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  • Where was this game all my life?

    Okay so these are just my initial expressions...only 19 hours played according to steam but I only started early this morning (PST time). but wow is the early game great. For me, if early game is bad I don't bother playing, so a good early game is far easier to get into than if the only good part of the game is max level.

    With that said...here I am doing the tutorial this morning...get to level two and...the most hilarious announcer in a game pops up

    "You leveled up! Way to go cupcake!"

    and then the chat said he announces a lot when doing combo kills/leveling/dying and makes you feel really bad dying. But thus far in the game is been so much laughs.

    And its actually a ton of fun. I did hear of this game a long time ago, but everyone made it out to be terrible, dead and not worth playing. But game seems fairly lively to me, compared to games like Ryzom/EQ2 (which both I tried recently)...not as much as ESO/GW2, but lively enough I think. Doing better than EQ2 (live servers, not the classic EQ2 servers) as far as I've seen, in terms of socialness in chat. But I dunno how the game is later population wise, only going by chat and the people I see running around. I'm not doing science on the numbers here, just what I've personally seen :P 

    But anyway, population aside...community is friendly as far as I've seen...and the game has been more fun than any initial playing I've done of any MMO. The only MMO that beats the early impression experience is WoW back when it first released...but this is probably the most fun I've had in a long time. And I love all the humor in the game and the random announcer is the best. I dunno how much fun I'll have later...but early impressions (first day impressions) are amazing.

    And I never knew about this game because everyone said to avoid it xD
    Mikeha
  • 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