If you go to the Marketplace, click on the VIP Tab and click the “Manage Subscriptions” link, you will find some interesting news about how your VIP subscriptions will be billed in the future. We now have to make payments to Facebook and not Zynga. I don’t think Zynga is too happy about this “mandatory Facebook requirement” and hopefully they won’t jack up the price to cover whatever cut Facebook will take. This is a huge inconvenience to paying players because now we have to store our information in our Facebook accounts and everybody knows it’s not secure. I imagine some will refuse. This is another reason that Zynga needs to let us pay for these subscriptions with Game Cards!
Due to a mandatory Facebook requirement, your monthly membership needs to be migrated to Facebook payments. Migrate now and receive a special reward on your next renewal date!
To get started, click on the “Start Subscription Migration” button. You will then need to pay through Facebook. They will give you a “free trial” up until your next renew date. It’s not really free because you already paid Zynga. Facebook will then start taking money from your Credit Card or PayPal account every month.
Clicking on the “buy VIP Membership Plan” confirms the transfer and you will be notified of your next bill date.
Zynga will then thank you for your order. I wonder how much of this money they will get now? I guess they should have talked to Facebook before and not after the program was rolled out.
One thing that is bugging me is there is a image of that Fishing Cat on the initial page asking you to migrate your payments over to Facebook. I assumed it was a loot item to compensate us for this huge and unwanted inconvenience. If you read the fine print, it says “Migrate now and receive a special loot reward on your next renewal date!”. I think we should get it as soon as we hand over our financial information and allow Facebook to take recurring fees from our accounts. This is not something I feel comfortable with but what choice do we have? Zynga needs to do something about this and offer other payment options or they could end up losing more players.
Thanks to Dave Hiner for posting this on the fan page. If you want to keep your VIP Membership subscription, you better start migrating your payments!