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Joke of coke

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:26 pm
by divino
This is a guy walking into a pub and says: "Hey man, bring me a cocacola", the barman put the cocacola in the table, the guy drinks: pssssss, glup glup, aaaaahhhh, refreshing, how much? 1$ says the barman, here!, put another cocacola, ok, another $ please, pssssss, glup glup, aaaaahhhh, hey man, give me another cocacola, ok, is 2$.. wait, what? yes sir after the 2 first cocacolas the 3rd cost double. Wtf? i'm leaving.

Do you recognize the story? Yes is lilith and their strange behaviour or making things cost more diamonds when you buy a couple of them, maybe they think they will make more money like that, but for me is a no-no, maybe if the price wont increase i would be more inclined to buy all my daily staminas, but the way is now i'm only buying the 2 first and stockpiling diamonds like is the end of the world.

opinions?

Re: Joke of coke

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:37 am
by InhaleExhale
divino wrote:
This is a guy walking into a pub and says: "Hey man, bring me a cocacola", the barman put the cocacola in the table, the guy drinks: pssssss, glup glup, aaaaahhhh, refreshing, how much? 1$ says the barman, here!, put another cocacola, ok, another $ please, pssssss, glup glup, aaaaahhhh, hey man, give me another cocacola, ok, is 2$.. wait, what? yes sir after the 2 first cocacolas the 3rd cost double. Wtf? i'm leaving.

Do you recognize the story? Yes is lilith and their strange behaviour or making things cost more diamonds when you buy a couple of them, maybe they think they will make more money like that, but for me is a no-no, maybe if the price wont increase i would be more inclined to buy all my daily staminas, but the way is now i'm only buying the 2 first and stockpiling diamonds like is the end of the world.

opinions?


people should read more marketing articles - this is how games work now. they do and evolve only those features wich gamers are paying for.

if the we have this system of gems - its working good for developers. nothing else will be changed )))

Re: Joke of coke

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:51 am
by Lockhart
It's the same concept as to why we can buy a game for $60 American and then spend another $60 for the same game to unlock more content that could've easily been included with the game in the first place.

Re: Joke of coke

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:11 pm
by divino
You are not getting my point, i know how the game market is now, what im saying is i think is too greedy to charge more every time you buy something from the game the first 2 time you buy stamina is 50 then the 3rd time raises cost to 100, the 5th to 200 and so on, maybe they think this way and maybe they have prove it to earn more money doing this, but in my personal case it refrains me to buy the 7 energy i could every day because i always stop to buy after the 1st 2 and many other members on my guild do the same, so there are 3 cases:

Hot dream lilith case: I buy 7 stamines as they are now: so thats 2x50+2x100+3x200 900 diamonds, and thats never going to happen.
Whats happening now: i buy 2 stamines: 100 diamonds
What would happen if price wont increase between purchases: i would buy 7x50 350 diamonds.

See the point, for the greed or trying to get 900 diamonds from me every day they lose 250 diamonds and only will get 100 when they could earn 350.

Re: Joke of coke

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:29 am
by Poseidon
Hi there Divino,

When I started playing this game not too long ago, it wasn't long before I went for those VIP Levels. I was just as frustrated to find out what you're describing.

It wouldn't be that big of a problem, if FREE players didn't get 2 resets for 50 both. If the first was 50 and the second a 100, you'd get the gist and prolly realize that that particular advantage of VIP Levels is not really worth it. Combine that with the fact it's not mentioned anywhere and that makes us the fish that got HOOKED.

I went full sarcasm and condescension on Customer Support when I found that out, but long story short is, "Post it on the forum and if players support it..." You get the idea. I talk about my findings on support in a different thread.

Now, I have to point out that you got your numbers slightly wrong. You get 2 x 50 and then 4 x 100 and that's my extent of testing it so far. That however doesn't mean you don't have a point.

So I recommend changing the thread name to describe this exact issue so people like you and me can find it easier and voice their opinions.

However, you'll have to accept that your suggestion of flat cost is not gonna happen. Either never or once profits go so bad that they won't have a choice, but by that point neither of us would care. Everything else (Heroic Resets, Midas Touch, Store Refreshers) work the same way with increasing cost. Think about it from the developer's point of view. They didn't make the game out of love for the genre or love for gaming. It was their job and they made it for money. So, if we want this kind of thing changed, we'd have to meet them halfway.

My suggestion would be more like 3/4x50 6x100 etc. Basically keep the price increase, but decrease the scale. Cause you're right, right now it's a bit daunting.

In reality however, what I see most viable from their point of view would be just a 20% decrease. 2x40, 4x80 etc.

Best of luck :)

Re: Joke of coke

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:36 am
by Lockhart
Actually, you didn't get OUR point. You may not be paying the diamonds, but for every one of you there's someone else who's totally okay with slapping down 1k diamonds a day on stamina. They don't price their stuff on a whim. It's all based on big business practices. Games like this don't really make a majority of their money on small fry who are willing to pay ten dollars here and there on diamonds. They aim for the whales with a lot of disposable income who are totally okay with paying 100-500 dollars a week to stay ahead of everyone else.