Conquer online / Non buyers - Buyers inbalance
Several years back Conquer Online (online role playing game) was a free game for all people to play, eventually TQ digital bought the game rights and began changing the game for there own benefit (firstly yes they are entitled to making money from the game, but it is there approach which has stirred alot of commotion within the community).
in Conquer Online a dragonball is a rare item which allows the discoverer the ability to upgrade the quality of there items, a gem is a rare item which allows the discoverer to combine the gem to an equipment which has a slot, this gem offers a bonus to the item it is socketed in. TQ digital cashed in on these by setting up a dragonball purchase scheme, the purchases are as follow, TQ point card A (5 dragonballs) $7.99 TQ point card B(10 dragonballs) $14.99 and a bulk pack which is 25 times TQ point card B $340. The game was the adjusted as follows, all dragonball drop rates decreased, all gem discovery decreased, introduction of a shopping mall (allows the player with conquer points (dragonballs are converted into conquer points (215 cps per dragonball), the shopping mall sells all rare items for rediculus prices)
TQ digital then brought out even more patches for the game such as lottery, if a person has CP's they can enter a lotto for a chance of finding something rare, but the chances of finding something good is slim. The game takes turns especially with each patch is a new feature for the customer (i.e. people who buy), next there is the VIP system which was released this week which allows people who pay to access there warehouses from a variety of locations, it also allows the payer to repair and upgrade equipment without having to be in a city, this is to get to VIP lvl 1 which allows u to access your warehouse just outside first city (If you credit TQ Point Cards >=150 USD from Jan. 1st, 2008, then you are eligible to the VIP service.), the prices then double for each VIP lvl until lvl 3 where you then have to make a commitment of paying a consistant number of purchases to MAINTAIN your vip lvl. for the new years TQ digital released a patch they called the new years shopping rush. it offered packages of rare items for absolutely rediculus prices and the offers only lasted for two days, this is the link http://co.91.com/guide/guides/valuepacks.shtml, bare in mind 1 dragonball can be converted into 215 cps, the most expensive "value pack" was over 7000cp's well over anyones budgets.
these new patch releases are for what the Conquer community refers to as the bulkers of Conquer online, the people who have accessive amounts of money, to further illustrate this, a person who spends 5 years playing this game, can be surpassed within a week both in item quality and strength. further more players reporting complaints such as hacking have been ignored (players who have not been paying). The game is considered a free game, but TQ not only insists on purchases to the extent that every 5 minutes a message appears on screen ( http://us.91.com is the only website which is authorized to sell dragonballs) so with continious patch releases for buyers and these messages and the overwhelming advantage a buyer has, it is impossible to avoid that TQ digital do not want non buyers on there servers. This game has seen more hatred by its players than in any game i have ever played (i have played alot of games and nothing even comes close)