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  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    You're the type of person that is probably scared of groups of teenage kids because you think they are all planning to mug you.

    Note: That's an analogy.. I'm fed up of getting temp bans because the mods don't understand stuff like that. I don't really think you are scared of kids.... but obviously the idea of innocent until proven guilty is beyond you.

  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

     

    Lol, +1 for hilarity.

     

    PS Sorry if you're being serious, maybe my sarcasm detector is off today. 

     

     

     

    Crazkanuk

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  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    Lol, +1 for hilarity.

    PS Sorry if you're being serious, maybe my sarcasm detector is off today. 

    I just got trolled nice and good if they were being sarcastic lol

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,215Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    And here is all the pro-p2w people can come up with, scary predictions for invented fantasy scenarios.

    Is this what happened with LotRO?  Nope.

    Is this what happened with Tera?  Nope.

    Is this what happened with TSW?  Nope.

    Is this what happened with EQ2?  Nope.

    Is this what happened with EQ?  Nope.

    Is this what happened with DDO?  Nope.

    Even STO, Neverwinter, and GW2 which let you buy good gear through exchanging still do not sell "kill them all" features or any sort of attack/defense buff like you describe.

    So please where has this cataclysmic scenario occurred so we can compare your frame of reference with the rest on that list.

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    This may or may not pan out to be true. But regardless, I've played and left many MMOs. But typically, while the content is good, I play and don't typically leave the game until AFTER content that I don't like is introduced.

    Are you suggesting passing up several months of good free game play on the count that it MIGHT (big crystal balls here) go bad at some point? Why not play and leave then?

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

     

    Lol, +1 for hilarity.

     

    PS Sorry if you're being serious, maybe my sarcasm detector is off today. 

     

     

     

    Indeed, my post had some .. hilarity in it , special when explained about the "shop item". But on a serious note, sooner or later, we may see more powerful items in the cash shop. 

    For the guy above you : Well , are you a teenager ? If yes, then make a group (party) and try ... to mug me. You will succeed in .. having a wipe.

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  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,027Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aroukos
     

    RIFT gives you all the races. all the classes. all the UI options, bars and tools. ALL the content (dungeons/raids/warfronts, events etc), with the addition to do them as many times as it pleases you (unlike swtor e.g.) . all items/gear/weapons. full access to forums. full ingame support (yes dear swtor, RIFT let ppl make petitions and speak with a GM even as f2p) etc etc etc all of those are COMPLETELY FREE!

    so, dont you think crying and whining about NORMAL dungeon gear in cash shop, is a bit TOO MUCH?

    anyway as it concerns me its the best model (not only as f2p) i have ever experienced in a mmo.

    thx a lot TRION and keep up the good work

     

     

    The addition of normal raid gear breaks the progression for their raid game mechanic.   Do you know of any product that is better broken?  

     

    My point is that the conversion to a cash shop model is not being implemented properly, and it would be prudent to assume that cash shop items breaking game mechanics will continuously be added to the game.   The normal gear is ok at this point, but what happens when they add the next tier, and the next tier after that?

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon

    What I find so hilarious, is that for months now, when ever someone would comment on how good a game Rift was, there would always be a sentiment that said, It would be the best game on the market if it went F2P or something along those lines.

    Now that Trion listened and did it, baseless threads like this have popped out from ever nook and cranny of these boards.

     

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,027Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

     

     

    Players want a cash shop built correctly, and not one that relies on supremacy goods and other game breaking item shop purchases.

  • dontadowdontadow Detroit, MIPosts: 1,044Member Common
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    It's not pay to win. You're just playing with your wallet until endgame then you have to work a little bit for the rest of the equipment.

    Folk who have no idea what "pay to win" means. I still havn'mt found an mmorpg that had a win condition.  They all seem to keep going forever. 

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    This may or may not pan out to be true. But regardless, I've played and left many MMOs. But typically, while the content is good, I play and don't typically leave the game until AFTER content that I don't like is introduced.

    Are you suggesting passing up several months of good free game play on the count that it MIGHT (big crystal balls here) go bad at some point? Why not play and leave then?

