Interesting idea for Paid to Play

Discussion in 'Razer Cortex' started by Min-Liang Tan, Aug 14, 2017.

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  1. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I don't agree. Razer should let as many people as possible join the program. It's what Razer is all about.
  2. Razelikh13

    Razelikh13 New Member

  3. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    That's the great thing about the paid to play program you can play at your own pace and you have a wide variety of items to choose from. It's just a matter of putting in the hours for getting the stuff you really want.
  4. CiannPT

    CiannPT Active Member

    I agree that everyone should be able to join but the issue is people that only do it for the products and then resell them. Razer is for every gamer but when other people take this as a way of making money we have to fight it, and reducing the possible profit from those you do not own razer gear is a way to make some of those "leeches" give up.
  5. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    To me those aren't hardcore Razer fans. Those types cherish and appreciate what Razer gives them.
    What are you going to do? It's just human nature. The more you give the more some just want to take. It's not Razer's fault they're too good.
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  6. Magnumheart_

    Magnumheart_ Well-Known Member

    I think the best thing to do here is to keep the Paid-to-Play program for everyone.
    But only give warranty service to the one who redeemed the reward,
    that way it would somehow discourage reselling of redeemed Razer products.
  7. CiannPT

    CiannPT Active Member

    That wouldn't work that well. What if you redeem a product as a gift for a friend?
    Besides, if they ask for the receipt you can give it to the person you sell the product and they have proof of buying it from razer.
  8. i need a chroma mug too oh well not going to happen this year
  9. ifohancroft

    ifohancroft New Member

    Min, in Bulgaria we have the following proverb/saying:
    "Няма ненаказано добро!" which translates to "There is no unpunished good".
    Paid to Play is very good but unfortunately there will always be someone that will complain. I don't think that you should change your ways because of such people.
    If you'd like to have it open just for people with Razer gear, I'd totally support that. However, if possible, it should be open to all, as some, can't afford the gear.
    For example, I've been a Razer fan for years but I was just yesterday able to afford to buy my first Razer product. My next Razer product coming next month.
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  10. CiannPT

    CiannPT Active Member

    More people like you are needed. Although the problem in question is people farming zsilver to sell the products to a third person, which is not the intent of paid2play, and that's where the idea for restraining the program to fans came up.
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  11. SpreadThoseLegs

    SpreadThoseLegs New Member

    Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
    Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
  12. Hardmodelive

    Hardmodelive New Member

    I have read replies on this thread and there are plenty of different opinions here. Fact is whoever is participating in this program have their own reasons to do it. Some could sell them in e-bay some could make use of them. Personally i never had a razer product , but does that mean i am not a fan of this company? No. Everytime i happen to visit a gaming local store of my area i always have an excitement when i see the Razer section. There are gamers that cannot afford razer products but that doesnt make them less fan than some others have bought couple of them. Its like going to a concert of a famous singer. Those who can't are not less fan than the ones went to the concert. That's my opinion. Regarding the starting post of the thread, limiting the program to only those who bought razer products already is wrong. Rewarding them more than the ones that haven't bought yet is potentially a solution. As someone said have different Zsilver multipliers or different daily Zsilver limits. But as i said at the start of my post everyone have their reasons to be in this program. Those who want to sell the products will do it. Doesnt matter if its someone who bought 10 razer products already or 0.
  13. tontonfraguer

    tontonfraguer New Member

    The mouse pad i got would be tracked ? :D
  14. CiannPT

    CiannPT Active Member

    I agree you you, but you need to understand that we assume 2 things:
    • People with 10 razer products are not doing this purely for profit as the vast majority will do it for a new product they can use, to try a new mouse, to get that last chroma you need or just to replace an old peripheral.
    • From all the fans who don't have any razer gear, most of them can afford a "low-end" mouse or are willing to grind a bit more to get their first product. And that leaves the ones that don't want to use the product and are only looking for a profit.
    Given this generalizations the different multipliers are, to me, the best solution in this thread.
  15. Disfixional

    Disfixional New Member

    I have to admit I don't like the sound of that.

    Of course I understand that a lot of people don't want others to ruin the experience for them by selling the gear gained from paid-to-play, and/or badmouthing Razer whilst profiting from Razer's generosity! And those people should be dealt with accordingly.

    However, I myself am very interested in using Razer gear, but at this point in my life... I simply can't afford it I do however have the time and freedom to play games for a few hours every day.

    Now... I am not complaining, as in no way am I so delusional to assume that I am entitled to free gaming peripherals just because I use a piece of software and play games I like/discover some cool new games every month.

    I am actually planning to buy (i.e. pay for) Razer gear whenever my financial situation allows for it. But do realize that, for a lot of us, Paid-to-play is a great opportunity to get to know Razer gear in person, get a feel for it, and I am convinced that once you are in, you will want to match all your gaming peripherals...

    ..and THAT, in my opinion is the public face of Razer; professional, badass gear, from a fun company that is still accessible, and a company that cares for both rich e-sports professionals, as well as the people down in the muck.
  16. EomYorke

    EomYorke New Member

    i think is fair, but in my case i have a problem in the registration of my mouse (taipai), im sure is an orginal one but i can register in the web
  17. samuelwtw

    samuelwtw New Member

    i support your idea Min
  18. poh2ho

    poh2ho Well-Known Member

    What if I own OLD Razer Products that I still use to this date?
    Does that count as a Razer user?

    Namely the Razer Arctosa. (2011) (Such a beast, I love it, but my girlfriend hates it tho, as she can't see the keys.)
  19. Asten__

    Asten__ Active Member


    Would be fine by me...
  20. Xylem.

    Xylem. New Member

    I think its how it should be. It may sound bad but you aren't really a Razer faithful until you actually own one, getting involved by having something from Razer. If its just free for any user, people just go earning it and selling it afterwards, and all they care would just be the free products, not the real earnest feeling of being a true gamer, moreover a Razer faithful.
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