Special offer

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Astaroth
30 September, 2016, 1:50 PM UTC

There's one thing that bugs me for a while regarding Special Offers (those where you need to select 1 of 3 chests first).




Why do devs claim that the "original price" of this special offer is $99?

As you can see right below this offer, there's real $99 offer, where you can get about 30% more rubies and value of bonus items is 3 time higher!


Is this supposed to be some kind of "business" trick?

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Blasphemy
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1 October, 2016, 3:24 AM UTC

tiss special because u are getting 20k rubies for half price with extras, the one below that you are paying full price....

wouldn't you agree, paying 50 bucks is rather cheaper then the hundred? 
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User Deleted
1 October, 2016, 9:06 AM UTC

Blasphemy said:


tiss special because u are getting 20k rubies for half price with extras, the one below that you are paying full price....

wouldn't you agree, paying 50 bucks is rather cheaper then the hundred? 

did you miss the part with total value of bonus items and rubies ? 

50$ is cheaper than a 100$ (no need to be smart for that ) , but its obvious that you buying 3 times less for 50$ in this case ...

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Astaroth
2 October, 2016, 7:37 PM UTC

NightWolf said:


Blasphemy said:


tiss special because u are getting 20k rubies for half price with extras, the one below that you are paying full price....

wouldn't you agree, paying 50 bucks is rather cheaper then the hundred? 

did you miss the part with total value of bonus items and rubies ? 

50$ is cheaper than a 100$ (no need to be smart for that ) , but its obvious that you buying 3 times less for 50$ in this case ...

For 50$ you get less than for 99$, that's obvious. My point is why Plarium claims that the first offer (Special Offer) is discounted from 99$ to 49$ while the package is not worth of 99$.

The second offer (Construction Speedup) is there just for comparison, to show the real value of real 99$ offer.

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bassdiablo
3 October, 2016, 1:04 PM UTC

they all cost too much.  At most vets level we use all of that 99$ package worth of everything in an afternoon.  PL's packages need to keep up with the times and the consumption.  folks should stop spending 1k a month or it will never change. The whole business model is antiquated, nobody uses 9's anymore or lies about list pricing.  PL would make a ton more money if all prices were dropped 95% and based it on a micro pay system.  5000 users spending 5 bucks makes more than 10users spending 100 bucks every hour.


I would like to say one thing about the chests though.  I got one that reduces a 50buck package down to less than 10.  so long ago I forgot the percentage but it was something like 80%.  I bought the limit of those packages.  PL shouldn't care how many fake in game moneys get given away or how many pretend army units.  getting a miser like me to spend like that should be the new business model.  I swear to god it will pay off.  look at what any app store grosses.  micro pay is a no brainer
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
3 October, 2016, 1:31 PM UTC
These are different Offers with Different Bonuses: one with Units, and one mostly with Boosts.
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Astaroth
3 October, 2016, 3:21 PM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


These are different Offers with Different Bonuses: one with Units, and one mostly with Boosts.

You have missed my point. It is irrelevat what Offer has (boosts, units, resources or potions). If I'd take a screenshot two hours later, there could be a 99$ offer with units.


My point is, and I try to keep it as simple as possible, why does Plarium claims that the Special Offer's original price is 99$ (see the picture below) while its value is significantly lower?

Total value of this Special Offer is 27 700 rubies + bonus items worth of 59 820 = 87 520 rubies.

Total value of normal 99$ offer is around 210 000 - 220 000 rubies.



Do you get my point now? This offer's value is nowhere near the normal 99$, yet Plarium claims this offer is discounted from 99$ to 49$.

It looks like some kind of deceptive advertising.

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
4 October, 2016, 11:57 AM UTC

Astaroth said:


Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


These are different Offers with Different Bonuses: one with Units, and one mostly with Boosts.

You have missed my point. It is irrelevat what Offer has (boosts, units, resources or potions). If I'd take a screenshot two hours later, there could be a 99$ offer with units.


My point is, and I try to keep it as simple as possible, why does Plarium claims that the Special Offer's original price is 99$ (see the picture below) while its value is significantly lower?

Total value of this Special Offer is 27 700 rubies + bonus items worth of 59 820 = 87 520 rubies.

Total value of normal 99$ offer is around 210 000 - 220 000 rubies.



Do you get my point now? This offer's value is nowhere near the normal 99$, yet Plarium claims this offer is discounted from 99$ to 49$.

It looks like some kind of deceptive advertising.

Oh, sorry. I really misunderstood you first. Thanks for the details. Basic price depends on the basic amount of Rubies. Bonuses added are random (well, not completely random, but random within a certain range). So basically you buy the 99$ regular offer (16500+4200)  and get some extra bonuses for your purchase. Sometimes you receive more, sometimes less.


All Items, Units, "for free" Rubies are additional bonus. You pay for a regular offer, not for the bonus.
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Astaroth
4 October, 2016, 3:23 PM UTC

I see.


Thank you for explanation!
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
5 October, 2016, 9:20 AM UTC
Astaroth said:

I see.


Thank you for explanation!

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
11 May, 2017, 10:39 AM UTC

steavensu , 

please do not post in capital letters :) Respect our forum rules.

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