Would you purchase more in the store if there was a 30% decrease

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    No
    Greg1920 wrote: »
    I think a lot of research and design goes into pricing. This game is clearly targeted at the Star Wars nerd who is 40-50 years old with a technical degree with money to spend on collections.
    I think you missed to add two more items in the player profile: single, lives in mama's basement.

    Note: I am 23, female, not a techie degree holder but an economics major. Plenty of folks I know (under 25) love and play this game.

    Im not saying other people don't play but the 'whale' demo they are looking for I would argue has more money than the whale demo of other games and is locked in by the IP rather than the game play. These differences make the steep price curve this game sees make sense.
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    Yes
    Nope EA doesn't care and instead jacks up the prices of crystals post-patch. Because Yoda.

    Marketing folks: doesn't care about longevity of the brand, only the numbers at the end of the quarter. They will leave that firm in 2-3 years anyway and get hired to a higher rank regardless of what happened to the firm itself. It's all a numbers game.

    Why wait for an orange tree to grow when you can squeeze all the juice out right now? And this is what consumers get for being overly loyal to any brand.
  • PeterPwn
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    edited February 2016
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    Yes
    If crystals were 50% of the cost they are now, lord knows how many of the 2,800 packs I would have bought....

    The issue is that my $20 gives me like a week of a couple extra refreshes and then it's gone...

    And $60 for that Jedi pack is utterly absurd. That's the price of a **** Xbox game! And the pack doesn't even make a single character in it playable. You still have to invest a month of time to level the characters high enough to compete. It's a laughable joke.

    I would LOVE to spend some money on this game, it's really fun. But I can't bring myself to do it. I bought a $5 crystal pack when I first started, and this $10 booster pack which I regret. There's simply no value in my $ so I refuse to spend.
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    Ripley wrote: »
    No. Several reasons:

    1. This game is a morally questionable (to put it mildly) money-grabbing scheme. Think about it for a moment. Right now I can buy XCOM2, an amazing game that at least hundreds of people worked on for years, for £35 on Steam, or I can pay £45 to unlock two characters in a phone game. I'd maybe pay if it was £4, and I'd still feel I'm overpaying.

    2. When EA says "30% off", there's a good chance they just hope you can't do basic math. Example: current "30% off" training bot offer in the store. You can get 7 bots for 60 crystals from shipments, or 45 bots for 380 from the store. That's 8.57 per bot vs 8.44 per bot. No matter how I look at it, the difference is not 30%. Of course, that only means the bot pack available in store will be much more expensive than the shipments option later, but still the "30% off" meant to lure you is pure ****.

    No 2 has been answered above.

    No 1, you seriously want to put money grabbing as a negative in a commercial venture? That's what all businesses do! And comparing Xcom whatever, I come from a PC background too. But you do know the IAP model is the standard in mobile games, right? In fact EA is late to the party!

    I suggest you leave moralistic comments out of the discussion unless you are specifically talking of cheating/ lying etc. AFAIK, no one's being forced to buy anything.

    Lol, okay fan boy, geez... Talk about drinking the kool-aid, lol, what a punk.

    Yeah this game isn't morally questionable when it's using the exact same tactics as a casino & using your love of star wars to do it. That might not be morally questionable to you, but gambling is illegal in many places. Also their policy of total control & changing the product after purchase is questionable.

    Sure; buyer beware, but the OP has every right to bring it up. You're the tool for protesting his free speech. You sound like some Ayn Rand freak, dreaming of 2112 for all the wrong reasons; while lusting over the sound of your own voice at your afternoon tea parties. Get a grip tool bag.
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    Noobslayer wrote: »
    I too think the packs and crystals are over prices but on the other hand the royalties ea has to pay to Disney/Lucas for the use of the franchise can't be cheap

    Totally disagree with the royalty angle.

    This is free game in terms of true product cost and can be enjoyed without paying a single cent.

    Payment is required only if you need shiny stuff.

    No business model relies on the few big spenders.
    If EA is indeed running on that model then their CEO needs to be fired asap as he failed hard in his business school.

    You want to make money you always use the bait and switch model.

    You get your customers heavily addicted with free stuff then "seduce" them with low priced upgrades.

    Anytime you spend small amounts of $s you don't realize how much you actually spend on stuff.
    But spending $59.99 in one shot is hard for majority of players.

    In any game casuals > hardcores when it comes to numbers.
    Hardcores will always buy stuff no matter what the price is.
    Company will make big bucks by pushing products which are accessible to the casuals.

