As we near the close of another year of gaming, microtransactions have continued to spread like a contagious disease. A solution is needed, but the question remains, is it too late for change?
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There is nothing new about it now, it's been around for while growing more and more. It's something that should have been dealt with long ago but it's been able to creep into all kinds of games.
"Shadow of War, will we ever be free from the grip of corporate greed" Why yes, full game with all DLC included on your favorite torrent site :D If this is the future of gaming I guess my PC hard drive will be full of great games for the low price of $0.00 Just too bad gaming companies do not read comments on this site, no matter, very few companies I will support, I bought Cuphead awesome game done right and no bullshit.
Ahh because if a company does something you don't like that is justification for theft!! Brilliant!
Its pretty easy actually - just let these shitty developers waste their time, and then don't pay their microtransaction fees.
its not new. been around since the iOS app store at least if not longer. if an MT makes you pay to play or pay to win then thats wrong. If MTs help impatient people or collectors get extra stuff or grind faster, thats on the user, their priorities and their money. People need to take responsibility for their own actions. MTs continue to exist because people keep using them. They are financially successful. If a drug user becomes addicted to drugs, its because they chose to take the drugs in the first place, not because drugs exist. Of course a dealer is gonna sling them more. plenty of drugs all around us and most people aren't addicts, same with MTs. Not defending MTs, it just makes sense why they are there from a revenue perspective. Any one of us on this site will try to make money by means available to us. Studios are no different. So if you are against them, be an adult and just don't use them. Other people can make their own decisions/mistakes on the matter. #harshReality #millennialsFeelEntitled.
Here is a solution. Make the DLC and Microtransaction separate versions of the product. Provide CHOICE. Version 1 - 59.99 at retail- no nags - not being hit up for money in game interface, possible additional benefits Version 2 - FREE - nags and micro transaction in the game, think demo that you can pay to upgrade to full version, or pay as you go If I had a choice they would be removed altogether, but I know that will not happen. Provide gamers with a choice. Think of this as paying to remove nagware. Would be interesting to see how this would go over.
You already have choices. 1) Buy the game and don't spend any extra money 2) Buy the game and spend extra money 3) Don't buy the game
Depending upon how it is implemented, it will more than likely be option 3. I just cannot in right mind support these things.
a drug addict becomes a drug addict because they choose to find and use drugs made available to them, not because drug dealers come to your house and force you to use their drugs. MTs are no different. Take responsibility for your own actions rather than blaming others simply looking for an opportunity. Every single one of us will seek an opportunity to make money in some way shape or form. The fool is the one who gets trapped by it.
With all due respect the analogy does not fit. Also with games like BF 2 you are FORCED to use the loot boxes to progress. So, while willpower plays a part, it is not the core issue. If all we were dealing with was people with self control issues, it would be another matter entirely. The fool and their money are soon parted. However in the case of these new titles the DLC, MT, and LB are CORE design principles. Forcing never ending grinding to progress, and altering the core experience of the games they infect.
It’s not a new way to play It’s not a new way to pay It’s not new either way Even if this is the third article today to say
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