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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 7:10PM (Unverified) said

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Awesome, I can't wait until somebody makes the auto-attack mod.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 8:11PM darthinfamous said

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Cool, they actually are implementing invert mouse, I'll redownload it when its implemented
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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 7:35PM Scuffles said

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I'm glad to see some additional content coming out but I'm afraid with that good is coming a healthy dose of bad.

Will the good outweigh the bad ?
Won't know until it actually comes out...

Still some room for improvement in their CS prices but over all its been a decent gaming experience and I wish them all the best :)

PS. Auto-Attack is way overrated, What I want to see is RvR/PvP collision detection.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 7:45PM Sephirah said

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If it still need to pay a lot in the shop to play it "decently" (bags, FoD, mount speed), I don't understand all the excitation about these new features.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 8:32PM (Unverified) said

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This is the game that I would like to love, but the pricing and the horrendous interview several weeks ago has kept me from playing Allods Online... thought it is still installed on my computer.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 8:33PM (Unverified) said

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Price?
Free is not good enough?
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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 8:46PM (Unverified) said

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Sorry...

I should have said "item shop" pricing....

...as in non-dinky bags.
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Posted: Jun 25th 2010 3:49PM (Unverified) said

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I know alot of people moan and complain about how they have to use the cash shop. Guys, how do you expect them to make money? There is no such thing as a free lunch , im pretty sure you guys learned that in your economics class.

Just like there is such thing as a free game, most f2p games are freemium.

Freemium games lets you try and get pretty far in the game for free. But if you want to compete at the highest lvls of content you have buy some things from cash shop to do so.

I really dont see whats wrong with that, and it supports the game further and keeps it going for the future.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 10:16PM relgoth said

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I know alot of people moan and complain about how they have to use the cash shop. Guys, how do you expect them to make money? There is no such thing as a free lunch , im pretty sure you guys learned that in your economics class.

Just like there is such thing as a free game, most f2p games are freemium.

Freemium games lets you try and get pretty far in the game for free. But if you want to compete at the highest lvls of content you have buy some things from cash shop to do so.

I really dont see whats wrong with that, and it supports the game further and keeps it going for the future.

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 10:47PM wjowski said

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Gameplay shouldn't be decided by who's got the bigger bankroll. If they want to sell something they can sell content ala Guild Wars.
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Posted: Jun 18th 2010 1:45AM Lionhearted said

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Other games have done a better job in terms of the price front. There's something very predatory in particular about "free to play" if players aren't careful; you can quickly spend far more than you would playing a subbed game, and not even realize it, while often getting a much lower quality game.

If a game wants to be "free to play" really make it free to play, at least until the mid level. Make most of the cash shop be concerned with items that aren't necessary to play, then make the higher-end content be the stuff that actually costs money (as well as some mid-level content), or offer optional subs that gives players access to content and some coins for the cash shop. That's a good structure for a FTP that aims to make money by volume of players instead of predatory business practices. Allods failed at that so hard that there was a player revolt; other companies -- like Turbine (DDO) and SOE (Free Realms) -- have done a much better job.
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Posted: Jun 18th 2010 6:08AM Scuffles said

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I, In no way fault them for wanting to make money to keep the game going.
However their CS prices and attitude about it have fankly been holding them back since day one.

Everyone was freaking when they saw how stupid expensive the CS was when it opened. I for one thought it was obviously some coding error and would be addressed shortly, as it turned out it was their actual pricing structure ..... This was confirmed by the interview that essentially said that it was for their "premium" players and was priced accordingly .... but due to huge internet backlash and player exodus they were going to restructure their CS.

Since then its been wave after wave of "Limited Time BUY IT NAO!!!" items and the most recent bag/vault space are pushing the $25+ with the general rationalization that they are "premium" items and are priced as such, which frankly feels like old-hat.

Now again I can't fault them, again I say however, I can't help but feel if they actually embraced say "micro transactions" the spirit of which is that you try to entice large numbers of players to spend small amounts of money ~$5 they would be doing a lot more business and be making more money by volume alone. Tho admittedly that only works if they switched over to a bag/vault upgrade system instead of the current "pay full price, then pay full price again and throw out your old bag/vault" system.
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Posted: Jun 18th 2010 6:25AM Scuffles said

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To be fair to them the as a whole isn't priced that badly, I'd say about 80% of the CS is reasonably priced.

I also don't want to make it sound like the game itself is bad, It is a good game and I do recommend giving it a shot.
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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 11:04PM relgoth said

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Wjowski im playing right this second, show me which cash shop item allows people to win if they buy it.

Because ive been through that shop, its mostly quality of life purchases, such as bags, deposit upgrades, and the purfumes. Thats it really

Posted: Jun 17th 2010 11:12PM (Unverified) said

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There are alot of misconceptions about Allods and the Item Shop. I have been playing for around a month now and here are the things people are misunderstanding.

1. Incense You do not have to ever touch the item shop for this as you can do a daily quest after level 15 that gives you one. Also after doing quests you end up with 40.
2. FOD... plain and simple you can either use your gold or incense to get rid of this... also there will be no FOD after patch since its being removed.
3. Bags.. there is a quest ingame to upgrade your bag and bankspace that honestly gives plenty of space. (there are a few quests that jam pack you with items though)

Almost all of the items are convience items on the item shop... a bigger bag... bigger bank space... incense.... crystal chips (this is an item you can get only from an item shop but is always on the AH or players spamming zone selling it)

If you love MMOs like I do I highly recommend giving Allods a try its a fun game.

Posted: Jun 18th 2010 5:57AM Scuffles said

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FoD isn't exactly being "Removed" its more like its being "Replaced"

Cursed Gear seems to be the new random death penalty (That effects Rare-Legendary Gear) tho I can't find much in the way of reliable Info on its mechanics other than its existence has been acknowledged.
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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 11:12PM Pingles said

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I am still playing this game (started in closed beta) and have spent a total of $15 on the cash shop.

$15 for 6+ months of gaming.

The $15 I spent was on items that I could have gotten questing. I just decided to throw them a few bucks for all the good gaming I've had.

So I never had to spend a dime.

This is a pretty good game.

Posted: Jun 18th 2010 8:51AM UnknownUser said

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That's the exact position I'm in. I've taken two characters to 40 without ever spending a penny. I did do a couple of surveys for a little key money. Now, with the current bag sale, I put twenty bucks on the account and bought a medium bag and small vault for my newest character using $14 of the twenty. That's twenty bucks for months and months of play.

Chips and incense are the only cash shop items that I use regularly, and have never ever had to buy them in the cash shop. They're always available at a reasonable price on the AH or with the incense daily (but it only gives one...and it's a lot of running. Won't be so bad when the mounts are in the game).

Bags are available by questing, but really, unless you're a hoarder you don't even need them. The default bag space is enough. Yes, it gets tight in the mid-teens to mid-twenties when there are so many quests that fill your bags with tools or other things that waste space...but it's still doable with the default bag. Do you really need to pick up all of those 20 copper rags?
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Posted: Jun 17th 2010 11:46PM (Unverified) said

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Well until they fix up FOD and severely hamper MAX lvl players who go PvP mode in Holy Lands outside of the instance I'll continue to steer clear of the game.

Posted: Jun 18th 2010 12:58AM Regault said

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I remember doing the "Upgrade your bag" quest when I was playing a few months ago and it required farming ten of an item that had a 1 in 50 droprate.

Also, 1.10 looks to nerf the class I played which I was already having severe trouble soloing with.
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