what could we pay for? (in General)

lostling January 18 2012 12:33 AM EST

Numerous games do this to earn money, i think its called micro transactions or something. Perhaps more funds might be incentive enough for us to get a few changes.

So im asking here, what would you pay for?

Pay for more item slots?
Pay for more character slots?
Decorative pants?
Mobile site?
More exp/money times?

QBRanger January 18 2012 12:34 AM EST

Getting rid of the exbow.

Demigod January 18 2012 12:37 AM EST

Themes, complete GUI overhaul, mobile site wrapped as an app, item nerfs/buffs, and NEW ITEMS.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] January 18 2012 1:00 AM EST

I personally support the buying of both additional item slots as well as additional character slots. The rest no.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 18 2012 2:48 AM EST

Supporter items?
perm namings.

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] January 18 2012 3:25 AM EST

There should be *nothing* that could only be bought via $$$ and then not be traded later (like supporter items which can be transferred, auctioned, etc.).
It would change the game to something else, but not a game anymore.

But well, there might be a 'Neon Cuirass with big pockets' which would give you 2 more item-slots to have more then 10 items on your char ;)
(Adds might be lower DX to the heavier weight and 1 additional ranged for your opponent as your neon is widely visible ;)

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 18 2012 6:21 AM EST

I usually pay for someones support-ship or name some items a few times a year just to help this support this game. I think it's a good 10-30$ spent. I would be more then happy to spend a little money through other means.

With that being said, I don't think that CB should offer those who spend USD any advantage then those that don't. There is already enough from private dealings and I would hate if this game became a wallet warrior game.

I like the general idea.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] January 18 2012 7:02 AM EST

The game definitely needs more ways to get money. It also needs to keep in mind the USD game and not make it all powerful.

For instance I think that it shouldn't allow for any sort of buying of exp time. I think that should maybe be available in an effort system (Black market credit system).

Also, things that cannot be traded, like how supportership is right now, should be able to buy for other people/characters. This would be for extra character slots and extra item slots on specific characters. (yes with extra item slots it should be character specific, that is you buy either 5 or 10 extra unequipped item slots). Both of these would have little direct influence on the game, but would also definitely have demand to be bought. (I know I for one would definitely be one of the buyers, though I probably would buy through CBD to someone else).

Fashion things you might be able to do, but I doubt it would be that big or likely worth the time involved to make, at least with our user size. The Themes are player generated, so if you really want one, make one.

Mobile site is something that shouldn't be costing money to play. It is something that is really necessary for the game, and necessary for free.

Another thing I've got on my list of good changes to add to increase the money income of CB would be:

Buying multiple supporter items at a discount. That is say you buy 3, 4 or 5 supporter items and get one free or something like that. This would make it more tempting to get in bulk.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] January 18 2012 7:11 AM EST


lostling January 18 2012 9:23 AM EST

i meant like everyone will get the exp/money time if 1 person activates it

j'bob January 18 2012 10:34 AM EST

After reading through this and the thread dude linked to, I'm surprised one thing hasn't already been implemented. CBD purchased right from the house. It would eliminate the desire for people to multi in and make a few cash dollars. It would also help level the field a bit, having the house establish a (SECURE) across the board rate for CBD. but you would then have to bar it from being a player to player transacted thing as well, or all that will have been done was a lowering of the exchange rate :)
I know it's not something that would buy Jon a new house (is this still Jon's game?) but it seems to me it would be a step in the right "make more money for CB to use developing a better CB" direction.

Once upon a time I might have paid for a "personalized strike" wording. Instead of having to name a weapon, having it always say, no matter what I was using on a certain character "j'bob pulverized

j'bob January 18 2012 10:36 AM EST

Hmm, sorry bout that last, experienced some sort of issues here.

What I was saying was, "j'bob pulverized drama llama with a GIANT PIECE OF CAKE"

Not to be confused with making your own death cry. (not that that's a viable option, just finishing my thought...if I don't get them out, bad things happen in my head)

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] January 18 2012 12:24 PM EST

I personally support the buying of both additional item slots as well as additional character slots. The rest no.

Wait, are you on crack?

You don't think people should be able to pay the devs to make something completely independent of game mechanics, and balance?

i.e. Themes, Mobile site, FB re-integration?

That'd be the worse business model I've ever heard of.

TH3 C0113CT0R January 18 2012 12:24 PM EST

[Quote]Buying multiple supporter items at a discount. That is say you buy 3, 4 or 5 supporter items and get one free or something like that. This would make it more tempting to get in bulk[/Quote]

Love this idea, cus im not spending $60usd to get the last of the items i need.. thats way to much money for a poverty living person like me.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] January 18 2012 12:25 PM EST

After reading your next post I think you didn't understand lost's intentions. I believe his intention for things like mobile pages and themes, is that someone would pay so that everyone had access not just them. So, if someone wants a new theme, they pay $5 and then everyone can have access to that theme. Or something like that.
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