Anthem microtransaction currency are called Shards, and here's how the Shards Packs are priced in the final game.
This isn’t a f2p game so these Microtransactions shouldn’t even exist!
Purely cosmetics though, and BioWare says it won't affect gameplay balance ever. Lesser of two evils compared to a Season Pass...
I understand they’re cosmetic but they still shouldn’t exist in $60 games. They should be unlocked through gameplay progression.
And we believe that EA will never offer anything but cosmetics? Like most f2p games i assume the best cosmetics will be locked behind a paywall or take an absurd amount of time to grind. Anthem disgusts me and i hope people abstain from it. The reason Mass Effect Andromeda was pure s*** is because EA took Bioware Edmonton (Mass Effect 1-3 dev) and put them on Anthem leaving a ragtag team of under qualified developers to make Mass Effect Andromeda. Add the fact that EA clearly was attempting to copy Destiny because of greed and that the game has microtransactions and it equates to one big, steaming pile of regret. Not to mention that the game just doesn't look very good, nor polished. Maybe if it was a narrative heavy sp game with great co op, but it's just another mp junglegym with very little story or real meaning.
DICE also said shit about Battlefront II but despite being their game none of EA's bitches are in charge.
In a game where customizing your character is half the experience....
No it isn’t. Season pass is a one off deal, which mean after you buy you get everything it has to offer. MTs on the other hand are there to nickle and dime customer to the bone with almost no end.
stop defending this shit
How else is Activision supposed to maximize their profits?
This game is supposed to regular content updates for free. Micro transactions allow for that otherwise we'd have to pay like Destiny.
All future content of the game is free! So take your poison do you want a season pass or cosmetic MT. I for one will take cosmetics over season pass anyday. They have to fund their future content somehow
Quit your belly aching.
You Crybabies need to realize microtransactions aren't going away. Would you rather be forced to pay 80$ for a new game? Games have only gotten more expensive, take longer and are more complex to make.
Yes , I’d rather pay $100 then get nickel and dimed
The problem is that these games will already come with limited content and the frequent content drops are mostly meager or too little too late. God of War is the GOTY example that companies should take inspiration of.
you really have no idea how much goes into development and the amount needed for profit. The first thing you need to understand is that these AAA games do not need MTs or $40 dlc packs to make a profit. The base price alone nets them more than you think. Step away from the debate and start looking at the gaming industry from a consumer point of view. Stop trying to force yourself to justify publisher prices.
When did anthem become f2p?
They should exist. Game does not have a season pass . So how else are they going to make content down the road with out some form of income? The initial sales will not cover a years worth of content updates.
Noo I wished they went away like Acnologia rn
Biggest Issue with Apex - Character dialogues / Character Banners / Thrown Into these shitty ass loot boxes, They could've done pure character progression with these characters, but Its somehow OK to price banners the same price as character skins, 1200 for character banner? Fuck Off (Same applies with hero skins) (That's Free to Play) - So somehow acceptable If I were to purchase Anthem In the UK - £46.85 £7.99 For 1 paint skin in the shop, so roughly buying 6 paint skins Is the total amount for buying 1 game, this Isn't OK, this is fucking greed you disgusting bastards, I'd also like to aim my hatred at these fucking whales buying this stupid shit. Halo Reach - You bought the game, you unlocked the EXTRA'S - 14 September 2010 Anthem - You bought the game, content that was worked on prior to release, locked Inside this nice store - 22 February 2019 Fuck this Industry
You can choose not to buy the skins and grind for "Coins" to just buy it using the in -game currency that can be earned just by playing...But yeah, I hear you, the sheer force of will that every game needs to have extra monetization is deafening sometimes.
The "grind" for these coins has to be acceptable, my part-time job during college was like £70 per shift. (6 Hours) 4600 Shards: $39.99/£31.99 = 9200 Shards: $79.98/£63.98 Anthems Storefront (to purchase everything as of that Image) would require 3000 Shards, Coin requirement Is 176000 Basically, For those who've gained this fantastic early access perk to play this finished game, In the 10Hrs In which you've played, how many storefront Items can you unlock, coins solely gained through playing the game, none of this first-time completion bonus crap. (Edit) - Console Platformers need to be held responsible, Putting Anthem aside, they also gain a cut from what Is obviously being sold through xbl/psn - We're quick (rightfully so) to throw rocks at EA/Activision/Ubisoft but surely these platform holders have a duty of care to make sure gambling mechanics such as loot boxes stay off the platform/stores +I'm not hating on Playstation/Xbox - But when you market consoles to children, as we were once ourselves, seems rather Ironic that they can just remain silent when they have the power to say yes/no to what can be on their platform.
Lol plenty of other co op games without this crud , never really understood cosmetics do not care what you look like in life or a game oh look i got a pair nike's for my mech wow.
No one buy this crap please
It's sad to see what Bioware has become. They went from one of the best and most respected RPG developers to hawking cheap crap like a street merchant. It's basically been all down hill since EA took them over.
