other online games. Sorry. It's either VMK or nothing.

We've grown close to many of you within VMK and it's the specialness of those relationships, ALONG with the outrageously adorable Virtual Magic Kingdom itself, that we would pay to sustain. ::yes::

So I'm creating a poll here...Please vote! :)

jasonpwns
04-19-2008, 03:06 PM
I'd pay (I'm a kid) I'm sure my parent's would pay for it if I help around the house.

vmkfan13
04-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Of course not, I would never pay.

mikeyandscoobyx2
04-19-2008, 03:15 PM
I wouldn't pay. Sorry, friends, but i'm not going to spend my money playing a virtual game thats sucking me into a vortex of never coming out of a closet.

SeaSpray
04-19-2008, 03:17 PM
I wouldn't pay. Sorry, friends, but i'm not going to spend my money playing a virtual game thats sucking me into a vortex of never coming out of a closet.

:lmao: I love your comment!


I hardly play VMK anymore, but I like knowing it's there. :cloud9: You don't HAVE to feel like you're in a vortex in your closet (although I've been there and done that before! :surfweb: ). It's all about balance... :thumbsup2

cteddiesgirl
04-19-2008, 03:33 PM
It's all about balance... :thumbsup2

Yep.

I always said I would never pay to play. But this is the only game I would ever even think about paying for.

Mintz
04-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Not sure if I would pay or not. I'm in highschool and in this area the pressure and competitivity is pretty high..and iceskating is taking my free time now. I just go twice or once a week so I'm wouldn't really think so for paying. I would love to, but I just need more time. Depends on the price I guess. Whatever suits my 8 visits to VMK a month.

mikeyandscoobyx2
04-19-2008, 03:34 PM
I don't think it would matter though, either. My parents would say "We're not going to spend our money on a stupid game."

I only came on VMK to talk and see my friends basically. I wouldn't need the game anymore anyway, because I can chat with my best friends from VMK, here on the DIS, AIM, etc.

(Six-flags tomorrow!!)

Raven_the_Bird
04-19-2008, 03:38 PM
I wouldn't pay to play VMK. I'd rather use someone else's money for a concert, I wouldn't want to waste it on a game. My mother wouldn't want to pay for a virtual game either (or a certain concert, I'm still trying to convince her, lol).

jasonpwns
04-19-2008, 03:39 PM
I don't think it would matter though, either. My parents would say "We're not going to spend our money on a stupid game."

I only came on VMK to talk and see my friends basically. I wouldn't need the game anymore anyway, because I can chat with my best friends from VMK, here on the DIS, AIM, etc.

(Six-flags tomorrow!!)

I don't trust six flags,


http://www.wlky.com/video/15894720/index.html

mikeyandscoobyx2
04-19-2008, 03:48 PM
I don't trust six flags,


http://www.wlky.com/video/15894720/index.html


I've heard about that. I've been on the Super Man ride, and i've been fine. I don't plan on dying tomorrow, either. I'm finally going to get the chance to go on Kingda Kaa! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

Edit: That accident wouldn't have happened if those lazy workers checked the cables before letting people on the ride.

jasonpwns
04-19-2008, 04:01 PM
Edit: Might of?

Before the accident there has been 2 sides down every time ive visited not sure if they were being checked I believe they were, but still everyone has been on it for a while but it always could happen.

mikeyandscoobyx2
04-19-2008, 04:02 PM
Edit: Might of?

Before the accident there has been 2 sides down every time ive visited not sure if they were being checked I believe they were, but still everyone has been on it for a while but it always could happen.

Your definetley right. Let's just hope the time I go on Kingda Kaa, it doesn't happen. :cool2:

( and El Toro )

Edit: post 3,333

WDWLIGHTNINGZ
04-19-2008, 04:10 PM
Off topic, much?

I'd probably pay for VMK - even though I have not been playing like I used to. Sometimes only signing on once a week - if paying kept it for sure I would.

SeaSpray
04-19-2008, 04:14 PM
Although I knew that some younger people would reply to this thread, as I said in my original post, I was asking adults and parents of children who play, if they'd pay or not. :thumbsup2

I have 2 sons who are now 20 and 17, and over the years they've asked for us to pay for some of their online games. Some game services we have paid for, and others we have not. I realize that it's out of the control of the young people, as to whether or not their parents would want to pay for VMK or not.

Imagineer_Tech
04-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Your definetley right. Let's just hope the time I go on Kingda Kaa, it doesn't happen. :cool2:

( and El Toro )

Edit: post 3,333

Off topic too.

