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#161 SweetJackal

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:21 AM

View PostDLFReporter, on 09 February 2014 - 11:05 PM, said:

Hmmm are all theses sales signs that IGP is haveing funding problems?
I hope not.

Doubtful. Massive discounts out of the blue may be a sign of trouble selling that product in physical stores but this is because those items take up limited shelf space and there is an investment made into each individual item. There is no such upkeep or overhead for digital goods.

Rather the player base has been vocal about the digital goods in game being far too expensive for what they offer with the $40 Hero Mechs getting the most criticism. A deep discount of 50% is a good way to test how that change in pricing will affect revenue and how this sale will compare to other sales without completely repricing every item in the store.

I doubt this will lead to the prices of mechs dropping in any real manner. Rather I would expect sales like this to be much more common and used as the means of targeting players like myself that are willing to spend money on a game we want to support but not willing to spend money when we feel that we are getting nothing of value in return (Camo designs being limited to one chassis is a very good example of lacking value keeping my wallet closed.)

Edit: Also I do hope that the pricing model for Mechs ends up following the League Of Legends model for Champions when it comes to MC purchases. As new Champions are added to the game older ones are reduced in price to lower price tiers. LoL does this with both In-game and Real-Money purchases but I don't believe that C-bill costs should be lowered in the same manner if MC costs are reduced due to mechs coming loaded with weapons and equipment. This already happened early in the CB, a stage where you could buy a mech, strip it and sell all of it's pieces for more than what you bought the mech for.

Edited by SuckyJack, 10 February 2014 - 07:26 AM.


#162 Nehkrosis

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:01 AM

so this ends today?

#163 Phashe

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:06 AM

Broke down and bought my Dragon Slayer... Not my favorite Vic due to no ac20, but I am enjoying my 9B. Now I need a build that works for me...

(Already had my CTF-IM :-) , and until they tweak/fix the dragons, my Flame is enough...).

#164 Ryoken

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:08 AM

Well I just wanted to say thank you for this nice sale! And also say damn you PGI for making my MC reserves drop faster than I ever expected... ;)

#165 Xelrean

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Thanks a lot PGI, great sale ;)

#166 wheeltrain

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

I didn't get into all the epeen measuring and speculation of how PGI is failing. I just enjoyed this awesome sale, bought 2 mechs. Thanks.

#167 Shar Wolf

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

View PostDaisu Saikoro, on 09 February 2014 - 11:20 AM, said:

Eh, the Boars Head is a waste.

Depends on how much you want to spend to get that 400XL ;)
(and it doesn't take THAT much to get it through the basics, if you are looking for a 3rd Atlas)

#168 Airborne Thunder

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

Only the future will tell just why they are being so "generous".

#169 CapperDeluxe

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

View PostAirborne Thunder, on 10 February 2014 - 12:18 PM, said:

Only the future will tell just why they are being so "generous".


Daily specials are a marketing thing to pull in more money since people like catching those "limited time only" deals, or to get to those who don't feel the full price is worth it but might otherwise see 50% off as reasonable.

Similarly, why else do I (and many others) always buy too many games during Steam's holiday sales?

#170 Xeno Phalcon

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

View PostCapperDeluxe, on 10 February 2014 - 12:37 PM, said:


Similarly, why else do I (and many others) always buy too many games during Steam's holiday sales?


Cause my willpower ended at $7 for skyrim during the winter sale? XD

#171 mack sabbath

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Speaking of selling Mechs, when the hell can we buy Griffins & Wolverines? They are weeks overdue now.

#172 ShadowbaneX

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

View PostDie Primate Die, on 10 February 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Speaking of selling Mechs, when the hell can we buy Griffins & Wolverines? They are weeks overdue now.


No? The Battlemaster came out for c-bills just a little while ago, like 2 weeks. The Griffin is for c-bills sale this month and the Wolverine next month in March.

#173 mack sabbath

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

View PostShadowbaneX, on 10 February 2014 - 03:05 PM, said:


No? The Battlemaster came out for c-bills just a little while ago, like 2 weeks. The Griffin is for c-bills sale this month and the Wolverine next month in March.



Cool, at least I can get my Griffon this month since that's the one I really wanted the most!

#174 Shar Wolf

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

View PostShadowbaneX, on 10 February 2014 - 03:05 PM, said:


No? The Battlemaster came out for c-bills just a little while ago, like 2 weeks. The Griffin is for c-bills sale this month and the Wolverine next month in March.

View PostDie Primate Die, on 10 February 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:



Cool, at least I can get my Griffon this month since that's the one I really wanted the most!

I am not aware that they have announced which one is coming first
(we may very well get the Wolverine first if they haven't - though I am expecting the Griff first.)

#175 IronEricP

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

View PostcSand, on 07 February 2014 - 04:43 PM, said:

I already have the Flame, but my bro is gonna grab the Fang, so we can rock it Double Dragon style. Might have to name our mechs Billy and Jimmy :P



FOR THE LOVE OF GOD YES!!!

THE CHEESE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE :ph34r:

#176 ShadowbaneX

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

View PostShar Wolf, on 10 February 2014 - 03:34 PM, said:

I am not aware that they have announced which one is coming first (we may very well get the Wolverine first if they haven't - though I am expecting the Griff first.)


No, if you go and look at the original images that were released for them, (the ones with the variants et al) it has the release dates on them.

#177 Shar Wolf

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

View PostShadowbaneX, on 10 February 2014 - 05:30 PM, said:

If you go and look at the original images that were released for them, (the ones with the variants et al) it has the release dates on them.

Forgot that. :ph34r:


So yeah, Griffin first, then the Wolverine. :P

#178 littlebruiser

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:04 AM

Wich mech is next? A light would be a good idea.

#179 Tranquility91

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:52 AM

Jester PLZ!!!

#180 Ngamok

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

View PostDie Primate Die, on 10 February 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:



Cool, at least I can get my Griffon this month since that's the one I really wanted the most!


You will love it's torso twist. It's more than the Hunchbacks.

View Postlittlebruiser, on 11 February 2014 - 05:04 AM, said:

Wich mech is next? A light would be a good idea.


Light will be this month as well, the Firestarter to go with the Hero.

Oh, you meant hero.

Edited by Ngamok, 11 February 2014 - 07:13 AM.






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