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The Shadow of War: People Are Pushing Back Against Microtransactions, But Does It Matter?

TechRaptor's Anson Chan takes a look at how some players are thwarting Shadow of War's Microtransactions and wonders if their actions will have any impact.

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BenjaMan6456d ago

As long as they remain like Shadow of War's (Everything can be gained in-game or purchased with in-game money earned through diverse activities. Even the special cash, Gold, can be earned by completing certain daily and weekly challenges, no need to spend any real money), it won't be an issue for most.

The game spawns high level orcs to recruit in the late game if that's the big issue for some, and also it's easy to level up the ones you may already have, just send them on missions against other strong orcs (Even if the player shows up in the mission and completes the goal for their captain, the latter will still level up). Also, equipping white gems on the armor and hood gives experience boosts for the player, without having to open a single loot box.

XbladeTeddy56d ago

Yeah, and they make you grind and grind and grind to get what you need to beat the game properly all the while dangling little one-day deals in front of your face whenever possible to get instantly what hours and hours and hours of grinding can get you.

Dark_Knightmare256d ago (Edited 56d ago )

Dude have you even played the game you do not have to grind and grind and grind as you put it for days to get what you want are you serious lol. You literally just do what you did in the first middle earth which had no mts and that's play the game and dominate orcs

BenjaMan6455d ago

I assume you haven't played the game yourself. I have.

DragonKnight56d ago

"As long as they remain like Shadow of War's (Everything can be gained in-game or purchased with in-game money earned through diverse activities. Even the special cash, Gold, can be earned by completing certain daily and weekly challenges, no need to spend any real money), it won't be an issue for most."

They won't. When has that ever happened with greed markets?

blackblades56d ago

Basically take the long path or take the shortcut.

freshslicepizza55d ago

I would encourage you to support smaller titles because we all know the big studios are going to keep pushing these things. Season passes, paid DLC, online passes, microtransactions, loot boxes and so on. We are no longer stuck waiting for that next good game we want like the NES generation. There are multiple platforms to enjoy games on, all ranging from free on upwards.

Jim Sterling who thrives on bad busniess practices doesn't have an answer either of what he would accept in a market where it's not uncommon to have hundreds of employees working on projects that seem to take longer to get out.

XStation4pio_Pro56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

Only way to fight them is to not use them. Once the revenue they generate dips below the cost of developing them, rest assured they’re gone. Making that happen is another story. The reason they are becoming so popular is the exact opposite; they’ve been successful at bringing in additional revenue for little upfront cost.

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datriax56d ago

No, it doesn't. For every one person with the intelligence to realize they are being shafted, there are 1,000 lemmings ready to be bent over. Just take in what little value gaming has left, and then, maybe attack that huge backlog of retro games that everyone is sure to have.

This market can burn in a fire for all I care.

Eidolon55d ago (Edited 55d ago )

This is where the mass adoption of internet has taken gaming.. the industry has always had greed, it's a business. I too fear the worst for the future of video games.

Darkstryder36055d ago

I thought after the 2k18 Nba Controversy no one would fall for the VC Coin packs.

I was wrong, I curiously checked out the £15 pack on Xbox store and has several reviews. So sadly people are buying into this money grabbing scheme

whiteblue56d ago (Edited 56d ago )

If gamers backslash can kill mass effect andromeda then it can kill microtransactions too

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