Zanador wrote:Thinking about it.. the Bronze box would be on the edge of my reach. Not exactly, hm, "friendly" option. Let me explain:
I'm a free player, and quite a rare kind of that, because i have a big enough cardpool to be able to play without getting new ones constantly. A Bronze box for 1200 gran would be quite tempting, since it could give me an all around access for a new set. However 1200/15=80, so it would take me about 80 days (well, lets say 70 with weekly allowance) to buy one.
The good thing is: since new sets arrive in every 3-4 month, if i was to prepare gran all through a set, i could start playing the new set right from the release, and i'd still have some leftover gran too.
The bad thing is: For 80 days i'd get no new card supply (except of course the occasional TB, but thats a different story), and i'd have to turn my back on the older sets too (fortunately that leftover gran could be used on packs to get some older cards too).
So i like this plan, and technically this could be also used by free players too, once they have a stable cardpool, but overall, its not a confortable option. True enough, boxes now are completly out of question for me, so i wouldnt lose anything, i'd just like to have piece of the cake too.
Going to QFT here.
I think the key issue isn't how to better coax money out of people who have little. Those with disposable income such as luckysvn and Inigo are here to stay and will keep spending like crazy on every new set. In the meantime, the big issue is crossing the penny gap. Most players will not spend money on a game pitched to them as free. And usually these free players are very quick to pick up on any sort of tendrils reaching for their wallet, one way or another, and then wrench it away, and then complain, or leave.
The result is never good.
For a box of 1-stars, 2-stars, and 3-stars, IMO the cost should be perhaps 20 gran greater than the total sum of the recycle value of the cards, with a guaranteed amount of 1-stars, 2-stars, and 3-stars, no more, and no less.