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.
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.
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.
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
I assume you haven't played the game yourself. I have.
"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?
Basically take the long path or take the shortcut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
It won't matter until reviewers and journos start to push back, unfortunately. They hold too much sway with the mainstream, and like it or not, metascores matter.
you can play the whole game and not be bothered once with mt so how is it a issue
You don't get it. If micro transactions and loot boxes go unnoticed now, your next game is going to have even more implementation of them. It doesn't effect your gameplay now...(but it does, just its not so obvious) but in your next game you are gonna say: "hey I've reached lv32 and I'm week...what...this has to stop now! Lemi get my wallet". Next thing you know you have Google play on your game store. 60 bucks game but it contains adds and in game purchases.
As long as we keep fighting I think we can be successful, A while ago publishers started pushing online passes for PC and forcing microtransactions into games (Crimson Dragon and basically any game during OG Xbox launch) but they failed due to consumers not buying any of the products.
Yes it's matter, I'm not buying the game.
It really amazes me how many people are defending this very harmful practice. People don't seem to realise that if you give them a pass on this it will just get worse. For instance locking story missions behind loot boxes or microtranactions.
People say ridiculous things on both sides of the argument and you just said one of the most ridiculous things to justify the hate for mts and that's the locking story missions behind mts lol you serious that would positively never happen whether mts are successful or not
Star Wars has character progression locked behind a paywall. COD has the best guns locked behind a paywall. It wouldn't be completely out of the question to think that if we let publishers put BS MTs in a single player game there will eventually be story progress locked inside as well. You are ridiculous for defending this.
Just wait and see.
Ubisoft have been locking extra levels that were already coded as part of the game before release since Assassin's Creed 2. They were pre-order bonuses, but what's to stop them implementing them as micros in the future? The answer is absolutely nothing. They will if MT's are not dealt with now.
Come on UK Parliament do something about this issue.
microtransaction and im not buying for higher than 20bucks
maybe console gamers will take it from the back but PC gamers don't bend over for no one
PUBG says different. Supposed to be free to play, but paid early access. No MTs before release, but they're in there now... There are a few games that PC gamers bend over for.
Warner Brothers have been extremely greedy for many years now, so I just do what I always do with their games, skip them completely at launch, then (maybe) buy them 1-2 years later when there's a cheap complete 'GOTY' release... DLC-greed and MT makes me spend less on games, not more.
Well those games are going to sell that's for sure, but one thing that big publishers don't like is bad publicity and bad reviews. So one thing you can do is just that. Talk about it, give your review, your opinion. You don't have to play Shadow of war right now. Have other options...look at indie titles. Buy Shadow on sale or used.
The success of GTA online and the microtransaction on there is a big blame for this.
“As it turns out, if you didn’t accept the game’s terms of service when you started your first playthrough, then the game will disable all of its online features, including the multiplayer and the loot box store.” Oh.....that is brilliant. That way it prevents the game from forcing you to select market and then force you to buy a loot box with real cash. /s I bought about three loot boxes using in-game currency. I have not spent a dime on this stuff. This is a non-issue.
Nope. Doesn't matter in the slightest.
The game is awesome and I haven’t spent a dime on any loot boxes.
First world problems.
Easiest way is to avoid buying the game period then they will get the idea but that falls flat. Microtransactions should just stay in those free stupid phone games. I pay full price for the game the last thing I want to see is a microtransactions popping up. I agree hack the game and cheat the system most of the time I hate hackers and cheaters but microtransactions need to stop. If this becomes the new norm there could be another videogame crash like the 80's had.
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