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Morrigun Rakari
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [301]
 

You know, I think CCP have failed to grasp precisely what the word "Micro" in "Microtransactions" actually means. I'm willing to believe that these pricings are a genuine mistake though, so I'll give CCP a couple of weeks to put things right before I declare them "Greedy beyond words"...

In the unlikely eventuality of anyone from CCP reading this, my take on it is that the items are between 7 and 10 times what they should be priced. No one item an avatar wears should cost more than about 2/3 of a PLEX absolute tops, unless it's some sort of limited edition, only-1000-available-ever thing. If and when ship reskins are released, I'd be comfortable paying up to 1 PLEX for one, *maybe* up to about 1.5 PLEXes if it's a *really* good skin. No more than that though.

Time to wait and see how CCP react now, I guess.

Joshua Hailey
Gallente
Colonial Battle Fleet
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [302]
 

Edited by: Joshua Hailey on 22/06/2011 01:00:33
I never come to the forums because of all the complaining and have been really excited for some of the new changes. that being said, i have to say the new aurum prices are just ridiculous, and the stance ccp is taking about them just makes really upset i even bothered to be excited about this game. its not the fact i wanted to buy some clothing (if prices were better i prob would have), but it is the sheer obviousness of their wanting to rip off there loyal players to make a buck. this is just crazy

Di Mulle
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [303]
 

Edited by: Di Mulle on 22/06/2011 01:02:02
Edited by: Di Mulle on 22/06/2011 01:00:43
Oh, and I just remembered all those fanboys sperging all around on a thought about custom paintjobs on their ships...

Corp logo? hehe Laughing

I also remember lots of young enthusiasts dreaming about corp uniforms... say hello to your RP parades YARRRR!!

Judicator Saturnius
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [304]
 

I never planned to buy any of the ****, so it affects me little, but oh my that's quite halarious.

Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [305]
 

I remember in guild wars people would farm for literally weeks to get the fissure and underworld armor.

If I farmed for weeks in EvE, I could buy vanity gear also.

Yeah, bloody brilliant CCP. Haters gonna hate.

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [306]
 

I like how the ocular implant flavor text says:

"A common implant found throughout New Eden"

I bolded the funny parts.

Starr Tookus
Lai Dai Infinity Systems
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:00:00 - [307]
 

Originally by: Toki Shuu
I would drop $80 for aurum if they used that as currency at the new gambling tables when you can walk around in stations...

i see what u did thur



But the minimum bet at the tables will be $100 in aurum.

Cunane Jeran
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:01:00 - [308]
 

I thought it was meant to be microtransactions not macrotransactions

What a ****ing joke of a money grab, at least make it affordable and not $80 ****ing dollars.

$5 is acceptable. For something REALLY special.

Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:01:00 - [309]
 

Originally by: Morgan Polaris
Screw vanity items, I could care less.

Telling people I play EVE however, once this thing is gonna make every news outlet ridicule this game...




Yeah I told several people I talk to regularly on MSN. They laughed at it, some said they'd never try Eve now, others were glad they never did.

I really hope this blows up in CCP's faces because it deserves to. They're smarter than this. They should have known better, and I have higher expectations from them.

Technovar
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:02:00 - [310]
 

Originally by: Cacophonus
Quote:
CCP Zinfandel > The Looking Glass Ocular Implant (right/gold) is fairly expensive. It's also a machine being installed into your eye and one would not want to buy a cheap version of something to go in your face. But you can also buy them on the...


Reposting this quote because it NEEDS TO BE HEARD. If someone walked up to me and told me the above in real life to justify the cost of some trivial thing, I'd punch you in the face without blinking. Time to leash your gm's.

I've canceled my sub- it'll be done in slightly over 3 months. Fix your **** or say goodbye.


Zinfandel's not a GM. He's a marketing guy, and one of the ones behind this whole debacle.

Hildegaard Russell
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:02:00 - [311]
 

Originally by: Morrigun Rakari
You know, I think CCP have failed to grasp precisely what the word "Micro" in "Microtransactions" actually means.


Hugely expensive items is not how to make money from cash shops, CCP. People don't buy one $15 - they buy 20 75c items.

Chewiest Bong
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:03:00 - [312]
 

Originally by: Arya Greywolf
Pretty f'n hilarious prices.

Not like I was going to buy them anyway. ugh


You're better off not buying them. You're essentially supporting the poor decision making process of the developers / making them richer for their sheer stupidity. Anyone who uses AUR to purchase items in game is simply rewarding bad decision making. That said, once my plex runs out in two weeks, I don't see myself re-subscribing.

Absolutely ridiculous to have two separate currencies; it's plainly obvious that they're trying to fleece people out of much money as possible.

