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Artifact Cart Discounts

KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
Does anyone know what the additional amount is that that specific categories are being discounted? I am planning on buying the L2 rapier when bard class artifacts come up on the 9th, just curious what the additional amount is? I'm hoping to be able to buy the L2 rapier, L1 belt, and L1 bracelets.
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  • AdrikAdrik Member Posts: 568 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    It appears to be a 10% off of the actual credit price for the artefact. (400cr becomes 360cr, etc).  This appears to stack with the 30% off and 10% off for membership, meaning that if you buy things in the right time, you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Sadly, your house/city won't get credits, but what can you do.
  • ThaisenThaisen Member Posts: 389 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
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  • ErylEryl Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Thaisen said:
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
    Oh no! A company that treats its consumers with dignity and respect is using a common marketing tactic that is 100% transparent to help them put food on the table.

    Pitchfork! Someone fetch my pitchfork!

    The artiecart is a great promo for those of us who want to support Achaea and nab an Artie we’ve been eying.
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Thaisen said:
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
    You can call it whatever strategy you want. All that matters to me is right now, even if I didn't wait until tomorrow when the bard stuff goes further on sale, I can get a L2 weapon, L1 bracelet, and L1 belt for $20 more than what I would pay normally for just the weapon. It let's me spend the same amount and support Achaea as well and getting a few more toys with my money. So congrats to them for hooking me!

    Adrik said:
    It appears to be a 10% off of the actual credit price for the artefact. (400cr becomes 360cr, etc).  This appears to stack with the 30% off and 10% off for membership, meaning that if you buy things in the right time, you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Sadly, your house/city won't get credits, but what can you do.
    Thanks for the info! As for house/city credits, I am sure there will be plenty of times to come when I buy straight credits and they will benefit from that.  =)
  • PrythePrythe Member Posts: 532 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Thaisen said:
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
    Shoot. This would be the time for me to decide upon and take a  second class, eh?

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  • ThaisenThaisen Member Posts: 389 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Eryl said:
    Thaisen said:
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
    Oh no! A company that treats its consumers with dignity and respect is using a common marketing tactic that is 100% transparent to help them put food on the table.

    Pitchfork! Someone fetch my pitchfork!

    The artiecart is a great promo for those of us who want to support Achaea and nab an Artie we’ve been eying.
    Calm your tits bootlicker... just making an observation. I don’t give a shit what you do with your money.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Thank you to the whales who keep this game going!
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  • AdrikAdrik Member Posts: 568 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Thaisen said:
    Adrik said:
    ....you can get the artefacts you want for half-off what they would normally be. Which is a steal.

    Price anchoring working wonders on this community I see  =)
    I did not say that it was a steal in regards to literally any other real world p2w service. It's a steal in regards to Achaea itself. Buying arties for half-off is basically never a bad thing if you were going to buy them regardless.
    Thaisen
  • MinifieMinifie Member Posts: 3,209 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Arti-cart is fine, the cost of credits are expensive, but that's fine because the game isn't going to get hundreds of thousands of players to survive off simple subs and small mtx. Seeing 250 bucks for a level 1 artie, but you can get one for 125 this month on special is the same as seeing a 50% discount at your local shop.

    The actual issue is "250 bucks can get you a level 1 artie, but 250 bucks MAY get you two!" and then you get slightly over 250 bucks of bound credits. . . That don't benefit both your city and house, being bound are less robust. . . Gambling is the issue, if every month was +credits, defined items that you get at spend tiers, perhaps even normal items for sale for raw cash on special, these are all fine because it puts full control in the customer's hands to know how much they spend and the return they receive. Gambling, RNG or luck-based mechanics rip away the autonomy of the customer, and replace it with hitting addiction receptors instead, some people will get that sweet mega-bucks reward, some will barely break even, some in between, but you will NOT go into your purchase knowing you'll spend 250 bucks, and get the same as that artiecart 250 bucks, maybe 500, maybe 125. 
    ShirszaeVeldrinPaux
  • KzirKzir Member Posts: 80 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I like the artefact cart. If one has the disposable income to spend on a hobby, what's the harm in helping support the hobby with real money? While it is expensive for some, certainly, it isn't the end of the world for some others. 
    I'm not on forums any longer. Hope to meet you in-game!

  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Promo isn't globes/giftbags, therefore the promo sucks.

    You can't change my mind.
    Eryl
  • ErylEryl Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Saonji said:
    Promo isn't globes/giftbags, therefore the promo sucks.

    You can't change my mind.
    WTF are you talking about?

    Stockings are the only promo.
  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited August 9
    Eryl said:
    Saonji said:
    Promo isn't globes/giftbags, therefore the promo sucks.

    You can't change my mind.
    WTF are you talking about?

    Stockings are the only promo.
    Yeah okay, bud.

    Next you're gonna say something more stupid like, "The Earth is round."
    Eryl
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Saonji said:
    Eryl said:
    Saonji said:
    Promo isn't globes/giftbags, therefore the promo sucks.

