LEFTIE_86#6104 posted (#post-219699) said:
I agree with Solokonto.
Saying conversion is their money maker so they don't plan on changing it sounds like a cop out. While I do appreciate the honesty of their monetization, I don't understand why they continue to incentivise using all our fleets with battle bonuses, but then force us to use gold to convert all that xp. At best, this is an oversight and something to be fixed. At worst, they are purposefully looking for ways to push players into buying gold and that is nasty stuff.
I don't want to hate on the devs because they have made great strides with the game and seem to love their product, but I hope this calls them out and lets them take a step back and evaluate what is right for game and in the long run for the company.
This is my big issue. Ok it's an FtP so they've got to make money, but with a big grind they really try to force players into paying. Add in you can't make money in Proving Grounds and risk getting stomped in other modes, people see a big mountain to climb. Between those two things, a lot just back off.
Seeing the new options in the market place, I'm not going to lie: I really want to get some of the color schemess and other items. But I'll also be very truthful: I can't justify the cost they are currenty at. Here is where I'm at right now: I've got 100 GP (spent 1000 GP earned through accomplishments to get the Orion for it's color scheme and parts). I'd like the black and gold scheme just added (Galactic Bee or something) and the Zilant for it's parts and colors. I'd need to spend $20 to get the 2500 GP pack, allowing me to afford both (1000 GP for Zilant, 1600 GP for black and gold scheme). $20 gets me two colors schemes for all my ships, a few dreadnought parts (for AK dreads only) and a hero ship that I likely won't use because it's loadout is preset. That's... a really small return for $20. Given the admittance that there is't much revenue from vanity purcahses I'm going to say most players see it that way.
Selling a few at a high price hasn't brought in the money, so maybe they'd sell a lot at a low price.