With in-game item shops rapidly becoming the norm -- whether you rail against them, enjoy them or sit somewhere in the middle -- one gets the feeling that these companies are still trying to figure out just how much these virtual items and services are worth. From Blizzard's $25 sparkle pony
to SOE's $55 guild namechange service
, it seems that these companies are pushing as far as they can go to see what we'll cough up for our games.
So what's the most ridiculous microtransaction you've seen in an MMO? What was so ridiculously overpriced or horribly mis-priced that you couldn't stop shaking your head and wondering out loud, "Who would pay for such a thing?" Mind you, this could even be something small, such as an item in the cash shop that you could easily get for free in the game itself.
Today, be a consumer crusader and call out bad MMO microtransaction pricing!
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