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Jezmund Bezerker
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:28:00 - [1]
 

So, seriously, thanks. Now I have 1000 aurum on 5 accounts I'll never spend. Why, you ask? Simple, the only thing I can buy with 1000 aur is a pair of boots. Yes, that's correct, a pair of boots. Yes, that's correct, something no one else in the game can see for at least two more months.

CCP, in case you can't tell, let me put this in plain english for you: you blew it, again. Why? Simple, the one item in the store you had a hope of selling to us malcontents, were those goggles, simply for comedy value. Instead, the goggles are priced at 1500 aur, just out of reach. Now perhaps you did this hoping that we'd quickly go our and buy a plex and convert it into aurum, but you'd be wrong. Why? Because we didn't buy a plex for this already, and you knew this.

Don't play coy. The reason we are all 1000 aurum richer is because no one is buying anything in that store. Sure Hydra spent their AT winnings on monocles for everyone, but after that? The bottom line is this, there's nothing in the Nex store that improves combat or mining or really anything but one's ego, and once the big egos have filled their monocle needs, what next?

So, your choice. Want to call the Nex store a success? Send us all another 500 aur for those goggles - I promise, you'll sell a f-ton of them. Want to see the Nex store flounder? Keep doing what you're doing... it's going so well already. The bottom line is this, a decent percentage of us were never, ever going to buy anything in the store, and now you've double-down and guaranteed it. Way to go.

Oh, and thanks for the aurum.

Ayieka
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:30:00 - [2]
 

or because they want people to post things on their eveisreal site.


Jezmund Bezerker
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:32:00 - [3]
 

Hadn't thought of that one, but it really doesn't wash away the stupid...

Gibbo3771
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:33:00 - [4]
 

I spent mine on on the boots, why? because it was free and it annoyed the **** out of me having 1k aurum in my wallet when i hovered over the neocom....not to mention they sell for like 20mil should i ever need it, so yeah thanks CCP.

Aldan Romar
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:36:00 - [5]
 

Those 1,000 AUR are a first installment, and as soon as eveisreal reaches the next threshold there will be more (5,500 alltogether?)


So those unpriviledged masses will be able to get something exceptional one day, bless them, I guess they will mark that day in their calendars.

Generals4
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:37:00 - [6]
 

A: no one forces you to spend the 1k aurum now. You can get for a total of 5.5k aurum reward which allows you to purchase a more expensive and "better" item.

B: You can still sell the boots for isks on the market.

C: it is also nice for those who already had aurum and for who this allowed them to purchase a particular item without buying an other plex.

Vice Admiral Spreadsheet
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:38:00 - [7]
 

Wait a week or so and everyone will get another 1000 AUR to spend. For those who want goggles, they'll be able to buy some with 500 AUR to spare.
I bought my boots with ISK.
1000 AUR is about 110mil, and the boots are saturated to such high levels that I bought a pair for 18 mil.
Bargain!

Inzax
Caldari
In ZAX
New Eden Conglomerate
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:38:00 - [8]
 

huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.

Jezmund Bezerker
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:38:00 - [9]
 

This is win then? Silly me, I didn't realize there was a grand plan and that one day I would get my precious goggles.

Then again, nah......

Jezmund Bezerker
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:40:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Inzax
huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.


Oooh.... I like this idea better.

Generals4
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:43:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Vice Admiral Spreadsheet
Wait a week or so and everyone will get another 1000 AUR to spend. For those who want goggles, they'll be able to buy some with 500 AUR to spare.
I bought my boots with ISK.
1000 AUR is about 110mil, and the boots are saturated to such high levels that I bought a pair for 18 mil.
Bargain!


heh i managed to get a pair of boots for 1 isk. Now that's a bargain.

Stitcher
Caldari
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:46:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Jezmund Bezerker
Originally by: Inzax
huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.


Oooh.... I like this idea better.


1) Get given free money
2) petition to have free money removed
3) ???
4) THERE IS NO PROFIT YOU FRAKKING IDIOT YOU JUST THREW SOME GODDAMN MONEY AWAY.

Hossein Fahmideh
Posted - 2011.08.01 12:57:00 - [13]
 

Screw you CCP, how dare you give me something for free. Rolling Eyes

Brooks Puuntai
Minmatar
Nomadic Asylum
Posted - 2011.08.01 13:00:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Hossein Fahmideh
Screw you CCP, how dare you give me something for free. Rolling Eyes


Technically its not free since you've been paying for the development of it for awhile now. If anything its a thank you gift from CCP for bending over and funding 2 other games for them.

George Agdgdgwngo
Posted - 2011.08.01 13:03:00 - [15]
 

CCP should have had brain smarts and allowed us to buy smaller denominations without a PLEX instead of having to buy a PLEX to get a set amount.

Its like going abroad and realising the country sells rubbish and when you get home you cant sell the Money back to the Bank or (Insert Money Trader Here) because the country you just came back from got rumbled in a coup.

Talking of which I have 23million dollars in a bank account if anyone wishes to help me embezzle it, just need your bank account details.

caldar ian
Final Destination.
Posted - 2011.08.01 13:03:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Stitcher
Originally by: Jezmund Bezerker
Originally by: Inzax
huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.


Oooh.... I like this idea better.


1) Get given free money
2) petition to have free money removed
3) ???
4) THERE IS NO PROFIT YOU FRAKKING IDIOT YOU JUST THREW SOME GODDAMN MONEY AWAY.



