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Would you buy mount skins if?

JustANoob.2798JustANoob.2798 Member ✭✭
edited March 13, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

If the mount skins were packaged different or priced differently would you be more likely to purchase them? I think Anet is missing out on the chance to sell more skins. Maybe I am wrong, who knows, I am hoping this Poll will show if I am right or wrong. Please give the reason for your choice in comments. Basically answer the following question.
I would buy more mount skins if .........................................

Would you buy mount skins if? 116 votes

the packs were mount specific and only contained skins for one mount.
10% 12 votes
the price for the Mount Select License, the one where you pick the skin that you want, were lower.
42% 49 votes
the price for the Mount Adoption License, you get a random skin, were lower.
12% 14 votes
I think the price is fine I just don't want to spend the money.
12% 15 votes
I think the price is fine.
22% 26 votes

Comments

  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭

    I've bought more skins than I should have, so I must think the price is fine :-)

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2019

    I'm somewhere between thinking the prices are fine and thinking I'd buy more if the select licences were cheaper - because I only buy those on sale.

    Here's what I've bought so far:

    • Branded mount pack - 1,600 gems
    • 15x Istani Isles licences - 1,800 gems for 5 (360 gems each)
    • 4x Select licences - discounted to 720 gems each
    • Armadillo skin - 2k gems

    The armadillo was very much an exception - armadillos and pangolins are some of my favourite animals and I'd actually suggested almost exactly that skin when the roller beetle was released so I felt like I had to buy it, but also I used gold (and a friend was kind enough to donate a lot of that gold) so the price wasn't as much of an issue for me. (Also it's the only beetle skin I have, so I do get a fair bit of use from it.)

    In general I'd say I'm not willing to pay more than about 800 gems for a mount skin, and that would have to be one I really like. And of course I'd prefer to pay less if I can.

    (Also I know the Istani Isles licences are technically RNG, but since I bought all 15 I see it as buying a pack of 15 mount skins rather than buying RNG boxes, and since I like and use almost all of them it was worth it, and I used gold for most of them too. Although if the select licence hadn't been available I'd have refused to buy them on principal.)

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  • Absconditus.6804Absconditus.6804 Member ✭✭✭

    I would buy more mount skins if I had the option to pick and choose my skins without any randomness, alongside a bundle for multiple skins for a better price. E.g., 600 Gems for 1 skin, 2000 Gems for bundle. I am somewhat fine with "premium" skins being 2000 Gems, though I would like to see the price dropped to maybe 1600?

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  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    I've purchased most of the mount skins, because I like having stuff. But I think the price on at least some of them is a big ask, and does put some people off buying them.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2019

    I have bought multiple bundles:

    Branded, Wintersday, Spooky and Exo-Suit
    Forged Warhound Jackal, Shrine Guardian Jackal
    Dreadnought Raptor (first BLC I opened when it came out)
    Lion Griffon
    Umbral Demon Skimmer
    The first 2k Springer skin when it game out, don't remember the name
    Shrine Gecko Springer (third BLC I opened)
    And around 20 of the single licenses over time.

    Sure, I would like to spend less on these skins, but I think they are resonably priced usually. Most of the packs I bought because I enjoyed more than 2 of the skins and I really enjoyed the variety to go along my multiple characters + looks for them or because they have really good dye channels (exo suit for example is awesome, because you can make it look like actual armor, which is the sole reason why I love the Dreadnought Raptor so much). I highly prefer the singular skins coming from Black Lion Chests rather than an instant shop purchase, though I admit I might be biased given how extremely lucky I am with these chests or through the unlocks.

    It definitely helps that the packs sell at 1600 when they first come out, or even when the seasonal ones are returning they are usually discounted for a few days (pretty sure they are?) I probably wouldn't buy them at full price unless I liked them all.

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  • I would skins if I liked any new skins enough to justify their price. I liked some skins in the recent adoption license, but it was more of a 600 gem - 800 gem like. Not a 1200 gem like.

