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Crasniya
Gallente
Dragon's Legion of New Eden
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:18:00 - [1]
 

I don't think EVE is dying and all, but just from today's announcement on the front page, I have to say it:

Smells like desperation. Trying to sell off groups of 13 PLEX at a time.

Denidil
Gallente
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:19:00 - [2]
 

somebody says this about every MMO any time said MMO runs a special on subscription time.

Maven Deltor
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:21:00 - [3]
 

My question is where is the savings? 199.99 / 13 = 15.39 per PLEX. Is there some currency exchange that makes this a bargain price somewhere else?

Crasniya
Gallente
Dragon's Legion of New Eden
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:24:00 - [4]
 

PLEX is usually $20 each, though I would figure the bulk discount for that much PLEX should be default run that low.

I think it seems desperate to try and offload that much PLEX at once. CCP is still falling for the same trap that higher prices and bigger groups of stuff sells more. If they took 10-20% off the cost of one or two PLEX for the week, I'd probably buy it, and so would a bunch of other people I bet.

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:25:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Crasniya
I don't think EVE is dying and all, but just from today's announcement on the front page, I have to say it:

Smells like desperation. Trying to sell off groups of 13 PLEX at a time.

CCP trying to push the nex via pushing plexes.

**** your Nex store, CCP.

Klandi
Consortium of stella Technologies
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:27:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Klandi on 02/09/2011 17:49:39
Originally by: Maven Deltor
My question is where is the savings? 199.99 / 13 = 15.39 per PLEX. Is there some currency exchange that makes this a bargain price somewhere else?


Yep - the 12 PLEX offer is 209.94 which is 17.49 per plex per month.

edit: As I am a Eur, the items are shown in Euros

Crystal Liche
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:28:00 - [7]
 

From the purchase page:
1 PLEX - $19.95
2 PLEX - $34.99
6 PLEX - $104.97
12 PLEX - $209.94
13 PLEX - Special offer - $199.99
28 PLEX - $489.86



Cipher Jones
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:29:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Cipher Jones on 02/09/2011 17:30:53
Originally by: Crasniya
PLEX is usually $20 each, though I would figure the bulk discount for that much PLEX should be default run that low.

I think it seems desperate to try and offload that much PLEX at once. CCP is still falling for the same trap that higher prices and bigger groups of stuff sells more. If they took 10-20% off the cost of one or two PLEX for the week, I'd probably buy it, and so would a bunch of other people I bet.


Its 17.49 here (for 1 plex when buying a GTC) so 15.39 is like a 13% discount.

Does that seem "desperate" when retail stores do the same thing? It doesn't to me in either case. Does it seem "desperate" when they sell GTC's at a discount compared to 1 plex?

SexxxSlave
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:32:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: SexxxSlave on 02/09/2011 17:32:11
i never got why one plex costs more than a monthly subscription fee.

Having said that...if you want to buy plex for less than 20 dollars per, without having to buy THIRTEEN of them

Use Shattered Crystal

Crasniya
Gallente
Dragon's Legion of New Eden
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:36:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Crasniya on 02/09/2011 17:36:50
It seems desperate because it seems like they want people to stock up on paying them now, in case they decide they don't want to pay CCP later.

But I mean, if they discounted even the smaller groups, like the 6 PLEX price, or made a 4 PLEX discount pack... I might buy in. But it's too big of a package for any but the most heavy EVE-er to be interested in.

It's like monocle economics. They'd sell more if they weren't $70.

Black Dranzer
Caldari
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:41:00 - [11]
 

Let me just double check that my subscription is cancelled..

I think it goes dead in less than 24 hours, provided no nasty surprises.

It's been fun, EveO.

HyperZerg
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:43:00 - [12]
 

13 PLEX for only 199.99

HMm 199.99 bananas ?
199.99 ISK ?
199.99 ?
199.99 $ ?
199.99 Plex ?

Btw, finally, start selling lifetime-abos! If you sold enougth you can finally burrow eve and use the Resources for DUST or WOD or whateveryoulike....

supersexysucker
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:46:00 - [13]
 

It's been proven alot you get more sales when stuff is discounted... I think even steam said they *make* more money putting games on sale, than if they did not. Not they sell more, not they sell more money... MORE profit... from a discount that keeping the normal price.

CCP is trying to get cash... when you lose so many people rofl... what you gona do? It's a jump start to the dubble dip BS they have going on... a SUB + "microtransactions" that are reall just transactions.

BTW WoT runs sales all the time... it just came out... I'd hardly say WoT is dying rofl. I cant wait for planes and OMG battleships. Eve IS dying... aint like anyone can say no now... the numbers support it...

Also likely trying to curb the upward price of plexs to keep more people subbed via plex... to keep again more money...

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:47:00 - [14]
 

Quote:
From now until September 16th, players can take advantage of a first time ever discount on bulk orders of PLEX. Pick up a pack of 13 PLEX for only 199.99. Play the market, pad your wallet, build your empire.


