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Trion to rip gamers off with founders pack for Devilian.

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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 2,131
    There are some trick that can only work 1 time . And tell the true , Devilian not worth enough.
  • psiicpsiic Member RarePosts: 1,635
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


    And it is our right to complain about it and post our complaint and try and discourage others from falling for it as well.  I still say video game publishers are the exact same thing as crack dealers. FACT that video games are designed to affect the brain same way narcotics do. Gamers are addicts, most of us are addicted to those endorphins and buying more and more on cash shops, more and more new games, it is all addictive behavior and what is worse is the game publishers know it, and use it. 
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,847
    Sinaku said:
    You are totally free not to purchase a founders pack since no one is forcing you to do so (as was the case with ArcheAge). Every developer does this with preorders, founders packs, starter packs, ect. this is nothing new in the industry. Wait until launch if you don't want to pay, because surprise it is that easy.
    You mean NOW every developer is doing it,at one time that would be scoffed at and never accepted.

    I said this would happen to gaming a long time ago when the push began to cash shops.People were like well it's ok if only fluff,then year after year it get's worse.Now it is so bad lame developers are basically not selling founders they are simply selling YEAR subscriptions up front before a game even comes out.

    Now it is not the case with Devilion but usually devs are releasing unfinished products as well.You ever notice they always have the cash shop fully automated/customized long before the game is finished?

    When the priority of game developers /publishers is money first you know the game will suffer but yes sadly tons of gamer's willing to spend money foolishly for all kinds of crap gaming.

    What really rolls my eyes is that 99% of these games all look like cheap Asian freeware,the type of games forum users used to scoff at now they are buying them up like hotcakes,what ever happened to gamer's? I really don't know maybe too much TV fried their brains.




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  • KenFisherKenFisher Member UncommonPosts: 5,035
    As I see it, this is just optimizing monetization in a saturated market.

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  • SinakuSinaku Member UncommonPosts: 551
    breadm1x said:
    Sinaku said:
    You are totally free not to purchase a founders pack since no one is forcing you to do so (as was the case with ArcheAge). Every developer does this with preorders, founders packs, starter packs, ect. this is nothing new in the industry. Wait until launch if you don't want to pay, because surprise it is that easy.
    You should look up "Founder" in the dictionary.
    Its used by games that are new are developed by company's themselfs.
    Founder as in you where there in the begining/the fist.
    That totaly makes no sense in this game.
    Its already out for 2 years.
    They could have done that with Rift Trove and Defiance, not with this game.

    And  founders pack are new in the industry.
    Got no clue where you have been the last 20 years.

    Back in the day they where called beta, and you was honored to get invited to it.
    You where required to "test" the game and report problems bugs with the game.
    Some even asked for a resume what else you beta tested.

    Nowdays they bring out a pile of crap like its new, let you BUY your way into a "BETA"
    And dont realy care what you do or dont do.

    I have beta tested about every major game that's out there and some that are dead.
    Word of warcraft, lineage 1 and 2, Tabularaza, Stargate worlds, Lord of the rings online, warhammer, Age of Conan, Neocron.

    Never pay'd for that, it IS new from the last few years, and its just a way of ripping you off.
    Preorder and Starterpacks them are old.

    (hmz forum is getting better i see i can use spacebar :P )



    Yeah please feel free to tell me this is the very first company, or very first game to ever have a founders pack or pre-purchase for benefits. There are TONS of founders packs available, and I honestly don't think it matters for crap if the game is developed by the publisher, or being imported. It is still new to our region, and why would a company not use that as a selling point to the western audience? While I do not agree that founder packs are a good thing, it's not even an argument that these are becoming the common trend. Of course this hasn't happened the past 20 years of MMOs, but it is what is on the up and coming to become the standard. Of course a founder's pack is not the only way to get into beta for games like this just to let you know...
  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 2,058
    I think its a great deal that you pay for beta so that I can test it for free at release.
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  • StoneRosesStoneRoses Member RarePosts: 1,660
    Trying to get as much money now from the founder packs because they know the game is gonna suck. Trion is becoming a very bad company cash grabbing money mongers. They are getting games from overseas now that fail and re releasing them as new here in the states and charging $50.00 to $150.00 for a F2P game with a cash shop. Make your own games Trion and quit being lazy trying to turn around failing games in America..

