$11.99 is too much for 1 state.

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Re: $11.99 is too much.

#11 Post by Ilmiont » 09 Nov 2017 17:51

No it isn't too much. NM is the fifth largest state too, later states could be bundled together or charged at a lower cost. I think it's very reasonable, possibly even too low, given the quality inside and when you think of the number of people it's got to support. Remember - SCS is now entirely dependent on DLC sales, since I for one don't see a new game anytime soon (unless ECS one day emerges... dare I say it). Of course I understand some people don't like that, but personally I have no problems with it and I think £8.99 in my region is an incredibly fair price for what's inside and how long I'll be getting enjoyment from it (years into the future).
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#12 Post by Tirol » 09 Nov 2017 17:52

How fast did you smoke cigarettes for 11,99€ and how long did you enjoy New Mexico?

I think it should be clear to everyone that New Mexico has the better value for money instead of cigarettes.

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#13 Post by sunrise » 09 Nov 2017 18:00

Just an hour's work, then you have earned New Mexico and a few cigarettes extra. Certainly a fair price !

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#14 Post by Tiger313 » 09 Nov 2017 18:04

I thought I was a Dutch cheapskate, but looks like OP is even cheaper than me! :roll:

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#15 Post by BK Vissers » 09 Nov 2017 18:17

It’s a bargain at that price.

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#16 Post by RiXeN » 09 Nov 2017 18:22

I was waiting for this thread, honestly. $11.99 is lunch for one day, and this I definitely have, since we had two days off this week :lol:

Remember, prices are based on how much effort is put into them, and for New Mexico, a ton of work was put into this dlc. Remember, with some other popular simulators you could have thousands of dollars in dlc for things with 1 item. Would you rather a $20.00 dlc for the mobile crash barrier trailer, and just that nothing else, or $12 for a map expansion, and having tons of fixes, new features, two new trailers, and much needed optimization for free?

And also, if $12 is really too much for you, remember steam bundles exist.
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Re: $11.99 is too much.

#17 Post by Kingy » 09 Nov 2017 18:51

$11.99 is nothing, i spend a little more than that on a medium pizza with some wings. Its a very fair price for the 5th largest state in the US and we get 14 new cities to drive to.

The base map of ATS is almost the same size as ETS2 base map believe it or not and plus we got Arizona and the rescaled map for free. With the extra money SCS makes from the NM DLC might help them push out future state dlcs faster. SCS is not forcing everyone to buy the DLC if you dont want it

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Re: $11.99 is too much.

#18 Post by Sora » 09 Nov 2017 18:54

azgoodaz wrote:
09 Nov 2017 17:12
I might get a lot of hate for saying this. But you can't charge $11.99 for 1 state when the standalone game cost $19.99 for 3 states.
Why can't they, exactly?

Many things in life are balanced around the idea that the base product is cheaper while some related product is more expensive. This is also known as the razor and blades model. Releasing a game at a price that's far cheaper than what it warrants -- perhaps three states for the price of 1-2 -- and then pricing the DLC appropriately, might be considered a loose interpretation of that model.

This would keep costs low for players who do not intend to buy DLC. Even for those that do, however, consider: there does exist that delightful bundle mentioned above.

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Re: $11.99 is too much.

#19 Post by Lombra » 09 Nov 2017 19:50

azgoodaz wrote:
09 Nov 2017 17:12
But you can't charge $11.99 for 1 state when the standalone game cost $19.99 for 3 states.
You're completely right. We'd better increase the price of the base game!

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Re: $11.99 is too much.

#20 Post by Wolfi » 09 Nov 2017 19:56

azgoodaz wrote:
09 Nov 2017 17:12
I might get a lot of hate for saying this. But you can't charge $11.99 for 1 state when the standalone game cost $19.99 for 3 states.
I just want to point out that ATS was meant to be released containing California only - for $19.99. It was only released with Nevada in bundle as SCS wanted to add more content to please their loyal fans (and due to lack of trucks I guess :? ) and then they went a step further to add Arizona to the freebie bundle, because they care about their fans. And now when they finally release their first paid map DLC you complain about a silly $11.99? Look at it that way - you bought the game, you got 2 map DLC's for free (Nevada + Arizona) and now you get NM for $11.99. So technically you got each of the 3 map DLCs for an average price of $4. That's even below your goal of $5.99 ;)
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