Upcoming Merc Pricing Changes

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  • ShenaynaysShenaynays Posts: 129

    @HammerOfDawn21 said:
    Sad day for Sparks maybe but Aura is going to be drowning in XP with all those friendly Rhinos running into heal station.

    I dont trust new players too figure out that their health bar exists

  • Camila.Camila. Posts: 2

    Kira dream is so far far away yet

  • bgyoshibgyoshi Posts: 841

    @STARRYSOCK said:

    Arty, Fletcher, and Thunder for 35k

    Prepare for stickies, artillery strikes, and concussion grenades absolutely everywhere

    How is this different from right now???????

  • @GatoCommodore said:
    SEE GUYS SD IS LISTENING

    WHERES THAT GUY WHO SAID SD WERENT LISTENING?!

    THANKS SHOE!

    So thats why they introduced that lead-card-per-every-second-day daily reward system. So generous. :)

  • Lord_CoctusLord_Coctus Posts: 2,032

    @TitaniumRapture said:

    @HammerOfDawn21 said:

    @Shenaynays said:
    Yay less new people playing vasilli, BUT we have to compensate with rhinos everywhere. itll be a sad day for people who main sparks or aura ;-;

    Sad day for Sparks maybe but Aura is going to be drowning in XP with all those friendly Rhinos running into heal station.

    MY DREAM WILL COME TRUE (2 rhinos near my healing station)! :D

    NOOOOOO! Not ready for all those Rhinos surrounding me with their fat and their miniguns.

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  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 1,801

    Lets reduce the credits that ypu can earn > @GatoCommodore said:

    SEE GUYS SD IS LISTENING

    WHERES THAT GUY WHO SAID SD WERENT LISTENING?!

    THANKS SHOE!

    Liztening to who??? Redit maybe as the devs only show up there. but not any one in here.

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • bgyoshibgyoshi Posts: 841

    @Mc1412013 said:
    Lets reduce the credits that ypu can earn

    I distinctly remember people posting screenshots of their 1m+ credits and complaining that they earn too many credits and want more crafting stuff instead

  • SaulWolfdenSaulWolfden Posts: 795
    edited August 17

    Vassili is the best change, I have no idea why the most OP Engineer is cheaper than Nuclear Pancakes though.

  • @SaulWolfden said:
    Vassili is the best change, I have no idea why the most OP Engineer is cheaper than Nuclear Pancakes though.

    He is most op but still at least needs some skill. Suicidal proxies require very little skill and when you play against 4 proxies with mines everywhere... But you are right he should not be probably in "second" tier. :)

  • NucleenixNucleenix Posts: 6

    please no...

  • frostyvampirefrostyvampire Posts: 1,120

    Why is Vassili 50,000 credits and Aimee is only 40,000?
    Shouldn't Vassili be the cheaper since he is a lot better for beginners and Aimee be more expensive because she requires more map knowledge and is harder to play?

  • @DynoSauR said:
    I own all the Merc's already and you better find something desirable to put in the Store since there's next to nothing of value there left to buy. I'm sitting on 300,000 credits because there's nothing I want to buy and Crafting a Cobalt requires too many fragments.

    Its not that expensive lol, I craft a few every month.

  • SithasSithas Posts: 228

    50k for Vassili my prayers have finally been heard.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 3,625

    @Mc1412013 said:
    Lets reduce the credits that ypu can earn > @GatoCommodore said:

    SEE GUYS SD IS LISTENING

    WHERES THAT GUY WHO SAID SD WERENT LISTENING?!

    THANKS SHOE!

    Liztening to who??? Redit maybe as the devs only show up there. but not any one in here.

    i remember the week where we have merc price balance discussion popping up every week but sure, not in here tho...

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  • ReddeadcapReddeadcap Posts: 1,296

    These tiers are based on a number of factors, including general difficulty and how long they've been in the game.

    I do believe Turtle is just based on him being recent, Kira, Vassili and Phantom on difficulty

    Why not just make some of the much older mercs 5.99/30,000 credits instead?

    Keeping Turtle, Aimee, Thunder and Phantom at 50,000/9.99 for being the newest.

    Splash damage simply made Fragger a 50k/10 dollar merc on the initial release because he was so effective at killing at the start and that he wasn't useful as a team-player besides killing, every subsequent merc was 50k/10 dollars for no real reason, I was just thinking that every Assault would've just be priced like Fragger for their niche purpose.

    why not make a 3 merc bundle where we can choose from the 3 mercs and bonus items or a discount?

  • Hardikr100Hardikr100 Posts: 8
    edited August 18

    Get ready for dem B-Hoping Thunders!! + Healer are ganna get WAY more xp from those rhinos [cuz every single noob think he is OP cuz look at his size he is a faking mountain]

  • znuundznuund Posts: 153

    I like the approach that mercs who have a highly demanding kit or have little impact in unskilled hands require more credits.

