When I started out, all five accounts I opened progressed at different levels and all had variations in item quantities for same packages each week. The feedback I got from the infamous support team was that they were designed to increases as the players level needs increased…which, from a certain perspective is true, but it’s equally true to say that it inhibits rapid ascension and, therefore, provides the potential to entice more spending. Either way, the attempt is to provide incentive to spend on the perceived value packs instead of the standard ruby packs…which I thought nobody would be foolish enough to buy, let alone argue their merit, but at least one former teammate insisted they were better smh.
Fact is, PG can set price points however they like, for any reason…they don’t even have to respond to consumer outcries or diminished sales (though they do and should). Think of it like going to a bar on Lady’s Night…or Dude’s Night I suppose… one group appears to be getting favored as the pricing structure significantly favors one group (free drinks, all-you-can eat oysters/wings/etc.). The other group can either be offended and feel cheated/discriminated against, or take the perspective that if they go with a date or friend of the opposite gender, the total cost would be less than going on a different night…in that scenario, there’s also the squid perspective that they can possibly ‘get lucky’ and meet someone sufficiently lubed up that they fantasize about going home with them in hopes of…well…not being vomited on