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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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Petition rapidly growing for EA to lose Star Wars license passes 110k signers. 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.

  • "If we don't do that, then the game will never be finished." Port response to funding questions

    SEANMCAD said:
    its a side note about crowdfunding in general, my apologies will you forgive me?

    to your point however, I have to ask you, would YOU expect a developer who is not responsible with money, projects and time management to make a good game in the first place?
    I have my doubts about this developer's ability to manage their funds with any sort of business sense, but that does not make it so.  The game is unremarkable, even the RMT is boring but it does keep people playing.  I expect from this developer what I'd expect from any developer - to show a little respect to its backers and deliver on promises made that were made to get the funds needed to create the game.  They were supposed to launch the game many times already but they just stay in Early Access to keep funding flowing from the same group always.  I think everyone should EXPECT them to do their job that they were paid to do and finish the game AND publish the game since there are THREE publishers+ Steam.  What I do not expect is to be told that if I want to see the game finish and launch I have to give more money.  This is a buy once to play game.