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$50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Well, an offer popped up for the opportunity to purchace an AIE for $50US. I don’t know what to say. I mean the AIE is a great car and all. But there is no way I’m spending $50 for one car. I understand that by GL’s current in game economics this is a “great” deal. That’s 50% off the $100 price for the largest bundle of 15,000 tokens. And if I recall the last time the AIE went on sale in the garage it was even more than 15,000 tokens. So, by that twisted logic, I should buy this now.

But this is a perfect example of what I’ve been saying on other topics. GL, you need to reset your entire economic model. Give us affordable options and we will start spending money again. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars every year on this game until this year. You gave us one good offer of 1,100 tokens for $0.99US and I bought that. Give us more of that and I’ll make it rain.

Love A8. Want to support it, but not like this, Please GL, fix this before you choke this game to death.

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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Bargain ;D. That's around half the cash price the X2 was. But I bought all the GTA games a while back for $60. You're right oldman GL need to adjust their expectations.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 pm
50 dollars for less than 1% of a game is outrageous.
You can buy entire other games with this much money.
GL really has it wrong. They live from the few that spend money in this game and then need to overcharge us.
I am sticking to my 14 dollars a month forever which I find fair enough to both sides.
Recently I bought an old and huge game that I loved and played more than a decade ago for 2.49 dollars.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:22 pm
OT. Go on Jake, what game did you buy? I also picked up the first 5 Elder Scrolls games for £40. That should keep me busy for a few years.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Just don’t understand the logic here. As @JakeP I saying, I could buy whole games for that price. (And I have.) I’m more than happy to pay to support games I love. But the economics of A8 have become too expensive. Somebody at GL needs to wake up and realize they’ve really missed the mark on this one. I’ll continue playing A8, but I’ll patiently wait for the day when GL returns the game to the affordable fun that it was when I started and when I was more than happy to spend money for a fair return in the game. GL, please consider listening to your long time paying customers. Do the right thing.

Or failing that. Please come to this forum and explain to us why the price of everything had to be jacked up sky high. Tell us why you need to charge $50 for a single car. Why are you charging up to 18,000 tokens for vehicles. That’s 3,000 more tokens than $100 will get you from the store. Please demonstrate to us why you need to do this. Why have you ruined the R&Ds, tournaments, etc... to force players to pay to achieve goals instead of just letting people play the game. Just tell us. Lay it out for us. We would really like to know.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:17 pm
50$ is actually quite cheap compared to A9. There you can get half car for 300-600 USD. I mean because of the star system you cannot fully upgrade it. Imagine getting an Apollo for $50 but you can only upgrade it LVL1. And you need gambling scampacks for more possibility to upgrade (where you still need to pay credits and have cards).

Also you start to appreciate the ability to straight just buy a car after seeing the horrible system of A9 which is just gambling and casino and more gambling.

Imagine paying $50 for a 10% chance of getting 1/10 of Apollo or 0.1% chance of getting 4/10.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm
@quailstorm, Yeah, that’s one thing I won’t do is spend money for a chance at something. If there is something I want, I’ll pay a fair price for it, but I won’t pay for a chance to get it.

I know nothing about A9. Not interested in it at all. I love A8. I’ve invested years of time and money into it and look forward to many more years of the same. So, I’ll stay put for now and hope GL will come to their senses and give us fair offers for game resources again and I’ll start spending my money again.
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:36 pm
50 for a single car is not worth it. I agree with Jake and Harry, you can buy entire other games for that. Probably even less. Just for comparison, I was able to buy the whole Halo MCC for just 15€, i.e 4 games which I totally love and grew up with. 5€ more and I can add Halo 3: ODST to the collection too, and to me that’s totally worth it  ::)
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Oh wow Halo, I spent more hours on that game than anything. Halos 1,2 + 3 completed on Legendary - that took a while :D
The original Doom on PC back in the early '90s too...
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Re: $50US for an AIE

Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:12 pm
ash1 wrote:
Oh wow Halo, I spent more hours on that game than anything. Halos 1,2 + 3 completed on Legendary - that took a while :D
The original Doom on PC back in the early '90s too...

Me too, I spent many hours on those games and they are by far the most played by me. 
I played them over and over since I was younger. Got almost 600 hours played in MCC alone just for the single player campaigns. It is also fun to speedrun the campaigns, I just love how you can complete missions like Assault on The Control Room, Outskirts or Shutdown in 5 minutes or less 🤗

Ok, back on topic. GL’s AIE offer **** 🤗
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