deluxe versions of the game get an in-game store they cost £130. i call that 'pretty fucking premium' to use your colourful metaphors, franklyanimehermit said:Stores for premium accounts? what the fuck are you talking about? There is no "premium" account.The Lugz said:oh, come. the. flip. on.
if that isn't a blatant hard sales pitch i don't know what is
'get it before the universe out levels you'
this game property has been mishandled since the word go.. this is going to be a disaster.
i'm glad i decided to skip it when they announced the stores for premium accounts
they seem to be doing everything possible to separate the fan-base into clear money / effort lines so they know exactly what to market you
i'd have been extra p'd off if they cancelled the order because they reached a limit.
good joke bioware, you've trolled many a gamer now i bow to your skills at aggravating star-wars fanboys
Ah you been quoted about 100 times already (thats some going with less than 50 posts in the thread), but ill do it again anyway.Sgt Pepper said:The cynic in me wants to say this is a marketing ploy - "Best get your copy now or you might not be able to play come launch day".
Which means they can make up any number they want and say they never hit it.The representative said that EA has an exact number set for how many copies will be sold before the publisher turns off digital sales, but they aren't going to share that number.
No the problem is money, they keep track on howmany copies are sold so they can work out the worst case scenario, but that sort of server surplus is a big extra cost for what will only be launch week hype.Jamboxdotcom said:The problem isn't really money, it's that they typically have no clue what the initial server load is going to be.
Yeah, but you know it's true what he says. Haters are gonna hate, even if their hate makes no sense.Scizophrenic Llama said:This pretty much covers it for me. The last point about merging servers really isn't even something to complain about, except for the small amount of downtime to merge.Hagi said:No matter what they do they'll lose....
Limit the number of launch players = FAIL!
Potentially allowing more people in then the servers can handle = FAIL!
Buying so many servers that they will be handle the traffic and then merging them 2 months later = FAIL!
Seriously people, stop being so melodramatic. All they're doing is making very sure there's as smooth a launch as possible and preventing a hype-driven after-launch failure, like for example WAR and AoC had.
They're confident enough to count on people still buying their game after the initial launch hype has died down, how is that anything but a good thing? There's too much hype and crazy already in MMO-land. Nothing wrong with taking it a bit slower and going for the long-term, isn't that what MMOs are all about?
Then again, whining about something like that isn't surprising when I've seen people complain about getting free games.
Like being able to play the game a few days earlier than everyone else and an authentication key, galaxy map, statue of Darth Malgus, and a few other little bonuses both in game and with your copy. It's not like you're getting nothing for your money. It's just a question of whether or not you think it is worth it.animehermit said:It's a for the collector's edition, it's not the only thing it includes, and none of the items it sells are game-breaking, nor do they give other players an advantage over others. It's not a "premium account" it's a small area for people who bought the CE. The store doesn't cost 130 euros that's the price of the CE, and you get a ton of other stuff with it as well.The Lugz said:deluxe versions of the game get an in-game store they cost £130. i call that 'pretty fucking premium' to use your colourful metaphors, frankly
presumably they sell skins for items and other char customisation.
nobody really knows for sure
the actual description is thus;
"Exclusive In-game Store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items."