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skepticck
04-30-2013, 02:19 PM
The RM Nomad vehicle is now on sale in the cash shop for 960 or 640 bits depending of the color.

If it already was and i just didn't notice ignore this thread.

Cutlass Jack
04-30-2013, 02:19 PM
First I've heard of it and I thought I checked the vehicle section of the shop today. Guess not close enough. Good catch!

skepticck
04-30-2013, 02:51 PM
so i guess they probably added it during the time the server was down.
also it looks like they added two headgear and one outfit.

jnt
04-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Anything besides recolors yet? and is the Nomad the Steam pre-order jeep?

skepticck
04-30-2013, 03:07 PM
Anything besides recolors yet? and is the Nomad the Steam pre-order jeep?

the E-Rep outfit is a "camo" recolor of the Corporate Operative as for the Nomad i don't have the Steam one so i 'm not sure but from what i've seen it does look similar.
see for yourself:

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8519/screenshot1542219.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/screenshot1542219.jpg/)

Valethar
04-30-2013, 03:11 PM
LOL Not at that price. $12 is ridiculously overpriced. If creating new characters were actually anywhere near useful, it might be justified, but at present it's not worth anything close to that.

jnt
04-30-2013, 03:14 PM
LOL Not at that price. $12 is ridiculously overpriced. If creating new characters were actually anywhere near useful, it might be justified, but at present it's not worth anything close to that.

960 bits is $12? $12 for a jeep? Whoa. It's like Trion has people maintaining the cash shop who don't play the game or talk to other human beings involved in the game :P

Epshiluss
04-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Since this is not DLC. Is this 1 of those things that can be got in the game early or is it unique to the store?. I heard that most if not every thing is the store is stuff that can be gained in the game.

Masasume
04-30-2013, 03:17 PM
Well $12 dollars is nothing if you were an old World of Warcraft player. Sparkle Pony anybody?

http://us.blizzard.com/store/browse.xml?f=c:5,c:33

jnt
04-30-2013, 03:18 PM
Since this is not DLC. Is this 1 of those things that can be got in the game early or is it unique to the store?. I heard that most if not every thing is the store is stuff that can be gained in the game.

It's a repainted version of a vehicle which anyone who bought the game on Steam prior to 4/1/2013 received.

For free.

skepticck
04-30-2013, 03:21 PM
Agree, way too expensive, even if it does look cool.
The pink one is 640 bits but my badass Leon probably wouldn't look as badass in a pink vehicle :D

El Horse
04-30-2013, 03:22 PM
It's odd, because there is a Pink Camo version also in the cash store for 640 bits. Doesn't make sense. Either way, it's too expensive for me to consider it.

Also, as this vehicle was in the beta, it seems like a part of the game that was held back to sell for cash at a later date. Call me sceptical if you want! :p

jnt
04-30-2013, 03:23 PM
It's odd, because there is a Pink Camo version also in the cash store for 640 bits. Doesn't make sense. Either way, it's too expensive for me to consider it.

Also, as this vehicle was in the beta, it seems like a part of the game that was held back to sell for cash at a later date. Call me sceptical if you want! :p

Maybe if the Black one came with 10 random assassin, cannoner, etc mods it might be worth it :D

Ryan
04-30-2013, 03:27 PM
This is the first time I've seen this vehicle. I didn't participate in the beta, but It looks cool and I hope it becomes one of the rare vehicles that gets sold at vendors.

El Horse
04-30-2013, 03:30 PM
Maybe if the Black one came with 10 random assassin, cannoner, etc mods it might be worth it :D

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/264/241/9e9.gif

Valethar
04-30-2013, 03:34 PM
960 bits is $12? $12 for a jeep? Whoa. It's like Trion has people maintaining the cash shop who don't play the game or talk to other human beings involved in the game :P

960 bits is $12 if you use the cheap 400 for $5 pricing, or the $15 retail card, yes. That works out to 100 Bits for $1.25. 960 Bits x 1.25 = $12.00 for that thing.

If you buy bits in bigger packages, it drops some, as you can see here.