    I would really like some Silvari themed mount skins. Probably 1200 gems like for each mount.

    No skin should be exclusive to gem-store rng boxes.
    What really happened with mount skins

  • Asum.4960Asum.4960 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2019

    I would spend a lot more, and frequently, if it was actually Microtransactions.

    For 1-5€, I would probably just buy any skin I like. For 10-20€+ for a skin, I either feel terrible for caving and buying the thing, or feel bad about not having it when it would be really nice for one of my characters, lowering my enjoyment of that character from what it was before.

    Either way, the current pricing model is lowering my enjoyment of the game with the release of every skin I like at this point, if I buy it or not.
    Because of that, I nowdays usually just try to forget Gemstore stuff exist and not buy anything anymore, unless I have vast amount of Gold piled up to convert to gems.

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  • I would purchase a mount skins if gw2 decided to not fix or re-look at the mounting up delay bug that is still occurring. I read the only way to fix the bug is use a skin.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kyguy.6507 said:
    I would purchase a mount skins if gw2 decided to not fix or re-look at the mounting up delay bug that is still occurring. I read the only way to fix the bug is use a skin.

    No, the bug doesn't care if you have a skin or not.

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  • Thank you to those of you that answered. I keep hoping that Anet will realize that if they change the way that they are doing the skins they might actually sell more and make more money.

  • Zephire.8049Zephire.8049 Member ✭✭✭

    How I'd do it is something like this:

    • Random mounts stay at 400 gems.
    • Specific skins in a random pack or same mount pack (i.e. the Warclaw one) would drop to 800 gems per skin.
    • Theme/holiday bundles would stay at their 1600 discount price.
    • Premium ones would stay at 2000 gems.

    My reasoning for the 800 bracket is because 1200 is a decent amount for one skin and can put people off it. 800 is in the same range as gliders, skins, outfits, and character slots, plus someone is more likely to get 1600 gems for two mount skins they like in a set rather than 1200 for one. And a bundle with barely changed skins for the same mount at the cost of a premium mount kinda sucks and far fewer people will buy the whole set for the 1 skin they like than will buy the skin they want for 800.

    Also stick mount skins in the Wardrobe Unlock from BLC's.

  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2019

    I would buy more skins if ArenaNet sold packs with the same theme for all mounts, and it were a good pack. I got the Awakened mount skins, since it applied to all the mounts we had at the time and I like how it looks, but it really annoys me that the Rollerbeetle and the Warclaw don't get to follow the same theme as the other five mounts.

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  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think the price is fine but I'm not going to buy it primarily because I'm not interested in mount skins.

    I usually buy outfits and skins and while I have bought mount skins in the past, once I have enough variety, I stop seeking out more variety and only get the things that really catches me personally. I'm looking for new races to play (be it purely cosmetic, some sort of super upgraded tonic, an alt-race companion to interact with or the whole shibang with options, armors, personal story, voice actor and all) and I'd be hard pressed to buy more cosmetics without that feature.

  • Crosis.7140Crosis.7140 Member ✭✭

    I buy skins if they are come as theme, example exo-suit, awakened. Because I like all my mounts to go with same themes and usually theme sets are cheaper. Like Branded Mounts Pack you paid 1600 gem (On sale) so it cost 320 gem each which is reasonable price.

  • I"ve bought several mount skins select and package. On the package i got lucky to get the one i was looking for. I don't think the price is that bad. im waiting for the Grand Lion Mount skin to come back around so i can snatch that. I have no issues with the select prices as these are after all non game affecting addons that i rather like.

  • Shiv.5781Shiv.5781 Member ✭✭

    I voted for having lower prices on particular mount skin, because yes I'd like to buy those, but I don't got that much money to spare.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Those mount selection licenses on sale at 720 Gems is as good as it gets since they won't charge them at the perfect 400 each. They only get 5 skin purchases max from me (the only fix to mounting lag), rather than 4 skins per mount and more over time that look awesome enough to buy.

  • The problem is that the poll ignores what we already know from ANet: the price points are determined by a subset of buyers, not by considering the majority.

