This is a very hot topic for the SA community and a point of much concern too, would be really nice to hear from AGS if they have any plans to help us with that.
To be clear, I’m not talking about FOUNDER PACKS, I know why the prices for those were equalized and I agree 100% that it had to be done.
Now that SA will have our own region, that is completely separated from NA/EU, one of our biggest concerns is about the price of the cash shop itens for SA. I live in Brazil and here a platinum founder’s pack costs 50% of a minimum monthly wage, while in the US it’s less than 10%.
To put it as simple as I can: US money is worth 5 to 6 times more than BR money
Considering that, and how after launch SA will be a completely different region from NA/EU, is AGS considering regionalizing prices for our server? With regionalized prices we would be able to afford more things in game, like Skins, Crystalline Aura every month, Pets, Mounts, etc… But if things are too expensive, no one will be able to afford anything.
I can see 2 ways of regionalizing prices for SA without affecting NA/EU servers
1. Selling Crystals on steam for each region separately, creating 3 different IDs, one for each region, that only gives you Crystals for that specific region, like listed below
1000 Crystals - NA 10 USD
1000 Crystals - EU 10 EUR
1000 Crystals - SA 25 BRL
Each pack will give you Crystals for the specific server only, so players can’t abuse the region prices to get cheaper Crystals and break the game’s economy for their region.
2. Things costing more or less Crystals on each server
Crystals will be sold on steam for the same price to everyone, like 1000 Crystals = 10 USD, but the price of the same item is different in game based on the region, so the same Skin/Pet/Mount will have different prices depending on the region, for example:
Mini Robot Pet on NA = 800 Crystals
Mini Robot Pet on EU = 800 Crystals
Mini Robot Pet on SA = 350 Crystals
Those were just 2 ways I could think of implementing region prices for SA so everyone can help and support the game in a fair way, since SA isn’t as wealthy as NA/EU but we also love gaming and want to have fun and support Lost Ark the best we can.
I really hope AGS feel our pain and care enough about us to make this happen, we’re all thrilled about the SA servers and can’t wait to FINALLY play Lost Ark in our own region.