Skin Packs Coming to KI Starting Dec. 6th


#181

If it makes you feel any better you can say they’re buy 2 for $2 each and get the 3rd for 1/2 off. :wink:


#182

to be fair tho, they did say that the skins are “beginning”, to be released on December 6th. I fell victim to that pitfall as well. rukarri says he’s chooses is wording very carefully and purposefully, but still uses phrases like “it’s our ULTIMATE goal to give you what you crave most”.


#183

Well I don’t understand this anymore…

Some people say it is already at store, but I just looked there and didn’t find the gold packs on sale.
Those people who said that play on Xbox, I play on PC.
At the same time, those who saw it there told it costs 10 BRL, while I paid 16 BRL when the patch 3.5 came out (that famous “bug” with the store).

Could the IG team explain what is actually happening, please?

To be honest, if they confirm they lowered the price in the brazilian store, I would be happy despite already have bought it for a higher price because it was too high (way higher than the rest of the world) and the next skins will be cheaper as well.

@edit

I just looked there again and the pack is there, with the same price it was before.


#184

If I get them at all, it’ll be when they’re on sale… :credit_card:


#185

Yeeeah, I hate to sound stingy but $5 for 3 skins is a bit much for me. If it was full costumes or original content I’d pay in a heartbeat for “skins” that are actually just colors… Nah, I’ll wait and see what happens next. I really do want to support the game but a buck a pop sounds a lot better to me, especially after dropping hundreds on this game already.


#186

I don’t mind the price of the new skins but what i’m really disappointed about it he fact that there doesn’t appear to be a option to buy them with Ki gold, their own, KI’s own, in game currency.

This to me devalues Ki gold completely and makes it not worth buying, if some items that can already be earned in game can be bought with the gold and others that can’t be earned in game can’t…Why would anyone bother buying it. It doesn’t make sense to me.

Also I haven’t spent any KI gold purposely, waiting for such an occasion as now, so that If i can’t earn what I want in game I can use the KI gold for it. Only to find that I was hoarding it for no reason. So i’m left sitting on 19k KI gold that has supposed to have a value as you can buy it with real money that actually has absolutely no value to me. Sigh.

I rarely get disappointed with KI or the devs choices although I don’t agree with some of them, because I know tough decisions need to be made, but this leaves me a little saddened to be honest.

If i’m wrong about not being able to purchase the skins with ki gold can someone tell me how to, as I can’t find an option.


#187

I haven’t checked but that would be a shocker…


#188

ya know I was kinda burnt by these practices too, but then it dawned on me. these “skin” recolors are crap. what they should have done was make these gold skins to the top 100 leaderboard list and make them free for being in the top 100. I just wish we could separate the desperate cash grabs and fundraising for the game. make content for playing the 3 year old game free and kickstart any future projects.

I mean lets do the math 5,000 bucks to IG/ms per 1000 downloads. MS takes their cut and IG is left with 4,000 k?

hah! good luck doing sh!-/- with those estimated numbers. This my friends IS DOA.


#189

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. :cry:

Please keep up the good work, it’s greatly appreciated, I swear!


#190

I agree with the KI Gold part. I was sitting on all this KI gold with nothing to spend it on. I’m not going to waste it on card packs or consumable items.

It’s really baffling why they introduce a currency, even give away some as an incentive for purchasing, then don’t let you use it when there’s finally content out that we were hoping to use it on.

Even without that option, the pricing on these skins makes them a horrible value. I’d happily pay a reasonable price for them. I’ve been anxiously awaiting more content to buy, but this is not it, not at this price. I just can’t bring myself to it. Just for reference, I bought every DLC outfit pack in SF4, MKX, and Injustice, and even on multiple systems. Those were priced sensibly. Do that, and you got my money, easily. It really bums me out I’m going to have to pass on these. I like buying cosmetic content for characters. I think when the ideal potential customer for these skins like myself says, “Terrible value, thanks but no thanks”, something is off. I hope they re-think how they’re handling these.


