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Was thinking about buying the Pommern, until I seen the price in Canadian dollars. I know the Canadian dollar sucks compared to the US dollar. $97.27 Canadian is out outrageous. I won't be buying this ship any time soon. The  four missions for this ship in German carriers 2 will go unfinished. I have spent money on the game in the past and may in the future providing the cost isn't to high. For now my wallet is closed.

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No one is forcing you to buy stuff. Just don't buy the worse and worse ships they keep releasing, let them know, other wise it wont change. And I agree, as a Canadian myself, these prices are comparable to a weeks worth of food.

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Or buy her with coal like I assume most people would? The cost ain’t that bad with a coupon!

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31 minutes ago, Firewalk said:

Or buy her with coal like I assume most people would? The cost ain’t that bad with a coupon!

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10 minutes ago, tfcas119 said:

Didn’t know 228k coal cost that much

Well, you can't buy coal but this does give a value which is about 19400 doubloons.

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It's the same price that the AK was at the same tier and the AK is a cruiser, which are usually cheaper.  Not sure why this is a problem.

There are ships in star citizen that are north of $2,000 and they are in limited quantities.  They go up for sale about once per year, literally only for a few seconds, because they sell out that fast.  If you want one and you miss the less than 20 second window before they are all sold, try again in 12 months.

That's pretty crazy to me but, "expensive" is always relative to who is opening their wallet.

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26 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

It's the same price that the AK was at the same tier and the AK is a cruiser, which are usually cheaper.  Not sure why this is a problem.

There are ships in star citizen that are north of $2,000 and they are in limited quantities.  They go up for sale about once per year, literally only for a few seconds, because they sell out that fast.  If you want one and you miss the less than 20 second window before they are all sold, try again in 12 months.

That's pretty crazy to me but, "expensive" is always relative to who is opening their wallet.

2k for something you dont even own.  Wow

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52 minutes ago, jags_domain said:

2k for something you dont even own.  Wow

Yepper.  The message is that while I might think something is outrageous, that doesn't mean they aren't selling them hand over fist.  What the market will bare and all that.

I am not buying those ships but, they sell...fast. 

A "sale" in that game doesn't mean discount.  Those don't exist, ever.  It means a ship is FOR sale, the dev is allowing players to purcahse it at full price, usually for a short time.

You can sometimes purchase ships which are not currently for sale, but you have to put in a ticket and ask the game devs.  They will then check the player's account to see if they have already spent enough money (a $1,000 spending history is the minimum) and they will respond in a week or so to let the player know if they are going to allow the player to make the purchase or not. "No" is not an uncommon answer.

It's kind of like a casino and being invited to the high roller's table. You have to buy your way into the big boy's show room, to demonstrate that you are serious. Only then will they start to offer you the expensive stuff. 

WoWs would lose it's playerbase then crash and burn if it tried that. I play this game because it is affordable, for me.  Everything is relative though and "outrageous" is very subjective.

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Honestly coal ships last in the shop for awhile so you have plenty of time to grind out some coal and grab Pommern that way. Plus with the coupon it will be in the range of 175k coal which does take some time but isn't overly hard to obtain. 

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46 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Well, you can't buy coal but this does give a value which is about 19400 doubloons.

I was just saying that the OP could spend $0 and just grind the ship over about 5 months of casual play

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Opened containers yesterday. All 4 german ships were in there along with mountains of flags and XP etc.

I think in terms of ships and stuff one of which was already possession and sold for credits I got better than my 100 dollars etc.

It took a little more than that in doubles to settle and sort the commanders between several nations of ships. The model that supports this particular game in real dollars is a parasitical model because there is no real way to not pay anything. And so it is. I spend the dollars because its part of the budget dating back to the old 80's coin op days and I dont even want to try and tally that in US Quarter coins.

 

Gaming is a expense. Not to mention the future hardware builds and rebuilds pending to keep up with the software bloat. Ive already deployed two machines this year and have a build waiting for a 15 year old machine thats still plugging away. That one gets priority by winter. Intel says 50,000 hours on that CPU, I probably have three times that on that box. And this machine is 5 years since new build 24/7 so probably about oh... 40,000 hours already on that one. Already planning it's replacement.

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50 minutes ago, jags_domain said:

2k for something you dont even own.  Wow

You want your mind blown, search youtube for the most expensive virtual items ever sold.  Eve Online I think has the record and it's in the tens of millions if I remember right.

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2 hours ago, KnifeInUrNeck said:

I paid $40 for mine through conrainers. I don’t want to encourage gambling But if you already own Mainz and Hipper the odds are better.

The odds are no longer better ... if you already own some of the ships except Pommern ... and then "draw" one of those ships (Mainz, Hipper or Z-39), you will not automatically draw another ship as you did in the past.  You will draw another "prize" from the list, which could be a ship or camos or signals, etc.

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That's what many of the complaints on this thread have been about ... that, and not getting doubloon compensation if you have all the ships and draw one.

 

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4 hours ago, Shellshock55 said:

The  four missions for this ship in German carriers 2 will go unfinished. I have spent money on the game in the past and may in the future providing the cost isn't to high. For now my wallet is closed.

Those missions are not even that important to finish, all you need is a single collection container and from there the collection will finish itself through the daily containers obtained from your usual casual play.

The content of those containers are very little and nothing to be missed on about.

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Never buy tier 9 ships with money , they are too expensive and you might not enjoy them despite everyone saying it's good. Hell even a tier 8 is questionable without the doubloon coupon. You can also complete the german carrier collection with regular containers by enabling the subscription thing.

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2 hours ago, KnifeInUrNeck said:

I paid $40 for mine through conrainers. I don’t want to encourage gambling But if you already own Mainz and Hipper the odds are better.

