Blizzard has launched Diablo 4's cosmetics for sale and the prices is absurdly high with prices ranging from $15 to even $28.
30 dollars for a frock?! 🤣 FU Blizzard.
I know it's optional but yeah, I hear you. I mean this is a full priced retail game...
Someone has to pay for Activision acquisition.
Do you know how expensive it is to hand sew a frock..30 dollars is nothing ;-)
They Immortaled their Diablo 3 reskin...nice.
Water is also wet.
What isn't overpriced? I can't even tell what a deal looks like. Get 3!! pay for 4.. it used to be 5, Now only..
Course they did Just after reviews gave it glowing praise “Quick we’ve secured our game and sales, release the MT prices”
And they know casual gamers will fall for it. This is another reason why Microsoft wants to acquire them. Perfect for gamepass. COD, World of Warcraft, and Diablo will fit in nicely
They learned from the mobile game that there are fans that will eat this up.
Well, from SkillUp’s review, they apparently gave reviewers the information about what would be in the store including prices (obviously not for every single thing). I dont really see them particularly far from the current MT prices on every other game so it would make sense it didnt cause an uproar. That said, they are unbelievably stupid prices that wouldnt exist if not for streamers/whales (though many whales tend to be streamers) To me, they have completely broken the MT economy in the entire industry by making sure just a handful of people generate so much revenue for the companies by buying practically everything, that its basically irrelevant for the companies to target the average consumer in their MT. And the viewers in turn make it a vicious cycle that basically require them to keep doing that as well
Actually, while the store wasn't open during the review period reviewers saw footage of the store and the prices. (Skill Up mentions it.) There's no surprises here.
All they need is for 1% of Diablo fans to buy this and they win big. It’s a sad reality.
Queue the echo chamber of shills crowing on about "I like the game so I don't mind dropping $30 for a helmet cosmetic that I may or may not use still within a week". It's just so funny to me that they'd rather price these things at outrageous prices instead of making more accessibly obtainable for more people. These aren't even MICRO-transactions anymore. It's just paying full price for a game for a single dumb costume.
Doent matter people will buy it. Just let it go.
Yup, people that are into this, price doesn't matter... its probably fine. People that complain... would never buy this, even if it was $1.99. I think no body is surprised and you should see even more of this after season 1 hits.
I'd gladly buy cosmetic items in a game that I get lots of enjoyment from as long as they're at a fair price, which these definitely aren't... I'd never lost more than a fiver though which means I literally never buy anything via mtx because they're overpriced everywhere
Gentleman, Microsoft wants to purchase Activision-Blizzard. Now, they're not exactly changing their business tactic ready for Microsoft to buy them out, no, I'd say this is something you can very much expect Microsoft to continue from here on out, this is how Microsoft does business and how they intend to recoup their $70 billion investment as quickly as possible. It's not something Microsoft is set to abandon, nah, this is the future for Xbox business. Microsoft intends to get back that $70 billion really fast and this is how they're gonna do it. And because it's Call of Duty, yup, gamers are dumb enough to buy the game and then let Microsoft pick their pocket dry. There's no respect from Microsoft to their customers, this is how such a large corporation treats their loyal and desperate Xbots that have been fighting for their success and it's horrible for the industry. A smart person could see this a mile away. Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Activision see this all the same way, it's the same business mentality and tact. This is what Xbox games will become, Bobby Kotick then part of Xbox or even Head of Xbox. Remember when devs left Atari for on screen credit for their work? And at one time they were the cool guys? Well, this is what they built
waiting for the eventual, "don't you guys have jobs???"
Don't buy them then?
'It's only $0.99 for a horse armour that looks cool. What could go wrong?'
Say that to @PixelOmen
wat the hell lol
Welcome to the modern gaming era. This stuff exists because there is a market and money keeps coming in. I think some of these cosmetics look amazing but I won't be spending that sort of cash on a skin...
Oh my god what a shock said no one. And of course once again they wait til reviews are already out lol.
I mean how do they come up with those f**ked up prices?!?! 80$ for the whole game, yet 4 outfits will cost you the same?! What are they smoking?
People that buy this shit are responsible why it continues to exist. Its the consumers that made dlc and cosmetic dlc /microtransactions something successful.