Sometimes everything comes down to timing. Take ArcheAge‘s latest store pack, for example. In and of itself it’s just a $250 pack, which is hardly new, and the game’s one-year anniversary in North America just came around yesterday. But coming on the heels of lengthy downtime and server merges, more lengthy downtime, rollbacks, and compensation for those rollbacks and the downtime… it’s not the best possible time to ask players to shell out a hearty chunk of money. Let’s just say that.
The pack also includes a version of the house that had previously been given away at PAX, codes for which had been getting quite pricey on the secondary market. Players have also done the math and concluded that the majority of the price is made up of vanity items, which makes the actual value rather personal. So how much do you like your plushies?