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Savious
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Re: Meeting Monday: Pay to Win, Pay to Play, Pay to Look Good

He referred to himself in Path of Exile private messages as a "homely Ryan Gosling"



Ghastlyone
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reply to Krisnatharok

said by Krisnatharok:

Friendly, WV 26146 has a population of 1,003. The average income is $53.3k, the average house is worth $59k. Median age is 46. »www.zip-codes.com/city/WV-FRIENDLY.asp

Where I live (Sterling, VA 20165), the population is 79k (part of the outer DC 'burbs), average income is $108k, and average house value is $383k. The median age is 34. »www.zip-codes.com/city/va-STERLING.asp

So it depends where you are.

Yep, all depends on where you live and how much debt you carry. My older brother was living in northern California for a bit, and he makes upwards of 120K, and he was broke as fuck there.

He moved back to Colorado and is doing quite well now.

And I agree....wealth is relative.


Ghastlyone
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

said by Krisnatharok:

We all come here to discuss PC games, and probably would never run into each other IRL if not for DSLR.

Quoted for truth. I went all the way down to Las Vegas to visit Ghastly, and he didnt even show up!

Hey now...I aint got time to mosey on down to a Casino at 11am in the morning on a weekday. Some people got jobs you know! haha

It would have been cool though. Maybe next time.


Savious
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reply to Savious

Back on topic, let me pose this question to you guys.

Since the majority of people in this forum are established in their personal lives, how much would you be willing to pay for an amazing game.

Better than WoW, LoL, MWO, Diablo 2 etc...

Im talking about the "ultimate gaming experience".

10/10 Graphics
10/10 Gameplay
10/10 Server up time
10/10 Whatever else.

In theory, this game is going to be very popular and have constant content patches, expansions, etc.. for the next 5 years. You only have to buy in for a one time price, whats your maximum?

$50?
$100?
$500?
$1000?
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



Savious
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reply to Ghastlyone

said by Ghastlyone:

said by Savious:

said by Krisnatharok:

We all come here to discuss PC games, and probably would never run into each other IRL if not for DSLR.

Quoted for truth. I went all the way down to Las Vegas to visit Ghastly, and he didnt even show up!

Hey now...I aint got time to mosey on down to a Casino at 11am in the morning on a weekday. Some people got jobs you know! haha

It would have been cool though. Maybe next time.

White people in Vegas work?
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR


Krisnatharok
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Back on topic, let me pose this question to you guys.

Since the majority of people in this forum are established in their personal lives, how much would you be willing to pay for an amazing game.

Better than WoW, LoL, MWO, Diablo 2 etc...

Im talking about the "ultimate gaming experience".

10/10 Graphics
10/10 Gameplay
10/10 Server up time
10/10 Whatever else.

In theory, this game is going to be very popular and have constant content patches, expansions, etc.. for the next 5 years. You only have to buy in for a one time price, whats your maximum?

$50?
$100?
$500?
$1000?

Ask TigerLord See Profile, I think he's already done this for Star Citizen.
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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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reply to Savious

I would say for me is $120ish, which is the value of a collectors edition.
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Koil
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

$50?
$100?
$500?
$1000?

If it were truly all that, I'd probably pay $100-200 bucks for it, one time, but I'm doubting such a feat to be possible.


ekster
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Depends for me. I'm hesitant to say I would pay more than $20 for a game... but my mind quickly changes when I start playing it, and when I start liking the people who made it.

After all, I must've spent about $150 on the Baldur's Gate series (bought it multiple times... first on CDs, then a second time after some were lost/broken, then at GOG, and now the Enhanced Edition...)

I said I would never pay for a f2p game... but I put $50 into MWO. I even wasted some money on stupidities by being careless and don't feel bad.

I've also dropped $50-100 at kickstarter on games that aren't even made yet, and don't feel bad.

And yet, I still say I shouldn't spend more than $20 a game... maybe $40 if it's really good game. Hell, I even bitch about $5-10 DLCs. Even Borderlands 2, that I really loved, I bitched about the damn DLCs and hate them. But on the other hand, I spent 5 times the price of BL2 and all DLCs together on other games and still would pay more. So yeah, it all changes once I start playing it.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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reply to Krisnatharok

said by Krisnatharok:

Growing up, I never would have considered where I am now to be wealthy. I still have school debt, we don't own a house, have one car, etc.--there are always things in the back of my mind that I would feel better about if I was able to take care of them instantly.

4Bedroom home, one vehicle payment, no other debt, no student loans. I make more than anyone else my age but I don't feel wealthy either.

Just not broke anymore.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK


Archivis
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

said by Krisnatharok:

We all come here to discuss PC games, and probably would never run into each other IRL if not for DSLR.

