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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:34PM Karth said

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Well looks like its gonna happen anyway but not at 99$ or more.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:36PM Raikulxox said

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Now about that $70 monicule...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:40PM Unshra said

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@Raikulxox Oh well you see the $70 monocle will balance the newly lowed licensing price of $29. ^_^ (I kid of course)
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 4:38PM mikejr said

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I don't think people get it on the micro-transactions...

I'm guessing the prices are intentionally exorbitant at this point as to not destabilize the PLEX market too much.

Introducing lots of low cost items would do just that... Give it a few weeks to settle out and I'm sure the prices will come down to an acceptable level.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 9:19PM mikejr said

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@Tempes Magus

That's been occurring since Incarna was announced - forward speculation at work.

2 things are certain: CCP's not going to set the world on fire with $75 monacles, and there will be a mass exodus if they start nickel and diming on the micro transactions with in-game (not cosmetic) benefits.

It's a self-correcting problem.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 5:01PM Khai mann said

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I just don't care anymore.... do that you want.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 5:14PM Lateris said

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I care. CCP is making compromises. More than pother game companies have ever done. This is a start

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 5:28PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Lateris Apparently you haven't seen how WoW constantly gives in of late to demands people have. The trick these companies are doing now is still netting them more porfits. This whole "token" thing will still be in a way costing real money, but just with clever words.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 5:27PM Wilhelm2451 said

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Actually, on Steam you get the whole game and 30 days of play time for $9.99, which is a decent deal.

The expansion is free for anybody who is already subscribed and has the wherewithal to patch.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 6:37PM (Unverified) said

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@Tempes Magus

I think you'll find that the OP was referring to this [from the article];

"and while you're at it, you can snag yourself the expansion on Steam for $10."

Which (to the newcomer) would seem as though ONLY the expac costs $10, and that the original game would add-on to this cost/be brought separately . It's just poor wording on the journalists part, as usual.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 1:32AM Wilhelm2451 said

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@(Unverified) Yeah, what you said!
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 6:38PM WolvenSpectre said

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You notice there is no mention of making sites that take donations, have any adds, or charge/take donations in ISK having to pay the fee though do you.

If you have a blog that takes any kind of donations or if you have adds, even if they just supliment and defer part of your hosting fee, you have to pay the "Token" fee.

All this is because that Capsuleer app and those guys working on a light tablet interface client for doing some minor ingame stuff backed out because they couldn't charge and couldn't afford to eat the cost themselves.

So for this you attack the fanbase who help build and support your community?

The reason the monocle is so expensive is because it is what CCP has been looking through when they look at their playerbase....

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 1:52AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@WolvenSpectre

Yeah, I'm with you on this one.
Capsuleer was OK app, I wouldn't have paid for it though, but whatever.

Dotlan is more useful than anything CCP has ever put out and I haven't seen Wollari crying about not being able to monetize it, quite the opposite actually - it seems he's happy doing it for the community and taking donations to keep it alive.

So just because Capsuleer devs threw a hissy fit for not being able to make money - I don't see why the rest of us need to get into this silly licencing deal.

It's not good for the community.

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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 2:07AM GaaaaaH said

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@SgtBaker1234556
Licencing deals are good, but CCP seem incapable of seeing why and where charging is ok.

(TIP for CCP: donations, ads and ISK sales are places where you shouldn't)
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 6:48PM Wensbane said

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€€P Guard's comment regarding the micro-transactions issue (direct quote from the official forums):

"It's all in the eye of the beholder."

Classy...

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 7:52PM Deadalon said

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CCP ruins their reputation in matter of few weeks. Great work ...

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 3:09AM WolvenSpectre said

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@Deadalon Yeah after all the work they did repairing their image and standing with the playerbase after the "we won't even look at working on any of your problems for two years if we do it at all while we have the majority of our staff working on what will be other games most of you can't or won't play, and by the way vote for us as best game" debacle and then they go and pull the licencing agreements and the outrageously priced Nobel Exchange Macrotransactions and they are looking as bad as they did when they started...

maybe they shouldn't have nerfed the CSM and maybe tried listening instead :X
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