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FREE BOOSTER PACK

Discussion in 'UO Spiels N Rants' started by ReaperNI, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. ReaperNI

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    Most importantly, the cost of the booster pack does not include “the cost of labor.” This means that we fix bugs and core systems that EVERYONE will have access to. What you pay for is the content surrounding those updates. For example, with the current booster in production everyone will receive the benefit of smooth boat movement. It is core functionality we cannot actively separate from the game. What the customer pays for are new ships, new quests, and access to “cool stuff” like new recipes and boss battles.

    As for all content, the booster is available for both clients. Smooth boat movement was initially developed and tested in the Classic Client, and later developed and tested in the Enhanced Client.

    Players do not pay for the Ultima Online clients. You pay for the content.

    OR NOT

    MAN THESE 2D CLIENTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS IS SUPER HARD TO FIGURE OUT. I LOVE THE TRUE UO FANS PAID SOMETHING LIKE WHAT 30 BUCKS FOR SYTGIAN ABYSS WAIT THROUGH LOADS OF PATCH LAG BECAUSE EVERYONE ELES WAS DOING IT TO AND NOW ITS SOLD FOR WHAT 12 BUCKS. NOW THEY WANNA CHARGE US FOR A BOOSTER PACK. THATS RIGHT UO KEEP SQUEEZING WHAT LEFT OF YOUR CLIENT BASE .
     
  2. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    if we don't ever pay the work of the devs, who pay their salary?

    Our monthly fee probably just pay the server mantainance and the "great" customer service.

    I know free shards who ask about 10€ per month just for server mantainance (if you pay you get the veteran rewards :D )
     
  3. Tazar

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    I did not pay anything for the Enhanced Client and was playing it a while before the Stygian Abyss expansion was released. I did pay for the expansion content.

    Seems in line with the Dev comments at the town hall to me.
     
  4. ReaperNI

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    not ec but apparently they want to charge for this pirate expansion
     
  5. Taylor

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    Remember when Mythic laid off 40% of its workforce a few months ago? I think the idea is to avoid such cost-cutting measures in the future.
     
  6. Zym Dragon

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    Yes, they are going to charge around 15.00 for this "Pirate" Booster Pack. It's new content, just as all the other expansions were new content. Booster Packs aren't going to be as large as a full expansion however, so they are charging less.
     
  7. Nyses

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    I like ya Pinco, but this is crap. Even if UO has only 50,000 paying accounts, that is $10 - $13 a month plus tax (for some of us). Even at only $10 a month, that is HALF A MILLION DOLLARS a month. Ya, it's only 6 mill a year, but lets look at the expenses.

    We all know UO has no more GM's, there seems to be some LUMP of GM que that encompasses all the EA titles now a days. As for the servers, last I knew, there were West coast and East coast server facilities, even if they are hosted, it is what a few dozen machines at each site, a full rack or two? UO does no advertising, and the staff is a few dozen people?

    UO would seem to be a cash cow for EA (thus, the plug has yet to be pulled).
     
  8. ReaperNI

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^agreed
     
  9. Taylor

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    Maybe. But whenever a title stops being a "cash cow," EA has no problem butchering it.
     
  10. Nyses

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    I do not have an issue with this in principal. But, the "expansions" were $30, every couple of years, so $30 every 2nd or 3rd year. Now thier model is "little expansions" at $15, twice a year = $60 to $90 every year or two, on top of the subscription fees, that are ALREADY supposed to pay for Support, Development, New Crap, Keeping the lights on and all that.

    So, is this the "grocery shrink ray" being leveled at UO, is this out of control government spending (thus the need for more tax revenue), or is this just good old corporate greed?
     
  11. ReaperNI

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    im not sure but i think its all obama's fault god dang college kids and voting
     
  12. Stupid Miner

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    If you don't like paying...

    then don't.

    (no need to announce such things either)
     
  13. Taylor

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    lol :lol:
     
  14. Nyses

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    I most likely will not be buying the booster.

    But, I do have an issue with the no need to announce such things statement. I believe what UO is doing with boosters to be wrong. The only way for me to convey my feelings about it is to speak up and say so. You may not agree with me and that is ok, that adds to the discussions on these boards.

    If we all just sit around accepting everything that comes our way, without question, we are then "sheeple", just follow the herd, "keep your heads down, nothing to see here, move along"
     
  15. Stupid Miner

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    No problem with you, you can voice your opinions constructively and temperately. So, by all means, go ahead.
     
  16. Pinco

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    We all know ea games... if has a cow that produce 1 pitcher of milk the day after should produce 1.5...

    They live with new expansion and UO has too few of them in 1 year.
    Lesser contents for more cheap expansions -> more expansions = more money -> EA is happy and customers too because there are new things to do.

    another thing is the decreasing number of players and new boosters will cover part of the loss and probably could bring back some people.

    about the advertsign, I'm a shopkeepr and I know that: an ad campaign nowdays will work ONLY if is aggressive (so expensive). Few banners are useless.
     
  17. Lord Urza

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    [about the advertsign, I'm a shopkeepr and I know that: an ad campaign nowdays will work ONLY if is aggressive (so expensive). Few banners are useless.]

    Ok lets start an aggressive player ran ad campaign, If EA doesnt do it lets we do it, work of mouth, web banners, game disks, Flyers, Local access. :eek:p
     
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    this is part of your 'entertainment'... stop being so cheap you sponges.
     
  19. Malek234

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    well looks like another way for ea to make easy money. Has anyone yet ever called ea..... Customer support never evan heard of this game. So with that said I beleive this is B.S. We already pay for a game noone at ea cares about, we pay the dev team or they wouldnt have a job. This isnt ps3 or xbox 360. So what are we paying for stuff they should have had fixed 12 yrs ago and stuff that should have been added with S.A. I am not cheap and will probally pay for the booster but its wrong for them to charge for stuff that we already pay for. If it wasnt for the players that almighty dev team that doesnt listen to players ( example, Tram, Fell = losing half of your players, thats listening to the community:thumbup1:) wouldnt have a job.
     
  20. WhityJinn

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    at least there are good free shards out there.

    Someone said something that there are free shards charging 10$/month, but thats BS.I know a few shards with a lot of players there, and nobody charges, it`s all 100% free.

    Thing is, the game won`t get any better, and they will probably not add a classic shard, so I will have to move to a pre-aos free shard and enjoy the game there.
     
  21. Don't let the door hit you...
    :yell:
     
  22. why? ... :lol:

    the door can be cleaned/repaired ... yes? rolleyes:

    Let it splash him :thumbup1:
     
  23. Beer_Cayse

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    woohoo! go for it!