Real talk about the cosmetic store
For the amount of how much time I invest in Dead by Daylight, I would like nothing more than to continue to support it by buying more cosmetics. However, I have refused to buy much of its content outside licensed chapter DLCs, mainly because the practices I see used in the store do not align with my spending habits.
We sometimes see cosmetics go on sale for a cheap price but the price required to purchase the cosmetic is always above the minimum requirement of Auric Cells.
500 Auric Cells costs 5€. 1,100 Auric cells cost 10€. But guess how much the cosmetic on sale is priced at... 600-700 Auric Cells. So yeah, they force you to buy the 10€ pack, spending more than you should because of mind games.
Sure, you get to keep that excess Auric Cells for a later purchase, but the idea of having to spend 10€ when you only wish to spend 5€ is what is often holding me back.
I am not here to talk statistics whether this is more profitable for BHVR or not, we all know the answer, the question is, does it really hurt to offer us 5€ skins every now and then?
The prices of these skins are already outrageous, some going as high as 15€. Truth be told, many of DBD's skins aren't even that impressive from a design perspective, they are pretty generic clothing, aside from few outstanding designs here and there. Skins that clearly took no time and effort to design often start at a 10€ price point. Isn't this a bit too much?
What do you guys think about the cosmetic store in general? Do you agree with my statement, and if not, why? Let's discuss.