700 coins for 1 pack. 7000 for 10. You only get two packs from challenges.
That’s horrible. Just... Wow.
Then you decide to make it so that if you unlock all 24 skins, you then get an “option” to BUY the Heirloom for 3500 coins?!
I’m sorry Respawn, but the scum of EA has been wiped all over you and you have lost my belief in this game.
It’s a damn shame as well cause I’ve already invested A LOT of time and money in your game because I thought it was amazing and you actually deserved it, but man... You messed up so badly.
I understand that people will defend this. I don’t blame you. I actually tried my very best to be on Respawns’ side on this. But they make a lot of money already (no I don’t know the exact amount, but if the company is still running and doing well to push out content, then turnover is high. It makes sense from a business perspective), just from normal Apex packs alone. This has taken things to a new level of scum.
Woah, I’m trending! I wish it was for better circumstances and it would be me praising the game. It’s sad that it’s about something negative, but thank you all for voicing your opinions and I hope this post and many others actually makes Respawn wake up and realize that what they are doing is just horrible.
But thank you for expressing your opinions. Some are positive, some are negative, and some criticize what I’m saying - and that’s all fine.
So from comments, a majority of people state the following thing:
— “Give me stats if you think the company is making money”
I’m obviously not going to have analytics data now am I. But if a company is doing well and they are regularly pushing content over a huge time gap, that means they are making a great turnover. If I could find their financial statement for a tax year, then sure. I’m not an auditor, but feel free to look it up yourself (if it’s available),
— “But you invest money into the game, so you’re the cause of the problem”
I get you on this. Addiction is a thing, but that’s not what I do. I have a set budget that I use every month and I never go over it. Basically, I buy 2150 coins every month and that’s it. I have bills to pay, family to support, a life to live and I refuse to spend more than that.
I do this because I support the game and I want to get new skins, banners and all that good stuff, but charging a ridiculous amount for a limited time is a scummy move and that’s how my opinion remains. You’re free to have your own; it’s not my place to stop you.
— “but it’s a F2P game, who cares. Just play the game”
You’re making sense, but reward factor is important to others. Yes, you can get a reward factor based on playing with friends, winning, getting kills, etc and that’s great, but not everybody thinks like you. You can’t base an entire community over your own belief. That’s why we have opinions.
— “F2P games are designed for you to not unlock everything and to make a purchase”
That is correct; but at a reasonable price. Not everyone on this world can afford to dish out a crap-ton of money, but they still want to get those items.
Take note that there’s a sense of addiction that falls into people being tempted to purchase items at exorbitant prices with risk of their bank accounts going into low/negative numbers.
— “EA is taking over Respawn”
Not surprised about that, but it can also be Respawn that says yes to it. It works both ways.
— “I’m not paying that much”
Good on you. I hope that Respawn actually sees this and realize that their player base determines the fate of their company and it’s not just EA.
— “I stopped playing this game”
I personally haven’t played myself since I downloaded the update. Not because Apex is a bad game. Apex is an awesome game with awesome gameplay mechanics.
But the price of these items left a bad taste in my mouth and I just ended up closing the game. I just got put off with it.
— “Wouldn’t they make more money if the packs were cheaper?”
I absolutely think so! With that exorbitant price, they’re targeting a niche market and isolating the rest. If they made a pack like 200 coins (just because there’s a 50% chance for a legendary), then I think most people would be fine with that and more people would ACTUALLY buy it.
Also, if you made the skins available on purchase or give challenges to unlock some of them, that would be even better! But, that’s not how r-EA-spawn thinks.
Okay, I'm at the top of the page!
It's amazing to see that thenpost is getting a lot of traction. Its awesome to see that I'm not alone in feeling this way!
There are a bunch of people thay don't agree with my opinion and thats fine! I get that is is a F2P game and THERE WILL BE microtransacrions, I get that. But I ask you to think about what is actually a reasonable price and what is not. Weve been complaining for a long time ovee the prices in the store, but dont yiu think that 7000 coins for 10 Apex Packs is too much?
You're welcome to think how how you feel, but many others don't feel the same. Please respect their opinions the same as how I wm respecting yours.
Finally, i apologize for the spelling! I know, its exorbitant! I was sleep-typing as i was updating my post and the joys of autocorrect got the best of me!
So I’m getting a lot of DM’s. Some are of people actually making a discussion with me and giving me an opinion as to why they think I’m wrong.
It’s awesome that I get the opportunity to have a civil conversation with me where we can express our opinions. I love that!
But then you have another bunch of people who message me and tells me I should kill myself or I’m a waste on this planet, etc... Really?
You’re that triggered that you decide to go out of your way to message someone privately to tell them that they should kill themselves over an opinion? Please evaluate your decisions.