If you don't mind I'm going to play "Cranky Old Marketing Man" for a second here.
Logress wrote:There's always the argument that it if Altel was cheaper to play, it'd have 1000X times the users, but that discussion (and decision) is a bit above my pay grade at this point..
No offense but it really shouldn't
be considering the fact that you are the "means" of overseeing whether or not Alteil continues to be a success (both by growth and profit) for its NA/EU/INT players. If you have to get a little assertive with the suits across the way then so be it. Please understand I'm not saying this to be rude; I am saying this because I (as well as the rest of us on here) care about this game and what both your team and the community have put into it over these past three years. What I'm saying is the DECISION
may be out of your hands, but the DISCUSSION
open for debating if it could bring in more revenue and change your customers buying habits.
I understand how licensing and marketing issues work across the way because I lived and worked there for 8 years. And while I definitely don't know EVERYTHING that goes into the day-to-day running of Alteil, I've come up with some pretty good conclusions over the past three years.
Back on topic, I don't know if this event would truly help NA Alteil (especially if you were the only one to go) as it seems you already have a grasp on how they run and whats to be expected. Believe me I've heard the same thing as you have from the same kinds of people.
Please note that this reply has nothing to do with making Alteil cheaper as you stated above but making Alteil "a better experience" as a whole. If making certain aspects of the game cheaper WOULD
bring about more growth for our region than I think it would be wise for you to gather the research that has been shown by our user base on her and submit it to the find gentlemen across the Pacific. You can only ignore the "paying" customers for so long.