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Cartel Market will have opposite effect than intended

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Flyceratops
11.18.2012 , 03:30 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Rehneu View Post
There was a posting made by someone who spent over $240.00 already in extra cartel coins. That alone, is equal to 16 new paid subs. I personally did not spend anywhere near that amount however, I did purchase some more coins for a bit of a gamble and fun on some bags. Between my paid subscription and my extra coins, I provided BW with about 3 accounts for the month. 2 of which would be considered new.

Just a couple examples here. But indeed, this is working just as they had planned. They are making money now hand over fist. I personally hope they continue to make money so the enjoyment this game brings to some continues.

No one, has said for anyone to purchase just cartel packs or underworld ones. There are other things you can purchase that do not include the gamble.
I like the Cartel Market a whole lot; I spent 1200 of my 1800 free coins on unlocking the twi'lek and zabrak racial unlocks and the rest of it on gambling boxes. It was actually quite fruitful!

I don't have a problem with the gambling stuff just because it's totally optional. You can choose to buy it or you can choose to know what you're getting - it's your money and your decision.
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11.18.2012 , 03:38 AM | #12
I have to say I could care less if people go to website to buy credits, items or whatever they want. It is their money and they can do with it as they please. If it violates any rules EA has set forth you can count on no hands how many ****s I give. I am not here to police the game just to play it. I swear to mighty Zeus if I have to tear down the walls of EA I will own the Sith Meditation Throne by whatever means I have available to me.

On topic the OP is incorrect because someone will have to buy the packs to open them up to sell the items. What does it matter where that money comes from. EA and Bioware will make money. Does it promote CC farming if you can even call it that yes. Do i give a ****? NO! Wait until they offer a way to trade CC for credits and vice versa people will **** golden bricks.

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Grammarye
11.18.2012 , 03:46 AM | #13
Some players paying significant money for gambling is how a number of games' business models operate. It is their choice to do so.

I liken it to this. You have the free option of repeating killing enemies until they drop something cool. This spends time and has always been there. You now have the monetary option of repeatedly spending money until it drops something cool.

Sounds like working as intended to me. It's not supposed to be pay to win 'oh look I bought the cool gun'.
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Kaisernick
11.18.2012 , 03:52 AM | #14
i used my free ones to get some stuff and the spare to buy 2 packs.

i get 2 speeders a emote which i have now forgotten what it was and that shirtless chest.

IMO i will use my free coins to buy them but will NEVER spend more money.

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Sotof
11.18.2012 , 03:53 AM | #15
I haven't spent anything on the market due to those boxes. Why would I pay for a slight chance that I might get what I want? It makes no bloody sense. Especially not when I would pay a good amount of money for it if it was a certainty, I just hate gambling.
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Soluss
11.18.2012 , 04:08 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Scovina View Post
I have to say I could care less if people go to website to buy credits, items or whatever they want. It is their money and they can do with it as they please. If it violates any rules EA has set forth you can count on no hands how many ****s I give. I am not here to police the game just to play it. I swear to mighty Zeus if I have to tear down the walls of EA I will own the Sith Meditation Throne by whatever means I have available to me.

On topic the OP is incorrect because someone will have to buy the packs to open them up to sell the items. What does it matter where that money comes from. EA and Bioware will make money. Does it promote CC farming if you can even call it that yes. Do i give a ****? NO! Wait until they offer a way to trade CC for credits and vice versa people will **** golden bricks.
You dont care because all you think about is the YOU. If people didnt buy gold then these credit farmers wouldnt exist. If they didnt exist then there wouldnt be people getting their accounts hacked for the gold selling business. You may think it will never happen to you but it very well could. I dont care how secure you think you are.
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11.18.2012 , 04:13 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Rehneu View Post
There was a posting made by someone who spent over $240.00 already in extra cartel coins. That alone, is equal to 16 new paid subs. I personally did not spend anywhere near that amount however, I did purchase some more coins for a bit of a gamble and fun on some bags. Between my paid subscription and my extra coins, I provided BW with about 3 accounts for the month. 2 of which would be considered new.

Just a couple examples here. But indeed, this is working just as they had planned. They are making money now hand over fist. I personally hope they continue to make money so the enjoyment this game brings to some continues.

No one, has said for anyone to purchase just cartel packs or underworld ones. There are other things you can purchase that do not include the gamble.



This is why gambling works. Ask anyone down the bookies they'll believe the win more than they lose, the reality is almost certainly the direct opposite.
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TheLordMagnus
11.18.2012 , 04:18 AM | #18
some people will buy anything most wont touch the packs cos we know they are a cash grab the other that do can sell the repeated stuff they get to us for credits
as for the shop faillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll its got stuff all to buy but will get better im sure now they have opened up most of the stuff that was already on the disk we paid for almost 1 year ago
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Cran
11.18.2012 , 04:43 AM | #19
Judging from the amount of items sold on the GNT already, many, many people have bought packs, and I am rather thankful for it, because I have enough time to grind dailies and buy what I want this way without gambling.

Many people also posted about buying coins already, so it's not all people who spent their accumulated coins from being a subscriber. So far, the concept seems to work - people spend money! We'll have to see if it lasts or if people get fed up/upset with the gambling aspect of it.

Btw, the mask of Nihilus sells for more than 20 millions on my server - not buying that!

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Izorii
11.18.2012 , 05:33 AM | #20
I would like to agree with the orginal post but it seems people are buying these boxes by the ton. Now I know a lot of people look at the cartel coins we got for subbing as "free" so you can use them for anything even lotto boxes. However the forum seems to have a large number of people complaining that all they got was rap after buying thousands of cartel coins. So far I have spent none of my points. I suspect that once most people have blown through their free coins some cool stuff will appear, and secondly when the number of items drop we will have limited time sales.