they will finally realize that the 1% of AP'ers will actually buy the cannon for $70. and what happens if it becomes permanent? Price it even more up to about $90-$100? If they were to be forced to make it perm to influence more people to buy it, they would have to increase the price because if they were to make it cheaper, people who bought the timed cannon first would be angry about buying a cannon for $70 in the first place.
Which is why it was a mistake to price the cannon at $70 for a month.
Makes your argument again invalid.
You don't pay for the gun, you get it as a bonus for spending.
It's a hot item and people want to get it. You use this to get profit. If it gets uninteresting you make it cheaper and bring it a new item with that system. You sell the other item for a cheaper price.
Marketing is serious business.
So serious that they make a gun that you can purchase ingame worth more than most games you have to buy now. Even if you get other items with it, people will see it as "buying" the FAL.
Well as Ziggy stated already..
It's a 30d period. For sure on purpose.
Buying Marek 90, full Iyan & double up is already 5499ap.
Now you can vary.. it always depends on what you want to spend.
Last tier gives you the 100% exp boost for 30d to complete the last tier.
Now do the math 4x770ap (7d exp up 100%) equals 3080 AP
+ perma secondary / supply ups
+ Black Bear DSR 7d
+ Black Bear Nade 7d
+ Euro Plus 7d
+ some rando Mask
+ an exclusive Item none has.
None forces you to spend and participate.
It doesn't unbalance the game. Spenders do profit. Aeria profit.
That's a way howto keep the game balanced without making it pay2win.