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Possible Rolando Price Drop?

12-19-2008, 11:04 PM
#1
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Rolando Price Drop After Holidays?!!!?

On X-Mas Day maybe? Check this out from their twitter:

Hi.....Sorry - no price drops on Rolando before the holidays. We think that the game is great value at $9.99!

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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Last edited by dannys95; 12-19-2008 at 11:17 PM.
12-19-2008, 11:10 PM
#2
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Dude, can you read? No price drops on Rolando, before the holidays, after, not for at least 2 or 3 months.

12-19-2008, 11:12 PM
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I read dude. It says before the holidays (which i am sure is referring to x mas and maybe new years). after that it is possible. They said:

NO PRICE DROPS UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

do u know the meaning of after?

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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12-19-2008, 11:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
I read dude. It says before the holidays (which i am sure is referring to x mas and maybe new years). after that it is possible. They said:

NO PRICE DROPS UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

do u know the meaning of after?
They aren't going to drop the price for a while. It's a ridiculous hyped (but pretty darn good) game that's going to be on people's minds for a while. After christmas, people'll be going, "eh, I should treat myself, I can't possibly sink any deeper in debt." Wait 'til february or something.

Or do you want me to say, "Why yes, they're not going to take advantage of the free marketing they've gotten over the past several months. 6+ months of work? Of course, the indy devs are gonna give it all away for $1.99. Just stay poised like the pounching grasshoppper and there will be a price drop." ?

Last edited by Kamazar; 12-19-2008 at 11:23 PM.
12-19-2008, 11:30 PM
#5
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How cares about a price drop? I bought it today and it's great. I feel like it's worth the asking price.
12-19-2008, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Spindler View Post
How cares about a price drop? I bought it today and it's great. I feel like it's worth the asking price.
I believe you mean who care about a price drop?

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12-19-2008, 11:44 PM
#7
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I know nothing about ngmoco's plans.

But... Rolando is sitting at #13 of all paid apps. And it's climbing. There is no way they have a price drop planned ahead of time. The only reason to drop the price is to stimulate sales. If Rolando stays in the top 10-20 apps, there is no reason to drop the price.

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12-19-2008, 11:47 PM
#8
If Rolando is as good as it looks it is worth the $9.99.

What you don't want to happen (and what IS happening) is developers having to lower the price of good apps because users have this idea of how much an iPhone game should cost, and when it is more people leave bad reviews (part of the reason you can no longer review before buying).

If we get developers willing to invest the time and energy into full games, it will be worth the increased price those games will demand, otherwise we will get $0.99 minigames forever
12-19-2008, 11:54 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsteveman1 View Post
If Rolando is as good as it looks it is worth the $9.99.

What you don't want to happen (and what IS happening) is developers having to lower the price of good apps because users have this idea of how much an iPhone game should cost, and when it is more people leave bad reviews (part of the reason you can no longer review before buying).

If we get developers willing to invest the time and energy into full games, it will be worth the increased price those games will demand, otherwise we will get $0.99 minigames forever
99 Mini Games fund future development.
Sadly we don't all have the funding to put out a Halo quality "Killer App" from the get go. (as much as we would like to)

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12-19-2008, 11:56 PM
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To me it looks like a stupid kids game, and the only reason I can partially understand the hype around it is that it's been made with iDevice controls in mind. A price drop might convince me to take the plunge however.
You'd think if someone was going to make a game with the best controls seen on a device aimed at adults, they would make a more heavily adult oriented game?
Still, anything to make money.