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Arya Greywolf
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:10:00 - [331]
 

Originally by: Chewiest Bong
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.


Indeed. I was never planning on buying clothing for my barbi doll - didn't even look @ the store. I was doing a mission a bit earlier and someone posted in local that a monocle = roughly 1.6 billion and I almost spit up my dinner from laughing so hard.

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [332]
 

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

Answer honestly, now.


I have a graduate degree in biochemistry. It doesn't negate the fact that there is no clear rationale for having two separate currencies to buy vanity items -- especially when you can only get AUR thru plex. That's either 400 mil ISK or 15 USD for an item in game that can be seen only by you. Ridiculous, no?


No, it's not ridiculous. I spent about 2 billion on ships i never intend to fly anywhere, just to have them.

Am i pretending CCP asked me for real world currency to do that? Am i losing my mind that no one knows i have them? No, i'm not. That would be ridiculous.

Grimnir
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [333]
 

Originally by: General Xenophon
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!



Would you mind pointing me to the bit where it says that you need these features to *play* the game ?

Cosmoes
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [334]
 

ahem

real life monocle prices

Ranges between $25 to $39 for a real life monocle... Laughing

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [335]
 

Originally by: Adacia Calla
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.
Also, if they wanted to create an in-game market and fill up order in the "Apparel" category, this won't do it to get that market flowing, you need hundreds, if not thousands of buy and sell orders being entered and filled. With these prices, people will buy one. For themselves. And never put it on the market.

GrimmWolf
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [336]
 

So don't buy anything. Go play the game. WoW is that way ----->

The complaining on these boards is terrible.

Soden Rah
Gallente
EVE University
Ivy League
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:11:00 - [337]
 

Originally by: Seleene
[ 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.

SNIP


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



Thanks for posting this... if you could get CCP to put some of this somewhere more permanent where we can ALL see it that would be good.

Dev blogs galore are probably required at this point... plus some forum posts...

Kerrisone
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:12:00 - [338]
 

Originally by: Creepy Goat
Here is a quote I agree with:

[00:44:42] CCP Zinfandel > Some people treat EVE Online not as a video game but as a hobby. They enjoy investing in their hobby and find that it makes them feel more connected with their hobby. We want to support that for those players who want it.



However THIS DOES NOT JUSTIFY AURUM PRICES. I don't care for avatar stuff but do love colelcting and flying rare/expensive ships. I can see AURUM ships costing tens of billions for what is effectively a reskin.

That makes me sad.


It is a 'hobby' when CCP wants people to invest in it for their profit margins but it is business when those same hobbyists put their time and effort into creating applications, websites, provide services for Eve players and the community with the goal of not making a profit on their efforts. Accepting the good will of players, donations, or allowing ad traffic mean CCP demands $99 for a 'commerical license' from those hobbyists.


Kurj Valdoria
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:13:00 - [339]
 

This is my fault everyone. Someone at CCP found out I spent like...........1500 dollars on hats and crap for TF2. I suppose they figured idiots like me would spend BIG CASH for stupid eve ingame items. The reality is the hats in TF2 have burning flames and these hats do NOT.

Rellik B00n
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [340]
 

MY AVATAR WAS EQUIPPED WITH THE FOLLOWING

Chewiest Bong
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [341]
 

Originally by: Seleene
[ 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.)


How is it possible that a marketing lead can be this dumb? Did this guy even graduate high school?

Dimitri Fukoyama
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [342]
 

Man this is just gold, ****in bean counters, they **** everything they touch

Shaikar
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [343]
 

Originally by: Jade Constantine

This is pretty damned ridiculous.

Play eve for a month for free or buy a women's "impress" dress skirt?

The prices for these "virtual goods" are a joke.


Echoing this. I'm speechless. What the hell? Shocked

Rykuss
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [344]
 

Originally by: Chewiest Bong
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.


Cool down a bit, wait it out and see. If you still decide to leave, can I have your stuff? Very Happy

Mars Theran
Caldari
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:14:00 - [345]
 

Vanity items = Big ISK. Big deal. For those of you that want to wear another pair of pants, I say go for it if you have the ISK. That's what it's all about isn't it. Really, the new boots only amount to about $10, which is alright. Can't say I'll split a PLEX for it, but I never intended to. I've got better things to spend my ISK on. Ships for example.

Captains Quarters are actually amazing. I can't believe such a simple change actual brought me a little bit of immersion. Honestly never expected that, and never realized how droll and boring the old ship hangar was.

Current PLEX to AURUM Conversion is fine, and the cost of a pair of pants is fine too. For one, selection isn't exactly on par with Bloomingdales or even Sears, and two, there really is no need to buy them as we already have pants. I'm happy with my Black combats to be honest. Frakin' awesome! Smile

Also, if they were cheap, PLEX would go through the roof again, and this is more likely to bring them down to a more reasonable level. It's cool.

Did I mention I loved the Captains Quarters? Of course I did. Running at 60 FPS still, with no problems, and if my GPUs a little hot, it's probably because it's a little hot today and I haven't dusted in awhile. Looks awesome, even if the load time is a bit excessive. Memory usage on client start was >2GBs, but dropped to around 1.5GBs when loaded and active.

First time I've enjoyed sitting in a station in 2 years.

