the online pass thing makes sense to me in that extra money is probably used to maintain the servers
It makes sense, and doesn't at the same time, the server costs were covered in the original sale, when someone sells their copy, there isn't magically two people now playing where one paid
One person is still playing, ownership was transferred.
That would be like charging the original owner again after a year, because they played too much, would you accept that? if a game you liked, and they were like, well you played too much, give
us more money. That's more of a WoW payment system, pay to play.
If they ran the servers properly, maintenance wouldn't be a problem(and probably isn't even one), older games have less of an online population, they could migrate them shared servers at some
point in their life, I'm not even against shutting down reasonably older games, not games from last year like they're trying to do with some to push sales of the new version.
One thing Microsoft needs to do, is if they're going to to shutting down online servers, they shouldn't be allowed to have achievements for services that can be shutdown. Period, end of story
I am tired of getting games, not finishing them in whatever timeframe they decide and not being able to get 100%, sometimes it takes me years and years to complete a game, I don't always have
time right away, and I usually purchase new, so I paid for those services myself, I recently purchased Section 8 on Steam only to find out the online servers are down for -maintenance- for the passed