Quoted for truth. I went all the way down to Las Vegas to visit Ghastly, and he didnt even show up!

Yeah, but we can all recognize your wife now.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK


Ghastlyone
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Ghastly said he didnt want to ruin our relationship by meeting in person, something about "not looking like I do on the internet in real life".

LOL.

Isn't it a given, everyone lies on the internet about what they really look like and how old they are?

You're probably some 13 year old Korean kid for all we know.


Krisnatharok
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1 recommendation

Savious on the Internet




Savious IRL


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Ghastlyone
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Savious's ARPG farming skills make most South Koreans blush.



Cthen

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reply to Savious

You forgot about another option, one could just go all out in a full cash economy.

»www.entropiauniverse.com/
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Savious
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reply to Savious


Real life Savious


Savious
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reply to Archivis

said by Archivis:

said by Savious:

said by Krisnatharok:

We all come here to discuss PC games, and probably would never run into each other IRL if not for DSLR.

Quoted for truth. I went all the way down to Las Vegas to visit Ghastly, and he didnt even show up!

Yeah, but we can all recognize your wife now.

At least my wife doesnt make a sailor blush!
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Dissembled

said by Dissembled:

said by Krisnatharok:

$500-600, easily, over the 12-18 months I played it.

Holy shit dude.

My grandpa has guns worth over 10x that.


Savious
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said by me1212:

said by Dissembled:

said by Krisnatharok:

$500-600, easily, over the 12-18 months I played it.

Holy shit dude.

My grandpa has guns worth over 10x that.


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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR


Dissembled

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Indianapolis, IN
reply to Savious

Happy to have helped invoke some good spirited conversation today boys.



Savious
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said by Dissembled:

Happy to have helped invoke some good spirited conversation today boys.

Its after 5 east coast, huh. Well, Ill just trudge along here with the rest of us B-Listers...
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR


Jobbie
Keep It Simple
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

At least my wife doesnt make a sailor blush!

I like where this is going....
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When on dangerous ground maneuver, when on deadly ground fight.


Savious
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Belgrade, MT
kudos:4

My wife banned me from being in Skype with her from, she said those are words I don't need to hear.
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR



TigerLord
UEE Citizen
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reply to Krisnatharok

I prefer not to say how much I spent on SC until it is released. If it's a huge flop the real number can never be known.



EUS
Kill cancer
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Should've stayed in med school......
I kid, I kid.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Perhaps I should have worded that differently. He buys multiple of them at a time. PC gaming is a cheap hobby compared to that.


Savious
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reply to TigerLord

said by TigerLord:

I prefer not to say how much I spent on SC until it is released. If it's a huge flop the real number can never be known.

SC?
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"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR


TigerLord
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Canada
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Star Citizen



Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
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Grand Rapids, MI
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·Comcast
·Callcentric
·Site5.com
reply to Archivis

said by Archivis:

said by Krisnatharok:

Growing up, I never would have considered where I am now to be wealthy. I still have school debt, we don't own a house, have one car, etc.--there are always things in the back of my mind that I would feel better about if I was able to take care of them instantly.

4Bedroom home, one vehicle payment, no other debt, no student loans. I make more than anyone else my age but I don't feel wealthy either.

Just not broke anymore.

Lies!

Your wife gets all the cash. You get a $20 a week stipend.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


Nightfall
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·Comcast
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reply to Savious

said by Savious:

Back on topic, let me pose this question to you guys.

Since the majority of people in this forum are established in their personal lives, how much would you be willing to pay for an amazing game.

Better than WoW, LoL, MWO, Diablo 2 etc...

Im talking about the "ultimate gaming experience".

10/10 Graphics
10/10 Gameplay
10/10 Server up time
10/10 Whatever else.

In theory, this game is going to be very popular and have constant content patches, expansions, etc.. for the next 5 years. You only have to buy in for a one time price, whats your maximum?

$50?
$100?
$500?
$1000?

I look at it in terms of time investment. I have invested hundreds of hours playing Battlefield 3 so for the $80 I spent on that game plus the premium pack, its well worth it.

Then I have Dead Space 3 which I finished in about 12 hours in single player at $60. I am replaying it again on the hardest difficulty.

Far Cry 3 I have sunk 23 hours into so far and I bought it for $35 on sale on Steam over Christmas. Then i have Skyrim with over 100 hours so far and I have had that for over a year and a half.

I typically value my time at about $2 an hour. So if I can get a game and really enjoy it for about 20-30 hours I am happy. Heck, if I go out to eat with friends, it costs me $30-$40 and I am only there for 2-4 hours.

So the answer to your question would depend on the time investment. If its something that is like Skyrim, except better, then I would probably pay $80-$100 for it as a one time fee.
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