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Posted: Feb 20th 2010 5:06PM Pingles said

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A post from a mod on Allods forum:

"The voice of the masses have already been heard. Management will change CS soon. "

Not sure if they are fire-fighting or what, but I am optimistic.

Thread here:

http://allods-forum.gpotato.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9184

Posted: Feb 20th 2010 9:26PM (Unverified) said

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And they merged a the Little Cash Shop of Horrors threads into one.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2010 9:29PM (Unverified) said

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I need an edit function.
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Posted: Feb 20th 2010 11:49PM (Unverified) said

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So glad I have Fallen Earth and LOTRO (recently re-discovered) to spend my time on.
Quality subscription based MMO's will always win my heart over a F2P that nickles (or $20) and dimes you to death without giving you much in return. Allods had a slim sliver of hope with me that was wiped like a beta after this news.
Arrogance is a huge turn-off. Having subscribers is not a "sure thing" and good companies work at it. Hope Gpotato learns something from this.

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 12:08AM (Unverified) said

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Sounds like you were looking for a reason not to play Allods anyways. It's ok...we can't all play every MMO out there, but I love it when people who weren't going to give a game a chance go ahead and pile on when negative threads start.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2010 2:50AM SkuzBukit said

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Well, GPotato really have "shown their colours", I was very much looking forward to trying the game but the attitude indicated by their pricing policy & their NOT handling it at all apart from what amounts to a limp-wristed & toothless apology shows how arrogant, cynical & downright greedy the company is.

No single item in any "Microtransaction" game should cost more than the sub to the average P2P game in my opinion, and with the game having drawn in as much publicity as it had the approach GPotato has used really smacked of price gouging & trying to make as much cash as possible in as short a time as possible, what they achieved was pricing themselves out of the market, in a collosal faux pas, effectively saying that they have zero faith in the game's longevity.

Way to shoot yourself in the foot GPotato, you just proved the assertion that F2P companies are 0% customer service 100% greed.

GPotato have a lot to learn about MT economics & percieved value, taking a Harrods approach instead of a Walmart approach is ridiculous givn the market they are in, & the quality they are offering.

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 10:54AM (Unverified) said

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I don't know much about GPotato, but you would think that with their F2P experience they would know people would be upset about the Cash Shop prices.

Based on what I'm hearing about the Russian version, I'm starting to think that GPotato is being pressured by Astrum Nival. They're making some nasty changes over there.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2010 11:09AM wjowski said

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Also to those complaining about the complainers: don't worry, we're not playing. We're also using our internet-given rights as consumers with a mass media outlet to warn off as many people from this con-job as possible.

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 11:25AM Sephirah said

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Hahahahahaha.
On last RU patch, rez from players give FoD now and it lasts 2 hours at 40!
Mounts have been introduced, but need food bought from the CS to be used fully.
Oh, and perfumes (bought from CS) are automatically reapplied...

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 2:13PM SkuzBukit said

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If that's true that amounts to a staggering leap of sheer stupidity.

The Lolocoaster is truly rolling on this one, Scot Jennings (Lum the Mad) should re-write his "Legendary Failures of Legend" to include this fiasco I think.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2010 2:24PM spamero said

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Forget the lame item shop.. why just not make a 5$ a month subscription?
Seriously who wouldn't pay 5 bucks to play it?

Damn shame as I began to like the game...

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 2:40PM (Unverified) said

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Cash shop shenanigans aside, for the love of God, implement Y-axis inversion.

It's 2010.

Posted: Feb 21st 2010 10:01PM (Unverified) said

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Seriously. It's so annoying not having that option.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 7:48AM Metatron said

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Wow, another Free to play mmo publisher in America takes a potentially awesome game and turns it into a price gouging cash grab.

I stopped playing Allods because, well despite it being Russian and not Korean, it was still run by the same, greedy assholes who run all Korean-American games.

Seriously, why can't one honest, good company actually localize games? Every one of them is the same.
Same, communication or lack there of.
Same, ridiculous lies about caring for concerns.
Same gouging cash shop that would ironically make more money with better prices.
Same rock bottom customer support.
Same delusional "Thanks for the support, guys who almost all told us to fuck ourselves*."
Same stupid fanboys defending them.

*BTW, which article full of support did this rep read exactly? Because that first article was 90% people outraged and maybe two or three mindless tools supporting gPotato.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 5:09AM easedel said

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Basically what is happening is they are trying to milk everything they can from players using the cash shop. The original team that made the game great has left because of the merger & buyout.

The game we liked in beta is now dead. Its like m1 global is running the game now

Posted: Feb 22nd 2010 5:13AM easedel said

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Crap cant edit lol.

Basically what they are doing is if you want to play the game how it was intended to play, you will have to use the cash shop. This was not what the original team envisioned with this game.

People want mounts? So what happens? they are bringing in mounts but reducing player movement abilities. Also you will have to feed your mouth, cause the more "fed" they are the better they perform but guess what...food is a cash shop item.

The perfume & FoD thing takes the cake. They are basically buffing NPCs in game a good 25%. Whats that mean? You will die more thus needing more perfume thus costing more money.

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Posted: Feb 24th 2010 3:11AM (Unverified) said

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This is what how I see it.
Allods is actually a pretty impressing looking game for a F2P.
So they probably spent a lot of money on development.
Now the company are trying to calculate how they can get it back with the cash shop.
Now they realized that unless they sell items at the current price gPotato will go bankrupt.

That's how i see it.

Posted: Feb 27th 2010 2:17AM (Unverified) said

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Не играйте в эту игру. Я русский игрок и потратил на нее 4 месяца и теперь последнее обновление уничтожило моего персонажа и баланс игры, ввело платные заклинания. Тысячи русских игроков выражают протест на форуме. Большинство членов моей игровой гильдии уже ушло из игры.
Я не хочу, что бы вы плохо думали о русских.
Изменения вызваны сменой собственника игры. Новый собственник игры Port.ru (владеет брендом Mail.ru) - принадлежит фирме зарегистрированной в США
Do not play this game. I am a Russian player and spent her 4 months and now the last update has destroyed my character and the balance of the game, has introduced paid spells. Thousands of Russian players protested to the forum. Most members of my gaming guild has gone from the game.
I do not want, what would you think badly about the Russian.
Changes due to change of ownership game. The new owner games Port.ru (brand - Mail.ru) - owned company registered in the U.S.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2010 5:26PM Metatron said

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*Booming voice*
WELCOME TO ALLODS ONLINE!
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PAY NO ATTENTION TO KOREAN DEVELOPER BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!!

Posted: Mar 28th 2010 7:06AM (Unverified) said

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