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Oh Magoo, you've done it again.

KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,555
edited August 29 in Chronicles of Elyria
So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

:D

https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade

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  • GdemamiGdemami Member EpicPosts: 11,687
    edited August 29
    ...a bussiness that is selling something? Outrageous! Again! When does this madeness stop?!


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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,405
    Reminds me of people talking about SE selling a cash shop outfit in FFXIV's cash shop recent of the game's "iconic" character (nothing that hasn't been done before). The complaint was that people wanted to buy other outfits of other characters as well.....a fool and his money...
  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member UncommonPosts: 441
    People are actually buying these.

    But not for a new mayor title, but to upgrade their new hamlets to the ks promised towns
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,896
    I do miss the days when playing a game was about playing the game, not the start of a "shopping adventure"...
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  • TiamatRoarTiamatRoar Member UncommonPosts: 1,401
    So like, is there room on the map for all these new counties that will crop up from this or are they going to have to re-do the maps... again?
  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member UncommonPosts: 441
    So like, is there room on the map for all these new counties that will crop up from this or are they going to have to re-do the maps... again?
    Nah they'll just tell people they didn't buy a county but the opportunity to Cassus Belli in the start
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,611
    edited August 29
    Brilliant thread title. If you have only ever played in MMOs which sell of everything and the kitchen sink Mr Magoo was this really short sighted fellow who messed everything up. Remind you of anyone? :)
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,555
    Gdemami said:
    ...a bussiness that is selling something? Outrageous! Again! When does this madeness stop?!


    There are games which sell something vs those which try to sell everything.

    Perhaps the madness stops when SBS delivers a playable game which investors finally decide to support. 

    COE is pretty much one of the few indie MMOs in development which has no playable demo after three years of effort and not coincidently no investors either.

    Heck, even the Saga of Lucima guys found an investor and they were basically part time hobbyists building a game, but....one could play their game.

    Better than role playing as developers it seems. 
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,555
    edited August 29
    Scot said:
    Brilliant thread title. If you have only ever played in MMOs which sell of everything and the kitchen sink Mr Magoo was this really short sighted fellow who messed everything up. Remind you of anyone? :)
    Well yeah, [LOL] but I was thinking of someone more like say...Caspian. 

    Cheers 

    ;)




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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,611
    Caspian can send in adbot's but we are still here. :)
    Kyleran

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  • DafAtRandomDafAtRandom Member UncommonPosts: 21
    Brilliant.  If you buy this one thing that you already should have had, and buy that other thing, then I'll let you buy that third thing.
    Caspien better make sure there's enough room on those maps for all this.  We wouldn't want all that very hard 3 month labor to be scratched completely and lose all progress.  Not that CoE has been guilty of that in the past...oh wait, they are.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,929
    Kyleran said:
    So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

    Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

    Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

    Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

    :D

    https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade
    You're showing your age with your title ...  B)
    Kyleran



  • WarEnsembleWarEnsemble Member UncommonPosts: 178
    Kyleran said:
    So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

    Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

    Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

    Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

    :D

    https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade
    The thing is, this nonsense would stop but there are morons out there who actually buy in game digital items for real world money. As long as you aren't that sucker, why do you care?
  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 2,000
    I do miss the days when playing a game was about playing the game, not the start of a "shopping adventure"...
    There's nothing wrong about Recettear: An item shop's tale
    anemo
    The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  • RelampagoRelampago Member UncommonPosts: 335
    Sovrath said:
    Kyleran said:
    So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

    Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

    Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

    Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

    :D

    https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade
    You're showing your age with your title ...  B)
    It is an awesome title, if we don't keep things alive like Mr. Magoo, Cab Calloway, Willie Randolph, who will ever remember them?
    Mendel
  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,488
    AnOldFart said:
    People are actually buying these.

    But not for a new mayor title, but to upgrade their new hamlets to the ks promised towns
    So people feel like they were cheated out of something they were promised and they respond by paying them more money? It's a good time to be a businessman.
    Kyleran
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,527
    A "country upgrade" package. That sounds like some wooden ducks, a lot of potpourri, and a decorative wagon wheel. 



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  • LokeroLokero Member RarePosts: 1,488
    Amathe said:
    A "country upgrade" package. That sounds like some wooden ducks, a lot of potpourri, and a decorative wagon wheel.
    Ha, your idea of "country" goes in the total opposite direction of mine.  I live in the deep south of the U.S.
    I more picture "confederate flags, trailer trash, guns, and pit bulls."
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,555
    Kyleran said:
    So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

    Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

    Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

    Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

    :D

    https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade
    The thing is, this nonsense would stop but there are morons out there who actually buy in game digital items for real world money. As long as you aren't that sucker, why do you care?
    Of course I care having fallen victim to some early scams before seeing the light.