That is not true, if you have both you dont get a bigger chance on Pommern. They cant be replaced. System does not allow to get it.

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1 hour ago, Burnsy said:

Yepper.  The message is that while I might think something is outrageous, that doesn't mean they aren't selling them hand over fist.  What the market will bare and all that.

I am not buying those ships but, they sell...fast. 

A "sale" in that game doesn't mean discount.  Those don't exist, ever.  It means a ship is FOR sale, the dev is allowing players to purcahse it at full price, usually for a short time.

You can sometimes purchase ships which are not currently for sale, but you have to put in a ticket and ask the game devs.  They will then check the player's account to see if they have already spent enough money (a $1,000 spending history is the minimum) and they will respond in a week or so to let the player know if they are going to allow the player to make the purchase or not. "No" is not an uncommon answer.

It's kind of like a casino and being invited to the high roller's table. You have to buy your way into the big boy's show room, to demonstrate that you are serious. Only then will they start to offer you the expensive stuff. 

WoWs would lose it's playerbase then crash and burn if it tried that. I play this game because it is affordable, for me.  Everything is relative though and "outrageous" is very subjective.

Its all about value.

Personally I wont spend more than 30 for a ship.  Its just not value to me.

$20 cheese burgher way to much.  At some point food costs so much that it does not taste good.

I dont care how or what people spend money on as long as there comfortable with it.  There was a streamer paid 400 to buy the Ohio.

I dont care what people spend there money on as long as its a value.

 

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35 minutes ago, Old_Baldy_One said:

You want your mind blown, search youtube for the most expensive virtual items ever sold.  Eve Online I think has the record and it's in the tens of millions if I remember right.

I just looked it up. The biggest I found was a guy who bought a night club minded somthing and sold it for 630k

Dam in doing life all wrong.

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1 hour ago, Felipe_1982 said:

That is not true, if you have both you dont get a bigger chance on Pommern. They cant be replaced. System does not allow to get it.

It’s basic math man. If there’s a 3% chance to drop a ship then you have a 3% to get ANY of the three ships. Want to increase the odds of Pommern? Have the other two ships.

1 hour ago, DocWalker said:

The odds are no longer better ... if you already own some of the ships except Pommern ... and then "draw" one of those ships (Mainz, Hipper or Z-39), you will not automatically draw another ship as you did in the past.  You will draw another "prize" from the list, which could be a ship or camos or signals, etc.

notgood.jpg.6e4f2534d87a8723f91b5a975473e7d6.jpg

That's what many of the complaints on this thread have been about ... that, and not getting doubloon compensation if you have all the ships and draw one.

 

Yeah this post was saying if you have ALL 3 already, you won’t get another ship only rewards. You WILL exhaust the supply of those three ships before you can pull a duplicate as it’s been for the past year or two. 

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2 hours ago, jags_domain said:

Its all about value.

Personally I wont spend more than 30 for a ship.  Its just not value to me.

$20 cheese burgher way to much.  At some point food costs so much that it does not taste good.

I dont care how or what people spend money on as long as there comfortable with it.  There was a streamer paid 400 to buy the Ohio.

I dont care what people spend there money on as long as its a value.

 

Worth is all relative.  You go see a movie, you are looking at $15-$17 per ticket.  Sit down restaurant after, it's $25 all said and done, at the cheapest.  A tank of gas for my vehicle is $50 right now.  So a few hours for an evening out, for just one person is $50ish.  Not to mention a night for 2.

Those are podunk midwest prices as well.  A night on the town for someone who lives in Chicago or NYC, a few hundred is enough to get warmed up. A cab ride, club cover charge and one drink plus tip, you are looking at $60-$70. Those people play video games too.

Not saying sit at home, play games and don't go out and do things. A good life is balance, but an $80 ship that you will play for years, is by the numbers anyway, a fantastic value.  Just depends on your entertainment choices.

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1 hour ago, jags_domain said:

I just looked it up. The biggest I found was a guy who bought a night club minded somthing and sold it for 630k

Dam in doing life all wrong.

K maybe I exaggerated it a bit in my head...but the last few minutes of this video shows something sold for 6 million.

Some people just have cash to burn. Lol.

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36 minutes ago, KnifeInUrNeck said:

It’s basic math man. If there’s a 3% chance to drop a ship then you have a 3% to get ANY of the three ships. Want to increase the odds of Pommern? Have the other two ships.

Yeah this post was saying if you have ALL 3 already, you won’t get another ship only rewards. You WILL exhaust the supply of those three ships before you can pull a duplicate as it’s been for the past year or two. 

But the chance of getting any of the ships is still the same...it doesn't increase the chances of getting 1 by having the others because you can still draw 1 of the others...the difference is that now it doesn't give you the ship you don't have if you draw 1 of the others...it just rerolls for anything...even if it is just camos or signals.

If they took the other ships out of the chances once you got them it would increase the odds...but it doesn't...& it doesn't even give you doubloons/credits & the extra port slot & commander anymore either...it just rerolls for (more than likely) garbage comparatively...you might get the Pom on the reroll but odds are against it.

Edit: Post 14 from Doc has the new rules for clarification...the area in black specifically but there is a thread linked there also that has a lengthy debate about it.

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I did pay cash for the AK over a year ago.  I do not regret getting the AK.  I do regret spending $77.20 for it.  But I enjoy the ship so that is ok.  I did buy 5 HM Premium containers.  I got the Z-39 or whatever the DD is that they are offering.  Stopped spending on the crates there.  Some good flags and the FXP were the other drops I got.

Currently grinding to the Pommern.  I am at 92k coal since I just bought the Georgia a few weeks ago.

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