With the proliferation of Microtransactions and loot boxes, TechRaptor's Anson Chan ponders who is to blame for the situation.
As long as there's enough stupid people out there that's ready for pay for stuff like that, then we're going to have to put up with this until people stop buying items of that kind.
Gamers willing and continuing to feed into the microtransaction/lootbox/on disk DLC gravy train. As long as the publishers continue to see the money rolling in, this will never stop.
Whales that are dropping thousands on these damn things
Devs/publishers for implementing them, casuals/idiots that buy them
Whoever does a thing is responsible for that thing. Gamers who don't care about the value of money sure didn't help in this case, though.
nintendo is to blame. they brought in noncaring nongamers with the wii. they are the ones who pay to win because they never learned how to play. there are also gamers who don‘t have skills, they are also buying. but the nongamers are the target group for microtransactions.
If people didn’t buy them then they wouldnt exist. It’s really that simple. The real question is should you be “blaming” someone for anything just because you don’t like them? It’s no different then saying “I hate call of duty, who is to blame for their sales, activision or gamers like us”. Nobody is to “blame”, activision sold a product and gamers like us bought it. Maybe you didn’t but others did, enough of them to make one every year.
Moronic statement, people couldn't buy them if they didn't exist in the first place. This isn't a chicken/egg scenario. The publishers are to blame for implementing them in the first place.
Nobody is to blame. That’s the moronic statement. You’re right it’s a supply and demand scenario. Just because you are butthurt doesn’t mean they are a problem. If they didn’t sell well then they wouldn’t keep doing it. What’s so hard to understand?
Who's to blame? That's an idiotic question. No gamer ever wrote to a publisher or developer and asked "Yeah yer game is fun and all... but I just wish you would waste more of my brief life by stretching out the grind times to the point that ultimately either hate you and yer game or I pay you more money fer crap that is ALREADY IN or SHOULD already be in it."
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