Yes, although numbers need to be balanced.
No it is unnecessary.
Behind the idea
First off, this idea may sound stupid. Who would purchase silver coins if you can purchase gold coins and that gold coin prices in the shop cost less? Well the problem for many of us players are that we purchase gold coins, use them and have left over. And so we purchase more and more to try to lower the amount. OR we just purchase them on a regular basis which is not the matter here. The matter is for people who do not purchase gold coins on a regular basis.
For many players who only purchase gold coins a few times, the left over gold coins are usually wasted whereas silver coins can be easily reimbursed through playing matchmaking games which makes it an infinite resource. This makes silver coins much more flexible than the gold coins and in to my knowledge:
flexibility = increase sales.
How would this work?!
Firstly stating the obvious, gold coins cost less (in coin value) to purchase items than silver coins. My solution to this is to average out a $10 purchase of gold coins to silver while also including smaller purchase amounts like $5 or $15.
But the problem comes here; gold coin to silver coin prices aren't the same!
My solution is; obviously, alt avatars are the where (I assume) players purchase from in the shop other than Early Access heroes. Since theGOLDLEN alts are usually around 420 Gold coins and 3000 silver coins, the ratio of gold to silver would be:
14 [Gold] : 100 [Silver]Therefore (I just realized no math was needed whatsoever), for $10 we get 3000 silver coins. [This amount is just for an example since not all shop prices are exact to the ratio for alt-avatars, which this amount would have to be balanced]
Well obviously we won't have left over gold coins that would be useless if we do not buy any more (I current have 1 gold coin left!). AND S2 can also sell silver coins in different increments; e.g. $5, $15, $20 - instead of the weird current gold coin prices of $10 < $30 < $40.
Benefits for S2 - making more money like you always wanted! I'd honestly rather purchase silver coins over gold for it's flexibility.
This cant be too great SO there must be a setback for purchasing silver coins instead of gold coins which would be not having purchase bonuses for paying for a larger amount.
Feedback? - Anizer
How is purchasing silver coins better than gold? Why would you even suggest such idea?!?!??!?!?
Originally Posted by Anizer
...purchasing silver coins is better than gold because of it's higher liquidity compared to gold. Obviously the more liquid an item is, the more it is worth or better it is.
Why don't you just convert gold coins into silver coins?
Originally Posted by Anizer
...instead of losing silver coins or gold coins in the process of transferring coins, directly purchasing silver coins removes one step from the process which equates better efficiency.
[Feb/22/12] -Added FAQ (basically quotes from myself to answer questions that people may ask).
[Apr/4/12] -Re-posted from achives for thread presence.
Last edited by Anizer; 05-06-2012 at 02:18 AM.