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I'm happy with my optional cosmetic appearance horse that in no way at all affects the gameplay and cost me a meager £10 to obtain.
I'm happy that Turbine knows the best way to make the most money from the game and will adjust marketing strategies and prices appropriately when maximising revenue that enables this game to continue to exist.
I'm also happy that people feel they understand the MMO business and marketing well enough to offer constructive criticism and suggestions to Turbine in order to influence their decisions.
There are other kinds of players too, with lots of alts, or with desires for more flexibility and multiple or more frequent customizations.
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You've probably all seen this by now if you care about the issue, and its probably been linked above, but this post shows that we in the forums are not alone in our disgust at these costs, and we should continue to argue for a different pricing structure. I have a feeling that somewhere in WB HQ, a Turbine representative is desperately trying to show his boss the huge amount of support for the petition of this forum, and that his boss is refusing to giveway because he cannot see the money making potential of lowering the prices.
We all can see that, and so we must continue to press our case!
We have no evidence either way, but Turbine will know exactly how many they've sold and what the continuing rate of sale is, as well as historic trends of cosmetic purchasing take-up rates vs store prices on similar items.
All in all, they are far better positioned to know how to make the most money from the war-steed cosmetics than anyone on the forums. Although several people seem to think they know better
However what I do say is that the posters on this forum would pay substantially more money each to Turbine if the prices changed, and because there has been no further communication on this issue from any Turbine representative (I'm sure we can all agree now that the Quartermaster post is outdated as it does not reply to the issues of the last ten pages) then I am assuming this is still a matter in consideration.
If Turbine responds as says 'people are buying, the prices are staying', then we'll have to live with that. But this has not happened.
Your reputation on this post is Negative.
Disruptive Trolling You keep asking for evidence yet provide non of your own..You few vocal Lower the price I am cheap are not the norm stop acting like you are.
^ This is an interesting method of disagreement to my point of view, and a highly mature one I must say... While I cannot tell who added the negative rep, I am confused as to why they think any of my views are 'disruptive trolling' as they so eloquently put... So far the evidence that we have provided, in terms of the posters on this forum outweighs the posters we have seen who disagree with it.
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You know what they say about what happens when people assume.
You should consider reporting the -rep to a forum moderator. It seems unjustified based on what I can see and should get reversed if you report it (I can't see the trolling in your posts and doubt if a forum moderator would be able to either). I'm not sure if it has any effect on the one actually dealing out -rep but it would always be a good thing to get him/her banned or at least blocked from using the feature if he/she can't use it appropriately. But that would be up to the moderators to determine. But by all means, report any unfair -rep. Anonymous -rep has no place in a civilized discussion
On another note. For the ones asking what to give those who already bought the colors if the prices were lowered. Many items in lotro store has had price changes and refunds were never given before, so why should that change? Of course making all colors accountwide as has been previously suggested would solve this as ppl who had already bought the colors could also benefit from that.
I'm among the ppl who bought the Steed of Bright days and Steed of Minas Ithil while they were still 1995 tp. Now they're down to 1200? tp. That doesn't mean I should get a refund. It just means I should be happy for the ones who now have a better chance of getting the 2 steeds.
Does it change anything for ppl who already bought colors if they were priced in a way that allowed more ppl to enjoy this system? If it does, then I'd have to question why you got the colors in the first place. I think a basic cosmetic options such as colors should be within reach for all ppl to get in lotro, not just the select few. There are class steeds, special armor sets, accessories ... that could be pricey (and in the case of class steeds, are). Colors should be cheaper. It's a sad sight to ride through Rohan and see every single horse looking the exact same boring grey.
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I could understand seeing the hide color options cost TP, but the tack colors? Scholars can make the same dyes - why shouldn't they be applicable to war steed tack?
I don't know, I'm frustrated and losing faith in this petition. The customizable war steed was something I was really looking forward to. Its such a shame that it turned out this way. Because now I'm running around with the same ugly grey horse as everyone else.
Its up to what people perceive as important. Everyone who isn't complaining about the prices is probably placated with 4 color choices and they wouldn't need all of them. But for the people who were LOOKING FORWARD to the customization, this isn't something that can be worked around. Point is, it simply isn't fair. Especially to lifers. There should be an in-game way to get the colors as well. The character dyes aren't only available in the store, so why should the steed colors?
Lifers are no more entiteled to anything then anyone else other then waht they already have
free lifetime access to content in the non expansion areas and access to Moors.
Where does this entitelment come from.
Lifers are a drain on recources spend Less money then anyone else and are a big reason F2P
was needed to monitize the Game to remain profitable.
Plus you get 6000 free TP a year thats Plenty to buy all the Dye Packs you want.
I have played almost every day in Rohan since it launched, and I have yet to see a war steed in any other color than grey. This is of course anecdotal evidence. Perhaps players on other servers see them a lot?
My 6000TP a year (from a one year VIP, not lifetime, if it matters) does not actually cover unlocking the dye packs I want. At 595 x number of packs x number of toons, 6000 TP does not go very far. And even then it would not leave anything for other stuff, like saddlebags.
The Legendary edition, VIP for a year, and all character cosmetic slots and all Wardrobe slots unlocked, so I am a big spender on LotRO. I have bought TP on top of my VIP allowance in the past, and might do it the future as well. I short, I'd like to think that I am part of the target group for the Store cosmetic stuff.
I have not bought anything at all.
I did a short experiment, and imagined a "90% off sale" on dyes and tack parts/sets. Just my basic shopping list added up to 3000 TP, including extra steed cosmetic slots at non-sale price. But at current prices? Do I unlock a few colors on my Steeds or use the same money to buy XCOM and GW2?
My only guess for the current pricing is that someone at Turbine did not like the system. By charging prices almost no one will pay, they can point to the disaster and say "I told you so!".
One person at turbine has the power to sabatoge the game.
not like they have design commities and maeketing experts that all have meetings
and decide what goes into the game and the price points.
Yeah the Devs the Marketing people all do thier own thing and we end up with something
as clear in direction as RoR Must have been fate.
Fluff is not needed and Yes I know many who have bought all Dye packs available and used
a mix of in game and purchased TP Some Lifers, Some Yearly VIP, Some Short term VIP and
Simply Put you must prioritize what is important to you. if you can not afford all then
you buy what is most important first but the price point is appropriate for Fluff luxury Items.
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