So a few hours ago I and some others guys in the in-game NA chat were talking about the new update and someone brought up the topic of the how much the skins costs with real money. Most skins range from 250-500 Chips, characters bought with Chips are 270, and Superior Crates are 120. To get buy Chips you have to pay for them with Aeria Points. To get those Aeria Points you either have to buy them or get them free via filling out surveys or downloading stuff from 3rd party companies and most the websites serve out malware so there's only one real choice, to buy them with real money. If you go to buy Aeria Points they offer extra AP for larger purchases with different purchasing methods, however, they only give you a noticeable discount if you purchase AP in very large amounts. In reality, $1 = 100 AP and 100 AP = 10 Chips and again while there are extra Chips if you buy in large amounts, in moderate amounts the extra Chips aren't really anything. So as I mentioned before most skins are 250-500 Chips thus making skins $25-$50 without the extra AP and or Chips. Not only that, but characters bought with Chips are $27 and loot boxes are $1.20 which for 1 item typically a duplicate or a cosmetic item you could have bought by playing 4 games seems really expensive. I've asked in the Discord about this 3 times with most people agreeing with me but the moderators or devs haven't said anything.
Weapon skins are either 250 or 500 Chips (500 Chip skins are only obtainable via Crates saying that the item is unavailable and redirecting you to the Superior Crates)
The weapons with special reload animations always require one 500 Chip skin, one 500 Chip Skin, and one 40,000 GP skin. For most players these skins will cost $75
Characters bought with Chips are 270 Chips
Superior Supply Crates are 12 Chips
100 Chips = 1000 Aeria Points
1000 Aeria Points = $10
Offering a single skin for anything above $10 seems outlandish
Q: You can earn free Chips
A: As of this update I find myself only earning 0-6 Chips a day
Q: Do the 3rd party offers really have malware on them?
A: My antivirus (I'm using Malwarebytes) or my Google Chrome Privacy extensions block a good 90% of the websites that I've gone on the ones it didn't block seemed extremely sketchy as they asked for e-mail, full name, address, and sometimes even a credit card number also they mostly looked like the same site even though they were completely different offers
Q: Game is free/ The game is in beta/ You don't have to buy the skins
I'm proposing that $25 skins be $10 and $50 skins be $20. The Crate prices range from each type so I'm only going to suggest that the Superior Supply Crates be $.80-$1 as $1.20 just seems like an odd price.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK PRICES ITEMS SHOULD BE (SPECIFICALLY ITEMS BOUGHT WITH CHIPS) AND PLEASE GIVE SOME INSIGHT INTO YOUR FEEDBACK.