Last edited by DarkEmperor; 2012-10-24 at 12:55 AM.
Asking the question why Darkness exists, is a question that leads to Infinity.
Psychologically, non-subscribers will see people riding faster mounts at lower levels, running faster with Sprint at level 1, showing off their cool titles and looking less like a clown with the ability to match colors of their armor. All of this may breed envy, potentially perpetuating purchases in the Cartel shop or increasing subscriptions. You don't need XP boosts, fancy speeders, titles, or hidden helms, but they're there, and if you feel it's worth it you can unlock them. That's the ideal of marketing: showing people how your service will benefit them. In this case, it's accomplished by getting people into the game. Lowering the entry hurdles by removing the box price and allowing people to try/play the game with out any financial investment is a smart move to get people into the game universe. But once that's been accomplished, BioWare still needs income to keep the game running, put out content updates, and provide profit margins for the investors who helped them build the game.
I will say that I hope they make Cartel Coins obtainable in-game (would have to be fine-tuned on their end to ensure this doesn't completely wreck their income). I'd love another way to save up extra coins to make splurge purchases (and better motivation to do my dailies), and it would let non-subscribers unlock some things by playing the game (which, I might add, would make them more likely to pay for CCs at some point due to the increased time spent playing the game).
the weekly PVE/PVP/raid passes cost 240 coins each, that makes 2880 coins/month. there is other stuff to add and substract, so we are at roughly at about 200 coins/$ if it roughly matches the monthly fee of 15$. thats my bet for the prices.
Last edited by moff; 2012-10-24 at 01:06 PM.
This thread has totally left the topic of the Ledger and gone to the cartel coins in general. Since they are on the PTS now we should probably consolidate the threads