    Boooohooo!

    Quit being lazy and understand it's optional feature.

    Yes, many of us are perplex by their decision, but it doesn't stop us from trying or playing any of these games.

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  • JDis25JDis25 Member RarePosts: 1,351
    Trying to get as much money now from the founder packs because they know the game is gonna suck. Trion is becoming a very bad company cash grabbing money mongers. They are getting games from overseas now that fail and re releasing them as new here in the states and charging $50.00 to $150.00 for a F2P game with a cash shop. Make your own games Trion and quit being lazy trying to turn around failing games in America..

    Boooohooo!

    Quit being lazy and understand it's optional feature.

    Yes, many of us are perplex by their decision, but it doesn't stop us from trying or playing any of these games.

    How much time and money are YOU willing to invest in any game? Pick your poison!
    Exactly, and they call it founders packs because there is Risk involved. They risk publishing the game, and you risk paying into it before release. I've been burned on actual released games that I spent $60 bucks and played a few times. Risk in everything in life.
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  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,796
    psiic said:
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


    And it is our right to complain about it and post our complaint and try and discourage others from falling for it as well.  I still say video game publishers are the exact same thing as crack dealers. FACT that video games are designed to affect the brain same way narcotics do. Gamers are addicts, most of us are addicted to those endorphins and buying more and more on cash shops, more and more new games, it is all addictive behavior and what is worse is the game publishers know it, and use it. 
    You can tell other people your opinion but complaining over a game thats not even out to play in NA, if you payed money for this game for sure complain all you want that your right, is like me complaining that mmo in general making me pay for there expansion to play there game pass a gate as when they have a sub fee or cash shop make them more of enough money with out needed a expansion or p2w cash shop there just greedy same thing in general in all mmo or games.

    But company of all type prey for gamers to be addicted to there game is how to make people say longer with them for a very long time.

  • jaserionjaserion Member UncommonPosts: 27
    edited August 2015
    following the same logic in this thread, i guess we all should scream "lexus is ripping people" because lexus cars are nothing but rebadged toyotas...


  • Jonas_SGJonas_SG Member UncommonPosts: 475
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


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  • StoneRosesStoneRoses Member RarePosts: 1,660
    edited August 2015
    JDis25 said:
    Trying to get as much money now from the founder packs because they know the game is gonna suck. Trion is becoming a very bad company cash grabbing money mongers. They are getting games from overseas now that fail and re releasing them as new here in the states and charging $50.00 to $150.00 for a F2P game with a cash shop. Make your own games Trion and quit being lazy trying to turn around failing games in America..

    Boooohooo!

    Quit being lazy and understand it's optional feature.

    Yes, many of us are perplex by their decision, but it doesn't stop us from trying or playing any of these games.

    How much time and money are YOU willing to invest in any game? Pick your poison!
    Exactly, and they call it founders packs because there is Risk involved. They risk publishing the game, and you risk paying into it before release. I've been burned on actual released games that I spent $60 bucks and played a few times. Risk in everything in life.
    Hardly a risk, considering many of these games eventually have an Open Beta!

    My favorite are the folks who actually get into close and open beta then purchase the game, come 3-6mons demand a refund!
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  • Jonas_SGJonas_SG Member UncommonPosts: 475
    donger56 said:
    At least Archeage had some promise before Trion ruined it with their greedy bait and switch business model. This game looks so boiler plate it doesn't even look worth the download. Trion just continues to cash grab off of 3rd rate games made by other studios. They are bottom feeder scam artists. I would never touch a Trion game after the disaster that was Archeage. They can take all of those over priced founders packs and shove it. Blade and soul founder packs were cheaper than that and that game has at least a decent track record. Trion is just trying to shovel more garbage on to the pile of junk they already produce over there. 
    I remember during the early stages of Rift, i though that Trion was a great company, but as soon as the game went F2P everything just changed. There is something Evil about F2P model that turns great companies like Trion and Turbine in to Money-above-Reason-and-Fun.
    Archeage wasn't a bad game until Trion introduced Trees in to the cash shop, that made so many players quit. I still remember the video of the Oran'Thul leader burning Trions shirt, after that update.
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,666
    Jonas_SG said:
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


