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Robbery?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 pm

So, this is how this business done.
While I spend $200, someone does it for $38.

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Re: Robbery?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 pm

If I am punished for having iPhone over android, and live in a wrong country, then I am terribly sorry.
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Re: Robbery?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:31 pm

Did you really think all those whales were spending more than the per capita GDP for their country; i.e., an entire year's worth of wages, on this game? The Chinese servers/whales get a lot of attention, so let's start there. The last year I see data for is 2016, where the per capital GDP was 6,894.50 USD. Even if you adjust this for purchasing power parity, it is still only 14,400.90. The ridiculous whales on my server are in a Chinese house and they have admitted to spending over 10,000 USD on the game. Perhaps they should have used verbiage that included "the equivalent of" because it doesn't take a genius I.Q. to realize something shady is going on here lol
 
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Re: Robbery?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:11 pm

This is some serious robbery. Why are we English put in the same servers as Chinese when they have better shopping experience than we do? How is that making the game balanced?
 
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:45 am

It is a common practice among multinationals, but the difference is a lot. Buying in euros is still more expensive than in dollars. The Chinese believe that we are idiots and in that way they treat us all.
 
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Re: Robbery?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:47 am

I'm Android user, still $100 = 7200 linaries.
 
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Re: Robbery?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:09 am

What can you say about this. 1 $ = 0,8 Euros currently. Should mean that if something costs 50$ I'd pay less in euro, but the opposite is the case. I pay even more and stuff costs like 1/3 more for me in euros.
 
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Re: Robbery?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 am

Yeah, i just minimized spending on this game as it is total rip off for European players.
Worst thing is that i got stucked with my castle level 40 in Chinese realm (now merged).
I understand that McDonalds sets prices based on GDP, but in a game where players from different regions play in same realm this makes no sense. As European player i just stopped spending money because i could not compete with Chinese players.
 
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Re: Robbery?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:54 pm

Xcaliboor wrote:
Yeah, i just minimized spending on this game as it is total rip off for European players.
Worst thing is that i got stucked with my castle level 40 in Chinese realm (now merged).
I understand that McDonalds sets prices based on GDP, but in a game where players from different regions play in same realm this makes no sense. As European player i just stopped spending money because i could not compete with Chinese players.


I know in-game prices are different in different countries but I believe there is something else at play here and that is what the OP is about. I believe it is addressing the ability to purchase Linari from 3rd parties at prices well under in-game store prices, in some cases, significantly below in-game prices.

I think this has been around for a while in mobile gaming and I've heard it referred to as side-loading, but I could be wrong as I'm not expert.

For perspective, support was recently sent a screen shot of an account with over 12 million Linari, which is just what that player had on hand at the time. This much Linari would cost somewhere in the area of 160,000 USD to purchase legitimately in the store. Support didn't seem to care.
 
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Re: Robbery?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:37 pm

There was a guy on server 1220 that is spending over $100,000 USD worth of currency in the first two weeks of the game and continued to buy $50,000 weekly of mithril chests to give himself extra potions. It has gotten a bit much for mento continue to support this company.

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