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I don't recall the timestamp where it was. I just remember listening to this yesterday and rolling my eyes.
He says "we don't want to sell power in this game", referring to the F2P model and the cash shop. Yet the first people to end-game and the highest levels were those who bought Fortune Cards, and more importantly XP pots in the cash shop.
Yes, I'm talking about those 50-60's rolling all the 20's and 30's and 40's in PvP. So, when you go into PvP, those people who spent real money are the ones rolling everyone else.
In these games, levels are power. If you sell XP pots, fortune cards, things that help you get gear (magic find/item find), you're selling power. Cosmetic things are the only things that aren't power when it comes to cash shops.
I don't mind it. I know that's how F2P works. They have to make money. But he is being dishonest when he says "we don't want to sell power". The ONLY REASON PEOPLE OPEN THEIR WALLETS IN A CASH SHOP IS FOR A SENSE OF POWER.
The only reason developers have switched to F2P en-masse is in hopes of making more money than the old "buy it for $50 and pay a monthly fee" model could've.Hey, that's fine. If you can pull it off, good for you; but lying to everyone about it is lame. How about the ridiculous amount of inventory space combined with non-stackable crafting materials, and then you go on to say "there's a big debate about inventory space".
No there isn't.
You just want people to buy it. Not only can you NOT stack crafting materials, but you also don't have the auction house in game yet which you speak of, which means players are selling a lot of valuable things to the vendor for small amounts. The people who will end up on top are those who buy more storage space now to save up for when the auction house is live.
Don't give me crap about "we're figuring out how to stack crafting materials" when you have the code in game to stack xp pots and other items. You're intentionally making crafting mats unstackable to drive people to buy space. WEAK WEAK WEAK. And not only that, crafting mats - when you're forced to sell them or donate them to the vendor - are only worth 5 creds/xp, regardless of level.
Awful. Breivik, please stop name-dropping D2, you're doing a disservice to that great game with the tripe you're putting out now. Too much dishonesty for me. It speaks against his character. I'm not playing this title anymore.
P.S.: It's ironic how he says in this interview how Deadpool is his favorite, AND how he loves PvP, all the while Deadpool is the most OP in PvP and the class everyone calls BS when you're in PvP.
Pro-tip, if you like PvP and you're playing this game, roll a deadpool. It's his fav. Derp.