    Basically, ANet found that there is a substantial minority of players who are willing to spend more on cosmetics than they did (prior to MountFits), if only there were enough of the right sort of skins in the gem shop. Mounts gave ANet that opportunity: collectible sets, individualized skins, and bundles... all of which appeal to those willing to drop 10s of 1000s of gems, not just 100s.

    Of course lots of people would spend more on MountFits if they were cheaper, but that won't mean that ANet gets to sell more gems for the same investment of resources

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  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    No answer there for me..

    My answer is this.
    I think the price is fine for the random licences and I'm completely fine with buying a few of them each month until I get the mounts I want.

    However I am completely against the pricing for the 2000 gem deluxe mounts which are absurdly priced almost as much as an expansion pack... and the same price as multi pack mounts which offer several skins in once pack.
    I consider those skins to be very exploitative and I personally refuse to buy them because of that.

  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    I've only bought 3 skins and all select licence (stardrift, mirror masked and kourna jackrabbit). Don't think I'd ever waste gems on random license because the probability is too high I get something I don't care for.

    I only want one favourite skin per mount - maybe if a second is made that I really like then I'd get it but so far that hasn't been the case. If a skin is made that I love, I don't care what price it is - I'll still aim to buy it.

    Having said that I do feel the select licenses could have been slightly lower - eg 800 or 1000 gems in line with other cosmetic items such as outfits, and so on, but that wouldn't make me buy any more than I have anyway - because am motivated by the desire to have a particular fashion over relatively small differences in price (eg if mount skins were something stupid like 5000 gems then of course I wouldn't bother at all because gold conversion is impractical for casual play).

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  • I don't mind the prices individually or as bundles, but as of yet I haven't brought any as there aren't really any I actually like that much. The only one I actually like is from the original set which doesn't have mount select licenses available, therefore I won't ever get it as I'm not going to waste my money or gold gambling for it.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    "The price for the Mount Select License, the one where you pick the skin that you want, were lower."
    Yup, definitely don't worth 1200, envisage selling them at 600-800 and I will think about buying them, but still consider it a high price, in packs like branded/ exo suit, 1 mount= 400 gems...

    Skins I have:
    -Shrine guardian (2000) for 1
    -Exo suit pack (2000) for 5
    -No beetle skin/warclaw currently, because can't select the one I like for kitty, and I love nothing for beetle.

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  • I mean. I've bought like, most of the skins. I'm missing some (two skin packs and two 2000g solo skins) mostly because they weren't my aesthetic and therefore I didn't spend. But the prices themselves are not an issue to me; an mmo without a monthly subscription gotta do what it gotta do. Of course it'd be sweet if the prices were lower, but they're not, and I still buy, so.

  • AlexxxDelta.1806AlexxxDelta.1806 Member ✭✭✭

    As mentioned before, this poll and its results are irrelevant to Anet's gem store policies. They have been pretty transparent in their decision to cater to a smaller group of big spenders (whales) instead of the majority when it comes to cosmetics. And they are not the only one, this is a common practice all over the gaming industry these days because it results in maximum profit. Games today are accessible to more people than ever before but truly enjoyed to their full extent by a few.

    I'm just speculating but if they do make a change I doubt it will be towards making skins more affordable, if anything it will be the opposite. The cash store prices have been trending upwards for quite some time now and there is no reason to believe this will suddenly stop.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    @Teratus.2859 said:
    No answer there for me..

    My answer is this.
    I think the price is fine for the random licences and I'm completely fine with buying a few of them each month until I get the mounts I want.

    However I am completely against the pricing for the 2000 gem deluxe mounts which are absurdly priced almost as much as an expansion pack... and the same price as multi pack mounts which offer several skins in once pack.
    I consider those skins to be very exploitative and I personally refuse to buy them because of that.

    I completely understand (and agree with) saying that 2,000 gems is over priced for 1 skin, but I don't think it's accurate to call them exploitative.