    Think of me as an activist of sorts,  pointing out the follies of the gaming world.

    Trust me, there's a lot of great material to work with.

    :D

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    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,527
    Lokero said:
    Amathe said:
    A "country upgrade" package. That sounds like some wooden ducks, a lot of potpourri, and a decorative wagon wheel.
    Ha, your idea of "country" goes in the total opposite direction of mine.  I live in the deep south of the U.S.
    I more picture "confederate flags, trailer trash, guns, and pit bulls."
    You can't be farther South than me unless you live in the Keys or Puerto Rico. I live in Miami lol.

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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,818
    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:
    So SBS wanted to offer a County upgrade package for a bargin price of only $385.

    Thing is, one has to have the Mayor title (honorific not the package) to purchase the upgrade.

    Seems a number of backers on Oceana "begged" COE to provide a way to obtain a mayor title so they are now offering an $85 Mayor title upgrade which can be then upgraded to a county for $385 or just combined with other Mayors (limit 6) to create larger counties.

    Sheer financial genius, truly the area they've shown the greatest prowess at, fleecing the rubes out of their hard earned dough.

    :D

    https://chroniclesofelyria.com/forum/topic/32562/limited-time-county-upgrade
    The thing is, this nonsense would stop but there are morons out there who actually buy in game digital items for real world money. As long as you aren't that sucker, why do you care?
    Of course I care having fallen victim to some early scams before seeing the light.

    Think of me as an activist of sorts,  pointing out the follies of the gaming world.

    Trust me, there's a lot of great material to work with.

    :D
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,940
    Kyleran said:
    Gdemami said:
    ...a bussiness that is selling something? Outrageous! Again! When does this madeness stop?!


    There are games which sell something vs those which try to sell everything.

    Perhaps the madness stops when SBS delivers a playable game which investors finally decide to support. 

    COE is pretty much one of the few indie MMOs in development which has no playable demo after three years of effort and not coincidently no investors either.

    Heck, even the Saga of Lucima guys found an investor and they were basically part time hobbyists building a game, but....one could play their game.

    Better than role playing as developers it seems. 
    3 years?  Per the Kickstarter SBS had worked on it for a year BEFORE the Kickstarter with a team of 16 funded out of Caspien's own pocket...

    Risks and challenges

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    We have an established team of 16 people, funded from CEO, Jeromy Walsh’s, own money for the last year.



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  • Tiamat64Tiamat64 Member RarePosts: 1,514
    Shaigh said:
    I do miss the days when playing a game was about playing the game, not the start of a "shopping adventure"...
    There's nothing wrong about Recettear: An item shop's tale
    Recetter has lots of normal adventuring too though :P
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,555
    edited August 29
    Amathe said:
    Lokero said:
    Amathe said:
    A "country upgrade" package. That sounds like some wooden ducks, a lot of potpourri, and a decorative wagon wheel.
    Ha, your idea of "country" goes in the total opposite direction of mine.  I live in the deep south of the U.S.
    I more picture "confederate flags, trailer trash, guns, and pit bulls."
    You can't be farther South than me unless you live in the Keys or Puerto Rico. I live in Miami lol.
    Stay safe over the weekend.  Live over on west coast and I just battled the masses for a couple of cases of bottled water, bread and other essentials (beer) in preparation for the storm.

    Wasn't a very tough fight, few were prepared for my twin sword impale cyclone attacks.

    ;)

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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

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    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member UncommonPosts: 441
    Kyleran said:
    Gdemami said:
    ...a bussiness that is selling something? Outrageous! Again! When does this madeness stop?!


    There are games which sell something vs those which try to sell everything.

    Perhaps the madness stops when SBS delivers a playable game which investors finally decide to support. 

    COE is pretty much one of the few indie MMOs in development which has no playable demo after three years of effort and not coincidently no investors either.

    Heck, even the Saga of Lucima guys found an investor and they were basically part time hobbyists building a game, but....one could play their game.

    Better than role playing as developers it seems. 
    3 years?  Per the Kickstarter SBS had worked on it for a year BEFORE the Kickstarter with a team of 16 funded out of Caspien's own pocket...

    Risks and challenges

    Game development is never easy and MMOs are the most demanding of the lot. We know these risks and have planned and estimated accordingly.

    We have an established team of 16 people, funded from CEO, Jeromy Walsh’s, own money for the last year.



    Wouldn't surprise me to hear that it was all a loan from Jeremy and as soon as ks finished he got paid back
    GdemamiDerryFH
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