New Winter-Themed Microtransactions in Path of Exile
Posted by jamesbonds on December 22nd, 2017
GGG are happy to start this holiday season with new winter-themed microtransactions, the Polar Armour Set and Arctic Shield. They are also introducing the Polar Bear Cub Pet that will only be available during the December/January holiday period! In case you've missed the seasonal Yeti Mask last year, now it's your chance to grab it: this microtransaction is also only available during holidays.
The Polar Bear Cub Pet and Yeti Mask are exclusive to the December/January holiday period and will be available from now until January 15th (NZT). While those microtransactions may be available in the future during the holiday period, they won't be available in the store outside of these times. The Polar Armour Set and Arctic Shield are not exclusive to Christmas and will be available in the store as normal microtransactions. Take a look at the players' perspectives on the New Winter Microtransactions.
1) I very much agree. I would've bought a lot of armor packs by now but I can never justify the + price tags. If it was I'd definitely buy them, but for the same price as full games on steam... IDK. Warframe imo has a much better feeling pricing scheme for their skins and items.
2) I think MTX are priced around the fact that supporter packs have 83% to 100% of their value in store points in addition to the mtx in the packs themselves (and various other goodies, physical items, ...)
Look at the abyssal imp pack. you get an armor set, portal and weap effect for 60$. That would probably cost more than 600 points if sold in the store directly. But you also get 550 points to spend in the store.
3) For sure, I would never buy a cloak or a shield MTX at the current prices.
If everything in the store was generally 1/2 the price it currently is I would buy a lot more things but right now it feels like they are just trying to suck you dry for the smallest things.
4) It'd be fair to assume that GGG's marketing team has an analyst that looks into this. They arrived at because it was the best price they thought they could sell it for. It's not like was a random number they just made up.
As fans of path of exile's game, we're happy to start this holiday season with new winter-themed microtransactions, the Polar Armour Set and Arctic Shield. We're also introducing the Polar Bear Cub Pet that will only be available during the December/January holiday period! In case you've missed the seasonal Yeti Mask last year, now it's your chance to grab it: this microtransaction is also only available during holidays. More tricks and tips, U4gm POE currency will continue to update more, furthermore, there are many stunning screenshots and videos, to get more information through here.