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Wizardry said:Even if ANY item is cosmetic,the whole idea of immersive gaming inside a mmorpg is what?To buy stuff from a cash shop?
There is NO EXCUSE for selling game assets that belong 100% inside the game world so that players earn every inch ,everything they build,keep,craft.
No matter what defensive excuse someone comes up with there is also the added fact that once a cash shop is implemented NOBODY has any control over how far it goes and ruins the game and the immersive feeling players can have.
So for example,you invest 2-3 years in this game,then all of a sudden they introduce something in the cash shop that is insane and pisses you off,then what,suck it up ,get a refund? "good luck with that,plus your time invested is already ruined/lost.
Everything in a game should stay in the game,everything in a game should be created in the game,cash shops are and always will be bullshit.
Create a good game,if you need ongoing costs ,charge a monthly sub fee,if players don't like a sub fee they are telling you that your game is not good enough,so then improve it so there is some value/worth,EASY plan if your business knows what it is doing.
I've recently returned to World of Warcraft and the disappointment in how faceroll the end game content is infinite. It doesn't feel like the WoW I remember. It's still fun, but it's crap compared to how it used to be.
It definitely sucks to miss out on content because it's too difficult and you can't get into a party that's doing it. But I think that's a lot better and far more rewarding than going into a game like WoW in its current state and literally doing nothing while bosses fall before your group.
Yeah the thing is, the difficulty is tuned differently for WoW. You will be going in and facerolling everything on normal difficulty and even heroic, but then you get into Mythic, and one mistake wipes your group. Raiding is a tad different though, because anything that isn't in raid finder is way more difficult. Try doing a raid on Mythic and just pushing buttons. It wont work. You have to know exactly what to do when. It's incredibly difficult.