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Well, except your Avatar ...Kyleran said:
This is from the Moonhunters guys, I expect it'll actually be pretty great.
I can almost absolutely guarantee I won't be playing this.
I don't do silly.
While there's truth to that and it's a good point, there are other reasons why prices go up. It's not "all about development costs" and "fiscal projections" incorporate a lot of things. Salaries go up, rents go up, Utilities go up.Iselin said:I think there is an underlying perception that some believe is "economic truth" that since a loaf of bread cost "x" in 2000 and it costs "x+y" in 2017, everything else should follow the same pattern (never mind that wages, especially minimum wages don't... but that's a different discussion )MadFrenchie said:I'm kind of wondering what extra costs we're even referring to here. It's not like the previous title released a decade ago.. So, inflation, I guess?
When applied to game prices it ignores the explosion in the market that for example, made 100K players in an MMO in 2000 a success where that would be a colossal failure in 2017.
Game prices have remained relatively the same simply because the volume of sales, without and equal volume of costs associated with the increased sales, has exploded. But there seems to be this casual folk wisdom going around that the prices should be higher because you know, bread costs more.
Then the next step is to posit that we the consumers are cheap bastards and we need to be tricked into paying what we should be paying. Sure keep the box price at $69.99 just like 10 years ago but since we should be paying more (see above) the companies need to add microtransactions and loot boxes so they can charge that $99.99 average which is what they really "should be" charging.
These things, expressed in simple twitter-friendly one liners, is what I see posted over and over again in any internet post trying to defend shady business practices in game we would otherwise want to play.
You should also make sure she does all her homework when she gets home and THEN do chores and THEN if there is time she can playSBFord said:My daughter has it preloaded and can't wait. She's just bummed I'm going to make her go to school on release day.
Has to do with being engaged in the world and having a place in the world over just "appearing" after a login screen.DeadSpock said:Been a mmorpg gamer since 2003 and few real life friends as well we started at same time none of us care at all about housing. I don't understand how so many people care about housing in a mmorpg. Do you like playing with dolls too? I'm in for the combat part or I would play sims if not.
Ok, you win this round ...waynejr2 said:Sovrath said:
Heck, I live in a city and I can walk down certain streets at certain times of the day and not see people.
And some people go to the bathroom in groups! haha.