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  • SC makes PC Gamers worst micro transactions list

    Check out this $14,000.00 digital bundle that includes a lock of Lord British hair.  SC has nothing on SotA when it comes to useless microtransactions.
    YukmarcQuizar1973
  • UPDATED: Free Trial to Possibly Become a Permanent Fixture Starting Dec 20th - Shroud of the Avatar



    Darkstarr made an announcement that the game is going to be freemium now.  https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/visitor-system-aka-free-trial-updates.105876/#post-915406

    They've been moderating and locking threads that say they're going F2P and they're pushing hard for people to call it freemium and not F2P.   It's more F2P than freemium though unless they are planning to create a microtransaction store for game services purchased on the fly.



    He said you could call it that through some definitions. They based their model of WoW, so if you call WoW freemium then you could theoretically call SotA freemium.

    "Well yes you could use some definitions of “freemium” to conclude that our limited free trial being available at almost all times makes us a type of freemium game. For us to truly be considered free to play though, all the above limits would need to be accessible after some amount of playtime but unlocked “quickly” through purchase.

    It is worth noting that we modeled our free trial limits after World of Warcraft Starter Edition and we are not sure anyone refers to them as free to play nor even freemium."


    They rename stuff all the time, it's a little game they play with their players.  Like how they don't use alpha or beta to describe the state of development because that's too old school and how when they talk about commercial launch is doesn't count as official if the word launch doesn't start with a capital letter L.  This is the same thing, they're just messing around with their players.

    F2P and Freemium.  Everyone knows what that is and it's what Portalarium is doing with their game based on what Darkstarr said.  They are giving access to the game without having to pay, that's called Free-to-Play.  But they are also putting content behind microtransactions, that's called Freemium.

    If it walks like a dog and it smells like a dog and it barks like a dog, it's a dog.  In case you were wondering, the dog is a metaphor for SotA going Free-to-Play.
    Silverfootxyzercrime
  • UPDATED: Free Trial to Possibly Become a Permanent Fixture Starting Dec 20th - Shroud of the Avatar

    Darkstarr made an announcement that the game is going to be freemium now.  https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/visitor-system-aka-free-trial-updates.105876/#post-915406

    They've been moderating and locking threads that say they're going F2P and they're pushing hard for people to call it freemium and not F2P.   It's more F2P than freemium though unless they are planning to create a microtransaction store for game services purchased on the fly.
    Ice-QueenSilverfoot
  • UPDATED: Free Trial to Possibly Become a Permanent Fixture Starting Dec 20th - Shroud of the Avatar


    Folks will rant about there add-on store or telethons, but the reality is anything in those stores can be made/attained in game and none of them are needed to play.

    The reality is that everything in the add-on store can only be obtained in the add-on store or from a RMT reseller.  Even the COTO merchants in game that sell similar in appearance items, they aren't the same things.  Anything purchased with COTO can be looted.

    Sometimes, a series of items in the store will have a beaten up weathered looking drab boring piece put into the crafting system ... but don't expect it to be in game while those items are hot in the store.  Craftable knockoff versions of anything in the store, if it's even put in game, comes way after it's entry to the add-on store.

    Also, point of fact.  Attained in game does not equal earned in game.  Nothing is earned in game.  Either you buy it from the add-on store or obtain it from a reseller (for gold or paypal cash).  Nothing can be earned in game - you can't earn property deeds, you can't even win one unless you pump millions of gold into the lottery - it's worse that loot crates.
    Ice-QueenGdemami
  • Petition rapidly growing for EA to lose Star Wars license passes 110k signers.

    change.org is a good gauge for other politicians to look at and see if it's a cause worthy of their time.  I'm glad to see people getting organized against predatory game mechanics.

    DauzqulTorval