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  • Luciferazazell
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    Is that what its being called now a days it was called being greedy in my time theres no need for these business practices they would have made plenty of money leaving it in and they have with all the others as they do with so many other house in the crown store . And whats wrong with saving subscriptions im paying for that bit of crown currency so basicly your justifying them doing this other wise people would save there crowns to buy this and mess up the homestead prophets come on listen to your self becsuse of people like you that think the way they do is why real world economy is messed up wauuuw
    Edited by Luciferazazell on April 28, 2018 7:01PM
  • Nerouyn
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    Eremith wrote: »
    They don't want you to spend your half-priced crowns for time-limited offerings.
    All these scheme works this way: they're making crown sales, and then they're waiting till the majority of playerbase spend their half-priced crowns for some comsumbles, costumes and such. Then they're making time-limited offering so players need to buy crowns again (at full price now) to purchase that precious time-limited offerings.
    It's obvious thing actually.

    Agree completely.
    Eremith wrote: »
    I must admit that ZOS/Zenimax/BethesdaSoft. marketing department works very well.

    I suspect not. We've several indicators of failure.

    They removed the ability to buy top tier crate mounts with gems. That speaks to a desperation to sell more crates.

    They've now put a core race (orc) manor in the crown store as a limited time offer. Yikes.

    Those limited time offers are a devastating double edged sword. Once that limited is past that content is essentially gone forever, as if the developers had never made it. That can be a huge negative.

    Eg. they're trying to flog Morrowind on sale at the moment. But what if you're one of the many players who loved the Telvanni mushroom towers in Morrowind. You do a little googling, see it was a limited crown store offer and gone forever. This effectively lowers the value of that DLC and you might decide to pass or wait until it's cheaper later.
    Edited by Nerouyn on December 31, 2017 10:24PM
  • SisterGoat
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    Homestead may have been a free update, but the houses players buy are not free, especially the big ticket items. We probably will see limited houses for sale again in the future since there are a lot of people who still want to buy them, but odds are they will still be flash sales.
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  • Scaraben_beta
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    I'd be willing to bet that these limited time houses will be available again during the one year anniversary for Homestead, which is about a month out. I'd also wager that a new limited time only house (Coldharbour estate) will also be available during that same time. These crown sinks always come out shortly after crown sales.
  • Nerouyn
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    SisterGoat wrote: »
    We probably will see limited houses for sale again in the future since there are a lot of people who still want to buy them, but odds are they will still be flash sales.
    I'd be willing to bet that these limited time houses will be available again during the one year anniversary for Homestead, which is about a month out.

    I hate to burst your bubble but that's unlikely based on the Crown Store's history. Limited time items are almost never offered for sale again. That's part of their sales design to maximise anxiety. It's buy now or never have the opportunity again unless they eventually turn up in crates and you're willing to gamble for them.

    The hideous zombie meat-horse is the only exception I can recall. That was offered once more the following year at half the original price.
  • x48rph
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    They could of at least left a notable or two in the crown store for Vvardenfel, Kind of ridiculous that you had to spend money to get the expansion only to find after that you missed out on the houses, there's not even any there to buy now.
  • SisterGoat
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    Nerouyn wrote: »
    SisterGoat wrote: »
    We probably will see limited houses for sale again in the future since there are a lot of people who still want to buy them, but odds are they will still be flash sales.
    I'd be willing to bet that these limited time houses will be available again during the one year anniversary for Homestead, which is about a month out.

    I hate to burst your bubble but that's unlikely based on the Crown Store's history. Limited time items are almost never offered for sale again. That's part of their sales design to maximise anxiety. It's buy now or never have the opportunity again unless they eventually turn up in crates and you're willing to gamble for them.

    The hideous zombie meat-horse is the only exception I can recall. That was offered once more the following year at half the original price.

    Because the zombie horse is a holiday item. Holiday items often return again. Houses are also not cosmetics, take longer to make, and you can still visit them unpurchased, which still drives up the demand. Having to wait a year or longer to get a limited house you missed and have another random flash sale is still going to pressure people to spend.
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  • Nightfall12
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    x48rph wrote: »
    They could of at least left a notable or two in the crown store for Vvardenfel, Kind of ridiculous that you had to spend money to get the expansion only to find after that you missed out on the houses, there's not even any there to buy now.

    There are homes in vvardenfall that are not limited time offers. Though there are other DLC maps that got limited time houses too though such as the manor on the Gold coast and now the pariah pinnacle.
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  • Stonyfoot
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    People only buy these things because of their limited status. There's going to be a riot if they bring them back for everyone to have. :D
  • Grimm13
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    Vyle_Byte wrote: »
    Linchal Grand Manor was only available through the crown store for a limited time from September 14–18, 2017.

    Unfortunately most of the crown store only homes are limited time. Who knows maybe someday they will bring it back.

    This is a very bad business model, IMO. Their limited times are way too short. Even the most recent one for a one month period was too short, not to mention they did it at a time of year already limited by available cash because of the Holidays.

    Change it to a quarterly offering. Give people a chance to budget for a cosmetic item in a game. I for one am more likely to budget for a item rather than spend my limited resource of expendable cash in a spur of the moment decision.
    Edited by Grimm13 on January 4, 2018 5:36PM
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  • SisterGoat
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    Yeah 3 days is WAY too short. A lot of people who wanted limited items missed out because they had no time to prepare or were too busy.
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  • kojou
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    I knew the house was coming because of the PTS, I saved up my crowns from my ESO+ subscription then I bought it the day it came out.

    This will not be a popular opinion on this post, but I like the fact it was limited and exclusive. Those who wanted it got ready for it before it was available.

    I also like that they are releasing new exclusive houses every patch cycle. Every one I know has a different house pretty much and I for one like that.

    There will be those that save up for and buy the DB cave when it comes for 4 days or whatever. They will be getting something exclusive and cool in its own way. There will probably also be a thread 6 months from now complaining the same way about it, and there will be another exclusive house available in the patch after that...

    Summary: There will be a new cool exclusive limited time house that you have to have in an upcoming patch. If having one is what you want then save your crowns now and you will be ready when it comes. I hope they never re-release any of them and always just add new ones.
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  • Nestor
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    Sure it's a clumsy attempt to create impulse sales but one has to think that more overall sales would occur if it was always on sale.

    Here is an idea, offer it at a lower price initially and a higher price after the first week.
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  • duendology
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    I think it's a psychology thing. It works on some people and on others it does not.
    I am one of those people on whom this "limited time offers" do not work.. Neither does the illusion of owning something rare and exclusive. It's not rare or exclusive if there are hundred more people who have the identical house as I do..and only decorations make it different. Another factor is I am not an obsessive-compulsive player so far the housing, or basically anything, in this game is concerned. I don't feel a need to have everything..I am not a hoarder either.
    I am not Zenimax's typical target customer.
    Edited by duendology on January 6, 2018 11:29PM
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