As I said before I like what you do and I love your game. But I cannot say the same about what you do today. I don’t know why right now at such a difficult time for us all you make such a sudden and amazing decision to raise prices for Russia (perhaps our dear Ukrainian friends whispered something in your ear?).
I realize that you need to pay employees salaries in USD and Euros, not in Rubles. However, I have something to say about this. And I just can’t be silent, although by nature I don’t like to make such statements.
You can not worry about me. I have enough money to pay my account for years to come even at a new price. But, I must say that your action is very vile, disgusting and deceitful. Just think. Now is the time of the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection. This is a disaster not only for my country, but for the whole world. However, today Russia is in third place in the world in the number of infected persons. The US, Brazil and then Russia. Just think about it. This is a really difficult time for all of us. But especially economically affected countries are the first in this list. Many people were left temporarily without work and without wages. Many have lost a substantial portion of their income.
But such difficult times, many companies such as Valve and Sony in their stores Steam and PS Store carry out promotions and offer discounts for many games and even give out games for free. These companies really want to help ordinary people who are in stress and difficult situations. But what is CCP doing at the same time? Announces price increases! Almost 2 times! Are you guys crazy there on your an icy island? Could you raise prices a year ago? or wait a bit and raise prices at the end of this year or in a year? Is this the present we deserve right now?
I am not opposed to unreasonable price increases in a normal environment. But do it in a pandemic? It’s a betrayal of you and a knife in our backs.
Are you aware of the price level that you set? Not a single AAA+++ game today in Russia costs as much as your subscription for a year. And it needs to be done right now, right?
Thank you for your concern. Thank you very much. For me you crossed out your longstanding reputation with one stroke of the pen.