    Yes, I am sorry! I am not playing the game. I never did. And you are...right somehow , play the game until something it's add to the game that it does not "work" with you. This is what I did (somehow) with Aion and Lineage 2. 

    I think I was in the same boat as many of you, when Aion or Lineage 2 became F2P. I told myself that they will not add over-power items, well , few months later, they did and of course it will happen with Rift too, someday ! :)

    Play it and enjoy it now! You are.. excited about a new beginning and you don't want something bad to happen to your game. It's...understandable :) Hope I am wrong however. 

    Have fun!

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thinktank001
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

     

     

    Players want a cash shop built correctly, and not one that relies on supremacy goods and other game breaking item shop purchases.

    And ask 100 players to define "a cash shop built correctly", "supremacy goods" and "game breaking item" you will get 100 different answers.

    And BTW, I've looked at this shop, I don't see any supremacy goods or game breaking items.

    Please list examples of such and how they break the game, and how other games with similar options have similar possibilities without being "broken"

    This whole thread is a knee jerk over reaction.

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Four0Six

    Would a Power Leveling service be convenient? Yup, sure would, so convenient that I wouldn't have to waste any of my time leveling.

    What I am doing is using your argument of "Rift selling gear is convenient so it is good", and using it on something most everybody says is bad.

    You see getting to buy gear after you level as convenient, I can argue that buying a character at max level would be MORE convenient.

    Any time a publisher begins to sell convenience, they start down a slippery slope. Today it is entry level raid gear so you can start to raid, when they want to bring in the next wave, then they sell the next tier of gear, and so on , and so on. That is the problem with selling convenience. What is convenient today is not tomorrow. But, since you already set the precedent you are stuck upping the ante.

    As far as you defining Pay to Win, I would like to point out that this gear drops based on a roll system. Meaning to get a piece you need to WIN a roll............So yes I CAN argue, buying gear is PAYING TO WIN, the gear roll at least.

    Later Later

    I'm not seeing your PL point.  People have been selling PL services for plat for quite a while now.  You can even do it cross server.  It's not something I believe in doing, but if that's how someone wants to roll why not let them?

    What slippery slope exactly does selling convenience put us down?  What horrible consequence is waiting at the bottom of the slide?

    You're wrong with your last statement.  Equivalent gear is not rng based.  It is mostly token based.  All the rng gear that drops in dungeons is crap and vendor/runebreak fodder.  You can craft better gear.  All the sourcestone gear is also not rng based.  The only good rng based gear are the weapons from boss chests and you can't buy that directly with credits (although you could buy an orange lockbox and hope to get lucky).

    My PL point concerned the claim that it was merely "convenience" to have gear sold in the CS, I was arguing that it would also be "Convenient" to have PL, or just buy max level toons. What players do with in game plat or time wasn't part of the argument, what Trion is selling is, would you so callously support Trion selling, or leveling toons? Doubtfull.

    The slippery slope, as I thought I mentioned, is "Today it is entry level gear, tomorrow it is tier 2 raid gear, next update it is PvP gear, just to be convenient, and next update it is tier 3 raid gear." May be some hyperbole there.

    I am slightly confused by your statement in the end, that claims that all this gear they are selling is fodder for runebreaking, yet this thread is about Trion selling the gear to raid in.

    Hope it all works out for Rift fans. Like I said, I quit long before F2P.

    Just felt like some semantics arguments might be fun today.

  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member
    Originally posted by IceAge

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    one of the ... how do I put this nicely...ah...dumbest posts I've ever read on MMORPG. I hope you were being sarcastic because I can't tell. If you were, apologies for my comment.

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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thinktank001
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

     

     

    Players want a cash shop built correctly, and not one that relies on supremacy goods and other game breaking item shop purchases.

     

    Correct, but it was already established that these are not supremacy goods, you earn better in-game. The idea of P2W is that NOT paying will severely hamper you in "end game" content, meaning either PvE or PvP. That's simply not the case here. Shoot, you can actually get better gear simply by running dungeons! So how is it pay to win when the majority of people playing at the same level have better stuff than you, even if you purchased it at the cash shop? 

     

    It's more like pay to be mediocre. I'm ok with that. I don't know what the big deal is here. 