    It's completely clear up-front what you pay and what you get for your money, and it's something no one, including the people who do buy it, actually need. It doesn't do anything, it doesn't provide any benefits, it's purely cosmetic. Therefore I can't see how this can be considered exploitation. You pay your money and get exactly what you were shown, or you don't and you're not missing anything except looks.

    Exploitative would be if it offered extra benefits so players felt they had to pay (say for example buying it unlocks that mount in WvW), or if it was an RNG box where you pay and there's a chance you'll get the skin you really want, or one that's useless to you or nothing (but Anet's never been that bad - their RNG boxes always give something, it just might be something useless) and if you don't get it your only option is to give up or keep on paying.

    It might seem like an irrelevant difference but I think it's important for us to be accurate about these things, because if every over priced or uninteresting item gets called exploitative then it becomes easier for Anet (and other players) to ignore that complaint and if/when actually exploitative items are added and someone complains everyone will just think "Here we go again, someone crying that they can't afford the new shiny".

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  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Teratus.2859 said:
    No answer there for me..

    My answer is this.
    I think the price is fine for the random licences and I'm completely fine with buying a few of them each month until I get the mounts I want.

    However I am completely against the pricing for the 2000 gem deluxe mounts which are absurdly priced almost as much as an expansion pack... and the same price as multi pack mounts which offer several skins in once pack.
    I consider those skins to be very exploitative and I personally refuse to buy them because of that.

    I completely understand (and agree with) saying that 2,000 gems is over priced for 1 skin, but I don't think it's accurate to call them exploitative.

    It's completely clear up-front what you pay and what you get for your money, and it's something no one, including the people who do buy it, actually need. It doesn't do anything, it doesn't provide any benefits, it's purely cosmetic. Therefore I can't see how this can be considered exploitation. You pay your money and get exactly what you were shown, or you don't and you're not missing anything except looks.

    Exploitative would be if it offered extra benefits so players felt they had to pay (say for example buying it unlocks that mount in WvW), or if it was an RNG box where you pay and there's a chance you'll get the skin you really want, or one that's useless to you or nothing (but Anet's never been that bad - their RNG boxes always give something, it just might be something useless) and if you don't get it your only option is to give up or keep on paying.

    It might seem like an irrelevant difference but I think it's important for us to be accurate about these things, because if every over priced or uninteresting item gets called exploitative then it becomes easier for Anet (and other players) to ignore that complaint and if/when actually exploitative items are added and someone complains everyone will just think "Here we go again, someone crying that they can't afford the new shiny".

    I ment exploitative in the way that Anet know a lot of people would buy it against their better judgement.. but yeah.. it probably was a poor choice of words on my part.
    I'm not much of a conversationalist tbh
    Bad at explaining myself and using the right words lol

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2019

    I already do buy mount skins, so I don't have any problems with the price.

    I'd buy more if there were more I liked, but you can't please everyone with every skin.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Mount Packs are stupid. They force you do get all skins contained (of which most are not worth buying at all) for a price higher than if you bought a single mount selection license for a specific skin of your choice. I have not bought a single mount pack yet and will never do so.

  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think the price is fine, IF they appeal to me enough.

    My problem is that now I have two mounts that don't match any of the theme sets they sell. I passed on the Shiverpeak set, even though I liked it, because I couldn't match my Roller to it. Now that I have a Warclaw too, sets like that hold even less appeal.

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  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well your list isn't exactly exhaustive. Anyway I'd agree with 1 and 2. I'd buy individual skins I chose for 800 gems for sure - 1200 is a bit much.
    I'd buy packs of skins for a single mount, again if they were affordable. Like the 2000 gems for Warclaw. If they made that with a variety of skins for other mounts I'd probably buy those. One of the worst things about the random skin license is that for some people they don't even have the mount they get a skin for.

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    Mount Packs are stupid. They force you do get all skins contained (of which most are not worth buying at all) for a price higher than if you bought a single mount selection license for a specific skin of your choice. I have not bought a single mount pack yet and will never do so.

