Don't resubscribe for cartel coins
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 November 2012, 12:51 pm
Update from previous post: Knowing now that I would need to resubscribe to Star Wars: The Old Republic for at least a month, I wondered whether that would even be worth it. So I checked how much cartel coins are actually worth and found this: "BioWare confirmed that the entry point will be $4.99 for 450 Coins. which breaks down to 90 Cartel Coins per dollar. The most expensive pack is $39.99 for 5500 Coins, which breaks down to 137 Cartel Coins per dollar."

Thus paying one month subscription to get my 300 complimentary cartel coins, plus 250 for being subscribed tomorrow, plus 500 for being subscribed 1 month only nets me 1050 cartel coins for $15, which is just 70 cartel coins per dollar. It is cheaper to just ignore that offer. Even at the lowest conversion rate $15 would buy me 3x450=1350 coins if bought directly.

I wouldn't have thought that a big company could mess up a Free2Play transition so catastrophically, but Bioware proved me wrong.
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