This is something I would really like to see Funcom take in serious consideration for Conan Exiles, at least for PVE servers.
A monthly premium service for official servers, and since I already hear people screaming “pay to win”, this would be best for PVE servers only, or maybe for pvp as well, tailoring the offer properly.
This is something that almost every online game applies, I am not certain why Funcom didn’t follow this business model yet.
The main benefit I would pay for is having a doubled decay timer for example, because not everybody is a youngster with illimited time in his hands, and a week of away timer is just not enough if you have a family, a job and so on.
But if you have a family and a job means also that you can afford with no effort a monthly fee to manage you free time in a better way.
Another feature I would pay for is an XP boost .
I like to reroll characters in different servers, and after more than a year playing, the grind can be tiresome sometimes.
Anyway, the options to provide for a premium service could be many and varied.
A premium membership could go for 10 euro/dollars a month, and maybe could include few other benefits like some exclusive aesthetical items.
If Funcom could reach and maintain a good amount of monthly premium subscribers, all players would benefit from it, more revenues for the company mean more contents and frequent updates for everybody.