Actually by petitioning to have it removed he like many other's like myself are making a point.
CCP giving out free AUR is like a drug dealer giving out free drugs to get you hooked.

Muad 'dib
Caldari
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2011.08.01 13:53:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: caldar ian

Actually by petitioning to have it removed he like many other's like myself are making a point.
CCP giving out free AUR is like a drug dealer giving out free drugs to get you hooked.


Only no one wants the drugs because they suck.

Besides no ones going to get anyone hooked if they are given out such a small amount you cant even get high in the first place.

CCP should have given out enough AUR to buy one of a small selection of crap, thats how you actually get players into somthing.

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:03:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Barbelo Valentinian on 01/08/2011 14:02:54
Originally by: Muad 'dib


Only no one wants the drugs because they suck.




Exactly. Who needs more Gay Bikers in Space crap? Who needs more cliched s-f movie dullness?

Bring back the weirdness and the whackiness - and yes, goofiness - that once was the glory of EVE's character creator, bring back the classy, imaginative, evocative Incarna designs of that lady designer who's now working on WoD, bring back the sense that the inhabitants of New Eden have actually been separated from us for thousands of years, and haven't just trotted down to their local GAP and bought their threads, and I'll buy the stuff, guaranteed.

DeBingJos
Minmatar
Goat Holdings
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:16:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Barbelo Valentinian
Who needs more Gay Bikers in Space crap?


You needed gay bikers? Here I am!

Jose Black
Amarr
Royal Amarr Institute
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:30:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Jose Black on 01/08/2011 14:31:55
Oh yes make it a 1500 AUR giveaway please. Then every pilot, their mum, grandma and their dog would have goggles. Would totally not feel silly to live in an universe of goggle-wearing space pilots.

It would totally turn over the whole vanity thing: You could stand out of the crowd by not buying something but instead stay as you are. I'd certainly go for that variation.


Originally by: Inzax
huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.
Thanks for the hint that you can do that.

Hossein Fahmideh
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:37:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Brooks Puuntai
Originally by: Hossein Fahmideh
Screw you CCP, how dare you give me something for free. Rolling Eyes


Technically its not free since you've been paying for the development of it for awhile now. If anything its a thank you gift from CCP for bending over and funding 2 other games for them.


I have been paying to play EVE right now not to develop some future EVE. What CCP does with the money after I send it to them is no concern of mine. It is their money after all and I no longer have a claim to it or what happens to the money.

Gerald Taric
Posted - 2011.08.01 14:55:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Gerald Taric on 01/08/2011 15:00:15

I say "thank you CCP".

What's the problem with 1000 gifted AURUM? It does not "harm" you. Therefore there's no need for us to make a great fuss about it.

Please do not petition it (for removing), because this leads to wasted time at the gamemasters working queue where he/she could have done a more important ticket.

Simply save it ... maybe in future there's another AURUM gift, which adds to the spared one.



Muad 'dib
Caldari
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2011.08.01 16:31:00 - [23]
 

Im not going tp petition my AUR away, its just going to sit there untouched till ccp give us a bit more, and then it will sit even longer and eventually when a server catches fire and eve goes down for a few days and ccp give us even more AUR and i can actually buy somthing, i might browse the store.

probably not though.

Ingvar Angst
Amarr
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.08.01 16:31:00 - [24]
 

I like having the 1000 Aurum. Having that zero there annoyed me to no end. Now it looks non-zero. If I could hide the Aurum display I'd be happier... boots don't do me a damned bit of good in a wormhole.

Naran Eto
Posted - 2011.08.01 16:38:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Jezmund Bezerker
Hadn't thought of that one, but it really doesn't wash away the stupid...


To us it looks stupid, but to be hones from their perspective it's a very clever thign to do.

Just think about it for a minute, if they don't give us enough free to buy what we want then people will mainly do one of two things...

1. They will save it for the next free AUR and get something then.
2. They will top it up with purchased AUR so they can get something.

Granted the odd few may view it as an insult and quit, but to be honest if they're willing to quit over something so small then they would have quit over somethign else equally small eventually so i won't count them.

Either way it's either a net gain or no change at all in the pockets of CCP, so yeah it's a bloody clever thing to do really, you just aren't seeing the bigger picture and the angles from a business perspective.

Gwenywell Shumuku
Posted - 2011.08.01 16:39:00 - [26]
 

hehe, its working fine, you just don't realize it.

Indifference is the enemy of the NeX-store, you thinking and talking about it is already a success.

Suki Youov
Posted - 2011.08.01 17:00:00 - [27]
 

LOL 'This offer is no longer available'

Now everything in the store costs more the AUR they gave us. Yeah nice one CCP, I'll just go buy a plex and convert it, I simply have to have that item.

Cocks Laughing

Uuali
Posted - 2011.08.01 17:05:00 - [28]
 

Never have I seen a company **** so many turds and try and call them diamonds.

CCP, tripping over the cliff with the carrot on a stick routine.

Toovhon
Posted - 2011.08.01 17:08:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Jezmund Bezerker
Originally by: Inzax
huh...I petitioned to have my 1k Aurum removed. I'm silly like that.


Oooh.... I like this idea better.


Yeah, that's what I did too. Felt so good :-)

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.01 19:16:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Jezmund Bezerker

Don't play coy. The reason we are all 1000 aurum richer is because no one is buying anything in that store.


Nope, not a soul. Btw, check out those killer pants J Kunjeh is wearing (and those sweet knee-high poo kickers).


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