The ride you are both speaking of is in Six Flags Kuntcky Kingdom. Mike is talking about Six Flags Great Adventure which is the safest SF park atm. Only one accident in 10 years was at the chiller ( R.I.P ) which is now gone. And the cable malfunction was not anyones fault. It it common on drop tower rides. When the cables were being inspected that morning they looked fine ( all the cables do and they wear is barely noticeable ) The ride was all up to code so they opened it. P.S i'll be at six flags tomorrow too!!!

EL Toro the god of wooden coasters.

disvaclub92
04-19-2008, 04:45 PM
I would pay to play. I would love the options to play free and then opt to pay to get more action within VMK so to speak. My kids right now do not get on as much as they used to, because of school and sports and such. But during the summer they would definetly be on and I would pay for that. :goodvibes

jasonpwns
04-19-2008, 05:10 PM
Imagineer,

Which six flags are you going to same as mikey?

But six flags is getting sued over that incedent.

VMK_Mouse
04-19-2008, 06:35 PM
As an adult and parent, I would pay for myself and my kiddos.

jeffgwins
04-19-2008, 06:44 PM
NOPE! I will not pay for a game that has such poor customer service and has let so many people down. I hope you never do, but when you experience what I have over the last few days, you would agree.

SorcererDonald16
04-19-2008, 06:48 PM
I would pay, as would my mom. I'd pay for my Born-In-Park character and a boy character too, if they let us do that. I would hope they would allow 2 or more characters per account (2 sounds reasonable, doesn't it?).

As bad as things have been at times, it's the only online game that interests me. I would NOT pay for any other game, including ANY Disney game. Unless it's for VMK, Disney will not get one red cent from me for their Online Gaming services. Nope! :sad2:

Disneychick74
04-19-2008, 06:50 PM
I agree with Ant
If VMK ever wants to succed in the pay to play world it actually needs to READ Messages that paying customers send them and stop with the stupid form letters!!
The past 2 weeks since VMK announced it is closing I have gotten more and more dissapointed in them and have to say that I would NOT pay to play this game.

jeffgwins
04-19-2008, 06:55 PM
I agree with Ant
If VMK ever wants to succed in the pay to play world it actually needs to READ Messages that paying customers send them and stop with the stupid form letters!!
The past 2 weeks since VMK announced it is closing I have gotten more and more dissapointed in them and have to say that I would NOT pay to play this game.

Thank you Miss Blue! Could you imagine pre-paying for a year to play vmk, then getting an unfair 10 year ban for no reason, and then trying to get your pre-paid money back when they have such terrible customer service?

All you would get in response is vmk_shorty saying, "we are sorry but we have your money already and won't give it back because you broke the rules!"

ihavewaycutecats
04-19-2008, 07:14 PM
If it meant saving cutecats I would pay, if they didn't charge too much.

llama62
04-19-2008, 07:20 PM
I wouldn't really want to pay. I have better things to spend my money on.

Blackfaer
04-19-2008, 08:19 PM
I would absolutely pay. Yes the lag and the customer service are sad, but keep in mind there are tens of thousands of players and something like 10 employees. If it became pay to play, they could use the income to upgrade systems and add staff to help handle things more appropriately.

To be totally honest, I'm a big video game fan though I don't have a whole lot of time outside my job and other responsibilities to play games. Despite this, and despite my many games I have on my computer and game consoles, I spend way more time playing VMK than I do any of the games I've spent money on. Yes there are problems and screw-ups like the Blackheart Quest, but the only reason those things are so awful to us is because we love it so much to begin with.

MomsGoneGoofy
04-19-2008, 08:51 PM
I voted that I would pay for VMK and no other games. But that is my choice given what online games Disney has now.

queenj
04-20-2008, 12:10 AM
my husband pays for WOW and EQ and some other game. He was disappointed FOR me when he found out "my" kingdom was going to close, he said "we can pay for, don't worry about that babe" to which i had to tell him it was closing. he gave ma a hug :lovestruc . Yes we would pay to play and i would even volunteer to pay for a few DIS "kids" who could not or parents could not pay.
heck i would even elbow Aengus to be first in line to pay! (much love and respect to the Grand Master A!) :goodvibes :lmao:

AstroGigiblue
04-20-2008, 12:44 AM
I voted YES I would Pay to Play VMK. No other online games or Disney online Games. I'm an Adult.

I think if there was a pay to play option for vmk, a lot of issues might be resolved, with regards to Customer Service, Game Issues, etc.

I never thought I would pay to play vmk. But with the possible (yes I'm very much still hopeful) End in sight, I can for sure say Yes I would.

Belle1997
04-20-2008, 01:09 AM
I put pay to play too. I think if it became that we would have proper customer service. My hubby plays toontown off and on and when he could not load the game on Vista he was able to talk to a person right away.

They said they were working on the issue and should be fixed soon and to have a one month credit added to his account.

