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$12,500 founder pack? What?

GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

Um, I've noticed the "new" thing for developers to do are the founder's packs, but $12,500 for a game is just crazy.  I think it's a trick to find out who's crazy and lock them in a mental institution lol.

 

https://www.pathofexile.com/purchase

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXPosts: 874Member Uncommon
    Wow that is crazy haha.

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  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    uhhh I was expecting something crazy to come along with the game..

     

    like that racing game that has the actual car in the package...

     

    but no way in hell is that list worth $12,500...

  • DatastarDatastar Austin, TXPosts: 195Member Common
    LOL wow that's....just wow....if someone actually buys that I hope they suffer immensely, some folks cant even afford food.
  • MadnessRealmMadnessRealm Montreal, QCPosts: 2,716Member Uncommon
    "Worst" part is that someone is probably going to pay for it.

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Gravarg
    Um, I've noticed the "new" thing for developers to do are the founder's packs, but $12,500 for a game is just crazy.  I think it's a trick to find out who's crazy and lock them in a mental institution lol.

     

    https://www.pathofexile.com/purchase


    So i went to the site and had a look at what you get......
    Doesn't match up to 12,000 worth of value..

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  • Kaijin2k3Kaijin2k3 Santa Monica, CAPosts: 558Member

    Funny thing is, development teams usually pay people to design the creatures. There really will be people who think its glorious to pay them instead to do the work.

    Still though... 12.5k for something like that? I guess if you had 8 digits and burn 15k just on dinner on a normal basis....

  • atticusbcatticusbc Posts: 1,069Member Uncommon
    i guess if you can afford it... still. on the other hand they could give that money to me and halve my student loans. :)
  • fascismfascism marquette, MIPosts: 358Member Uncommon

    6 months later...

    "Yeah remember the Mouldy Chicken from Paths Of Exile? I designed that!"

    "Paths of exile isnt that a  diablo clone that had all those useless passive skills? People still play that?"

    "well no... but I had a part in designing it!"

    "How much did they pay you?"

    "Uh.. i paid them 12,000 dollars but I got a forum title! And im in the credits!"

    "..."

  • LummLumm amarillo, TXPosts: 132Member
    I love how they added free shipping in there.
  • reploidxreploidx Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 320Member Uncommon
    I like the game, and if I was super hardcore into this, I would drop that money if I had it just laying around. I'm all for supporting a studio I like. Though it is a crazy amount of money, and yes someone will pay it. But good on them if they wish to support the studio.
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon

    does it qualify as a 'microtransaction" ?

     

    not very micro, comrade. in fact it's a ...kilotransaction.

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  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member
    Originally posted by Datastar
    LOL wow that's....just wow....if someone actually buys that I hope they suffer immensely, some folks cant even afford food.

     

    +1

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Will probably double the games budget if they get one. Oooo I'm being a bitch :-p

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  • HayasaHayasa S.S. de los reyes, MadridPosts: 29Member
    Noone finds wierd the Tabula Rasa T-shirt? Seriously, why Tabula Rasa? O_o
  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hayasa
    Noone finds wierd the Tabula Rasa T-shirt? Seriously, why Tabula Rasa? O_o

     Tabula Rasa is more than just a video game :)

     In addition to the 12,500 dollar package. If none of you have even paid attention to this game for that long (since many of you didn't even see this). These packs have essentially been here since the public knew about Path of Exile. They're there to help fund the development of the game and since they're an extremely small development team they need the money. They did not go about doing a Kickstarter like many other companies. Instead, they've made this feature available for people on their website for those who are willing to help pay the development process.

     The "founder pack" if you'd like to call it is more like bundles you'd receive when you're helping to fund a Kickstarter. For example: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game . Hex is a game currently under development which is offering many packs for investors to choose from. Their packs run all the way up to 10,000 dollars.

     What's wrong with investing a large amount of money into a company?

     Is it so wrong to help fund a company who's doing an incredible job with their game?

     Path of Exile is an extremely good action RPG. The game's supposedly going to have 10 acts. 3 of which are already released so far. The game's 3 acts as of right now are fully playable without any restrictions and the game has major updates on a regular basis. People should not be bashing on a company who's standards are far superior to other companies.

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  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member

    lol My gosh calm down guys. 

    You're not wrong in thinking the things you are. I totally agree. But you're also not keeping a cool head. =p

    It's obviously only for someone that wants to support the team and help move them along in the industry. Well, it seems "obvious" to me anyways. Come on now!

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  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon
    so maybe it's for a group of 10 friends willing to pay the 1500 each. I guess at that point they can all pitch in and get one pack but then only one accounts gets all the cool stuff.

