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Would you pay $20 a month for a 'premium' Humble subscription?

Humble are surveying customers to gauge interest in a possible ‘premium’ monthly subscription. Several different arrangements are proposed, with the current $12 subscription split into $10 and $20 tiers, with varying perks. 

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All the possible new arrangements would move a 10% discount and certain special promotions to the higher tier, along with unlimited access to the Humble Trove, a collection of games. Currently, both of these are offered in the existing $12 subscription.

The key difference between two of three new formats is that one would allow you to trade ‘hidden’ games for store credit, while the other would give you four hidden games of your choice from a list of ten, instead of two curated by Humble. The third format makes Trove access a separate $6 option, and offers three plans for the higher tier, with a per-month cost of $15 or a yearly subscription with a discount to $11 a month.

Nappael posted screengrabs of all three proposals in the survey to ResetEra. You might think that moving Trove to the higher tier would go down badly, but the games it offers are either old or unheard-of: some of the highlights are Gone Home, Limbo, and Amnesia.

The possibility of losing the discount and promotions has been much more poorly received, and there's a widespread sentiment that a hike to $20 a month is too much. There are very few comments supporting any of the new proposals - what's your view? Let us know.

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SkankwOn Avatar
4 Months ago

I delve into and out of the Humble Monthly depending on how much I really want the main game and it's often great value. $20 for what often amounts to around $120 or more of games is still good value but not as good as $12.

Still, gotta remember a lot of charities are benefitting from Humble.

Mighty Gaz Avatar
4 Months ago

When they say premium, if this means better games, I'm all for it. the current bundle being well worth the cash. If its a price hike, with no real change, that i would be against, given the size of it!

nu1mlock Avatar
4 Months ago

If they somehow managed to get both big and small publishers on board to get games at release day, then I'd be happy to.

Humble Monthly is great and always have lots of great games in them, but I've played 100% of the games in them that I would be even a little interested in. Obviously I'm not the target audience for Humble Monthly, so my opinion doesn't count (and is never going to happen), but that's what would be needed to get me to purchase the Humble Monthly.

Silentius Avatar
4 Months ago

'widespread sentiment that a hike to $20 a month is too much.' Seriously? Folks have such an over-inflated sense of entitlement these days. Humble monthly is insanely good value for money. You get a stack of high-quality games for next to nothing. So cheap, indeed, that there was no way it could stay at that price-point forever. I, for one, have no problem forking out another $10 per month to them. Especially given that a handsome chunk of that cash will see its way to good causes.