There is no other game for me. Though I played less today than I ever did why. I was busy cutting out 12 flats to send :)

Bee2u
04-20-2008, 01:28 AM
I would pay for my account and my daughter's main account. My husband was watching me design a room today, and asked if they were going to start pay to play. He was disappointed when I told him they say they have no plans for that; he likes the stress relief VMK provides for me.

MKOATEYW
04-20-2008, 03:22 AM
Not only would I be paying for My account, I would pay for my little sister kelsey (keyskat) and my all my little cousins; Meleigha(The_Queen), Samantha (miss_crazy), Lauren (tip.top), Alexis (chocoate_lady), Nickolas (tommycat) if there parents hadn't done so already that is.

I am sorry but I'm not interested Disney's other game. Pirates is to narrow, I don't want to be a pirate all the time and I know that my parent and aunt and uncles wouldn't like teaching their kids to gamble (what was disney thinking?). Toontown was voted dumb by the whole group. And I just can't get into Penguin. I don't have much interest in the upcomming games either Cars just doesn't appeal to the girls in the group and as an adult I don't think I will play faries.

What I really appealed to me about vmk to start with was that it looked and felt like a Real Magic Kingdom park (I love the parks and visit every chance I get!), And just like the Magic Kingdom that it was safe for all the members of my family to play and everyone was able to find something that they really enjoyed doing!

What kept me hooked for 2.5 years was the fun we all had seeing each other online, All the friends I have made in the game and here on Dis, The fun of collecting my favorite things, and trying to make sure my little sister and cousins got theirs.

I just don't think any other game will be able to live up to VMK! While I would gladly pay for VMK I will not be paying for any other games.

paloma91
04-20-2008, 05:15 AM
Not only would I be paying for My account, I would pay for my little sister kelsey (keyskat) and my all my little cousins; Meleigha(The_Queen), Samantha (miss_crazy), Lauren (tip.top), Alexis (chocoate_lady), Nickolas (tommycat) if there parents hadn't done so already that is.

I am sorry but I'm not interested Disney's other game. Pirates is to narrow, I don't want to be a pirate all the time and I know that my parent and aunt and uncles wouldn't like teaching their kids to gamble (what was disney thinking?). Toontown was voted dumb by the whole group. And I just can't get into Penguin. I don't have much interest in the upcomming games either Cars just doesn't appeal to the girls in the group and as an adult I don't think I will play faries.

What I really appealed to me about vmk to start with was that it looked and felt like a Real Magic Kingdom park (I love the parks and visit every chance I get!), And just like the Magic Kingdom that it was safe for all the members of my family to play and everyone was able to find something that they really enjoyed doing!

What kept me hooked for 2.5 years was the fun we all had seeing each other online, All the friends I have made in the game and here on Dis, The fun of collecting my favorite things, and trying to make sure my little sister and cousins got theirs.

I just don't think any other game will be able to live up to VMK! While I would gladly pay for VMK I will not be paying for any other games.

IMKOATEYW, think of the costs involved. How MUCH would you be willing to pay for each player. For me, it depends how much it would cost to play. If it were like $10 a year, that would be fine. If it were $10 a month, I couldn't do that. I might go as hight as $4 a month but no more than that.

MKOATEYW
04-21-2008, 09:39 AM
IMKOATEYW, think of the costs involved. How MUCH would you be willing to pay for each player. For me, it depends how much it would cost to play. If it were like $10 a year, that would be fine. If it were $10 a month, I couldn't do that. I might go as hight as $4 a month but no more than that.

How much do I think it would cost?/How much would I be willing to pay?

First with moving to pay to play I would hope to get some improvements that have been ignored since it is a free game. #1 would be proper customer service!, better game play and easier axcess to sponsered events, less the lag and dc, better ecomomy, and I would love to keep our old stuff but I understand if we can't.

I would be happy to pay around $60~$84 per year. At around $120 per year I think it tops out and anything over that I think it would price it's self out of the market.

Basicaly I would concider it a excellent value at about the price of a monthy trip to a local state park ($5), a good value at the price of monthy movie ticket ($7), and a fair value at the price of a monthy net flix subscription ($10), and anything over would blow my entertainment budget.

cteddiesgirl
04-21-2008, 10:48 AM
IMKOATEYW, think of the costs involved. How MUCH would you be willing to pay for each player. For me, it depends how much it would cost to play. If it were like $10 a year, that would be fine. If it were $10 a month, I couldn't do that. I might go as hight as $4 a month but no more than that.

I think many are prepared for somewhere around $7-10 per month. I may be wrong, but from what I've read, that seems pretty normal in online subscriptions.

I would be prepared to pay that, even though I would take quite a piece from my entertainment budget. Although, I already have a $7 monthly subscription to a music site that I rarely use. So If VMK went pay to play, I would be cancelling that subscription to pay for VMK.