Well I think that spending $300 dollars and u get extra stuff is fair. It's just the average player can't
spend that. That's why players see this as "unfair".
The guy above me makes a good point..but again, the question drops down to how much are you willing to spend.
Should the money be spent all at once?
This would be a great thing If over the course of a month players could toss a few bucks here and there and be still rewarded for this.
For instance a $300 tiered event could be done from the first of the month to the last day of that particular month.
Day 1 I spend $45 dollars wait til the weekend get a few extra bucks off someone who owes me money add in $25 bucks. People do this anyways, Recall is needed for whatever reason... vanity items (once needed more often for that +15) ... stealers in the 25 pack is always nice to make an Aeria payment of $10.
Aeria could also send a friendly reminder (automated e-mail) saying what their balance is for that particular tier.
Hello, Aeria player (account name there) You're currently spending $235 for this month. You have a going tier to possibly reach at the $300 mark. Click <here> to reload your ap.
Honestly, players who are willing to toss down $300 bucks and still pay rent that much is pretty good for them.
In all fairness I think the tiers are good as is. Can I afford them when they come up? No.
physical items is always nice too. (enter to win-spend money)
shirts..keyboards..Aeria decal for the motorcycle..whichever--
Less automated more giddy-up and go. I have to say, when a global message is posted. I ignore it. It gets in my way of whatever I am doing or whoever I am pking and it's just spammed so much.
Used to be Tuesdays meant advertisement for Shaiya or PT.. last few minutes before maintenance.
Get to lvl 35 in Shaiya get yadayada in AP. Add these items to your quest to increase your exp gain! (whatever it is for shaiya I forget)
I remember a GM who used to "joke" the server..so many jokes unless we/sold (bought) X amount of an Item. Was annoying, but not a computer advertising go here.
The jokes were good, the foxes were funny.
Want us to spend money? Get some Game Masters in game that don't lag a server down with spawns at a random location and get our butts in the seats. Summer time is coming..do your best to keep us seated indoors.
I understand that it's money Aeria wants..but it's stuff
we want. More stuff = more money forked out.
Do you think a GM is doing a good job?
Buy a GM a cup of Starbucks $3.50
I visit a site that has something similar. The site is completely free. It's educational. But up in the corner it says "Is (yadayada) doing a good job? Buy her a cup of coffee for $3 or a pot for $10
We don't get anything but the 'feel good' feeling.
Long story short: Is this normal business practices? Yes.
Is it fair? Yes.
Is it fair for everyone? No.
Would I recommend you change it? No. It's good.
I do think your/Aeria's Bonus Cash is good.
When we had the up to 50% @ $200 sale, players were upset that this provided too much an advantage to larger spenders. When we had the up to 35% @ 100 sale, players were upset that this did not provide enough advantage.
you forgot your $ sign.