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[Updated] In-Game accessibility to Pearl Shop Items

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anyone p2w

PVP in 3 weeks :)

This is my fave gif ever.

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I think most ppl now admit that the value pack was just the rat in the laboratory which many of us ate, including me. Now they can transfer us to the next phase of the experiment. Really sad daum/kakao /whatever and that is because you are giving us really fake excuses of your decision to move that way and I am talking about the thing you are saying that you want everyone to have access to your cash shop items. Nice fairytale. We are not kids, you have to understand that. Just give the real reason, that you are so greedy and you want every kind of business model that can bring money adopted to your unique project. Because yes it's unique. First time of my mmo experience that I do not know what game I play currently. Is it b2p / p2p /f2p? You have to name your child Daum. You discovered something unique. 

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You guys going broke that fast?


How about adding some content to bring in players instead of trying to milk the existing ones who can't compete without paying.


This is the first time I've ever been triggered by the forums. Damn. I finally lost. 
 

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 Sides changed people with life and jobs will have better gear then nolifers that grinded 24/7, oh irony :D

The tears are so sweat. 

Well played PA as working person with family i thank you :D

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YES, LET ME BE THE VERY BEST MOTHER -----ER! I WILL MAKE KAKUCK RICH ALL BY MYSELF.

Why did you quote a blank on me?

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But if vendors sell pearl items for ingame currency, Kakao doesn't get any $$$.

They would get to keep the player base though which would serve them well in the longer run.

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anyone p2w

PVP in 3 weeks :)

pvp is already like that except its the No lifer winning in one hit and then the casual getting dropped. Nothing will change. Plus this game has massive amounts of RNG so unless someone puts PEN everything on the market for them to buy they still have to fight RNG to get stronger than everyone else. 

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black pay online

 

shitty koreans are all the same, these games need to stay in their own country and give their own people cancer not us :P quit months go shit game no history

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The lack of the uneducated -----ing and moaning in this thread is exactly why a meteor should strike the Earth and let us reset.

-----ing quit the game please, so you can ----- up some other game instead.

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Why did you quote a blank on me?

was quoting the guy you quoted. my b

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 Sides changed people with life and jobs will have better gear then nolifers that grinded 24/7, oh irony :D

The tears are so sweat. 

Well played PA as working person with family i thank you :D

This is retarded, i work a full time job and have extra job on weekends, im still one of the better geared players in this game. Its about effectiveness, if you dont have the time, you cant be the best in a mmo. Thats how it should be. And you -----ed your gf/wife without protection so suit yourself

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Dont make this game p2w, if you want players to purchase pearl shop items for silver make an npc vendor for it.

If this game goes p2w I will probably quit. Spend $500+ dollars so far and I really hope I can charge it back.

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why not just make all pearl shop items purchasable with loyalty.....seems like the easiest way to allow for everyone to have access to the pearl shop....kinda a no brainer....

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I think that buyng gold on external sites, break the game  more and more than this "p2w"

In bdo is very very hard buy money on extaernal sites so that is a great thing, in every other game u can buy on the net, items and gold.

 

Wake up, and stop crying about p2w and bla bla bla..

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I haven't checked recently, but back when I played it, you could not buy the legendary weapons on the AH. You could buy parts, but not the weapon itself. Also again, you ignore all the other differences, such as the power of gear, differences in levels of gear and the fact that the game is not built around gear grind like this game is. Therefor they are not the same.

You've been able to buy Legendaries since they released the game. & The level of gear diffence doesn't matter, it's intrinsic to this game, if you don't like it you shouldn't have play this game to begin with. Fact is in GW2 you can buy Stats with irl money and no one complains about it because it is done right, they could achieve the same balance for this game. So don't doom this before you've even seen it.

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There is nothing of p2w in this game!!! And just the crying of some spoiled brats who maybe cant afford and get everything the game has to offer no matter how many hours they play doesnt make it so!

This is just stupidity let loose! The developers should ignore it!!!

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I had no idea PA was soooo short on money.  They must be really really short to risk losing a bunch of players with an extreme decision like this.  Man, imagine if they didn't make the game buy to play in the west.  The devs would currently be homeless eating out of trash bins.

 

Edit:  The fact that there are so many people commenting that don't understand how this is P2W is kinda scary.  

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This is retarded, i work a full time job and have extra job on weekends, im still one of the better geared players in this game. Its about effectiveness, if you dont have the time, you cant be the best in a mmo. Thats how it should be. And you -----ed your gf/wife without protection so suit yourself

We both know that this is not true, and you are lying :D

Good effort tho, i'm sure some imbecile will fall for it.

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You've been able to buy Legendaries since they released the game. & The level of gear diffence doesn't matter, it's intrinsic to this game, if you don't like it you shouldn't have play this game to begin with. Fact is in GW2 you can buy Stats with irl money and no one complains about it because it is done right, they could achieve the same balance for this game. So don't doom this before you've even seen it.

Hey look. Someone talking about another game to make a point.

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Its fun how all the people saying no to p2w are top guilds who most likely got there thru the cash shop bonuses & (Convenience items), and you just refuse to have any kind of competition.

