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New Dyes Added, Then Removed?

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New Dyes Added, Then Removed?
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09.09.2013 , 07:14 AM | #41
One of the community relations folks said that we should check the CM daily. A while back, they had the Gold Scalene set up for one day only and didn't broadcast it. There were several forum posts about it, and that's when the CR folks said to check daily.

The CM is changing to a more dynamic system where they will constantly change prices in order to foster greater interests in its limited time sales and unique item offers. In the case of the dyes, they are NOT lowering the price of the dye. They are limiting their circulation to keep the market from devaluing due to over supply. If you're looking for one of those super rare dyes, you'll need to be one of the folks who checks the market daily, or you'll need to buy the random dye packs in order to get your chance at the B/B, B/W dyes.

This will mean that users will need to have the requisite amount of cartel coins available just in case the dyes come back. This forces those players that are interested into buying cartel coins, even if they don't NEED them at the moment. I think it's a brilliant monetization strategy.
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09.09.2013 , 07:53 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by gorstram View Post
One of the community relations folks said that we should check the CM daily. A while back, they had the Gold Scalene set up for one day only and didn't broadcast it. There were several forum posts about it, and that's when the CR folks said to check daily.

The CM is changing to a more dynamic system where they will constantly change prices in order to foster greater interests in its limited time sales and unique item offers. In the case of the dyes, they are NOT lowering the price of the dye. They are limiting their circulation to keep the market from devaluing due to over supply. If you're looking for one of those super rare dyes, you'll need to be one of the folks who checks the market daily, or you'll need to buy the random dye packs in order to get your chance at the B/B, B/W dyes.

This will mean that users will need to have the requisite amount of cartel coins available just in case the dyes come back. This forces those players that are interested into buying cartel coins, even if they don't NEED them at the moment. I think it's a brilliant monetization strategy.
Well, its not really brilliant. It is an old format, used by marketing companies for a very long time (one day sales, blue light specials, etc.). They have simply stood on the shoulders of creative thinkers and applied it in a rather devious and manipulative way. The entirety of their intent, it seems, currently focuses on utilization of the cartel market as a means of maximizing profits, leaving the game as a prop to do so.

The player still has choice though. They can participate, or not. For me, although a strong supporter of the basic game to this point, I'm growing weary of minimal content and maximum hard core cash sale marketing. The game is starting to lack dramatically, and minor updates like the bounty hunter event are not really going to carry it for me. Going to hang around another month or so and see what develops.....then make a decision.
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09.09.2013 , 07:54 AM | #43
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The black and white dyes were finally added to the Cartel Market last night, now they're gone this morning...

What's up with that B-dub?
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09.09.2013 , 07:56 AM | #44
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09.09.2013 , 08:14 AM | #45
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DarthAmaru
09.09.2013 , 08:21 AM | #46
This really stinks. My plan was to use the 50% off of Cartel Coins on first in-game purchase, to buy the black/black dye. Well, they screwed up the In-Game purchase feature, and now they take the dye off the market. What a load of crap.

I still love this game, but it's mind-boggling how much stuff they screw up, and their general lack of common sense.

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09.09.2013 , 08:31 AM | #47
The black and deep blue (craftable via rep schematic) can look like black & black on some gear sets. It's very cheap on my server's.gtn.

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09.09.2013 , 10:17 AM | #48 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey folks,

I will take the blame for this one as I forgot to post about the dyes at the end of the week to let everyone know about the limited availability. They will come back to the market at some point, but I have no details on when as of right now. This was planned as a limited time sale.

As a reminder, our store is subject to change at all times. We will have sales available for limited times and in some cases (like this) items which are only available for limited times. I recommend checking the store often!

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09.09.2013 , 10:22 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

I will take the blame for this one as I forgot to post about the dyes at the end of the week to let everyone know about the limited availability. They will come back to the market at some point, but I have no details on when as of right now. This was planned as a limited time sale.

As a reminder, our store is subject to change at all times. We will have sales available for limited times and in some cases (like this) items which are only available for limited times. I recommend checking the store often!

-eric
Pretty *********** annoying.
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09.09.2013 , 10:24 AM | #50
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Pretty *********** annoying.
Would you consider it more annoying than a slap in the face?

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