Please send in the following letter to petition the astronomical price increase for Prestige units.
Please visit the link : https://support.starwarscommander.com/h ... 0000019126
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Request : Please lower the Crystal costs for the Prestige Level to be inline with that of levels 1 through 10, in direct correlation to the existing additional cooking time per unit.
The players sending this petition understand the needs of the developers to generate revenue to support and further develop a game that we love. However, when the Prestige Level was launched, the community was outraged to see the price increases for speeding up the construction time of buildings as well as the units themselves. Generally speaking, the units have increased in cost by more then 10 times for a nominal increase in firepower and time. One complete load-out of units can cost $5.13 to $9.42 (depending on if the crystals were purchased in bulk and on sale). The cost is approximately $0.45 - $0.82 for the same units at Level 10.
To put this in perspective; here is the maximum calculated cost to achieve UltraChrome on the most competitive planet (assuming all load-outs were prepared with crystals & no defensive wins) during the popular Rage Rancor Conflict. The cost would have been $487.34 to $895.01 (prestige units and air support) or a lower cost of $155.39 to $285.38 (without air support). By comparison using level 10 units would cost $42.75 - $77.90 (level 10 units and air support), the cost is reduced to $29.45 - $55.10 at level 10 without air support. Placing in UltraChrome in one event yields 32 data fragments out of a total 2,642 data fragments, therefore a player would need to achieve it nearly 83 times. This works out to a cost $40,449.22 to $74,285.83. Now consider how many units require data fragments to get completely maxed.
Obviously we prefer to use our Prestige units (due to slightly higher strength/health). A level 10 jump takes 210 sec. prestige takes 217 sec. that is about 3.33% more. The increase in time does not derive a value that is 10 times higher. The price increases we experienced as the cook time increased from levels 1 through 10, were fair and amicable to all parties. It should not be exponentially more at prestige level.
Due to these crazy prices, we have seen our friends and enemies quit the game. It’s deeply frustrating that our complaints fell upon deaf ears, with Disney & Zynga.
To bypass these crazy costs, many players have chosen to keep 1 Barracks and 1 Factory at Level 10, so they can crystal units at a lower cost. (Note : level 10 barracks/factory will only cook level 10 units despite a units research level.) Most of us have also kept some of our starship command units at level 10 for the same reason. We feel that changing the costs for us will net you more profit, as long as the crystal cost are linear with their currently existing additional cook times. The biggest area for lost revenue to return is prestige air. Many of us will simply wait for air to cook at prestige and absorb no cost. If the air had costs inline with level 10 & below, many would return to spending crystals for air support.
We kindly request that you lower the pricing of prestige level speed ups to match that of levels 1 through 10 with respect to the cook time. We are worried that failure to do so will result in more of our community leaving the game.
Screenshots of price increases on YouTube : https://youtu.be/XP1YBjfaV6A
Data Below :
Highest Crystal Cost : 500 Crystals for $4.99. USD per Crystal : 0.00998
Lowest Crystal Cost (Sale Pricing) : 18,400 Crystals for $99.99. USD per Crystal : 0.00543
Air Crystal Costs (Unit Capacity 33/33)
- 2 Tie Advance, 2 VT-49, 1 Tie Fighter, 1 Tie Bomber
Prestige : 643 Crystals, 193min
Level 10 : 53 Crystals, 158min
Prestige : 53 Crystals, 10min 20sec
Level 10 : 5 Crystals, 10min
- 18 Jumps
Prestige : 248 Crystals, 65min 6sec
Level 10 : 24 Crystals, 63min
Pricing for one complete load-out.
Total Crystal Cost Prestige : 944 / 301
- Price Range $5.13 - $9.42 (with air support)
- Price Range $1.63 - $3.00 (without air support)
Total Crystal Cost Level 10 : 82 / 58
- Price Range $0.45 - $0.82
- Price Range $0.31 - $0.58 (without air support)
Rage Rancor Conflict UltraChrome :
Hoth: 80,511 Gears - 95 attacks
Prestige : $487.34-$895.01
Prestige No Air : $155.39-$285.38
Level 10 : $42.75 - $77.90
Level 10 No Air : $29.45 - $55.10
Proud Member of Marauders-Delta and IngloriousRebels.