Boot Camp Bundle

i think i'll just stick with working out at gym rather than boot camp since i can get a membership for a year for under $70 lol. ng, your overpriced offers for the past month are ridiculous. overpriced bundles with sub-par, inferior items.
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  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831

    OMG is right.
    I'f it was my kind of budget I'd start to get tempted by this one.
  • AmigaAmiga Member Posts: 3,770
    edited September 2016
    @zbot please merge those threads Sir.
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  • AmazaynAmazayn Member Posts: 522
    is it really worth that much money...
  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831
    Depends on perspective.
    All of it can be had for free with patience.
    But then, people hire cleaners for their homes when they could just do the vacuming themselves and save the money.
    It get's you there faster and with less effort, leaving time and energy for other stuff.
  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831
    Japes87 said:

    This is beyond insulting. My patience is at about 1% along with my likelihood of ever spending another dime on this game.

    "Shields are alomost gone captain."
    "All power to forward shields and take her in, one quarter impulse."

    Meaning: just take it easy for a while and see how things develop over time. There's no obligation whatsoever.
    Obviously this bundle is amoung the biggest.
    And just like the biggest most awesomest TV in the store is not for everyone, so it is with the bundles. IMO.
  • JayZJayZ Member Posts: 3,714
    Lol, I asked NG and hoped for a reasonable $10 gas boost, xp boost, and gold bundle so I could play more this weekend because of the event, and this is the shit they come up with? -.-
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  • AmigaAmiga Member Posts: 3,770
    edited September 2016
    The question is.. Who is more naive.. NG offering this great deal bundles or ppl buying it? Let's be honest.. If nobody will buy it then why they try to offer overpriced bundles over and over again?
    I'm sure they aiming 1% of all players. The rich one lol
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  • BttlOpenerBttlOpener Member Posts: 989
    @Amiga You can always throw a fishing line into the river. You might just catch one.
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  • InspTurbinesInspTurbines Member Posts: 706
    I think they are about one decimal point off; $9.99 and I'm all over this one! I would suffer and drink Bud instead oh my Ballast point this weekend. Oh well, back to the grind. :(
  • BttlOpenerBttlOpener Member Posts: 989
    @jls_killer NG is off a decimal point on quite a few bundles, but I do stand by my $30 price point. I am sure MANY players would pounce on it for $9.99 (including myself). That is exactly the point of making many of these bundles too rich for many players. Tease them just enough to maybe pull the trigger.
  • BttlOpenerBttlOpener Member Posts: 989
    @jls_killer Or even a Target (a similar chain store in my area, only a bit more, shall I say, upscale). You don't want to give the place away, but keep the bundles attractive to individuals who would be interested in spending some money. Not to derail the thread too much, but NG is intent (in my opinion) on not providing new content, ie: new missions. The guild was a distraction, although I do enjoy the community aspect of it. You then introduce two challenges a week, along with the outpost. Complete overload! And then the nerfing. I could go on, but I will digress. This is only the 2nd online game I have spent money on and although the booster prices are good and I love The Walking Dead, no way I am spending $100us on one bundle.
  • rgerkmanrgerkman Member Posts: 2,465
    I miss the days of Fresh Survivor Bundle & the few bundles that followed that!!
    Now if they offered more Bundles around 4.99 up to 9.99 .. NG would see a lot more $ from me & probably a lot of others!!!

    I get the Fresh Survivor Bundle is to entice the new players & may not be the greatest buy for a Lvl 55 .. but I'm sure they can come up with something!!!
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  • radi8radi8 Member Posts: 45
    Good timing on NG's part though. 5 sec upgrades and get an XP refill with tokes for $99.99! Marketing at its best.
  • nadecirnadecir Member Posts: 271
    @Bill_ZRT Next Games' pricing certainly doesn't seem rational from a profit maximization standpoint. But there has to be a reason for such seemingly high pricing, right?

