I love this game and I would like to support its development with my money, and I think a subscription service that provides gems is a fantastic way to do that. I do this with Habitica and other productivity and lifestyle apps to further motivate myself and invest in the game. I dislike buying gems in bulk since I’ll more easily lose interest in the game in the long run.
As a player, a subscription is worth the most to me if it achieves one/all of the following:
improves quality of life by removing ads or wait time
opens up new content
makes the app more effective for its intended purpose
That said, most of the apps I subscribe to are $5/month or less. I don’t think I can justify spending 140% of what I do on other apps that impact my life in much more significant ways. For a comparison, a Fitbit Coach subscription (assuming you take the yearly rate) is $3.33/month, give or take.
This app is asking more than twice that, and the super pass is not designed to help you reach your fitness goals more easily. It’s going to give you more in-game currency, sure, but it primarily affects ratios on how much your steps are worth. This makes it easier to walk less for the same progress. So, as far as I can tell, paying for the subscription service actually makes Fitness RPG a less effective motivational tool for fitness.
I suggest a cheaper “not-so-super” pass option that just awards you the gems (or even less gems), maybe the speed up, so that subscribing is more reasonable and doesn’t negatively impact the effectiveness of the game as a motivational tool.
Does anyone agree/disagree? What subscription models do you buy into generally speaking? How much do those cost, and what makes it worth it to you?