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Help select the name inspired by the Wayward Souls pricing strategy

12-29-2014, 08:05 AM
#1
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Help select the name inspired by the Wayward Souls pricing strategy

I emailed the text below to the TA podcast yesterday.
I'm interested to know what the TA forum thinks about this as well
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Jared's explanation of Wayward Souls' pricing strategy on last week's podcast was a real eye opener.
Upping the price of your game, every time you do a big content update, does not only sound logical, it could also fix the whole 'too many people hold out for new paid games, waiting for a sale-price' thing. If we, as an industry, could come up with a name for that payment model (and NEVER, EVER get tempted by doing a sale), it could lead to way more games buying those game on on release. As that's the cheapest time to do so.

But just like F2P, it would need a catchy name. Something that explains that more content will up the price.

Maybe the TA community can help?
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12-29-2014, 08:37 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,190
Scaling Premium
Price Up on Update - PUU pricing
Prepaying For Updates - PFU pricing
Pay now or pay more - PNPM pricing
Version One - v1 or v1.0 pricing
Premium Level Over Nine Thousand - PL9K pricing
Totally Rad Incrementing Premium - TRIP or T3P pricing
F*** Freemium Forever - FFF or 3F pricing

:P

12-29-2014, 09:10 AM
#3
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Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
Inflation
12-29-2014, 09:29 AM
#4
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Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Scaling Premium
Price Up on Update - PUU pricing
Prepaying For Updates - PFU pricing
Pay now or pay more - PNPM pricing
Version One - v1 or v1.0 pricing
Premium Level Over Nine Thousand - PL9K pricing
Totally Rad Incrementing Premium - TRIP or T3P pricing
F*** Freemium Forever - FFF or 3F pricing

:P
Lol, I love these!!!!
12-29-2014, 09:43 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Outerbounds
Posts: 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Scaling Premium
Price Up on Update - PUU pricing
Prepaying For Updates - PFU pricing
Pay now or pay more - PNPM pricing
Version One - v1 or v1.0 pricing
Premium Level Over Nine Thousand - PL9K pricing
Totally Rad Incrementing Premium - TRIP or T3P pricing
F*** Freemium Forever - FFF or 3F pricing

:P
PUU pricing wouldn't work, sounds to much like poo. Military loves catchy (and not so catchy) acronyms. Maybe something like M2P.....more to play, meaning both in price and content.

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12-29-2014, 11:13 AM
#6
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Posts: 3,198
Pay more, Play more.
12-29-2014, 11:31 AM
#7
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Pay Per Update?
12-29-2014, 12:00 PM
#8
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Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOutlander View Post
Pay Per Update?
That sounds more like the episodic ones. You only pay once, but the prices increase for each major update.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
12-29-2014, 01:09 PM
#9
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Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,443
Inventive acronyms aside, this is simply reaonsable. I don't expect to get all later seasons of a series for free, just because I bought the season 1 dvd pack.
Not to mention I remember the good old days where you actually had to go to a store and buy CDs - or floppies and data tapes if you want to go prehistoric with us old geezers - with expansion packs on them

Almost forgot, acronym: OSP - old-school pricing
12-29-2014, 02:02 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 841
I only got WS recently, but I wonder if the incremental update system works particularly well on a Roguelike, when a goodly chunk of players won't even get to see any of them. Otherwise, I'm all for Paymium doing whatever it can to seize the reigns from Freem--- Paymoremium.

Last edited by sinagog; 12-29-2014 at 02:11 PM.