Sigh… I’m talk about Battle Pass. Not the items.
If a User wants a Item in Battle Pass, Lets say a Outfit… and nothing else. They are OVER PAYING.
the extra fluff is just there to fill in stuff. If you think pity items are worth the value, by all means pay it.
How Ever… if you want only few of items, Your Hit with Limited Time and Price Tag that Does Not Match.
(as stated, items will not be featured in the Store)
Look, English is not my 1st language. And I’m at work… so I don’t type out every counter point.
Theirs? No, Have I been? Yes.
Going over Data how people shop and finding ways to make them Shop is a thing.
Again, there plently of articles on Internet about How Passes and Such Make money, and how the Majority of people do not understand Fully what there doing…
Thats Marketing for people who do not Understand whats going on. Which is why it Works. which is why I can say, there going to make money. They didn’t hire a Monetization Expert to gamble, they Hired a Monetization Expert to make them Money.
Tencent does this with all of there Products (that it appllies) and it made them one of largest Companies.
(along with other tactics that are shady…and becoming more common)
Agree’d, BUT… they should have tried Cash Shop First.
DLC are Bundles…
Cash Shops, your buying only items you want. But the over all cost is higher then Bundle DLC. But opens up player who don’t wanna spend 15$, to a 5$ option etc. It is Option Most People are Familer with and expect.
Its NOT THE BEST, Money Making Method. But its better then DLC Method in most cases.
Were is battle passes, add more Marketing Methods in one go, It “can” be most money making method when it works. I can not say for ceratiny its failed any game. (again, it preys on a Majority of People who fall for it)
That is Possible for Conan Exiles. (failure) But point of Battle Pass is that its less Effort, (filled with pointless items that take very little effort, and a handful of Effort ones)
They only need get it out the Door, Go over Data, and then adjust it.
Look, there are plently of people who like it… Many of whom do not understand it.
AND there are some who work all day and week and have spare money to Toss at paying for Tiers and leveling it up.
Which is what makes it OK.
I’m not against Funcom Making Money. Like I said… they are other methods that should have been tried 1st.
I’m just Simple Girl who wants to Support Funcom in a Fair manner.
I gave them Money, they Give me the Item… No Extra Steps,
Every game I have played with Battle Pass Models, I miss out on content I want… cause I’m not willing to over Pay for the items. (aka Buy the Pass) I do not see value in most of Fluff items in Battle passes)
I made Exception for COD, Cause 1st Season had Way to many Cod Points, Mara and some good items) So Value of Season pass was good, But Season 2? Oh Ya… they figure out real quickly they gave out to many CoD Points. By Season 3. they got that Season Narrowed down. So value was really no longer there.
Battle Passes in the Majority are not worth money put in. (adding sale value of all items, is not same as the effort of items)
You know… I’m Old… I’ve watch how alot of this has played out, or maybe my time in Sales as Kept me Awake to BS that goes on when i step into a Store.
500$ printer next to 200$ printer at end of alse. 200$ has same features as 500$ one. So you think its good buy. BUT… they know most people will not go down that Alse. (they weren’t there for printer in 1st place) And will toss that 200$ baby in Cart and smile thinking they got a Great Deal!
Only fact…there a 80$ printer down mid way thru Alse on bottom shelf out of eye site that does everything the expensive ones do. XD