Anthem is amazing go head stay away idiots cuz cosmetic see ya felcia ill be playing anthem
Yea they’re only cosmetics in a game where half the game is about cosmetics!. Good point! Stop defending these garbage practices. .
Half the game is about cosmetics?????? Wtf are you talking about?
Half the game is playing dress up? What the hell is wrong with some of you. It's a non-essential aspect that I'll just ignore. I don't care if other people want to play dress up and buy cosmetic stuff. It doesn't affect me.
I don’t buy f2p mt nor will I ever buy them for a full paid game. People are upset more so cause these unlocks use to be just that, unlocks. Maybe they can be obtained via progression which isn’t bad at all then, but if they are strictly tied to money then bleh
"Maybe they can be obtained via progression which isn’t bad at all then, but if they are strictly tied to money then bleh" It was confirmed like a month ago that nothing is locked behind MT's in this game and that it can all be unlocked through natural progression. But people would rather jump to conclusions than be educated as usual. This game could end up being crap but its currently being treated unfairly.
In-game currency you can buy any of the items in the store just by playing the game no wallet needed. Going by what the community who actual is playing the game, in-game currency is pretty generous. Now don't get me wrong MTX are horrible practices, especially with big AAA games that have came out like GOW, HZD, Spiderman, etc who showed you don't need MTX to be successful. I see it as this if you can earn it in-game and the grind isn't bad to get them, MTX are fine as long as its cosmetic and its not stuff that only can be purchasable with real money.
Serious question - why microtransactions are still called "MICROtransactions", when they're far from being MICRO?! $36 is more than a half of how much the game costs.
Why do you people think everything should just be given away for free? So what if there are COSMETIC OPTIONAL items for sale. They can also be unlocked through gameplay. None of it give anyone an advantage and until someone has proof that it does then shut up about it. And exactly what kind of advantage can one gain from a PVE game anyway? Bunch of cry babies out just looking to complain. These devs deserve to be paid for additional work they create. We get all expansions for free isn’t that enough? Who determines how much content is “enough” content? Greedy gamers? I swear you younger gamers are a bunch of entitled brats (not all). I’m from an era where if a game came out glitched or broken then guess what? YOURE STUCK dealing with it. No online patches or quick fixes. Now stop whining over “what if EA does this or that?!) and just either enjoy the game or stfu and just don’t buy it. End rant...
I started gaming in the Megadrive era and all the way to the PS2 era I played countless games. None of them had game breaking bugs. "These devs deserve to be paid for additional work they create." Is that why Activision is going to lay off 800 people despite having a record financial year in 2018 no doubt in great deal due to MTs in their games? Do you think that the money Anthem MTs will generate will go to the pockets of the people that made the game? For someone that calls others young, you seem to be a naive person whoever you are.
I refuse to believe you started gaming when I did and NEVER played a buggy game. That’s just unbelievable. When did this conversation become about layoffs? I’m far from naive but for someone who’s as old as you claim to be you can’t seem to stay on topic. The fact that you claim you NEVER experienced a buggy game back in the nesSega days is laughable.
I didn't say that the games I played didn't have bugs. I said that none of them had game breaking bugs. If you don't understand why I mentioned Activision layoffs after this sentence: "These devs deserve to be paid for additional work they create" then what can I say? Developers are contractors. They get paid for their work regardless of how well a game performs. Financial record year for Activision, in great deal due to MTs and still, they will lose their jobs. MTs in Activision games didn't do anything for them but they are great for Activision executives and shareholders.
That's fine I'll just buy it used off Kijiji for cheap and never give them a dime of my money
You don't HAVE to buy shards. Pretty much everything can be bought with in-game coins that you earn at a pretty good rate from what I have seen.
I have tried the game as I have few days of my premier origin access left. The game is just too slow for me, with repetitive tasks all over the place. This game is probably for people who like destiny like stuff, but not for me. Add the standard EA bullshit to it and boom, not interested, uninstalled after 2h ingame.
Every game site says the game is extraordinaire and all the bugs are fixed ... Hahahahahaha ... Shut up haters, all this fuss for fuck all !!! Shut the f*** up
At first, reading all the comments bashing Anthem for cosmetic mts that can be earned and because it's a ea game made me feel sad, then I got to thinking.. I kinda hope they raise the mts to astoundingly high prices and only a handful of people end up buying the game. Think about it, sure it would hurt the devs to get low sells and there would probably be no hope for a sequel.. But on the positive, I wounldn't have to play with a bunch of hateful people squeaking profanities at every little gripe they have. An exclusive gaming community who just enjoy the game because it's fun, that would be awesome. And for the haters, we all know you bought some DLC or some stupid mt in what ever game you think is just the best game ever, it's not like any of this is new. Just go back to your old shit and let us enjoy our shiney new fun in peace. (PS. We all know half of you haters are going to buy it anyways even though your "totally not buying this shit". You know who you are, its okay. Your not cool on the internet unless your hating on something.. shh, I won't tell. Do the lords work, the more sensitive people you scare away the more positive the Anthem community will become! 😁)
First Apex Legends and now Anthem having a reasonable microtransaction solution. Where did old EA go? Have they finally learned?
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