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xXziroXx 11-06-2010 03:35 PM

Payment Plans
 
Currently Graal only offer players to upgrade their accounts months and months at a time. These are the available packages, all packages gives you gelats and can be used for x amount of months:


  • 8 months for 24€ ($33.7), aka 3€ ($4.2) a month.
  • 12 months for 36€ ($50.5), aka 3€ ($4.2) a month.
  • 18 months for 48€ ($67.4), aka 2.6€ ($3.7) a month.
  • 24 months for 64€ ($89.8), aka 2.6€ ($3.7) a month.


First of all, I don't understand why the 12 month package isn't cheaper per month than the 8 month one, and the 24 month one not being cheaper than the 18 month one. That's a story for another day though.

What I'd like to suggest is that you add payment options for 1, 3 and 5 months. The majority of new players to Graal will not want to buy an account for 8 months before they've gotten into the game, no matter how cheap. If they were able to just get a month, play and see for themself if they like it or not, they are a lot more likely to upgrade to a bigger package next time.

People like me and any other active "oldbie" might get the bigger ones, but we already know what we're paying for.


So folks, including Stefan, what's your thoughts on this?

Rufus 11-06-2010 03:39 PM

I think they're scrapping the monthly payments when v6 comes out and replacing it with server cash shops.

xXziroXx 11-06-2010 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rufus (Post 1610505)
I think they're scrapping the monthly payments when v6 comes out and replacing it with server cash shops.

I remember reading something about that somewhere, and that would be awesome if it were to happen. I still think this deserves attention in the present though, v6 might be months away and new players won't wait until then before they decide to either upgrade or leave.

Admins 11-06-2010 07:09 PM

The 36 euro option is giving 'more than 12 months', it's 13 1/3 months to be exact if you don't buy separate available in-game items (the 48 euro option gives 18 2/3 months, the 64 euro option 26 2/3).
Part of the reason why we don't offer cheaper credit card options is that the credit card fees and transaction cancelation fees make it less profitable.

Fulg0reSama 11-06-2010 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Admins (Post 1610545)
The 36 euro option is giving 'more than 12 months', it's 13 1/3 months to be exact if you don't buy separate available in-game items (the 48 euro option gives 18 2/3 months, the 64 euro option 26 2/3).
Part of the reason why we don't offer cheaper credit card options is that the credit card fees and transaction cancelation fees make it less profitable.

That makes sense but haven't you figured it out from iPhone the smaller payment choices will make people think "Oh I have so and so bucks, Why the f**k not?" but when they see these its like "Oh sh*t, I'm going to be basically be making a commitment here... I may not, games not that great anyway."

In short, Smaller choices and intervals will probably actually profit Better if you do it right.

Geno 11-06-2010 08:10 PM

i like the idea of free play with cash shops.
seems more profitable by a long run and for some reason it just sounds evil and awesome.

Fulg0reSama 11-06-2010 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geno (Post 1610567)
i like the idea of free play with cash shops.
seems more profitable by a long run and for some reason it just sounds evil and awesome.

http://www.maplestory-online.com/gal...hmom.thumb.jpg

kia345 11-06-2010 08:50 PM

Cash shops are synonymous with every "free Korean MMO" ever. Once you delve into the cash shop market, be aware of who you're competing with and where you stand.

Cloven 11-06-2010 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by kia345 (Post 1610574)
Cash shops are synonymous with every "free Korean MMO" ever. Once you delve into the cash shop market, be aware of who you're competing with and where you stand.

And the vast majority of these games you're referring to eventually wind up as games where only those who spend like hell, or, cheat like hell are able to have an enjoyable experience. Hopefully neither of those two pitfalls come to pass.

Admins 11-07-2010 02:30 AM

Well it's working fine on GraalOnline Classic on iPhone :)

xXziroXx 11-07-2010 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Admins (Post 1610635)
Well it's working fine on GraalOnline Classic on iPhone :)

So do you plan on changing the whole payment system once v6 is released then?

12171217 11-07-2010 05:33 AM

Whatever happens, Classic users better stay classy.

WaDaFack 11-07-2010 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geno (Post 1610567)
i like the idea of free play with cash shops.
seems more profitable by a long run and for some reason it just sounds evil and awesome.

are people still going to be known as Graal#'s? :o

Luda 11-07-2010 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WaDaFack (Post 1610683)
are people still going to be known as Graal#'s? :o

I hope not

TSAdmin 11-07-2010 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WaDaFack (Post 1610683)
are people still going to be known as Graal#'s? :o

The two topics are unrelated, so it's unlikely to change just because of a change in payment plans.


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