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  • Elysium 'Private Server' Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Financial Shenanigans - World of Warcraft - M

    If blizzard saw that a classic server was worth the time and investment, they'd have done it by now. They don't go "ah yeah that classic server would make us millions! But lets not bother making it"...

    ...no, they more go "well a lot of people are playing these classic WoW servers, but we are pretty sure most people wouldn't pay for it and it wouldn't be worth the investment and resources to put into it"
    It's not always about making millions though. When ToA expansion came out for DAoC and enough people complained about it ruining the game, guess what. Mythic Entertainment didn't go, "F*ck You!" did they? Nope, they made a classic server and the fans were happy! Blizzard doesn't need millions from a vanilla server. What they need right now is to not look like a bunch of greedy billionaire a-holes.
    GdemamiSedrynTyrosManWithNoTan
  • Questions submitted to UK government about loot boxes and gambling

    Do you really think any kid is going to care about drop chance %'s? Heck, the average gambler that walks into a casino knows every game is in the houses favor and they still go in with hopes of taking out more than they brought in. Also, gambling is an addiction and when you inject that into games for kids? You are putting young minds at risk of becoming addicted to it when they are much more vulnerable. My opinion, Loot Boxes should be banned from games, end of story. Of course we know how the world works and that won't happen. So now it's up to the parents to lock up their credit cards.

    If that doesn't work, reverse the Loot Box craze and put some money inside a locked box and tell your child it will cost $1 for a chance to open it. Than go down to your local game / hobby shop and buy some 10 sided dice which they can roll for a chance to WIN! If all goes well, you can expect your child to pay for their college education.
    GdemamiYashaX
  • Star Wars Battlefront II or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and the Love the Loot Box - Michael Bitt

    Torval said:
    Scot said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    Completely disagree with the article, sorry. Please don't compare Battlefield's P2W format with Battlefront's RNG loot boxes. Neither are good, but Battlefield's approach would definitely be the lesser of 2 evils.

    Yes, I noticed the "even BF" argument and thought that argument grasped at straws to make loot boxes sound not so bad. But yhe game altering items there are in BF, are as always only the start. Will we see loot boxes in BF by 2018? No. Will we see loot boxes in BF by 2020? The direction gaming is heading in I really could not say.
    Better question is how will that cost be passed on and in what way if there aren't loot crates.
    Subscriptions? Actually, F2P + Cash Shop + Loot Crates + Any PvP Competitive Environment = Blatant Greed AND Zero Balance. Unless of course it's strictly cosmetics, which 95% of PvP focused cash shop games fail to adhere to.
    GdemamiOzmodan
  • Star Wars Battlefront II or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and the Love the Loot Box - Michael Bitt

    Completely disagree with the article, sorry. Please don't compare Battlefield's P2W format with Battlefront's RNG loot boxes. Neither are good, but Battlefield's approach would definitely be the lesser of 2 evils.
    GdemamiOzmodan
  • Starting Cities

    I remember when EQ2 came out and they had the Betrayal quests for good / evil factions to change sides. It was more of a grind than anything else, but eventually you would be allowed to live in opposing cities and start a new life. However, that doesn't really fix the problem of which city you start in. To be honest, I don't think they've specified who spawns at which cities. Chances are, this whole argument might have simply been for naught, until we get an official answer.
    Kyleran