    Crazkanuk

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by Hatefull

    Literally within 5 minutes of reaching level 60 (max atm) you can buy all the gear you need to raid.  I thought we weren't going pay to win Trion?  what happened there?  I know you can buy your PvP kit as well not sure what impact that will have, but I am sure it won't be all that great.

    Why sell gear at all?  It is so unnecessary, sell mounts, pets, wardrobe and dimension (think housing) items and you will make heaps.  But selling start raiding armor and weapons, to me that is exactly what paytowin is.  

    Just my opinions, I am sure most will disagree, but this game, just broke for me.

    Listen to me very carefully, my friend. What you see now in the cash shop it's nothing, compared with how the CS will "look-like" in the upcoming months. This is how they start. At first, they told you that selling X,Y,Z item is fine and it's not P2W and that it gives new players (noobs) a "possibility", to catch up with the elders. 

    After few months , guess what? "BUY NOW - This limited item(pack) which will helps you "kill them all" ! YOU don't want to lose this. Only 99.99$. Bonus : 3 Scrolls which increase your attack by 9999 for 2 hours and a Thank you for playing Rift " .

    Run! I am not joking!  Run...

    This may or may not pan out to be true. But regardless, I've played and left many MMOs. But typically, while the content is good, I play and don't typically leave the game until AFTER content that I don't like is introduced.

    Are you suggesting passing up several months of good free game play on the count that it MIGHT (big crystal balls here) go bad at some point? Why not play and leave then?

    Yes, I am sorry! I am not playing the game. I never did. And you are...right somehow , play the game until something it's add to the game that it does not "work" with you. This is what I did (somehow) with Aion and Lineage 2. 

    I think I was in the same boat as many of you, when Aion or Lineage 2 became F2P. I told myself that they will not add over-power items, well , few months later, they did and of course it will happen with Rift too, someday ! :)

    Play it and enjoy it now! You are.. excited about a new beginning and you don't want something bad to happen to your game. It's...understandable :) Hope I am wrong however. 

    Have fun!

    Here's how I see it.

    I played Rappelz for a good 3 or 4 months some time ago. That game has a P2W cash shop. When someone was a heavy cash shop user, you and everyone else knew it. It was undeniable. In Rappelz, the P2W factor came in the form of RNG. In other words, the mechanics for obtaining suff was in the game, but it was all but impossible to get it due to RNG. Unless you bout the modifiers. So if you saw someone with an exceptionally advanced pet, you knew they used the CS, or if they had exceptionally developed gear, etc.

    If you are in Rift and you are dungeon PUGing, and the guy next to you has all his gear from the CS, nothing short of him admitting it to you will tip you off that hes a CS user.

    I'm not talking about cosmetic items, just purchases that will affect your in game stats. If there is no way to tell if it came from game play or cash shop, then it doesn't affect you. It's not game breaking. It certainly isn't breaking your game or you'd know about it.

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by thinktank001
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

     

     

    Players want a cash shop built correctly, and not one that relies on supremacy goods and other game breaking item shop purchases.

    Who are these players ? All these free to play games that " players" don't like the way the cash shop is, seem to have an income coming from somewhere.

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon

    OK, I've gone back in and have done a deeper investigation. I have actually found P2W in Rift. Seriously. It's there. Those players who will continue to pay a monthly subscription will in fact gain advantages unavailable to anyone else.

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    OK, I've gone back in and have done a deeper investigation. I have actually found P2W in Rift. Seriously. It's there. Those players who will continue to pay a monthly subscription will in fact gain advantages unavailable to anyone else.

    Liar ! You actually made me click on their store ! :)

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    OK, I've gone back in and have done a deeper investigation. I have actually found P2W in Rift. Seriously. It's there. Those players who will continue to pay a monthly subscription will in fact gain advantages unavailable to anyone else.

    Liar ! You actually made me click on their store ! :)

    Not sure if it's in the store.

    I was referring to this

    http://www.riftgame.com/en/store/#patron

     

    When I was a kid growing up, the Lottery system used to run a series of ads using the slogan "You can't win if you don't play."

    So, looking at the priority queue bonus for Subsription members, Right there, it's pay to win.

