Marketplace: Meatbeast Returns This Weekend

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Cash

From EQ2′s Twitter today:

Specifically:

The Meatbeast will be available from 3:00 pm PDT on Friday, June 14 through 11:59 pm PDT on Sunday, June 16.

on June 3rd, this promotion was announced on EQ2′s Facebook:

Are you missing the Meatbeast? When we hit 2,000 subscribers on http://www.youtube.com/eq2videos, it will return to the Marketplace for a limited time! Subscribe now and check out lots of great EverQuest II videos! [Dexella]

Photo: Are you missing the Meatbeast? When we hit 2,000 subscribers on http://www.youtube.com/eq2videos, it will return to the Marketplace for a limited time! Subscribe now and check out lots of great EverQuest II videos! [Dexella]

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Comments (10)

  • Allarazze

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    They going to charge 50 dollars for it this time?

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  • Malade

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    Is this a mount, or warder, or what?

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    • Feldon

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      Is this a mount, or warder, or what?

      It’s the mount(s). The warder never went away.

      They going to charge 50 dollars for it this time?

      If they offer the pink one, then probably.

      Someone remind me to hit Reload on the Marketplace data on EQ2U at 3pm PDT. ;)

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  • Anaogi

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    Seriously, I’m going to smack whoever at SOE decided that a vague announcement of this kind would actually tell anyone anything of value…

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  • Kruzzen

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    lol, I was so underwhelmed on this the first time I never even noticed it. :)

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  • Lempo Of Everfrost

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    I sure did get a kick out of all of the sniveling on the forums over the price, it was good for a few laughs, especially the ones that referred to it as ‘gouging’.

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    • Feldon

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      I sure did get a kick out of all of the sniveling on the forums over the price, it was good for a few laughs, especially the ones that referred to it as ‘gouging’.

      And I’m always astonished at how you can’t see how shady it was when all this went down.

      • A Triple SC deal was done in the days leading up to the pre-announced Meatbeast event. Some people ran out and bought extra SC, but a lot of people had 2-3,000 SC in their accounts and figured that would be more than enough to buy the mount since every other mount had topped out at 2,000SC.
      • Then the pink Meatbeast appeared after the Triple SC window had closed and bam, it’s 5,000SC.
      • Now all those people who don’t feel a pink Meatbeast is worth 5,000SC are left with a sour taste, and 5,000 of a currency that frankly they’re a LOT less interested in spending now.

      Let’s make this an abstract example. Take a company announcing an upcoming minor revision to a popular widget. They have a 66% off sale on Gift Cards (analogous to SOE’s funny money). After the sale ends, they announce that the Widget will cost 2 1/2 times what all their other widgets cost. Unless you just went crazy buying Gift Cards on speculation, the price of that widget just went up 2 1/2 times.

      Sometimes you have Gaige-like insights into EQ2. Sometimes you miss it by a mile.

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  • Wanda Clamshucker

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    Oh, Lempo, never an opportunity lost. I have no idea why, even here, you persist in trolling the community.

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  • Lempo Of Everfrost

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    @Wanda – Just because you perceived it as a troll attempt does not make it so.

    @Feldon – While the points you listed are all true there was also nothing different about this than other items, the prices were not listed at the time they were announced. There were 2 models available one was pricey and one was within the range of every other mount.

    Seriously I remember the timeline quite well, I don’t find it shady at all, there would have had to have been an outright attempt to deceive for that, no one was deceived, or cheated out of anything.

    I think it was not a great move in a customer relations sense, and I think that as a collective whole they are a bunch of idiots if they didn’t see what happened coming, I mean that was easy to see. This was the free market at work, SJ and JS said “Wonder how many of these we can sell at 5000SC vs 2000SC?”, they scratched their heads, crunched the numbers and they felt the potential to be greater at 5000SC.

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    • Feldon

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      the prices were not listed at the time they were announced

      Because all mounts have been 2,000SC. Why would you need to announce the price when they’ve all been the same?

      I think it was not a great move in a customer relations sense, and I think that as a collective whole they are a bunch of idiots if they didn’t see what happened coming, I mean that was easy to see. This was the free market at work, SJ and JS said “Wonder how many of these we can sell at 5000SC vs 2000SC?”, they scratched their heads, crunched the numbers and they felt the potential to be greater at 5000SC.

      Again you’re confusing the experiment (increasing the price and selling a rare item to whales) with the execution (announcing a 150% price increase HOURS after a StationCash promotion ended).

      I never had a problem with the first. I don’t care if they offer $100 or $200 items for those willing to pay it.

      My problem with StationCash is the fluctuating price/value proposition. When I need it, I can’t buy it at a good price. When I can buy it at a good price, there’s nothing I need.

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  • Striinger

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    I’ve often wondered why they don’t have an auction option on the broker/marketplace with all the effort they’ve put into them over the past couple of years. If there was 1 pink meat beast per month per server, what would it sell for?
    I also like the idea of stuff that doesn’t sell getting cheaper until it just falls off the market/broker to reduce clutter.
    Those would make eq2 fall in line with some other mmo’s, though, so may not be worth effort for another me too feature.

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