    It is always nice to have kind players to warn others about scamming attempts.  Someone has to protect the innocent. They are heroes!
    Uhhhmmn, what scamming attempt? What part of the deal exactly would you qualify as scamming? No really, do tell. And yes, we need to warn people, those stupid, stupid people that do not know what to do with their own money..... /sarcasm off

    Let me flip this around for arguments sake. Trion are heroes for giving the people more options, because that is what these packs are, more options for those willing to spend money. You do not belong to that group? Well that is fine, but many people are and you disqualified them all and think they are so stupid that they should be warned. The arrogance around hear speaks volumes, there is no authority here, from neither side. Trion can do whatever they want, agree or not but calling it scamming borders on the ridiculous.

    The game looks like crap by the way and I would not touch it with a ten foot pole but I trust people enough for them to decide for themselves what to do.

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  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560
    edited August 2015
    You won't be ripped off if you don't buy. You won't be ripped off if you only buy 50$ founders pack, which is basically can be seen as preorder of the game for early access. Spend anymore than that and that is your fault. Well my honest opinion is, spending money to buy alpha/beta access is bullshit, no matter how much i love Trion i will not support this.

    450 credits(cash shop currency) will be 5$
    Each character slot will be at least 10$
    Each inventory row upgrade will be at least 10$
    1 month patron will be 14.99$

    So the items in 50$ pack total cost when game goes live :-


    2500 credits = 20$(added discount value for larger purchase)
    1 month patron = 14.99$
    2 character slot extra =20$
    2 extra row inventory =20$

    So far the pack pack is a great value for money. But again, they are selling beta access with the pack, they need to drop it.

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  • Jonas_SGJonas_SG Member UncommonPosts: 475
    edited August 2015
    lahnmir said:
    Jonas_SG said:
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


    It is always nice to have kind players to warn others about scamming attempts.  Someone has to protect the innocent. They are heroes!
    Uhhhmmn, what scamming attempt? What part of the deal exactly would you qualify as scamming? No really, do tell. And yes, we need to warn people, those stupid, stupid people that do not know what to do with their own money..... /sarcasm off

    Let me flip this around for arguments sake. Trion are heroes for giving the people more options, because that is what these packs are, more options for those willing to spend money. You do not belong to that group? Well that is fine, but many people are and you disqualified them all and think they are so stupid that they should be warned. The arrogance around hear speaks volumes, there is no authority here, from neither side. Trion can do whatever they want, agree or not but calling it scamming borders on the ridiculous.

    The game looks like crap by the way and I would not touch it with a ten foot pole but I trust people enough for them to decide for themselves what to do.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    All of it is a scam. ALL OF IT! I just got used to get scammed out of my money, so  i might not see it sometimes, because it's a small amount. That's how scams work.
    There are currently no rules on how much money a company can charge, that's why you see ridiculous prices like in this game. Star Citizen is a more colorful example of a scamming company. They will sell you a second-hand products for a 3-4 times the price. It's horrible. You got to always watch out.

    If i look back at my last 10 years of MMO games, i can honestly say i got scammed out of at least a couple of thousands dollars. I was an idiot back then, and i feel like i still am an idiot, a REAL BAKA!
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Member RarePosts: 6,590
    edited August 2015
    If you are fully aware of what you are buying then it is not  a scam.   Pretty simple  folks.
    Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it is bad.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,960
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:
    When you are told the price upfront and exactly what you are getting - what is the problem?

    Are companies not allowed to make a simple sale - because that's what this is - a product with a price - if you don't want it, don't buy it.

    Too expensive for you - don't buy it.

    Common sense.

    Why do some folks think that for how much businesses decide to sell their product is any of their business?

