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#1 Nov 14 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi all, saw the recent notes on upcoming patch and I am glad they are fixing all the real issues. There is still one issue which they have not address. Why am I paying more than people using the NA version? The Euro & other country version is €13.99 monthly subscription compared to the NA USD$13.99.

That is not right. Why am I paying more ?
#2 Nov 14 2010 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
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It's always like that. Things are more expensive in richer parts of the world, and cheaper in poorer parts of the world.
#3 Nov 14 2010 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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Banelash wrote:
Hi all, saw the recent notes on upcoming patch and I am glad they are fixing all the real issues. There is still one issue which they have not address. Why am I paying more than people using the NA version? The Euro & other country version is €13.99 monthly subscription compared to the NA USD$13.99.

That is not right. Why am I paying more ?


Many mmos do that simply to make the accounting easier. You can also thank your side of the pond for VAT taxes, which we in the U.S. do not have.

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 9:57pm by Zorvan
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#4 Nov 14 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not saying it's right. it clearly isn't, but thats not only SE. EVE Online did it during my playtime there. So does Darkfall. WAR did it too. I'm not sure about other games but I think it's an industry norm. Not that that makes it right.
#5 Nov 14 2010 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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WoW charges €12.99 and USD14.99. Man didn't know about this form of subscription. Should have bought a NA version and fill in a bogus address.
#6 Nov 14 2010 at 9:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep, at least I think you can still trick them into thinking you're from the US of A, like in the good ol' FFXI import days.

10€ a month for 6 years for the win.
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#7 Nov 14 2010 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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well, in that case, the rest of the world that doesn't use dollars or euros are paying more than you, cause of the money conversion since payments are only in those to denominations. In my case, they charge me in dollars, in my credit crad, then its converted to pesos, then the bank adds an little % for the money transfer.

But I agree with you, it should be the exact conversion ammount from dollars to euros. like $13.99 and €10.20

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 10:36pm by RdeLeo
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#8 Nov 14 2010 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Yep thats my issue, Im not from Europe or America.
#9 Nov 15 2010 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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this issue isnt just gaming, its with everything, buy a chocolate bar in france you get screwed if your from England or the US for example. Alot of prices dont seem to have changed from when the euro/dollar ratio was pretty much 1/1 or 1.4/1 euro/pound sterling
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RdeLeo wrote:
well, in that case, the rest of the world that doesn't use dollars or euros are paying more than you, cause of the money conversion since payments are only in those to denominations. In my case, they charge me in dollars, in my credit crad, then its converted to pesos, then the bank adds an little % for the money transfer.

But I agree with you, it should be the exact conversion ammount from dollars to euros. like $13.99 and €10.20

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 10:36pm by RdeLeo


****, I feel bad for Aussies who buy games in general.They sometimes pay up to twice what U.S./EU players do just for the boxes.
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#11 Nov 15 2010 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Thought this was done to offset currency fluctuations, if they lose in one region they make more in another. They have always charged more for different regions on XI.
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#12 Nov 15 2010 at 6:24 PM Rating: Default
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I agree with this thread.

They lumped Australia in with Europe, so we have to pay with Euros instead of dollars like all other MMO's since time began.

So 13.99 EURO at todays closing is 19.30 AUD.

Not a rip off, but I am only paying for one character slot as well, and it's costing me more to play this game then it is any other mainstream MMORPG out there and that includes the price of a Proxy service ontop of it because I live in Australia.

Also, don't forget, any added extra costs in the future will also be in EURO's for us, retainers etc etc.

Edited, Nov 15th 2010 7:28pm by Taemek
#13 Nov 15 2010 at 6:27 PM Rating: Good
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Zorvan wrote:
RdeLeo wrote:
well, in that case, the rest of the world that doesn't use dollars or euros are paying more than you, cause of the money conversion since payments are only in those to denominations. In my case, they charge me in dollars, in my credit crad, then its converted to pesos, then the bank adds an little % for the money transfer.

But I agree with you, it should be the exact conversion ammount from dollars to euros. like $13.99 and €10.20

Edited, Nov 14th 2010 10:36pm by RdeLeo


****, I feel bad for Aussies who buy games in general.They sometimes pay up to twice what U.S./EU players do just for the boxes.


Yep, I paid 99.99 for my FFXIV copy and that was after EBgames competely balled up the CE here in Australia at which point, I missed out on a CE edition, then had to wait for stock to arrive here in Aus. All in all I started almost a month late, which didn't worry me too much but I really would of liked to get a CE copy.

I should of just ordered it from the States tbh.

Most mainstream MMORPG's all cost 99.99, ****, 99.99 is the standard price for new releases here across all platforms, some places are 109.99 and some even more popular new releases are 119.99.

Edited, Nov 15th 2010 7:29pm by Taemek
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