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Is this game completly free? (White Giant)

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Sissco (White Giant)

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 11:24 pm Click here to edit this post
Is this game completly free? or wil I HAVE to get a subscription when all my coins run out? PLease help me before I play the game any further!


Sissco (White Giant)

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 11:38 pm Click here to edit this post
Is there anyone who can answer my question?


Man of Peace (White Giant)

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 01:39 am Click here to edit this post
It is not free you will have to pay to keep your membership and you need 30 coins per month to register your empire. You can make your empire successful enough that it pays for its self though.


Sissco (White Giant)

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 02:17 am Click here to edit this post
So I can use my coins to pay for the membership or will I still have to pay actual money for the game?

Please advise me


John R

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 02:56 am Click here to edit this post

Simcountry Wiki is your friend.


Friday, September 12, 2008 - 06:39 pm Click here to edit this post
Thanks, since I don't have the money to continue playing, I'm hoping someone will either destroy my empire or If anyone wants it they can ask for it and I'll give it to them!

Thanks for the help


Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 09:31 pm Click here to edit this post
Dude - it's only $3 a month.......

John R

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 11:55 am Click here to edit this post
Dude, he wants to play for free... But that's what the other games on the internet are for. ;p

Just think about it Sissco. Because we have to pay to play, the game weeds out most of the... um, idiots. Well most of them. Security was never able to hold me... and Stuart too. ;)

Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 03:04 pm Click here to edit this post
lol LG....

But I cant understand why people complain about paying $3 a month. Thats about 75c a week - just over 10c a day. If your in the UK, that equates to about £2 a month, 40p a week and 6p a day. I know some people dont have much money, but surely if you have access to the interweb, you can find that small pittance from somewhere.

Look down the back of the sofa - i bet you will find enough to keep playing for a few months there!

Anyway - I agree with LG - the paying to play bit does weed out the idiots from the people who are willing to put time and effort into the game. I see so many countries around me come and go - hell there was even one country that had 3 different presidents within the space of a week - at least 2 of them had the courtesy to quit instead of just letting it run. Now, I don't know about you, but when I see a new president in my area, I will always message them and offer help and advice - just to try and keep them playing, but what gets me is when you do this and spend ages helping someone, they just quit a day or so later. The other n00bs are the asshats. They come along and make threats thinking they can take me on with 250 heavy tanks and a handful of ammo. I try to explain to them that they wouldnt even get past my first fort and thats when a lot of them then quit. They realise the game is more than just a war simulator and get bored. A few (well - 1 actually) has carried on giving me insults from behind war protection. I cant wait till his 21 days are up!!!

At a guess - out of 100 players who sign up, I am willing to bet that only 1 will pay. Now, that is a poor conversion rate - and not helping W3C to achieve their target of world domination - so the questions that need to be asked are;

1) What can the gamesmasters do to keep new players interested? For instance, should there be a full tutorial alongside the documentation and tips?
2) What as players of this game can we do to keep newbies interested?
3) Should the free play time be longer? That way, once someone has put a lot of time into their empire, they are more likely to continue playing when it comes to paying. I for one wouldnt mind paying an extra 10c a month to subsidise the noobs. Thats if it would work.

I think the sales conversion rate needs to be addressed. Lets face it - the more paid members there are, the better the game will be, so it's in all of our interests to do something about it.

r| Himler (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 08:06 pm Click here to edit this post
I think the free time should be longer, I paid before it ended but it just doesn't seem long enough to me.

Gen. Wallace (Little Upsilon)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 09:31 am Click here to edit this post
I think there should be some kind of free state in this game... I like the latest poll on the free idea. Yes I have paid my 3 months... But when that day comes to pay again I won't... I feel that I have paid for my countries and shouldn't have to continue to pay for them. I get my 100 gold coins in time, I should be able to use them to pay for my 3 months...

I see it would be ok to have to pay for a new country, but for one you took over or already paid for... No I don't think so... Maybe you like paying for something you already paid for but not me... Its like paying rent on a house you already own... Annual property taxes eh...


Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 11:43 pm Click here to edit this post
where do u sign up for the $3 membership help me please


Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:24 am Click here to edit this post
On your account's main Portal, on the left menu, click "Gold Coins" and then click "Extend membership and receive GC".

Synicus (White Giant)

Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 11:33 am Click here to edit this post
So the people who are paying vertual rent are the smart ones? The learning curve alone takes care of most noobs for a slow paced game. I'm glad Simcountry is still running though, someone has to pay for the server. I think extending the free time might help draw more pay to play.

Matthew Patton (Fearless Blue)

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 03:03 am Click here to edit this post
yes as long as you have a full time job you can play. So we can't use the level awards to pay for it? a sup aka HLW plays WOW. I pretty sure this is cheaper than WOW
we don't get paid higher for being a driver
driver, loader scanner all on the same pay scale.
start pay of $8 sups get $11 I thing
now the store people they get paid much less like $5 or $6 an hr and 30 hrs. How any one can live on that is beyond me but yeah a $9 loader can afford to pay to play this

Synicus (White Giant)

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:21 pm Click here to edit this post
you can extend your time with coin awards @ 6 coins per day.

Woodlander (Kebir Blue)

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 04:27 am Click here to edit this post
I really would like to see the free membership extended for possibly another week or two. As some of the previous people posted, it really would help increase the retention rates of some of the players. I for one had played for roughly a month in free membership before I discovered this was a play-to-pay game. However, I know I would not have payed for it in the initial week or two because I had not done enough to it. Once I checked back and saw changes, I took it more seriously and devoted more time to making my country work. Now, I have another country about a year later and I realize that the experience of my first free country helps me appreciate my membership. I think it is benificial to increase or extend free membership.

Psycho_Honey (Little Upsilon)

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 04:50 pm Click here to edit this post
A month is more than enough time to see if you would enjoy a game. The fact that you played the entire free month shows that indeed you would like to play the game. More time really wouldn't likely be the difference of you signing up for membership. More free time would only allow for more players who have no desire to pay for membership, to sit in chat and spam it with vulgar comments, sexual in nature at times, with no worry of any consequence because they wouldn't pay to play anyway. Not saying it is you at all, I thought the game was awesome, so when my membership was nearing an end, I payed 36 bucks. Been here for two years now.

Psycho_Honey (Little Upsilon)

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 04:54 pm Click here to edit this post
And from a practical standpoint, there are many advantages to gain when a full member.

Membership is usually a pre requisite to join most federations.
You can now set your own trade strategies and take advantage of their benefits.
You can access and invest in the cash market selling countries cash or gold coins. The list goes on, but these being the first that came to mind.

Joker128 (Fearless Blue)

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 07:04 pm Click here to edit this post
From what i see the cheapest option is $12 for 3 months to extend the membership. I dont see nothing about $3 or $4 for 1 month. So if there is a $3 or $4 then where is it? i got paypal only to pay for this.

Border C (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 03:21 pm Click here to edit this post
It's $4 per month but you have to purchase at least 3 months at a time. So, cheapest option is $12 for 3 months.

Vicious (Little Upsilon)

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 01:45 pm Click here to edit this post
You can play for free for two weeks. Then to continue to play for free, you have to pay 6 gold coins per day, per empire and per CEO.

It can be done. You would have to hustle a lot for gold coins but would develop great skills that way. There are a few restrictions but they're not important.

If you pay a $12 membership just once, then it becomes much easier to stockpile gold coins for when you play for free afterwards.

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