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Bossanova Widya
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:15:00 - [181]
 

I bet the odd millionaire plays eve... they will buy that ****!!

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:17:00 - [182]
 

Originally by: Proffessor Drake
remember guys,

its a hobby.

i mean, we all like to spend cash on our hobbies right? am i right? I too can afford to buy 4 plexes ($60) just for some internet pixels. You must all live in a third world country or something, or you should quit your low paid bank manager job and get a real job.Twisted Evil

coming up next, you can buy a shop in a station for only $15,000 or 1000 plexes. Rent will be 10 plexes per month ($150) since CCP seem to think they can apply real world monetary values that are attached to goods sourced from finite materials for make believe pixels genrated on a computer.

WTF is next?Shocked

BOYCOTT


Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.

Herring
Caldari
Pimpology
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:17:00 - [183]
 

I'm starting to think that after six pages and no official reply that they fully intend to charge the high prices. Hell, they're probably watching rubes buy them up and laughing at this point.

But I can't login so I don't even know if you can do market history for this kind of crap so I'm just reading at eating popcorn at this point. LaughingLaughingLaughing

Henrica Gaufridus
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:18:00 - [184]
 

I have to admit, I was REALLY excited to see Incarna, especially once I'd played around with it on SiSi. I thought "What a great idea, to finally have a use for how my avatar looks! I can strut around in CFM Boots, a tight skirt, and a Quafe shirt that shows my belly!"

Unfortunately, this would involve either selling most of my assets or sneaking my way up the chain in an alliance and stealing all assets that weren't nailed down.

Seriously, CCP, this is pretty ridiculous.

Randomize All
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:18:00 - [185]
 

If the Ocular implant gives you x-ray vision, then it's possibly worth it.

If not.. well.. then.. it isn't.
But somebody will have bought one by now, because somebody will want to have been the first person to own one.
So at the board meeting tomorrow at ccp, there will be "GREAT SUCCESS!" on the projector.

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:18:00 - [186]
 

Originally by: Ron Bacardi
Uh yeah, I don't usually bash CCP, but, cmon, you trollin right? Someone missed a decimal point somewhere?



Well, I dunno. Think about it. Is the monocle going to cost $45 or $4.50? And would you still buy it at $4.50? Overly expensive to me for what it is either way.

Intimidating Carebear
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:18:00 - [187]
 

virtual item or.........


Real Life Clothing

wtf, you can get a ben sherman's shirt for about the same cost as u don ur character with a *beep beep beep* lol

Ay Liz
Sacred Templars
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:18:00 - [188]
 

I wonder how much the Scorpion will be.. When a funny monocle already costs 12000 AUR.. a battleship will probably cost in the range of 50000 AUR?

Wacktopia
Sicarius.
Legion of The Damned.
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:19:00 - [189]
 

Predictable. Can this be a death march?

The funny thing is.... NOBODY else can even see you in your $80 boots or whatever.

Cancel Align NOW
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:19:00 - [190]
 

Remember Plex for Good?

The total amount given to Japan would be enough to fully clothe 106 in game characters. Seriously ****ing stupid.


Black Dranzer
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:19:00 - [191]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.


Sometimes I worry that I might be wrong. It's posts like these that reassure me.

Thean Maxtus
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:19:00 - [192]
 

I won't ragequit at this point. But something in me just died.

Ranita Drell
Intaki Liberation Front
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [193]
 

Quote:
What an asinine, dumbass, ignorant way to justify your outrages prices. You're telling me some fake item is worth 45 euros because of some bull**** roleplay reason?

Of course that's not the reason for the pricing. That's the in-game justification, but of course it's total nonsense. What's to stop the capsuleer from base-lining (or sending a personal shopper out) for a couple hours to spend 2000 ISK at the EVE equivalent of The Gap to get four complete wardrobes worth of clothing?

I guess it would shame a capsuleer to be seen in anything less than the best, most ridiculously priced fashions. This dire need for luxury and extravagance does not, apparently, extend to the capsuleer's living space, where it looks like they sleep on a tiny concrete slab.

Morgan Polaris
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [194]
 

One word responses are lame, but this one is well deserved:

P



Psst; microtransactions; guess what that actually means...

Satander Zeiss
Minmatar
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [195]
 

If this pricing is anything to go by the Ishukone skinned Scorpions will be suicide ganked on general principle.

