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Can I buy cosmetics from previous months?
edited July 2021 in Support & FAQ
Is it possible when the game is done to purchase cosmetics from previous months?
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And it is a good thing. i prefer permanent stuff in CS that what they did until now, but if they stay on this road, i can only applause.
Stephen keeps saying he intends to fully fund the game himself and only make these purchases if you want to support the game but its hard to believe that when they started their cash shop practices while in pre-alphe, alienating a portion of their player base in the process.
'Early bird gets the worm.' That's like a bedrock aspect of a free market.
If you find that 'hard to believe' and 'alienating' then - man - life must be either really rough or ridiculously easy.
This is what is for me a problem. I had the same problem with overwatch/heart of the storm alpha/beta cash shop already be there. And will ever had the problem for any game including those months/years-long "anticipated access".
For ashes, they want to do pack to allow people to support game ? ok, with goodies ? fine with it, it remains a "crowd funding" after all. but in such situation you do one pack, with one set of in game goodies and be it for 10 years, you stick with it.
And having those 4 years cosmetic (or more) not avaible to the buy when game releases is not a problem...
I also hate the collectos edition sold during 2 years... (*watch to FFXIV/WoW*). You did wait, support the game before it got released and get things the people waiting the release won't have ? I don't see the problem.
People deep in cosmetics stuff in MMORPG can be jealous, but most of them are able to go over this, admit they "was not here soon enough" and... will enjoy what they will have. i hope the game will offer already variety of nice cosmetics stuff !
1) It's been promised that there will be other colors/VERY similar sets that you achieve in-game for ALL of the Cash Shop cosmetics.
2) I think more players would be FAR LESS DISAPPOINTED if they realized that you can only have *1* copy of the cosmetics PER ACCOUNT. I've always thought this 2nd point sucked, but I understand why they're doing it, like this. In short, if you buy a cash shop cosmetic set, only *1* of your characters can have it active, at a time; You'll need to trade it to your alts, to use it on them.
In the meantime, Steven Sharif wants us to be able to get the "best looking" variants of the outfits from the highest-end content in-game, versus the best-looking sets coming from the Cash Shop.
1. This is not in fact the intention. I will link the quote after this that shows it.
2. The quote has been about parity. Not variants, but in game cosmetics which are equal or better in quality. (subjective)
Seems like we will be able to attain those variations.
Given that we were active and lived through that sh*t, I think we should all be granted that cosmetic as a collective community hug.
People defending that is what saddens me. Enablers never good
You may not get that exact color scheme or pattern, but part of the pledge for AoC is that cosmetics from the cashshop won't be the 'best" skins in the game.
The game is fully funded through Steven, and every dollar they get from cosmetics packs just helps the game be done that much fuller and faster, so I've made peace with it.
Life is about missing out on some thing you may want. I wanted to go to space with Jeff Bezos in his rocket, because I wanted to fide a giant penis into space. All my phone calls and letter went unanswered, and I was very disappointed. But such is life. Sometimes, we just miss out on things.
I'm also at a loss how anyone with a brain can equate "company selling product = evil greed" by default. This is the dead brain take of the decade right here.
I don't get the whining. This is literally how most of the economy functions. Do you call up Jeff Bezos to complain that you can't buy shares at $3.00 anymore and it's just not fair you have to pay $3,600?
That is a pitty, since it interferes in game immersion negatively, especially in a rpg.
Not the cash shop itself, but certainly the persistent marketing. I doubt Steven will go there, but BDO is constantly trying to upsell their crap right when you login. Mobile games have taken this to a phrenetic level that's almost migraine inducing. I'm hoping the cash shop's advertising is more like wow, where it exists on the Battlenet login, but nothing comes up in game.
This won't negatively impact me, and I only found out about the game-to-be in October of 2020.
Feels as though you're stating your personal opinion as absolute, universal fact.
Do you have any examples as to how this will interfere with immersion? Will entire groups of RP'ers stop what they're doing and walk away to other parts of the game because a specific color/texture of an otherwise available-in-game set of armor was only sold for 1 month before the game launched?
"OH GOD, OUR ROLEPLAY IS ***RUINED***! WHY?! WHY DID THEY ONLY OFFER THE ROYAL CORGI FOR A SINGLE MONTH?!?! STOP EVERYTHING! STOP EVERYTHING BECAUSE THE BLACK-COLORED CORVID CASTIGATOR SET ISN'T THE EXACT SAME SHADE AS THE DARK GRAY SET YOU GET IN-GAME - WE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO IMMERSE OURSELVES FULLY IN THE WORLD PER THIS LACK OF ABILITY TO GET THIS PARTICULAR HUE OF COLOR!!!!"
How to justify any request without "real" argument... ... "It ruin my immersion" ...
"Bikini armor is not realist, it ruins my immersion" from people able to say "a scyte weapon would be so cool" forgetting that a scyte is not really a good thing for war (the "war-scythe" was with the blade in the same )
Here the post speak about immersion because of... cash shop... if it doesnt jump on your face to say "hi, i exist, come buy" what is the link between cash shop and immersion ?
There is many reason to be against cash shop in subscription game... (like... subscription should be enough, if it isn't just make the sub bigger... instead of adding cash shop that break equality between your paying customers... and won't list all because now, cash shop in every game even with sub, is the basis... stupid but it is like this)
Stop about "immersion" as excuse to defend what you would prefer on the game... it is really rare when "immersion" is a real factual problem...
What i certainly care about is the pretty extreme FOMO for cosmetic packs that are pretty much gone after that. It's a shitty thing to do from a supposedly better devs
Phase locked? Fine, cuz it makes sense... but monthly? That's bullshit