The ongoing battle in mmo games today is between having a game be free-to-play or require a subscription. The balance has tipped largely towards the f2p side, but subscription gaming isn't quite dead yet. There are a few online games which have a subscription option that have a tremendous lure for the gamer: the lifetime subscription. This final option comes with quite a few perks but tend to be somewhat expensive. The question that a gamer must ask himself is whether or not they'll get a solid return on their investment. Are mmo lifetime subscriptions worthwhile?