Edit November 21, 2013: I scrapped the huge image - there is so much stuff to buy that the list was a bit out of control. So, there is only the MS Excel download now. In its place I put a comparison of the various MC packages as well as the big sale packages based on their value in MC. I got the updates into the spreadsheet for the new items for October and November.
Edit September 17, 2013: Added info for Kintaro and Orion. Added place holders for Project Phoenix and Saber Reinforcement Mechs. Edited paragraph to fix an unclear sentence.
MS Excel version here--> http://homepage.usas...e_list_copy.xls (You may need to clear your browser cache to update).
TL;DR – I keep this price list up to date so you can figure out your real U.S. dollar cash value of purchasable items.
I originally created this list for my own MC purchasing purposes. But I decided to add it to the community’s guides when I saw so much misinformation and generalization being posted as various MC only items were released. In particular I noticed that people would quote items as equaling the cost of the MC package they would have to buy, or I would notice people calculating an item’s cost based on the most expensive package rather than the one they actually bought or would buy. For example people would post some thing to the effect that an Atlas AS7-K cost $30.00. The problem with this statement is that it is both true and false. If a player purchases the minimum MC package to obtain the Atlas AS7-K he/she will indeed spend just about $30.00 on MC, but then their actual cost for the Atlas AS7-K is more like $25.25, with enough MC left over to also purchase a Commando COM-2D, a day of premium time and covert 1375 XP to GXP. On the other hand if a player had purchased MC in several small increments – the $6.95 package 5 times – yes he/she will spend over 30 real dollars on the Atlas AS7-K (and still have MC for the Commando and XP conversion). No one is going to plan to take the more expensive route, yet some will simply be in that situation because that’s how their money flowed. And people who still have Founder’s MC get even lower actual costs (46% savings on Atlas AS7-K). Thus, actual costs are relative to how much a person paid (or is going to pay) for their MC. The person planning to buy the Atlas AS7-K is likely going to save their pennies to get the 6500 MC package and the Atlas for $25.25, not $30.47.
This list is not here to convince players that MWO is affordable or that it is not affordable. I’ve put it here to reduce bias and generalization about item costs by giving players some hard numbers to work with, so that they can make a better informed decision when purchasing or not purchasing in-game items.
See the download link above for the list in MS Excel. The graphic below is a summary of the cost/values of various packages that are or have been available.
Edited by KitK, 03 December 2013 - 03:25 PM.