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Old 22.05.2008, 14:13   #1
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Since the last thread got shut down I figured I would start another one for us that were discussing trading credits for Uridium.

The point I was trying to make before things got out of hand was that Big Point is a business and like any business in the end they need to be able to pay the bills and hopefully at the end of the year make a profit. Running a site like this isn't cheap let alone the time that went into developing the game and the pay checks for the people that work for the company. I along with some friends run a large forum and I know how much it costs us for the server per month and how much time goes into it. A site like this is probably at least 100-200 times more expensive to run since there is constant data being transfered back and forth and they have a paid staff.

If Big Point started giving away their primary money maker on Dark Orbit there would be no more Dark Orbit. I am sure if Dark Orbit ran at a constant loss they would pull the plug. It would just make business sense to get rid of a loosing venture. With that said they do give away some Uridium in boxes and for kills. They also have the trade area in place for those that want to use credits to buy Uridium priced items. Both of those things can take away from potential money for Big Point but they have them in place for the players anyway.

I am also not sure on how the percentages work out but I am sure that newer players spend more on Uridium to get elite than players who are already elite since we can make a lot more Uridium killing npc's. A Big Kris gives you 128 uri while a boss kris gives you over 500 uri.

Again this is just something to think about before complaining that Big Point is trying to rip people off by selling uridium or how they should let you buy uridium with FREE credits or how an players should be allowed to give away uridium to other players.
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:30   #2
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You would not be able to freely be able to trade credits for uridium what my forum was saying is to use credits as a substitute for the uridium, so instead of paying 500 uridium to repair my ship, ill pay 5000 credits instead, do you get it?

P.s. That would give free Repair weekends less of a purpose
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:34   #3
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I understand what your thread was about I was just trying to explain why the site has to have some paid parts of the game. We can get tons of credits for free especially elite players. Every Kris you kill is worth around 400k credits. Just today I have made a millions of credits.


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P.s. That would give free Repair weekends less of a purpose

That isnt supposed to last though. That is because of the lag problem due to the current data center they decided to give us a break on the weekends which is probably peak times for them which will make lag worse. From some posts I have seen they have a new data center and are just waiting for everything to get setup for the move so there is no telling how much longer free rep weekends will last.
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:45   #4
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Perhaps we can put a tax on bigger ships?
here is an idea

Phenoix=5000 credits
Yamato=10000 credits
Leonou=20000 credits
Defcom=15000 credits
Liberator=25000 credits
Nostromo= 40000 credits
Vengance= 60000 credits
Bigboy= 80000 credits
Goalith= 125000 credits
Hows that?
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:47   #5
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Make the Vengance 90000 credits
And i forgot to remember for my whole career
DA PIRHANA

Repair price for it should be 35000 credits
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Old 23.05.2008, 01:05   #6
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Nope, that will never work either. One of the key features of premium membership is the free repairs. That would make premium useless. Therefore, making DO a smaller profit.
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Old 23.05.2008, 06:32   #7
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how does premium membership work? do you need silver or gold for free repairs? and once you purchase premium membership how long does it last? monthly? yearly? forever? could someone explain that?
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I answered that in the other thread where you asked the same question.

http://en.board.bigpoint.com/darkorb...ad.php?t=13511
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thanks that helps
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Can someone make a sticke of the main point on this please as this gets brought up constantly. To be blunt, Big Point won't alter the Uri system as it's how they pay their wages, run the game and make a profit, so what's the point in talking about it?

The only thing I can see them doing is taking the ideas for new items that cost uri.
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