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I'd rather put it in my real car or a better game, but meh.
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Some idiot will buy it blah blah blah not worth it blah blah blah $1.
Cool story, bro!
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i don't understand.
Everyone assumes you're an idiot for buying this....yet gamers now accept that it is a perfectly viable business model to pay monthly for MMO's and yet...exactly what the hell is the difference?

For grindy games that require lots of time to get upgrades and levels, you are right and IMO it does not make much sense to play those games. It's not a good idea to buy virtual items either.

For my favorite MMO, Planetside, pay2play is the better model because it levels the playing field. Pay one low subscription fee and get all the content (at level one you have the same guns and life total as max level characters), rather than having to shell out hundreds of dollars and/or hours a month to use the same gear as the top ranked PvP'ers. This is why I am sad that Planetside 2 will be f2p - the temptation to create a pay2win item shop is irresistible and inevitable in f2p games, which is why I don't play f2p games.
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Oh lol come how can you not see this as anything but a marketing stunt. Get real it probably cost them a dollar to create this.

Just how smart are you? (I used smart not dumb, I know.) It took them close to $100 to make it I'm sure if they pay the modelers by the hour. Also if someone wants it, they'll get it. Seriously.
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Not sure what the problem is here...I played NFS: World for a little over half a year, grinding my way to a bunch of cars and spent maybe $30~ in total over that timespan in Boost for parts and extra XP and whatnot....the game isn't the best, but surprisingly, it looks pretty decent graphically, the community is very active and for a F2P game, there isn't a whole lot of bad that can be said about it....I had a ton of fun with the game and it has a classic NFS feel to it (and it was free). I saved up for a Nissan GT-R and managed enough money/Boost to to max out the performance and enjoyed not only racing but just driving around and doing chases all day and whatnot (the World is HUGE in this game - they combined almost all of the previous maps from other NFS games and incorporated new ones as well).

Bottom line is, if people are going to justify shelling out $60-100 for an in-game item in a free-to-play game, then so be it. It doesn't make them idiots if they can afford it or justify purchasing it for whatever reason (collectible car, etc.) and to be honest, more power to EA if they can convince people to invest this amount of money on something like this. Let's be realistic; if you could create a F2P game and sell an item for this amount of money a pop, you'd not only be rich, but you'd look like a genius. I don't see this as being any different than other MMOs like WoW, where trading certain items and whatnot can exceed ludicrous amounts for nothing more than mere collector's value /e-peen purposes. If people get some enjoyment out of it, then who are we to presume anything about them otherwise?

Also, to one of the comments above....it's about $64~ it looks like to buy the car in-game (based on the Boost price on the website), and for that much money....that's a month and a half of REAL auto-insurance for me, lol...
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Who cares? If you don't like it, don't buy it.

Exactly. I understand why so many view this offer with contempt but that is the beauty of the free market. Anyone can offer any legal product they want for any price they want and consumers can buy or leave that product if they want. Works great, most of the time at least.
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Oh lol come how can you not see this as anything but a marketing stunt. Get real it probably cost them a dollar to create this.

? They're not forcing anyone to buy it. Sure, you'd have to be an idiot to get it, but some people are idiots. Let them be. There's nothing wrong with offering a product that you don't expect anyone to want.
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Breaking news!_!_!_!_!_!_!

Skyrim offers a $105 horse for it's new DLC!
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Breaking news!_!_!_!_!_!_!
Skyrim offers a $105 horse for it's new DLC!

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Spending $100 on a F2P game for a car re-skin...thinking.gif Seems reasonable enough!thumb.gif
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Marketing scheme. 4k hits in a couple hours and we've all proved it to be succeeding.
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