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2900 pearls for a costume? Seriously?


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Search button is your friend tho

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I did, saw the closed beta pricing discussion thread and thought from the discussion there that Daum had not listened at all cause all these points how high these prices are had already been brought up but not addressed at all. So I thought "Eh, might as well make a little extra noise about it with a new thread."

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Daum is pretty much a joke when it comes to cash shop prices.

I am laughing all the way to steam to spend my money on other games until they get their shit sorted.

they also left 90% of the items out of the cash shop so they hope you spend your conq. pearls and then spend more when they add an item you really wanted comes out (that is already finished btw) total sleaze move.

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Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

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2900 pearls for a costume. That is, according to Daum, almost 29 euros (the 2500 included in the Conquerors package were valued at 25 euros).

2900 pearls (29 euros) nets you one costume you can apply to one character on one server once. You don't get a costume for any other character of the same class, on any other server, its just that single character. 29 euros.

Are you seriously thinking this is fair? Guild Wars 2 offers the same type of system, it lets you buy the game (with no subscription fees), offers you extras through their microtransaction store, but at least there when you buy a cosmetic costume it is first of all about 7-9 euros a piece and it is available to all characters of all races of all genders all the time no matter what, you can freely dye it however you like with dyes (which are also unlocked for everyone of your characters account wide) how much you want.

I honestly think this is quite a steep price for something with that many restrictions. This is not the range of "I might skip a burger at the town for this" of price, this is "I might skip on an entire fairly sized game for this".

Seriously? And to add salt to the wound, the game has some serious lack in the area of visual customization where armour barely changes over time, many pieces looking the same throughout and you also can't get helmets, gloves, boots, pants etc. Its just the chest piece that changes anything and it is barely. Costumes are one of the few opportunities you get to actually visually customize yourself.

And that is just the costumes, barely scratched the surface of everything else (like dyes being one time items for about 2-4 euros each).

It feels honestly a bit insulting.

Just play the game.You don't need to look fancy.

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Yes... Seriously.. Get over it, this topic is dead by now.

It was discussed for weeks, they lowered the price (be a tiny amount), and that's it.

Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

This.

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It's not too bad.. although it is a bit high, I do not mind the prices.. BUT I do hope they make individual parts avaible to get 10% xp boost aswell. Some items are nice to combine, but you can't now.

 

As for now. It's only 25 euros in the launch phase. So buy it now for 25 :D. Or 22 if you don't want a weapon.

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FFS you are late to the party, we dont need yet another thread about this.

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They don't even have to lower the price that much, if they changed how costumes work, but considering the conditions of these items as of now (one use only on one character only, nobody else, even though of the same class, anywhere else) this is Elite Pricey Premium, not even regular Premium.
 

Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

How is TERA cashgrab greedy for selling costumes as cheap as possible that people can afford them for a more justified price? And are you bloody serious? "as stupid looking as possible"? Are you not self-aware of the game you are trying to defend? You call the costumes of TERA stupid, have you seen the stuff they sell in the Korean version of Black Desert?

black_desert_1.jpgblack-desert-640.jpg

That is just a small taste, there is WAY more of that: http://massivelyop.com/2015/07/03/check-out-all-of-black-deserts-costumes/

You tell me how this is more sensible.

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Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

Wow, you have really drunk the Daum Kool-aid, haven't you?

 

If Daum "respected their community" then they would offer the costumes at a reasonable price, or they would make appropriate changes to them so they could, for example, be traded between characters on an account, or be available account-wide, or something of that nature.

They clearly haven't done this and have shown no intention of doing so, so clearly they don't respect their community, at least where the cash shop is concerned.  They've stuck the highest price tag they think they can get away with on literally everything in the store (BDO is by far the most expensive cash shop in all of gaming) which leads me to believe that they didn't do any market research.  This topic is so prevalent and so controversial precisely because it looks really damn greedy.  Personally, I'll spend my complementary pearls and then I'm out.  I won't make a cash shop purchase until Daum's policies and attitude change.

 

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They don't even have to lower the price that much, if they changed how costumes work, but considering the conditions of these items as of now (one use only on one character only, nobody else, even though of the same class, anywhere else) this is Elite Pricey Premium, not even regular Premium.
 

How is TERA cashgrab greedy for selling costumes as cheap as possible that people can afford them for a more justified price? And are you bloody serious? "as stupid looking as possible"? Are you not self-aware of the game you are trying to defend? You call the costumes of TERA stupid, have you seen the stuff they sell in the Korean version of Black Desert?

black_desert_1.jpgblack-desert-640.jpg

That is just a small taste, there is WAY more of that: http://massivelyop.com/2015/07/03/check-out-all-of-black-deserts-costumes/

You tell me how this is more sensible.

