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Goutfang Senche-Raht & Pocket Watcher: No

Raltin
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Generally, I don't complain much regarding micro transactions, but this is a step too far, and I'm taking it upon myself to add my voice to the throng of displeased consumers. The senche-raht costs 100 gems more than an apex mount, that alone can be upwards of nearly $200.00 dollars worth of crates depending on your luck, and something as simple as a daedra model that has been in the game since day one, just downsized, is almost just as expensive. Zenimax Online studios: No. Just. No. Certain houses I can understand, but something as simple as a that aforementioned mini daedra model, and a mount, should not cost upwards of four or five times what a person pays to buy and play the game itself. I have been a regular and loyal customer since buying this game not long after its release; I considered maybe buying a few more crates to get that ebony skin i wanted, I considered buying Wraith-Home when it was going to release, but my tolerance has been pushed too far on this matter. I won't be buying any more new moon crates, and you can count my purchase of Wraith-Home off the table. Clean up your act, marketing team. This is disgusting.
"Proud purveyor of Cyrodiil Pickles."
  • Avariprivateer
    I would have bought both for a decent crown price. 1000 for the Watcher would be in line with the Yahgra. 2000 for the big cat.
  • peacenote
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    I am extremely disappointed. I love both of these items and I know that me personally boycotting these prices won't make a difference but... idk. It is just SO MUCH. Just can't do it.
  • albesca
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    The_Lex wrote: »
    Sad part about it is that there will be plenty of whales who'll buy them,

    True, yesterday in Rimmen I saw my first pocket water, though I haven’t spotted any goutfang mount yet.

    I have 500 gems stashed, but these prices are insane and while I understand that everyone is free to spend cash however one feels, I wish people would refrain from buying them to discourage this pricing strategy
    PC EU

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  • dagrdagaz_5912
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    I am not accepting higher prices.

    Gem exclusive mount for more than 400, nope
    Gem exclusive pet for more than 100, nope

    Crown Store mounts for more than 2000-2500, nope
    Crown Store pets for more than 700, nope

    It all boils down to how many buyers accept, or fall for, these higher prices.
    If enough do, it will be the new normal, for a while.
    And then a new higher price will be tested, etc..


    P.S. I have seen one person with the new senche-raht mount
    Edited by dagrdagaz_5912 on October 12, 2019 2:50PM
  • Skitamine
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    They should add a "nobility class" in the game XD. Just kidding.
    Ebon -> Eratik Bloodbath
    Dominion -> Enhamar The-Soul-licker
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  • Uryel
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    Jayne_Doe wrote: »
    No amount of these gems-only items will get me to buy crates. Heck, the items in the crates aren't enough to get me to buy them, because I'm not willing to spend money for a chance at something I might want and get a bunch of crap I don't.

    I'm willing to support the game with direct purchases, not by gambling.

    This.
    max_only wrote: »
    Bosmers sneaking past all the dangers in the woods. Come upon a cultist doing a ritual? Sneak past. Come upon a brigand ambush? Sneak past. Come upon a mighty beast? Sneak past. The feeling of “yesssss” when you can squeeze by in tight spaces unnoticed. Sometimes I’m able to take what I need from right under their noses.
  • Uryel
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    max_only wrote: »
    Bosmers sneaking past all the dangers in the woods. Come upon a cultist doing a ritual? Sneak past. Come upon a brigand ambush? Sneak past. Come upon a mighty beast? Sneak past. The feeling of “yesssss” when you can squeeze by in tight spaces unnoticed. Sometimes I’m able to take what I need from right under their noses.
  • LadyAstrum
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    Thankfully, I see them as ugly, so you can keep your gem-riddled pixels.
    Edited by LadyAstrum on October 13, 2019 7:20PM
    ~ Imperials need new furniture. By the Divines! Their furniture is recoloured Breton for goodness sakes! #ImperialFurnitureIndependance ~
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  • logarifmik
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    I see it as a lure to spend gems I mastered. But I'll pass, thank you kindly.
    EU PC: @logarifmik | Languages: Русский, English
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  • Skitamine
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    One easy way to step down from buying, ask yourself : does the price is worth for a game that won't be around forever ? One day you'll lose everything you purchased, like many MMO before. For my part, I'm paying the sub and stopped to buy crowns.
    Ebon -> Eratik Bloodbath
    Dominion -> Enhamar The-Soul-licker
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  • marke1
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    Skitamine wrote: »
    One easy way to step down from buying, ask yourself : does the price is worth for a game that won't be around forever ? One day you'll lose everything you purchased, like many MMO before. For my part, I'm paying the sub and stopped to buy crowns.

    You could also ask yourself how is it different from going to the movies , drinking , smoking or any other activity you pay for that is gone the next day ? At least you would still have the game and your purchases available to enjoy for some time after what about that ?
  • Raideen
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    marke1 wrote: »
    Skitamine wrote: »
    One easy way to step down from buying, ask yourself : does the price is worth for a game that won't be around forever ? One day you'll lose everything you purchased, like many MMO before. For my part, I'm paying the sub and stopped to buy crowns.

    You could also ask yourself how is it different from going to the movies , drinking , smoking or any other activity you pay for that is gone the next day ? At least you would still have the game and your purchases available to enjoy for some time after what about that ?

    Or how about neither and instead get a nice blouse, or a nice leather belt that will last you 100 years (literally). A cool candle holder or two. A new mouse. in the case of the house prices in ESO, someone could buy a nice monitor.

    There is literally nothing in the crown store that can measure up to a real world item that will last indefinitely.

    I myself saved money over the past year from not playing ESO and bought a set of $4000.00 speakers for my home stereo instead.

    You'd be amazed at how fast buying 25 dollar pixel horses and 170 dollar pixel houses and 50 dollar pixel motifs adds up.
    CREATING IN GAME PROBLEMS TO OFFER YOU CROWN STORE SOLUTIONS
    THIS IS ALL RATHER INSIDIOUS AND CRINGEWORTHY -R
  • Raltin
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    Many here have made some excellent points already. I 100% agree the amount of gems these two items are going for is absurd for a reskin and a scale down.

    When I first saw them I was genuinely surprised to find them NOT available for crown purchase and I feel sorry for those who decided to waste their hard-earned gems on these items regardless if they are whales or not.

    Why should anyone have to pay over 200 gems for a reskin or 100 gems for a scaled-down pet or for that matter pay any gems at all? For starters, these are not special enough to exceed apex pricing because most of us can work out these required little overhead cost to produce as they were taken from assets already in-game. The mount's mesh didn't come with a unique saddle or bridle. It has no particle effects.

    Second point the release date and overall availability timing are bad. I was hoping the mount and pet would still be available for purchase during the release of the Hollowjack Crown Crates and Reaper’s Harvest Crown Crates but no...

    This... this is the dumb elk all over again-a cash/gem grab. I myself would have been willing to happily pay crowns: 2k to 3k for the mount and 1k for the pet. I don't know who crunched the numbers but no matter the outcome of gems vs crowns sales this gem grab is only tarnishing your image and in turn hurting your future sales because...

    I have no problems waiting years for this to be dropped down to a reasonable price now.
    I have no problems never getting this at all.
    I have no problems reducing my crown purchase budget to vote with my wallet.

    That's a loss of around 4k in crowns from one customer on two sales and that's on your marketing team.
    Sure I'm a grain of sand but even sand adds up.

    From the general discontent, I'd say there's about a whole desert's worth of sand in these forums.
    "Proud purveyor of Cyrodiil Pickles."
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