Hmm. I could take my fiance out to a nice dinner at a 4 star restaraunt.. or I could buy a pair of underwear in game that only I can see.

The end is mine to write. Goodbye Eve.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:03:00 - [313]
 

You know… I just got very worried about Dust's MT model. Neutral

Tobiaz
Spacerats
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:04:00 - [314]
 

Originally by: Hildegaard Russell
Originally by: Morrigun Rakari
You know, I think CCP have failed to grasp precisely what the word "Micro" in "Microtransactions" actually means.


Hugely expensive items is not how to make money from cash shops, CCP. People don't buy one $15 - they buy 20 75c items.


It's just insane how CCP doesn't understand something this simple.

traktorgroove
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:04:00 - [315]
 

Originally by: Jada Maroo
Originally by: Nyphur
Originally by: Jada Maroo

Massively/Joystiq news tip link



Alright alright, we got it. Stop spamming us please Razz


Sorry. Didn't know ya'll were getting spammed. Laughing


spam massively ;)

Yoa Loother
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:04:00 - [316]
 

ROFL LAMAO etc.

I could buy an actual shirt for the price of a virtual one!

Great job on making sure nobody wastes precious Plex on that crap.

Thnx CCP! Laughing

General Xenophon
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:05:00 - [317]
 

I am completely and utterly appalled that a pay to play game has added this stupid feature that so REEKS of 'free to play with - item shop' bull****!

Shame on you CCP! You've sold out your players for this gimmick to make more money! This is a stupid stupid idea and you're business strategist should be fired immediately and replaced with someone who actually DOES have something larger than a peanut floating between their ears!

Chewiest Bong
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [318]
 

Originally by: Technovar

Zinfandel's not a GM. He's a marketing guy, and one of the ones behind this whole debacle.


He needs to be fired, immediately. He's a dumb ****.

Khamelean
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [319]
 

Edited by: Khamelean on 22/06/2011 01:07:15
On the up side, we can still truthfully say that eve does not have micro-transactions.

Nothing micro about spending more money on internet clothes than I do for my clothes IRL. Though they do probably look better on my avatar than they do on me.

Rellik B00n
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [320]
 

im on a horse tbh.

a horse that cost more than a REAL HORSE!

EnslaverOfMinmatar
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [321]
 

Originally by: Bane Necran
How many people raging in this thread have a double digit IQ?

Answer honestly, now.


Onli I hev dabl iQQ atzis tread. beecoz all you'rehev one IIQ dijit, Aslo Ibutter tipes then your,

Myra2007
Millstone Industries
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [322]
 

Look at it this way: it's all about immersion. Notice how the government in real life also screws you like that and everything costs twice as much as it used to do? Bingo! Remember eve is real and that's sort of expensive. Laughing

QT McWhiskers
EdgeGamers
Situation: Normal
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [323]
 

CCP... Did you change out your finance team? Hire a new director of marketing? Hire new guys who do not remember that games are not for the developers? They are for the gamers.

On the test server, the price of clothing was 1 aurum. Most of us understood this was probably a test server price. Most of us knew that the price would increase, however none of us suspected items that would cost MORE than a plex.

CCP you guys have seriously let me down. First you want to monetize our third party apps because you feel you are owed a share of the money, now you offer us vanity items that cost 15-80US. I am scared to think of how much the scorp skin will be. 200k aurum?

Lets look at a few things.

For 2 billion isk, I can buy and faction fit a nightmare, or I can clothe my characters.

For 1.2billion isk, I can get a carrier + some of the fittings (not all)... or I can get a ****ing monicle.

You realize that no one is happy with you right now CPP? Do you know that many people in fact are starting to see similarities between you and apple or EA right now?

Henrica Gaufridus
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:06:00 - [324]
 

How is it that, out of all the items available to me, the boots are the cheapest?

Also, CCP, ONE pair of shoes available for women on NEX? Do you have no women amongst your staff? How do you expect me to survive with ONE pair of high-heeled shoes? I demand MORE SHOES. I need shoes to not only go with the excursion pants I'd like to own, but another pair to go with the skirt that I'm going to have to sell three of my battleships in order to be able to afford! Then I'll need at LEAST a dozen or so more variations as "just in case I find a cute dress that would go great with that pair" shoes.

Get with the program, CCP. Your female players DEMAND MORE SHOES.

Katrina Cortez
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:07:00 - [325]
 

Yeah a shirt costs a month of game time, 400mil ISK, or 1/3 of a fully fit carrier...lol

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:07:00 - [326]
 

[ 2011.06.21 23:54:18 ] CCP Zinfandel > That is also the standard technique in the industry. In our case, it was exceptionally necessary due to the huge size of PLEX.

[ 2011.06.21 23:55:03 ] CCP Zinfandel > Incub: 12000 Aurum. The comma is an Americanism.

