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What would YOU like to see in the cash shop?

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  1. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Well-Known Cupcake

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    We already know there will be a cash shop to buy your C.R.E.D.D. from, but what else would you like to see available?

    Personally I would like the following items:
    • Cosmetic pets
    • Cosmetic armor/weapons
    • Housing items
    • Ground/flying mounts
    Other than those things, nothing else really makes sense to me at this point in time.
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    Race changes and recustomization services if neither of those are present in-game.
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    Oh yeah, those would be great to have.

    You could even add server transfers at some point in the future and name changes.
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    D'oh. Forgot about name changes but those too.
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    Good to see your inner Draken coming out. Join the Dominion, we have cookies.
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    I just might. Time will tell, but I'll have characters of both races either way. XD
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    Nothing?....
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    Why do you want nothing?
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    Pretty sure they've said that right now the only things you can buy from them besides a subscription is CREDD - 'cause you buy that, trade it for gold and then can buy those "extras" like vanity pets, costumes, etc for gold...
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    There is no cash shop and no one want that <REDACTED> at all.
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    Ain't nobody want that kind of <REDACTED>!
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    That still isn't the final word and we don't know if they will add more items besides C.R.E.D.D. in the future.
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    Mostly services such as server transfer and name change. Those things I consider mandatory. If not at launch than within 6-9 months. Race and faction changes could be possible, but not necessary.

    I'd rather have an in game "shop" where you can re-customize your toon in game currency. Like a barber shop. I like to change things up a lot, sometimes with an armor change, sometimes just for change's sake. I don't want to have to use real money just to change a hair style.

    Other than that, I'm a fan of cosmetic purchases like pets, mounts and some armor. For people who like those things you get to feel pretty/unique. For people who don't, they get to shake their heads and ridicule us for making poor financial decisions. Either way, it gets Carbine a little extra cash flow. Actually, quite a bit of research indicates that it may be more significant cash flow than subscriptions if the developer puts work into it. Though then you can argue that the developer is spending time making new cash shop items instead of content updates. Personally I doubt that argument: Carbine already has a dedicated art team just working on props who won't have quite as much to do post-launch.
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    I actually like the idea of a cash shop IMO so long as it still encourages playing the game in order to progress. I'm not sure why there's so much hate out there for it though. Feel free to inform me as to why it's such a terrible idea.
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    Given how vocally against pay 2 win Carbine has been, I suspect they'll be very cautious in implementing a cash shop if they ever do. This thread is just IF they do, what you you like/be willing to buy.
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    Carbine has stated that they will NOT even consider adding things like XP potions and stuff that would give you some kind of advantage in-game. This is something I really thank them for and makes me want to support them even more than just buying the game and subscribing. That only leaves us with a few services and cosmetic things that people in many games really enjoy.
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    In the early days of WildStar's development Gene Wilder was asked this very question. I think he answered it best, on both if he wanted a cash shop and the ramifications of having one.

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    I want a cash shop I don't have to pay real money for, but regular game currency (gold) instead. So, some of the things I would like to see would have to be: appearance, race, and name change services, as well as server transferring services (like it's been mentioned above). Lots of ground mounts, weapon skins, and clothes (costumes), just not anything that doesn't fit the theme of the game. I'm tired of seeing present day clothing in typical medieval themed MMOs.
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    You will have a choice of buying stuff for in-game currency, but having the option to buy more exclusive items for real money through a cash shop run by Carbine would keep you feeling a little more unique and raise more money to throw into developing new content for the game.
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    Sounds fair enough. I just hate having to pay real money for basic stuff like changing my character's appearance. I think someone mentioned having like a barber shop or something for game currency - I think the general idea is cute. However, I'm guessing that would limit it to hair style and color only. So, since this is actually a Sci-Fi themed game, why not being able to manipulate our genes at some cosmetics lab or something, that way we can have full control over our character's appearance.
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