Retail (http://home.comcast.net/%7Evalethar/images/defiance/bits_retail.jpg)

$15 - 1200 bits & lockbox ($1.25/100 bits) (960 = $12.00)
$25 - 2100 bits & lockbox ($1.19/100 bits) (960 = $11.42)

Trion website (http://home.comcast.net/%7Evalethar/images/defiance/bits_website.jpg)

$5 - 400 bits ($1.25/100 bits) (960 = $12.00)
$20 - 1800 bits ($1.11/100 bits) (960 = $10.66)
$50 - 5200 bits ($0.96/100 bits) (960 = $9.22)

The cheapest you can get it would be by buying the $50 Bit package, which would drop the cost of the Nomad to $9.22, which is still pricey given the limited (or lack of) functionality in creating new characters.

You're paying Filet Mignon prices for hamburger in the bit store at present. Why pay premium prices for recolored gear? Better to wait for good sales that drop the prices to a more reasonable level.

Harnace
04-30-2013, 03:37 PM
960 bits is a bit too much.. 500 bits would be a fair price since the first bit pack(6EUR one) is 500.

jnt
04-30-2013, 03:41 PM
960 bits is a bit too much.. 500 bits would be a fair price since the first bit pack(6EUR one) is 500.

Obviously you don't spend much time in the Xbox marketplace. It's bad business to let people buy exactly as many points as they need to buy single items.

DarkShadowMark
04-30-2013, 03:42 PM
They BETTER bring in a normal way to get a Nomad. I actually miss the Nomad from the beta. I mean, sure, the duni is worlds better..BUT STILL.

duction
04-30-2013, 03:46 PM
lol they wont be doing that if its costing 800+ ms points to buy :p

Valethar
04-30-2013, 03:49 PM
Obviously you don't spend much time in the Xbox marketplace. It's bad business to let people buy exactly as many points as they need to buy single items.

Really? Seems to have worked out rather well for Blizzard. They actually tell you up front how much it's going to cost you, instead of using smoke and mirrors by making you buy 'points' that obscure the actual cost for most people, because they simply don't think to do the math themselves.

Nmalthus
04-30-2013, 03:53 PM
Really? Seems to have worked out rather well for Blizzard. They actually tell you up front how much it's going to cost you, instead of using smoke and mirrors by making you buy 'points' that obscure the actual cost for most people, because they simply don't think to do the math themselves.

Blizzard is actually donating the money from those cash bought mounts to charity which is the only reason they offer them.

Elgand
04-30-2013, 03:53 PM
960 bits is $12 if you use the cheap 400 for $5 pricing, or the $15 retail card, yes. That works out to 100 Bits for $1.25. 960 Bits x 1.25 = $12.00 for that thing.

If you buy bits in bigger packages, it drops some, as you can see here.

Retail (http://home.comcast.net/%7Evalethar/images/defiance/bits_retail.jpg)

$15 - 1200 bits & lockbox ($1.25/100 bits) (960 = $12.00)
$25 - 2100 bits & lockbox ($1.19/100 bits) (960 = $11.42)

Trion website (http://home.comcast.net/%7Evalethar/images/defiance/bits_website.jpg)

$5 - 400 bits ($1.25/100 bits) (960 = $12.00)
$20 - 1800 bits ($1.11/100 bits) (960 = $10.66)
$50 - 5200 bits ($0.96/100 bits) (960 = $9.22)

The cheapest you can get it would be by buying the $50 Bit package, which would drop the cost of the Nomad to $9.22, which is still pricey given the limited (or lack of) functionality in creating new characters.

You're paying Filet Mignon prices for hamburger in the bit store at present. Why pay premium prices for recolored gear? Better to wait for good sales that drop the prices to a more reasonable level.

This really is a matter of opinion, but their prices are far better than WoW's prices. Industry tends to set the standard, and Trion is quite a lot cheaper than the industry (In regards to the mount). It works for each of your characters, and there isn't an achievement/pursuit that gives you a benefit for having more mounts. This means it is far more optional than WoW's mounts.

