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White and Black dye from the Cartel Market

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White and Black dye from the Cartel Market

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CosmicKat
11.04.2013 , 12:57 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post
BioWare, why you make the dyes we want random drop out of packs? Why? That's cruel and mean and gambling!

We demand that you give us a way to buy them outright from the CM, even if it's a bit pricey! RAWR!

BioWare implements that request...

BioWare, WHY are the good dyes so expensive to buy outright? WHY?

BioWare producers facepalm.
The single use dye costs more than the game.

End of argument.

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Rafaman
11.04.2013 , 01:10 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The single use dye costs more than the game.

End of argument.
LOL! Yes... after that single use you continue to pay additional CCs for them every month.

Argument rises from the dead.

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AlienEyeTX
11.04.2013 , 01:14 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The single use dye costs more than the game.

End of argument.
Pretty sure that doesn't end the debate. People pay for convenience. Don't want to pay 1,000 CCs for a dye pack? Just don't. If enough people don't, they will drop the price eventually.
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
thank AlienEyeTX for being ridiculously good at this game:

-eric

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CosmicKat
11.04.2013 , 01:17 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by AlienEyeTX View Post
Pretty sure that doesn't end the debate. People pay for convenience. Don't want to pay 1,000 CCs for a dye pack? Just don't. If enough people don't, they will drop the price eventually.
They can't.

They've painted themselves in a corner. They can't drastically reduce the costs without pissing off the 4 people who bought them at an arm and a leg.

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OddballEasyEight
11.04.2013 , 02:18 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The single use dye costs more than the game.

End of argument.
Not really. You can play the game for free and you can download the game for free, but the game actually has a price if you go to a store...
Not to mention the fact that you could count the subscription fee as the price of the game since F2P do not get access to the complete features of the game...

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AlienEyeTX
11.04.2013 , 02:23 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
They can't.

They've painted themselves in a corner. They can't drastically reduce the costs without pissing off the 4 people who bought them at an arm and a leg.
Sure they can. Early adapters pay more. I paid $50 for this game at retail. Now it's a free download. Even if I find one of those mystical retail boxes again, they only cost $10-15.

I also bought the DDE. It cost me $5. I don't remember what it cost originally, but it was more than $5.

I paid $10 for RotHC. That's free now.

Items get marked down in the CM all the time.

Adjustments happen. Things aren't set in stone once they are implemented. If this scheme proves unpopular, they will either stop doing it, or drop prices. If it has worked well for them, we will know, because they will offer the deal again later at the same price.
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
thank AlienEyeTX for being ridiculously good at this game:

-eric

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Nemmar
11.04.2013 , 03:43 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The single use dye costs more than the game.

End of argument.
Vanity is expensive.

Might cost more, but it will also allow you to look cooler and have bragging rights. At least the Black/black one does. ^^

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CosmicKat
11.04.2013 , 03:43 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by OddballEasyEight View Post
Not really. You can play the game for free and you can download the game for free, but the game actually has a price if you go to a store...
Not to mention the fact that you could count the subscription fee as the price of the game since F2P do not get access to the complete features of the game...
There is no excuse for any single use item to ever cost more than a month's subscription.

Anyone who pays $10 or $20 for a single use item is hastening the death of TOR and feeding the rise of TOR:The Cash Shop Menace.

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ImpactHound
11.04.2013 , 03:56 PM | #19
By comparison, with the gold conversion rate in GW2, a black or white dye(both colors are similarly rare when compared with SWTOR) is about 50 cents, a single use consumable, but unlocks that color for repeated use in a palette on that character that used it into perpetuity.

Oh, and you could actually obtain it in game as a random drop or thru crafting, though very rare.

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DOHboy
11.04.2013 , 03:56 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
There is no excuse for any single use item to ever cost more than a month's subscription.

Anyone who pays $10 or $20 for a single use item is hastening the death of TOR and feeding the rise of TOR:The Cash Shop Menace.
<insert luxury item argument here>