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01-16-2013, 12:02 PM
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May another mod please move all the price discussion comments (this included) to the price dump?

I'm not gonna say "developers can't win". We iOS gamers can't win. That's the truth. If a game is free, everyone complains about the fact that it's filled to the brim with IAPs, while a classic like this is "too expensive" at $2.99. I don't get it...would you have liked Lode Runner to end up like how Pitfall turned out? You're paying $2.99 for a classic game with no IAPs. Sheesh.

I'll probably end up moving these posts myself. *moves posts*

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01-16-2013, 12:07 PM
Where should I go to discuss the price, then? It sure seems like a lot of people do want to discuss it in this forum. Plus, we don't have the actual game to play yet, so I sure as well can't comment on what it's like to play it...

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01-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
Where should I go to discuss the price, then? It sure seems like a lot of people do want to discuss it in this forum. Plus, we don't have the actual game to play yet, so I sure as well can't comment on what it's like to play it...
Somewhere else. Not touch arcade. I raised this point in the lounge. You can read the thoughts of the janitor there. Which is a shame really.
01-16-2013, 12:40 PM
I didn't know $3 qualified as "premium"

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01-16-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Well well most games paid 1.99 and up usually don't riddle the game with iap galore
You live in the past, my friend.
01-16-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
People never learn. We want no effin price discussion in the game's thread.
YOU don't want it. But I do. And at least a handful of others according to the random assortment of posts some mod moved... He missed a few though. Eh. toucharcade. more like touchy arcade.

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01-16-2013, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
YOU don't want it. But I do. And at least a handful of others according to the random assortment of posts some mod moved... He missed a few though. Eh. toucharcade. more like touchy arcade.

Well, several dozen people don't want it, including the Janitor, admins, moderators, forum members and me.
The Janitor is the law, btw.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
01-16-2013, 01:13 PM
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Yea the janitor not you

Uhm, did you just accuse me of sticking to the forum rules?
Damn...
You just made my day.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
01-16-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by curtisrshideler View Post
YOU don't want it. But I do. And at least a handful of others according to the random assortment of posts some mod moved... He missed a few though. Eh. toucharcade. more like touchy arcade.

Is this an example for that saying: "the pot is calling the kettle black"?

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
01-16-2013, 01:26 PM
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I'm glad

Meh sorry if I seem mean its just square stated they got on the iOS train because the 360 and ps3 have stated their course for too long yet they bring mostly garbage beside "real" final fantasy games to the app market.

And chaos rings and TWEWY.

I don't think this is "the real Square / Enix".
A while ago, S/E announced that they formed two or three new dev teams for mobile games, especially for the iOS/Android platform. Maybe these guys are responsible for that strange stuff that S/E is releasing recently.
Google knows more about it.

On the other hands: S/E is a huge company. Rule #1: maximize profit.
They have lots of employees to pay. I guess that they discovered quickly how to get the most bucks out of us. Looking at other companies... well, a quite usual behaviour.

I think that everyone of us is old enough to have enough self-responsibility to decide which product s/he supports and which not.

And last, but not least: the debates about prices. Letting people freely discuss about them can lead to quite some huge flame wars, but nothing else. It also - and that is (at least for me) very important - creates huge gaps between people, poor and rich. I don't want people to feel bad because another one has more cash and brags about it. As gamers, we're all equal. But not in terms of money.
Every price discussion is senseless, just because of all the different views of the value of money.

In the past, we had threads with the first 10 or 20 pages like: "why 3 bucks? wh, oh, why?".
I don't believe you want to read that shit for 10 minutes until you stumble over the first post about the game's quality. Believe me, it sucked back then and will suck now in just the same way.
Eli, for example, is able to tell you a lot about a game's quality but will never be able to tell you why it costs $3.99 and if it is worth YOUR money.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 01-16-2013 at 01:56 PM.