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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:06AM Lucidus said

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Somewhere out there, P.T. Barnum is laughing.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:09AM Resurge said

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i call bs, screenshot or it didnt happen

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 1:18PM DerpMchurson said

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@Resurge ^^This.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 2:39PM Karth said

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@Resurge I say its a publicity stunt and/or the devs bought themselves the drones to make look their game awesome.
I claim that a hoax in any way
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 4:10PM Fabius Bile said

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agree, it sounds like one of those Project Entropia stunts
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:10AM zook81 said

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Insanity
But what do you expect? People will pay for power or to be a snowflake if they get the opportunity.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:12AM Tailon said

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i realy dislike those f2p models. as soon as you can buy something that gives you a advantage it ruins the game for all and it's getting much expansiver than any normal subscription model out there...

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:14AM Pingles said

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Can't imagine this being true. Something seems fishy.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 12:42PM real65rcncom said

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@Pingles
That there are 2,000 rich people (or people with disposable income) that want to win at all costs in a video game? This isn't rare or new.

That doesn't seem surprising to me at all.

I remember when people bought the 2-D Neo-Geo gaming system in 1991 for US$649.99, and that only had a couple of cartridges. I was laughing pretty hard back then when they had these in the stores but you'd be surprised at how many people thought it was worth it.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 2:02PM Space Cobra said

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@real65rcncom

Carts were about...$100-$200 in any event; it was a "rich man's system". The Silver version cost less.

I picked up mine used (Gold version) for roughly $350 or so via Babbage or a local store. Same with the carts, especially when the system and games went on clearance.

But hey, I had/have the money and I collect game consoles and games.

Of course, it ain't a virtual item and I have, what I think, is a piece of history that just adds to my collection/enjoyment of gaming. It's more than a "pair of virtual sunglasses" or the like.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 8:40PM Pingles said

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@real65rcncom

I guess part of it is that it seems to be a game I've never heard of.

I have played plenty of F2Ps that are ghost towns. Why pay so much money over a few other people?
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 7:47AM EuchridEucrow said

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@Space Cobra

Oooo, do you have the Sega Genesis game Master of Monsters? Man I loved that game.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2011 2:00PM Space Cobra said

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@EuchridEucrow

Yep, still do! Bought it when it was released!
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:24AM xyna031 said

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i wonder how many players they lost with this action...

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:37AM RockSauron said

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@xyna031

Considering how they have people willing to spend so much on literally nothing... I think they wouldn't really care. After all, not like it's a subscriber game where those people would have been paying 15 a month. All they need are a couple of rich idiots who want to waste money :/
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:46AM Archintyeron said

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@xyna031 Don't matter... They already did 2 kk in 4 days... WIth only an item! I don't think they're giving a sh** for those whose are leaving because of this...

In six months they will create another similar item and put the same price. The same 2000 people will purchase this item as well.

The free players of this game are doomed. =(
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 5:37PM Teh Jer said

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If the free players leave and all that's left is the 'pay to win' crowd, that crowd paid 2000 euro each to simply level the playing field with the other chumps.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 5:38PM Teh Jer said

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@Teh Jer: edit: 1000
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:28AM nimzy said

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If you didn't think Bigpoint was synonymous with ludicrous virtual item RMT schemes, this ought to do it for you.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2011 10:32AM Lenn said

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Okay, that's it. I'm quitting my job and I'm gonna make me an MMO.

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