All this talk about making the monetization models more appealing to western audiences, and then they dare to sell a battle pass for around 30 euros, something that costs between 8 and 10 tops in any other game.
It’s just absurd to me considering the plethora of other shit they already sell in the store.
And the worst part is there’s people around saying it’s “hella worth” or “cheap” trying to normalize this bullshit. It’s not cheap. It’s not worth it, wake the fuck up. I could MAYBE justify it if it was literally full of skins and mounts that stay with you forever and give you the “i was there” braggin rights years down the line… but it’s not. It’s full of mats you just need because of the artificial difficulty put in there by the devs themselves in the form of low % honing rates. They create a problem and then sell you the solution for basically zero effort on their part.
I’ve also seen the argument that it’s like a 10/month subscription, which is also bullshit because your “subscription” is supposed to be the crystalline aura, in case you forgot.
Ofc a bunch of big dick st0nks traders will just come and say they just game the AH day and night and get everything through gold, I just hope they don’t forget to put on their clown makeup before writing said replies.
I guess if you starve people for content long enough, then you really can sell anything to them at absurd prices and they’ll thank you for it…
ya you pay 15e for the matts that they give in a lot of events (if you run the race event for 3 months probably gave mor matts) so noting new and make you pay more for the skins. its stupid if you compare whit games that give wepons skins emotes matts an story all for 15e. they must pay a lot of money to youtubers and streamers for them to not be agaist this. its sad see someone defend this type of monetization. there is a need for this? i dont think so. if thy just put 1 tier at 20e. i dont think that would by so many back lash.
Guys… it’s an MMO. Are you really calling $5 a month a huge price for getting DOUBLE the honing mats of the free pass?
You don’t have to buy the premium, you don’t have to buy the super premium that gives skins cos you can blue crystal those skins… I see literally nothing wrong.
Some games have a ‘box price’ of $50-60. Some games have a non-optional subscription model. Some games (Yes, WoW and FF14) combine a box price with a subscription model, optional or not, and that’s usually in the region of $10-15 every month, yet this battle pass covers you for 3 months, how is that “insane”?!
You literally do not have to spend a dime if you don’t want to!
i must say i dont know what i should think about this pass.
there is “already” the crystaline aura what are 10€ per month.
Adding a 15€/30€ on “top” of it just feels wrong
In a “perfect” world for me the Premium pass would be bound to the crystaline aura and the “Super Premium” one is extra.
but thats just my 2 cents about it. It is Pay to Progress and the game is “fishing” for all the money it can get from you with “small purchases” “overpaying to get the pass” and “Casino gameplay while upgrading”