    Actually this makes little sense. A mount pack gives you 5 skins for 2000 gems. Individual skins are 1200 gems if you chose them. So the pack is cheaper than even 2 skins. If you only use 2 it is therefor a good deal. Maybe you can't find 2 skins in any pack that you'd use, but almost everyone else can, and it is therefor not 'stupid'.

    Additionally, if you were to buy 5 random skins at the same cost there's no assurance you'd get ANY you like, so even if you only like one of the skins in the pack it's not particularly worse than buying the random ones at 400 gems each.

  • MoriMoriMori.5349MoriMoriMori.5349 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    In my opinion, the point behind their policies is not only about selling more skins (or other vanity items). Otherwise you would see those readily available 24/7 - yet you rarely see, say, Shrine Guardian skin for Jackal being sold as a separate item. It may be they try to maintain some semblance of status and uniqueness bound to them (especially when so much ppl are sitting on thousands of gold which can be converted to gems and spent in the shop), so they timegate direct access to specific items like this. Like, from their point of view, it doesn't matter whether one player will acquire a skin by spending, say, 20$ on it, or 4 players will acquire it, by spending 5$ each (20$ in total) - but the former is still better for sales, as the fewer players have it, the more exclusive it feels. On the other hand, it may seem a bit unfair that somebody who can't afford spending that much on a skin won't get it, but as it's just cosmetics, who cares. If you really like it, you'll find a way. Otherwise, too bad, you're out of luck. May be find a better job IRL instead.

  • InvaGir.9158InvaGir.9158 Member ✭✭✭

    Its virtual items and cosmetics no less that gives you no advantage over anybody so stop being greedy about it, ArenaNet need to make money to support the game existence and pay salaries for their employees and yes I will justify their prices even if it was 50$ for a package of skins.
    They have every right to set any price they want and you as Individuals has the ability that every responsible person to use discretion and decide whether to buy the package or not.

    Some games sell other uselessness for hundreds of dollars and only for a short time.
    The items you get in this game are permanent and account bound.
    Be thankful for that =\

    P.S: You should also be thankful they bring back old skins as well and put discouts every now and then even though they DON'T have to!

  • Elothar.4382Elothar.4382 Member ✭✭✭

    Two factors drove my vote. First, I am a big fan of purchasing what I want for a fair price. I don't particularly like "bundling" of various products or services where I have to purchase all of it to get what want. Second, I don't tend to switch mount skins (or glider skins, for that matter). So, unless the price was relatively cheap (in the 400-600 gem range), I'm not likely to buy any others. I have skins that I like now... no real reason to buy more unless the price is right.

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭

    I think they are too high. Its not like buying a mount, these are just cosmetic overlays to mounts we already have. Now if they sold actual new mounts then i can see higher prices.

  • I would buy more mount skins, if they were priced individually by skin quality. Like they should've been from the get go imo. Wait.... correction. I would start to buy mount skins. Granted, the RNG route probably paid out a lot more. But I want no part of it.

  • MoriMoriMori.5349MoriMoriMori.5349 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I think they are too high. Its not like buying a mount, these are just cosmetic overlays to mounts we already have. Now if they sold actual new mounts then i can see higher prices.

    I think that's the point. It's better one player buying it for 20$, than 4 players buying it for 5$ each - assuming 3 of those 4 would never bought it for 20$. Though it's still the same amount of money for Anet, the skin is now in possession of 4 times more players, what lowers its value as exclusive item, and makes it less desirable purchase for others.

    There is also buyer's satisfaction aspect. The more items you can afford with your 20$, the less valuable each item feels. I.e., funnily, but by driving prices up, and making most pretty items available only a few times per year, they may force those who buy it to feel more happy on acquiring it. Thus subjective value of item is increased, without Anet investing in it anything at all.

  • Lilyanna.9361Lilyanna.9361 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2019

    People that cried about mounts when they were first getting their skins cried too much. They caused a riot that caused Anet to panic because people felt they didn't get enough choice and wanted to put their lootboxes agenda on the company.

