So as many of us already know Patron passes have been going up in price exponentially. I just checked again and as of now they’re almost at 500k. That’s kinda ridiculous with the fact that end game Patron is almost a necessity. If memory serves Devs monitor some prices in the Market and artificially lower them by adding them into the Chaos Chest rotation. Why haven’t they done that yet here? They’ve been rising since all the bonuses started that Patron could take advantage of and once people could take advantage of it they did. It’s possible someone is flipping the market I really don’t know but it’s starting to get out of hand.
I have no issue supporting the game. It’s just that it’s a lot higher than normal and one of the things about Cheap Trove Flux is that you don’t have to spend any money. That being said it should still be valuable but 500k is a bit much with how much other things for the same irl currency is. It should be more but not THAT much.
I’m not really keen on that statement. Personally I can’t justify or want to continue paying a monthly fee for a game when there’s so much else I can get. There’s nothing wrong with supporting the game in other ways apart from patron, especially when things like inventory space is both needed and expensive. Not everyone can justify spending a grand on a game that can’t manage to be stable which is easily what you’d do if you bought every thing you wanted. Plus by buying patron itself, that’s also supporting the fact that they’ve been the game too reliant on patron.
If memory serves (haven’t checked, and my memory is ridiculously unreliable) next week is the week when all the bonuses apply each day. That means getting patron is a priority for a lot of people who doesn’t usually get Patron Buy Trove Flux. The increase in price is more likely than not that more people are buying, getting the more commonly priced passes and opening up to the more expensive passes.
It’s pretty much all a question of supply and demand. Once next week is over and done with, the price will probably level out, back at its usual price range.
The price is high now but wait till the PTS patch hits Live. With the amount of flux that will be flowing into the market the prices will inevitably soar. A single user with 8 alts in U9 can get 120k per dragon kill which is not an impossible feat. If you are having trouble getting the amount needed for a pass now it will become much harder soon.
There is also no possible way they will add patron passes themselves. This is their one good item in the store as everything else is so overpriced that you would need to be a blind idiot to buy. Giving away the one thing you are selling reliably (because it is required for play) is the worst business idea since recycled toilet paper.