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Path of Exile Forum » General Discussion » $12,500 founder pack? What?

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  InsaneDalek

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EXTERMINATE!

6/09/13 4:49:44 PM#61
Originally posted by Datastar
LOL wow that's....just wow....if someone actually buys that I hope they suffer immensely, some folks cant even afford food.

I agree. How dare someone spend the money they more than likely worked hard to earn on whatever they want to! How selfish of people to feel so entitled to the fruit of their own labor. Bastards.

/sarcasm

 

It's a sad day indeed when a family is too afraid of reprisals to publicly thank somebody for saving their lives.

  Ramonski7

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6/09/13 4:53:35 PM#62

Honestly I'm more offended by the expectations of the developers than the acceptance of the few defenders here. It really sends a clear message of just how superficial developers think their most avid supporters are. Where's the trip to meet the team? The handcrafted limited addition swag? No you get a bunch of useless digital and real trinkets. Oh...and a copy of the model of the monster you designed which they would have to make anyway seeing as they are probably gonna need one to nail down it's design to begin with.

 

Developers have been using design-a-monster contest for YEARS to offer it's fanbase and now they're making them pay for it....nice. They really don't think much of you if they think they can buy you off with a box full of digital and trivial garbage. A more classy act would have been to simply suggest on their website that if you would like to give more to show your support contact us at yada, yada, yada. But if they think gamers nowadays are about nothing more than showboating and oneupsmanship then who am I to stand in the way of progress? Just don't get irritated when a batch of shrewd gamers start to demands more for shelling out that kind of dough and that useless swag slowly starts to turn into real items of advantage in-game. I mean who are you to stop progression right? If players are paying that much just to showboat now, where to you think the line will eventually be drawn?

 

Like I said, the better route would have been to offer a package to come meet the team for some one-on-one time with them, that way they can take pictures, sign autographs and really get to know the gamers that are supporting them, you know give that lucky gamer some real memories to hold onto, rather than turning this into a digital fundraiser with very little personal contact.


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  Hokie

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Hey Devs, just so you know. The more you give us to play with, the more we play.

6/09/13 4:58:41 PM#63
Originally posted by Nitth

 


Originally posted by Gravarg
Um, I've noticed the "new" thing for developers to do are the founder's packs, but $12,500 for a game is just crazy.  I think it's a trick to find out who's crazy and lock them in a mental institution lol.

 

 

https://www.pathofexile.com/purchase


 

So i went to the site and had a look at what you get......
Doesn't match up to 12,000 worth of value..

You quite literally are getting virtually nothing.

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  red_cruiser

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6/09/13 5:00:23 PM#64
Somebody at the IRS is signing up for this service right now as a business expense!
  ThaVamp

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6/09/13 5:03:05 PM#65

For all complainers, remember all the conent added together is worth AT LEAST 50.000!!!! ;-)

But seriously my full game collection might not be worth so much, and I have quite some games. On top of that, at least they should give all in-game content ever released in the game and not a limited amount of points.

  Nirvy

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6/09/13 5:08:45 PM#66
Several people have already bought this, they admit to it being pocket change for them though. Good for them if they have that kind of cash, its an excellent game.

  Darkarai79

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6/09/13 5:09:18 PM#67
you should see the founder packs for face of mankind lol 

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n64/redline3kgt/amberclose.jpg

  BrownAle

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6/12/13 11:47:47 AM#68

 

 

I smell a new type of indy crowd funding marketing scheme appearing, and ive suspected it for a while.

Basically involves insanely high priced donation packs and investors that use the system to make it appear that its just normal fans so into the game they will part with massive amounts of money.  Not to mention employees friends and family who are gifted the $100-$200 packs with forum titles who then go onto the forum and make those "look at me" threads.

This gives the impression that the game is so awesome because look at all the normal people just like me who have paid $100-$1000 to donate to this game, hmm well maybe I can afford a $50 pack for a forum title and try to fit in...

I forget what game it was, it was that notable and memorable, who made some big splashes with kickstarter asking for a nominal amount and getting millions...and I sit there and look at the vague info, and see how no one is really talking about the game elsewhere and I think...they probably just had their partner in ownership buy in via kickstarter to make it look like it have insane support...despite no hype anywhere about the game.

 

As for POE, im glad some people support it. I paid $20 for an effect and warehouse space and that was about what the game is worth, I don't play it anymore.  Once you realize how pointless 90% of the skill web is, how survivability is the only real path, and how the actual skills on the web are so specialized as to never make sense outside of one maps encounter...well that and how boring combat was...I decided I gave the guys $20, it was a nice try at D2, and I moved on.  Still playing that hated game that cost $60 though...really getting my money out of that one lol.

