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


    Siveria said:

    Sadly how it is now won't change, it'll only get worse because the devs and publishers know most players are stupid and will buy into microtransactions like a fly to crap. Gamers today that started in the ps2 era have killed gaming as they are the main ones who buy into all this microtransaction crap, because they do not know how it orignally was and they think its normal.


    I feel like this is the real problem; a new generation of gamers, brought up on F2P mobile games, brainwashed into thinking that microtransactions are somehow 'just the way it is', or dare I say it 'justified' even in full priced games with optional subs, founders packs, season passes, and 10 different pre-order 'collectors' editions (half of which don't actually include the game)...

    For now I've got the likes of Divinity: Original Sin 2, Battlechasers: Nightwar, Grim Dawn (with new expansion), and upcoming games like Battletech to keep me going... though what things could look like in a few years in rather scary, especially if the likes of Battlefront II and Shadow of War are well received :S.
    Gdemami
  • Chronicles of Elyria - A Delayed Concern - MMORPG.com

    I think you may be right about that last part... as a software developer (though not in games) I am very wary of management that sets unrealistic timelines, and the initial timeline for CoE was well down the 'Impossible' end of the scale.

    PS. I would even rate this 1 year delay as 'Highly Unrealistic', and would not be surprised at all if further delays are announced (assuming they don’t just push out a half-baked ‘launch’ version and / or label it ‘early access’ for the next 3+ years).
    KyleranSlapshot1188GdemamiTimEisenDiegoMarquez