[ 2011.06.21 23:57:03 ] CCP Zinfandel > The store only has a few items in it so far. But more will be added. We hope to add a few pieces each week. We started with items which can be purchased and used without needing a special interface.

[ 2011.06.21 23:57:18 ] CCP Zinfandel > Painting a ship requires a little more work before we will be able to offer it. But it is planned.

[ 2011.06.21 23:57:26 ] Sofia Roseburn > Zinfandel, these prices are actually correct?

[ 2011.06.21 23:58:35 ] CCP Zinfandel > Sofia Roseburn - there will be a number of items at different prices over time. Also, these items will be offered on special from time to time. Some of the items are expensive.

[ 2011.06.22 00:00:44 ] CCP Zinfandel > The Looking Glass Ocular Implant (right/gold) is fairly expensive. It's also a machine being installed into your eye and one would not want to buy a cheap version of something to go in your face.

[ 2011.06.22 00:04:15 ] CCP Zinfandel > Hello Kyle - we have been talking about the prices regularly in here. There are expensive items in the shop. Noble Appliances Corporation opened these shops particularly to target the wealthy capsuleer community.

[ 2011.06.22 00:04:45 ] CCP Zinfandel > The selection of items in the store will change from time to time as the capsuleers purchase things and new items arrive (hopefully a few each week.)

[ 2011.06.22 00:05:22 ] CCP Zinfandel > Prices will vary between items and occasionally things will go on sale. Don't forget that the market also has a number of items for sale already and those prices should stabilize over time as well.

[ 2011.06.22 00:16:42 ] CCP Zinfandel > Chewiest - decorating will come eventually, hopefully later this year.

[ 2011.06.22 00:19:32 ] CCP Zinfandel > Rion Deteisan - we are slowly receiving more items to sell in the store and we are saving things to introduce new items each week.

[ 2011.06.22 00:23:09 ] CCP Zinfandel > Elina Tan - we are introducing new clothing fashions in sets with themes. This set is themed "Military" and will continue for months. We also have fashion designers creating a line for "Corporate" and one for "Cyberpunk."

[ 2011.06.22 00:23:15 ] CCP Zinfandel > Those will come later.

[ 2011.06.22 00:23:30 ] CCP Zinfandel > And they are being designed by RL fashion designers.

[ 2011.06.22 00:24:47 ] CCP Zinfandel > One of the fashion designers is New York based. Another is Reykjavik based.

[ 2011.06.22 00:27:07 ] CCP Zinfandel > JordanTwoDelta - you will see the ISK market prices stablize over time. Initially, hype will make people spend more than they should. I counsel a little patience. ;-)

[ 2011.06.22 00:29:26 ] CCP Zinfandel > Rion Deteisan - we are adding a little more each week (probably on Tuesdays.)

Adacia Calla
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:07:00 - [327]
 

Originally by: Hildegaard Russell
Originally by: Morrigun Rakari
You know, I think CCP have failed to grasp precisely what the word "Micro" in "Microtransactions" actually means.


Hugely expensive items is not how to make money from cash shops, CCP. People don't buy one $15 - they buy 20 75c items.

Exactly, if they were 1$ each I'd buy a dozen, but 30-80$ for a single item is ****ing ******ed.

Mai Banck
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:09:00 - [328]
 

If this is really not a mistake, then I am utterly dissapointed in CCP, better to say discusted.
Then I find this an insult to me as a CCP customer and a person to think I would pay more for a bunch of pixels then I do on RL "vanity" items. The fact that female characters have to pay way more also does not help the situation.

To those who say no biggy, you don't have to buy this, it is all about the priciple behind the whole.
And as is now, I do not like what they are trying to pull off here.
If we let this happen as is now I dare not dream of future item price tags.

But the fact they think they can do this has made me realize that although I love this game, I do not wish to be a part of this greedy future CCP has in store for me.

Another customer lost untill CCP come to thier senses.




Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:09:00 - [329]
 

Originally by: Chewiest Bong
Originally by: Technovar

Zinfandel's not a GM. He's a marketing guy, and one of the ones behind this whole debacle.


He needs to be fired, immediately. He's a dumb ****.


I don't like to call for peoples' firing, but if this is true, he is truly incompetent and bad for this game.

And for that, he ought to be fired.

Selene D'Celeste
Caldari
The D'Celeste Trading Company
ISK Six
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:10:00 - [330]
 

Originally by: Seleene
Originally by: Ripard Teg
Originally by: Randomize All
If the Ocular implant gives you x-ray vision, then it's possibly worth it.

You, sir, have won EVE.


LOL! Awesome.


Now that we can get monacles, all we need are swords and we can challenge each other in ritualistic combat due to our names. Maybe we can even afford the $600 that gear will cost from the store!


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