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I just saved over 100 USD by this one simple trick

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,206
    I can play FFXI on private 100% free,Atlas cost me the original 30 bucks but i have seen it as low as 11 bucks and NO cash shop,no more costs.I can load up most of the my games for free,yes even EQ2 albeit with some restrictions,none the less i feel no need to support very lame business ideas,i look at gaming from one very easy aspect,you have a product,i buy it or i don't ,no more $$ changing hands beyond that point.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,206
    Developers and publishers only implement lame ideas because people are stupid with their money,they spend on anything and everything,the majority of people are easily exploited by simple marketing.
    There is a large player base that is sort of in the media a lot,in your face and that is all the people/gamer's that earn a living,make money off of gaming.Those people give a false sense of value and worth on gaming because they would prefer a pvp type atmosphere..."look at me,i am a winner,support me" and that is exactly what works in the $$$ side of gaming.However if no ranking system or money /esport systems then nobody would care,those games would not garner as much interest as they do.Once you get those popular streamers on board then the cash shops flourish because all the puppets start following around their fave streamers and play the same games and want to sit in chat and tell everyone how great they are at the same game.

    NOBODY should be supporting cash shops or developers exploiting them,it is nothing but GREED and for NO other reason.I have changed my stance on sub fees as well,unless i see them as being warranted they do not belong.Single player games have for MANY years sold as a one off sale,that one purchase is it,that is all,no more money grinding.The very small amount it costs to run servers and GM' etc etc is not represented in the $15 sub fees,it is TOO MUCH money>>>GREED.
    iamspamicus

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,034
    Or, you could play games without making expensive cash shop purchases, and save yourself even more. F2P games (or virtually free due to extremely low upfront cost such as BDO) are as expensive as the player chooses to make them.

    Contrived savings aren't actual savings.

    Also, the game matters. Not all $15/month games offer the same deal. Some of them require additional expenditures, such as up front costs and periodic paid for expansions. In such cases, those costs must be included for valid comparison.

    Edit: Well, now seeing it is about ESO, that one is a bit of as strange duck. You can also choose to B2P (as I have) instead of subscribe. The only niggling thing about the former is the loss of crafting inventory which I wasn't aware of at the time, but it does free one from monthly obligation.

    Regardless, ESO is also as costly as you wish to make it, as one can boost that cost through cash shop purchases if so inclined, though you do get a lot of free bits from daily logins which is nice.
    F2P MMO's suck the life out of you, but if your time is worth nothing, then by all means spend it all grinding on FP2 games.  And why are they free in the first place, because they aren't good enough to pay for day one or its an older sub game that goes F2P to keep the interest going.

    Wow, Final Fantasy, and a very few others are really the only games worth the time/progression investment.

    The rest of the games designed day one as F2P are designed for kids and the unemployed that have tons of free time they don't value, and people that dump 50 plus a month into a game that used pay 15.

    F2P MMO's are un-defendable if look at them from a cost / time progression value.
  • MMOExposedMMOExposed Member RarePosts: 6,855
    I am late to the party. Is BDO f2p now or something. Is it hated now or something? 

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  • BaalzharonBaalzharon Member RarePosts: 396
    edited July 21
    I am late to the party. Is BDO f2p now or something. Is it hated now or something? 
    (in regards to your first question). It might as well be, but no. I got it (plus some other games) on steam sale for "free" because I had 4, 5 dollars off reward things, during the last sales event. But even without it, it was only 99 cents during the peak of its sale. Pretty much giving it away at 99 cents lol
  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member RarePosts: 792
    goboygo said:
    Or, you could play games without making expensive cash shop purchases, and save yourself even more. F2P games (or virtually free due to extremely low upfront cost such as BDO) are as expensive as the player chooses to make them.

    Contrived savings aren't actual savings.

    Also, the game matters. Not all $15/month games offer the same deal. Some of them require additional expenditures, such as up front costs and periodic paid for expansions. In such cases, those costs must be included for valid comparison.

    Edit: Well, now seeing it is about ESO, that one is a bit of as strange duck. You can also choose to B2P (as I have) instead of subscribe. The only niggling thing about the former is the loss of crafting inventory which I wasn't aware of at the time, but it does free one from monthly obligation.

    Regardless, ESO is also as costly as you wish to make it, as one can boost that cost through cash shop purchases if so inclined, though you do get a lot of free bits from daily logins which is nice.
    F2P MMO's suck the life out of you, but if your time is worth nothing, then by all means spend it all grinding on FP2 games.  And why are they free in the first place, because they aren't good enough to pay for day one or its an older sub game that goes F2P to keep the interest going.

    Wow, Final Fantasy, and a very few others are really the only games worth the time/progression investment.

    The rest of the games designed day one as F2P are designed for kids and the unemployed that have tons of free time they don't value, and people that dump 50 plus a month into a game that used pay 15.

    F2P MMO's are un-defendable if look at them from a cost / time progression value.
    F2P MMOs are indefensible from a cost/time progression value... to those that can afford the cost of a better ratio while having no regard for those that cannot.

    Those on a fixed income value their time. They simply have an abundance of time and a shortage of money, making the former easier to part with. Since few things can be purchased with time alone, F2P games are a good entertainment option for them.

    The few games you feel are worth the time/progression investment are worth nothing to those that can't afford the cost.

    That is how F2P games are defensible.
  • CaffynatedCaffynated Member RarePosts: 506
    edited July 22
    Phry said:
    kitarad said:
    Indeed a lot of F2P are too expensive. I didn't  buy anything on BDO aside from the game when it launched and a monthly sub which I think was fair.
    I think the monthly sub option for BDO is worth the money, but although i play a lot i stopped buying the vip package, i don't need the extra inventory or bank spaces anymore and i don't buy/sell things from the market enough to be bothered about losing 30% of item values, it depends on how you play the game, i play BDO several hours a day, along with FFXIV very different games but both totally awesome for entirely different reasons.
    Either way its not like these games are half as bad as the various mobile games that give microtransactions a really bad name, and although ESO is better than it was, i wouldn't hold it up as the shining example either, its either acceptable or it isn't and thats a very personal metric anyway. ;)
    You can just leave the money in the market unclaimed until you have enough to justify grabbing a value pack. 30% more silver on multi-billion sales is nothing to sneeze at. 
  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,197
    edited July 22
    Only thing you really need to buy in BDO are pets, costumes you can buy for silver and It's easy to get silver these days, but if you want to compete with 1% of the hardcore players then go ahead a open your wallet.
  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,678
    Instead of buying a 50 dollar tent in BDO and a 30 dollar costume+the 60 dollar pack they have for sell currently that comes with a costume and a pet and a 15 day value pack+separately another 30 day value pack that also costs 15 USD

    I used it to pay for a 15 USD a month sub (its ESO) that gives me the entire game for that single price except some expansions occasionally.

    Such a massive savings!

    Who knew sub MMOs were so cheap in comparison? Maybe devs in the future can take some ideas from sub MMOs, because its quite a nice idea I haven't seen before and much cheaper for the player.
    Good, glad you mathematically found the cost savings solution of THAT GAME. However every game will take a another approach.  Some don't have alternatives.

    They don't want you to find the alternative in among their "red tape". 

    Your last statement devs in the future....
    They don't want to offer a cost savings, but are compelled to do it for public relations only. 
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