    Sorry just my 2 cents.... o:)

    No business model relies solely on big spenders? Obviously not a business major... Ever heard of the luxury market? That's all it relies on? Lamborghini? Rolls Royce? Gucci?
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    Mobile games are entirely funded by whales. You think they don't have detailed sales metrics on previous bundles of different price points? Price are set this way because enough people will buy it.
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    Yes
    There was a 5% discount on a Chromium Card Last Night! I think we 're going to see some sales soon!
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    No
    Price isn't the problem, it's the terrible chromium pack system.
  • Song
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    No
    First I probably dont want to spend money in the game. Since I'm not spend money i would rather see the price as premium. So i would hope they not going to give discount in this game. Therefore if you want to buy stuff, you need to pay premium price.

    Secondly in business point, discount would devalued their own game. This would upset a lot of Whale. Bad business

    Imagine if you just brought an iphone for $700 and next month the iphone onsale for $500. That would upset a lot of people because they spent $700 and then next month the iphone goes down $500. Sorry maybe this is not a good example.
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    well considering they have the 30% off the training bots system it's hillarious i mean in shop u get 7 for 60 crystal so.... (45/7)x60=385,7 crystal where is the 30% discount?
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    No
    30% doesn't matter to me. Give me something worth the 60 to me and I will spend the 60
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    No
    Noobslayer wrote: »
    I too think the packs and crystals are over prices but on the other hand the royalties ea has to pay to Disney/Lucas for the use of the franchise can't be cheap

    Totally disagree with the royalty angle.

    This is free game in terms of true product cost and can be enjoyed without paying a single cent.

    Payment is required only if you need shiny stuff.

    No business model relies on the few big spenders.
    If EA is indeed running on that model then their CEO needs to be fired asap as he failed hard in his business school.

    You want to make money you always use the bait and switch model.

    You get your customers heavily addicted with free stuff then "seduce" them with low priced upgrades.

    Anytime you spend small amounts of $s you don't realize how much you actually spend on stuff.
    But spending $59.99 in one shot is hard for majority of players.

    In any game casuals > hardcores when it comes to numbers.
    Hardcores will always buy stuff no matter what the price is.
    Company will make big bucks by pushing products which are accessible to the casuals.

    Sorry just my 2 cents.... o:)

    No business model relies solely on big spenders? Obviously not a business major... Ever heard of the luxury market? That's all it relies on? Lamborghini? Rolls Royce? Gucci?

    Are we discussing high end luxury cars or iOS games?
    At least I was.....trying stay in context.

    No need to get defensive and ignore everything else I said.

    But since you brought up Lamborghini and Rolls. You are correct it is an exclusive market catered for the exclusive clientele.
    If you want to compare that to to client base in this game - Galaxy of Heroes is not being sold only to the Richie Riches of gaming....it's even offered to "poor" people like me.

    Lamborghini doesn't sell just the vanilla model and expect people to pay for parts and upgrades if they want the full Lambo experience and compete with other Lambo owners. Lamb is come kitted with almost all the bells and whistles...even the base model.

    If you want that sort of business model then charge the customer a one time all inclusive fee of $99.99.

    Anyways I don't want to distract this awesome, valuable thread by arguing with people.

    Just want to bring attention to EA that high priced offers will play out only with the few big spenders. If they really want to reap the profits, along with those big ticket items also deliver smaller priced products.
    Not all of us...I know I don't plan on spending big bucks but are willing to take a stab at small purchases once in a while without feeling financially irresponsible about it.

    Now I will get off my soapbox. Plenty of rambling and venting for the weekend lol.
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    Yes
    I think the prices are to high. HOWEVER, for all of you people that think that EA are being ignorant in their marketing, remember one thing; what you know is insignificant next to the knowledge of EA. They know their equilibriums, they know their marketing, they know their economics and they also know their expenses.

    The issue is not their way of handling things, it is that their marketing is not pro consumer and "player first".
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    No
    Dashboard wrote: »
    The issue is not their way of handling things, it is that their marketing is not pro consumer and "player first".
    This just means they are indeed ignorant when it comes to marketing.

    marketing is not pro consumer and "player first" = bound to fail
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    Yes
    Yeah definitely, wanted the Jedi pack that's currently up but no way in hell am I paying £45 for 3 characters that are (slow as it may be) farmable.
    Could buy an proper video game for that price.... I understand they need to make money but jeez
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    No
    Hearthie wrote: »
    ... but no way in hell am I paying £45 for 3 characters that are (slow as it may be) farmable.
    Could buy an proper video game for that price.... I understand they need to make money but jeez
    I filled up both my truck and SUV for $57.98 total.

    Geeesh can never imagine spending that kinda cash on iOS pixel party...lol :*

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