Yeah they are pretty bad, I didn’t even know about the “DLC” until there was a “last chance to buy” and I assumed it would be changed at the end of the week and not one on a Tuesday. Going through them, they are piss poor value and I would laugh at anyone who bought one.
That is one of the major problems I have with this - the SPs. So far (because let’s be honest here once you start making multiple accounts and using all the slots you don’t stop) I had bought that Starter Pack for all of the accounts I have set up as well as a few times purchasing a couple of the others. The SPs in the Starter Pack were pretty much an automatic £5 to spend when setting up yet another account and £10.99 for 30 days Omega and 110 PLEX meant that you, in essence, paid £0.99 for 110 PLEX once per account too…
I’m sorry but I haven’t been playing long enough to have been here when what I now consider to be the “old packs” were introduced so I just wanted to clarify something.
Are you saying that people, when the “Starter Pack” was first brought in, complained that you could buy 1mil SP - essentially 2 Large Skill Injectors but without the ‘scaling’ they have - for £5/$5? And thet they considered them a bad thing?
Yeah but… “Pay2Win” means buying your way to the end. A bit different from “buying 1mil SPs only once for one account that has 3 chars and doesn’t really get you much closer to the end that doesn’t exist in a sandbox” though.
Oh wait - I forgot. Internet forums. Of course people complained! Sorry, should have thought it through before asking…
It isn’t about inflation or relative value of the currencies, it is just CCP being lazy. If it costs 9.99 it also costs £9.99 and E9.99 (can't find the Euro symbol). I mean, it isn't about the /£/E price comparison, it is about how you get much less in the re-worked pack value-wise for a higher cost.
Ok, you get 500 PLEX and that is great and all but honestly - can you get 750k SPs applied to your account for the isk that will get you - especially now the PLEX price (I think / believe without any actual facts to back it up ofc) will fluctuate a lot again for a while now that you can get 500 for this relatively small amount? I mean, taking into account that the SPs received is scaled with the injectors whereas this was a straight-up 1mil points?
Additionally, the booster you previously got was - again ONLY in my personal opinion and with no facts or data to support this - a GREAT thing for the genuine new players. Buy it, consume it and for your first 35 days your 5 attributes go up by 3 points each, you get… +20%? to your damage and… damn. There was something else it did but I can’t remember, sorry.
But I get the point you are making and that is why I did a “I am pretty sure I don’t like it but will hold off on the ranting until I know for sure” to start with cos… I haven’t thought about it or heard enough from others as yet to justify going off on one about it.
Edit: Not sure why but it isn’t letting the dollar sign I am putting in be posted.