If you learn the LORE behind the fish costume, you would know. but you dont, and make urself look stupid.

and everything you said is one big pile of nosense. if you want tera go play tera, dont try to change this game into that.

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I am laughing all the way to steam to spend my money on other games until they get their shit sorted.

Spending money on half baked up idea indie games? each to their own!.....

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So you make a thread about something that has been discussed for weeks. Good job. The price actually went down. It was 3200

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2900 pearls (29 euros) nets you one costume you can apply to one character on one server once. You don't get a costume for any other character of the same class, on any other server, its just that single character. 29 euros.

 

Just to let you know... One server, yes, one character no. They are restricted to a character type (i.e. only work on wizard) but you can use them on any character on your account.

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Spending money on half baked up idea indie games? each to their own!.....

Steam doesn't just sell indie games.

But in this case i would rather give an indie developer a chance than pander to Daum's shit cash shop tactics and prices.

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Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

Video games are not an "investment."

Just to let you know... One server, yes, one character no. They are restricted to a character type (i.e. only work on wizard) but you can use them on any character on your account.

Same thing.

Spending money on half baked up idea indie games? each to their own!.....

Witcher 3 costs $20.  THE WHOLE GAME! 200 hours of game! $20.

1 shitty BDO costume is $29 and I can only ever use it on one character. I will never ever buy a costume at these prices on principle. You know what, I'm gonna to play HOTS, give them the $30 for 3 different costumes, that each come in 3 different colour variations included.

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Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

ooooh wooow tera is a cash grab how amusing ? lets look at what daum has ? insane high pre launch packages, then you buy the game, and then you pay insane amount for costumes in cash shop which is a cash shop based on a free to play model in a buy to play game. Nice nice and that is not cash grab ? interesting -_-

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Same thing.

Witcher 3 costs $20.  THE WHOLE GAME! 200 hours of game! $20.

1 shitty BDO costume is $29 and I can only ever use it on one character. I will never ever buy a costume at these prices on principle. You know what, I'm gonna to play HOTS, give them the $30 for 3 different costumes, that come in 3 different colour variations included.

Not the same thing exactly. For example, you can use the tamer weapon skin on ninja / kunochi when it comes out.

Witcher 3 costs $50 and it's a single player game without the same kinds of upkeep costs. Besides that; you can easily sink thousands of hours into this game without paying more than $30


http://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/

http://www.gamestop.com/collection/witcher-3-wild-hunt

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Not the same thing exactly. For example, you can use the tamer weapon skin on ninja / kunochi when it comes out.
Witcher 3 costs $50 and it's a single player game without the same kinds of upkeep costs.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/

http://www.gamestop.com/collection/witcher-3-wild-hunt

My bad, was looking at the expansion.

Upkeep costs are irrelevant. The only relevant thing is how much content you're actually getting for that single transaction, which still stands even with the expansion.

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Upkeep costs are irrelevant. The only relevant thing is how much content you're actually getting for that single transaction.

You can easily get thousands of hours of content with a single $30 transaction.

Upkeep costs are really not irrelevant because a game like this would be absolutely awful solo.

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I love how people come in here and use GW2 as an example.

GW2 to start had the WORST cash shop... all costumes were single use, the dye system was unlock PER CHARACTER not account wide like it is now.. and many more items...

Arenanet fixed it over time... but still it was bad... 

I expect Daum to do the same... (edit) Eventually

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You can easily get thousands of hours of content with a single $30 transaction.
Upkeep costs are really not irrelevant because a game like this would be absolutely awful solo.

They are irrelevant because the only thing that would change in the game for those thousands of hours would be your appearance.

Spending money is not going to prevent popullation decline no matter how much you want to believe it will.  Budget conscious players will leave, all there will be left are whales,  and at that point the p2w will overwhelm the cash shop. 

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Costumes are there to be exclusive, its the most expensive and valueable item on the market, it was meant for people  who really want it, to save up and get it.

they arent sox, and their value stands well priced compared to other items.

If you are not willing to pay this price, then its simply not worth it in your eyes, and its okay. they want to make costumes feel PREMIUMS rather than cheap and disposable.

This isnt tera cashgrab greedy companies, who sell costumes as cheap as possible as stupid looking as possible just to cashout on the back of poor kids. 

Daum rather respect their community and offer high quality, in small quantity and price tag that will make people appreciate their "investment" into the costume. they stated that they dont want costumes to become sox, where people change them every 1 hour.

you use the term investment, when referring to overpriced pixels... Bahahahaha :) sorry but do you not read what you are writing? LOL.

 

and yes I'll be spending an initial bit on the shop, over and above the conq pack pearls.. 

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