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  • stayBlindstayBlind Suwannee, GAPosts: 527Member

    How is this any different than a kickstarter?

    You people are fools.

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  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,034Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Datastar
    LOL wow that's....just wow....if someone actually buys that I hope they suffer immensely, some folks cant even afford food.

    You should then check your government. They trow away a lot more money then 12.500 dollars and it's there duty to take care of it's citizens. Not the people who pay for such a package (They already payed a lot more taxes then you most likely did!). If the person thinks spending this much money on it is worth it then I hope for him it is. I see no reason to think the person should suffer immensely for it.  

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989

     What's wrong with investing a large amount of money into a company?

    It's not an investment. It's a donation. I'd rather donate to something more meaningful.

  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by Hayasa
    Noone finds wierd the Tabula Rasa T-shirt? Seriously, why Tabula Rasa? O_o

     Tabula Rasa is more than just a video game :)

     In addition to the 12,500 dollar package. If none of you have even paid attention to this game for that long (since many of you didn't even see this). These packs have essentially been here since the public knew about Path of Exile. They're there to help fund the development of the game and since they're an extremely small development team they need the money. They did not go about doing a Kickstarter like many other companies. Instead, they've made this feature available for people on their website for those who are willing to help pay the development process.

     The "founder pack" if you'd like to call it is more like bundles you'd receive when you're helping to fund a Kickstarter. For example: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game . Hex is a game currently under development which is offering many packs for investors to choose from. Their packs run all the way up to 10,000 dollars.

     What's wrong with investing a large amount of money into a company?

     Is it so wrong to help fund a company who's doing an incredible job with their game?

     Path of Exile is an extremely good action RPG. The game's supposedly going to have 10 acts. 3 of which are already released so far. The game's 3 acts as of right now are fully playable without any restrictions and the game has major updates on a regular basis. People should not be bashing on a company who's standards are far superior to other companies.

    If you are "investing" $12,500 with this company, what are the expected returns?

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  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,034Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Scalpless
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989

     What's wrong with investing a large amount of money into a company?

    It's not an investment. It's a donation. I'd rather donate to something more meaningful.

    true but who is to say the people who get this do not spend 10 times more on something meaningful?

  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by Hayasa
    Noone finds wierd the Tabula Rasa T-shirt? Seriously, why Tabula Rasa? O_o

     Tabula Rasa is more than just a video game :)

     In addition to the 12,500 dollar package. If none of you have even paid attention to this game for that long (since many of you didn't even see this). These packs have essentially been here since the public knew about Path of Exile. They're there to help fund the development of the game and since they're an extremely small development team they need the money. They did not go about doing a Kickstarter like many other companies. Instead, they've made this feature available for people on their website for those who are willing to help pay the development process.

     The "founder pack" if you'd like to call it is more like bundles you'd receive when you're helping to fund a Kickstarter. For example: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game . Hex is a game currently under development which is offering many packs for investors to choose from. Their packs run all the way up to 10,000 dollars.

     What's wrong with investing a large amount of money into a company?

     Is it so wrong to help fund a company who's doing an incredible job with their game?

     Path of Exile is an extremely good action RPG. The game's supposedly going to have 10 acts. 3 of which are already released so far. The game's 3 acts as of right now are fully playable without any restrictions and the game has major updates on a regular basis. People should not be bashing on a company who's standards are far superior to other companies.

    If you are "investing" $12,500 with this company, what are the expected returns?

    It's not investment. It's donation. Do you expect ROI when donating to kickstarter? It's exactly the same thing. There is ton of epopel with a lot of disposable income that do like to throw huge sums of money on games they enjoy, it's their money and if they earned it I see why they shouldn't be able to do whatever they want with them. 

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,535Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth

    So i went to the site and had a look at what you get......
    Doesn't match up to 12,000 worth of value..

     

    Actually it does if you look at it from a development point of view, to consult, design, create and implement a creature that is pretty much what it can end up costing in the end (once labour and other costs are counted ((source for this is a interveiw with PGI, the company that makes  MWO)) ). It might seem insane but them are the deals.

     

    But that is from a developer point of view... From a player point of view i fully agree it is sort of lame, usually the devs eat that cost and only charge a fraction of the price for the pack.

     

    Now i think it was a cool pack, but not for that price.

  • sibs4455sibs4455 manchesterPosts: 357Member
    I reckon if they get afew people to donate that amount of money then they might be able to pay someone to fix the 'd-zync' issue, because playing a melee hardcore character in PoE is a joke.
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