xovian1 wrote:It isn't like many of the given effects are unique in the long term of the game, and if they exist now, I'd say its reasonable to believe more of the same will be forth coming.
xovian1 wrote:Also on the other end of the spectrum, there are a large number of players who will never buy the cards (there are many now), I doubt just because a limited time offer expires is going to change that. If anything it would help to promote buying them instead.
xovian1 wrote:And finally, by what many of you say, you're taking away from those who did buy them, including me.
I bought 3 of each, and i can assure you it didn't drastically sway my ratio of win/loss.
I had more losses before EX, I still have more losses then wins, I don't think thats changing any time soon, and certainly not because I have or don't have the EX cards.
DanTheTimid wrote:The only real damage I see this doing is a small decrease to initial EX pack sales since obviously there's less urgency to buy them if the cards they contain are not necessarily going to be gone forever, but again long term this will result in more players being happy and staying around that would have been angry or left over a business practice like this. And more players means more potential buyers who will very likely bring in more money long term then limited edition EX packs will bring in during the short term.
DanTheTimid wrote:This means even those die hard players in other card games who take the high trade/cost of limited time only cards as a necessary expense so they can keep playing won't stay around. There's a reason those players are willing to spend 100-2,000 dollars on single limited time only cards, cause its VERY important to those players that they have access to every deck building option that's out there. In this game, they're still going to feel that same way, yet their going to learn there's nothing they can do about it, they can never have access to the cards they missed out on. I may not have hard facts to back up my claims, but based on what I know of myself and people I've met I'm willing to bet they're response is going to be a negative one, possibly to the point of quitting. For any card game, Alteil included, I think those are the people you most want to keep most happy, the ones who shell out hundreds of bucks on the launch of every set trying to collect player sets of every card.
In the end the only hard fact I have to back up anything is that I, myself, am willing to quit over this. Maybe I'm the lone exception, but based on the people I've been talking to about this issue it sure doesn't sound that way.
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