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One planet is not an expansion
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Kani_Warysia
12.21.2012 , 05:39 PM | #341
Quote: Originally Posted by Durasturan View Post
No, it's not $40+ he made that up. Go look on amazon. I've linked it multiple times, it costs $20.
It was $39.99 at release. It is not made up. It may be on sale today but it wasn't when it was released. Just as the SWTOR expansion will likely drop in price over time. Heck, it's 30 bucks still on Blizzard's store, $9 bucks off....

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chuixupu
12.21.2012 , 05:40 PM | #342
Quote: Originally Posted by Kani_Warysia View Post
It is extremely important for an actual, meaningful discussion on this topic. MoP was $39.99 at release. Pretending it wasn't doesn't move the discussion in your favor... it highlights a disregard for reality.
It could be that a few months down the line, RotHC goes on sale for $5. Though if it does, I'm sure all you'll see is people complaining about how they spent the full $10 and they should get a refund.
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Kani_Warysia
12.21.2012 , 05:41 PM | #343
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
It could be that a few months down the line, RotHC goes on sale for $5. Though if it does, I'm sure all you'll see is people complaining about how they spent the full $10 and they should get a refund.
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Durasturan
12.21.2012 , 05:42 PM | #344
Quote: Originally Posted by Kani_Warysia View Post
It is extremely important for an actual, meaningful discussion on this topic. MoP was $39.99 at release. Pretending it wasn't doesn't move the discussion in your favor... it highlights a disregard for reality.
No. It honestly doesnt matter what soever. It's about what consumers can buy RIGHT NOW and how much they get for their money. That's going to decide where people want to put their money. It's about the MARKET and how much bang you get for your buck. Saying "well six months ago it cost more." Isn't relevant because SWTOR is still bleeding subs, the game still isn't healthy and we're nowhere near close to it and nickle and diming subs on content that was supposed to be in a patch is just going to drive more players away.

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Durasturan
12.21.2012 , 05:44 PM | #345
Quote: Originally Posted by Kani_Warysia View Post
It was $39.99 at release. It is not made up. It may be on sale today but it wasn't when it was released. Just as the SWTOR expansion will likely drop in price over time. Heck, it's 30 bucks still on Blizzard's store, $9 bucks off....
IT IS made up. You said it costs 40+. If you want to be LITERAL which is what you seem to desire you should have said "several months ago it was 39.99. Now it is 19.99."

But then again at release SWTOR was 60.00 and had a very real chance of being a great game.

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Kani_Warysia
12.21.2012 , 05:47 PM | #346
Quote: Originally Posted by Durasturan View Post
No. It honestly doesnt matter what soever. It's about what consumers can buy RIGHT NOW and how much they get for their money. That's going to decide where people want to put their money. It's about the MARKET and how much bang you get for your buck. Saying "well six months ago it cost more." Isn't relevant because SWTOR is still bleeding subs, the game still isn't healthy and we're nowhere near close to it and nickle and diming subs on content that was supposed to be in a patch is just going to drive more players away.
What the market is saying (at least on Amazon) is that MoP is not worth the release price. Market demand has lowered so much that the price has to be dropped to move the product. The price is going down because the market says the "bank for their buck" is much lower than the release price.

Products don't drop in price because people are buying more of it.

That you think an expansion who's price has nose-dived after three months means it is "doing better" is so silly that you are even having a real discussion anymore.

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Eshmael
12.21.2012 , 05:47 PM | #347
MoP was 40$+ on release.
Who can say what Chapter 4 costs a month ofter release, maybe nothing anymore, or as a cartelitem 200k credits.. or 10$.

The Content from MoP is huge.
The content from RotHC isn't anounced right now beside 5lvls and one planet (official announcment) and minigames (last livestream) and complete pvp gear revamp.

So lets compare it when its time to compare... on releasedate with MoP on release.

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Durasturan
12.21.2012 , 05:51 PM | #348
Quote: Originally Posted by Kani_Warysia View Post
What the market is saying (at least on Amazon) is that MoP is not worth the release price. Market demand has lowered so much that the price has to be dropped to move the product. The price is going down because the market says the "bank for their buck" is much lower than the release price.

Products don't drop in price because people are buying more of it.

That you think an expansion who's price has nose-dived after three months means it is "doing better" is so silly that you are even having a real discussion anymore.
What the market is saying (on every website and store in America) is that SWTOR is not worth the release price. Market demand has lwoered so much that it is now FREE. The price is going down because the market says "it's not worth any money whatsoever."

So how does paying any money whatsoever for additional content make any sense?

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chuixupu
12.21.2012 , 05:55 PM | #349
Just about everyone who continues to play WoW at this point already bought MOP. There are always a few stragglers and newcomers out there, but overall, they made their expected return on it already. Most people who want to continue playing swtor will want to get the expansion, even if it's small. Some people, like we see around here, may not, but the majority of people are not going to be comparing MOP to RotHC to see which game they want to continue with. They've either already bought MoP or they're not playing WoW.
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Nemmar
12.21.2012 , 06:01 PM | #350
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshmael View Post
MoP was 40$+ on release.
Who can say what Chapter 4 costs a month ofter release, maybe nothing anymore, or as a cartelitem 200k credits.. or 10$.

The Content from MoP is huge.
The content from RotHC isn't anounced right now beside 5lvls and one planet (official announcment) and minigames (last livestream) and complete pvp gear revamp.

So lets compare it when its time to compare... on releasedate with MoP on release.
It doesnt have Pandas and Pokemon. That makes it better by default.