Hell, as a pet collector in WoW their addition of a $10 pet nearly every other month is one reason I quit the game entirely.

Elgand
04-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Blizzard is actually donating the money from those cash bought mounts to charity which is the only reason they offer them.

Blizzard HAS, as in past tense, donated money from their cash shop. Many if not all of the items on the cash shop right now do not result in a donation to a charity.

cusman
04-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Is it any better than the Dodge Challenger or other vehicles in the game? If they wanted $2 for it... I might be willing but their price is stupid.

RequiemPrime
04-30-2013, 04:07 PM
I just saw someone roll into an Arkfall with the Black and Grey one. I don't begrudge people doing whatever they want to with their money, but damn they could've at least waited to see if there was a sale.

Now...if this any indication my poor wallet is gonna cringe if they bring in the Lawkeeper Charger..................

jnt
04-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Really? Seems to have worked out rather well for Blizzard. They actually tell you up front how much it's going to cost you, instead of using smoke and mirrors by making you buy 'points' that obscure the actual cost for most people, because they simply don't think to do the math themselves.

Doesn't Blizzard just use cash?

Trion's use of bits to buy things out of game (with no damage to immersion) seems to suggest they're looking at MS/Sony :P

Verios44
04-30-2013, 04:11 PM
Soo, since nomad is on cash shop, are different colors available in game? Via vendors? (PS3)

Sanae
04-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Is it any better than the Dodge Challenger or other vehicles in the game? If they wanted $2 for it... I might be willing but their price is stupid.

Define "better"?

The Nomad that came with Steam pre-order is notably slower then Dodge, so if it is speed you want, then you will probably be disappointed. However, many people agree that Nomad *does* look good. (I can't say I like the black camo appearance much, though, I much prefer my light blue one.)

Note: I haven't actually bough any of these Nomads, so I am not sure if they have better stats then the one that came with Steam pre-order.

El Horse
04-30-2013, 04:18 PM
Soo, since nomad is on cash shop, are different colors available in game? Via vendors? (PS3)

Just done a quick tour of the vendors on Xbox and didn't see any. Maybe via specials but no way to know.

Defy
04-30-2013, 04:29 PM
thanks for the heads up :)

Valethar
04-30-2013, 04:30 PM
Blizzard is actually donating the money from those cash bought mounts to charity which is the only reason they offer them.

Not on everything they sell, just specific things.

carpesangrea
04-30-2013, 11:43 PM
Soo, since nomad is on cash shop, are different colors available in game? Via vendors? (PS3)

This is a damn good question, considering they always said initially that everything in the shop would be obtainable in the game, in one form or another.

Since we now have a truck in-store, and the corporate operative armor model which doesn't seem to have a companion piece available in the actual game, have they thrown this out the window?

OGkush
05-01-2013, 12:11 AM
Id buy the trucks if they were only like $5 each and the outfits aswell if they were a little cheaper

RIPPER
05-01-2013, 12:32 PM
The cost for the nomads is to damn high

jnt
05-01-2013, 12:33 PM
The cost for the nomads is to damn high

There are scattered reports of it being on an in game vendor for 500.

Clarkeh
05-01-2013, 12:35 PM
Well $12 dollars is nothing if you were an old World of Warcraft player. Sparkle Pony anybody?

http://us.blizzard.com/store/browse.xml?f=c:5,c:33

I actually bought that celestial steed, im sure it wasn't that expensive back then though surely!? :O

Archangel
05-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Just bought it and loving it. No idea if they unlocked other Trucks in the vendor shops. But not im trucking it (^-^)b

Got your rig ready?

squidgod2000
05-01-2013, 12:40 PM
960 bits is $12? $12 for a jeep? Whoa. It's like Trion has people maintaining the cash shop who don't play the game or talk to other human beings involved in the game :P

It's not $12, it's 960 bits.