  Braindome

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7/28/13 4:54:06 PM#69
  • 2 Path of Exile Stickers

 

Are you kidding me! Totally worth it!

  CyclopsSlayer

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7/28/13 5:05:02 PM#70
Originally posted by Gravarg

Um, I've noticed the "new" thing for developers to do are the founder's packs, but $12,500 for a game is just crazy.  I think it's a trick to find out who's crazy and lock them in a mental institution lol.

 

https://www.pathofexile.com/purchase

They are by far and away not the only ones doing this.  Pretty much every Crowd-funded games has something similar.

 

Camelot Unchained:

Pledge $10,000 or more -  4 backers Limited (1 left of 5) - A DRAGONWHALE? PHYSICAL REWARDS 

 

Star Citizen:

Pledge $10,000 or more -  1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

 

Elite Dangerous:

Pledge £5,000 or more -  5 backers All gone!

 

So as you can see, not only do others offer similar, they consistently have takers.

 

  jpnole

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10/07/13 8:56:14 PM#71
It's actually a great marketing strategy. If you browse through their forums, you will see a lot of e-peen competition among forum titles. I remember back in the run up to CB people were going nuts trying to get the tier of their founder package higher. One dude put it on his credit card. Basically they put everyone in competition with each other for the coolest title. Then sit back and profit. 
  Zezda

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10/23/13 4:11:17 AM#72

God forbid that people are allowed to decide how they want to spend their own money.

 

So much rage over nothing.

  boxsnd

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10/23/13 4:17:12 AM#73
The devs say they are actually losing money on that $12.5k pack. Creating a monster costs more than $12.5k.

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  Classicstar

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10/23/13 4:24:38 AM#74


Originally posted by Gravarg
Um, I've noticed the "new" thing for developers to do are the founder's packs, but $12,500 for a game is just crazy.  I think it's a trick to find out who's crazy and lock them in a mental institution lol.

 

https://www.pathofexile.com/purchase


Yeh they do this constantly for high ammount luring people into open up there wallets lol.

Always easy victems out there seduced with shiny things lol

One of reason why a stay away from this kind of games hehe.

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  Fusion

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10/23/13 4:26:52 AM#75

Saints Row 4 has / had a 1 million dollar pack, sure it included lamborghini gallardo, virgin galactic space flight and whatnot, but still... a friggin mil :D

http://gamerant.com/saints-row-4-wad-edition-1-million-dollars/

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  Classicstar

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10/23/13 4:29:57 AM#76


Originally posted by Zezda
God forbid that people are allowed to decide how they want to spend their own money.

 

So much rage over nothing.


It has nothing to do with being aloud to spent your money how you see fit or not.

Games should be 50 max or a monthly fee but not 50 bucks and then constantly reminded buy more more.
Those who just wanne play game and pay 50 bucks now know they have a half content rest you see if you buy more its all money grab these days lazy money hungry bastards that only make full games if you pay 1000bucks.

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  Classicstar

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10/23/13 4:33:56 AM#77


Originally posted by Datastar
LOL wow that's....just wow....if someone actually buys that I hope they suffer immensely, some folks cant even afford food.

Im glad still people like you on these forums with replys like this.

Thumbs up!!!

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  neorandom

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10/23/13 4:43:27 AM#78

if i had 12.5k dollars laying around and nothing else to buy, ya ild buy the founder pack.

 

charity only begets lazy people expecting handouts.

 

every person that donates money to one of those horrid charities like feed the children should be shot, you only allow them to live, get older, and continue to overbreed and create more starving children, are you proud of that?

  goldtoof

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10/23/13 6:09:07 AM#79
It's how kickstarter works. You have to include some "whale" tiers, its in the rules.
  Chram

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10/23/13 9:03:15 AM#80
Originally posted by Classicstar

 


Originally posted by Zezda
God forbid that people are allowed to decide how they want to spend their own money.

 

 

So much rage over nothing.


 

It has nothing to do with being aloud to spent your money how you see fit or not.

Games should be 50 max or a monthly fee but not 50 bucks and then constantly reminded buy more more.
Those who just wanne play game and pay 50 bucks now know they have a half content rest you see if you buy more its all money grab these days lazy money hungry bastards that only make full games if you pay 1000bucks.

You have no clue whatsoever.

PoE is perfectly playable without paying anything. You have full content at your disposal, no limits. The only two things perhaps holding you down are only four stash tabs (which are much, much larger than in similar arpgs anyway) and a (rather high) limit on character slots. That's it, and those two things are dirt cheap, if you spend maybe 20$ that is all you will ever realllistically need. The rest is skins and extra visual effects. 

PoE has actually one of the most generous f2p models I have ever seen in a game. 

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