Notice ARX FAQ

Arx! The herald news threads sing:
Glory to our new cash thing!
Dodgy paint packs recompiled,
PCs / consoles reconciled.
Buy the new skins as we drop 'em,
No more docking just to swap 'em,
Buy them all without a care;
Apply from the menu anywhere!
Arx! The herald news threads sing:
Think of the profits this will bring.


(mostly kidding; I'm actually quite bullish about these changes,
unless the effective cost per skin goes up from its current price,
in which case I'll angrily repost this in a series of larger fonts.)
All complaint threads should be presented through the medium of song / iambic pentameter / dirty limerick.

Bravo!
 
Hey Bob

We looked at your time in game, sadly we see that you haven't done enough actions for 50 bazillion Arx, but we're excited to credit your account with the 0.1 Arx that you are due.

Have a nice day!
Dear Bob

After a high level review of your account we've discovered that the 0.1 Arxe wasnt correct. We've adjusted the amount to -2350 Arxe. Please buy the largest Arxe pack in the store to rectify this negative balance or you will be banned.

Thanks
 
How is it a rip-off. You choose to get a skin, you don't need any to play the game the same as anyone else. You could just play the game earn Arx and get the skins you want for free. Sure that really is ripping you off.

I want to respect your opinion, but it's difficult when it makes no sense. If it was pay to win, sure I would understand, but it's not.

I am saying there is no issue because there is no issue. If you decide to get a skin and you think it's a rip-off. The only person ripping you off is yourself.
It says Gullible on the ceiling.
 
I demand to haz my Arx backdated, iz been playing since day 1 and entitle to 50 bazillion Arx.
OKAY, FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PLAYING ON PC FOR YEARS, HOW ABOUT AN ARX BACK-PAY!!!
I thought FD had already answered this with a large, steaming "nope" but now I've checked the threads I can't find mention of it. I guess they could do a straight calculation based on "free arx per hour played" and give everyone a starter, but then you'd have people complaining that other players' time was spent AFK, and that bot accounts will have generated more free arx than legitimate accounts. Until we know how arx are earned (it has to be more than just being logged in, surely?) it'd be a difficult one to balance.

Of more concern to me (and maybe for the other players who mentioned it, although I can't speak for them) is the separation of paint packs into individual paint jobs. I'm fairly sure I've only ever used two of the skins from the Asp Horus pack, and can say with some degree of certainty that of the Tactical packs I've bought for multiple ships across multiple accounts with real cash, Tactical Ice is the only one I've ever applied because Tactical Ice is the only one I wanted. Game and/or server logs would probably back this up. If FD want to exercise some goodwill then there really ought to be some way of returning "unused" paints to the store in exchange for arx. It's not as though you can convert them back to cash.
 
The only real question remaining is how many Arx we'll get per hour played. I think this is the most important factor, and also the hardest to balance so that we feel rewarded while Frontier still can generate income from microtransactions. If it's too grindy then players will hate it. If it's too generous then the developers won't be able to sustain the system. It will be interesting to see how it works.
How many Arx per hour is only half the question we would also need to know how many Arx per paint job for any meaningful understanding.
 
Will current players get Arx backwards? Some of us have thousands of hours in Elite Dangerous already and don't you think that we should be rewarded for that FDev? OR will you get extra Arx for those who already spend much money on cosmetics as a reward for them?
As a player with many thousands of hours and a reasonable amount spent on cosmetics I sincerely hope that FDev wouldn’t do something so stupidly divisive. I have already had my reward for those thousands of hours, it was playing Elite for all that time.

If they want to give free stuff or other rewards from time to time it shouldn’t be based on how long ago someone bought the game or how much money they have spent in the past.
 
As a player with many thousands of hours and a reasonable amount spent on cosmetics I sincerely hope that FDev wouldn’t do something so stupidly divisive. I have already had my reward for those thousands of hours, it was playing Elite for all that time.
You are probably right, but it would be nice step from FDevs if they do something to thank loyal players that have been with Elite Dangerous for such long time. Something like "To celebrate start of Elite Dangerous new currentcy we would like to thank our loyal players by gifting everyone who owns the game for 1 year or more - 500 Arx. Thank you Commanders!". Wouldn't that be nice?

If they want to give free stuff or other rewards from time to time it shouldn’t be based on how long ago someone bought the game or how much money they have spent in the past.
So in your opinion loyal players shouldn't matter to Frontier? It sound like that.

They do give free stuff on streams and other occasions. That doesn't need to be changed. It's fine already.
 
You are probably right, but it would be nice step from FDevs if they do something to thank loyal players that have been with Elite Dangerous for such long time. Something like "To celebrate start of Elite Dangerous new currentcy we would like to thank our loyal players by gifting everyone who owns the game for 1 year or more - 500 Arx. Thank you Commanders!". Wouldn't that be nice?
I thought they are already giving free stuff to their existing player base - everyone not just loyals
I found that i have some paints for my Cobra or for my Krait that i never bought... it was a pleasant surprise to find them in my outfitting screen
 
You are probably right, but it would be nice step from FDevs if they do something to thank loyal players that have been with Elite Dangerous for such long time. Something like "To celebrate start of Elite Dangerous new currentcy we would like to thank our loyal players by gifting everyone who owns the game for 1 year or more - 500 Arx. Thank you Commanders!". Wouldn't that be nice?



So in your opinion loyal players shouldn't matter to Frontier? It sound like that.

They do give free stuff on streams and other occasions. That doesn't need to be changed. It's fine already.
It would be nice to have a reward based on how many years I have been playing the game but unless they are a regular thing, like the old significant day awards but easier not to miss out on, they can cause resentment amongst those who just failed to qualify.
 
I thought they are already giving free stuff to their existing player base - everyone not just loyals
I found that i have some paints for my Cobra or for my Krait that i never bought... it was a pleasant surprise to find them in my outfitting screen
Yeah, there were few occasions that they gave paint jobs to everyone BECAUSE players did something to earn them :D
So you must say "Thank You" to other Commanders, not FDevs ;)
 
Yeah, there were few occasions that they gave paint jobs to everyone BECAUSE players did something to earn them :D
So you must say "Thank You" to other Commanders, not FDevs ;)
Hmm, not sure if this was the case... the paint for C3 was something like "Frontier 25 years..."
The one for Krait was a X-mas gift iirc...
And the one for Bridging the Gap does not count because it certainly wasn't free... I had to do 25 jumps to get it...
 
At the playstation store 2500 pts is 36.99usd 1000 pts is 14.99usd 500 pts is 7.99usd 300pts is 4.99usd Im not sure if fdev gets this money or sony but thats how much it is to paint on ps4
 
Hmm, not sure if this was the case... the paint for C3 was something like "Frontier 25 years..."
The one for Krait was a X-mas gift iirc...
And the one for Bridging the Gap does not count because it certainly wasn't free... I had to do 25 jumps to get it...
I'm too lazy to check now, but I'm pretty sure that one of those you mentioned required from the Community to do something.
Maybe someone else remembers...
 
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