    If star citizen sells multi 1000 dollar ships - its their business.
    When game companies sell founder packs - again their business.

    buy or don't buy, it ends there.


    You're joking right? Buy / not buy is one binary decision. But once you decide that either way, expressing an opinion about the worth of the product anywhere between "meh" and "disgust" about the quality, price or anything else related to the product is perfectly OK - it's what anyone with any interest for that type of product does when talking to others of similar interest. It does not end there.

    It's no different than expressing an opinion about what RSI has been doing selling ships and what the company who was developing the FPS module for them - I forget their name - did with house sales in the MMO they announced shortly after that.

    People are interested in discussing "bang for the buck" details about games and anything else they consider buying or renting.
    It's too rich for my blood for what they're offering. I'm not going to buy it or into it. It would really take a game I'm just crazy over to buy that, but that is the point. These packs are for people who have that income who are crazy about the game. The game is free for the rest of us and we can spend however much or little we want to.

    The problem here isn't people complaining about the pricing. It's the self-entitlement and lashing out with crazy statements like rip-off and fraud.

    The problem is these people don't want to or can't afford the packs so they want to make sure no one else can buy them either. Who are they to decide what I can buy? It's worse than over-priced pre-order packs.

    Don't get me wrong. I think what they're offering is over-priced. I think it's a drag that mounts and companions are only offered in the $150 pack. I also think that's the sort of valid feedback we should be sending. Unfortunately good feedback gets lost in the loud rabble rousing.
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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited August 2015
    Here's a clue.  If your cost (their price) doesn't provide you with sufficient benefits (their product and your emotional attachment to it) then don't buy it.  You won't get 'ripped off' doing that.  Yeah, I know it requires you to do some actual thinking. That's life.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,960
    Jonas_SG said:
    lahnmir said:
    Jonas_SG said:
    It is always nice to have kind players to warn others about scamming attempts.  Someone has to protect the innocent. They are heroes!
    Uhhhmmn, what scamming attempt? What part of the deal exactly would you qualify as scamming? No really, do tell. And yes, we need to warn people, those stupid, stupid people that do not know what to do with their own money..... /sarcasm off
    All of it is a scam. ALL OF IT! I just got used to get scammed out of my money, so  i might not see it sometimes, because it's a small amount. That's how scams work.
    There are currently no rules on how much money a company can charge, that's why you see ridiculous prices like in this game. Star Citizen is a more colorful example of a scamming company. They will sell you a second-hand products for a 3-4 times the price. It's horrible. You got to always watch out.

    If i look back at my last 10 years of MMO games, i can honestly say i got scammed out of at least a couple of thousands dollars. I was an idiot back then, and i feel like i still am an idiot, a REAL BAKA!
    You want the government to set prices on what businesses can charge? To me that's ludicrous. It would be like the government setting wage caps on what businesses can pay certain workers.

    This isn't a scam. It doesn't sound like you understand the meaning of the word. A scam is a wrongful or criminal deception for personal or financial gain. The terms of the agreement are up front. There is nothing wrongful about the transaction unless they don't deliver what they promise.

    I think you're confusing the word scam or fraud with expensive or unaffordable.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,302
    Caveat Emptor


    Tried the founders pack thing once, won't bother trying it again.


    Personally I'll take a pass.

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  • olepiolepi Member RarePosts: 1,437
    The real problem comes in when you buy a founder's pack for a game, and then when the game comes out, it is completely different. Or the founder's pack is in the cash shop for cheap after release. Or you buy a lifetime sub, and in 6 months it goes F2P.

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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Member RarePosts: 6,590
    Yes that might be grounds for a scam. 
    Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it is bad.
  • maybebakedmaybebaked Member UncommonPosts: 305
    I don't think many people will be dumb enough to buy another "Founder" pack from Trion. Archeage was a disaster, no one can deny that. They had the chance to run a really great game and they ruined it. They were greedy and I hope Trion fails with this one again. CD Projekt Red has the right idea of how to charge people for a product. I know The Witcher isn't an MMORPG, but look at how many they have sold and how much good will they have garnered. It's all about caring for your players, not gouging people as much as possible. 
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