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SHOCKING interview with Leaguesharp Developer.
An L# Dev gives us an inside look regarding the recent decision to deploy a monthly subscription model.

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00:00 - 00:05Joduska calls me up one Friday. He says; "Listen, Terry, we have to talk."
00:05 - 00:07"We've had a huge spike in users recently."
00:07 - 00:10"The community keeps growing. Every day."
00:11 - 00:16So, we talk about future plans and where we want things to go. How to make it more profitable for us.
00:17 - 00:21We add a $15 subscription fee.
00:21 - 00:2415 Dollars
00:29 - 00:3115 Dollars
00:31 - 00:34And that $15 fee is only for one month.
00:38 - 00:4015 Dollars
00:41 - 00:47You should see the outrage on the forum. Half the users are ganging up on the other half. The rich ones making fun of the poor.
00:47 - 00:50Every free user is threatening to leave.
00:50 - 00:56Our response? "If you don't pay, there's the door."
00:58 - 00:59In one day,
00:59 - 01:01In one day we've alienated half our user base.
01:04 - 01:06Even some Donators want to leave.
01:06 - 01:08And then we disabled donations!
01:13 - 01:1415 Dollars
01:14 - 01:16It costs more to use a month than World Of Warcraft
01:16 - 01:20costs to play.
01:21 - 01:27You could buy every expansion for World of Warcraft and still spend less money in a year.
01:35 - 01:36You could buy 20 games on Steam.
01:36 - 01:39Give tribute to Lord Gaben instead.
01:41 - 01:44But, no. To be serious for a moment.
01:44 - 01:47This model will allow us to pay Devs and deliver a better service in the long run.
01:47 - 01:49It's all for the users.
01:50 - 01:53And my new Ferrari.
01:54 - 01:56As for Contributers.
01:56 - 01:58We can't afford to pay them.
01:58 - 02:02They get to use L# for free instead. Just play the game.
02:05 - 02:0715 Dollars.
02:10 - 02:11The best part...
02:11 - 02:13The best part is...
02:15 - 02:17The best part is that
02:17 - 02:20Free users can only play two games with L# per day.
02:21 - 02:28And to make it fair to our subscribers, free users aren't allowed to play any Ranked games at all.
02:29 - 02:30What about bans?
02:30 - 02:32You'll still get banned.
02:36 - 02:39We can't ensure your safety.
02:40 - 02:42But we'll try.
02:50 - 02:55Banwaves will always be a concern.
02:56 - 02:58What if I lose my account?
02:58 - 03:04Well, if you're using this program it's only a matter of time until you get caught out, naturally.
03:04 - 03:09You'll just have to be smart about how you use it.
03:09 - 03:11Or you'll be crying like I am.
03:16 - 03:20GG Rito Games.
03:23 - 03:26There goes your money.
03:31 - 03:36We don't really care as long as we get paid.