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Posted: Jun 29th 2011 9:16PM PrimeSynergy said

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"...a terrifyingly fowl (ha ha) prairie chicken mount..."

Shame on you Matt...shame on you and your horrible puns. I'll sadly admit though, it made me laugh quite a bit lol.

In any case, a Steam sale for this game would be nice. Gotta get my Steam achievement-ing on!

Posted: Jun 29th 2011 10:11PM Silverangel said

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Didn't we just have an Eve-related article about setting high prices on pixels just to make players think psychologically that they are getting an amazing deal when the prices are slashed?

Posted: Jun 29th 2011 11:37PM Space Cobra said

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@Silverangel

Yes we have.

And for a possible clue, if you read the link, they talk about how these lower prices remain in effect until July 6. What could that statement mean exactly? It could possibly mean another price readjustment after Alpha County comes out, either lower or higher or another price structure similar to APB. I'd like to think lower, because that was my first gut reaction (so the prices you see are still a bit high until they complete a full review of them), but that would potentially make buyers who take advantage of this sale angry at GamerFirst for spending more, wouldn't it? So, will these prices go possibly higher? Or have a rental scheme similar to APB?
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Posted: Jun 30th 2011 1:14AM josephwillmon said

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@Silverangel Well, we (G1) sort of inherited these prices when we acquired Fallen Earth. Given their high-ish starting point, it seemed logical to reduce them!

@Space Cobra The parallels you (and others) want to draw between APB and Fallen Earth re:monetization are understandable, since we operate both, but really the only concept you'll see carried over from one G1 game to another is not having to pay for content. The live teams for each game are different, as are the games themselves, and what works for one doesn't necessarily have any bearing on the others (especially when those games are in different genres).
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Posted: Jun 30th 2011 1:33AM Space Cobra said

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@josephwillmon

Good to know, but will these sale prices in Fallen Earth be lower than the new/discussed prices or higher? You don't want players upset that they paid $11 for a slot and then after July 6, you list them at 2-for-$11 or $6 each slot (for an example)?
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Posted: Jun 29th 2011 10:45PM DiscordSK said

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Most of these comments so far make me want to link an epic facepalm pic... Captain Picard would be four deep in this thread.

Needless to say though, prices have always been a tad bit high for me to invest in but aside from that, the game really is rather fun. Head and shoulders better then most of the things "major" companies have released in recent (and no so recent) history.

Posted: Jun 29th 2011 10:49PM alphaman00 said

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@(Unverified) I finally went and tried it this week. I spent the better part of saturday until now trying to get it to update, but it was going at about 1-5 kbps and wouldn't go higher (with about 50-60 days est time).

Posted: Jun 30th 2011 3:07AM Ghostspeaker said

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@alphaman00

I had the same problem. I basically had to babysit the updater and restart it whenever the speed tanked in order to keep it moving at anything approaching a reasonable speed. According to the forums they're aware of the problem. Their download server is borked and they're working on it.

Posted: Jun 30th 2011 7:25AM Fabius Bile said

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good lord, a sandbox with a cash shop...I cant even imagine something more idiotic or horrible....

Posted: Jun 30th 2011 9:38AM Equillian said

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@Fabius Bile

You mean like Eve?
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Posted: Jun 30th 2011 10:41AM Fabius Bile said

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@Equillian indeed
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