(This is one of the psychological tricks companies use to separate you from your money, just like how you can't buy exactly the number of bits you need for the item you want--you have to buy their 100/500/1000/whatever packages where some currency often goes unspent.)

squidgod2000
05-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Well $12 dollars is nothing if you were an old World of Warcraft player. Sparkle Pony anybody?

http://us.blizzard.com/store/browse.xml?f=c:5,c:33

Got nuthin' on Monoclegate (https://www.google.com/search?q=monoclegate).

Zugo
05-01-2013, 12:54 PM
I actually bought that celestial steed, im sure it wasn't that expensive back then though surely!? :O

If memory serves me right it was 14.99? Yeah I had one, I'll probably buy this truck here too just because I collect stuff.

Clarkeh
05-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Well i can tell you the RM Nomad from the steam pre-order handles like a bus, alright acceleration but nothing amazing about it.

Shada Mori
05-01-2013, 01:23 PM
They BETTER bring in a normal way to get a Nomad. I actually miss the Nomad from the beta. I mean, sure, the duni is worlds better..BUT STILL.

Better is subjective. Its faster (the Duni).. but even in beta the Nomad just 'felt' better to drive. It drifts and jumps really well and the sound it makes is awesome. I also swear it handles hills better than the other two rollers. It all comes down to preference though.. I look at it much in the same vein as real life.. some people prefer to drive sports cars, others swear by pickups and SUVs. I bought the pink camo one... its a pink camo trophy truck.. I mean COME ON...

ibohr
05-01-2013, 01:50 PM
still have 5600 bits, so i'll buy it.

gimme more cash shop stuff!!

Baerrwin
05-01-2013, 03:13 PM
Better is subjective. Its faster (the Duni).. but even in beta the Nomad just 'felt' better to drive. It drifts and jumps really well and the sound it makes is awesome. I also swear it handles hills better than the other two rollers. It all comes down to preference though.. I look at it much in the same vein as real life.. some people prefer to drive sports cars, others swear by pickups and SUVs. I bought the pink camo one... its a pink camo trophy truck.. I mean COME ON...

I bought the Pink Camo one too. It kind of looks more purple IG. Though given that they have been having issues with vehicle color shifts it may be a bug. Love that the Pink one was cheaper than the plain looking black one :D

It's really funny that guys have this revulsion to pink. In the 30's and earlier Pink was the guy's color and Blue was considered feminine.

sowot
05-01-2013, 03:38 PM
It's a repainted version of a vehicle which anyone who bought the game on Steam prior to 4/1/2013 received.

For free.

well not for free we had to buy the game ,..

RegularX
05-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Ah OK, because I saw my first one this morning and kinda thought ... wtf was that.

I'm honestly addicted to the Hannibal just for the ability to do mad jumps (insert Napoleon Dynamite joke here).

sowot
05-01-2013, 03:42 PM
i wish it was,..it turns like a 737,.. engine sounds like a v6 but a little uphill and it goes backwards , not worth buying

Shawnchapp
05-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Great now everyone is going to be driving my truck :( and here i felt special being like one of the only one to drive it around... (still want my pink one from beta though Lol)

jnt
05-01-2013, 04:07 PM
well not for free we had to buy the game ,..

Ok, I'll pretend that line of argument isn't absurd or anything.

If you don't buy into the game, I have a hard time believing a jeep made out of pixels means anything to you in the first place.

jnt
05-01-2013, 04:08 PM
i wish it was,..it turns like a 737,.. engine sounds like a v6 but a little uphill and it goes backwards , not worth buying

It's not even 4 wheel drive if I remember right from when I used it during opening weekend.

RegularX
05-01-2013, 04:11 PM
i wish it was,..it turns like a 737,.. engine sounds like a v6 but a little uphill and it goes backwards , not worth buying

Yeah, but apparently it is crazy good for smashing hellbugs at Arkfalls .... *cough cough*

Shawnchapp
05-01-2013, 05:22 PM
don't know what you all are talking about the handling is great and the off roading is awesome i can climb mountains without any problems...

jdolden
05-01-2013, 08:03 PM
To the people complaining about the price.. Don't buy it? Problem solved.