This Months Rewards are Meh

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  1. Anpu

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    The web store is basically the same as it always was, except now you have some extra steps:

    Old Way
    Select Item you want
    Pay cash for item
    Get item in game

    New Way
    See how much COTO’s item costs
    Pay cash for COTO’s
    Get COTO’s in game
    Buy item you want with COTO’s
     
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    so.. again.. this begs the question..

    who in their right mind would buy COTO's at a higher price on the 'official' store, when the player rmt market is cheaper?

    which again, begs the question, is Portalarium supplying COTOs to certain players/agents in the game? (in order to benefit from rmt sales)

    i'll let you folks twiddle your thumbs on this big elephant in the room that never gets addressed/discussed

    the magical ceaseless endless supply of COTOs on certain you-know-who player vendors in the game that everyone here seems to ignore and never questions where they are from and say "oh, it's from way back when (eons ago) players got bonus COTOs for spending but saved up and never used them"...
     
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    There are some people that exist in this game wholly with RMT for everyting: gold, crowns, leveling ...everthing. There will now be people supplementing their crown balance farrmed in-game with other players selling crowns for gold. There are some people that will supplement their crowns farmed with Port's store-bought ones. Some people subscribe to the rewards program and will supplement the rest either in-game or on the store. Etc.

    So, to answer your question of "Who in their right mind would buy Crowns on the store?" Most people, it seems, when needed. Some, not at all. Some, entirely.
     
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    Person A wants in game gold. Buys COTOs in cash shop, sells for IGG to Person B.
    Person B sells for RMT undercutting store, because they bought with IGG.

    Some people have crazy amounts of IGG because all they do is farm and merchant work.

    It is pretty self-explanatory I think.
     
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    in all my time (about a year) of playing this game i've never seen a single COTO drop.

    does anyone here farm for COTOs? if so, how many COTOs can you get per hour of continuous farming of it? what level does your character need to be to make 'farming COTOs' a viable pursuit in this game? (also, what mobs are likely to drop COTOs?... obviously not the ones i can kill)
     
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    Some people find them, some people don’t.

    Can be ore veins, loot drop or skinning.
     
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    I am afraid of the income of port.

    The last release rewards gave them each month much more than 100.000 Dollar. Perhaps some subscriber with them so a bit higher (subs count 5 dollar but gave port 9 dollar)

    Now we are under 60.000 at nearly end of the reward cycle/end of month.
    If all 60.000 Dollar came from subs it would be 100.000. But not all are subs so port get 70.000 to 80.000 i think.

    Someone told me they need 100.000 each month. So they saved 2 people work by cutting of the webstore. Dont know saved 3.000 to 10.000 by cut off the webshop to get 20.000 or up to 40.000 less.

    Hope they get more next month...


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    No they got not every month over 100.000. It was very mixed the last reward cycles....
     
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    They definitely should rethink their funding model. Subs are one source ofcourse, but I still feel like Im just supporting the game with sub, more than getting something great from it. Monthly rewards are always some deco, that is not for everyone. I mean, what the hell do I need dungeon pieces or town pavements? Really? If I at sometime might get a house, there is no way I would get a town. This months reward are duplicate items, with color wash. I would support new content strechgoals, but ffs not 250k horses or anything, clearly overpriced stuff like that.
    They can't expect small usebase to dump 1.2M$ every year with recolored items.
     
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    dont worry, as long as we still haz dance parties its okay
     
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    Love your avatar! (heh)... Ultima VIII was my intro to these mad worlds.
     
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    *looks at R65's rewards*

    More recycling. I can see if a couple front-loaded items were retextured... but not 7 of the items.
     
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    Followup thought - I can kind of see why they seem to be sandwiching recycled rewards between new ones... they do seem to be 4-5 releases behind on some rewards.

    I wonder if they'd be open to user-submitted rewards. All they'd need to do is provide some kind of unity context for submission. Even if a release's rewards had some theme requirements, it might help with them feeling a bit uninspired as well.
     
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    Cabalist leather armor!
     
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    This seems like a great idea to me. I’m sure there are some talented modelers in the community.
     
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    Yes, but port for some reason will not support community created models. Something to do with copy rights and what not.
     
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    But they obtain assets from the unity store (example|used in SotA), which has assets created by the public, so what’s to stop someone here creating assets to put on the unity store that port can then use? What’s the difference?
     
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    I have no clue.
     
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    There's probably some liability indemnification built in to the Unity store TOS.
     
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    Here is the Unity Terms.
     
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