The Daily Grind: Are you going to indulge in some sales action for MMOs this year?

    
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Discounted!

It’s the season… the season of discounts. Yes, it’s just about time for everything to go on discounts on various online storefronts, and while you could theoretically use that to buy presents for other people, you can also use it to buy presents for yourself. You can get your MMO fix cheaper than you otherwise would! Buy microtransaction currency in cheaper bundles! Get optional mounts cheaper! Spend money and then later ask yourself why you spent that money in the first place!

But maybe that’s not you; maybe you’re resistant to the marketing lures and the fear of missing out and you’re not really planning on indulging in the strictly consumerist side of things. Maybe you’d only be buying presents for others and there’s nothing that you specifically want, or maybe you’d just like to spend your money elsewhere for the time being. But therein lies the question. Are you going to indulge in some sales action for MMOs, or are you going to abstain this year?

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cambruin

Not at all.
I’m not playing any MMOs at this time (and haven’t for a month or 2-3 now) and looking at the sales reminded me why I prefer Skyrim instead.

Most of the sales are old content at a discount, so you’ll be persuaded to buy the new content down the line, or sales on cash shop stuff, which to me are the bane of any MMO’s existence, a mechanic I simply refuse to support.

If anyone can point me in the direction of a non-cash shop MMO with actual gameplay mechanics rather than dailies upon dailies, it would be greatly appreciated. ’till that time, it’s Skyrim for me.

Happy holidays everyone.

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zoward

Since DDO put a few of their older expansions on (in some cases drastic) sale, I picked myself up the Masterminds of Sharn Ultimate Fan Bundle. That’s a nice chunk of content, and a pile of in-game goodies for under $US20.

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zoward

Thinking about this a little more, DDO made a crazy amount of content free this year (as did LotRO, which I also play). A lot of that content I haven’t even played yet. I guess I wanted to throw a little money at SSG to help the games out. They piss me off a lot, but I do enjoy their games and want them to stick around.

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SmiteDoctor

Probably because their content model was far behind in terms of what people expect, usually you buy the latest expansion you get everything else, Standing Stone expected you to buy every single expansion and quest pack; looks like they’re finally getting a clue.

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Toy Clown

FO76 is having some sales I’m looking forward to for camp deco through the week. I’m also going to splurge on one of the other Fallout games in the franchise since they’re 70% off. Just can’t decide which one yet.

Most of my free money is going toward doll and beauty sales that I’ve been hanging out forever to get.

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Darthbawl

I snagged up the LOTRO Minas Morgul Standard for $6.00. Probably the extent of my BF shopping.

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SmiteDoctor

I did the Black Fredas thing for ESO, when you break it down that had quite a bit of value for a new alt. Spent $40 on Crowns, bought a character slot, that Black Fredas thing, and the Warden Arms pack which was on sale.

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“Are you going to indulge in some sales action for MMOs, or are you going to abstain this year?”

Probably try to force myself to skip it. I have the budgeting skills of a hamster, but it would be foolish of me to spend money right now if I can avoid it.

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Stormsong Minstrel

No. First of all, I am not into spending real cash in MMOs. Second: was expecting for Gunda-bad in Lotro to be at reasonable price, like 10 euros. Lotro offered almost nothing of interest – too good for me, saving those euros for better cause.

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Castagere Shaikura

Nope, the two that I play are getting updates. ESO just got theirs and I’m waiting for 7.0 in Swtor which has got me hyped. A side question is the article picture from Neocron? I loved that game back in the day.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Nope. I have a few things on my Steam and Epic wishlists and that’s it for me. I really can’t think of anything in my MMOs that I feel a desperate need to have.

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Pandalulz

I still have family that insists on buying me Christmas presents, and not really having anything better, I share an Amazon wishlist full of games with them. So that being said, I tend to skip Black Friday sales since I don’t know what I’m going to get a month from now. I suppose I could buy some stuff that’s digital only, but honestly, I have a backlog so long, I shouldn’t buy anything else ever again for at least the next decade.