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7-29-2011 @ 5:55PM
$70 for a monocle is, quite frankly, a gigantic money grab. It's one thing to have a F2P game that charges for a bunch of vanity crap, it's another thing entirely to devote significant man hours towards the development of vanity crap in a subscription game. One poster on Massively had a good point, in that buying one monocle is the equivalent of three and a half months of subs. The worst part is that those insanely overpriced items were for a pilot model that is almost never looked at. It would be like spending $30 bucks to give your sparkle pony a glowing gold saddle. It might look cool, but is it really worth it? The last thing we need is for any game to be consumed by greed and ignore anyone that won't buy mountains of crap.
7-30-2011 @ 2:34AM
Greed is a subjective word that gets over used. But I do agree that adding silly items into a game for $70 would make me quit playing asap. It screams, "We are not that concerned with constantly working on bringing you great new concepts! But this expensive fake item will make others know you have lots of disposable income in RL!!!!"The number one driving force of the human condition is to feel good. This kind of business model is focused on those who take short cuts to feeling good about themselves.
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