Notice ARX and Frontier Points Conversion

Not everyone wants to wait forever to earn them in game, I have no problem for those that want to, but for those that were happy buying through the frontier store for the exact amount of purchase, this is basically Frontier saying they don't want my money.
You realise earned-Arx and bought-Arx can be used together, yes? :D
 
You don't go out much do you?
What's pure evil is tabbing me five euro for a drop of reasonable good Scotch in a bar.
Gulp,....gone, now that's evil.
We're talking nickel and dimes here compared to going out for one night.

But you are willing to pay that and you are getting exactly what you paid for. Here I'm willing to pay the cost of the item, not the cost of the item plus a bunch more for some digital currency I may or may not find a use for.
 
You realise earned-Arx and bought-Arx can be used together, yes? :D
That doesn't change the fact I have to buy 5000 of them at a time. Not sure what your getting at. If the item is, say, 500.. I have 250 earned, I have to buy 5000 for the 250 I need. (Note: This just is an example to get the point across, you wouldn't think I'd have to say that, but well... Here we are.)
 
That doesn't change the fact I have to buy 5000 of them at a time. Not sure what your getting at. If the item is, say, 500.. I have 250 earned, I have to buy 5000 for the 250 I need. (Note: This just is an example to get the point across, you wouldn't think I'd have to say that, but well... Here we are.)
You use words like "have to" and "need". We're talking about optional cosmetics here. If you don't want to buy "spare" Arx for the optional cosmetics you'd like, then wait until you've earned enough Arx playing the game so that a chosen Arx pack brings you to the required Arx amount - easy (y)
 
But you are willing to pay that and you are getting exactly what you paid for. Here I'm willing to pay the cost of the item, not the cost of the item plus a bunch more for some digital currency I may or may not find a use for.

The willing part is crucial here.
Are you willing to buy some arx and spend part of them now and use the left-overs for another time or not?
I am, you're obviously not, there's nothing evil in it.
When I buy a bus pass for my son I lay dow 115 euros for a month, he might use it every day or not, when not then I over-payed, which is mostly the case, still I am willing to pay it because it's convenient.

Either you think the item is worth the cost or not, nothing evil in there, it's your choice, no one's forcing you.
 
I wonder how long after the Update goes live on Wednesday until we see the first complaint thread titled "My Arx balance isn't zero, everytime I play it increases, no matter what I buy... my OCD is sending me crazy!"

Or "my friend earned a lot more arx then I did, see fdev hates me"

We're talking nickel and dimes here, I don't see the problem.
My daughter just broke her I-Phone, you know how many arx that's gonna cost me?
Sheesh....
 
You use words like "have to" and "need". We're talking about optional cosmetics here. If you don't want to buy "spare" Arx for the optional cosmetics you'd like, then wait until you've earned enough Arx playing the game so that a chosen Arx pack brings you to the required Arx amount - easy (y)

Yes, optional. And as I told you earlier, I am discussing the option to buy, which I have now with the frontier store and have used and will not when Arx is here. That happens to be what my original post said. Strangely enough.
 
Yes, optional. And as I told you earlier, I am discussing the option to buy, which I have now with the frontier store and have used and will not when Arx is here. That happens to be what my original post said. Strangely enough.

So you won't buy anything from the store anymore only because you might get stuck with a couple left over arx points? Left overs you can use with your next purchase btw.

Okay.....
 
That doesn't change the fact I have to buy 5000 of them at a time. Not sure what your getting at. If the item is, say, 500.. I have 250 earned, I have to buy 5000 for the 250 I need. (Note: This just is an example to get the point across, you wouldn't think I'd have to say that, but well... Here we are.)
At the moment you cannot spend less than £3 in the store. If you want one paint-job, you need to buy six, five of which you will never use. That's a huge waste of money.

After next Wednesday, you will be able to buy eight of your favourite paint-jobs, no matter which set each one is in, no matter which ship each one is for, pay a penny less than £3, and still have £0.03 (40 Arx) left over. Half an hour of gaming later you can buy a decal. No waste whatsoever.

There is a reason you can't spend less than £3. Every tiny purchase has charges and currency conversion fees and the possibility of charge-backs. It simply isn't feasible for a company to do it. They don't now and they won't after Wednesday. Apart from that, the prices are perfectly reasonable, usually lower than at present and often lower than at present even if you ignore the Arx that you over-purchase.
 
At the moment you cannot spend less than £3 in the store. If you want one paint-job, you need to buy six, five of which you will never use. That's a huge waste of money.

This is just incorrect. I have 2 of those large packs and I've used ever skin in them. You do realize you aren't limited to one of each ship type in the game, right?
 
You can also change skins at any time so if you just want to change things up, you can switch to another, a far cry from "will never use"
 
You can also change skins at any time so if you just want to change things up, you can switch to another, a far cry from "will never use"
But now you can have eight instead of six, and you're not limited to picking them from a single pack.
Or buy SRV/fighter skins. You get ten instead of six and have enough left over to buy eight decals for them.

Edit: Or buy four SRV/fighter skins, five ship skins and a decal and have 10 Arx left over. (That's half a penny.)
 
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You can also change skins at any time so if you just want to change things up, you can switch to another, a far cry from "will never use"

I've bought numerous tactical paint packs only for the graphite one, from now on I'm able to only buy that specific paint, sounds pretty good to me.

I've got plenty of things to nag about regarding ED and Fdev, how they run their cosmetics store isn't one of them, not now and not with the new system.
Their prices are reasonable compared to other games and fully optional, you don't need any of it in order to be able to play the game in a better way.

If you think the pricing is unfair after next week then the store items just aren't worth your money simple, it's your choice.
I'll gladly buy the graphite paints for my ships that don't have them yet without having to buy the whole pack again.
And if there are some left over arx points then so be it, undoubtedly there will come something else I'll be interested in.
 
But now you can have eight instead of six, and you're not limited to picking them from a single pack.
Or buy SRV/fighter skins. You get ten instead of six and have enough left over to buy eight decals for them.

Edit: Or buy four SRV/fighter skins, five ship skins and a decal and have 10 Arx left over. (That's half a penny.)

But what if I only want one? I have to pay for eight?
 
But what if I only want one? I have to pay for eight?
Right now, today, you pay a penny more than you will pay next Wednesday, and only get six. You can't buy one now.
Next Wednesday, you will be able to buy one and either save up your Arx for your next purchase, or buy some more. For less than you would pay now for any single transaction.
 
I've bought numerous tactical paint packs only for the graphite one, from now on I'm able to only buy that specific paint, sounds pretty good to me.

I've got plenty of things to nag about regarding ED and Fdev, how they run their cosmetics store isn't one of them, not now and not with the new system.
Their prices are reasonable compared to other games and fully optional, you don't need any of it in order to be able to play the game in a better way.

If you think the pricing is unfair after next week then the store items just aren't worth your money simple, it's your choice.
I'll gladly buy the graphite paints for my ships that don't have them yet without having to buy the whole pack again.
And if there are some left over arx points then so be it, undoubtedly there will come something else I'll be interested in.

And that's fine for you. But as I said in my original post (which was grossly mischaracterized leading to this ridiculously long conversation) I will not be buying any of them.

For the record, my original post never said no one else would.
 
Right now, today, you pay a penny more than you will pay next Wednesday, and only get six. You can't buy one now.
Next Wednesday, you will be able to buy one and either save up your Arx for your next purchase, or buy some more. For less than you would pay now for any single transaction.

Assuming it's available now. If the one I want doesn't come out till next week, well frontier could have made money, but won't.
 
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