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  • Activision Granted Patent that Pairs Players to Increase Microtransaction Purchases - General News

    MikeB said:




    Why does it matter if a game has microtransactions or not? Is the game good? Then why punish yourself from playing a good game? I play Destiny 2 on console and its amazing and a ton of fun...I'm not gonna self harm myself by not playing it just because of some loot boxes or whatever. I'm gonna buy Star Wars Battlefront 2, because I love star wars and its looking to be another great game.

    Too many people rage against microtransactions and DLC...and the vast majority of time they'd have no effect on the persons game.

    Oh well, I hope those people leave the gaming genre so people who actually LIKE games can enjoy games without a bunch of whiners complaining about them.


    And wasn't there a pro-microtransaction article just recently praising loot boxes and microtransactions? It was for battlefront 2 lol

    http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/468796/star-wars-battlefront-ii-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-the-love-the-loot-box-michael-bitt#latest

    Just like that article on this site, I learned to stop worrying about things like this and just enjoying the game itself. Now I have far more fun in all kinds of games.



    No, it absolutely wasn't. It was a nuanced piece about the tradeoffs of loot boxes vs. a season pass specifically within the context of a multiplayer shooter like Battlefront. The entire argument is hinged on the quality of the implementation. If something like this were part of the implementation, it would obviously be an instant deal breaker. This is pretty damn terrible.
    Ah, okay. I guess I misunderstood it then. Thanks for the clarification :) 

    Though do agree, microtransactions overall have gotten a lot worse. I personally just ignore it and play the games. The games themselves are a lot of fun. I don't bother with the microtransaction stuff. But as of now, people still buy the game(s) in mass (despite all the negativity) and a lot of people (especially console users) buy them up. 

    If it ever gets to the point the game becomes like a full on casino where every single quest, piece of content you gotta pay for a chance to use and then pay even more for a random RNG reward...I'd definitely be out lol.

    This one though doesn't seem that bad to me. But maybe its just me. Like if I get paired with someone who has microtransactions wouldn't bother me at all, and if it was a pay to win game I wouldn't play it anyway.

    I personally don't think this effects anyone but those playing pay to win games and they get paired with someone who spent tons of money on the game. But the game would already be pay to win to begin with in that situation so it doesn't really matter. If its just cosmetic stuff and someone goes "wow that looks so cool I want that" then yeah that be a nice incentive but wouldn't feel forced to pay for it.
    Gdemami
  • Activision Granted Patent that Pairs Players to Increase Microtransaction Purchases - General News

    Why does it matter if a game has microtransactions or not? Is the game good? Then why punish yourself from playing a good game? I play Destiny 2 on console and its amazing and a ton of fun...I'm not gonna self harm myself by not playing it just because of some loot boxes or whatever. I'm gonna buy Star Wars Battlefront 2, because I love star wars and its looking to be another great game.

    Too many people rage against microtransactions and DLC...and the vast majority of time they'd have no effect on the persons game.

    Oh well, I hope those people leave the gaming genre so people who actually LIKE games can enjoy games without a bunch of whiners complaining about them.
    And wasn't there a pro-microtransaction article just recently praising loot boxes and microtransactions? It was for battlefront 2 lol

    http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/468796/star-wars-battlefront-ii-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-the-love-the-loot-box-michael-bitt#latest

    Just like that article on this site, I learned to stop worrying about things like this and just enjoying the game itself. Now I have far more fun in all kinds of games.
    GdemamiKyleran
  • Activision Granted Patent that Pairs Players to Increase Microtransaction Purchases - General News

    Why does it matter if a game has microtransactions or not? Is the game good? Then why punish yourself from playing a good game? I play Destiny 2 on console and its amazing and a ton of fun...I'm not gonna self harm myself by not playing it just because of some loot boxes or whatever. I'm gonna buy Star Wars Battlefront 2, because I love star wars and its looking to be another great game.

    Too many people rage against microtransactions and DLC...and the vast majority of time they'd have no effect on the persons game.

    Oh well, I hope those people leave the gaming genre so people who actually LIKE games can enjoy games without a bunch of whiners complaining about them.
    IselinGdemamiskadadKyleran
  • Warframe Plains of Eidolon Expansion Disappointing... Avoid.

    Well, this thread did do something useful. Made me look at Warframe on Steam, read a bit about it and now I'm giving it a try. Somehow never heard of Warframe or glanced it by lol. Seems same experience in this thread that happened to Forgrimm lol
    SovrathConstantineMerus
  • What's with the overall lack of superhero games?

    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:
    Loke666 said:
    JakeSim said:
    Po_gg said:
    I'm puzzled... there's 2 (3 if you count diablo clones as MMO :wink: ), and 4 (or 5) in the planning.
    For a fairly niche subgenre I wouldn't call that "lacking".
    Alright, take this perspective. You're saying there's 2-7 games rn. Now, look at the typical fantasy genre in itself or even space/scifi. there's an abundance. Or, we can just take the standard survival genre that is peaking right now. They are all well beyond 2-7 games in total.

    The genre is lacking. 2-7 is extremely limited in comparison to all the other genres out there. ;) It is lacking.
    Space/Sci-fi is a way broader definition, that is why there is more there. Almost all MMOs are high fantasy for some silly reason, everything else is lacking, not just super hero games.
    I think the issue is even more basic.   Super Hero games are basically "stuck" in the present day age and  with very few exceptions has proven to be the least favorite setting for MMORPGS at least.

    Role playing Clark Kent and Tony Stark has less appeal than Gruknak the Orc Destroyer. 

    Well, at least for me anyway.

    (Although an economic driven MMO called "Zillionaires" would draw my interest) 
    Strange how things work; I spent more time RPing in CoH than any other MMORPG I played. /shrug Role playing a hero, specifically a flawed one, seemed more natural than an Orc to me.
    Well I guess roleplaying a superhero or Tony Stark would be too much like my real life.

    B)
    Why, do you roleplay them in real life too?
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