    People said they wanted to pay twice the price of they could choose their mount skin. Here ya are folks. You got what you wanted. Stings doesn't it? Well that's how some players felt when the whole forums wanted to scream about the lack of 'choice' and 'rng'. They bit the hand that gave them something potentially good. Keep the prices the same, so people can remember what happens when you scream at game developers too much.

    I knew this was gonna happen and told people, but now look where we are. Asking for change, yet again.

  • Joseph.6578Joseph.6578 Member ✭✭

    @Absconditus.6804 said:
    I would buy more mount skins if I had the option to pick and choose my skins without any randomness, alongside a bundle for multiple skins for a better price. E.g., 600 Gems for 1 skin, 2000 Gems for bundle. I am somewhat fine with "premium" skins being 2000 Gems, though I would like to see the price dropped to maybe 1600?

    Absolutely. I have all 7 mounts, have looked each time I gained one, and have bought zero skins. Price is not the issue. I want to buy the skin I want for the mount I want. Otherwise, I will never buy.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2019

    posted before...

    still waiting for class based mount, and I want this for my engi

    and the idling animation, it would spin around spraying bullets everywhere and firing off rockets

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  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭

    It lacks the option "I would never buy mount skins with gems no matter what."

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I bought the Wintersday pack, because I liked them all, and then one extra Griffon. The Griffon was a license where you could pick the one you wanted from a set, and it was on sale. That worked for me. There are 2, maybe 3, skins from the very first pack that I like that I'll never be able to buy how I got that single Griffon (sp) skin, and I get why that is, and while a little sad, it is what it is. I would never ask to have access to those unless they figured out a way to reimburse anyone who bought the entire pack just for the few skins they wanted. Wouldn't be fair to them.

    The WvW mount that looks like a cat looks interesting, but you can't buy that one alone either.

    I do wish they had a way to preview how you'd look riding them. I think they should create a stables instance where you can go ride any mount in the instance to check out how it looks and how it dyes, etc.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lilyanna.9361 said:
    People that cried about mounts when they were first getting their skins cried too much. They caused a riot that caused Anet to panic because people felt they didn't get enough choice and wanted to put their lootboxes agenda on the company.

    People said they wanted to pay twice the price of they could choose their mount skin. Here ya are folks. You got what you wanted. Stings doesn't it? Well that's how some players felt when the whole forums wanted to scream about the lack of 'choice' and 'rng'. They bit the hand that gave them something potentially good. Keep the prices the same, so people can remember what happens when you scream at game developers too much.

    I knew this was gonna happen and told people, but now look where we are. Asking for change, yet again.

    And what if we think we got exactly what we wanted, albeit in a very round-about way?

    I much, much prefer paying more for a select licence which enables me to know exactly what I'm buying right from the start and exactly how much it will cost - rather than buying a random licence where I have absolutely no control and may be stuck with something I never wanted.

    Only downside of the current system for me is there are some skins I like which aren't available from select licences (like the recent Warclaw skins) and that I only buy select licences when they're on sale (so they cost 720 gems instead of 1200) but I'm fine with that because it gives me time to think about which skins I want, and it's not like I need any of them right away.

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    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Cragga the Eighty Third.6015Cragga the Eighty Third.6015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2019

    Bought the Branded pack because awesomeness.
    Bought four premium skins, and kicked myself for spending that much once the novelty had worn off.
    But what I love best are the adopted mount packs. I think I got about half of the first one (and won't buy more because there's too many to make the RNG worth it now, and too many uninteresting ones.) I got almost all of the second set, and ended up with all of the third and fourth sets, mostly buying one at a time or 5 at a time. Next time I am planning to have the gems to just buy the full pack all at once, so hoping the next collection is fabulous and worth it.

    Unfortunately, I now have more awesome mount skins than I have characters to ride on them..and don't really like changing up my mounts regularly, I prefer to give a character a permanent mount and name it.

    Clearly, I am okay with the prices.

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