    I don't care that much about rhino, because you will know how hard it is to play rhino against players who actually shoot in your massive head.

  • DirtyBunsDirtyBuns Posts: 45

    @stayfreshshoe said:
    Next week, we're releasing an update that includes the reworked Dome.

    Over the years, many newer players have felt that most Mercs seem unattainable; Once the 'cheap' Mercs have been purchased, the jump to the next price point felt too steep. Some of the cheaper and less team-focused Mercs (we're looking at you, Vassili), have also been bought by newer players to the detriment of their teams. To improve this, we're introducing a five-tiered price point system for the Mercs.

    Five Tiers of Frags

    From the 22nd of August, we'll be breaking down Mercs into the following tiers:

    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
    50,000 C / US$9.9945,000 C / US$8.9940,000 C / US$7.9935,000 C / US$6.9930,000 C / US$5.99Free
    TurtleNaderPhoenixArtyBushwhackerSkyhammer
    KiraProxyFraggerFletcherSawbonezAura
    VassiliStokerAimeeThunderRhino
    PhantomRedeyeSparks

    These tiers are based on a number of factors, including general difficulty and how long they've been in the game.

    So 50K = "least team focused, hardest to use", and then Free = "most team oriented, easiest to use"?

  • hurgyahurgya Posts: 103

    @DirtyBuns said:
    So 50K = "least team focused, hardest to use", and then Free = "most team oriented, easiest to use"?

    Aura is indeed the easiest to use effectively (you don't have to watch out actively for heals)

  • CO_GritCO_Grit Posts: 31

    I like this pricing idea. Although I think Phoenix and Stoker could be a little cheaper, just so they're a bit more accessible.

  • MartinoUYMartinoUY Posts: 3

    So.. what's for those who paid 50k each and have been playing for over 2 years?

  • PorkyPersonPorkyPerson Posts: 102

    @STARRYSOCK said:
    Also, is anyone else worried about creating the illusion of a false hierarchy system?
    When I first joined, I remember thinking that more expensive mercs must be more expensive because they're better.
    Hell, fletcher even says he costs more because he's "the best" (although now he's only 35k, lol)

    This might lead new players to call the game pay to win tbh.

    I see what you mean about beginners seeing it as pay to win. What is the point of the tiers? I would have saved up to buy a more expensive one expecting it to be better. Seems like it would make way more sense to have all mercs be the same price, but unlock them to buy by doing special missions. The mercs wouldn't look better or worse, but beginners wouldn't be allowed to buy harder mercs until they got a little more experience.

    The special missions could be related to the merc, like:
    -as an objectives specialist plant/repair five times to unlock the "easy" engineer
    -plant/repair 10 times from 0% to 100% without stopping for harder ones
    -kill 5 people in one match with explosives and have an accuracy >30% to unlock Nader
    -disable EV once and supply 10 people with ammo in one match to unlock an "easy" support

  • PorkyPersonPorkyPerson Posts: 102

    @Cookie3 said:
    Pros - Proxy and the recons cost more now, reduction to Aimee cost and Redeye is scary but at the very least this will hopefully discourage new players from immediately grabbing Vassili as he's no longer in the price range. Placing Bushwhacker, Rhino and Sawbonez in the 30k choices was definitely a smart move and is better for new players to grab over the previous 'main picks'.

    Cons - Though Prox and Vassili are now more expensive, Redeye and Aimee are now cheaper and people are still undoubtedly going to go for the snipers as soon as they can afford it. Let's just hope they're discouraged from doing it sooner now so they can at least learn the game with a suitable merc rather than throwing a fit in the first hour because they can't hit shite.

    edit: Oh, I forgot to mention Fletcher and Thunder are now 35k. @$!#.

    I'd rather beginners have Vas/Aimee over Redeye...
    ANY
    FREAKING
    DAY!

    When a beginner can't control Redeye he'll constantly be smoking out his own team and we can't clear our own team's smoke. It makes a Vas beginner doing just nothing seem blissful.

  • kopyrightkopyright Posts: 427

    Let's face it, whatever merc tiers Splash Damage could come up with somebody would complain.

  • sgtSZKLARZsgtSZKLARZ Posts: 11

    Vassili is too expensive and Rhino is really to cheap. Army of Rhinos incomming

  • SnakekillerXSnakekillerX Posts: 846
    edited August 20

    All of this is of little consequence in the long term, its easy to afford any of the mercs that you want so long as you actually enjoy playing the game as you'll play often enough to rake in the credits.

    I've easily spent at least 2~3 times as much credits as would be needed to buy all the mercs. Even when new mercs are announced, I'll still easily be able to grind out enough credits to buy them on the day of launch, assuming I don't already have enough credits sitting around anyway.

    Credits in DB are easy.

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