That being said, i hope the silver price for the cash shops items are indeed reasonable like dyes were, +50m for a costume x 5 a week would bring some serious issues to the market.

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 Sides changed people with life and jobs will have better gear then nolifers that grinded 24/7, oh irony :D

The tears are so sweat. 

Well played PA as working person with family i thank you :D

How can you be so thick? You think "nolifers" cannot use cash shop to get even more ahead of you, casual? Sorry to burst your bubble but you are very blind. Also if you have a family and you are going to spend your family's money on this game to p2w i feel so sorry for your wife and kids.

Also, most people do not sweat from their eyes afaik.

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I think that buyng gold on external sites, break the game  more and more than this "p2w"

In bdo is very very hard buy money on extaernal sites so that is a great thing, in every other game u can buy on the net, items and gold.

 

Wake up, and stop crying about p2w and bla bla bla..

what u just created account to write this post  with broken English ? are u one of the kr overlords or what mate?

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BOOOOOOOOOOO wtf is this i knew this day whould come if this is true then bye bye bdo you not gonna make it ind EU thats for sure no one likes your idea delete and fire the people that came op with that stupid idea KYS

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There is nothing of p2w in this game!!! And just the crying of some spoiled brats who maybe cant afford and get everything the game has to offer no matter how many hours they play doesnt make it so!

This is just stupidity let loose! The developers should ignore it!!!

if they ignore it they will loose most of their users (money for them)

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Greetings Adventurers,

Today we are writing you to provide insight into a new mechanic you can expect to see next week, following the normally scheduled maintenance.  After detailed discussions with the Developers at Pearl Abyss, it has been decided that the Value Package, Outfits, Costumes and Pets will be made available via the Market Place.  We, the Kakao Team, understand the impact of such a change and wish to provide as much information as possible, therefore we are explaining this change in advance to grant clarity.

 

We understand that this change will spark discussions, and have asked Pearl Abyss to share their thoughts behind this decision.  Pearl Abyss considers in-game accessibility to Pearl Items necessary in Black Desert.  Regardless of the region, there will always be players who, for whatever reason, do not get to experience all the features Black Desert offers, including Pearl Shop Items.  Adding a mechanic that grants access to Pearl Shop items with in game currency will allow more players to enjoy such content.  They are open to the community’s feedback and ask you to share your thoughts and concerns about this change.

 

We have communicated your feedback about such changes and your concern for players potentially being able to invest real money in order to gain an advantage, and in response Pearl Abyss has built limitation mechanics into the game.  Players will be limited to selling five items from the Pearl Shop on the Market Place per week.  This compromise will still provide in game accessibility but restrict how much can be gained via real money investment.

 

As we have stressed in the past, your feedback is paramount to us, and that is still true.  We encourage you to share your thoughts on this change as Pearl Abyss has requested.  However, we ask that you do so in a non-abusive but constructive manner.  We will continue to communicate on your behalf, and thank you in advance for your efforts.

 

-The Kakao Team

So I'm going to Nostradamus this for you. 

Here's what's going to happen.  Roughly 30-50% of your player base is going to leave immediately if this is implemented.    At least 10-30% of those people will ask for refunds or chargebacks. 

Then you'll be left with the pay to win crowd that doesn't mind shelling out $ and no-lifers with the time to grind to keep up and a decent sized group that are somewhere in between who don't mind paying but don't have the time to grind or have wallets big enough to keep up with the whales.   It will be enough to keep the game going and you may even see some profit increase in the beginning.  But shortly after this.  I'm gonna predict within 3-6 months you will have to merge the servers to keep the player populations high enough to keep node wars and the like going. 

After a while a growing gear gap will occur and more and more of the in between group will fall off as the game goes on.  The no-lifers will fall off after that as they get sick of the grind of trying to keep up and eventually you'll be stuck with a majority population of "whales"   At some point you'll run desperate promotions to garner more users or try to win people back and you'll offer various free stuff and "catch up" packages to get people up to speed with the Whales. 

this will piss off all of the veteran players and whales that stuck it out because now a lot of the money they spent on the game will become meaningless and a portion of them will stick up their middle fingers and leave.  The remaining whales will pay that much harder to increase their advantage.  Players might come back for a little bit but realize they've been duped yet again and then leave most likely to never come back.  A few stupid ones will but eventually they will come to the same conclusion...

It's just not worth it to chase the gear score rabbit... 

After a while the population will be so low that the whales remaining in the game will ----- and whine that there is no PvP in the game and that the game is dead or people are pussies and don't come out and fight.  There will be multiple alliances between guilds that lock down content and stagnate the game.  Occasionally they get broken up or fall apart only to have another alliance rise up and take it's place. 

All the while your player population steadily dwindles no matter what you do....

But maybe you've already thought about all of this and factored that into your bottom line and are already planning your next big pay to win pump and dump.

It makes me almost feel bad for the whales being manipulated so easily to throw away all of their money for "EPIC PVP GLORY" that they only have short fleeting moments of.... almost... but not really. 

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