However that scares me a bit. If they have to ask for money from a publisher at this point, they will have to negotiate a deal that involves either one (or all) of the following things:
Make Plans for a Box Expansion
Increased Micro-Transaction Features
Give a publisher a larger share of the subscription fee
That being said, I hope this is more of a poll to direct their priorities. This isn't Cryptic's product anymore, its our product. If they want to get paid, then they have to make something we want. Then again, I'm a lifer (on two accounts) . . . so they already have my money.
I don't think that's the case, because the publisher, Atari, owns, either wholly or in part, Cryptic. The "negotiations" aren't really a factor anymore. Cryptic needs to do what Atari says, pretty much period. The sub fees probably go mostly to Atari as it is, we know they're going to ramp up on C-store items, and a boxed expansion won't be a bad thing.