Hello everyone, Reiki here
Just want to give you the up and up about AP, the general currency for buying exclusive items out of most games hosted at this portal. If there are any more questions, please be sure to get in contact with me or any staff member and we'll answer them as well as possibly add your question to our Guide FAQ here. Well, lets get started!
Table of Contents
1) What AP is and does for you
2) The benefits of AP
3) Limitations of AP purchase
Chapter One: What AP is and does for you
Ap, or Alaplaya points, are the currency for buying many exclusive items in games such as Racing Star: Come on Baby! and S4 League. These points, which are connected to your Alaplaya account, allow you to purchase services within said games as long as you have points in your account. Unlike the game currency, AP cannot be directly used to purchase items that use in game currency for transaction. A conversion rate from AP to ingame currency does not exist. However, it is possible that some items, such as in S4 League, can be purchased with AP that gives in game currency.
Purchasing AP requires that you have a method to purchase it. There are a number of options of which you can use, but please keep in mind one thing: AP is only purchaseable in Euros. Not US dollars, British pounds, Turkish lira, or Russian Rubles. However, some of these services allow you to convert your money into Euros.
For your convenience, I will place a conversion rate for some countries.
Current Conversion Rate 2/16/2009
1Ruble=>1Euro - 0.022
1Lira=>1Euro - 0.470
1US Dollar=>1Euro - 0.781
1Pound=>1Euro - 1.117
1Brazilian Real=>1Euro - 0.345
1Canadian Dollar=>1Euro- 0.629
*Note: Conversion rates change every day so don't worry too much if a Euro is expensive today, it won't always be that way.
Methods of Payment
Credit Card - Converts to Euros automatically
Paypal - Converts to Euros automatically
Mobile - Broken as of 2/16/2009
Clickandbuy - Third party payment portal, also converts to Euros automatically
Chapter Two: The Benefits of AP
AP can provide you with plenty of benefits inside and outside the game. We'll list them off in three different categories.
1) AP can be used to help you in game
AP provides plenty of boons that you as a player can use in game. From purchasing wonderful new items to getting the cutting edge on gear for each game, AP provides you with a lot of versatility for those willing to purchase it. Also, in most games, provides you with an easier time with your gaming experience. The tedious work that would have taken you hours to achieve is now at your fingertips with these exclusive points.
2) AP can be used to style you up out of game
Alaplaya uses a specific avatar system. They can be moved, positioned, and equipped with anything you can get your hands on. However, they primarily cost AP. You can buy clothes from your most favorite games like Fantasy Tennis medals or S4 League clothes as well as stylish clothes not affiliated with any game. Look cool, look scary, look wacky, but never say you don't look good
3) AP supports the games you play
By buying AP, you're directly supporting the games that Alaplaya is hosting. Although all of the games are free to play (f2p for short), it's important to remember that these games do require money to keep running. This is why the services exist, but for most Alaplaya hosted games, the balance between those who buy AP and those that do are maintained to keep a fair level of gameplay.
Chapter Three: Limitations of AP
Although AP is a great device for allowing players to get ahead in their favorite games, there are certain limitations to how much certain players can buy and how many times players can buy. Lets examine these two options.
1) Players under 18 can only buy up to 50k AP per month
Why?: This is to prevent younger players from purchasing more than they really should be. As a child, a parent is responsible for them and would bare the brunt of the consequences if their child's spending would go out of control. That is why Alaplaya decided to place a limiter on how much adolescents can spend. People over 18 are not subject to this limit.
2)For Mobile/Paypal/Credit Card transactions, your account is only allowed one per day and 3 every 30 days
Usually these transactions take time to clear and check if there's any fraud behind them. To avoid such actions entirely, Alaplaya limits how many times you can buy AP with these transactions. It's perfectly understandable considering the methods do require time to clear. If you intend to purchase AP, please keep this in mind. It's very important that you either spread out your transactions until you absolutely need them or get all that you'll be satisfied with for a month.
Chapter Four: FAQ
Reserved for future questions