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Steam is now in Malaysian Ringgit

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 5:28 AM
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I just logged-in to Steam and found out that Steam's pricing is now in ringgits. I guess that it's to commemorate September 16th which is Malaysia Day, the day the state of Malaysia was born.

It's great because now we Malaysians get to buy games in ringgit rather than converted directly from US dollars. =) Also, I discover that pricing in ringgits is cheaper than the same price when converted directly from dollars to ringgits. This is great because Malaysia is currently facing an economical crisis, so our ringgit value hasn't been doing well this year. :dead: The pricing even gets slightly more and more cheaper still the more expensive the game is. There appears to be a systematic conversion going on as I check the original dollars pricing and the new ringgits pricing.

Well, the only bad thing is that I can no longer relate pricing of games with my American friends, or friends who still had to pay via dollars because Steam is not available in their own currency yet. :shrug:

As an example, I decided to show a list of game pricing as shown on Half-Life 1's Steam store page. I had to use a web proxy just to see the original pricing in dollars:

Half-Life 1
Pricing in US Dollars = $9.99
Pricing in Malaysian Ringgit = RM23.00 (would've been RM32.14 as of right now)

Half-Life 1 Anthology
Pricing in US Dollars = $14.99
Pricing in Malaysian Ringgit = RM31.00 (would've been RM48.23)

Half-Life Complete

Pricing in US Dollars = $39.99
Pricing in Malaysian Ringgit = RM75.00 (would've been RM128.67)

Valve Complete Pack
Pricing in US Dollars = $99.99
Pricing in Malaysian Ringgit = RM169.00 (would've been... OMFG RM321.72! :omfg:)

What do you think? Do you think that this is a smart move, or a bad move, by Valve?

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Marwan Mohd Zahari
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Malaysia
I'm just a guy who likes to draw stuff from time to time.

My fursona is Marwan, that little green critter seen prominently in my gallery. By the way, please don't ask what species he is... Too many people asked him that question, and he hates that. :disbelief: He's just... a critter, an original species of mine.

Giftarts are always appreciated. =)

Go ahead and thank me for favs and watches. Seriously, I don't care. You're welcome. After all, some people just want to show their appreciation for being loved at all.

Current Residence: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Favourite genre of music: Trance, Drum 'n' Bass, Classical, Piano music... and now, Dubstep? :O_o:
Favourite photographer: None
Favourite style of art: Mostly mixed; specifically those kinds known as "kemono" in Japan
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Default Windows 7 shell
Wallpaper of choice: Random, according to my personal taste
Skin of choice: Default
Favourite cartoon character: Not specific
Personal Quote: And then, I shall engulf the whole world with cuteness! Yay! Fear the cuteness!
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CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I got a stupid idea for a drawing of Marwan as the TF2 Medic,
Would it be O.K. with you if I drew it?
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead! =P
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ThatGamerBoy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I've been a big fan of both your art and your music, serious talent. Is it okay to reference your critter type creatures in a short story I'm constructing? I love their design and would be honored to use them. 
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. =) Thanks! :aww: Well, I never actually intended to make my original critter species as an open species, but as long as you give me credit... =P
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ThatGamerBoy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I'll link ya' the finished story once I get to actually finishing it. Feel free to make any requests if you wanna!
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. =)
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Chrys-Wild-Hamson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO!!!! I've been looking for someone who knows mugen and knows how to animate incredibly well, and I've finally found someone! Will you accept an animation request from me? It would be an honor!
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Marwan Green Critter Tail Whirl by AlexRaccoonGliderHere you go, a little gift from me to you =3
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Jalkoom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hope you like it ^^ your character was so much fun to draw :3
Marwan No by Jalkoom
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Easter my Malay Long Eared/Tailed amigo! Long time no hear-so
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