|DeciusBrutus Goblinworks Executive Founder|
Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
Trying to extrapolate active subscribers from who is playing is no more valid today than it was a month ago. I personally (i.e., in real life) know three people who have not played in many weeks but have continued their subscriptions and are in no hurry to cancel them. In fact, whe current state of the war between Xeilias and Phaeros probably means that trying to judge active subscribers from people logging in is less useful than it was a month ago. Many people are simply keeping their heads down.
.... and well advised to do so if they are war targets. The handful of obsessives that drove the forever war can still be spotted roaming the South East trying to hunt down the odd Phaeros person that does log back in.
Which is why I'm not in the area with recognizable characters very often.
Taking into account the effort and cost involved with keeping a stable, compared to the expected value during the continued existence of PFO, I'd be happy to buy accounts with non-notable character names and two full-XP DT characters with sane XP expenditures starting at $10 each, modified by sub time remaining. Large stockpiles of resources might slightly increase that, and well-known characters would probably decrease that.
My honest estimate of the value of such an account is higher than that.