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MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 02/02/10)  | Pub:Perfect World Entertainment
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11 posts found
  skullblade47

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/11/13
Posts: 6

 
OP  6/11/13 7:58:35 PM#1

Legacy pack: $159 - BUY NOW!

A $212 value(where did I leave my spare fingers)!!

Romulan ships and a uniform!!!

  ktanner3

Master

Joined: 3/19/06
Posts: 4146

Trolls will be ignored

6/16/13 8:26:27 AM#2
I 'm curious what brand of crack they're on up there at PWE. They must be smoking some really good stuff if they think people are going to pay that much for  fluff. 

Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  RollieJoe

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/31/05
Posts: 407

6/16/13 8:32:46 AM#3

I think when PWE and Cryptic got together they were following English grammar rules.   You know, hoping a double negative would make a positive?  

 

Unfortunately Bad Publisher + Bad Developer = Twice as Bad Game

  BearKnight

Novice Member

Joined: 4/24/13
Posts: 449

6/16/13 8:35:13 AM#4
Originally posted by RollieJoe

I think when PWE and Cryptic got together they were following English grammar rules.   You know, hoping a double negative would make a positive?  

 

Unfortunately Bad Publisher + Bad Developer = Twice as Bad Game

What's even funnier is that they used their same engine from STO & Champions online to build Neverwinter, and people STILL preordered the damn thing!

 

I'm still in shock over that.

 

Anyone remember how Cryptic used to brag about being able to churn out a "Quality MMO" in under 6months thanks to their "AAA" Engine?

 

They should go into comedy :)

  jesteralways

Elite Member

Joined: 3/17/13
Posts: 590

6/16/13 8:41:12 AM#5
Originally posted by ktanner3
I 'm curious what brand of crack they're on up there at PWE. They must be smoking some really good stuff if they think people are going to pay that much for  fluff. 

you will be surprised as to the number of people who would buy items like these and tell everyone that they are superior because they have these items, just look at swtor; plenty of times i was mocked in game because i did not have those exclusive cash shop gears but i "dared" wrote my opinion of the game.

i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  simplius

Novice Member

Joined: 12/12/12
Posts: 979

7/01/13 5:14:44 AM#6

fat chance,,i wouldnt even pay that for a collectors edition

but theyll prolly sell a few anyway

THAAR SHE BLOWS , MATEY

  Squeak69

Novice Member

Joined: 1/21/13
Posts: 960

cheese cheese wheres da bloody cheese

7/01/13 5:55:11 AM#7
a few lol I wouldn't be surprised if they solf hundreds, but then this is why we are cursed with the F2P era cause it like printing money.

F2P may be the way of the future, but ya know they dont make them like they used to
Proper Grammer & spelling are extra, corrections will be LOL at.

  Pocahinha

Novice Member

Joined: 7/14/09
Posts: 570

7/01/13 5:59:55 AM#8
lol damn
  iamflymolo

Novice Member

Joined: 12/20/11
Posts: 152

7/01/13 6:20:46 AM#9

I'm not defending PWE here and I would not be interested in the Legacy Pack for myself, but you are being less than truthful about the contents of this package.

The purchase of the Legacy Pack will get you:

The Haakona Advanced Warbird (This ship is wicked cool, btw)

9 new ship unlocks

Romulan Species unlock (which includes unique ship materials)

Borg bridge officer unlock

Reman duty officer unlocks

30 lockbox keys

2 uniforms

3 titles

All unlocks are account wide.

I know that your goal was to disparage Cryptic / PWE and saying that for $159 you get "Romulan ships and a uniform" sounds much better than actually including the details of the pack, but I figured including the actual details might allow people to engage in a better all-around discussion.

Personally, I think this should have been looked at by PWE not as individual items and what they would cost, but rather an expansion and should have been priced accordingly (say - $45.) But I suppose it really depends on what their paying customers feel and since I am a non-paying, once in a blue moon STO player, my opinion should matter very little to them.

 

edit for spelling

http://www.youtube.com/flymolo

  Doogiehowser

Novice Member

Joined: 3/14/12
Posts: 1939

7/01/13 6:30:41 AM#10
Originally posted by Squeak69
a few lol I wouldn't be surprised if they solf hundreds, but then this is why we are cursed with the F2P era cause it like printing money.

Stuff like this is for the most hardcore fans of these IPS. How is it any different than some guy spending thousands of dollars on some useless collectibles? fans don't care about money when it comes to Star Trek and Star Wars.

"The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
-Jesse Schell

"Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
-Luke McKinney

  Gardavsshade

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/27/11
Posts: 621

7/01/13 7:38:31 AM#11
Originally posted by iamflymolo
...... snip......

"Personally, I think this should have been looked at by PWE not as individual items and what they would cost, but rather an expansion and should have been priced accordingly (say - $45.) But I suppose it really depends on what their paying customers feel and since I am a non-paying, once in a blue moon STO player, my opinion should matter very little to them."

Agreed. Charging money for an Expansion such as this is not bad, it's how much they are charging that's "criminal".

$45 or even $59.99 would have been acceptable in the eyes of many, but $159 is a price only the Whales and the Star Trek Fan Elite will go after. More than likely PWI only wants the Whales and avid ST fans, and this price was set not just out of greed, but also as a gate mechanism... to further "groom" their Customer Base into more how whom they want it to be. Just like a Country Club. Helps to keep revenues up and server costs down.

MMO Publishers now know they can rely on a few Players to cover the costs, "Whales" as we call them, and I think as time goes on we will see more and more of this kind of overpricing. The Trick is to "play innocent" and try to get enough free and normal paying Players into their MMOs so the Whales don't get lonely.

And some Players used to say $15 a month was too high and was elitist.... I have a feeling we haven't seen anything yet.


Nothing to see here... just another MMO Ghost....