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Basic business practices 101 ---> All revenue contributes to the bottom line for a product. Operations cost plans for the next year are in fact based on a projection of what total revenue a business expects. These plans are then reviewed/adjusted quarterly for any deviations between planVSactuals.
It is normal and customary to charge for everything that cost you materially to produce. An expac certainly qualifies. In this MMO flexible business model.. CM sales offset some of those costs while requiring much lower operations costs to produce. So do subscriptions.. however more of subscriptions are committed to ongoing patch content. Like any other business.. their operations are funding from their planned revenue and most businesses will diversify their revenue streams to mitigate things like.... lower then expected revenues from any one stream (like a subscription stream).
Cost is not the same. Cost is roughly linear in content-VS-effort. Developing a full free form space environment + a new large RoTHC style planet + new level caps + <insert your favorite additional new content here> would cost a lot more then just full free form space environment.
My point is.. not everyone wants all content..so they should not have to buy it all to get the parts they want. And in the era of digital download xpacs.. it costs nothing to break it up in smaller pieces (at smaller prices per piece) for those that want to pick and choose what they want. The era of large boxed expansion packs every three years is passé in the market IMO.
She is such a sweetheart calling RotHT a large planet. Too bad everything else is either double talk or EA mantra (but that's her job!)
She qualifies in my book as saying the least in the most amount of words!
Let me paraphrase, if I may:
quote 1: SSSP won't be free, even though SWTOR is F2P.
quote 2: EA wants to do more small DLC patches, costing a small amount for each patch.
Does Andryah, EA reps or anyone involved think that using big words and confusing ideas makes what they are saying any more solid? Perhaps they use psychology to bore people in their phrases, while injecting ideas into their subconscious? (likely)
I'm not a fan of EA tactics, with monetization and the practice of "skimming" off paying customers. I see though EA's attempts .. but thats me.
Does anyone else see this?
orig link to SWTOR forums:
... This stuff makes my head spin ..
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