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#1 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: Yes. Launch "window."*

*Pricing TBD

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#3 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

God damnit, no! I was just getting ready to go to sleep....

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#4 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

@SirPsychoSexy: It'll all be archived on the twitch channel.

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#5 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam: I am saving the announcement for launch, so no fucker steals my glorious name. :)

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#6 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

@TheHT: Oh god damnit :(

Ok, fixed in the post, can't fix the title =/

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#7 Edited by Dourin (280 posts) -

Hey all, just a quick heads up for anyone who either didn't catch it in the podcast or just needs a reminder. Lincolncast will be doing a live version of our podcast this week in celebration of the BWE#3 this coming Friday, the 20th, beginning at 9pm EST. Format will be similar to our last live event, with myself acting as cameraman, and

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#8 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

I will be sticking with plain ol' Dourin for this BWE. Though I do have some fun names for live characters that I do not wish to disclose at this time.

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#9 Edited by Dourin (280 posts) -

@ZoomyRamen: You're mostly right, but on digital purchases such as this, at least in the majority of the US, we don't pay taxes. That's the point I was getting at. So the price you see in $ is the price we pay, period. Where as in EU, the price you see in € is the price you pay, but that includes VAT, which accounts for at least some of the premium you guys are seeing in pricing compared to the US.

Edit: And I just verified this by going to the final stage of purchasing gems, and it indeed charges $0.00 in tax on the purchase.

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#10 Posted by Dourin (280 posts) -

@Hunkulese: The problem with that is that then you are still generalizing to an extent. By your rule, people in California should have to pay more for games than I do in the midwest, because the standard of living is higher there, therefore market prices are higher. I want my $30 games for living in cow country!

But yeah, as a couple of people have pointed out here, I believe those EU prices are including their respective VAT, where as here in the US, in most cases, there are no taxes on digital online purchases. So EU may be getting screwed, but it's by pennies, not euros, and by their government, not Anet. There's no reason Anet should take a hit on gem profits because your country wants to charge a tax.