@Lorient said in I think this game is going to fail by the end of the year.:
This. Multiple times in various cash shop games I've seen people state that they would spend money if the prices were lower, but then when the game has things on sale during events or whatnot, they have another excuse as to why they won't buy.
This is talking about purely Free players here... what's their reason for saying they'd spend any money in the first place? The only thing I can think of is that it's a posturing exercise; to say their reason for not spending money is principle rather than coming across as a freeloader.
If it is that, honestly that does more harm than good. Because there are changes available that would unquestionably make this game more money if they were done. For instance money is quite clearly sitting on the table until PC players can buy past Fresh Finds items and unique SG Shop sales.
By making a fraudulent "I'll pay when..." claim, these idiots are potentially causing the decision-makes to doubt paying players and not do things that would definitely increase sales.
Fortunately I don't think that's happened in PSO2 yet? No set has really been a discount. The limited AC beginner's pack for instance sells you an inventory and a character storage upgrade (1150 total) for 1500, by lumping in scape dolls most people probably don't care about. If that bundle without dolls was sold for 1000 (150 off) that would be a discount. But I'm glad they're not discounting like that this early into the game's life or people would come to expect it and the game would make less.
The other point to make is that temporary discounts is not the same as the regular price simply being too high. 520 SG is, what, $26? For one character-bound outfit set that I hear is often incomplete. Individual accessories like eye types often sell for $8. Clearly the natural provision of SG is meant to subsidise this so any player buying things semi-regularly may pay around half that, but that won't really happen until we get the remaining sources of SG that are known to be upcoming. So I guess it's a waiting game until that happens... and praying that things will ever come back.