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Can we not buy this 'Expansion' with Cartel Coins?

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Can we not buy this 'Expansion' with Cartel Coins?
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kamed
12.18.2012 , 09:00 AM | #21
It probably will be on the CM after the expansion releases, so I'm not worried about it. The $10 price is probably just an exclusive pre-order deal.

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MaliksKid
12.18.2012 , 09:03 AM | #22
Could it be the reason it's not in the cartel shop is because people would realise it costs less than the life day pack?

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Maatogaeoth
12.18.2012 , 09:08 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by JackPipsam View Post
It simply doesn't make sense.
LotRO and DDO do this without issue.
You can never PRE-ORDER content on DDO through the in-game store. You CAN buy it after it's been released to the subscribers/purchasers.

This is pre-order. Want to spend your in-game coins? Wait 'til it's been released.

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MillionsKNives
12.18.2012 , 09:16 AM | #24
This is why I haven't spent any of my free coins yet. I'm sitting on 3500cc so that I don't have to pay for any expansions.

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Grayseven
12.18.2012 , 09:18 AM | #25
If they are charging non-subs 20 bucks for this, it comes out to around 2750 CC for the expansion (don't expect to get a discount if they let you use CC's). If you pre-pay for 6 months of sub time and use a security key you are still looking at 4 months of freebie coins at a minimum to get this.

In other words it doesn't matter if they don't let you use CC's or not...you're still going to pay for it either by purchasing CC's or by just paying the flat fee...unless you want to be 2-4 months behind the content curve depending on whether or not you saved your freebie allocation (and I just bet you didn't...).
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Lostpenguins
12.18.2012 , 09:18 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
It's hard to defend this descision without doing so. As far as I know, (and I've clicked on pre-order, it doesn't let you buy it with CC) you can only buy it with money. After looking through the FAQ section for this 'expansion' again, there is no other method.

The Cartel Coins are a currency for this game, I don't see why it isn't an option. To everyone saying that BW is charging $$ for content from subscribers... if you simply aloud us to pay for it with Cartel Coins it would no longer be a kick in the pants.

With our monthly allowance of CC (between 500 - 700 depending on your situation) it would be easy to save up for the expansion. Especially after knowing when it's coming in advance. If it happends to cost 1200 CC for subscribers then it's easy to save that much for a few months. Now I'm going to have over 3000 CC (I assume) by that time sitting in my bank and I still have to spend money?

What the sith?
Biggest reason why I can see (off the top of my head): Subscribers.

We get 500 CC a month. No matter what price the expansion is, if a sub has not used all of their coins, they're getting their Expansion at discount (possibly free). That isn't a good idea if you're releasing an expansion to let some people possibly get it free.

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Goretzu
12.18.2012 , 09:33 AM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Arlon_Nabarlly View Post
From current FAQ:
Can I use Cartel Coins to pre-purchase Rise of the Hutt Cartel?

No, you will not be able to pre-order the Digital Expansion with Cartel Coins. This Digital Expansion is only available for purchase on our website at www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/buy.
So that's clear that we cannot use Cartel Coins to pre-order (which we already knew).

But it says nothing about when, if ever, it will be on the cashshop, unless that wording means it will NEVER be on the Cashshop.
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Spiritinblack
12.18.2012 , 09:37 AM | #28
This Digital Expansion is only available for purchase on our website.

Tells me all I need to know.

Some will say they are only taking about pre order.

I have learned to take what is stated by them exactly how it is written.

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Styxx
12.18.2012 , 09:40 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeweledleah View Post
preordering prior to january 7 - gives you 5 days early access.

I have a very strong feeling that they will open it up to cartel coin purchases after that, or as soon as it goes life. will cost same relative amount for subscribers (I'm guessing around 1k cartel coins give or take, which is how much you can get for $10)
Seeing how the red suit.. forgot the name.. LIfe Day Vestments or something is 2400 CC`s... I highly suspect the CH4 wont go for less than 5000+ .. but meh... debating if to get it or stop...

Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
So that's clear that we cannot use Cartel Coins to pre-order (which we already knew).

But it says nothing about when, if ever, it will be on the cashshop, unless that wording means it will NEVER be on the Cashshop.
So far every pessimistic prediction has come true, so I think it`ll be cash only until it actually sells, then with a prohibitive price (probably higher than the 10$ either cash or equivalent in coins) after it`s actual launch.
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When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging.

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Goretzu
12.18.2012 , 09:49 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Styxx View Post
So far every pessimistic prediction has come true, so I think it`ll be cash only until it actually sells, then with a prohibitive price (probably higher than the 10$ either cash or equivalent in coins) after it`s actual launch.
They do need to clarify quickly whether this adventure pack will ever be on the Cartel Shop or not.
Real Star Wars space combat please, not Star Wars Fox! Maybe some PvP and flight too?
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