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Weekly PvP pass price too high IMO

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Weekly PvP pass price too high IMO

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Ksaweri
11.16.2012 , 12:49 PM | #1
If it only cost, say, $5 per month to PvP on a f2p account (even if I had to pay extra to unlock the needed action bars, gear etc) I might have actually come back, as PvP is what I only did when I subbed months ago.

I do realise the more coins you buy the better the deal but I'm not dropping a big wad of cash all at once on a game I've already paid for in the past.

As it stands I'm out, I'll see if the prices change in a few months time.

Update:

The point I was making was I'm not going to sub. There is way too much (ever increasing) competition out there for me to sub to this game again. I would be a casual SWTOR player if the price's were better.

I'm one example of an ex-player who will not be returning to the game, and as a few of you have said its cheaper with big purchases of subs/coins but in my OP I said this is exactly what I wont be doing...

Now, coming to the SWTOR forums and telling people what I think about this is bound to attract many naturally biased subscribers (which is fine) telling me to subscribe but my opinion still stands and if you want TOR to survive with a healthy player base I hope somebody out there will listen.

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UGLYMRJ
11.16.2012 , 12:54 PM | #2
A subscription is at it's lowest approx $12 a month I believe. So a PvP pass for HALF of the games content at less than half of a subscription cost is more than fair.

Sorry F2P guy... truth.

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Ksaweri
11.16.2012 , 01:08 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by UGLYMRJ View Post
A subscription is at it's lowest approx $12 a month I believe. So a PvP pass for HALF of the games content at less than half of a subscription cost is more than fair.

Sorry F2P guy... truth.
Monthly CC cost for PvP Passes = 960

Say I bought the $9.99 pack for 1050 CC.

So it costs me $9.13 for monthly PvP pass. That is not less than half the sub cost.

I would also want to spend 1700 CC on two unlocks for action bars and artifact equipment as an extra cost.

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UGLYMRJ
11.16.2012 , 01:11 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksaweri View Post
Monthly CC cost for PvP Passes = 960

Say I bought the $9.99 pack for 1050 CC.

So it costs me $9.13 for monthly PvP pass. That is not less than half the sub cost.

I would also want to spend 1700 CC on two unlocks for action bars and artifact equipment as an extra cost.
So you might as well subscribe... well done Bioware.

Good to know the math on that... being a subscriber I hadn't looked at it yet. I like what I see so far. Think it really has potential to pull more subscriptions and it's definitely going to bring in more cash. I'm loving the cartel market so far.

Working as intended.

This is a marketing tactic... not a Christmas present to give the game away for free to people everywhere.

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cycao
11.16.2012 , 01:18 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by UGLYMRJ View Post
So you might as well subscribe... well done Bioware.

Good to know the math on that... being a subscriber I hadn't looked at it yet. I like what I see so far. Think it really has potential to pull more subscriptions and it's definitely going to bring in more cash. I'm loving the cartel market so far.

Working as intended.

This is a marketing tactic... not a Christmas present to give the game away for free to people everywhere.
Yeah I have had a hard time explaining this to some of my old friends who left way way way back in march.

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Technohic
11.16.2012 , 01:19 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksaweri View Post
Monthly CC cost for PvP Passes = 960

Say I bought the $9.99 pack for 1050 CC.

So it costs me $9.13 for monthly PvP pass. That is not less than half the sub cost.

I would also want to spend 1700 CC on two unlocks for action bars and artifact equipment as an extra cost.
Don't you only have to pay for the bar unlock once?

Either way. Their goal is to encourage you to subscribe and they are doing it right.

Now; if you are going to go a week or 2 without playing at all, a pass is more than fair IMO for someone who just wants to use a free day to play some PvP or whatever.

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Chowgar
11.16.2012 , 01:23 PM | #7
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This is a marketing tactic... not a Christmas present to give the game away for free to people everywhere.
This in a nutshell. Although it is shocking at how many fail to realize or refuse to accept this when I had thought the SWTOR community had the intellectual capacity to handle such. (All WZ jabs aside.)
"Do or do not. There is no try."

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Smashbrother
11.16.2012 , 01:26 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksaweri View Post
Monthly CC cost for PvP Passes = 960

Say I bought the $9.99 pack for 1050 CC.

So it costs me $9.13 for monthly PvP pass. That is not less than half the sub cost.

I would also want to spend 1700 CC on two unlocks for action bars and artifact equipment as an extra cost.
It's like 8 bucks a month if you buy the 5500cc pack. Plus, if you are a busy person and happen to not have time to play, you can choose not to get a pass and just do the 5 WZ you get for free. That will mean even less money spent for you.

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UGLYMRJ
11.16.2012 , 01:40 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Smashbrother View Post
But honestly, if you have 5 bucks a month to spare on a video game, I don't see how 12 bucks is going to hurt your wallet.
Seriously... the way I see it that $12 a month is saving me a ton of money. I can't count how many times I've stayed home on a friday night instead of going out with friends... which usually ends up being at least a $100 bar tab.

Most people spend $12 a week minimum on soda, junk food and a ton of other useless things. $12 a month for hours of entertainment is hardly a lot, especially when you break down how many of hours of entertainment per month.

Maybe it's a different perspective from the view of an adult but I hardly see it being considered expensive. Even at 12-13 years old I was earning more than that for doing chores around the house.

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ForsakenKing
11.16.2012 , 01:44 PM | #10
Does the pvp pass work account wide or just on the one toon? if it is across all, it seems reasonably priced. people who only want to pvp will get their unlimited pvp time and still save ~$5s a month. (personally, i will be doing this on busy months)

however, if this is on a per toon basis, price needs to be dropped.