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Cabaster
Posted - 2011.07.05 22:05:00 - [1]
 

i would like to know why there is no difference in the price of the cost/month in Euro or US Dollars.

Currently 1.00 = 1.44210USD which means that when Europeans pay for let's say 1 month they pay 14.95 while Americans pay for that same month 14.95USD = 10.3665

Now for 1 month this only bothers me a little cause this means that Americans pay 4.5835 less, but if you look at this on a 1 year basis that comes down to a difference of 55.002.

Now i don't know about other people but i'd like to spend that 55.002 on something other than discrimination.

I hope this gets looked at because it is outrageous and insulting.

Dunkler Imperator
N.F.H.P.
Eternal Evocations
Posted - 2011.07.05 22:42:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Dunkler Imperator on 05/07/2011 22:42:44
Also, Canadians forced to pay more than Americans to play eve online.


U.S currency is so weak right now it's not much of an issue


Zingy Zoonga
Posted - 2011.07.05 22:55:00 - [3]
 

Buy GTCs for USD and use those

Manfred Sideous
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.07.05 23:48:00 - [4]
 

Its called controlling your game. Better known as America F yea!

Rented
Posted - 2011.07.06 01:06:00 - [5]
 

Well they certainly don't want to charge europeans less, and are too afraid to charge anyone else more to equalize the costs (and probably rightfully so)... so you're most likely stuck with it. On the other hand if you find it to be of great concern you can probally work a small bit of money magic and pay with USD instead, thus paying the lower rate, but I'd venture the guess that'd probably be too much bother.

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.07.06 01:25:00 - [6]
 

When the subscription rates were set the american currency was still worth something. That changed, the subscription price didnt.

Riley Moore
Sentinum Research
Posted - 2011.07.06 02:33:00 - [7]
 

Europeans earn more too.

In terms of ratio it's the same isn't it?

Kaelie Onren
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.06 03:37:00 - [8]
 

Short answer?

CCP is a game developer, not a currency market speculator. They do not care to re-adjust the prices every time there is a shift in exchange rates.

iTunes store does the same, as do most electronics global companies. Hey, you say, what about McDonald's! They adjust their prices to suit the local economy!!! They also have most of the cost of running the shop paid in the local currency, and that's the diff.

Kaelie Onren
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.07.06 03:47:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Riley Moore
Europeans earn more too.

In terms of ratio it's the same isn't it?


Exactly!

OP is missing the point that the extra...what 55eur, is NOT money that he can cash in. Any more than he can 'cash in' the fact that he should be getting more salary now because EUR/USD rate has moved. You can only cash in the difference caused by exchange rates by either playing in the xccy market, OR travelling to another country, and using your EUR to buy things (in essence, the two are the same).

So no, the 55 eur is NOT YOUR MONEY. If it makes you feel any better, its NOT CCP's money either. CCP actually is LOSING that money. I think iceland is using ISK, and the 55 eur they gain from the increase in value of eur to usd is lost by losing exactly the same value from the USD side, as they have to change both in ISK.

So Long Story, the 55 eur diff is meaningless, in fact, doesn't even exist.

Xirin
Posted - 2011.07.06 04:02:00 - [10]
 

Yep, when your average income and cost of living drop to what North America's is, we can talk.

Till then, the prices are fair.

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.07.06 05:12:00 - [11]
 

Europe > America in every way that matters.

Better, more affordable education.
Better, more affordable healthcare.
Better consumer protection.
Better judicial system.
Better legislative system.
Better economic system.
Actual history (ie. no need for "Worlds biggest ball of yarn" to foster a national identity).
Etc. Etc.

I kind of feel sorry for the poor wayward colonists sometimes, they are living real life like it was a game of Risk where only military might matters .. kind of sad me'thinks.

So lower subscription fees are the worlds/CCPs way of saying "Keep on trucking, there is light at the end of the tunnel!"

Marabel Naari
Posted - 2011.07.06 15:54:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Marabel Naari on 06/07/2011 15:57:48
This should only bother you if you are living in Europe but get paid in US dollars. That is unlikely, but if this is the case then you need to sit down with your employer.

Furthermore, even though the US dollar tanked in value as an American I still get paid in US dollars. It's not like my employer will magically decide to pay me in something else. That means on average American's make less money. So even though the value is less it is the same ratio of my income as yours. Rolling Eyes

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.07.06 15:58:00 - [13]
 

LOL @ everyone else. The EU really needs to work on making a couple more Greece's if they want to be as monetarily awesome as the U.S. Even absorbing Iceland won't save your currency. Muhahaha!

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2011.07.06 16:46:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Bagehi
The EU really needs to work on making a couple more Greece's if they want to be as monetarily awesome as the U.S.



Ironically they are trying their best to avoid being as monetarily awesome as the US, i.e. national bankruptcy.

Maz3r Rakum
Gallente
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2011.07.06 18:38:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Maz3r Rakum on 06/07/2011 18:39:01
Edited by: Maz3r Rakum on 06/07/2011 18:38:32
Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Europe > America in every way that matters.


Totally true. You know, just 72 years ago Europeans started the largest war mankind has ever seen. Don't be so short sighted.


Drake Draconis
Minmatar
Shadow Cadre
Shadow Confederation
Posted - 2011.07.07 02:16:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Maz3r Rakum
Edited by: Maz3r Rakum on 06/07/2011 18:39:01
Edited by: Maz3r Rakum on 06/07/2011 18:38:32
Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Europe > America in every way that matters.


Totally true. You know, just 72 years ago Europeans started the largest war mankind has ever seen. Don't be so short sighted.



Your throwing a fit over your currency and your calling us short sighted?

Scuse me? Last I checked... people usually go to their governments for things like this.

Short sighted is right... starting with you.

foksieloy
Minmatar
Rockets ponies and rainbows
Posted - 2011.07.07 07:00:00 - [17]
 

You do realise that EU citizens have to pay VAT on every online transaction? So you indeed have to pay more, but the money does not go to CCP, it goes to the government.

If you are in a europe country that is not part of EU, you can petition paying in and CCP will switch you to $. I know, cause I did exactly that.


 

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