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How much have you spent on IAP?

05-30-2013, 10:46 PM
Joined: May 2013
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How much have you spent on IAP?

I go back to the first iTouch.... Have had about 6 of them and also this iPad mini. I just now - like 3 minutes ago - made my first ever IAP.

So over all that time.... $2.
05-30-2013, 10:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,222
Bar none.
I do find $99.99 in apps funny tough.
Seeing sucha high price for these.
So what did you buy?

Last edited by saansilt; 05-30-2013 at 11:01 PM.

05-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
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I think about $20 in the past 2+ years.

Edit: oh, and Walking Dead episodes, which ran me another $20. So $40 in total.

Last edited by JBRUU; 05-31-2013 at 05:39 PM.
05-30-2013, 11:41 PM
Joined: May 2013
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Originally Posted by saansilt View Post
Bar none.
I do find $99.99 in apps funny tough.
Seeing sucha high price for these.
So what did you buy?
Gems for dragonvale.... My kids and I share a game.
05-31-2013, 12:54 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
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Most expensive was the "season 1" pass for Pinball Arcade @ $29.99. But since I haven't bought any tables before, this pack added I think 22 tables. Some are fun and some are just on to me..but such a good value! :-)

That said..I've only bought IAP for additional content or just as a thank you for devs. Never bought a consumable IAP to "cheat".

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05-31-2013, 12:56 AM
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Most times i spent on IAP is to unlock the rest of the game, or game content, or doublers...

That goes for almost every runner game i have which has doublers involved.

I also spend IAP on unlocking chapters and expansions in games like Telltale episodic adventure games, Drakerider, Ghost Trick and Phoenix Wright are some prime and expensive examples.

IAPs are also bought when they expand the game's content like the costumes in Demons' Score, the characters and extra scenario in Warhammer Quest, the costumes in Apocalypse Max (these didnt feel worth it though, as they break game balance and made the game too easy), Zen Pinball (the tables), Phoenix HD (the ships) & 100 Rogues are what i could remember.

As far as consumable IAPs are concerned, the most i got was a present from my wife which was a $20 IAP for Iron Man 3, then other than that, i bought one $4 IAP for Pixel People as a gift for my wife (it was on sale that time, and that was all she needed to complete the Jobs collection), $5 on Heroes & Castles, and I believe it was $5 to be able to afford a skin in ARC Squadron. These are the only ones i know i've bought consumable IAP for.

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05-31-2013, 01:17 AM
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10 bucks on Alchemy Synth pro pack...
A few Pinball Arcade tables
Quite a few Zen Pinball tables
Nano Studio extra tracks unlock
Caelestis unlock
Some other stuff, probably. I'll purchase expansions, not coins.

EDIT: every Playdek expansion
05-31-2013, 01:29 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: USA
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$1 max and mabe payed for 10 iaps total that were addons to a game (playdek, zen etc) and not bullcrap unlock levels/power ups.
05-31-2013, 01:59 AM
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i think i have spent between 20-30$, 90% going to playdek for expansions and the other 10% to neuroshima hex
05-31-2013, 02:51 AM
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Exact just reminded me... I bought my wife a $10 card for FarmVille about 3 years ago.... So $12, not. $2.