#191

$4.99… Nope. 3 in each pack… 26 characters… So this will be like 40 bucks if everyone gets a gold skin and you want them all. NOPE!


#192

Gargos boss moveset community fund

Random idiot:Lets give a clap for evos failure

Me:uhh no moveset sorry


#193

Minus gargos :expressionless:


#194

just going to leave this here…interesting theory on why these packs cost so much


#195

if they just make OMEN skins for the game casting of KI…:credit_card::credit_card::credit_card:


#196

I don’t know if it’s a theory as far as why things cost so much specifically, as many companies have been doing this since the $10 horse in Morrowind (and probably before). I want to say that MKX had a very similar number for three skins. Of course, the difference was that those were completely different looks for the characters and also came with a playablecharacter.

Oh. Hmm… Yeah, that’s a tad different lol. So yeah, in the overall trend, I suppose it’s safe to say that sometimes you pay a little and sometimes you get gouged. $5 doesn’t seem like a lot to me. It’s not $10 for a horse. But obviously that shouldn’t be the bar regardless. Plus, over time, over several packs, that $5 number’s going to balloon significantly.

However, I see where you’re going in pointing out the trend with MS and I agree that it’s troubling, even if it’s not really outside the boundaries of the industry trend (IMO). The more they monetize this game, whether it be paying for XP boosts (instead of just putting the XP at a level that’s a little less grindy), paying to unlock content you could grind for (like skins, which are currently at a substantial level for grinding) or now just straight up charging money for content that avoids the in-game currency (albeit content that fans sort of asked for), the more I worry that another shoe might drop.

By that, I mean that I start to worry that money will start making its way in to other aspects of the game, like “we’ll give you a 3rd shadow slot… For $3.” Or an option to watch commercials for Shadow Points or “here’s Season 4” and it has less content, but then all of a sudden there’s a ton of pay content on the back end just ready to go.

Now, I’m sure that any dev or MS rep could come in here and tell me definitively that this type of stuff would NEVER happen with this game, but the fact of the matter is that the ball is rolling. Paying for bonus content is one thing. I have no problem with that and I hope we get more, especially if it’s stuff that drastically changes the characters looks in cool ways like what I mentioned above, but paying that much for gold plated characters? I’ll probably buy those packs because I want to support the game, even if buying them doesn’t make me feel great about my purchase.

But paying to bypass grinding? Now we’re talking about some moral gray area. You then combine the two and it starts to look like a trend, and who can say where that trend will lead? As a consumer, it worries me a little.

I hate being that cynical. I really do, because I’ve really enjoyed this game for three years and I’d like to enjoy it for another three years or more. I just start to get discouraged a bit when I see pay options seemingly sprouting up everywhere.

I get what you’re saying here as far as the trend with MS here, and I’m not saying that everyone else doing it makes it okay by any means, but you seem to singling out MS as an “evil corporation” when there are plenty of other entities, big and small, doing this in a vast majority of games now.

If they need to do this to help keep the game going, I suppose that’s one thing. We’ll probably never know that either. But if not, I really hope that the future is filled with content that we’re happy to fork over our money for and that it’s reasonably priced. I’m also hoping that they’ll keep the sort of “gray area” monetizing to a minimum, as I really want to keep enjoying this game without feeling guilty for spending or like I’m being gouged. :slight_smile:


#197

40 dollar definitive if you want him!


#198

If some of the 5 dollars was going to something like say… the missing stages… I’d be more okay with this.


#199

I think you are trying to cover it up and divert the hype so when it does go down it will be epic! :slight_smile: Nice try!


#200

If i compare my faults with everyone else it really dosent make me seem all that bad of a person and thats probably true. but as a result I wouldnt feel as inclined to make myself a better person either (comparitively). im just providing opinion I think is relevant, thats all