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New supply pack, microtransactions and DLC.

Day 1,819, 04:12 by Uljanov


Let's start with the part all of you know.

So, new "limited offer" is here and it's called "Bronze bonus Loyalty Program Access" or something like that.



So whats the deal.

As i can tell this is EXTREMELY good offer if you want or like to spend money on a game (in this case eRepublik) this is a great chance.

Downside, as i am aware of is that you cant take this offer if you bought gold ever.

Why?

Well you will get a chance to speed up your development as a player.
1. If you are a soldier you can buy better training grounds now or save when they are on discount.
2. If you are economist (save your soul with this economy) you can upgrade your firms or buy more raw materials buildings.
3. If you are a investigative journalist you can pay your way into big organizations and make great articles. BTW corruption is on the rise.
4. You get massive amounts of weaponry and you can take or steal BH/CH medals, win RW's, help your country or go on a killing spree (my favorite!!).
5. Use your imagination but be careful this is not the endless pot of gold!



Short version of WHY? is do it, great offer.

Now lets go into the WHY NOT side of the story.

Why not?

Well this is the part what most people don't know.

Well it this great internet world of ours there are funny and addictive things called micro transactions or DLC's (DownLoadable Content). This is a long story but i'll keep it short.

Micro transactions are transactions of a small amount of money like 1 euro, 3 dollars and so on that are significantly less then 50 euros you would have to pay for some boxed versions of some games. As they are small and almost anyone can afford them people use it more often and you end up paying more at the end.

Short version of WHY NOT:

1. You'll get "hooked" on this small amounts and gradually you will start spending more. I have seen it lots of times with my friend and sometimes me.
2. "Don't allow players to buy power!". This is basic motivational sentence to developers if they want to make a good game. If you develop your game in this direction you will loose players that cant compete with their wallets and in the process you will loose paying players because they will have nobody to compete with!!
3. This is a free game, enjoy it for free!
4. You all are smart people. Use your brain. ;)

EDIT:
Thanks to Nataliia from Galicia here we have some info from the Admins:



TY Nataliia..:)
 

Comments

Death Awaits
Death Awaits Day 1,819, 04:19

Agree on some parts and disagree on others.

Liam Tatlock
Liam Tatlock Day 1,819, 04:41

Fairly sure you have to have already spent a bit to get the offer in the first place. I've obviously not spent enough to get it.

Uljanov
Uljanov Day 1,819, 04:48

Well that part is unclear..almost like random..some people who spent money got it and some did not..also with the people who did not spend a cent..

Death and Taxes
Death and Taxes Day 1,819, 05:24

I disagree on some parts and agree on the others

AlenJax
AlenJax Day 1,819, 05:29

v

Sleep is for the weak
Sleep is for the weak Day 1,819, 05:30

Be strong and say "No" to capitalist bas*ard

Liam Tatlock
Liam Tatlock Day 1,819, 05:30

Microtransactions are a clever marketing idea and can be good for the customer too, as long as they're sensible about it and that's the key. Don't fall into the trap of going to the sales, buying something that's 50% off and thinking you've saved money when you wouldn't have bought those goods in the first place,

Uljanov
Uljanov Day 1,819, 05:34

Well i work as a consultant for Wargaming.net and i know how this works..their whole company is based on micro transactions on much larger scale then that of eRep developers..

But everybody's opinion matters..TY all for your input!

Rusofil74
Rusofil74 Day 1,819, 05:35

e7

Nataliia from Galicia
Nataliia from Galicia Day 1,819, 05:36

Be strong and say "No" to capitalist bas*ard х2

Uljanov
Uljanov Day 1,819, 05:37

Liam Tatlock you are right..promoting this kind of future for this game will lead only to more spending and greedier developers..

Absentee
Absentee Day 1,819, 05:40

@Liam I haven't spent a cent in 4 years of playing and I got offer... Some that spent small amount also got it... But some from both groups didn't get an offer...


Be strong and say "No" to capitalist bas*ard х3

Sean Power
Sean Power Day 1,819, 06:10

Damn it I dont have the offer.. Awesome deal. They trying to drive down the price of cc again?

orangejuicemmm
orangejuicemmm Day 1,819, 06:37

To buy or not to buy, that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.

Liam Tatlock
Liam Tatlock Day 1,819, 07:43

"To buy or not to buy, that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. "

Or to get closer to that Q7 factory!

orangejuicemmm
orangejuicemmm Day 1,819, 08:37

I'm very close as it is so I think I'll pass. I like being able to say I don't spend $ on the game even if it is just a superficial excuse poor people use

AppleMan
AppleMan Day 1,819, 18:36

BUY?? Lolz

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 1,820, 02:52

so why is this offered only to non gold buying players. I could do a lot with 75 gold. Also nothing for silver players? But I am inching my way towards another 20 gold anyway. Dont know though what I'm gonna do with it. Was thinking of a fourth market license but it seems import taxes is killing that strategy anyway.

Releasethe Krakken
Releasethe Krakken Day 1,820, 02:57

liam the Q7 is anyway 1000 gold (me thinks)as I see it you will be able to take up 1 offer and 1 offer alone so dont know about the Q7 perhaps if you buy gold and waited for company upgrades to drop.

projectUnduli
projectUnduli Day 1,820, 12:10

I always felt buying gold as cheating (although it is not) , I think it is a clever move from Admins as this pack actually offers the first time buyers every taste spending money gives. I mean chipset, bazooka booster, damage booster, rockets. There is not much they can offer in addition.

It may lead to recurring sales. But on the previous gold buyers side, I don't think there will be any similarly satisfactory offer as they are already in 'cage'.

Uljanov
Uljanov Day 1,820, 14:12

Well offers will always be here..it will be harder for admins to make better offer then this but they have to!!

That is the whole point of this game or any game..to make profit..

Why only "new" players..first step is always the hardest..i have witnessed this on my self, my friends and while working for the company i work now..

Long story short..when you buy this you will buy more in no time BELIEVE ME!!!

 
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