    You can't change my mind.
    WTF are you talking about?

    Stockings are the only promo.
    Yeah okay, bud.

    Next you're gonna say something more stupid like, "The Earth is round."
    You mean it's not??  :o
  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    It's not. One of the many tricks the lizard people have tried playing on everyone.
    Kemzu
  • KzirKzir Member Posts: 80 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    The Xoran are real?! The show "V" was a documentary?!  :o
    I'm not on forums any longer. Hope to meet you in-game!

  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited August 10
    Xoran aren't real. They're three gnomes inside a lizard suit.
    Kzir
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
  • KzirKzir Member Posts: 80 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Kemzu said:
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
    I'm not sure, this is my first time. I assumed it was a new thing? 
    I'm not on forums any longer. Hope to meet you in-game!

  • VhaynnaVhaynna Member Posts: 118 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Kzir said:
    Kemzu said:
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
    I'm not sure, this is my first time. I assumed it was a new thing? 
    It's not new. It's like once/twice a year, depending on what other promotions they have.
    Kemzu
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Vhaynna said:
    Kzir said:
    Kemzu said:
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
    I'm not sure, this is my first time. I assumed it was a new thing? 
    It's not new. It's like once/twice a year, depending on what other promotions they have.
    So I have time to save up more cash for even better arties next round! Woohoo!
  • ErylEryl Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Kemzu said:
    Vhaynna said:
    Kzir said:
    Kemzu said:
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
    I'm not sure, this is my first time. I assumed it was a new thing? 
    It's not new. It's like once/twice a year, depending on what other promotions they have.
    So I have time to save up more cash for even better arties next round! Woohoo!
    Oh you sweet naive child.

    Allow me to enlighten you to the joke: In December, we get the "stockings" promo for Christmas.

    It is possible to get literally double what you put into it.
    Prythe
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Eryl said:
    Kemzu said:
    Vhaynna said:
    Kzir said:
    Kemzu said:
    Anyone know how often they do the artifact cart promotion?
    I'm not sure, this is my first time. I assumed it was a new thing? 
    It's not new. It's like once/twice a year, depending on what other promotions they have.
    So I have time to save up more cash for even better arties next round! Woohoo!
    Oh you sweet naive child.

    Allow me to enlighten you to the joke: In December, we get the "stockings" promo for Christmas.

    It is possible to get literally double what you put into it.
    Possible but not guaranteed. Why do that when I can just set aside the money and buy the artifacts I want for cheaper and not risk anything at all? Guaranteed success.
  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 472 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Buying them in bulk (15-20+) you're always gonna beat the odds. It's possible to get 3-4x back if you're super lucky. 2x is practically guaranteed if you're buying more than a couple.

    Globes/giftbags are significantly better than articart.
    ErylPrythe
  • KemzuKemzu Member Posts: 16
    Saonji said:
    Buying them in bulk (15-20+) you're always gonna beat the odds. It's possible to get 3-4x back if you're super lucky. 2x is practically guaranteed if you're buying more than a couple.

    Globes/giftbags are significantly better than articart.
    So based upon previous messages, should I get globes, or just wait and go big when stockings come up? Which is going to be best bang for the buck?
  • IaxusIaxus Member Posts: 320 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    They're both good choices. Depends if you feel like waiting until December for stockings, as those may have slightly better returns due to the platinum stockings (I think that's what they're called?) that can only be opened at the end of the promo.

    Jumpy said:
    The membership is already such a good deal that there is no way we can reduce the cost. 

  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,640 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Globes are good value and stockings are pretty random still. I personally wouldn't wait the 3-4 months for stockings.

    Only ever open globes during the "special prize" part.

  • MinifieMinifie Member Posts: 3,209 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I wouldn't consider any gambling "good value", I'd probably just grind, at least consistent and you don't get roped into buying 50, getting some pretty bare minimum prizes then starting the continual fluctuation of "one more hit".
  • PauxPaux Member Posts: 99 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I issued because I didn't know what  "an unusual hourglass", and then opened 5 globes that all had unusual hourglasses. 

    I think I'll issue myself for "What is a glowing interlocked cache?" next. 
    Tysandr
  • RomRom Member Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Paux said:
    I issued because I didn't know what  "an unusual hourglass", and then opened 5 globes that all had unusual hourglasses. 

    I think I'll issue myself for "What is a glowing interlocked cache?" next. 
    TALISMAN INFO HOURGLASS - just tradein for bound credits, maybe keep one for fun
    HELP PROMOTIONS - cache opens for a random talisman piece.

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  • PauxPaux Member Posts: 99 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Thank you. I guess I was unclear; I got an answer already.

    I was just making an observation of the coincidence that I issued about something abd then got that thing again and again, then made the joke that I should issue about something valuable next time. 

    As for the last bit,  I sought answers from many sources prior to issuing. I'll admit to skipping Discord and OOC clans. 


    RomTysandr
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