Eclorc
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:15:00 - [346]
 

I feel bloody sorry for the real devs that actually DO care about Eve, the game, the life, and the technical beauty of her.

If I were in their position, thoughts of revolt and hostile takeover, viking-style, to topple the suits and greedmongers would be in my mind right about now.

Not sure, sadly, how to interpret this statement from help channel..

[ 2011.06.22 00:51:07 ] CCP Chiliad > I would never bother to complain about I game I didn't care for ;)

There's limits to taking things for granted.

Arya Greywolf
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:15:00 - [347]
 

Originally by: Cosmoes
ahem

real life monocle prices

Ranges between $25 to $39 for a real life monocle... Laughing


Ooooohhhh, I think I like the classic silver monocle - very elegant. Even comes with a soft case!

Morgan Polaris
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:15:00 - [348]
 

Originally by: GrimmWolf
So don't buy anything. Go play the game. WoW is that way ----->

The complaining on these boards is terrible.


Not the point.

Linda Shadowborn
Gallente
Dark Steel Industries
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:15:00 - [349]
 

I even planned to spend plexes on this.. but now.. no way.. sorry ccp..

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:15:00 - [350]
 

Plan B.
1. Drive to Toys R Us (the one that's 20 minutes away) in my SUV.
2. Buy a barbie doll, err... buy an action figure and some doll action figure clothing and maybe some paint.
3. Dress and/or paint my doll action figure.
4. Hold my action f err... doll, no err... action figure in front of my monitor and pretend to walk around in my CQ.


P.S. It's wise to close the door so your spouse doesn't see what you're doing when you're docked.


Major Stallion
The Money Shot Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:16:00 - [351]
 

Originally by: Outlaw Jenner
Yup was planning on having some fun with the plexes I've had stockpiled but I'll just continue to play for free for the next 5 years instead of feeding the cash cow



you know even if you dont sell your plexes, CCP has already made money on the sale of them right?

Morgan Polaris
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:17:00 - [352]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
Plan B.
1. Drive to Toys R Us (the one that's 20 minutes away) in my SUV.
2. Buy a barbie doll, err... buy an action figure and some doll action figure clothing and maybe some paint.
3. Dress and/or paint my doll action figure.
4. Hold my action f err... doll, no err... action figure in front of my monitor and pretend to walk around in my CQ.


P.S. It's wise to close the door so your spouse doesn't see what you're doing when you're docked.




Hell get some boxes and ducktape and you'd probably do a better job than this little sideshow.

Infinint
Interwebs Cooter Explosion
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:18:00 - [353]
 

I used to make fun of some of my friends for playing a certain valve game that features an overly priced cash shop. Now this is just embarrassing.

Mordrake
Freelance Economics Astrological resources
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:18:00 - [354]
 

Cmon Guys and Gals ya got to admit that was a jaw dropper to see and after the shock wore off I laughed my freakin arse off ; ]

OMG I think I even ****ed myself a lil bit..

Ramael Hashur
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:19:00 - [355]
 

Originally by: Ramael Hashur


Where are you getting these numbers? Is that Euro?

1 Monocle = 12000 Aurum
1 Plex = 3500 Aurum

Therefore,
1 Monocle = 3.43 Plex

Also,
1 Plex = $15.00

Therefore,
1 Monocle = $51.45

Though technically you do have to buy four Plexes to pay for it, so if you -only- buy the monocle it's still going to cost you $60.00


Khysanth Onyx
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:20:00 - [356]
 

Edited by: Khysanth Onyx on 22/06/2011 01:20:58
As far as hobbies go, you could buy a nice bit of ******* with that. That's a drug addiction hobby. CCP clearly thinks they are in the addiction business and their product is as addictive as coke and they're willing to exploit people like the rl drug industry by charging addiction rates.

Moral of the story = CCP has the same amount of morals as a Colombian drug lord.

hide yo kids hide yo wife

Constantinus Maximus
Paxian Expeditionary Force
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:21:00 - [357]
 

ROFL CCP!

I get that you don't want to make an economic mistake by starting too low.

but.... just ****in funny! lol

Josh Bolder
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:21:00 - [358]
 

It is the fact that they are treating it like it is real, I am an imaginary character you can stick a rusty nail in my eye. This is the most obvious money grab ever, they may drop their prices in a month but only after their hard core 'hobbiest' have wasted their money. Shame on you and like many others I am seriously considering cancelling my subscription. much better RL stuff to spend on. Hell for the price of 4 items i could travel over to Iceland and bop them on the nose.

Olleybear
Minmatar
I R' Carebear
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:21:00 - [359]
 

Edited by: Olleybear on 22/06/2011 01:22:12

Seeing how I am at work and not able to log in yet, I had to read through the first 3 pages of this post and see some familiar names in the forums before I started believing the prices on these virtual goods.

Then I busted out laughing.

I'm still laughing.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

My own RL clothing is cheaper. Truyly hilarious.

Thanks for making my day at work CCP. Love you guys. Kisses.

CCP Troll Best Troll

( still laughing, getting wierd looks from co-workers )

Aisha Ravenwood
Posted - 2011.06.22 01:21:00 - [360]
 

Ccp have demonstrated they don't understand micro transactions.

It should be lots of small items i.e < 100 aur not 1 item > 10000 aur

Look at any other game that uses MT you can see how they do it


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