I heard about Xsyon late last week, researched what I could find about it on google, and by 12/2/11 I was patched and ready to play. The game premise was really what hooked me, and I was really looking forward to playing for a long time to come even before I had loaded my first character up.
I liked everything about the game, unfortunately as of today I have set my subscription to non-renew. I put in a lot of game time since my first day, learning all I could about the game, skilling up, learning and understanding tools and the tribe process. I would have been hooked if not for one thing...
No one is looking for a tribe... Hours of watching chat and asking several people can attest to this. I never had a prayer... my currency would remain useless, my walls and housing were pointless. All the supplies I had marched back to camp was for naught...
See what I mean? Granted, you can say, "why didn't you join a tribe?" but it just wasn't for me. I didn't even want to lead as much as just survive with a bunch of people I had met along the way.
Can't please everyone... I know. And I do want to thank you for an excellent 40+ hours of fun. The cost was well worth it in my opinion, however it would be a bit more fair to have a lower initial cost without a free trial... but the businessman in me applauds your tact.
Hopefully someday the game attracts enough new followers for me to try again.