I did a quick calculation and $50 worth of Gem's get's you approximately 10 Gold. A suit of level 80 "rare" armor costs ~120 Gold. So, if I did the math right, a set of level 80 armor cost six hundred USD. Is this a joke?
ExplosivePinata, on 19 December 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:
Tonics are like Black Lion chests, an inconvenience that I have to destroy.
Why not one of the MMO developers out there understands this is beyond me.
Temporary transformation item/buff: 99.9% of people are going to destroy it and see it as a hindrance. It'll become a hated thing by the many. It'll never sell, even if the price is 1 gem.
Permanent toggle-based transformation item/buff: A good amount of people are going to find these desirable for the fun factor. Look at how popular the charr one was in GW1. They could likely sell these on the gem store for 1,000 gems a piece and that would fund the game for years to come.
To be honest, they wouldn't need predatory BS like forcing people to grind their life away or convert gems to gold if they had anything worth buying with gems. This is the damned problem. Make a product we want to buy and we'll buy it. Stop trying to force people to buy gems by making the game unfun to play unless you buy gems just to make it playable, let alone fun. BLARGH!
Why are marketing people as stupid as they are greedy?