Great point here! I’m in the same boat. As much as I appreciate the daily XP bonuses when they come up, as well as the match winning XP, I have all of my characters at level 50, so it all just goes to nothing now.
It’d be awesome if we could transmute that XP in to shadow points or KI Gold or some other type of permanent solution to where it’s not just going to waste.
ROFL no kidding.
It’s interesting that some people really wanted to see KI blow it out and go the DOA route with tons of skin options and now the first pack rolls down the assembly line and many people are balking.
Thing is, I can see why. When everyone said that they wanted more skins, a few people mentioned gold characters like KI Gold had. However, I don’t think that there were a ton of people that were lobbying hard for more colors AS skins.
To be clear, I’m sure people would love having more color options. The idea of having variations for the color 9’s also seems like a very cool idea. I’ve read that there’s some different stuff happening on Mira’s face for her terror skin, plus the gold plating isn’t a straight color like color 2 or color 8 is since it’s on the skin too, but still.
But when people hear “skins,” I think it conjures an image of a whole new look for the character. For me, I see Jago dressed in full shaolin monk attire. Or Orchid dressed as a spy. Or Kan Ra dressed as a human Vizier. All three with different hair, different clothes, etc.
So when I have that type of image in my mind, and we get more colors that are called skins, or something that’s in between a color and my image of a “skin,” well, I don’t want to speak for anyone else here, but while I appreciate the effort to deliver more content, this isn’t really the image I had in mind when I voted for new skins, ya know?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth here. I’m very happy that MS/IG are answering us and giving us stuff that they think we want. I also want to support KI. But when I start crunching the numbers… $5 per pack of 3, 26 characters on the roster… I just don’t know if I can justify spending $43 to get gold plated characters for the whole roster plus whatever the terror skins are going to cost us (willing to guess another $43). So that’d be $86 for what basically amounts to fancy recolors.
Again, I WANT to support this game. I really do. But even if that $86 is staggered out over a long period of time, I just don’t feel good about paying that much for more colors, regardless of how much more involved they likely are than a regular color.
When we get new, full looks for characters similar to the ones I mentioned above, perhaps reflecting their stories / backgrounds in some ways, I’m totally on board. I don’t even need new accessories for them either. Just create the look and let it stand on its own. Do that, and I’ll be first in line, looking to pony up some of my hard earned dough.
I say this with all the respect in the world for what you guys do, but I’m hoping you’ll reconsider these gold/terror skins. Maybe leave them as one time packs for a few characters, like how Gargos is the only character with a platinum color/skin or how some of the Ultimate Toy characters have extra colors.
Do that, and then maybe refocus on adding skins that really change up how a character looks and as I mentioned before, adds to their story / background. I’d love to see a badass Sadira skin that’s a mix of muay boran fighter and what she might have dressed like in the camp she was in, prior to being recruited in to the Red Eyes of Rylai. I don’t know if I’d want to pay just to get her with gold plating. I’m sorry. I feel bad just typing that.
Please keep up the good work, it’s greatly appreciated, I swear!