As title says, I beg you guys to look onto this.
I want to spend money, I want to buy stuff, I want to buy platinum founder’s pack or hell, any package at all, but you don’t let me. Pricing by localization should be a thing and not just a straight coin conversion, even more when we are getting our own brazilian/south american servers.
I’m brazilian and as most of people knows, it’s not the best (nor the worst) country to live on. For comprehension sake, here we are paid in Real (R$) and the minimum wage is around R$1.100/month.
Since $1 = ~R$ 5.30, here are the founder’s packages prices at Steam:
I would buy the platinum one with my eyes closed if it was 99 bucks like the ‘real’ price, but no way a healthy person would pay half of the minimum wage (556 bucks) in the box, the rich kids supported by parents or basement dudes would, but not an average person. Even the bronze one goes deep into your pockets considering what it gives.
“But you can play totally free”, yes we can, but we don’t even have the opportunity to spend if we want to.
The conversion doesn’t need to be 1:1, but something needs to be done, and while people buying stuff cheaper and using elsewhere is and should be a concern, I’m certain that are other workaround on this, like locking items in the region they are bought or something.
We brazilians had this problem since always and companies are increasingly starting to look over this, it’s probably a Smilegate thing since New World was somewhat different, I can’t remember the the exact prices but while I paid R$25ish on the game, a friend bought it for €15ish, please help us!