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$10-$15 for armor sets/crystals? Really?

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$10-$15 for armor sets/crystals? Really?

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drfirewater
12.06.2012 , 12:26 PM | #171
Quote: Originally Posted by Sathid View Post
Some mounts in EQ2 go for 25$ and many armor sets go for 8-15$ dollar range,i see nothing wrong with the prices in the Cartel Market.
If this game had housing like they do in EQ2 they could sell tons of house related items.
Yeah the store opens up the question of housing potential. I dont think they have the ability to do open world housing like SWG did but i think customizing your own ship at lvl 50 rather then using the LOANER ship you get at 15 would be quite an interesting thing. Collect parts in a large quest line (like HK quest) to get your base ship ... then they could sell cosmetic features for your ship, allow people to customize the exterior and interior of there ship and still have all the required features like holoterminal and what not needed for quests.

Could make some of it legacy bound or legacy required to appease people who have been looking for the answer to the most important question "Why the hell did i grind to legacy 50 since there are no real benifits after 20?"
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errant_knight
12.06.2012 , 01:00 PM | #172
There are tons of benefits, especially now that you can unlock items with cartel cons--basically for free, with a little patience, if you're a subscriber. Look in Legacy/character perks and Legacy/other. I love my ship gtn and mailbox, my field repair droid and the ability to respec anywhere, for example.

The stuff in the cartel shop is fairly inexpensive, especially when you compare the cost to actually working for the items in game, either by game play or by crafting..

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Thehellfire
12.06.2012 , 01:10 PM | #173
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliteAssasin View Post
The prices for items on the cartel market is just way too high. Do you really expect people to pay ten to fifteen dollars for an armor set or color crystals? These prices need to be somewhat reduced. The cartel conversion from cash to cc is fine, but lower the price of actual armor sets and crystals a bit.
Its not too high, if you want too high look at Funcom's The Secret World, 20 dollars for an outfit that is character bound only.

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Eillack
12.06.2012 , 01:11 PM | #174
Some things in STO cost over $100 in reality... yeah $15 for a fluff item is crazy!
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Wolfninjajedi
12.06.2012 , 01:11 PM | #175
Also a note, you don't NEED to buy the armor sets/crystals...so it really shouldn't bother anyone.
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Goretzu
12.06.2012 , 01:14 PM | #176
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Also a note, you don't NEED to buy the armor sets/crystals...so it really shouldn't bother anyone.
That's always a strange arguement for something being fine.

You don't need OP level gear so why not give it to every one for free?
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Atrimentus
12.06.2012 , 01:34 PM | #177
Quote: Originally Posted by SithKoriandr View Post
The sets in the CC are modable. So if you use it only for 10 levels, that's on you. You can continue to use the set, and replace the mods.
I know but when leveling I like to get a sense of advancement and using a set for 30 levels doesn't give the same feeling as using different sets as you level. Just trying to give my perspective here since everyone in this discussion seems to be a veteran. What I think is if they wanted new people to spend and stick around they shouldn't price things so only a tiny minority are willing to buy it. Btw I've yet to see a player who was my around my level wearing the cartel modded sets and who didn't look like they had a level 50.

These are optional and yeah you can get them from the GTN ..IF they are listed complete, or listed at all. But there are going to be new players who may want them but don't have the million+ credits needed to get them in the GTN. But even at less than a million you can find gear that is almost as good or just as good as the set so why bother then? It makes no sense and it shouldn't be the counter-argument to wanting lower prices.

Bioware already gets bad reviews for their current prices and few people are even buying this stuff anyway, so why not make the prices a bit more reasonable? I think it would get more people to spend. It would probably get ME to buy more coins. Right now I'm sitting on 2040 coins that will not touch current set prices. Personally, I could do a max of 750 CC for Investigator set and in the future do another 750 CC for a newer set. If the price was lower than that it would be even better. At 1200 CC i won't do it even once. No way.

Wasn't the point of going F2P to get more profit and get more people interested in the game? So why not give people more incentive to buy?

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Sathid
12.06.2012 , 01:34 PM | #178
Quote: Originally Posted by drfirewater View Post
Yeah the store opens up the question of housing potential. I dont think they have the ability to do open world housing like SWG did but i think customizing your own ship at lvl 50 rather then using the LOANER ship you get at 15 would be quite an interesting thing. Collect parts in a large quest line (like HK quest) to get your base ship ... then they could sell cosmetic features for your ship, allow people to customize the exterior and interior of there ship and still have all the required features like holoterminal and what not needed for quests.

Could make some of it legacy bound or legacy required to appease people who have been looking for the answer to the most important question "Why the hell did i grind to legacy 50 since there are no real benifits after 20?"
Yah know ive often thought about housing,and Nar Shadda screams apartment housing if i ever seen one imo.

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RikHar
12.06.2012 , 02:29 PM | #179
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
No one is forcing you to buy them ya know.

The op is making a point. It's people like you who can never see things for what they are.

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jimpops
12.06.2012 , 03:06 PM | #180
I know MMOs have different set ups. But way I look at it is would I pay 10$ or more In a single player game for one suit of armor or weapon. No way. People rage about dlc Prices on most games, being too much for too little. And yet have NP dropping 10$ on 1 armor set here...