Amber Villaneous
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [196]
 

Edited by: Amber Villaneous on 22/06/2011 00:20:56
And... microtransactions for stuff that actually effect game play are just around the corner.

Flame away, I'm just adding to my library of posts on the same subject so later on I can quote myself for all the idiots that keep flaming said posts.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [197]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.
It's not an ISK sink. No ISK is being removed here only traded between players. This is a PLEX sink.

Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:20:00 - [198]
 

I have, in the past, been one of the most vehement CCP defenders on the forums, and even *I* think that this is downright ludicrous. I can only hope it is a mistake; one which will be swiftly corrected if the devs want to maintan any pretense of credibility.

Zackgar
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:21:00 - [199]
 

Posting in an epic threadnaught

But seriously, were the economists on holiday or something, you guys know about supply and demand right? I mean you could make more selling lots of shiny vanity items cheaply than selling 4 or 5 at a stupid high price? Also the players wouldnt feel like the women I wake up next to in the morning, dirty used and ashamed! Very Happy

Zverofaust
Gallente
Ascetic Virtues
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:21:00 - [200]
 

I already wasn't going to bother with the Aurum store ****, but seeing those ridiculous prices I'm going to not bother with it even more.

Zyck
Greater Order Of Destruction
Black Legion.
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:21:00 - [201]
 

These prices can't be ****ing serious. A full plex for a ****ing jacket?

Katrina Cortez
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:21:00 - [202]
 

LOL @ CCP... I dont regret my subscription cancellation in the least bit.


Jerry Pepridge
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:21:00 - [203]
 

Adding the monicle reduce's session change time/lag.

im jumping thru gates faster than ever before due to the monicle.

buy buy buy

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:22:00 - [204]
 

Edited by: Bane Necran on 22/06/2011 00:22:58
Whoever does buy them using PLEX/AUR, can then charge people who live in mortal fear of those currencies a lot of ISK for the same items on the open market. Not sure if they can now, but that's the idea. Acting like they're demanding real cash from your pocket for everything is shortsighted.

Saile Litestrider
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:22:00 - [205]
 

I'll tell you what's still fresh in my mind, Valve's TF2 hats. Everyone was sure (or at least hoped) that the ridiculous prices were either an oversight or a joke, but several patches later, it just got depressing. It's really hard to even play that game anymore, it's practically become one giant ad for hats.

I really hope CCP isn't trying to pull a Valve. Microtransactions should be measured in cents, not dollars. There's nothing "micro" about a $20 hat.

Dimitri Fukoyama
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:22:00 - [206]
 

85$ for a complete male suit with a monocle or so.

I wouldnt pay 85$ for a pair on shoes in RL lol

Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [207]
 

Edited by: Jada Maroo on 22/06/2011 00:23:00
Massively/Joystiq news tip link

Contact Massively with a news tip. Get the word out, make CCP the mockery it deserves to be.

Moolti
Gallente
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [208]
 

Originally by: Ranita Drell
Quote:
What an asinine, dumbass, ignorant way to justify your outrages prices. You're telling me some fake item is worth 45 euros because of some bull**** roleplay reason?

Of course that's not the reason for the pricing. That's the in-game justification, but of course it's total nonsense. What's to stop the capsuleer from base-lining (or sending a personal shopper out) for a couple hours to spend 2000 ISK at the EVE equivalent of The Gap to get four complete wardrobes worth of clothing?

I guess it would shame a capsuleer to be seen in anything less than the best, most ridiculously priced fashions. This dire need for luxury and extravagance does not, apparently, extend to the capsuleer's living space, where it looks like they sleep on a tiny concrete slab.


It's not even good luxury clothing. It's tame as t-shirts and brown/grey ****.

I might could see paying $20 for a very elaborate dress, or some ubercool tuxedo, but for this stuff... this clothing isn't even very science fiction-y.


Galane
The Interstellar Lunatic Asylum
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [209]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.


I think it's more likely they want people to break up a lot of the plexes they have stockpiled so they won't have to honour the massive loan they've taken out from the playerbase and have most likely already spent on dust or world of emos.

Futile Rhetoric
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [210]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.

How is it an ISK sink if the ISK isn't going anywhere? You give it to the PLEX seller, he does whatever. It's purely redistributive.


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