Let me draw it in crayons for you, since you obviously lack the mental capacity to form this coherent argument for yourself.
Value is in the eye of the beholder. There is no sense in arguing this. As a poster below already said, some people found enough value in 4 character slots that they bought an extra copy of the game for it. At 50 bucks a pop.
Hell, some people spend 3 million dollars on a single baseball. To them, that ball has value. However, that ball is not WORTH 3 million dollars.
Anet charges nine euros (say about ten bucks) for a single character slot. Here is what they have to do to grant you this extra character slot.
They go into the database, Find your account name, hit the little field that says "4" (or "6"), and change it into "5" (or "7").
That's the extent of what they have to do. That's it. If enough people buy these extra slots, they might have to buy a few more 400 gig harddisks and mirror them. (I guess I didn't take the backup system into account, so okay, that's an extra 0.02 cents per MB or so).
They don't have to create new content. They don't have to build an installer. They don't have to put up a page for downloads. That's all they have to do.
And you don't think that ten bucks is overpriced?
There's literally tens of thousands of people bitching at Bethesda for offering extra content for $1.89, and Bethesda has to MAKE that content, has to TEST it, has to provide an installer for it, and has to put it up for download.
Anet has none of these conditions. It's just changing a single digit value. If they wanted to, they could simply give everyone 10 character slots, and it really wouldn't cost them that much. Maybe a few thousand bucks in HD space. They sold over a million copies of their game.
So yeah, I call that ripping your customers off. They could easily afford to offer FOUR slots for ten bucks, or offer a single slot for 3 bucks. (even less, but okay.)
A single slot for ten bucks is fucking OUTRAGEOUS.
Ofcourse, plenty of people will pay for it, that doesn't mean it's not retardedly expensive.
Thank you, have a nice day, don't hurry back. Next?
This comment was edited on Apr 22, 02:39.