C.O.R.E. Subscription Price Change [Discussion]



  • Kevinsky86Kevinsky86 ✭✭✭
    edited August 10

    I really don't care who sets that price. Relying on Google for everyting is also a choice. Especially on Android. If niantic were to handle this themselves through for example the store they already have I could just pay for CORE in USD and have my bank convert that at the ACTUAL rate.

    But apart from that, i don't really believe you can't set subscription prices for regions yourself.

    Grabbed Fing as another app with subscription plan for reference and that just translates 5 USD to 5 EUR?

  • VaskinCallVaskinCall ✭✭✭✭

    So you shouldn't be penalized for living in a certain country?

    Nia did this to Russia over a year ago, penalizing people just for being born here. Nia lost her own money. Ummm, now players from other countries will pay for this decision.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    So the user in some countries should be punished and niantic think they wont lose more then those that chose accept the new price

  • Push from google arrived. 80% increase in NOK..

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you serious? A choice to use the built in Play Store from Google and iOS which would have the most access to pay such functionality? It's the most convenient option where the only companies having the weight to use another site is Netflix, Spotify, Epic Games, Apple, and the option from Niantic with Pokémon Go is very recent.

  • Robert4444Robert4444 ✭✭✭

    I personally don't give a **** about google and apple store policies and taxes for electronics in countries other than the US. Since they wrote that $7.99 or equivalent let it be $7.99 and not over 11 for the hell of it. Or remove that word "equivalent" and stop ridiculing yourselves. 

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Because its local conversion, this is out of niantics hands and i dont defend anyone, i think its crazy how some countries will get 80+% increase that is alot for sure.

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is where I'm at. I've played very minimally in the past month. Opened the game on two separate occasions and both times I was out of town. No real plans to come back to the game seriously unless there is something ground breaking. If I'm in a new town for work, I might grab some uniques because it's almost a habit at this point. But, also, thinking I may dip my toes back into the geocaching world and actually go explore the old fashioned way again...

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 14

    Yet this type of pricing doesn't just happen with Niantic...

    You know this issue goes beyond Niantic.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 15

    The thing with Euro is especially bad as the buying power of the Euro varies hugely in countries within the EU.

    (For instance, a litre of fuel (95 octane) is 1.22 EUR in Turkey vs 1.80 in Belgium).

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  • Robert4444Robert4444 ✭✭✭

    Therefore, Niantic should take this into account when raising prices. In USD there is 60% increase, in PLN converted probably from EUR there is 87%.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can someone provide an actual document from Apple that says any subscription that is priced at 7.99 in USD will cost 9.99 in EUR? I'm pretty sure that is not the case on Google Play, although Niantic does have to tweak the prices on Google to agree with Apple because it looks bad to have higher prices on Apple than on Android (which you may remember happened at the introduction of CORE until Niantic fixed it).

  • Kevinsky86Kevinsky86 ✭✭✭
    edited August 22

    Convenience is fine, but not at at any cost.

    I'm not going to fork over 10 euro's a month for C.O.R.E. just to satisfy some tech giant's hubris.

  • rz231rz231 ✭✭✭

    Bye-bye C.O.R.E. It was nice having +500 inventory for two years at a price of €5.99 - but with €9.99 it's time to part, especially with consideration to some other recent changes.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    One issue too, Niantic bumped CMU with the core price increase, however purchased bundles have recently been much worse in value so it probably balances out.

  • MJ78MJ78 ✭✭✭

    I'm only keeping C.O.R.E going until November, when the next yearly anniversary comes around - and the next bonus 2/3x AP event occurs. The items in C.O.R.E and CMU will be helpful for that event.

    After that it will be going.

  • MJ78MJ78 ✭✭✭
    edited August 30

    I agree, however if Apple decide to rip their customers off with higher charges and fees, it shouldn't be for Android users to subsidise.

    I've never rated Apple, their over rated and expensive products, nor their various strong arm tactics to quash the smaller competitors.

    I still think NIA should be looking at putting their games on other App stores, where the fees are lower.

    As I've stated before, PoGo is available through the Galaxy (Samsung) store. I think Harry Potter was too, however Ingress never has been.

    App purchases seem lower through the Galaxy Store and there are various bonus offers throughout the year on purchases.

    The only other way to bypass Apple and Google is to allow a downloadable APK from an external site. Some places in the world allow for players to be directed to external sites to make purchases. However, this was highly battled by Apple in the Epic Games Vs Apple legal action.

    I loathe purchasing items through Google Play, knowing full well they take a cut of at least 30% for doing very little - essentially hosting a game, very little, to no promotion of games they host and still allowing many rogue apps to get online.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pokémon GO has a web store where they sell bundles for items in exchange for both in game coins or real money.

    Ingress could do the same and offer a discounted subscription pass through that I would think.

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many, many mobile games have web stores lately. I would think it would be going around Apple and Android TOS, but who knows. lots of companies/games are doing it. I've used a web store for another game. A game that gives generous credits whenever there is any sort of downtime for any of their clients across multiple systems.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Something for downtime would be excellent but I don’t expect it for Ingress sadly.

    I am sure a webstore for Ingress is at least in the planning stages though

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    With the current amount of players? I doubt it. That's why it's possible through Pokémon Go first instead of us.

  • Kevinsky86Kevinsky86 ✭✭✭
    edited September 5

    Typical silent treatment from Niantic on the drastic price differences between currencies.

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