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Regarding The Cost Of Officer Briefings In The Market



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May 4, 2016, 11:30 a.m.



GP should be cosmetic only, if you have anything to boost player stats with money that is pay to win. No other way to look at it, please make the right decision.

Everyone has pointed out there are many other ways to make money, a monthly sub for monthly cosmetics that are unique for that month, player xp boost, % off of gp buys.

There are so many ways you can make money without having people buy ways to better there ships in stats.

Make the right decision.


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May 4, 2016, 11:37 a.m.


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May 4, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

DN_nwood#2177 posted (#post-30493)
Hey all, the change is being reverted. More information later tonight.

Good to hear, I don't even get why you all made this change in the first place.
Look at some of the most successful multi-player F2P games, LoL, DotA, CS:GO.
None of them charge real money for core gameplay changing items/mechanics.

League has 2 currencies:
Influence Points, that you get free by playing, that unlock glyphs and champions etc.
and Riot Points, the ones that cost real $, are only for cosmetics.
Or for buying %XP/IP boosts .
If they'd started charging real money for unlocking parts of the mastery tree, or for summoner spells
they'd never have become the e-Sports giant they are today.

So learn from the giant's in whose footsteps you're following.
Never charge IRL money for items/mechanics that influence gameplay.
Never become P2W.


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May 4, 2016, 11:49 a.m.



EmptyTuxedo#3505 posted (#post-30096)

UPDATE: Thank you for the feedback, we are adding FP as an option for Officer Briefings now. You can find further clarification on this matter here.

Looking forward to more info. At least for now, "here" doesn't seem to have further clarification yet.

This looks to me like it was a poorly-thought-out decision, and implementing it the way it was done blatantly flew in the face of everything we've been told about the project avoiding pay-to-win.

Unless the GP income for players is intended to be quite easy WITHOUT paying (which would somewhat invalidate the idea of letting people buy it), this seems like a bad idea. Even then, the "invalidates buying with real money' thing becomes a problem for your income, so it's just all-round bad.

It might - JUST MIGHT - be workable if the GP earnings are low enough to be not really viable for buying skins and things with GP unless you decide to grind for ages, but OBs are really, REALLY cheap. Like 5 or 10GP while skins are 200+. Balance it so a single daily challenge or level-up bonus will buy you 2 or 3 Briefings, but you'll need to grind for a few weeks to hit the cosmetic corner of the market and grab a single item.


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May 4, 2016, 11:58 a.m.



EmptyTuxedo#3505 posted (#post-30096)

UPDATE: Thank you for the feedback, we are adding FP as an option for Officer Briefings now. You can find further clarification on this matter here.

I suspect not a lot of people are going to catch this. I hope they keep the FP option. Like I keep saying, the best thing they can do to promote monetization is allow GP purchases be gifted to other players.


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May 4, 2016, 12:03 p.m.



The gift option that Grave_Knight suggested in an excellent idea. I'd definitely make use of it


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May 4, 2016, 12:08 p.m.


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May 4, 2016, 12:23 p.m.

Yeah i have to agree on that, keep GP for cosmetic only, FP for all the things that go boom or make the boom bigger.

Besides, look at games like league of legends, they make tons by simply selling champions and cosmetics, people go crazy on cosmetics, you can even make more ships with the same stats, trust me when i say this.

If people play it long enough, they want their stuff to look pretty.


Posted: //
May 4, 2016, 12:45 p.m.



We have included FP as an option for Officer Briefings and given an explanation on this communication mistake here.


Sean McIntosh
Dreadnought Community Manager


Posted: //
May 4, 2016, 2:55 p.m.



" if not Officer Briefings what would you possibly spend a few bucks on?"
Convenience items(EXP/FP Boosts)
More aesthetics for ships +character customization
Voicepacks


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May 4, 2016, 6:09 p.m.



Valenwyn#8971 posted (#post-30749)

" if not Officer Briefings what would you possibly spend a few bucks on?"
Convenience items(EXP/FP Boosts)
More aesthetics for ships +character customization
Voicepacks

All of the above but for friends and/or guild mates.


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June 14, 2016, 1:13 a.m.



Deyu87#3772 posted (#post-30106)

P2W confirmed. Moving on.

I seriously hope that you are trolling.

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