    Next Games certainly can price their bundles at any price they like. You can only assume that Next Games believes they indeed do maximize their income by pricing bundles at this high level.

    Next Games obviously believes that they make more income by having a relatively small percentage of players buy their bundles. Next Games management has shown that they do not believe the company would make more money by having a higher percentage of players buy at a lower price. We can only assume that Next Games has data that shows that an acceptable number of people buy bundles at these high prices. I am not sure how they tested this pricing to gauge customer demand at various price points, but maybe they did test pricing somehow.

    Perhaps the answer is Next Games licensing agreements make it more profitable for Next Games to sell bundles at the higher prices. Maybe Next Games has a sliding scale of royalties for in game purchases. For example, AMC might get a significantly higher percentage royalty for a lower priced in game purchase and Next Games only gets a small fraction of the proceeds of low priced in game purchases. Maybe much more goes directly to Next Games' coffers with higher priced bundles.

    I am not privy to the any licensing deals that Next Games signed with AMC, or the actors, or anyone else associated with The Walking Dead. We do know that Next Games recently acquired the right to use the characters in the show via a licensing arrangement. We are seeing an attempt to cash in on those licensing agreements with increased marketing (e.g. youtube marketing) and the recent introduction of hero tokens.

    Lower pricing on in game purchases with a higher sell-through rate would seem to be the rational approach here for profit maximization. There has to be a good reason for their pricing that we can't understand from an outside perspective. Either that, or business schools may study Next Games' pricing after the company's demise as a case study of how not to do pricing. :-)
  • Bill_ZRTBill_ZRT Member Posts: 1,421
    That's possible... or they could really just have no idea. Remember they just posted that after two "week of hero" special events that they were surprised at how incredibly unpopular they were and are retooling the events to make them much more attractive in the future.

    I think we make the mistake at times of assuming that they have all the data and all the knowledge they need to make the best possible decisions and I just don't think that's the case.
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  • nadecirnadecir Member Posts: 271
    edited September 2016
    There is some experienced management at Next Games. And their group of individual and professional investors are well known in this space too. So I just have to believe the company knows what it is doing. Take a look at this recent article:
    However, contrary to these recent dazzling numbers, the industry is far from being an overnight success. In fact, Finland’s deep roots in games development stretch back over 30 years. Add to this a pinch of tech saviness, along with support from the government’s innovation fund Tekes, and this recipe for success starts to take shape.

    The final ingredient is perhaps its most unexpected: transparency.

    “We share information, knowledge and networks,” states Koopee Hiltunen, director of local games hub Neogames. “Since we don’t have a domestic market and all our companies get more revenue from export markets abroad, it makes sense for Finnish game developers to cooperate inside Finland.”

    To some outsiders, this openness and exchange can certainly seem unusual.

    “The Americans are really surprised at how much we share between different companies,” explains Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO of Next Games. “But it helps a lot in so many different ways. It’s smart for the investors as well. The more that these companies share, the more likely it is that they are not all going to make the same mistake.”

    Given his company’s success with mobile game The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, rather than close ranks, Huuhtanen remains an active member of the local scene. An advisor on the boards of various games companies, he also attends monthly community meetups where open dialogue is encouraged between companies both big and small.

    if the licensing terms are onerous and driving seemingly irrational pricing, I question whether Next Games' should have foregone the license to The Walking Dead and just did a generic zombie killing game. Hindsight is 20-20, but Next Games did double down recently by licensing the characters. Time will tell if they made the right choice.
  • SpacemanSpiffSpacemanSpiff Member Posts: 634
    This bundle is actually "repeatable" which is different from other bundles. You can keep buying it over & over. And they timed it with the weekend fast upgrade event, in which each purchase automatically gives you "full XP" over & over.

    (Ohhh NG....I know what you did there. This sale targets the 1% of players, but you're banking on the 1% buying it 30 times, lol)
  • MizTyMizTy Member Posts: 1,335
    What do you think of the bundle? Do you think NG got the price point right?
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