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Old 03-03-2009, 02:45 PM   #47

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Vain wrote:

LoN/SC may be a "revenue" success at present, but they are completely useless without the actual game (EQ2).

I don't want to put words in his mouth, but Dasein at least has disputed the notion that Station Cash is useless without EQ2, because it's not just applying to EQ2: it's something you can buy in Vanguard, & use in Free Realms. That's why it's called "Station Cash", not "EQ2 Cash."

The idea is to get more people getting Station Access passes, because not only can they play a whole bunch of games with one subscription fee, the Station Cash marketplace is also linked to all of those games, & from there, hopefully someone who spent a bunch of money on Station Cash in one game, might want to check out one of the others as well.

It seems to be a round-about, convoluted way to attract more players to the entire brand, rather than just one game. This may not be relevant or important to any individual EQ2 player, but to SOE, it's a subtly important change. Whether any of this "works" or not, it's simply not true to argue that Station Cash is useless without EQ2.

LoN also appears in EQ1, so it's not entirely useless without EQ2 either.

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