We're getting way off topic, but since there's no real news...
"Maybe" being the operative word here. The ratio is probably more than 50-1 in terms of Live points deals compared to PSN card deals.
This argument is pretty weak.
Also, there's this, if the math is hard.
Then we're going to have to agree to disagree here then, I'm not that much a of SUPER CAG that I need a deal on space bucks and a deal in one of their stores as well to buy something. That's just too silly to even bother with.
That's the mentality that makes no sense to me and presents the massive hole in the argument you are presenting to me, I understand you're saving a bit more in the long run, however what I've seen is what maybe $1-5 on MS points, and that's why we'll not agree, as I'd just as soon wait for a sale on the game and not bother with the pitiful return on loading up on the points that I might or might not use, than have to deal with the hanging balance that you and others of that mindset don't seem to care about.
Even if I buy a $2 game in PSN, my balance will be $3, however as soon as I get a game for over that balance amount (usually $5) it'll put on what it needs and the balance is gone.
Maybe I'm being OCD in that regard, but I don't like letting companies keep my money just because of the "space bucks investment program" is borked. But then again who's more out there between what I do and what you do, you might not understand my side, but I have a hard time understanding needing both (cards and sale on game) to be cheap to buy a game, that's as I said, is just too silly for me to comprehend.
And honestly has there any thread at CAG that has never veered off course, I wouldn't put too much money on that one.
(and it's not too OT, since it has to do with Wiiware and the reason I brought it up to begin with after someone mentioned points on there)
I appreciate the discussion, but I think we can both agree we've come to a stalemate and will find no common ground to agree with on this issue.
C'est la vie
As for the Dollar value argument, Wii points make it pretty easy to do the math, so honestly I don't see any difference in calculation between 1000 and $10 bucks, though for other formats I can see the validation in the stance.
I'm more arguing the fact that I want to spend X and they make me spend more than X to get what I want. Especially in their set buying amounts, if your damn game is 480 spacebucks, then lemme buy 480 freakin' spacebucks, not 800 or 1000 or whatever amounts they tell me I can buy them in
And Nintendo points I don't need to consult special online places to figure out, its MS and their stupid point values that are fucked up is where I have the problem with space buck values, it's more the set amounts you have to purchase that is the touchy area to me.
Now, as long as they continue cards in general that is at least a half-measure for me. What I would not go with at all is credit-card only. And it isn't for the security (though that is a small concern). It is for the full-price paying. At least even with cash money type cards like PSN, 3DS shop, iTunes, I can buy those at Gamestop with trade-in credit. As long as I can do that, I might still buy a little stuff with those services. But I still want spacebucks for all the reasons posted before by me and others.
And as I mentioned, then I rest my case as those who like those wacky things and those like me, who want them banished for real money values will never see eye to eye, and hey I don't have a problem with that, they just won't get my money, period.
Continue on with regularly scheduled programming now.
Edited by uncle5555, 06 October 2012 - 07:36 AM.