The lights are on
It's a little more than a month after the retail release of DC Universe Online, so now might be a good time to remember that the game may be auto-charging to your PlayStation Network credit card. A couple days ago, a few of our editors began receiving notices that our free 30-day subscriptions to DC Universe Online on PS3 had expired. Because we had no credit card on file for our PlayStation 3 accounts, the accounts did not renew. The other side of that coin is that if you do have a credit card on your PlayStation Network account, and you have your "wallet" set to auto-fund purchases, DC Universe Online will begin charging your account the regular $14.99 monthly fee, and will continue to do so until you cancel. If you purchased the game anytime around launch week, your first renewal has likely just gone through, or is about to sometime soon. If you want to continue playing, make sure and have funds available in your account. If you don't, remember to cancel your account. We thought a little reminder was in order. The game isn't exactly clear about this process when you initially start up your account. In addition, DCU Online on PS3 is unique from many other MMOs in that it funds subscriptions through a source outside of the standalone game -- your PlayStation Network account.Those $15 charges are really going to have added up when you finally remember them two years after you stop playing.
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Wow, PSN literally has it's hand in your wallet x.x
I don't have a PS3, but this makes sense given that it's a pay-to-play game.
I had a situation related to this with FFXI. I had stopped playing and came back to it to find my account had been closed for insufficient funds. It was pretty terrible that I had forgotten about it. Needless to say I didn't play it ever again.
It's nice that Gameinformer decided to remind everybody. For me I haven't purchased the game yet but plan on getting it sooner or later but as it stands now there are just to many good games coming out for me to sink all my play time(and money) into an MMO.
yeah they got me I forgot about that and wanted the new 30 3 month deal but got hit with this. the messed up thing is not only forgeting but there aint no refunds either which sucks ass!
As my mom says: "news of the day!"
a free 30 day trial is more than enough for me. Not paying 15 bucks a month for this game. Maybe 5.99
My account just shut off, but I definitely think I'm going to renew, I had a blast with the game the first month.
It's a good thing this game is fun, or I'd be upset about this.
Its perfectly clear on this, not too mention this is how pretty much every pay to play mmo operates.
dude, I love this game.
Haven't hit my first month yet but I am already at the level 30 cap. Not much to do after that besides other pvp stuff and start a new character all over again. Think I will just put my account on hold and wait a few months for a update and then pick the game back up.
yeah honestly i was done with the game and wanted to trade it during the 50% bonus but they auto deducted $15 from me. I supposse it as in the fine print I ignored, but it definitely bugged me...this was my first and probably last mmo experience...
one of the reasons i don't play mmo's
This is why I don't have auto charge on my ps3