The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.Â I was not banned nor have I quit.Â In fact, I’m writing this while alt tabbed waiting on a quest respawn.Â Silly rumors floating around on twitter and other websites are untrue.
Today’s communication from gPotato shed some light on a few things we’ve been having to deal with over the past week.Â First off they debunked the rumor that the original dev team was no longer working on the game.Â Second, they addressed the cash shop prices stating, “we are actively working on new pricing options to accommodate the masses.”Â Coming from someone that actually plays the game, and not just a news site commenting on this release, I’m slightly optimistic.Â Up until now we have had nothing but bad news or ridiculous statements like “The prices were intentional” or “we’ll evaluate it” yada yada.Â It seems like, from reading into it only slightly, that accomodating the masses means lowers the prices significantly since the masses have wanted nothing but 1000% cheaper prices.
And I also have another reason to be optimistic…
Rumor: The vast network of K&G Community resources has produced some rather good news.Â I won’t go into details as to reveal too much of about the source or get anyone’s hopes up in case it turns out to be false, but if the rumor is true then we can expect some very good news to be delivered about the cash shop prices soon.Â Â I guess some of the conspiracy theories were not so far off.Â Let your imaginations run wild.
What gPotato needs to realize coming out of all of this is that the people who enjoy the game are willing to spend money.Â Yeah, it’s a cash shop microtransaction model game.Â We know that we’re going to be forced into the cash shop because that is an intrinsic property.Â That doesn’t bother us anymore.Â We just need to be capable of affording it.Â I’ve taken a tally just from my guild alone and we have 30 people willing to drop $50 on the cash shop the moment it is priced like the Russian model whereas they’re willing to spend -nothing- right now.Â Volume of sales here guys.Â It doesn’t even take a background in economics to realize this either.Â It’s just common sense.
Here’s hoping we have some good news in the next few days.