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Kids can now bypass mom and dad now and play F2P MMO's on thier own terms.

IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member

Just when you thought cash shops apitimy of F2P MMO's now mom and Dad can set up a Virtual Piggy for Jr to spend yet even more money on these F2P games.

You know when I was a kid My mother gave me SNES games that I enjoyed for hrs at a time. She did not have to contenue to spend her hard earn cash to keep me playing. That show you how pathatic these F2P companies are willing to go. Willing to make it more easy to steal Mom and Dads hard earn money just so JR can happy.

Do kids even ride bikes anymore or jump rope? In this case I will blame the parents for giving into JR and not making them go out side and play.

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Comments

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon
    hmmm, your mother gave you games? My mother made me earn money for my things by having me do actual chores (not making my bed or setting the table).
  • BossalinieBossalinie Hattiesburg, MSPosts: 683Member Uncommon
    I hate when mmo players act like they never played video games with others when they were kids...
  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    hmmm, your mother gave you games? My mother made me earn money for my things by having me do actual chores (not making my bed or setting the table).

    Very good point TY Acualy I had to earn my money also it was just once in ahwile my mother had the extra money to spen on her kids and of course what did we want lol SNES games.image

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  • uidCausticuidCaustic acworth, GAPosts: 128Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    hmmm, your mother gave you games? My mother made me earn money for my things by having me do actual chores (not making my bed or setting the table).

    What he said.

  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 1,637Member Uncommon

    The OP hardly makes any sense. I remember buying Mario Kart 1 back then from my birthday money and it equalled 70€ in the old currency.

    Now 70€ .. damn that's quite a lot for a game even in modern times. So I don't see how it's any problem when parents have an overview and give their kids an allowance of let's say 10€ a month. Not much difference to a classical subscription and compared to my Mario Kart, it means the kids will be fine on their game for the next 7 months.

    The decision here is made by the parents and has nothing to do with "greed" from f2p companies.

    I have an entitlement delusion - because I have this strange idea that my 50$ should have the same value as anyone else's 50$
    "Your account is not entitled to the same value as a new account. Just saying you are entitled to the same as someone else because you said so is exactly what expresses your entitlement issues."

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,315Member Uncommon

    I think you're being a little unfair there OP.

    Giving kids an allowance to manage themselves (often gradually increasing it over the years / under certain conditions) has been quite a classical thing for many years indeed. Now it's just electronic rather than cash.

    I'm not too familiar with the system, but from what I garner, it's not just used to buy games with. You could also use it to buy items for real-life use, such as well... balls and bikes.

    Feel free to use my referral link for SW:TOR if you want to test out the game. You'll get some special unlocks!

  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    You know you're old when you start making "kids these days"-comments.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,853Member Uncommon
    If the parents are the one to set it up doesn't that place the responsibly on them also? Sounds just like a Paypal account to me so I'm a bit confused where the problem is.
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Aelious
    If the parents are the one to set it up doesn't that place the responsibly on them also? Sounds just like a Paypal account to me so I'm a bit confused where the problem is.

    Don't be silly it's never the parents fault. I mean it's not like you never saw kids in age of conan..how is a parent suppose to know. All they did was buy the game and give them their credit card. They shouldn't be responsible !...right ?

     

  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    Originally posted by Quirhid
    You know you're old when you start making "kids these days"-comments.

    LMAO ya ok maybe so. I just seems that time have change for better or for worse for MMO's or gaming companies in general?

    Guess on each persons point of view.

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  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member

    There are good and bad points. Just off the top of my head - quickly.

     

    Good

    1. Parents know what their child is doing online and can ultimately control it

    2. Parents ultimately say yes or no.

     

    Bad

    1. Developers get hooked on CS's

    2. Kids expect more of this.

     

     

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon

    off topic but on topic:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZtBCpo0eU

    If Quake was done today...

     

    "When i was gaming at your age, we rocket jumped all the way to school, uphill, both ways....in boiling lava."

  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,509Member
    Originally posted by Sovrath

    off topic but on topic:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZtBCpo0eU

    If Quake was done today...

     

    "When i was gaming at your age, we rocket jumped all the way to school, uphill, both ways....in boiling lava."

    LOL quake and 99% of todays games.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Isturi

    You know when I was a kid My mother gave me SNES games that I enjoyed for hrs at a time. She did not have to contenue to spend her hard earn cash to keep me playing. That show you how pathatic these F2P companies are willing to go. Willing to make it more easy to steal Mom and Dads hard earn money just so JR can happy.

    Stop. Take a breath. Now think...

    • Each  SNES game that your mom gave you probably cost 30-50 dollars. She did spend her hard earned cash to get you those games. Putting 5-10 a month into a virtual piggy bank probably comes out to far less over time.
    • How is metering and controlling what your kid spends a bad thing? Hell, it can even be an incentive for getting good grades or doing chores around the house much like an allowance, but in a reward format.
    • Doesn't this system do the opposite of that last line and discourage stealing money or spending too much from the saved CC?
     
    Yes, you hate F2P. We get it. I just don't think you realize how badly that hatred has skewed your view of things.

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    Its not 1992 anymore.

    Instead of spending $40-50 bucks on a snes game they add funds to an online accont. Times change. not always for the better, but change non the less.

    Its a digital age with books, music, games, movies and more in entertainment. Better get used to it.

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