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  • UPDATE: Trion Removes $100 Loot Box Due to Customer Feedback

    So... at what point did it become OK (at least in the mind of an executive) to charge $100 for a random mount? Do people really go for this? ... I ask because all stuff like this does to me is scream 'Never, ever, touch this game'.
  • World of Warcraft Classic – Quality of Life - Garrett Fuller -

    Vynt said:

    When I read the OPs mention of LFG, I took it another way. I was thinking it referred to more of a way to show you are lfg or that your group is lfm, kind of like every other game has lol. It would be nice to be able to do a search and see what levels are lfg, then message them if they want a group.

    Like how it is in EQ1 or even ffxiv (not the instant dungeon one, but just the group forming one). I know it is nice in EQ when I'm playing on a progression server and just have /lfg on, doing my own thing until I get a tell for a group. I was always surprised WoW never had something like that (that I remember).

    There was a mod that was sort of a group finder, but being a mod it didn't get very wide spread use... as for the FFXIV style Party Finder, it's almost as bad as a straight up instant dungeon finder; i.e. people click a UI to join, maybe say 'hello', party is queued and everyone teleports in, first wipe (or even non-speed kill) and it's 'you all suck', party disbands, repeat...

    An LFG flag could work, but I think I'd still prefer Vanilla the way it was, worts and all, with any 'improvements' made after launch.
  • World of Warcraft Classic – Quality of Life - Garrett Fuller -

    A BIG NO! to LFG... While I don't have very fond memories of repeatedly yelling 'LF2M TANK/DPS for WC', the difficultly of grouping made dungeon runs something a bit more special (i.e. than speed runs for XP)… it made people NEED to talk to each other, and actually work together... it also made guilds, friends, and just generally being a good person in game much more beneficial.
  • UPDATE: Belgian Minister Wants EU Ban on Loot Boxes, Speaks Before Committee Ruling

    That didn't take long... also glad to see some common sense finally being applied.

    I'd be surprised if this resulted in an outright ban though, more likely loot boxes will just be heavily regulated (age restrictions, disclosure of odds, extra taxes, etc.), which for any game aiming at the mass market may as well be a ban.

    PS. Never thought I'd say this, but thanks EA.
  • Embattled Star Wars: Battlefront II Microtransaction System Taken Offline - News

    Lol, I wonder how long until they turn them back on... my guess would be right around the time the refund period expires.

    Also short of totally overhauling the system I don't think it's going to make much difference, P2W or not, random upgrades are a s**t system that never should have been implimented in the first place.