  • AroukosAroukos AthensPosts: 571Member
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    OK, I've gone back in and have done a deeper investigation. I have actually found P2W in Rift. Seriously. It's there. Those players who will continue to pay a monthly subscription will in fact gain advantages unavailable to anyone else.

     

    Yes sir! This is indeed P2W! Keep up the good job :)

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thinktank001
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    What do you guys really want? A "Triple A" MMORPG that has no means of earning any money what so ever?

     

     

    Players want a cash shop built correctly, and not one that relies on supremacy goods and other game breaking item shop purchases.

    Looking at whats available, I'm having a very difficult time, finding the "supremacy goods"... ^^  Perhaps you would care to provide some examples?  All of the things I'm seeing, are rather below what can be gained from runs through various upper level dungeons, let alone the raids.

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member
    Originally posted by Hatefull
    Originally posted by Shadowguy64

    I wish there was a way to identify players who buy their gear so I can point at them and laugh at them.

     

    "Hey Bob, I see you paid for your gear. Way to go man. You're pretty pro."

    lol that would be funny.  Everything else about the game I like, more or less, but this was a ridiculous move imo.  Selling gear never ends well.

    To the ones that say its just starter, yeah it lets you skip all the expert dungeons...do you know the other reason(s) for running experts?  To learn some boss mechanics, to learn to play your toon etc etc.  Leveling and raiding are way different specs...unless you have no clue about either.

     

    Anyway, yeah pay2win(ish) is about as far as I will bend on this one.

    you don't have to play the game... also, if the shop wont sell the actual gear or recieve a huge backlash, they'll probably remove it ?

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  • sycofiendsycofiend Frederick, MDPosts: 128Member

    Lack of thinking things through FTL,

     

    The haters in this thread are missing two really big and glaring obvious points

    1. Trion is not a philanthropy organization out to make games at their expense for the good of MMO players everywhere .. they are a business and  how exactly do you suppose they keep developers on staff, servers running and internet bills paid with a Free 2 play game ?? Sure it doesn't *have* to be gear, but that also plays into #2

    2. Longevity and ability for new players to join .. one of the big downsides of the gear-based progression MMO's is that if you are late to the party, chances are you will have one hell of time getting caught up on gear enough to even GO on the current raids, and in most cases guilds tire of end eventually stop raiding old content, which creates a catch-22. New players cant get the gear they need to raid without doing raiding, but nobody is doing the lesser raids anymore.

    to me in makes sense to make the entry level gear purchasable, and keep top-end gear droppable. Its a win-win,  new players can get right in and participate, keeping the game fresh and alive, Trion gets funding .. keeping the game funded and alive.

     

    Quite frankly I don't see your problem, if you have the time and will and freinds to achieve without spending a dime, Bravo, why do you even care what others do ??  Well one reason might be if Trion cannot fund the game anymore ... they shut down and you wont be playing any more yourself.

     

    THINK PEOPLE !

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In ..Posts: 1,013Member Common
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Originally posted by IceAge
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer

    OK, I've gone back in and have done a deeper investigation. I have actually found P2W in Rift. Seriously. It's there. Those players who will continue to pay a monthly subscription will in fact gain advantages unavailable to anyone else.

    Liar ! You actually made me click on their store ! :)

    Not sure if it's in the store.

    I was referring to this

    http://www.riftgame.com/en/store/#patron

     

    When I was a kid growing up, the Lottery system used to run a series of ads using the slogan "You can't win if you don't play."

    So, looking at the priority queue bonus for Subsription members, Right there, it's pay to win.

    While I am VERY against the P2W cash-shop , I am afraid that the "subscription" I see there, is not (that) P2W. I am all for XP, Drop boost , and stuff like that in the favor of having.......GEAR! 

    10-15% of XP, Reputation, Mount Speed, etc it's OK for a F2P title. However, this does not change the fact that I see Rift as a P2W because of the Gear they sell in the cash-shop.

    Whoever says that Trion is a business company and that they somehow needs to earn some money, I agree. But there are better ways to earn good money and also keep the players for a far more period of time, connected to the game.

    Reporter: What's behind Blizzard success, and how do you make your gamers happy?
    Blizzard Boss: Making gamers happy is not my concern, making money.. yes!

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