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Old 11-06-2010, 04:35 PM
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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?
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:39 PM
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I think they're scrapping the monthly payments when v6 comes out and replacing it with server cash shops.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:40 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:09 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:45 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:10 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:50 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:30 AM
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Well it's working fine on GraalOnline Classic on iPhone
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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?
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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
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:37 AM
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are people still going to be known as Graal#'s? :o
I hope not
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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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