Interesting, I have also thought about coming back just to see the prices are prohibitive.
Being from Brazil myself I just can’t justify paying R$80,73 (Today’s Steam pricing) and I really do not want to go back to that rabbit hole of playing to PLEX my account.
I really wish CCP provided some form of “regional pricing” for Brazilians, I know other MMOs/Sub games do it through steam.
iRacing for example, the monthly cost is R$24,99 through steam versus ~R$72,7 if I convert 12,99 to R with today’s rates, there are a lot of other examples where regional pricing is used on steam for monthly subs.
Not trying to compare but just to help Finrod paint the picture:
Final Fantasy XIV - R$28,99 (Via Steam)
Netflix - R$21,90/R$32,90/R$45,90 for Entry/Standard/Premium packages
Amazon Prime - R$9,99
Anyways, I did try to bring it to CCP attention couple years back via ticket, but in the end I guess they do not value Brazilians players as much, maybe we are such a small community that it’s just not worth it.
But on the other end, us being such a small community, why not allow steam regional pricing and charge us a reasonable amount in our own currency (R$25-30) for a monthly sub.
Of course we do not want PLEX prices to also follow this as it can create a bigger problem, but if just the sub prices follow a regional pricing scheme I do believe we could get some Brazilian players back, I know at least a couple of people that would come back if sub prices were reasonable, me included.
We can only hope