on 08-02-2011 02:22 AM
To show our appreciation for the early players in DC Universe Online, we’re going to be offering you the chance to lock in a promotional rate of only €24.99 for the 90-day DC Universe Online subscription. That will be over 25% OFF the regular 90-day subscription plan price of €34.99! You’ll be able to keep that rate for as long as you are actively subscribed and watch the savings pile up.
This offer will go live at midday (GMT) on Feb 8, 2011 and end at 23.59 (GMT) March 1, 2011. If you purchase your subscription during the offer period, you can keep that pricing for the duration of your subscription.
Below are the prices in local currencies:
|Previous Price||Promotional Price|
If you redeemed the 30-day subscription voucher that came in your DCUO disc box, you are already subscribed to the 30-day subscription plan, which will renew automatically soon. To take advantage of this offer you will need to upgrade to the 90-day plan. You can do that by following these instructions:
If you have already subscribed to a 90-day plan, and it is due to renew between midday (GMT) on February 8th and 23.59 (GMT) on March 1st, you will automatically be charged Legend Plan pricing of €24.99 when your next payment is taken – make sure that you have enough funds in your wallet or that auto-top up is set to on and your credit card details are registered to ensure your payment is successful.
Terms and Conditions
Special offer price now €24.99, usually €34.99. Offer opens midday (GMT) on February 8th 2011 and ends 23.59 (GMT) on March 1st 2011. If you purchase a 90-day subscription during the offer period, you’ll pay a special offer price of €24.99 per 90 days for the duration of your subscription. The subscription will renew automatically at the end of the subscription period in accordance with the Terms of Service/User Agreement [link]. Renewals will be charged at €24.99 per 90-day subscription but, if you cancel your subscription or it terminates for any reason, purchases after 1st March 2011 will be at the usual recurring price of €34.99 per 90-day subscription.
08-02-2011 08:44 AM - edited 08-02-2011 08:48 AM
I am not sure I understand well how this is working. I was planning to buy DCUO in a couple of days to benefit from this offer before it expires, but reading the explanations I am not sure anymore this is worth the deal.
Buying the game in the coming days means that my free trial period would end after March 1st. Will I be able to benefit from the legend pricing AND the free 30 days in full?
Basically, let's say I have 15 days remaining on my free trial on Feb 25th, and I buy a 90-day legend plan on PSN at this date, what will happen?
1. I now can play for 105 days (15 from free trial + 90 from bought plan) and in 105 days, I will be charged for renewal of my plan and will get 90 additional days at discount price, until I revoke the subscription.
2. I switch directly to the 90-day plan. My remaining 15 days from free trial are lost.
3. I simply cannot by the legend 90-day plan if I redeem my free trial code as it will expire too late.
Thank you for your response as this will really condition if I buy this game or not.
on 09-02-2011 09:59 PM
on 10-02-2011 12:17 AM
I had the same issue, and phoned support a few times- and nobody seemed to know what they were talking about. But, from what I've been able to gather-
*If you currently have a subscription- you will not be able to see any other subscriptions under 'DC Universe Online' apart from the one that is currently active.
*If you search the PSN store for 'Subscription' or DC Universe, you will see that on the AU store that it comes up with a 30 Day, 90 Day Subscription Special Offer, and 180 Day Subscription. When you select anything apart from the 30 day, it will show 'No Content Found'.
Then (as above) If you want the Special Offer subscription, you will need to:
When your current subscription ends (and hopefully before the 1st March) you will be able to go onto the store and purchase the new subscription.
It's absolutely rediculous the way this has been done, as people who have current 30 day trial subscriptions which end after the 1st of March will not be able to purchase the Special Offer Subscription and will miss out all together.
This is something that needs to be fixed, as it will only be the people who purchased within the first week or so of launch that will be eligible. Either that, or people who purchase the game new, and forfeit the 30 day trial...
on 10-02-2011 01:11 PM
Ahhh makes a sorta sence thats not lol
I can only see 30day and Turned of the Auto renewal the first day i had it, learnt the hard way with ps+ a while ago. My sub ends on the 19th Feb so ill have to remember, I have one mate whos ends on the 2nd of March, poor bugger.
19-02-2011 10:09 AM - edited 19-02-2011 10:17 AM
Well, I got caught by the auto renewal, just a few hours before reading the above post. So now I have paid full price for a month and won't qualify for the discounted rate. I tried to renew for the three months, but the option wasn't there, so I was waiting patiently for them to fix the problem... big mistake. First they launch a completely broken game, then they overcharge for subscriptions... and they think people are going to come back for more?
In a way I'm glad, the stupid pricing of this game has helped me to decide not to continue playing beyond my current subscription. Apart from the cost, the game is getting incredibly repetetive and there never seems to be many people playing.
I foresee DCUO dying a slow and painful death. Which is a shame really, because overall the game is fairly fun, just not enough to engender the sort of loyalty needed to sustain an MMO.
on 23-02-2011 01:26 PM
on 25-02-2011 02:37 AM
MY LEGENDARY PRICING TAKE-UP EXPERIENCE...
From my point of view, Sony's communication about this has been terrible. I got a message on my login screen about it and while I was deciding whether or not to take it up it disappeared and I've never seen it or been able to find it again. I went onto PS store, thinking that "legendary" pricing would be one of my options. It wasn't. So now my subscription rolled over to 30 days instead of the 90 days that I wanted.
I sent an e-mail to DC Online support and saw that there was no support for Australia. So, jumping onto the Australian PS Network site, I figured I'd be able to get support there. No joy. Just a bunch of FAQs and community forums. (As an aside, glad I found the forums but no help for my situation).
In frustration I sent an e-mail to Australia's Sony Entertainment support. We'll see what happens.
Really really poor form from Sony and has soured an otherwise enjoyable game for me.
Just wondering if anyone else is having similar frustrations?
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