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IAP - How much you spend?

10-13-2013, 09:33 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,264
IAP - How much you spend?

How much have you spent on a single IAP, and how much have you spent in total?

Been looking at some very absurd amounts for single micro-transactions, wonder if anyone hear has bought the heavy - $100+ / 70 IAP's.

I've spent maybe no more than $10 in the past year. Not a fan
10-13-2013, 09:52 PM
#2
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 124
Five dollars, all on Towermadness.

10-13-2013, 10:05 PM
#3
Joined: May 2012
Location: Narnia
Posts: 2,715
Hmm, maybe 100$ on assorted IAP's? Most I've ever spent is 300$ on a game iap's.
10-14-2013, 12:07 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,313
Around like ten dollars since 2008 (though I don't know when iAP was added, so it might have been more like 2009-2010) and most of that was on O&CO.
10-14-2013, 03:32 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,680
Very minimal. I sometimes buy an IAP as a way of 'thanking' the dev, i mean Bullet Time i loved, amazing value as i played it a lot so tended to buy an IAP or two for the dev. Same for Punch Quest

Mostly i try to avoid them out of principle though
10-14-2013, 04:12 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,301
Too much! I'm afraid to tally it all up, I got my first apple device in June this year (can't imagine how I lived without lol ) and prior to that I had never touched an iproduct and not being on Facebook I didn't see the iaps in candy crush etc.

I came from paying 40 for my console games to an App Store full of free stuff so I figured buying buckets of gems or whatever at a couple of quid was a saving, didn't take me long to realise that all these little amounts add up itdoesn't take too long to hit the 40 price tag and then what? It's never ending.

I try to stay away from titles with iaps and the last Iap I made was to unlock the full version of Reaper, but if I snag a great game for free I'll make a purchase to give my support, I loved Run In Crowd so bought the costumes. I won't buy items that are consumables any longer either.
10-14-2013, 04:37 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,379
Substantial content yes, consumables or fluff purchases no. Probably around the $100 mark too but hard to say for sure.
10-14-2013, 08:00 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maine!
Posts: 4,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Very minimal. I sometimes buy an IAP as a way of 'thanking' the dev, i mean Bullet Time i loved, amazing value as i played it a lot so tended to buy an IAP or two for the dev. Same for Punch Quest

Mostly i try to avoid them out of principle though
^This^, pretty much verbatim, including the BTHD part.

I don't buy IAPs, but if I play a "Free" (whatever that means these days) game with enough intent (yes, I meant intent and not content), I buy a minimal+ IAP, primarily as a matter of principle.

On the flip side, I don't usually buy games with a price-tag and IAPs that could somehow effect the full enjoyment of the game (whether not buying IAP decreases or buying IAP increases how "full" the overall experience will be), again as a matter of principle. If you tell me how much you want me to pay for something, I will pay it. If you obscure the "true cost" of the item, the value drops to zero for me.

That said, more than a few of my "on principle" IAPs have gone to games that started paid, went free, and I ended up picking up for free and enjoying enough that I felt obliged to pay something for the title.

It's crazy to think about the arguments that persist around IAP. With my current position of not supporting them, I would have to quit work, live as a hermit, and do nothing other than play games 24/7/365 to even hope to finish half of the games I currently own.

It's not like there aren't non-IAP options.

DBC

I give up.
10-14-2013, 06:49 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Great White North
Posts: 81
$0 and I plan on keeping it that way.
10-14-2013, 11:31 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Styling my mullet to perfection
Posts: 127
The most I spent on a single IAP was 4.99 for all the ships in Phoenix HD. I've probably only spent 10-15 bucks altogether if I count up every IAP I bought over the years. I tend to avoid IAP-filled games like the plague... unless it's something REALLY good. Even then, I'll never waste money on virtual currency or power-ups.