I don't want to ever again hear arguments that there's too much plex in the game.

Dbars Grinding
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:49:00 - [15]
 

Who the hell in the right frame of mind spend 200 bucks on this crap game. I can barely justify payin for 2 account since you cant play eve with one.

Takamori Maruyama
Amarr
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:52:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Dbars Grinding
Who the hell in the right frame of mind spend 200 bucks on this crap game. I can barely justify payin for 2 account since you cant play eve with one.


Not a ccp fanboi etc etc
but

>Crap game
>Still playing it

ohyou.jpeg

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.09.02 18:00:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: supersexysucker
It's been proven alot you get more sales when stuff is discounted...


Yes, but if you wanted to save money on your Eve subscription, you would buy a multi-month subscription:
1 month = 14.95
3 month = 12.95/month (38.85 total)
6 month = 11.95/month (71.70 total)
12 month = 10.95/month (131.40 total)
plus VAT (18% ?) and any currency conversion fees (3% ?) if any.

People buying 13 PLEX for 199.99 are paying 15.38/month. Which probably means that bulk PLEX buyers are buying PLEX to sell for isk or NeX items and not for subs (unless VAT + bank fees are really high.)


Denidil
Gallente
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.09.02 18:43:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: SexxxSlave
Edited by: SexxxSlave on 02/09/2011 17:32:11
i never got why one plex costs more than a monthly subscription fee.

Having said that...if you want to buy plex for less than 20 dollars per, without having to buy THIRTEEN of them

Use Shattered Crystal


they charge a premium because you can convert them into an ingame item and sell them for ISK, legally.


Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.09.02 18:48:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Denidil
they charge a premium because you can convert them into an ingame item and sell them for ISK, legally.

Or, you could claim that they also charge a premium for BYPASSING THE ADDITIONAL 5 MONETARY UNITS COST OF CREATING AN ACCOUNT, since a trial account can be upgraded to a full account with one PLEX (valued at 17.5 monetary units, includes 30 days of gametime) or a GTC (35 monetary units, includes 60 days of gametime) whereas a normal account activation costs 20 monetary units.
So, one GTC = 5 cash activation + 2x 15 cash for 2x 30 day sub.

S3na
Amarr
Posted - 2011.09.02 19:06:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: S3na on 02/09/2011 19:13:32

Originally by: Crystal Liche
From the purchase page:
1 PLEX - $19.95
2 PLEX - $34.99
6 PLEX - $104.97
12 PLEX - $209.94
13 PLEX - Special offer - $199.99
28 PLEX - $489.86




for EU

1 PLEX - 19.95
2 PLEX - 34.99
6 PLEX - 104.97
12 PLEX - 209.94
13 PLEX - Special offer - 199.99
28 PLEX - 489.86

199.99 Euros = 284.145792 U.S. dollars

40% taxes ? YARRRR!!
i'd rather stay with ISK for PLEX or buy them individually for "shattered". In the end i'm still saving a lot by NOT buying directly from CCP.

Aldan Romar
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2011.09.02 19:41:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Aldan Romar on 02/09/2011 19:42:44

Originally by: HyperZerg
...
HMm 199.99 bananas ?
199.99 ISK ?
199.99 ?
199.99 $ ?
199.99 Plex ?
...

199.99 of the currency taxed in your country, so the americans are getting away quite cheap with $199.99, europeans pay 199.99, an equivalent $283.90 and the poor brits get shafted with paying 199.99, equaling $324.34...

Something about tax laws... (yeah, *cough*)

Originally by: Dbars Grinding
Who the hell in the right frame of mind spend 200 bucks on this crap game. I can barely justify payin for 2 account since you cant play eve with one.
I would, if I needed those PLEX right now. I still want to buy the Field Marshall Coat, and let's see what the NEX has to offer over the next couple of months. Adding to that I could use a padding of a bil ISK or so makes, say at least 8 PLEX that I could use up before the end of the year. Though I agree 13 at a time is a bit steep for a single person. I guess I will stay with the sixpacks.

Amsterdam Conversations
Posted - 2011.09.02 20:01:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Amsterdam Conversations on 02/09/2011 20:02:25
They said it on last fanfest, they will work with the PLEX market if they deem it suitable. Yesterday PLEX prices almost touched 400m, now they're falling like bricks.

And to the $/ conversion whiners: You seem to forget that dollars are barely worth the paper they're printed on.

Anashka caldari
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.09.03 04:12:00 - [23]
 

As long as the items don't give you an advantage CCP can do what they like with their store and their PLEX, not really interested in any of it.

Zarutha
The Night Crew
Posted - 2011.09.03 04:52:00 - [24]
 

I truly have no problem giving CCP money, if I felt there was any value to what I was getting in return.

My when CCP actually offers something of value I'll get out my credit card.

Herping yourDerp
Posted - 2011.09.03 05:25:00 - [25]
 

i logged in and didnt see old hanger = no i will not spend more on eve


 

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